Amos 3:2
Good News Translation
"Of all the nations on earth, you are the only one I have known and cared for. That is what makes your sins so terrible, and that is why I must punish you for them."

Contemporary English Version
Of all nations on earth, you are the only one I have chosen. That's why I will punish you because of your sins.

Douay-Rheims Bible
You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore will I visit upon you all your iniquities.

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You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore will I visit upon you all your iniquities.

only.

Exodus 19:5,6 If therefore you will hear my voice, and keep my covenant, you shall be my peculiar possession above all people: for all the earth is mine. . . .

Deuteronomy 7:6 Because thou art a holy people to the Lord thy God. The Lord thy God hath chosen thee, to be his peculiar people of all peoples that are upon the earth.

Deuteronomy 10:15 And yet the Lord hath been closely joined to thy fathers, and loved them and chose their seed after them, that is to say, you, out of all nations, as this day it is proved.

Deuteronomy 26:18 And the Lord hath chosen thee this day, to be his peculiar people, as he hath spoken to thee, and to keep all his commandments:

Deuteronomy 32:9 But the Lord's portion is his people: Jacob the lot of his inheritance.

Psalm 147:19 Who declareth his word to Jacob: his justices and his judgments to Israel.

Isaiah 63:19 We are become as in the beginning, when thou didst not rule over us, and when we were not called by thy name.

all.

Genesis 10:32 These are the families of Noe, according to their people and nations. By these were the nations divided on the earth after the flood.

Jeremiah 1:15 For behold I will call together all the families of the kingdoms of the north, saith the Lord: and they shall come, and shall set every one his throne in the entrance of the gates of Jerusalem, and upon all the walls thereof round about, and upon all the cities of Juda.

Jeremiah 10:25 Pour out thy indignation upon the nations that have not known thee, and upon the provinces that have not called upon thy name: because they have eaten up Jacob, and devoured him, and consumed him, and have destroyed his glory.

Nahum 3:4 Because of the multitude of the fornications of the harlot that was beautiful and agreeable, and that made use of witchcraft, that sold nations through her fornications, and families through her witchcrafts.

Zechariah 14:17,18 And it shall come to pass, that he that shall not go up of the families of the land to Jerusalem, to adore the King, the Lord of hosts, there shall be no rain upon them. . . .

Acts 17:26 And hath made of one, all mankind, to dwell upon the whole face of the earth, determining appointed times and the limits of their habitation.

therefore.

Ezekiel 9:6 Utterly destroy old and young, maidens, children and women: but upon whomsoever you shall see Thau, kill him not, and begin ye at my sanctuary. So they began at the ancient men who were before the house.

Ezekiel 20:36-38 As I pleaded against your fathers in the desert of the land of Egypt; even so will I judge you, saith the Lord God. . . .

Daniel 9:12 And he hath confirmed his words which he spoke against us, and against our princes that judged us, that he would bring in upon us a great evil, such as never was under all the heaven, according to that which hath been done in Jerusalem.

Matthew 11:20-24 Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein were done the most of his miracles, for that they had not done penance. . . .

Luke 12:47,48 And that servant, who knew the will of his lord and prepared not himself and did not according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. . . .

Romans 2:9 Tribulation and anguish upon every soul of man that worketh evil: of the Jew first, and also of the Greek.

1 Peter 4:17 For the time is, that judgment should begin at the house of God. And if at first at us, what shall be the end of them that believe not the gospel of God?

punish.

Jeremiah 9:25 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, and I will visit upon every one that hath the foreskin circumcised.

Jeremiah 11:22 Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts: Behold I will visit upon them: their young men shall die by the sword, their sons and their daughters shall die by famine.

Jeremiah 13:21 What wilt thou say when he shall visit thee? for thou hast taught them against thee, and instructed them against thy own head: shall not sorrows lay hold on thee, as a woman in labour?

