A M O S.
In this chapter we have, I. God contending with
Israel, by the judgments, but are reprieved, and the judgments
turned away at the prayer of Amos, ver. 1-6. 2. God's patience is at length worn
out by their obstinacy, and they are rejected, and sentenced to
utter ruin, ver. 7-9. II.
Israel contending with God, by the opposition given to his prophet.
1. Amaziah informs against Amos (ver. 10, 11) and does what he can to rid
the country of him as a public nuisance, ver. 12, 13. 2. Amos justifies himself in
what he did as a prophet (ver. 14,
15) and denounces the judgments of God against Amaziah
his prosecutor (ver. 16,
17); for, when the contest is between God and man, it is
easy to foresee, it is very easy to foretel, who will come off with
the worst of it.