阿摩司書 4

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1 欺貧重富必受懲罰撒瑪利亞上的巴珊母啊!要;你們欺負貧窮人,壓迫窮苦人,又對自己的丈夫:“拿酒,給我們飲用。”

2 耶和華指著自己的聖潔起誓:“看哪!對付你們的日子快到,人必用鉤子把你們鉤走,最後一個也必被人用魚鉤鉤去。

3 你們一個一個經過城牆的破口出去,被丟棄在哈門。”這是耶和華的宣告。

4 向偶像獻祭的罪“你們去伯特利犯罪,在吉甲增加過犯吧!每獻上你們的祭物,每日獻上你們的十分之一吧!

5 以色列人哪!把有的餅作感謝祭獻上,高聲宣揚你們自願獻的祭吧!這原是你們喜行的。”這是耶和華的宣告。

6 受重罰仍不悔改“雖然我使你們各城的人牙齒乾淨,各處都缺乏糧食;但你們仍不歸向我。”這是耶和華的宣告。

7 “我曾在收割前,不降給你們;我降個城,在另個城卻不降;我在塊地降,另塊地沒有水就枯乾了。

8 個城的居民擠到個城去找,卻沒有足夠的;但你們仍不歸向我。”這是耶和華的宣告。

9 “我曾多次用熱風和霉爛擊打你們的園子和葡萄園,叫蝗蟲光你們的無花果樹橄欖樹;但你們仍不歸向我。”這是耶和華的宣告。

10 “我在你們中間降下瘟疫,正如臨到埃及瘟疫一樣;我用刀掉你們的年輕人,你們被擄去的馬匹也遭戮;我使你們裡死屍的臭氣撲鼻,但你們仍不歸向我。”這是耶和華的宣告。

11 “我傾覆你們,就像傾覆所多瑪和蛾摩拉一樣;你們像一根木柴,從火裡抽出來;但你們仍不歸向我。”這是耶和華的宣告。

12 “因此,以色列啊!我必這樣對付你。以色列啊!因我必這樣對付你,你應當預備迎見你的。”

13 看哪!他造了創造,把他的心意告訴人;他造了晨光和黑暗,他的腳踏在地的處,耶和華萬軍的就是他的名。



Exploring the Meaning of 阿摩司書 4      

Napsal(a) Helen Kennedy

In chapter 4 of the Book of Amos, verses 1-3 are talking about people who pervert the truths of the church. They will fall into falsities in outermost things.

In the Bible, fish represent "lower" things than mammals, so we can interpret the fishhooks in verse 2 as meaning being caught and held fast in natural or lower things.

Verses 4-6 are about acts of worship such as tithes and sacrifices. These look similar to genuine worship, but are only external sorts of things. We can tell because ‘teeth’ (in verse 6) represent ultimates or outermost things (see Secrets of Heaven 6380). It follows that “cleanness of teeth” would mean outermost things that look good but only imitate genuine worship. The Lord exhorts, “Yet you have not returned to me.”

Verses 7-8. Some things true will remain, when where there are too many false ideas, the truths don't get through. This can be seen where the Lord says, “I made it rain on one city; I withheld rain from another city... where it did not rain the part withered.” Again the Lord exhorts, “Yet you have not returned to me.”

Verse 9. Afterward all things of the church are falsified, shown by blight attacking the gardens, vineyards, fig tree and olive trees. The last three represent spiritual, natural and celestial things, or all the things of spiritual life. “Yet you have not returned to me,” says the Lord.

Verses 10-11. The Lord explains the devastating things he allowed to happen: plague in Egypt, death of young men by swords, stench in the camps, Sodom and Gomorrah. This is because they are profaned by sensual knowledges. Profanation means the mixing of good and evil together. (See Secrets of Heaven 1001[2]).

This extends to all things of the church, with the church being the Lord’s kingdom on earth (Secrets of Heaven 768[3]).

With profanation “as soon as any idea of what is holy arises, the idea of what is profane joins immediately to it,” (Secrets of Heaven 301).

Now there is hardly anything left. “Yet you have not returned to Me,” says the Lord again.

Verses 12-13: Because people adamantly remain in their profane ways, they are warned, “Prepare to meet your God!”. This is the God powerful and mighty, “who forms mountains, and creates the wind,” and even more close to home, “Who declares to man what his thought is.” As intimately a knowing as that is, the Lord’s love for all humanity is contained in His exhortations for them to turn themselves to Him.

See, for example, Luke 6:44-45, and True Christian Religion 373.

