In this chapter, the great ones, or the people of Israel, are threatened
with calamities for their oppression of the poor, \\#Am 4:1-3\\; and in an
ironic manner are reproved for their idolatry, \\#Am 4:4,5\\; then follows
an enumeration of several judgments that had been upon them, yet had had
no effect on them, to bring them to repentance, nor even mercies,
\\#Am 4:6-11\\; and notwithstanding all this, in a wonderful gracious
manner, they are called upon to prepare to meet their God, who is
described by his power, greatness, and goodness, \\#Am 4:12,13\\.