Verse 27. "Will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus" - That is, into Assyria, the way to which, from Judea, was by Damascus.
But St. Stephen says, Acts vii. 43, beyond Babylon; because the Holy Spirit that was in him chose to extend the meaning of the original text to that great and final captivity of the Jews in general, when Zedekiah, their last king, and the people of Judea, were carried into Mesopotamia, Armenia, and Media; see 2 Kings xvii. 7, 24. This captivity happened after the time of Amos.