New Living Translation
The lion has roared--so who isn't frightened? The Sovereign LORD has spoken--so who can refuse to proclaim his message?
King James Bible
The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?
Darby Bible Translation
The lion hath roared, who will not fear? The Lord Jehovah hath spoken, who can but prophesy?
World English Bible
The lion has roared. Who will not fear? The Lord Yahweh has spoken. Who can but prophesy?
Young's Literal Translation
A lion hath roared -- who doth not fear? The Lord Jehovah hath spoken -- who doth not prophesy?
Amos 3:8 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:8 Hath roared - As a lion roareth when near his prey: so God hath terribly threatened what is near to be done. Prophesy - Amos can not but speak what he had heard.
LibraryWhether by the Divine Revelation a Prophet Knows all that Can be Known Prophetically?
Objection 1: It would seem that by the Divine revelation a prophet knows all that can be known prophetically. For it is written (Amos 3:7): "The Lord God doth nothing without revealing His secret to His servants the prophets." Now whatever is revealed prophetically is something done by God. Therefore there is not one of them but what is revealed to the prophet. Objection 2: Further, "God's works are perfect" (Dt. 32:4). Now prophecy is a "Divine revelation," as stated above (A). Therefore …
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We cannot stop telling about everything we have seen and heard."
But this is what the LORD has told me: "When a strong young lion stands growling over a sheep it has killed, it is not frightened by the shouts and noise of a whole crowd of shepherds. In the same way, the LORD of Heaven's Armies will come down and fight on Mount Zion.
But if I say I'll never mention the LORD or speak in his name, his word burns in my heart like a fire. It's like a fire in my bones! I am worn out trying to hold it in! I can't do it!
"And the day will come when I will cause the ancient glory of Israel to revive, and then, Ezekiel, your words will be respected. Then they will know that I am the LORD."
This is what he saw and heard: "The LORD's voice will roar from Zion and thunder from Jerusalem! The lush pastures of the shepherds will dry up; the grass on Mount Carmel will wither and die."
The LORD gave this message to Jonah son of Amittai:
Then the LORD spoke to Jonah a second time:
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