Amos 7

Study the Inner Meaning

Italian: Giovanni Diodati Bible (1649)         

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1 IL Signore Iddio mi fece vedere una cotal visione: Ecco, egli formava delle locuste, in sul principio dello spuntar del guaime; ed ecco del guaime, dopo le segature del re.

2 E come quelle finivano di mangiar l’erba della terra, io dissi: Deh! Signore Iddio, perdona; quale è Giacobbe, ch’egli possa risorgere? conciossiachè egli sia già tanto piccolo.

3 Il Signore si pentì di ciò. Questo non avverrà, disse il Signore.

4 Poi il Signore Iddio mi fece vedere una cotal visione: Ecco, il Signore bandiva di voler contendere col fuoco; e il fuoco consumò il grande abisso; consumò anche una parte del paese.

5 Ed io dissi: Deh! Signore Iddio, resta; quale è Giacobbe, ch’egli possa risorgere? conciossiachè egli sia già tanto piccolo.

6 Il Signore si pentì di ciò. Ancora questo non avverrà, disse il Signore.

7 Poi egli mi fece vedere una cotal visione: Ecco, il Signore stava sopra un muro, fatto all’archipenzolo; ed avea in mano un archipenzolo.

8 E il Signore mi disse: Che vedi, Amos? Ed io dissi: Un archipenzolo. E il Signore disse: Ecco, io pongo l’archipenzolo per mezzo il mio popolo Israele; io non glielo passerò più.

9 E gli alti luoghi d’Isacco saranno distrutti, e i santuarii d’Israele saranno deserti; ed io mi leverò con la spada contro alla casa di Geroboamo.

10 ALLORA Amasia, sacerdote di Betel, mandò a dire a Geroboamo, re d’Israele: Amos ha fatta congiura contro a te, in mezzo della casa d’Israele; il paese non potrà portare tutte le sue parole.

11 Perciocchè, così ha detto Amos: Geroboamo morrà per la spada, e Israele sarà del tutto menato in cattività d’in su la sua terra.

12 Poi Amasia disse ad Amos: Veggente, va’, fuggitene nel paese di Giuda; e quivi mangia del pane, e quivi profetizza.

13 E non profetizzar più in Betel; perciocchè è il santuario del re, ed una stanza reale.

14 Ma Amos rispose, e disse ad Amasia: Io non era profeta, nè figliuol di profeta; anzi era mandriale, e andava cogliendo de’ sicomori;

15 e il Signore mi prese di dietro alla greggia, e mi disse: Va’, profetizza al mio popolo Israele.

16 Ora dunque, ascolta la parola del Signore. Tu dici: Non profetizzar contro ad Israele, e non istillar sopra la casa d’Isacco.

17 Perciò, così ha detto il Signore: La tua moglie fornicherà nella città, e i tuoi figliuoli, e le tue figliuole caderanno per la spada; e la tua terra sarà spartita con la cordicella, e tu morrai in terra immonda, e Israele sarà del tutto menato in cattività, d’in su la sua terra.

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From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 207

Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 1453, 2832, 4281, 7571, 9854, 10441

References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 538, 543, 624

Coronis (An Appendix to True Christian Religion) 56

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:

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