Amos 2

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1 Utsho uYehova ukuthi, Ngenxa yezikreqo ezithathu zakwaMowabhi, ngenxa yezine—andiyi kuyibuyisa umva le nto— ngenxa yokuwatshisa kwakhe amathambo ookumkani bakwaEdom, aba yikalika:

2 ndiya kuthumela umlilo kwaMowabhi, utshise iingxande ezinde zeKeriyoti, afe uMowabhi, kuphithizelwa, kuhlatywa umkhosi, kuvuthelwa izigodlo.

3 Ndomnqumla umgwebi phakathi kwakhe, ndibabulale bonke abathetheli bakhe kunye naye; utsho uYehova.

4 Utsho uYehova ukuthi, Ngenxa yezikreqo ezithathu zakwaYuda, ngenxa yezine—andiyi kuyibuyisa umva le nto—ngenxa yokuwucekisa kwabo umyalelo kaYehova, abayigcina imimiselo yakhe; amanga abo, ababelandela wona ooyise, abandwendwisa:

5 ndiya kuthumela umlilo kwaYuda, utshise iingxande ezinde zeYerusalem.

6 Utsho uYehova ukuthi, Ngenxa yezikreqo ezithathu zakwaSirayeli, ngenxa yezine—andiyi kuyibuyisa umva le nto —ngenxa yokuba bathengisa ilungisa ngesilivere, bathengisa ihlwempu ngeembadada ezimbini;

7 bona abo bazondayo ukuba intloko yezisweli ibe nothuli lomhlaba, bayijike indlela yabalulamileyo; umntu noyise baya ntombini-nye, ukuze balihlambele igama lam elingcwele;

8 banaba phezu kweengubo ezisisibambiso ngasezibingelelweni zonke, basela iwayini yabahlawulisiweyo endlwini yothixo wabo.

9 Kanti mna ndamtshabalalisa ebusweni babo umAmori, obude bunjengobude bemisedare, obeliqele njengemioki; ndasitshabalalisa isiqhamo sakhe ngaphezulu, neengcambu zakhe ngaphantsi.

10 Ke mna ndaninyusa ezweni laseYiputa, ndanikhokela entlango iminyaka emashumi mane, ukuze nilihluthe ilizwe lomAmori.

11 Ndavelisa koonyana benu abokuba ngabaprofeti, nakumadodana enu abokuba ngabazahlulileyo. Hi, akunjalo na, nyana bakaSirayeli? utsho uYehova.

12 Ke nisuke nabaseza iwayini abazahlulileyo; abaprofeti nabawisela umthetho wokuthi, Ize ningaprofeti.

13 Yabonani, ndiya kunixinzelela phantsi, njengokuba ixinzelelwa phantsi inqwelo ezele zizithungu.

14 Wokhohlwa kukusaba onamendu, owomeleleyo angawaqinisi amandla akhe, igorha lingabusindisi ubomi balo.

15 Nophethe isaphetha akayi kumisa, nonyawo zinamendu angazisindisi, nokhwele ehasheni angabusindisi ubomi bakhe;

16 nontliziyo ikhaliphileyo phakathi kwamagorha asabe eze ngaloo mini; utsho uYehova.

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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 Coelestia 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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