Amos 5

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French: Martin (1744)         

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1 Ecoutez cette parole, qui est la complainte que je prononce à haute voix touchant vous, maison d'Israël!

2 Elle est tombée, elle ne se relèvera plus, la vierge d'Israël; elle est abandonnée sur la terre, il n'y a personne qui la relève.

3 Car ainsi a dit le Seigneur l'Eternel, à la maison d'Israël : La ville de laquelle il en sortait mille, n'en aura de reste que cent; et celle de laquelle il en sortait cent, n'en aura de reste que dix.

4 Car ainsi a dit l'Eternel à la maison d'Israël : Cherchez-moi, et vous vivrez.

5 Et ne cherchez point Béthel, et n'entrez point dans Guilgal, et ne passez point à Béer-Sébah; car Guilgal sera entièrement transportée en captivité, et Béthel sera détruite.

6 Cherchez l'Eternel, et vous vivrez, de peur qu'il ne saisisse la maison de Joseph, comme un feu qui la consumera, sans qu'il y ait personne qui l'éteigne à Béthel.

7 Parce qu'ils changent le jugement en absinthe, et qu'ils renversent la justice.

8 [Cherchez] celui qui a fait la Poussinière et l'Orion, qui change les plus noires ténèbres en aube du jour, et qui fait devenir le jour obscur comme la nuit; qui appelle les eaux de la mer, et les répand sur le dessus de la terre, le nom duquel est l'Eternel.

9 Qui renforce le fourrageur par-dessus l'homme fort, tellement que le fourrageur entrera dans la forteresse.

10 Ils haïssent à la porte ceux qui les reprennent, et ils ont en abomination celui qui parle en intégrité.

11 C'est pourquoi à cause que vous opprimez le pauvre, et lui enlevez la charge de froment, vous avez bâti des maisons de pierre de taille; mais vous n'y habiterez point; vous avez planté des vignes bonnes à souhait; mais vous n'en boirez point le vin.

12 Car j'ai connu vos crimes, ils sont en grand nombre, et vos péchés se sont multipliés : vous êtes des oppresseurs du juste, et des preneurs de rançon, et vous pervertissez à la porte le droit des pauvres.

13 C'est pourquoi l'homme prudent se tiendra dans le silence en ce temps-là; car le temps est mauvais.

14 Cherchez le bien, et non pas le mal, afin que vous viviez; et ainsi l'Eternel, le Dieu des armées, sera avec vous, comme vous l'avez dit.

15 Haïssez le mal, et aimez le bien, et établissez le jugement à la porte; l'Eternel le Dieu des armées, aura peut-être pitié du reste de Joseph.

16 C'est pourquoi l'Eternel le Dieu des armées, le Seigneur dit ainsi; Il y aura lamentation par toutes les places, et on criera par toutes les rues Hélas! Hélas! Et on appellera au deuil le laboureur, et à la lamentation ceux qui en savent le métier.

17 Et il y aura lamentation par toutes les vignes; car je passerai tout au travers de toi, a dit l'Eternel.

18 Malheur à vous qui désirez le jour de l'Eternel; De quoi vous [servira] le jour de l'Eternel? Ce sont des ténèbres, et non pas une lumière.

19 C'est comme si un homme s'enfuyait de devant un lion, et qu'un ours le rencontrât, ou qu'il entrât en la maison, et appuyât sa main sur la paroi, et qu'un serpent le mordît.

20 Le jour de l'Eternel ne sont-ce pas des ténèbres, et non une lumière? Et l'obscurité n'est-elle point en lui, et non la clarté?

21 Je hais et rejette vos fêtes solennelles, et je ne flairerai point [l'odeur de vos parfums] dans vos assemblées solennelles.

22 Que si vous m'offrez des holocaustes et des gâteaux, je ne les accepterai point; et je ne regarderai point les oblations de prospérités que vous ferez de vos bêtes grasses.

23 Ote de devant moi le bruit de tes chansons, car je n'écouterai point la mélodie de tes musettes.

24 Mais le jugement roulera comme de l'eau, et la justice comme un torrent impétueux.

25 Est-ce à moi, maison d'Israël, que vous avez offert des sacrifices et des gâteaux dans le désert pendant quarante ans?

26 Au contraire vous avez porté le tabernacle de votre Moloc, [et] Kijun vos images, et l'étoile de vos dieux, que vous vous êtes faits.

27 C'est pourquoi je vous transporterai au-delà de Damas, a dit l'Eternel, duquel le nom est le Dieu des armées.

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Exploring the Meaning of Amos 5      

1-3 The Lord is sorrowful that the church, the Truth from the Divine flowing into the world, has successively been devastated, as is seen in the previous chapter, Amos 4. Verse 3 says, “The city that goes out by a thousand shall have a hundred left.” So very little truth is left to nourish the people, and this bad state is by their own doing.

