Amos 2

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1 Tiele diras la Eternulo:Pro tri krimoj de Moab kaj pro kvar Mi ne indulgos lin, pro tio, ke li forbruligis la ostojn de la regxo de Edom gxis cindreco.

2 Mi sendos fajron sur Moabon, kaj gxi ekstermos la palacojn de Keriot; kaj Moab mortos en tumulto, cxe bruo kaj sonado de trumpeto.

3 Mi ekstermos jugxiston el meze de li, kaj cxiujn liajn eminentulojn Mi mortigos kune kun li, diras la Eternulo.

4 Tiele diras la Eternulo:Pro tri krimoj de Jehuda kaj pro kvar Mi ne indulgos lin, pro tio, ke ili forpusxis la instruon de la Eternulo, ne observis Liajn legxojn, kaj permesis sin delogigxi per la mensogajxoj, kiujn sekvis iliaj patroj.

5 Mi sendos fajron sur Judujon, kaj gxi ekstermos la palacojn de Jerusalem.

6 Tiele diras la Eternulo:Pro tri krimoj de Izrael kaj pro kvar Mi ne indulgos lin, pro tio, ke ili vendas virtulon pro argxento kaj malricxulon pro paro da sxuoj.

7 Ili premas la kapon de senhavuloj en la polvon de la tero, ili baras la vojon de humiluloj; filo kaj patro iras al unu knabino, por malhonori Mian sanktan nomon.

8 Sur garantidonitaj vestoj ili kusxas apud cxiu altaro, kaj vinon de punitoj ili trinkas en la domo de sia dio.

9 Kaj Mi ekstermis antaux ili la Amoridon, kiu estis alta kiel cedro kaj forta kiel kverko; Mi ekstermis liajn fruktojn supre kaj liajn radikojn malsupre.

10 Mi elkondukis vin el la lando Egipta kaj kondukis vin en la dezerto dum kvardek jaroj, por ke vi ekposedu la landon de la Amorido.

11 El viaj filoj Mi faris profetojn kaj el viaj junuloj konsekritojn; cxu ne estas tiel, ho filoj de Izrael? diras la Eternulo.

12 Sed vi trinkigis al la konsekritoj vinon, kaj al la profetoj vi ordonis:Ne profetu.

13 Jen Mi krakigos sub vi, kiel krakas veturilo, plenigita de garboj.

14 Ecx lertulo ne povos forkuri, fortulo ne povos ion fari per sia forto, kaj heroo ne povos savi sian vivon;

15 la arkpafistoj ne povos kontrauxstari, rapidpiedulo ne savigxos, kaj rajdanto ne savos sian vivon;

16 kaj la plej kuragxa el la herooj forkuros nuda en tiu tago, diras la Eternulo.


Exploring the Meaning of Amos 2      

Napsal(a) E. Taylor and Helen Kennedy

In the Book of Amos, chapter two begins with the Lord declaring his anger against the people of Moab, Judea, and Israel. They have committed various wrongs against the Lord and the church, despite His efforts to guide them, and the chapter goes on to suggest that the Lord is losing faith in His people.

Verses 1-8 of this chapter describe the specific ways in which people can destroy or misuse the good and truth of the Word.

Verses 1-3 discuss the Moabites specifically. They represent people who corrupt the good and truth of the church, meaning they would twist what they learned from the Word to suit their own selfish purposes. Bones represent natural truths that we can use as a framework to support all higher knowledge that we learn, so the fact that people were ‘burning bones’ means they destroyed their own foundation to gain spiritual knowledge. In verse 3, the Lord says that he will cut off the judge and the prince, meaning that the Moabites’ failure to determine what is good (like the judge), and lead a life based in truth (like the prince) will not stand against the real spiritual principles of the Lord.

Verses 4-5 are about people who destroy celestial things from the Word, by turning their hearts away from the Lord. The people of Judea had believed they were the Lord’s chosen people for so many generations at this point that they grew complacent, and no longer felt they needed to obey the Lord’s commandments.

