For thus says the Lord [a]God,

“The city which goes forth a thousand strong
Will have a (A)hundred left,
And the one which goes forth a hundred strong
Will have (B)ten left to the house of Israel.”

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 5:3 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord, and so throughout the ch

This is what the Sovereign Lord says to Israel:

“Your city that marches out a thousand strong
    will have only a hundred left;
your town that marches out a hundred strong
    will have only ten left.(A)

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