4 For to you, I will pray. In the morning, Lord, you will hear my voice.
5 In the morning, I will stand before you, and I will see. For you are not a God who wills iniquity.
6 And the malicious will not dwell close to you, nor will the unjust endure before your eyes.
7 You hate all who work iniquity. You will destroy all who speak a lie. The bloody and deceitful man, the Lord will abominate.
8 But I am in the multitude of your mercy. I will enter your house. I will show adoration toward your holy temple, in your fear.
Amos 3:1-8; 4:11-12
1 Listen to the word which the Lord has spoken about you, sons of Israel, concerning the whole family that I led out of the land of Egypt, saying:
2 I have known only you in such a way, out of all the families of the earth. For this reason, I will visit upon you all your iniquities.
3 Will two walk together, unless they have agreed to do so?
4 Will a lion roar in the forest, unless he has prey? Will the lion's young cry out from his den, unless he has taken something?
5 Will a bird fall into a snare on the ground, if there is no bird-catcher? Will a snare be taken away from the ground, before it has caught something?
6 Will the trumpet sound in a city, and the people not become frightened? Will there be disaster in a city, which the Lord has not done?
7 For the Lord God does not fulfill his word, unless he has revealed his secret to his servants the prophets.
8 The lion will roar, who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken, who will not prophesy?
11 I overturned you, just as God overturned Sodom and Gomorrah, and you became like an ember seized from the fire. And you did not return to me, says the Lord.
12 Because of this, I will do these things to you, Israel. But after I have done these things to you, Israel, be prepared to meet your God.
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