Verses 6-8 tell what can happen when people pervert spiritual truths from the church, and turn them into falsities. Swedenborg writes that most of the images from these verses - silver, shoes, dust, wine - can all represent either falsity, or only the most external type of truth. The Israelites were turning to these falsities and to their own greed, instead of using the Lord’s truths to help the poor and the meek.

In verses 9-11, the Lord reminds the children of Israel of everything he has done to prepare them for salvation. He fought for them and delivered them from Egypt, lifted up their leaders and prophets, and provided them with the truths they would need in order to be regenerated.

He also 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).

Verses 12-16 describe how the Israelites perverted the knowledge the Lord tried to give them. Instead of trusting what the Lord had taught them, they turned to their own self-righteousness for guidance. Since they thought they had all the answers, they corrupted the Nazarites and silenced the prophets. Without a proper understanding of the Lord’s teachings, the people were no longer equipped to fight against evils or to grow spiritually.

At face value, this chapter depicts the Lord as an angry god who will punish those who disobey him. What seems to be anger is actually the Lord fiercely protecting us, and calling us to follow Him. This chapter reminds us to turn our hearts toward the Lord, and to live according to the truths of the Word.

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Exploring the Meaning of Amos 2      

Napsal(a) E. Taylor and Helen Kennedy

In the Book of Amos, chapter two begins with the Lord declaring his anger against the people of Moab, Judea, and Israel. They have committed various wrongs against the Lord and the church, despite His efforts to guide them, and the chapter goes on to suggest that the Lord is losing faith in His people.

Verses 1-8 of this chapter describe the specific ways in which people can destroy or misuse the good and truth of the Word.

Verses 1-3 discuss the Moabites specifically. They represent people who corrupt the good and truth of the church, meaning they would twist what they learned from the Word to suit their own selfish purposes. Bones represent natural truths that we can use as a framework to support all higher knowledge that we learn, so the fact that people were ‘burning bones’ means they destroyed their own foundation to gain spiritual knowledge. In verse 3, the Lord says that he will cut off the judge and the prince, meaning that the Moabites’ failure to determine what is good (like the judge), and lead a life based in truth (like the prince) will not stand against the real spiritual principles of the Lord.

Verses 4-5 are about people who destroy celestial things from the Word, by turning their hearts away from the Lord. The people of Judea had believed they were the Lord’s chosen people for so many generations at this point that they grew complacent, and no longer felt they needed to obey the Lord’s commandments.

Verses 6-8 tell what can happen when people pervert spiritual truths from the church, and turn them into falsities. Swedenborg writes that most of the images from these verses - silver, shoes, dust, wine - can all represent either falsity, or only the most external type of truth. The Israelites were turning to these falsities and to their own greed, instead of using the Lord’s truths to help the poor and the meek.

In verses 9-11, the Lord reminds the children of Israel of everything he has done to prepare them for salvation. He fought for them and delivered them from Egypt, lifted up their leaders and prophets, and provided them with the truths they would need in order to be regenerated.

He also 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).

Verses 12-16 describe how the Israelites perverted the knowledge the Lord tried to give them. Instead of trusting what the Lord had taught them, they turned to their own self-righteousness for guidance. Since they thought they had all the answers, they corrupted the Nazarites and silenced the prophets. Without a proper understanding of the Lord’s teachings, the people were no longer equipped to fight against evils or to grow spiritually.

At face value, this chapter depicts the Lord as an angry god who will punish those who disobey him. What seems to be anger is actually the Lord fiercely protecting us, and calling us to follow Him. This chapter reminds us to turn our hearts toward the Lord, and to live according to the truths of the Word.

Swedenborg

Hlavní výklad ze Swedenborgových prací:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 202


Další odkazy Swedenborga k této kapitole:

Arcana Coelestia 348, 1857, 3881, 6306, 6377, 9489, 10303

Apocalypse Revealed 316

Doctrine of the Lord 4


Odkazy ze Swedenborgových nevydaných prací:

Apocalypse Explained 315, 355, 357, 376, 532, 633, 783

Scriptural Confirmations 9, 75

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