4-9 Amid this dying out, the Lord entreats, almost anxiously, “Seek Me and live,” then names traps or states that will turn people from Him: Bethel, Gilgal, and Beersheba. The first is falsifying knowledges, the second sensuous or external pleasures; and the last “negative attitudes towards everything that constitutes faith and its doctrine (SH 3923:6). The next warning is to those “who turn justice into wormwood,” v. 7 or turn good into evil (SH 1488:2). He wants them to return to him and explains clearly that He is the source of power, the one who, “Made the Pleiades and Orion,” v. 8 and the one who “rains ruin upon the strong” v.9.

10-13 In their self-intelligence they 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 of the natural (AE 745:3). The dictionary meaning of “hewn” means a workman making something, so it can be seen as coming from themselves, or their own intelligence. Anything like that is “devoid of life from the Divine” (SH 9852:2).

14-15 The path is shown for the way the Lord can be with them, “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” v.15. The remnant is the small amount of truth, and Joseph is the spiritual part of us (SH 3921:3).

16-20 Here 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?” v.20. 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,” v. 19.

21-22 Their worship won’t be accepted, shown by, “I hate, I despise your feast days” v. 21. The strong language of the Lord is the mirror opposite of the depth of the evil the people are in, since only a remnant of the truth is with them, as in v. 3.

23-25 Take away your noisy songs and melodies, the Lord says, take away what sounds beautiful to you but is hurtful to the Divine because of the lack of goodness and truth. In its place he wants people to “Let justice run down like water, and righteousness like a mightly stream” v. 24.

26-27 If people don’t return to the Lord, everything good will be taken from them, shown in “Therefore I will send you into captivity beyond Damascus” v. 27. Damascus was the furtherest boundary of Canaan, or beyond where spiritual things reside. The “boundary of Damascus” is also used in Ezekiel 47:16-18 (AE 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:

Arcanes Célestes 195, 468, 576, 922, 925, 1071, 1715, ...

L’Apocalypse Révélée 316, 410, 413, 501, 573, 620, 650, ...

Doctrine de a Nouvelle Jérusalem sur Le Seigneur 4, 38

La Doctrine de l'Écriture Sainte 85

La Vraie Religion Chrétienne 51, 82, 689, 761


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

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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Word/Phrase Explanations

complainte
The children of Israel represent 'lamentation' by various things which signified some evil of the church among them for which they were punished. When they...

d'Israël
'Israel,' in Jeremiah 23:8, signifies the spiritual natural church. The children of Israel dispersed all the literal sense of the Word by falsities. 'The children...

est tombée
Like other common verbs, the meaning of "fall" is highly dependent on context in regular language, and is highly dependent on context in a spiritual...

vierge
'Virgins,' as in Revelation 14:4, signify people who love truths because they are truths, so from a spiritual affection. 'Virgin' signifies the church as a...

dit
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...

l'eternel
The Lord, in the simplest terms, is love itself expressed as wisdom itself. In philosophic terms, love is the Lord's substance and wisdom is His...

ville
Cities of the mountain and cities of the plain (Jer. 33:13) signify doctrines of charity and faith.

mille
As children, most of us at some point frustrated our mothers into using the phrase “if I've told you once, I've told you a thousand...

cent
It's a landmark for a young child to count to 100; it sort of covers all the "ordinary" numbers. One hundred is obviously significant for...

Dix
Most places in Swedenborg identify “ten” as representing “all,” or in some cases “many” or “much.” The Ten Commandments represent all the guidance we get...

béthel
When Jacob had his famous dream, of a staircase leading to heaven, he named the place "Bethel," which is Hebrew for "the house of God."...

guilgal
Gilgal signifies the doctrine of natural truth, serving for introduction into the church.

passez
'To pass,' as in Genesis 31:52, signifies flowing in. 'To pass the night,' as in Genesis 24:54, signifies having peace. 'To pass through,' as in...

Joseph
Joseph, Jacob’s eleventh son, is one of the favorite characters in the Bible, with his troubles, his triumphs over them, and his constant trust in...

feu
Just as natural fire can be both comforting in keeping you warm or scary in burning down your house, so fire in the spiritual sense...

jugement
Judgement' pertains to the Lord's divine human and holy proceeding. Judgment' has two sides, a principle of good, and a principle of truth. The faithful...

Justice
'Justice' signifies both good and truth.

