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Amos 2:6

Overview - Amos 2
God's judgments upon Moab,
upon Judah,
and upon Israel.
God complains of their ingratitude.
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Amos 2:6  (King James Version)
Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes;
 


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 2 Kings 17:7-18 ; 18:12 Ezekiel 23:5-9 ; Hosea 4:1 Hosea 4:2 Hosea 4:11-14 ; 7:7-10 8:4-6
Hosea 13:2 Hosea 13:3 ; Micah 6:10-16

because
Amos 5:11 Amos 5:12 8:4-6 Isaiah 5:22 Isaiah 5:23 ; 29:21 Joel 3:3 Joel 3:6 ; Micah 3:2 Micah 3:3
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