阿摩司書 5

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1 哀歌以色列家啊!要,就是我為你們唱的輓歌:

2 “童貞女以色列跌倒了,不能再起來;她被拋棄在自己的地上,沒有人扶她起來。”

3 因為耶和華以色列家這樣:“這城派兵一,剩下的只有一;出兵一,只剩下個。”

4 尋求得以存活耶和華以色列家這樣:“尋求我,就必存活;

5 不要去伯特利尋求我,不要去吉甲,也不要過去別是巴。因為吉甲必被擄掠,伯特利必化為烏有。”

6 尋求耶和華,就必存活,免得他像在約瑟家猛烈蔓延,吞滅他們;沒有人能把伯特利撲滅。

7 他們使公正變為苦堇,把公棄於地上。

8 那創造昴星和參星,把幽暗變為黎明,把白日為黑夜;又吩咐,把倒在地上的;耶和華就是他的名。

9 是他使毀滅像閃電臨到壘,使毀滅臨到堅固的城。

10 你們討厭那在城門口主持公道的人,恨惡正直話的。

11 你們欺壓窮人,強徵他們的五穀;因此,你們用琢磨過的石頭建造房屋,卻不能在其中;你們栽種美好的葡萄園,卻不能園中的酒。

12 因為我知道你們的過犯眾多,大惡極;你們迫害人,收受賄賂,在城門口屈枉窮乏人;

13 為此,聰明人在這時代緘默無聲,因這時代邪惡

14 你們要尋求良善,不要尋求邪惡,這樣才可以存活。耶和華萬軍的就必與你們同在,正如你們所的。

15 你們要喜良善,恨惡邪惡,在城門口伸張正義;這樣,耶和華萬軍的或會恩待約瑟的餘民。

16 因此,耶和華萬軍的這樣:“各廣場充滿哀慟的聲音,街上只聽見‘苦啊!苦啊!’的喊聲;人要召農夫來哀哭,召善於哭喪的人來哀喊。

17 所有葡萄園充滿哀慟的聲音,因為我必在你們中間經過。”這是耶和華的。

18 渴望耶和華日子來臨的人,你們有禍了!耶和華的日子對你們有甚麼好處呢?那日是黑暗,沒有明的日子。

19 那日就像一個避過了獅子,卻遇上了;回到家裡,靠在上,卻被咬。

20 耶和華的日子不是黑暗,沒有明,只有幽,全無輝嗎?

21 神不喜歡外表的敬虔我憎恨、厭惡你們的節期,也不喜愛你們的節日。

22 雖然你們給我獻上燔祭和素祭,我卻不接受。你們獻上肥美的牲畜作平安祭,我也不悅納。

23 你們唱歌的吵聲要遠離我,我不想見你們的琴聲。

24 但願公正好像潮,公好像

25 以色列家啊!你們在曠野四十年,有獻燔祭和素祭給我嗎?

26 你們抬著你們的“撒固”,和你們的“迦溫”的像,就是你們為自己所做的。

27 我必使你們被擄,流亡到大馬士革以外。這是耶和華的,萬軍的就是他的名。

  


Exploring the Meaning of 阿摩司書 5      

Napsal(a) New Christian Bible Study Staff

In this fifth chapter of the Book of Amos, the first three verses (Amos 5:1-3) state the Lord's sorrow that the church - the truth from the Divine flowing into the world - has successively been devastated. (That was seen in Amos 4). When, in verse 3, it says, “The city that goes out by a thousand shall have a hundred left,” it means that very little truth is left to nourish the people. This bad state is their own doing.

In Amos 5:4-9, amid this dying out, the Lord entreats, almost anxiously, “Seek Me and live,” and then names traps, or spiritual states, that will turn people away from Him: Bethel, Gilgal, and Beersheba.

- The first, Bethel, here stands for falsifying knowledges.
- The second, Gilgal, signifies sensuous or external pleasures.
- The third, Beersheba, symbolized the last negative attitudes towards everything that constitutes faith and its doctrine. (See Arcana Coelestia 3923).

The next warning is to those “who turn justice into wormwood,” in Amos 5:7, i.e. they turn good into evil. (Arcana Coelestia 1488)

The Lord wants the people to return to Him, and explains clearly that He is the source of power, the one who, “made the Pleiades and Orion,” and the one who “rains ruin upon the strong”.

In Amos 5:10-13, in their love of their own intelligence, people continue to reject the Lord, to “tread down the poor,” rejecting even the little bits of truth coming to them. The people are warned, “Though you have built houses of hewn stone, yet you shall not dwell in them."

Stone meaning truths in our natural minds. (Apocalypse Explained 745). The dictionary meaning of “hewn” means a workman making something, so it can be seen as coming from ourselves, or our own intelligence. Anything like that is “devoid of life from the Divine” (Arcana Coelestia 9852).

In Amos 5:14-15, the path is shown for the way the Lord can be with us: “Seek good and not evil, that you may live.” It can’t be any plainer. In that way the Lord can reach out with His mercy, and “be gracious to the remnant of Joseph”. That remnant is a small amount of truth, and Joseph is the spiritual part of us. (Arcana Coelestia 3921).

