阿摩司書 2

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1 耶和華如此摩押次地犯罪,我必不免去他的刑罰;因為他將以東的骸焚燒成灰。

2 我卻要降摩押,燒滅加略的宮殿摩押必在鬨嚷吶喊吹角之中亡。

3 我必剪除摩押中的審判者,將其中的一切首領和他一同戮。這是耶和華的。

4 耶和華如此猶大次地犯罪,我必不免去他們的刑罰;因為他們厭棄耶和華的訓誨,不遵守他的律例。他們列祖所隨從虛假的偶像使他們走迷了。

5 我卻要降猶大,燒滅耶路撒冷宮殿

6 耶和華如此以色列人次地犯罪,我必不免去他們的刑罰;因他們為人,為一雙鞋了窮人。

7 他們見窮上所蒙的灰也都垂涎,阻礙謙卑道路。父子同一個女子行淫,褻瀆我的名。

8 他們在各旁鋪人所當的衣服,臥在其上,又在他們的廟中受罰之人的酒。

9 我從以色列人面前除滅亞摩利人。他雖大如香柏樹,堅固如橡樹,我卻上滅他的果子,絕他的本。

10 我也將你們從埃及地領上來,在曠野引導你們四十年,使你們得亞摩利人之地為業。

11 我從你們子弟中興起先知,又從你們少年人中興起拿細耳人。以色列人哪,不是這樣麼?這是耶和華的。

12 你們卻給拿細耳人酒喝,囑咐先知:不要預言

13 看哪,在你們所住之地,我必壓你們,如同裝滿禾捆的車壓物一樣。

14 快跑的不能逃脫;有力的不能用力;剛勇的也不能自救。

15 的不能站立;腿快的不能逃脫;的也不能自救。

16 到那日,勇士中最有膽量的,必赤身逃跑。這是耶和華的。

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   Study the Inner Meaning
Chapter summary

Exploring the Meaning of Amos 2      

By Helen Kennedy

In this chapter, the Lord tells how people in Moab, Judah and Israel will be punished because they're continuing in their evils. Starting in verse 9, He shows that He has the strength to punish them, because He’s already overcome the Amorites, who symbolize evil in general (Secrets of Heaven 6306).

From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 202


Other references to this chapter:

天堂的奥秘 348, 1857, 3881, 6306, 6377, 9489, 10303

Apocalypse Revealed 316

Doctrine of the Lord 4


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 315, 355, 357, 376, 532, 633, 783

Scriptural Confirmations 9, 75

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:



Hop to Similar Bible Verses

出埃及記 22:25, 26

利未記 18:21

民數記 6:2, 3, 13:32, 32:13

如申命记 2:7, 8:2, 9:1, 2

約書亞記 24:8

士師記 13:7

撒母耳記上 3:20

列王纪下 26, 17:19, 25:9

历代志下 14

約伯記 18:16

詩篇 33:16

传道书 9:11

以賽亞書 3:14, 15, 5:24, 10:1, 2, 15:1, 30:10

耶利米書 2:6, 16:19, 17:27, 39:8, 48:1

以西結書 25:8

何西阿書 8:14, 12:3

阿摩司書 1:4, 14, 3:1, 4:1, 5:11, 7:13, 8:4, 6, 9:1

彌迦書 2:6

西番雅書 8

撒迦利亞書 11:5

Word/Phrase Explanations

耶和華
The Lord, in the simplest terms, is love itself expressed as wisdom itself. In philosophic terms, love is the Lord's substance and wisdom is His...


As with many common verbs, the meaning of “to say” in the Bible is highly dependent on context. Who is speaking? Who is hearing? What...

摩押
'Moab,' in a positive sense, signifies people who are in natural good, and allow themselves to be easily seduced, but in an opposite sense, it...


The Writings talk about many aspects of life using the philosophical terms "end," "cause" and "effect." The "end" is someone’s goal or purpose, the ultimate...


The number "four" in the Bible represents things being linked together or joined. This is partly because four is two times two, and two represents...

犯罪
In the Word three terms are used to mean bad things that are done. These three are transgression, iniquity, and sin, and they are here...

