Amos 5

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1 Kuulkaa tämä Herran sana, itkuvirsi, jonka minä viritän teistä, te Israelin heimo.

2 Kaatunut on neitsyt Israel eikä enää nouse; hän viruu kaadettuna maassansa, eikä ole, kuka hänet nostaisi.

3 Sillä näin sanoo Herra, Herra: Kaupunkiin, josta ennen lähti tuhat, jää jäljelle sata; ja josta lähti sata, siihen jää kymmenen jäljelle, Israelin heimoa.

4 Sillä näin sanoo Herra Israelin heimolle: Etsikää minua, niin te saatte elää.

5 Älkää etsikö Beeteliä, älkää menkö Gilgaliin älkääkä vaeltako Beersebaan. Sillä Gilgal viedään pakkosiirtolaisuuteen, ja Beetel joutuu tuhon omaksi.

6 Etsikää Herraa, niin te saatte elää, ettei hän tulena tunkeutuisi Joosefin huoneeseen ja kuluttaisi sitä eikä olisi sammuttajaa Beetelillä-

7 te, jotka muutatte oikeuden koiruohoksi ja vanhurskauden maahan kukistatte.

8 Hän, joka on tehnyt Otavan ja Kalevanmiekan ja muuttaa synkeyden aamuksi ja pimentää päivän yöksi ja kutsuu kokoon meren vedet ja vuodattaa ne maan pinnalle-Herra on hänen nimensä,

9 hänen, joka äkisti tuottaa väkevälle hävityksen, ja niin tulee hävitys linnoitukseen.

10 He vihaavat sitä, joka portissa oikeutta puoltaa, ja totuuden puhuja on heille kauhistus.

11 Sentähden, koska te poljette vaivaista ja otatte häneltä viljaveroa, niin vaikka te rakennatte taloja hakatusta kivestä, te ette niissä asu; vaikka te istutatte ihania viinitarhoja, te ette niistä viiniä juo.

12 Sillä minä tiedän, että teidän rikoksenne ovat monet ja teidän syntinne raskaat: te vainoatte vanhurskasta ja otatte lahjuksia ja väännätte vääräksi portissa köyhäin asian.

13 Sentähden ymmärtäväinen vaikenee tänä aikana, sillä se on paha aika.

14 Etsikää hyvää, älkääkä pahaa, että te eläisitte. Silloin Herra, Jumala Sebaot, on oleva teidän kanssanne, niinkuin te sanotte.

15 Vihatkaa pahaa ja rakastakaa hyvää ja saattakaa oikeus voimaan portissa: ehkäpä Herra, Jumala Sebaot, armahtaa Joosefin jäännöstä.

16 Sillä näin sanoo Herra, Jumala Sebaot, Herra: Kaikilla toreilla on valitus, kaikilla kaduilla sanotaan: "Voi! Voi!" Peltomiehiä kutsutaan surun viettoon ja itkuvirren taitajia valittajaisiin.

17 Ja kaikissa viinitarhoissa on valitus, sillä minä käyn sinun keskitsesi, sanoo Herra.

18 Voi teitä, jotka toivotte Herran päivän tulemista. Miksi hyväksi on teille Herran päivä? Se on oleva pimeys, eikä valkeus-

19 ikäänkuin jos joku pakenisi leijonaa ja häntä kohtaisi karhu, tahi joku tulisi kotiin ja nojaisi kätensä seinään ja häntä pistäisi käärme.

20 Eikö Herran päivä ole pimeys, eikä valkeus, eikö se ole synkeys, jossa ei valoa ole?

21 Minä vihaan, minä halveksin teidän juhlianne enkä mielisty teidän juhlakokouksiinne.

22 Sillä vaikka te tuotte minulle polttouhreja ja ruokauhrejanne, eivät ne minulle kelpaa, enkä minä katso teidän yhteysuhrienne, syöttövasikkainne, puoleen.

23 Vie pois minun edestäni virttesi pauhina, en tahdo kuulla sinun harppujesi soittoa.

24 Mutta oikeus virratkoon kuin vesi ja vanhurskaus niinkuin ehtymätön puro.

25 Toitteko te teurasuhreja ja ruokauhreja minulle erämaassa neljänäkymmenenä vuotena, te Israelin heimo?

26 Te olette kantaneet kuningastanne Sikkutia ja Kijjunin-kuvianne, tähtijumalaanne, sitä, jonka te olette itsellenne tehneet.

27 Sentähden minä vien teidät pakkosiirtolaisuuteen tuolle puolelle Damaskon, sanoo Herra. Jumala Sebaot on hänen nimensä.

  

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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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, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 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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