Hosea 2:13 And I will visit upon her the days of Baalim, to whom she burnt incense, and decked herself out with her earrings, and with her jewels, and went after her lovers, and forgot me, saith the Lord.

Hosea 8:13 They shall offer victims, they shall sacrifice flesh, and shall eat it, and the Lord will not receive them: now will he remember their iniquity, and will visit their sins: they shall return to Egypt.

Hosea 9:9 They have sinned deeply, as in the days of Gabaa: he will remember their iniquity, and will visit their sin.

Context
Witnesses Against Israel
1Hear the word that the Lord hath spoken concerning you, O ye children of Israel: concerning the whole family that I brought up out of the land of Egypt, saying: 2You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore will I visit upon you all your iniquities.3Shall two walk together except they be agreed?…
Cross References
Romans 2:9
Tribulation and anguish upon every soul of man that worketh evil: of the Jew first, and also of the Greek.

1 Corinthians 8:3
But if any man love God, the same is known by him.

1 Peter 4:17
For the time is, that judgment should begin at the house of God. And if at first at us, what shall be the end of them that believe not the gospel of God?

Genesis 18:19
For I know that he will command his children, and his household after him, to keep the way of the Lord, and do judgment and justice: that for Abraham's sake, the Lord may bring to effect all the things he hath spoken unto him.

Exodus 19:5
If therefore you will hear my voice, and keep my covenant, you shall be my peculiar possession above all people: for all the earth is mine.

Exodus 19:6
And you shall be to me a priestly kingdom, and a holy nation. These are the words thou shalt speak to the children of Israel.

Deuteronomy 4:32
Ask of the days of old, that have been before thy time from the day that God created man upon the earth, from one end of heaven to the other end thereof, if ever there was done the like thing, or it hath been known at any time,

Deuteronomy 7:6
Because thou art a holy people to the Lord thy God. The Lord thy God hath chosen thee, to be his peculiar people of all peoples that are upon the earth.

Jeremiah 14:10
Thus saith the Lord to this people, that have loved to move their feet, and have not rested, and have not pleased the Lord: He will now remember their iniquities, and visit their sins.

Ezekiel 5:9
And I will do in thee that which I have not done: and the like to which I will do no more, because of all thy abominations.

Ezekiel 9:6
Utterly destroy old and young, maidens, children and women: but upon whomsoever you shall see Thau, kill him not, and begin ye at my sanctuary. So they began at the ancient men who were before the house.

Ezekiel 20:36
As I pleaded against your fathers in the desert of the land of Egypt; even so will I judge you, saith the Lord God.

Daniel 9:12
And he hath confirmed his words which he spoke against us, and against our princes that judged us, that he would bring in upon us a great evil, such as never was under all the heaven, according to that which hath been done in Jerusalem.

Hosea 5:3
I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from me for now Ephraim hath committed fornication, Israel is defiled.

Amos 2:4
Thus saith the Lord: For three crimes of Juda, and for four I will not convert him: because he hath cast away the law of the Lord, and hath not kept his commandments: for their idols have caused them to err, after which their fathers have walked.

Amos 3:3
Shall two walk together except they be agreed?

Amos 6:1
Woe to you that are wealthy in Sion, and to you that have confidence in the mountain of Samaria: ye great men, heads of the people, that go in with state into the house of Israel.

Micah 2:3
And they have coveted fields, and taken them by violence, and houses they have forcibly taken away: and oppressed a man and his house, a man and his inheritance.

Additional Translations
“You only have I known from all the clans of the earth; therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.”You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.

You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will visit upon you all your iniquities.

You especially have I known out of all the families of the earth: therefore will I take vengeance upon you for all your sins.

You only have I known of all the families of the earth; therefore will I visit upon you all your iniquities.

You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will visit upon you all your iniquities.

You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.

"You only have I chosen of all the families of the earth. Therefore I will punish you for all of your sins."

Only you I have known of all families of the land, Therefore I charge on you all your iniquities.
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