Introduction to Amos Chapter 2

In this chapter the prophet foretells the calamities that should come upon the Moabites for their transgressions, Amos 2:1; and the destruction of Judah and Jerusalem for their iniquities, Amos 2:4; also the judgments of God that should come upon Israel the ten tribes for their sins, which sins are enumerated; their oppression of the poor, their lewdness and idolatry, Amos 2:6; and which are aggravated by the blessings of goodness bestowed upon them, both temporal and spiritual, Amos 2:9; wherefore they are threatened with ruin, which would be inevitable, notwithstanding their swiftness, strength, and courage, and their skill in shooting arrows, and riding horses, Amos 2:13.