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Passage: Amos 2:4-16

Amos 2:4-16 – Judgment on Judah and Israel

Summary

Amos announces God's judgment on both Judah and Israel, the southern and northern kingdoms.

Analysis

Amos announces that, "because they have rejected the law of the Lord, and have not kept his statutes" (2:4), God will judge Judah and Israel. Amos cites specific violations of Israel's law (2:6-8, 12). Amos also notes that in spite of the history of God's actions on the people's behalf (2:9-11), the people have turned from God and will be judged.