Amós 6

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1 ¡Ay de los reposados en Sion, y de los confiados en el monte de Samaria, nombrados principales entre las mismas naciones, a cuales vendrán sobre ellos, oh casa de Israel!

2 Pasad a Calne, y mirad; y de allí id a la gran Hamat; descended luego a Gat de los palestinos; ved si son aquellos reinos mejores que estos reinos, si su término es mayor que vuestro término.

3 Los que dilatáis el día malo, y acercáis la silla de iniquidad;

4 los que duermen en camas de marfil, y se extienden sobre sus lechos; y comen los corderos del rebaño, y los becerros de en medio del engordadero;

5 los que gorjean al son de la flauta, e inventan instrumentos musicales, como David;

6 los que beben vino en tazones, y se ungen con los ungüentos más preciosos; y no se afligen por el quebrantamiento de José.

7 Por tanto, ahora pasarán en el principio de los que a cautividad pasaren, y el banquete de los que se extienden sobre sus lechos será quitado.

8 El Señor DIOS juró por su alma, el SEÑOR Dios de los ejércitos dijo: Tengo en abominación la grandeza de Jacob, y aborrezco sus palacios; y la ciudad y su plenitud entregaré al enemigo.

9 Y acontecerá que si diez hombres quedaren en una casa, morirán.

10 Y su tío tomará a cada uno, y le quemará para sacar los huesos de casa; y dirá al que estará en los rincones de la casa: ¿Hay aún alguno contigo? Y dirá: No. Y dirá aquél : Calla, que no conviene hacer memoria del nombre del SEÑOR.

11 Porque he aquí, el SEÑOR mandará, y herirá con hendiduras la casa mayor, y la casa menor con aberturas.

12 ¿Correrán los caballos por las piedras? ¿Ararán en ellas con vacas? ¿Por qué habéis vosotros tornado el juicio en veneno, y el fruto de justicia en ajenjo?

13 Los que os alegráis en nada; los que decís: ¿No nos hemos adquirido cuernos con nuestra fortaleza?

14 Pues he aquí, levantaré yo sobre vosotros, oh casa de Israel, dijo el SEÑOR Dios de los ejércitos, gentiles que os oprimirán desde la entrada de Hamat hasta el arroyo del desierto.

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Chapter summary

Exploring the Meaning of Amos 6      

By Helen Kennedy

Woe is called upon people who seem to live a life of ease and fill it with pleasures. For example, those who “Eat lambs from the flock.” (Amos 6:4) Following Swedenborg’s correspondences it could mean “Those who attribute innocence (the lamb) to themselves,” or think they are blameless when they have actually sinned. Also, “Do horses run on rocks?”(Amos 6:12) is a great image for when our understanding is filled with only literal or external truths but doesn’t delve into deeper ones that show the Lord’s leading more clearly.

From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 206


Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 576, 1183, 1488, 2832, 5895, 6188, 6297, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 137, 270, 360, 410, 474, 668, 774, ...

Sacred Scripture 85

La Verdadera Religión Cristiana 51


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 163, 279, 316, 355, 375, 376, 448, ...

Marriage 51

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:




Hop to Similar Bible Verses

Génesis 37:25

1 Samuel 5:8, 10

2 Samuel 8:9

1 Reyes 16:24

2 Reyes 15:29

2 Crónicas 29:26

Proverbios 1:32, 8:13

Isaías 5:12, 10:9, 24:8, 28:1, 32:9

Jeremías 2:3, 5:5, 15, 22:14, 51:14

Ezequiel 12:27, 29:3, 9

Daniel 4:27

Amós 3:9, 10, 11, 15, 4:3, 5:7, 27, 8:3, 7, 9:10

Miqueas 1:6, 3:1

Nahúm 8

Sofonías 1:12

Hebreos 6:13

Santiago 5:5

Word/Phrase Explanations

monte
'Hills' signify the good of charity.

samaria
'Samaria,' as in Amos 4:1. 6:1, signifies the spiritual church perverted.

casa
A "house" is essentially a container - for a person, for a family, for several families or even for a large group with shared interests...

Israel
'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...

gat
Gath, a city of the Philistines, signifies the spiritual principle of the church.

término
A border as in Isaiah 54:12 signifies the scientific and sensual principle. "And thou shalt make unto it a border of an hand-breath round about."...

día
The expression 'even to this day' or 'today' sometimes appears in the Word, as in Genesis 19:37-38, 22:14, 26:33, 32:32, 35:20, and 47:26. In a...

becerros
'Stables' signify instructions.

david
David is one of the most significant figures in the Bible. He was a musician, one of history’s greatest poets, the boy warrior who killed...

josé
Joseph, Jacob’s eleventh son, is one of the favorite characters in the Bible, with his troubles, his triumphs over them, and his constant trust in...

seÑor
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...

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

ejércitos
Armies of the heavens and the sands of the sea ('Jeremiah 33:15-22') signify the knowledges of truth and good in the spiritual and natural ma{ign21}

dijo
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...

jacob
Jacob is told twice that his name will now be Israel. The first time is when he wrestles with an angel on his journey to...

ciudad
Cities of the mountain and cities of the plain (Jer. 33:13) signify doctrines of charity and faith.

diez
Most places in Swedenborg identify “ten” as representing “all,” or in some cases “many” or “much.” The Ten Commandments represent all the guidance we get...

huesos
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...

nombre
It's easy to see that names are important in the Bible. Jehovah changed Abram and Sarai to Abraham and Sarah, changed Jacob to Israel and...

caballos
'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...

vacas
'A herd,' as mentioned in Genesis 32:7, denotes exterior or natural good, and also not good things.

juicio
'Ordinances' in the prophets, signify changes relative to spiritual and celestial things, both in general and particular, which are also compared to the changes of...

fruto
We tend to think of "fruit" in two ways in natural language. One is as food that grows on trees and vines, sweet and delicious,...

justicia
'Justice' signifies both good and truth.

ajenjo
'Wormwood' signifies infernal falsity because of its intense bitterness, which makes meat and drink awful. 'Waters of wormwood' signifies falsities of evil.

cuernos
'A horn,' when spoken of the Lord, signifies omnipotence. 'The little horn that rose up,' as mentioned in Daniel 7:3-8, signifies the full perversion of...


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