Amos 4:9

4:9 blight and mildew. The Lord had threatened these in the covenant law (Deut. 28:22; cf. Hag. 2:17).

locust. The Hebrew word for this destructive insect probably derives from the verb meaning “to cut” (cf. Joel 1:4; 2:25). Ironically, the punishment described here is just what the Lord had inflicted on Egypt (Ps. 105:34–35), whose Pharaoh rebelled against God. Rebellious Israel has received the same punishment, and like Pharaoh has not repented.