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Exploring the Meaning of Amos 4      

Napsal(a) Helen Kennedy

In chapter 4 of the Book of Amos, verses 1-3 are talking about people who pervert the truths of the church. They will fall into falsities in outermost things.

In the Bible, fish represent "lower" things than mammals, so we can interpret the fishhooks in verse 2 as meaning being caught and held fast in natural or lower things.

Verses 4-6 are about acts of worship such as tithes and sacrifices. These look similar to genuine worship, but are only external sorts of things. We can tell because ‘teeth’ (in verse 6) represent ultimates or outermost things (see Secrets of Heaven 6380). It follows that “cleanness of teeth” would mean outermost things that look good but only imitate genuine worship. The Lord exhorts, “Yet you have not returned to me.”

Verses 7-8. Some things true will remain, when where there are too many false ideas, the truths don't get through. This can be seen where the Lord says, “I made it rain on one city; I withheld rain from another city... where it did not rain the part withered.” Again the Lord exhorts, “Yet you have not returned to me.”

Verse 9. Afterward all things of the church are falsified, shown by blight attacking the gardens, vineyards, fig tree and olive trees. The last three represent spiritual, natural and celestial things, or all the things of spiritual life. “Yet you have not returned to me,” says the Lord.

Verses 10-11. The Lord explains the devastating things he allowed to happen: plague in Egypt, death of young men by swords, stench in the camps, Sodom and Gomorrah. This is because they are profaned by sensual knowledges. Profanation means the mixing of good and evil together. (See Secrets of Heaven 1001[2]).

This extends to all things of the church, with the church being the Lord’s kingdom on earth (Secrets of Heaven 768[3]).

With profanation “as soon as any idea of what is holy arises, the idea of what is profane joins immediately to it,” (Secrets of Heaven 301).

Now there is hardly anything left. “Yet you have not returned to Me,” says the Lord again.

Verses 12-13: Because people adamantly remain in their profane ways, they are warned, “Prepare to meet your God!”. This is the God powerful and mighty, “who forms mountains, and creates the wind,” and even more close to home, “Who declares to man what his thought is.” As intimately a knowing as that is, the Lord’s love for all humanity is contained in His exhortations for them to turn themselves to Him.

See, for example, Luke 6:44-45, and True Christian Religion 373.

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Hlavní výklad ze Swedenborgových prací:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 204


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属天的奥秘 382, 1069, 1453, 2165, 2220, 2799, 2842, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 336, 439, 474, 496, 502, 862

Doctrine of the Lord 49


Odkazy ze Swedenborgových nevydaných prací:

Apocalypse Explained 403, 405, 513, 532, 556, 560, 608, ...

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撒瑪利亞
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'The heifer whereby labor has not been done,' as mentioned in Deuteronomy 21:3, signifies the innocence of the external self, which is in ignorance. 'The...


'To hearken to father and mother,' as mentioned in Genesis 28:7, signifies obedience from affection. 'To hearken,' as mentioned in Genesis 30:22, signifies providence. See...


'Word,' as in Psalms 119:6-17, stands for doctrine in general. 'The Word,' as in Psalms 147:18, signifies divine good united with divine truth. 'Word,' as...


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...


Coming (Gen. 41:14) denotes communication by influx.

我們
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,...


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...

耶和華
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'Sanctuary' signifies the truth of heaven and the church. 'Sanctuary,' as in Ezekiel 24:21, signifies the Word.

聖潔
The Bible describes many things as being holy, or sacred. The Ark of the Covenant is one very holy object. The inmost chamber of the...

城牆
'A wall' signifies truth in outer extremes. 'A wall,' as in Revelation 21, signifies the divine truth proceeding from the Lord, and so, the truth...


'A wall' signifies truth in outer extremes. 'A wall,' as in Revelation 21, signifies the divine truth proceeding from the Lord, and so, the truth...

耶和華的
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...

伯特利
当雅各做了一个著名的梦,梦见一个通向天堂的楼梯,他给这个地方起了个名字叫 "贝瑟尔",希伯来语的意思是 "上帝的家" 这个字面的意义反映在属灵的意义上。书中告诉我们,"贝瑟尔 "代表了我们对主神圣的爱的认识和理解,那是他对我们所有人的完美的爱,那是他的本质。当我们知道了主的爱,对主的爱有了一定的了解,那就使它在我们里面有了一个 "房子",让它在我们里面生长,影响我们自己的爱。 在旧约中,"贝瑟尔 "在后来的《旧约》中有相反的含义,在耶罗波安在那里设立金牛犊,使之成为偶像崇拜的中心之后。然后,它代表了从邪爱中产生的崇拜。

吉甲
Gilgal signifies the doctrine of natural truth, serving for introduction into the church.

