Amos 4

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1 Ακουσατε τον λογον τουτον, δαμαλεις της Βασαν, αι εν τω ορει της Σαμαρειας, αι καταδυναστευουσαι τους πτωχους, αι καταθλιβουσαι τους πενητας, αι λεγουσαι προς τους κυριους αυτων, Φερετε και ας πιωμεν.

2 Κυριος ο Θεος ωμοσεν εις την αγιοτητα αυτου οτι ιδου, ημεραι ερχονται εις υμας, καθ' ας θελουσι σας πιασει με αγκιστρα και τους απογονους σας με καμακια αλιευτικα.

3 Και θελετε εξελθει απο τας χαλαστρας εκαστη απ' ευθειας ενωπιον αυτης, και θελετε απορριψει παντα τα του παλατιου, λεγει Κυριος.

4 Ελθετε εις Βαιθηλ και ασεβησατε· εν Γαλγαλοις πληθυνατε την ασεβειαν· και φερετε τας θυσιας σας κατα πασαν πρωιαν, τα δεκατα σας κατα πασαν τριετιαν.

5 Και προσφερετε εις θυσιαν ευχαριστιας αρτον ενζυμον, και κηρυξατε τας αυτοπροαιρετους προσφορας· αναγγειλατε αυτας· διοτι ουτως αγαπατε, υιοι Ισραηλ, λεγει Κυριος ο Θεος.

6 Και εγω οτι σας εδωκα πειναν εν πασαις ταις πολεσιν υμων και ελλειψιν αρτου εν πασι τοις τοποις υμων, και δεν επεστρεψατε προς εμε, λεγει Κυριος.

7 Και εγω προσετι εκρατησα την βροχην απο σας, οτε εμενον τρεις μηνες ετι εως του θερους· και εβρεξα επι μιαν πολιν και επι αλλην πολιν δεν εβρεξα· μια μερις εβραχη και η μερις, επι την οποιαν δεν εβρεξεν εξηρανθη.

8 Ουτω δυο τρεις πολεις υπηγαν περιπλανωμεναι εις μιαν πολιν να πιωσιν υδωρ και δεν εχορτασθησαν, και δεν επεστρεψατε προς εμε, λεγει Κυριος.

9 Σας επαταξα με ανεμοφθοριαν και ερυσιβην· το πληθος των κηπων σας και των αμπελωνων σας και των συκεωνων σας και των ελαιωνων σας κατεφαγεν η καμπη, και δεν επεστρεψατε προς εμε, λεγει Κυριος.

10 Εξαπεστειλα εφ' ημας θανατικον κατα τον τροπον της Αιγυπτου· τους νεανισκους σας εθανατωσα εν ρομφαια, αιχμαλωτισας και τους ιππους σας· και ανεβιβασα την δυσωδιαν των στρατοπεδων σας εως των μυκτηρων σας, και δεν επεστρεψατε προς εμε, λεγει Κυριος.

11 Σας κατεστρεψα, καθως ο Θεος κατεστρεψε τα Σοδομα και τα Γομορρα, και εγεινετε ως δαυλος απεσπασμενος απο της πυρκαιας, και δεν επεστρεψατε προς εμε, λεγει Κυριος.

12 Δια τουτο ουτω θελω καμει εις σε, Ισραηλ· οθεν, επειδη θελω καμει τουτο εις σε, ετοιμασθητι να απαντησης τον Θεον σου, Ισραηλ.

13 Διοτι ιδου, ο μορφων τα ορη και κατασκευαζων τον ανεμον και απαγγελλων προς τον ανθρωπον τις ειναι ο στοχασμος αυτου, ο ποιων την αυγην σκοτος και επιβαινων επι τα υψη της γης, Κυριος ο Θεος των δυναμεων ειναι το ονομα αυτου.

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Exploring the Meaning of Amos 4      

By Helen Kennedy

In chapter 4 of the Book of Amos, verses 1-3 talk about people who pervert the truths of the church. They will fall into falsities in outermost things. Fish are lower things, so it follows that fishhooks (verse 2) would mean being caught and held fast in natural or lower things.

Verses 4-6 talk about things of worship such as tithes and sacrifices. These look similar to genuine worship, but are only in outermost things. We can tell because ‘teeth’ (verse 6) represent ultimates or outermost things (Secrets of Heaven 6380), so 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 the rest are false, in consequence of which truths will have no power. 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 in how blight attacked 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 meaning the mixing of good and evil together (Secrets of Heaven 1001:2).

This extends to all things of the church, 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.

Swedenborg

Hlavní výklad ze Swedenborgových prací:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 204


Další odkazy Swedenborga k této kapitole:

Arcana Coelestia 382, 1069, 1453, 2165, 2220, 2799, 2842, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 336, 439, 474, 496, 502, 862

The Lord 49


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 403, 405, 513, 532, 556, 560, 608, ...

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