Amos 4

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1 Ascoltate questa parola, vacche di Basan, che siete nella montagna di Samaria, che oppressate i miseri, che fiaccate i poveri, che dite a’ vostri signori: Recate, acciocchè beviamo.

2 Il Signore Iddio ha giurato per la sua santità, che ecco, i giorni vi vengono addosso, ch’egli vi trarrà fuori con uncini, e il vostro rimanente con ami da pescare.

3 E voi uscirete per le rotture, ciascuna dirincontro a sè; e lascerete in abbandono i palazzi, dice il Signore.

4 Venite pure in Betel, e commettete misfatto, moltiplicate i vostri misfatti in Ghilgal, e adducete ogni mattina i vostri sacrificii, e le vostre decime a’ tre giorni.

5 E fate ardere per profumo del pane levitato, per offerta di lode; e bandite a grida le offerte volontarie; poichè così amate di fare, o figliuoli d’Israele, dice il Signore Iddio.

6 E benchè io vi abbia data nettezza di denti in tutte le vostre città, e mancamento di pane in tutti i luoghi vostri; non però vi siete convertiti a me, dice il Signore.

7 E benchè io vi abbia divietata la pioggia, tre mesi intieri avanti la mietitura, ed abbia fatto piovere sopra una città, e non sopra l’altra; e un campo sia stato adacquato di pioggia, ed un altro, sopra il quale non è piovuto, sia seccato;

8 e due, e tre città si sieno mosse verso una città, per bere dell’acqua, e non si sieno saziate; non però vi siete convertiti a me, dice il Signore.

9 Io vi ho percossi di arsura, e di rubigine; le ruche hanno mangiata la moltitudine de’ vostri giardini, e delle vostre vigne, e de’ vostri fichi, e de’ vostri ulivi; e pur voi non vi siete convertiti a me, dice il Signore.

10 Io ho mandata fra voi la pestilenza, nella via di Egitto; io ho uccisi con la spada i vostri giovani, oltre alla presa de’ vostri cavalli; ed ho fatto salire il puzzo de’ vostri eserciti, fino alle vostre nari; e pur voi non vi siete convertiti a me, dice il Signore.

11 Io vi ho sovvertiti, come Iddio sovvertì Sodoma e Gomorra; e siete stati come un tizzone salvato da un incendio; e pur voi non vi siete convertiti a me, dice il Signore.

12 Perciò, io ti farò così, o Israele; e perciocchè io ti farò questo, preparati allo scontro dell’Iddio tuo, o Israele.

13 Perciocchè, ecco colui che ha formati i monti, e che crea il vento, e che dichiara all’uomo qual sia il suo pensiero; che fa dell’alba oscurità, e che cammina sopra gli alti luoghi della terra; il cui Nome è: Il Signore Iddio degli eserciti.



Exploring the Meaning of Amos 4      

Napsal(a) Helen Kennedy

In chapter 4 of the Book of Amos, verses 1-3 are talking about people who pervert the truths of the church. They will fall into falsities in outermost things.

In the Bible, fish represent "lower" things than mammals, so we can interpret the fishhooks in verse 2 as meaning being caught and held fast in natural or lower things.

Verses 4-6 are about acts of worship such as tithes and sacrifices. These look similar to genuine worship, but are only external sorts of things. We can tell because ‘teeth’ (in verse 6) represent ultimates or outermost things (see Secrets of Heaven 6380). 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 where there are too many false ideas, the truths don't get through. 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 by blight attacking 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 means the mixing of good and evil together. (See Secrets of Heaven 1001[2]).

This extends to all things of the church, with 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.

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Exploring the Meaning of Amos 4      

Napsal(a) Helen Kennedy

In chapter 4 of the Book of Amos, verses 1-3 are talking about people who pervert the truths of the church. They will fall into falsities in outermost things.

In the Bible, fish represent "lower" things than mammals, so we can interpret the fishhooks in verse 2 as meaning being caught and held fast in natural or lower things.

Verses 4-6 are about acts of worship such as tithes and sacrifices. These look similar to genuine worship, but are only external sorts of things. We can tell because ‘teeth’ (in verse 6) represent ultimates or outermost things (see Secrets of Heaven 6380). 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 where there are too many false ideas, the truths don't get through. 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 by blight attacking 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 means the mixing of good and evil together. (See Secrets of Heaven 1001[2]).

This extends to all things of the church, with 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.

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parola
'Word,' as in Psalms 119:6-17, stands for doctrine in general. 'The Word,' as in Psalms 147:18, signifies divine good united with divine truth. 'Word,' as...

vacche
'The heifer whereby labor has not been done,' as mentioned in Deuteronomy 21:3, signifies the innocence of the external self, which is in ignorance. 'The...

montagna
'Hills' signify the good of charity.

samaria
'Samaria,' as in Amos 4:1. 6:1, signifies the spiritual church perverted.

signore
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...

giurato
'To sware' is a binding.

santità
The Bible describes many things as being holy, or sacred. The Ark of the Covenant is one very holy object. The inmost chamber of the...

giorni
"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...

palazzi
'A palace,' as in Psalm 144:12, represents the understanding in which truths have a beautiful form. They have a beautiful form when they are from...

dice
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...

Betel
Quando Giacobbe fece il suo famoso sogno, di una scala che portava in cielo, chiamò il luogo "Bethel", che in ebraico significa "la casa di...

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

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

tre
The Writings talk about many aspects of life using the philosophical terms "end," "cause" and "effect." The "end" is someone’s goal or purpose, the ultimate...

decime
'Tithes,' as in tenths, signifies goods and truths stored up from the Lord in a person’s interior self. These goods are called remains. When these...

figliuoli
Swedenborg tells us that space and time in the physical world correspond to states of life in the spiritual world. So when the Bible talks...

d’israele
'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...

israele
'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...

denti
'Teeth' signify the outer edges of the life of the natural self, or the sensory level. This has two kinds, the will, and the understanding....

città
In the ancient world cities were very nearly nations unto themselves – they existed within walls, with their own laws and customs, generally centered on...

pane
The word “bread” is used two ways in the Bible. In some cases it means actual bread; in others it stands for food in general....

pioggia
'Rain,' in a positive sense, denotes blessing, but in the opposite sense, damnation Rain,' as in Genesis 2:5-6, Exodus 34:25-27, and Hosea 6:3, signifies the...

mesi
'A month' has respect to the state of truth in a person. 'A month' signifies a full state. Month,' as in Genesis 29, signifies the...

piovere
'Rain,' in a positive sense, denotes blessing, but in the opposite sense, damnation Rain,' as in Genesis 2:5-6, Exodus 34:25-27, and Hosea 6:3, signifies the...

piovuto
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due
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acqua
Water was obviously of tremendous importance in Biblical times (and every other time). It is the basis of life, the essential ingredient in all drinks,...

rubigine
Blasting and mildew (Amos 4:9) signifies evil and falsity in the ex­tremes, or from the sensual corporeal principle.

vigne
'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...

fichi
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pestilenza
'Pestilence' denotes the vastation of good and truth.

Egitto
'Mizraim' signifies the same thing as Egypt.

spada
A 'sword,' in the Word, signifies the truth of faith combating and the vastation of truth. In an opposite sense, it signifies falsity combating and...

cavalli
'A horse' signifies knowledges or understanding of the Word. In an opposite sense it signifies the understanding of the Word falsified by reasonings, and likewise...

Iddio
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sodoma
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monti
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vento
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dichiara
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terra
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nome
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degli
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eserciti
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