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The language here, and the expression "house of Jacob," Amos 3:13 evidently gives the prophecy a wider application than to "Israel," the ten-tribe northern kingdom, though the judgment was, in the event, executed first upon the northern kingdom. 2 Kings 17:18-23.
It is noteworthy that Jehovah's controversy with the Gentile cities which hated Israel is brief: "I will send a fire." But Israel had been brought into the place of privilege and so of responsibility, and the Lord's indictment is detailed and unsparing. Cf. Matthew 11:23; Luke 12:47; Luke 12:48.
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Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Amos 3". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". https://studylight.org/
the Week of Proper 22 / Ordinary 27