Amos 4

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1 Hoort dit woord, gij koeien van Basan! gij, die op den berg van Samaria zijt, die de armen verdrukt, die de nooddruftigen verplettert; gij, die tot hunlieder heren zegt: Brengt aan, opdat wij drinken.

2 De Heere Heere heeft gezworen bij Zijn heiligheid, dat er, ziet, dagen over ulieden zullen komen, dat men u zal optrekken met haken, en uw nakomelingen met visangelen.

3 En gij zult door de bressen uitgaan, een ieder voor zich henen; en gij zult, hetgeen in het paleis gebracht is, wegwerpen, spreekt de HEERE.

4 Komt te Beth-El, en overtreedt te Gilgal; maakt des overtredens veel, en brengt uw offers des morgens, uw tienden om de drie dagen!

5 En rookt van het gedesemde een lofoffer, en roept vrijwillige offers uit, doet het horen; want alzo hebt gij het gaarne, gij kinderen Israels! spreekt de Heere Heere.

6 Daarom heb Ik ulieden ook reinheid der tanden gegeven in al uw steden, en gebrek van brood in al uw plaatsen; nochtans hebt gij u niet bekeerd tot Mij, spreekt de HEERE.

7 Daartoe heb Ik ook den regen van ulieden geweerd, als er nog drie maanden waren tot den oogst, en heb doen regenen over de ene stad, maar over de andere stad niet doen regenen; het ene stuk lands werd beregend, maar het andere stuk lands, waar het niet op regende, verdorde.

8 En twee, drie steden togen om tot een stad, opdat zij water mochten drinken, maar werden niet verzadigd; nochtans hebt gij u niet bekeerd tot Mij, spreekt de HEERE.

9 Ik heb ulieden geslagen met brandkoren en met honigdauw; de veelheid uwer hoven, en uwer wijngaarden, en uwer vijgebomen, en uwer olijfbomen at de rups op; nochtans hebt gij u niet bekeerd tot Mij, spreekt de HEERE.

10 Ik heb de pestilentie onder ulieden gezonden, naar de wijze van Egypte; Ik heb uw jongelingen door het zwaard gedood, en uw paarden gevankelijk laten wegvoeren; en Ik heb den stank uwer heirlegeren zelfs in uw neus doen opgaan; nochtans hebt gij u niet bekeerd tot Mij, spreekt de HEERE.

11 Ik heb sommigen onder ulieden omgekeerd, gelijk God Sodom en Gomorra omkeerde, u, die waart als een vuurbrand, dat uit den brand gered is; nochtans hebt gij u niet bekeerd tot Mij, spreekt de HEERE.

12 Daarom zal Ik u alzo doen, o Israel! omdat Ik u dan dit doen zal, zo schik u, o Israel! om uw God te ontmoeten.

13 Want zie, Die de bergen formeert, en den wind schept, en den mens bekend maakt, wat zijn gedachte zij, Die den dageraad duisternis maakt, en op de hoogten der aarde treedt, HEERE, God der heirscharen, is Zijn Naam.


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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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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hoort
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woord
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koeien
'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...

berg
The Writings tell us that the Lord's love is the sun of heaven, and it is natural for us to look above ourselves to the...

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

zijt
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zegt
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...

brengt
As with common verbs in general, the meaning of “bring” is highly dependent on context, but in general it represents an introduction to a new...

drinken
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heere
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gezworen
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heiligheid
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dagen
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komen
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paleis
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komt
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Beth-El
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gilgal
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tienden
'Tithes' or 'ten' denotes fullness, and 'a tenth part,' sufficiency.

drie
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horen
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kinderen
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israels
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tanden
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gegeven
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steden
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gebrek
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brood
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plaatsen
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regen
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maanden
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oogst
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regenen
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stad
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regende
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twee
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een
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water
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geslagen
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wijngaarden
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pestilentie
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egypte
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zwaard
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gedood
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paarden
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Neus
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israel
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ontmoeten
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bergen
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wind
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aarde
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