Amos 5:6

5:6 fire. See note 1:4.

house of Joseph. Ephraim and Manasseh, the tribes descending from Joseph (Gen. 48:15 note), whose tribal areas contained Bethel (Ephraim) and Gilgal (Manasseh). These northern sanctuaries would be destroyed. Beersheba, in the south, would escape the fire of judgment that swept through the northern kingdom.

none to quench it. The Lord’s judgment fire cannot be extinguished (Is. 1:31; Jer. 4:4; Matt. 3:12).