Amos 2

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German: Elberfelder (1905)         

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1 So spricht Jehova: Wegen drei Freveltaten von Moab und wegen vier werde ich es nicht rückgängig machen: Weil es die Gebeine des Königs von Edom zu Kalk verbrannt hat,

2 so werde ich ein Feuer senden nach Moab, und es wird die Paläste von Kerijoth verzehren; und Moab wird sterben im Getümmel, unter Kriegsgeschrei, unter Posaunenschall;

3 und ich werde den Richter ausrotten aus seiner Mitte und alle seine Fürsten mit ihm umbringen, spricht Jehova.

4 So spricht Jehova: Wegen drei Freveltaten von Juda und wegen vier werde ich es nicht rückgängig machen: Weil sie das Gesetz Jehovas verworfen und seine Satzungen nicht bewahrt haben, und ihre Lügen sie verführten, denen ihre Väter nachgewandelt sind,

5 so werde ich ein Feuer senden nach Juda, und es wird die Paläste Jerusalems verzehren.

6 So spricht Jehova: Wegen drei Freveltaten von Israel und wegen vier werde ich es nicht rückgängig machen: Weil sie den Gerechten für Geld und den Dürftigen um ein Paar Schuhe verkaufen;

7 sie, welche danach lechzen, den Staub der Erde auf dem Haupte der Armen zu sehen, und den Weg der Sanftmütigen krümmen; und ein Mann und sein Vater gehen zu derselben Dirne, um meinen heiligen Namen zu entweihen;

8 und neben jedem Altare strecken sie sich hin auf gepfändeten Oberkleidern, und im Hause ihres Gottes trinken sie Wein von Strafgeldern.

9 Und doch habe ich den Amoriter vor ihnen vertilgt, dessen Höhe wie die Höhe der Zedern war, und er war stark wie die Eichen; und ich habe seine Frucht vertilgt von oben und seine Wurzeln von unten.

10 Und doch habe ich euch aus dem Lande Ägypten heraufgeführt und euch vierzig Jahre in der Wüste geleitet, damit ihr das Land des Amoriters in Besitz nähmet.

11 Und ich habe Propheten erweckt aus euren Söhnen und Nasiräer aus euren Jünglingen. Ja, ist es nicht also, ihr Kinder Israel? spricht Jehova.

12 Aber ihr habt den Nasiräern Wein zu trinken gegeben, und den Propheten geboten und gesagt: Ihr sollt nicht weissagen! -

13 Siehe, ich werde euch niederdrücken, wie der Wagen drückt, der voll Garben ist.

14 Und dem Schnellen wird die Flucht entschwinden; und der Starke wird seine Kraft nicht befestigen, und der Held sein Leben nicht erretten;

15 und der den Bogen führt, wird nicht standhalten; und der Schnellfüßige wird nicht entrinnen, und der auf dem Rosse reitet sein Leben nicht erretten;

16 und der Beherzteste unter den Helden wird nackt entfliehen an jenem Tage, spricht Jehova.

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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:

der Propheten und der Psalmen Davids 202

Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 348, 1857, 3881, 6306, 6377, 9489, 10303

Apocalypse Revealed 316

Die Lehre vom Herrn 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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