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The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, [1917], at

Amos Chapter 3

Amos 3:1

amo 3:1

whole family

The language here, and the expression "house of Jacob," (Amo 3:13) evidently gives the prophecy a wider application than to "Israel," the ten-tribe northern kingdom, though the judgment was, in the event, executed first upon the northern kingdom. (Kg2 17:18-23).

Amos 3:2

amo 3:2


It is noteworthy that Jehovah's controversy with the Gentile cities which hated Israel is brief: "I will send a fire." But Israel had been brought into the place of privilege and so of responsibility, and the Lord's indictment is detailed and unsparing.

Compare (Mat 11:23); (Luk 12:47); (Luk 12:48).

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