Amos 5:15

5:15 justice in the gate. See note on v. 10.

remnant of Joseph. The northern kingdom of Israel was dominated by the tribe of Ephraim, descendants of one of Joseph’s sons (Deut. 33:17 note). Though Israel was relatively prosperous and strong, the phrase anticipates the future, after God’s judgment, when He would graciously restore a remnant of the people.