Amos 2

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1 Så säger HE EN: Eftersom Moab har trefalt förbrutit sig, ja, fyrfalt, skall jag icke rygga mitt beslut: eftersom han har förbränt Edoms konungs ben till aska.

2 Därför skall jag sända en eld mot Moab, och den skall förtära Keriots palatser; och Moab skall omkomma under stridslarm, under härskri vid basuners ljud,

3 Och jag skall utrota ur landet den som är domare där, och alla dess furstar skall jag dräpa jämte honom säger HE EN.

4 Så säger HE EN: Eftersom Juda har trefalt förbrutit sig, ja, fyrfalt, skall jag icke rygga mitt beslut: eftersom de hava förkastat HE ENS lag och icke hållit hans stadgar, utan låtit förleda sig av sina lögngudar, dem som ock deras fäder vandrade efter.

5 Därför skall jag sända en eld mot Juda, och den skall förtära Jerusalems palatser.

6 Så säger HE EN: Eftersom Israel har trefalt förbrutit sig, ja, fyrfalt, skall jag icke rygga mitt beslut: eftersom de sälja den oskyldige för penningar och den fattige för ett par skor.

7 Ty de längta efter att se stoft på de armas huvuden, och de vränga de ödmjukas sak. Son och fader gå tillsammans till tärnan och ohelga så mitt heliga namn.

8 På pantade kläder sträcker man sig invid vart altare, och bötfälldas vin dricker man i sin Guds hus

9 Och dock var det jag som förgjorde för dem amoréerna, ett folk så högrest som cedrar och så väldigt som ekar; jag förgjorde deras frukt ovantill och deras rötter nedantill.

10 Det var jag som förde eder upp ur Egyptens land, och som ledde eder i öknen i fyrtio år, så att I intogen amoréernas land.

11 Och jag uppväckte somliga bland edra söner till profeter och somliga bland edra unga män till nasirer. Är det icke så, I Israels barn? säger HE EN.

12 Men I gåven nasirerna vin att dricka, och profeterna bjöden I: »Profeteren icke.»

13 Se, därför skall jag låta ett gnissel uppstå i edert land, likt gnisslet av en vagn som är fullastad med kärvar.

14 Då skall ej ens den snabbaste finna någon undflykt, den starkaste har då intet gagn av sin kraft, och hjälten kan icke rädda sitt liv.

15 Bågskytten håller då icke stånd, den snabbfotade kan icke rädda sitt liv, ej heller kan ryttaren rädda sitt.

16 Ja, den som var modigast bland hjältarna skall på den dagen fly undan naken, säger HE EN.

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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:

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

Apocalypse Revealed 316

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:



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eld
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domare
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efter
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Juda
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sälja
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penningar
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skor
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stoft
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fader
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heliga
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namn
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kläder
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altare
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vin
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hus
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frukt
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rötter
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land
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fyrtio
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profeter
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