增加
'Produce' denotes fruit derived from the good of charity, and truth of faith.


Morning comes with the rising of the sun, and the sun – which gives life to the earth with its warmth and light – represents...


The Writings talk about many aspects of life using the philosophical terms "end," "cause" and "effect." The "end" is someone’s goal or purpose, the ultimate...

十分之一
'Tithes,' as in tenths, signifies goods and truths stored up from the Lord in a person’s interior self. These goods are called remains. When these...

以色列
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以色列人
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Leaven' signifies evil and falsity, which should not be mixed with good and true things. In Leviticus 2:11, it says, 'no meat offering which ye...


To some degree, there really is no spiritual meaning to the word “love” in the Bible. Why? Because if you truly love another, that is...

牙齒
'Teeth' signify the outer edges of the life of the natural self, or the sensory level. This has two kinds, the will, and the understanding....


'Tooth,' as in Exodus 21:24, denotes the exterior understanding, and natural truth.


'Tooth,' as in Exodus 21:24, denotes the exterior understanding, and natural truth.

缺乏
'Want of spiritual nourishment,' denotes a lack of knowledge, intelligence, and wisdom.


'A month' has respect to the state of truth in a person. 'A month' signifies a full state. Month,' as in Genesis 29, signifies the...


'Rain,' in a positive sense, denotes blessing, but in the opposite sense, damnation Rain,' as in Genesis 2:5-6, Exodus 34:25-27, and Hosea 6:3, signifies the...


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Water was obviously of tremendous importance in Biblical times (and every other time). It is the basis of life, the essential ingredient in all drinks,...


To be drunken without wine (Isa. 29:9), are they who are unconcerned about the Word, and the truths of faith, and thus have no inclination...

擊打
'The smitten' signify people who are oppressed by the falsities of ignorance.

葡萄園
A vineyard signifies the church where the Word is, by which the Lord is known. (Apocalypse Revealed 650)


When we eat, our bodies break down the food and get from it both energy and materials for building and repairing the body. The process...

無花果樹
The Writings tell us that the fig tree represents the "natural human," which is our outward life in the world, and the thoughts and feelings...

無花果
The Writings tell us that the fig tree represents the "natural human," which is our outward life in the world, and the thoughts and feelings...

橄欖
'An olive,' as in Isaiah 17:6, signifies celestial remains. 'An olive' signifies love and charity, because 'the olive tree' signifies the celestial church, and so...

瘟疫
'Pestilence' denotes the vastation of good and truth.

埃及
Egyptians represent those who are in natural science, thus the natural, but the Hebrews, those who are of the church, thus respectively the spiritual. The...


'To slay a man to his wounding,' means extinguishing faith, and 'to slay a young man to his hurt,' signifies extinguishing charity, as in Genesis...

馬匹
'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...


'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...


Camps in the Bible represent spiritual order – a person’s (or a church community’s) whole collection of desires for good and true ideas on how...

傾覆
'Overturned' signifies punishing.

所多瑪
"Sodom" in the Bible represents the love of self and the love of ruling or dominating others springing from the love of self. This is...


主是爱本身,以智慧本身的形式表达。爱是他的本质,也是他的全部。智慧-对如何将爱付诸行动的热爱理解-稍微有点外在,为爱提供了一种表达自我的方式。 当圣经说“耶和华”时,它代表的是至高无上的爱,这是主的本质。那爱本身就是一个完整的整体,而爱也是一个,只适用于主的名字。然而,智慧表达在各种各样的思想和观念中,这些著作统称为神的真理。也有许多虚构的神,有时天使和人也可以被称为神(耶和华说摩西将成为亚伦的神)。因此,当圣经称上帝为“上帝”时,多数情况下是指神圣的真理。 在其他情况下,“上帝”指的是所谓的神圣人类。情况是这样的: 作为人类,我们不能直接将主作为上帝的爱来参与。它太强大了,太纯净了。相反,我们必须通过神圣的真理了解他来接近他。因此,神圣的真理是人类形式的主,这是我们可以接近和理解的形式。因此,“上帝”也被用来指代人类这一方面,因为它是真理的表达。

創造
创世记第一章中天地的创造意味着天体教会的新创造,即“人”。


Because a nearer and stronger divine influx through the heavens disperses truths among the wicked, 'wind' signifies this dispersion of truth and the resulting conjunction...


'Height' signifies what is inward, and also heaven.


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