In Amos 5:16-20, people are warned of how bad it will be for them when the day of the Lord comes. “Is not the day of the Lord darkness?”, for those who are in evil, “with no brightness in it?” A person’s suffering will be painful, “as though he went into the house, leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him,” and terrorizing, “As though a man fled from a lion and a bear met him.”

In Amos 5:21-22, God warns that people's fear-spurred worship won’t be accepted. He says, “I hate, I despise your feast days”. The strong language of the Lord is the mirror opposite of the depth of the evil the people are in.

In verses 23-25, "Take away your noisy songs and melodies," the Lord says, i.e. take away what sounds beautiful to you but is hurtful to the Divine because it lacks internal goodness and truth. In its place, in one of the Bible's memorable images, Jehovah says, "Let justice run down like water, and righteousness like a mightly stream”.

Then, at the end, in verses 26-27, the warning is clear: if the people don’t return to the Lord, everything good will be taken from them, as shown in verse 27:

“Therefore I will send you into captivity beyond Damascus”.

Damascus was the furthest boundary of Canaan, or beyond where spiritual things reside. The “boundary of Damascus” is also referred to in Ezekiel 47:16-18. See also Apocalypse Explained 1088.

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Exploring the Meaning of Amos 5      

Napsal(a) New Christian Bible Study Staff

In this fifth chapter of the Book of Amos, the first three verses (Amos 5:1-3) state the Lord's sorrow that the church - the truth from the Divine flowing into the world - has successively been devastated. (That was seen in Amos 4). When, in verse 3, it says, “The city that goes out by a thousand shall have a hundred left,” it means that very little truth is left to nourish the people. This bad state is their own doing.

In Amos 5:4-9, amid this dying out, the Lord entreats, almost anxiously, “Seek Me and live,” and then names traps, or spiritual states, that will turn people away from Him: Bethel, Gilgal, and Beersheba.

- The first, Bethel, here stands for falsifying knowledges.
- The second, Gilgal, signifies sensuous or external pleasures.
- The third, Beersheba, symbolized the last negative attitudes towards everything that constitutes faith and its doctrine. (See Arcana Coelestia 3923).

The next warning is to those “who turn justice into wormwood,” in Amos 5:7, i.e. they turn good into evil. (Arcana Coelestia 1488)

The Lord wants the people to return to Him, and explains clearly that He is the source of power, the one who, “made the Pleiades and Orion,” and the one who “rains ruin upon the strong”.

In Amos 5:10-13, in their love of their own intelligence, people continue to reject the Lord, to “tread down the poor,” rejecting even the little bits of truth coming to them. The people are warned, “Though you have built houses of hewn stone, yet you shall not dwell in them."

Stone meaning truths in our natural minds. (Apocalypse Explained 745). The dictionary meaning of “hewn” means a workman making something, so it can be seen as coming from ourselves, or our own intelligence. Anything like that is “devoid of life from the Divine” (Arcana Coelestia 9852).

In Amos 5:14-15, the path is shown for the way the Lord can be with us: “Seek good and not evil, that you may live.” It can’t be any plainer. In that way the Lord can reach out with His mercy, and “be gracious to the remnant of Joseph”. That remnant is a small amount of truth, and Joseph is the spiritual part of us. (Arcana Coelestia 3921).

In Amos 5:16-20, people are warned of how bad it will be for them when the day of the Lord comes. “Is not the day of the Lord darkness?”, for those who are in evil, “with no brightness in it?” A person’s suffering will be painful, “as though he went into the house, leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him,” and terrorizing, “As though a man fled from a lion and a bear met him.”

In Amos 5:21-22, God warns that people's fear-spurred worship won’t be accepted. He says, “I hate, I despise your feast days”. The strong language of the Lord is the mirror opposite of the depth of the evil the people are in.

In verses 23-25, "Take away your noisy songs and melodies," the Lord says, i.e. take away what sounds beautiful to you but is hurtful to the Divine because it lacks internal goodness and truth. In its place, in one of the Bible's memorable images, Jehovah says, "Let justice run down like water, and righteousness like a mightly stream”.

Then, at the end, in verses 26-27, the warning is clear: if the people don’t return to the Lord, everything good will be taken from them, as shown in verse 27:

“Therefore I will send you into captivity beyond Damascus”.

Damascus was the furthest boundary of Canaan, or beyond where spiritual things reside. The “boundary of Damascus” is also referred to in Ezekiel 47:16-18. See also Apocalypse Explained 1088.

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Hlavní výklad ze Swedenborgových prací:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 205


Další odkazy Swedenborga k této kapitole:

Arcana Coelestia 195, 468, 576, 922, 925, 1071, 1715, ...

揭秘启示录 316, 410, 413, 501, 573, 620, 650, ...

Doctrine of the Lord 4, 38

Doctrine of the Sacred Scripture 85

True Christian Religion 51, 82, 689, 761


Odkazy ze Swedenborgových nevydaných prací:

Apocalypse Explained 208, 365, 376, 448, 519, 526, 573, ...

Canons of the New Church 27

Coronis (An Appendix to True Christian Religion) 5, 56

Marriage 51, 82

Scriptural Confirmations 4, 9, 56, 75

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