Aube
Morning comes with the rising of the sun, and the sun – which gives life to the earth with its warmth and light – represents...

jour
"Day" describes a state in which we are turned toward the Lord, and are receiving light (which is truth) and heat (which is a desire...

nuit
The sun in the Bible represents the Lord, with its heat representing His love and its light representing His wisdom. “Daytime,” then, represents a state...

appelle
'To proclaim' signifies exploration from influx of the Lord.

mer
Water generally represents what Swedenborg calls “natural truth,” or true concepts about day-to-day matters and physical things. Since all water ultimately flows into the seas,...

Terre
'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.

nom
It's easy to see that names are important in the Bible. Jehovah changed Abram and Sarai to Abraham and Sarah, changed Jacob to Israel and...

entrera
All changes of place in the Bible represent changes in spiritual state. “Entering” – usually used as entering someone’s house or “going in unto” someone...

forteresse
Fortifications denote truths so far as they defend good. Fortifications signify defense against falsities and evils.

porte
"Gates" in ancient times had a significance that does not hold in the modern world. Cities then were enclosed by walls for protection; gates in...

parle
Like "say," the word "speak" refers to thoughts and feelings moving from our more internal spiritual levels to our more external ones – and ultimately...

mais
A "house" is essentially a container - for a person, for a family, for several families or even for a large group with shared interests...

planté
'A shrub' signifies the knowledges of truth.

vignes
'A vine' signifies spiritual good and truth. 'A vine' or 'vineyard' signifies the church where the Word, and the Lord in it, is known, or...

vin
Wine played a key role in the ancient world, where safe, reliable water sources were scarce. It could be stored for long periods of time;...

connu
Like so many common verbs, the meaning of "know" in the Bible is varied and dependent on context. And in some cases – when it...

péchés
In the Word three terms are used to mean bad things that are done. These three are transgression, iniquity, and sin, and they are here...

Juste
He is said to be 'just' in a spiritual sense, who lives according to divine laws. They on the right hand being called 'just,' as...

temps
Time is an aspect of the physical world, but according to Swedenborg is not an aspect of the spiritual world. The same is true of...

bien
It seems rather circular to say that “good” in the Bible represents good, but in a general sense it’s true! The case is this: The...

mal
'Wickedness' signifies evil, and 'iniquity' signifies falsities.

armées
Armies of the heavens and the sands of the sea ('Jeremiah 33:15-22') signify the knowledges of truth and good in the spiritual and natural ma{ign21}

Laboureur
'A husbandman,' as mentioned in Amos 5:16, signifies the man of the church, because 'field' signifies the church regarding the implantation of truth. 'A husbandman,'...

ténèbres
"Darkness" is a state without light. "Light" is truth from the Lord, so "darkness" is a state where truth is lacking.

lumière
Nov. 4, 1879: Thomas Edison filed a patent for a long-burning light bulb. Nov. 5, 1879: The light bulb was universally accepted as the symbol...

homme
The relationship between men and women is deep and nuanced, and one entire book of the Writings – Conjugial Love or Love in Marriage –...

Lion
'A lion' signifies the good of celestial love and the truth from that good.

ours
Bears represent the power of the literal external stories and ideas of Bible, separate from their deeper meanings. Since they are wild carnivores, this is...

main
Scientists believe that one of the most crucial developments in the evolution of humans was bipedalism – walking on two legs. That left our hands...

Serpent
'The bite of a snake' or 'serpent,' as in Amos. 5:19, signifies falsification of the Word, from the interior dominion of falsity from evil.

grasses
Fatlings signify celestial goods and the affections thereof, and the delights of those affections. Fatlings of Bashan, as in Ezekiel 39:11, signify goods of the...

bruit
'A tumult,' as in Isaiah 8:4, signifies eager desire to combat against truths.

Chansons
In the ancient and Jewish churches, 'songs' were prophesies about the Lord, especially His coming in the world, subjugation of the diabolical spirits, and liberation...

l'eau
'Waters' signify truths in the natural self, and in the opposite sense, falsities. 'Waters' signify particularly the spiritual parts of a person, or the intellectual...

torrent
A 'stream' signifies aspects of intelligence.

désert
'Wilderness' signifies something with little life in it, as described in the internal sense in Luke 1:80 'Wilderness' signifies somewhere there is no good because...

quarante ans
'Forty' means completeness because 'four' means what is complete, as does 'ten.' Forty is the product of four and ten. Compound numbers have a meaning...

Images
'Images' denote things fashioned from man’s own intelligence.

étoile
'Stars' signify the knowledge of truth and good. 'Stars' are frequently mentioned in the Word, and always signify goods and truths, but in an opposite...

dieux
The Lord is love itself, expressed in the form of wisdom itself. Love, then, is His essence, His inmost. Wisdom - the loving understanding of...

Damas
Damascus and Aroer (Isaiah 17:1, 2) signify the knowledges of truth and good. See Eliezer of Damascus.


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