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Amos 3:5

Can a bird fall in a snare upon the earth, where no trap is for it? shall one take up a snare from the earth, having taken nothing at all?
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Cyril of Alexandria

AD 444
In this case the verse probably refers by sparrows to people given to conceit, with arrogant and self-important ideas, who cannot bear to accommodate themselves to the lowly; they are lovers of earthly things caught in snares, seeking only what is fleshly and opulent. God this time compares Himself to a hunter and a snare, bringing down to earth the haughty, and striking, as it were, and catching for punishment those whose minds are fixed solely on the earth. ...

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Somewhat? When the prophet speaks, has he no reason? God shows that he has sent him, by inflicting the punishments which he denounces.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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