Amos 6

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1 Sa aba nila na nangagwawalang bahala sa Sion, at nila na mga tiwasay sa bundok ng Samaria, na magigiting na lalake sa mga pangulong bansa, ng mga pinagsasadya ng sangbahayan ni Israel!

2 Magsidaan kayo sa Calne, at inyong tingnan; at mula roon ay magsiparoon kayo sa Hamath na malaki; kung magkagayo'y magsibaba kayo sa Gath ng mga Filisteo: magaling baga sila kay sa mga kahariang ito? o malaki baga ang kanilang hangganan kay sa inyong hangganan?

3 Kayong nangaglalayo ng masamang araw at nangagpapalit ng likmuan ng karahasan;

4 Na nangahihiga sa mga higaang garing, at nagsisiunat sa kanilang mga hiligan, at nagsisikain ng mga batang tupa na mula sa kawan, at ng mga guya na mula sa gitna ng kulungan;

5 Na nagsisiawit ng mga pagayongayong awit sa tinig ng biola; na nagsisikatha sa ganang kanilang sarili ng mga panugtog ng tugtugin, na gaya ni David;

6 Na nagsisiinom ng alak sa mga mankok, at nagsisipagpahid ng mga mainam na pabango; nguni't hindi nangahahapis sa pagdadalamhati ng Jose.

7 Sila nga ngayo'y magsisiyaong bihag na kasama ng unang nagsiyaong bihag, at ang kasayahan nila na nagsisihiga ay mapaparam.

8 Ang Panginoong Dios ay sumumpa sa kaniyang sarili, sabi ng Panginoon, ng Dios ng mga hukbo: Aking kinayayamutan ang karilagan ng Jacob, at aking kinapopootan ang kaniyang mga palacio; kaya't aking ibibigay ang bayan sangpu ng lahat na nandoon.

9 At mangyayari, kung may matirang sangpung tao sa isang bahay, na pawang mangamamatay.

10 At pagka itataas siya ng amain, sa makatuwid baga'y ng sumusunog sa kaniya, upang ilabas ang mga buto sa bahay, at sasabihin doon sa nasa pinakaloob ng bahagi ng bahay, May kasama ka pa bagang sinoman? at kaniyang sasabihin: Wala; kung magkagayo'y kaniyang sasabihin: Tumahimik ka; sapagka't hindi natin mababanggit ang pangalan ng Panginoon.

11 Sapagka't narito, naguutos ang Panginoon, at ang malaking bahay ay magkakasira, at ang munting bahay ay magkakabutas.

12 Tatakbo baga ang mga kabayo sa malaking bato? magaararo baga roon ang sino man sa pamamagitan ng mga toro? inyo ngang ginagawang kapaitan ang katarungan, at ajenjo ang bunga ng katuwiran,

13 Kayong nangagagalak sa isang bagay na walang kabuluhan na nangagsasabi; Di baga kami ay nagtaglay para sa amin ng mga sungay sa pamamagitan ng aming sariling kalakasan?

14 Sapagka't, narito, aking ititindig laban sa inyo ang isang bansa, Oh sangbahayan ni Israel, sabi ng Panginoon, ng Dios ng mga hukbo; at kanilang pagdadalamhatiin kayo mula sa pasukan sa Hamath hanggang sa batis ng Araba.

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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

True Christianity 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:




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Genesis 37:25

1 Samuel 5:8, 10

2 Samuel 8:9

1 Kings 16:24

2 Kings 15:29

2 Chronicles 29:26

Proverbs 1:32, 8:13

Isaiah 5:12, 10:9, 24:8, 28:1, 32:9

Jeremiah 2:3, 5:5, 15, 22:14, 51:14

Ezekiel 12:27, 29:3, 9

Daniel 4:27

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

Micah 1:6, 3:1

Nahum 8

Zephaniah 1:12

Hebrews 6:13

James 5:5

Word/Phrase Explanations

bundok
'Hills' signify the good of charity.

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

bansa
'Nations' signify people who are in the good of love and charity from the Lord. Two nations in the womb,' as in Genesis 25:23, signify...

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...

tingnan
To look,' as in Genesis 18:22, signifies thinking, because seeing denotes understanding. Look not back behind thee,' as in Genesis 19:17, means that Lot, who...

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

hangganan
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."...

araw
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...

karahasan
'Violence' signifies the outrage done to charity and the destruction of charity and faith. 'Violence,' as in Jeremiah 15:21, signifies falsities which assault the good...

garing
'Ivory' signifies natural truth.

kawan
A flock, as in Genesis 26, denotes interior or rational good. A flock signifies those who are in spiritual good. A flock signifies natural interior...

mga guya
Calves of the lips (Hos 14:2) are confessions from the affection of truth.

sa gitna
The "midst" of something in the Bible represents the thing that is most central and most important to the spiritual state being described, the motivation...

gitna
'Middle' denotes what is primary, principal, or inmost.

awit
In the ancient and Jewish churches, 'songs' were prophesies about the Lord, especially His coming in the world, subjugation of the diabolical spirits, and liberation...

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...

alak
Wine played a key role in the ancient world, where safe, reliable water sources were scarce. It could be stored for long periods of time;...

panginoon
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...

sumumpa
The Lord swearing by himself signifies that divine truth testifies, for He is divine truth itself, and this testifies from itself and means itself. It...

sabi
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...

hukbo
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}

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...

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

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

mga buto
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...

pangalan
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...

kabayo
'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...

bato
'Rocks' signify the good and truth of faith.

katuwiran
'Justice' signifies both good and truth.

kami
Angels do give us guidance, but they are mere helpers; the Lord alone governs us, through angels and spirits. Since angels have their assisting role,...

sungay
'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...

pasukan
All changes of place in the Bible represent changes in spiritual state. “Entering” – usually used as entering someone’s house or “going in unto” someone...

batis
A 'stream' signifies aspects of intelligence.


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