Amos 1

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1 Vortoj de Amos, pasxtisto el Tekoa, kiujn li lauxvizie eldiris pri Izrael en la tempo de Uzija, regxo de Judujo, kaj en la tempo de Jerobeam, filo de Joasx, regxo de Izrael, du jarojn antaux la tertremo.

2 Li diris:La Eternulo ektondros el Cion kaj auxdigos Sian vocxon el Jerusalem; kaj ekfunebros la pasxtejoj de la pasxtistoj, kaj sekigxos la supro de Karmel.

3 Tiele diras la Eternulo:Pro tri krimoj de Damasko kaj pro kvar Mi ne indulgos gxin, pro tio, ke ili drasxis Gileadon per fera drasxilo.

4 Mi sendos fajron sur la domon de HXazael, kaj gxi ekstermos la palacojn de Ben-Hadad.

5 Mi disrompos la riglilojn de Damasko, Mi ekstermos la logxantojn de la valo Aven kaj la tenanton de sceptro el la domo Edena, kaj la popolo Siria estos forkondukita en Kiron, diras la Eternulo.

6 Tiele diras la Eternulo:Pro tri krimoj de Gaza kaj pro kvar Mi ne indulgos gxin, pro tio, ke ili tute forkondukis la kaptitojn, por transdoni ilin al Edom.

7 Mi sendos fajron sur la muregon de Gaza, kaj gxi ekstermos gxiajn palacojn.

8 Mi ekstermos la logxantojn de Asxdod kaj la tenanton de sceptro el Asxkelon, Mi direktos Mian manon kontraux Ekronon, kaj pereos la restintoj de la Filisxtoj, diras la Sinjoro, la Eternulo.

9 Tiele diras la Eternulo:Pro tri krimoj de Tiro kaj pro kvar Mi ne indulgos gxin, pro tio, ke ili transdonis en plenan malliberecon al Edom kaj ne memoris la fratan interligon.

10 Mi sendos fajron sur la muregon de Tiro, kaj gxi ekstermos gxiajn palacojn.

11 Tiele diras la Eternulo:Pro tri krimoj de Edom kaj pro kvar Mi ne indulgos lin, pro tio, ke li persekutis kun glavo sian fraton, ke li sufokis en si la kompaton, ke li sencxese furiozas en sia kolero kaj konservas sian furiozon por cxiam.

12 Mi sendos fajron sur Temanon, kaj gxi ekstermos la palacojn de Bocra.

13 Tiele diras la Eternulo:Pro tri krimoj de la Amonidoj kaj pro kvar Mi ne indulgos ilin, pro tio, ke ili dishakis gravedulinojn en Gilead, por plivastigi siajn limojn.

14 Mi ekbruligos fajron sur la murego de Raba, kaj gxi ekstermos gxiajn palacojn, kun bruo en la tago de batalo, kun ventego en la tago de malkvieteco.

15 Kaj ilia regxo iros en forkaptitecon, li, kaj kune ankaux liaj eminentuloj, diras la Eternulo.

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Exploring the Meaning of Amos 1      

By Steve David

The Internal Meaning of Amos, Chapter 1.

Verses 1-2 describe the Lord teaching us about the Word and doctrine from the Word. In this book of the Bible, the prophet Amos symbolizes the Lord. Amos was a shepherd, and of course that metaphor is used to describe the Lord Jesus Christ, too, in the New Testament.

The book of Amos describes the Lord's anger and impatience with the Children of Israel - in the literal sense. Inside, though, it is really a story of the Lord’s great love and concern for us. This is a book of promise: The Lord will triumph over hell’s quest to dominate us and destroy the gift of salvation. This victory is not an occasional interest of the Lord’s; He has an “ardent zeal” to protect us.

In verse 2, the roaring of the Lord from Zion and the uttering of His voice from Jerusalem teach us several things about Him in this context:
- He has grievous distress for His church and people.
- He has an ardent zeal for protecting heaven and the church.
- He warns of coming vastations.
- He points to the drying up of our “Mount Carmel” and the effects this will have on our “vineyards.”

There are different ways to destroy true ideas and good loves. Verses 3-15 in this chapter describe the different ways that people do this.

Verses 3-5 are talking about people who pervert knowledges from the Word, knowledges which help us form true, useful doctrine. When people successfully corrupt knowledge from the Word, they also undermine the good that would come from that knowledge. But, these people will perish, spiritually.

Verses 6-8 describe people who apply the Word to create or reinforce heretical false ideas. That's not a good thing to do; they will perish, too.

Verses 9-10 address people who pervert knowledges [cognitiones] of good and truth, and thereby injure the external sense of the Word.

Verses 11-12 are about people who pervert the sense of the letter of the Word by falsity, by which doctrine perishes.

Finally, verses 13-15 describe people who falsify the truths of the sense of the letter of the Word: they do not resist in the day of combat, but destroy the truth of doctrine.

What are we to make of this? One take-away is that the Lord loves us, and wants to protect us. Another is that he wants us to carefully read the Word and seek the truths in it - those in the literal sense, and those in the internal sense. From these we should form sound doctrine, and develop good loves that can be built on true ideas.

For further reading, see Arcana Coelestia 2606, 10325, and The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 201.


Hlavní výklad ze Swedenborgových prací:

Arcana Coelestia 2606, 10325

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 201

Další odkazy Swedenborga k této kapitole:

Arcana Coelestia 367, 1197, 3995, 4171, 6419, 6804, 9340, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 343, 612

References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 419, 532, 601, 746, 817, 850

Scriptural Confirmations 9, 75

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