Amos 3:8
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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
Commentary
Wesley'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.

Amos 3:8 Parallel Commentaries

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Whether 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 [3663](A[3]). Therefore
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether a Good Life is Requisite for Prophecy?
Objection 1: It would seem that a good life is requisite for prophecy. For it is written (Wis. 7:27) that the wisdom of God "through nations conveyeth herself into holy souls," and "maketh the friends of God, and prophets." Now there can be no holiness without a good life and sanctifying grace. Therefore prophecy cannot be without a good life and sanctifying grace. Objection 2: Further, secrets are not revealed save to a friend, according to Jn. 15:15, "But I have called you friends, because all
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether the Supreme Good, God, is the Cause of Evil?
Objection 1: It would seem that the supreme good, God, is the cause of evil. For it is said (Is. 45:5, 7): "I am the Lord, and there is no other God, forming the light, and creating darkness, making peace, and creating evil." And Amos 3:6, "Shall there be evil in a city, which the Lord hath not done?" Objection 2: Further, the effect of the secondary cause is reduced to the first cause. But good is the cause of evil, as was said above [431](A[1]). Therefore, since God is the cause of every good,
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

The Carcass and the Eagles
'Woe to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust in the mountain of Samaria, which are named chief of the nations, to whom the house of Israel came! 2. Pass ye unto Calneh, and see; and from thence go ye to Hamath the great; then go down to Gath of the Philistines: be they better than these kingdoms? or their border greater than your border? 3. Ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near; 4. That lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Acts 4:20
We cannot stop telling about everything we have seen and heard."

Isaiah 31:4
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.

Jeremiah 20:9
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!

Ezekiel 29:21
"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."

Amos 1:2
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."

Jonah 1:1
The LORD gave this message to Jonah son of Amittai:

Jonah 3:1
Then the LORD spoke to Jonah a second time:

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