(a) The Prophet threatens the wealthy, who did not regard God's plagues, nor threatenings by his Prophets.
(b) These two cities were famous from their first inhabitants the Canaanites: and seeing that before they did not avail those that were born here, why should you think that they should save you who were brought in to dwell in other men's possessions?
(c) If God has destroyed these excellent cities in three different kingdoms, that is Babylon, Syria, and that of the Philistines, and has narrowed their wide borders more than yours yet are, do you think that you are better, or that you will escape?
(d) You that continue still in your wickedness, and think that God's plagues are not at hand, but give yourselves to all idleness, lustfulness, and disorder.
(e) As he caused different types of instruments to be made to serve God's glory, so these did strive to invent as many to serve their unrestrained affections and lusts.
(f) They did not pity their brethren, of which many were now slain and carried away captive.
(g) Some read "the sorrow of them that stretched themselves is at hand".
(h) Read (Jeremiah 51:14).
(i) That is, the riches and pomp.
(k) The destruction will be so great, that almost none will be left to bury the dead: and therefore they will burn them at home, to carry out the burnt ashes with more ease.
(l) That is, to some neighbour that dwells near by.
(m) They will be so astonished at this destruction, that they will not boast any more of the name of God, and that they are his people: but they will be silent when they hear God's name, and abhor it, as those that are desperate, or reprobate.
(n) He compares them to barren rocks, upon which it is in vain to bestow labour: showing that God's benefits can have no place among them.
(o) Read (Amos 5:7).
(p) That is, power and glory.
(q) From one corner of the country to another.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Amos 6". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://beta.studylight.org/
the Week of Proper 21 / Ordinary 26