she'rit "remains, left-overs
or remnant" in Amos after God's punishment: of enemies 1:8;
9:12 or of Israel 5:15.
There is little in Amos to suggest the notion of a righteous or saving remnant
such as may develop later in Isaiah's thought. In Amos the word seems to focus
on how few are those left "just the crumbs".