Amos 3:2

You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Known, with love, (Haydock) and favoured with the law Above all, styling you my people, Exodus xix. 6., and Ezechiel xx. 5. (Calmet) Visit. That is, punish. (Challoner) I will treat you like my children, that I may spare you in eternity. (Calmet)


AD 420
The most merciful physician, cutting away the cancerous flesh, spares not in order to spare; he pities not in order to pity the more. For whom the Lord loves he chastens, and he scourges every son whom he receives.

John Chrysostom

AD 407
For this very cause God accuses the Israelites more vehemently, and shows that they were worthy of greater chastisement, because they sinned after so many honors had come to them from Him.

Richard Challoner

AD 1781
Visit upon: That is, punish.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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