Listen to this word that I take up for a lamentation over you, O house of Israel. Bible

“a lamentation.” A lamentation is an expression of sorrow and mourning, usually for someone who has died, and it is often expressed in poetry, as we see here in the Hebrew text of Amos. God’s beloved children, the nation of Israel, has abandoned Him and will suffer destruction, and He is broken-hearted about it, but the people have chosen to reject Him and there are consequences for that.

Commentary for: Amos 5:1