* Thus saith.
Amos, says Abp. Newcome, first prophesies against the Syrians,
Philistines, Tyrians, Edomites, Ammonites, and Moabites, who
dwelt in the neighbourhood of the twelve tribes, and had
occasionally become their enemies and persecutors. Having
thus taught his countrymen that the providence of God extended
to other nations, he briefly mentions the idolatrous practices
and consequent destruction of Judah, and then passes on to his
proper subject, which was to exhort and reprove the kingdom of
Israel, and to denounce against it the Divine judgments.
* For three.
6:3-7 2Ki 17:7-18 18:12 Eze 23:5-9 Ho 4:1,2,11-14 7:7-10 8:4-6
Ho 13:2,3 Mic 6:10-16
5:11,12 8:4-6 Isa 5:22,23 29:21 Joe 3:3,6 Mic 3:2,3