以東
'Edom' or 'Idumea,' as in Isaiah 34:5, signifies those who are in evil and in falsities thence derived.


The human mind is composed of two parts, a will and an understanding, a seat of loves and affections, and a seat of wisdom and...


Bones are strong and supportive, providing a framework for our bodies and making motion and action possible. They are also the least "alive" part of...


Just as natural fire can be both comforting in keeping you warm or scary in burning down your house, so fire in the spiritual sense...

宮殿
'A palace,' as in Psalm 144:12, represents the understanding in which truths have a beautiful form. They have a beautiful form when they are from...


Dead (Gen. 23:8) signifies night, in respect to the goodnesses and truths of faith.


'To slay a man to his wounding,' means extinguishing faith, and 'to slay a young man to his hurt,' signifies extinguishing charity, as in Genesis...

猶大
City of Judah,' as in Isaiah 40:9, signifies the doctrine of love towards the Lord and love towards our neighbor in its whole extent.

耶路撒冷
Jerusalem first comes to or attention in II Samuel, chapter 5 where King David takes it from the Jebusites and makes it his capital. In...

以色列
'Israel,' in Jeremiah 23:8, signifies the spiritual natural church. The children of Israel dispersed all the literal sense of the Word by falsities. 'The children...


'Silver,' in the internal sense of the Word, signifies truth, but also falsity. 'Silver' means the truth of faith, or the truth acquired from selfhood,...


'To sell,' as in Genesis 41:56, means transferring to another as their own, because what is sold becomes the property of the one who buys...


The word "righteous" has taken on a bit of negative shading in modern language. That may be because we hear it most often as part...


The relationship between men and women is deep and nuanced, and one entire book of the Writings – Conjugial Love or Love in Marriage –...


The head is the part of us that is highest, which means in a representative sense that it is what is closest to the Lord....

謙卑
The word "meek" is used just a handful of times in the Bible, but it is attributed several times to the Lord and is used...


These days we tend to think of "roads" as smooth swaths of pavement, and judge them by how fast we can drive cars on them....


'Sanctuary' signifies the truth of heaven and the church. 'Sanctuary,' as in Ezekiel 24:21, signifies the Word.


The first altar mentioned in the Word was built by Noah after he came out of the ark. On that altar, he sacrificed clean animals...

衣服
It is said, in Deuteronomy 22:11, "Thou shalt not wear a garment of diverse sorts; as of woolen and linen together…”. This means that the...


The Lord is love itself, expressed in the form of wisdom itself. Love, then, is His essence, His inmost. Wisdom - the loving understanding of...


To be drunken without wine (Isa. 29:9), are they who are unconcerned about the Word, and the truths of faith, and thus have no inclination...


'Height' signifies what is inward, and also heaven.


Generally speaking things that are seen as lower physically in the Bible represent things that are lower or more external spiritually. In some cases this...


'A root,' as in Malachi 4:1, signifies charity. The dried up root,' as in Hosea 9:16, 17, signifies charity which could not bear fruit.

埃及
'Mizraim' signifies the same thing as Egypt.

四十
'Forty' means completeness because 'four' means what is complete, as does 'ten.' Forty is the product of four and ten. Compound numbers have a meaning...

預言
The idea of a "prophet" is very closely tied to the idea of the Bible itself, since the Bible was largely written by prophets. At...


A bow signifies falsity of doctrine destroying truth, and spear, the falsity of evil de­stroying good. (Jer. 6:23.)

站立
'To stand,' and 'come forth' as in Daniel 7:10, refers to truth. In Genesis 24:13, it signifies a state of conjunction of divine truth with...


'To ride' signifies being elevated regarding the intellectual part of the mind. To ride upon a cherub,' as in Psalm 18:9, 10, denotes the Lord’s...


'A horse' signifies knowledges or understanding of the Word. In an opposite sense it signifies the understanding of the Word falsified by reasonings, and likewise...

逃跑
Flight, as in Matthew 14:20, signifies removal from a state of the good of love and innocence. Flight, as in Mark 8:18, signifies the last...


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