Amos 2

Study the Inner Meaning

French: Louis Segond (1910)         

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1 Ainsi parle l'Eternel: A cause de trois crimes de Moab, Même de quatre, je ne révoque pas mon arrêt, Parce qu'il a brûlé, calciné les os du roi d'Edom.

2 J'enverrai le feu dans Moab, Et il dévorera les palais de Kerijoth; Et Moab périra au milieu du tumulte, Au milieu des cris de guerre et du bruit de la trompette.

3 J'exterminerai de son sein le juge, Et je tuerai tous ses chefs avec lui, dit l'Eternel.

4 Ainsi parle l'Eternel: A cause de trois crimes de Juda, Même de quatre, je ne révoque pas mon arrêt, Parce qu'ils ont méprisé la loi de l'Eternel Et qu'ils n'ont pas gardé ses ordonnances, Parce qu'ils ont été égarés par les idoles mensongères Après lesquelles leurs pères ont marché.

5 J'enverrai le feu dans Juda, Et il dévorera les palais de Jérusalem.

6 Ainsi parle l'Eternel: A cause de trois crimes d'Israël, Même de quatre, je ne révoque pas mon arrêt, Parce qu'ils ont vendu le juste pour de l'argent, Et le pauvre pour une paire de souliers.

7 Ils aspirent à voir la poussière de la terre sur la tête des misérables, Et ils violent le droit des malheureux. Le fils et le père vont vers la même fille, Afin de profaner mon saint nom.

8 Ils s'étendent près de chaque autel sur des vêtements pris en gage, Et ils boivent dans la maison de leurs dieux le vin de ceux qu'ils condamnent.

9 Et pourtant j'ai détruit devant eux les Amoréens, Dont la hauteur égalait celle des cèdres, Et la force celle des chênes; J'ai détruit leurs fruits en haut, Et leurs racines en bas.

10 Et pourtant je vous ai fait monter du pays d'Egypte, Et je vous ai conduits quarante ans dans le désert, Pour vous mettre en possession du pays des Amoréens.

11 J'ai suscité parmi vos fils des prophètes, Et parmi vos jeunes hommes des nazaréens. N'en est-il pas ainsi, enfants d'Israël? dit l'Eternel...

12 Et vous avez fait boire du vin aux nazaréens! Et aux prophètes vous avez donné cet ordre: Ne prophétisez pas!

13 Voici, je vous écraserai, Comme foule la terre un chariot chargé de gerbes.

14 Celui qui est agile ne pourra fuir, Celui qui a de la force ne pourra s'en servir, Et l'homme vaillant ne sauvera pas sa vie;

15 Celui qui manie l'arc ne résistera pas, Celui qui a les pieds légers n'échappera pas, Et le cavalier ne sauvera pas sa vie;

16 Le plus courageux des guerriers S'enfuira nu dans ce jour-là, dit l'Eternel.

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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:

Arcanes Célestes 348, 1857, 3881, 6306, 6377, 9489, 10303

L’Apocalypse Révélée 316

Doctrine de a Nouvelle Jérusalem sur Le Seigneur 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:



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l'eternel
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...

trois
'Thirteen,' between twelve and fourteen, denotes the intermediate state. 'Thirteen,' as the sum of ten and three, denotes remains.

roi
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...

Moab
'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...

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

feu
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trompette
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chefs
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dit
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Juda
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.

méprisé
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après
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jérusalem
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d'israël
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l'argent
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argent
'Money' relates to truth.

terre
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père
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nom
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maison
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vin
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racines
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bas
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Egypte
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quarante
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désert
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prophètes
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jour
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