Amos 1

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1 Ang mga salita ni Amos, na nasa gitna ng mga pastor sa Tecoa, na nakita niya tungkol sa Israel, nang mga kaarawan ni Uzzia na hari sa Juda, at nang mga kaarawan ni Jeroboam na anak ni Joas na hari sa Israel, na dalawang taon bago lumindol.

2 At kaniyang sinabi, Ang Panginoon ay aangal mula sa Sion, at sisigaw ng kaniyang tinig mula sa Jerusalem; at ang mga pastulan ng mga pastor ay mananambitan, at ang taluktok ng Carmelo ay matutuyo.

3 Ganito ang sabi ng Panginoon: Dahil sa tatlong pagsalangsang ng Damasco, oo, dahil sa apat, hindi ko ihihiwalay ang kaparusahan sa kaniya; sapagka't kanilang giniik ang Galaad ng panggiik na bakal.

4 Nguni't aking susuguin ang isang apoy sa loob ng bahay ni Hazael, at susupukin niyaon ang mga palacio ni Ben-hadad.

5 At aking iwawasak ang halang ng Damasco, at aking ihihiwalay ang mananahan mula sa libis ng Aven, at siyang humahawak ng cetro mula sa bahay ng Eden; at ang bayan ng Siria ay papasok sa pagkabihag hanggang sa Chir, sabi ng Panginoon.

6 Ganito ang sabi ng Panginoon: Dahil sa tatlong pagsalangsang ng Gaza, oo, dahil sa apat, hindi ko ihihiwalay ang kaparusahan sa kaniya; sapagka't kanilang dinalang bihag ang buong bayan, upang ibigay sa Edom.

7 Nguni't ako'y magsusugo ng isang apoy sa kuta ng Gaza, at susupukin niyaon ang mga palacio niyaon:

8 At aking ihihiwalay ang mananahan mula sa Asdod, at siyang humahawak ng cetro mula sa Ascalon; at aking ipipihit ang aking kamay laban sa Ecron, at ang nalabi sa mga Filisteo ay malilipol, sabi ng Panginoong Dios.

9 Ganito ang sabi ng Panginoon: Dahil sa tatlong pagsalangsang ng Tiro, oo, dahil sa apat, hindi ko ihihiwalay ang kaparusahan sa kaniya; sapagka't kanilang ibinigay ang buong bayan sa Edom, at hindi inalaala ang tipan ng pagkakapatiran.

10 Nguni't ako'y magsusugo ng isang apoy sa kuta ng Tiro, at susupukin niyaon ang mga palacio niyaon.

11 Ganito ang sabi ng Panginoon: Dahil sa tatlong pagsalangsang ng Edom, oo, dahil sa apat, hindi ko ihihiwalay ang kaparusahan sa kaniya; sapagka't hinabol niya ng tabak ang kaniyang kapatid, at ipinagkait ang buong habag, at ang kaniyang galit ay laging nanglilipol, at taglay niya ang kaniyang poot magpakailan man.

12 Nguni't magsusugo ako ng isang apoy sa Teman, at susupukin niyaon ang mga palacio sa Bozra.

13 Ganito ang sabi ng Panginoon: Dahil sa tatlong pagsalangsang ng mga anak ni Ammon, oo, dahil sa apat, hindi ko ihihiwalay ang kaparusahan sa kanila; sapagka't kanilang pinaluwa ang bituka ng mga babaing nagdadalang tao sa Galaad, upang kanilang mapalapad ang kanilang hangganan.

14 Nguni't aking papagniningasin ang isang apoy sa kuta ng Rabba, at susupukin niyaon ang mga palacio niyaon, na may hiyawan sa kaarawan ng pagbabaka, na may bagyo sa kaarawan ng ipoipo;

15 At ang kanilang hari ay papasok sa pagkabihag, siya at ang kaniyang mga prinsipe na magkakasama, sabi ng Panginoon.


Exploring the Meaning of Amos 1      

Napsal(a) Joe David

Amos was a prophet in ancient Israel during the reigns of Jeroboam II and Uzziah. His writings/sayings date from around 760-755 BC.

In his explanations of the inner meaning of the Word, Swedenborg summarizes the meaning of Amos's prophecies in his unpublished work, "The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms". We've used that text, and references made elsewhere by Swedenborg to these verses, and then the more general system of words and their symbolism that he described, to suggest the outlines of the internal sense of these Bible chapters.

In Amos 1:1-2, the verses describe the Lord teaching us about the Word and doctrine from the Word. In this book of the Bible, the prophet Amos symbolizes the Lord. Amos was a shepherd, and of course that metaphor is used to describe the Lord Jesus Christ, too, in the New Testament.

The book of Amos describes the Lord's anger and impatience with the Children of Israel - in the literal sense. Inside, though, it is really a story of the Lord’s great love and concern for us. This is a book of promise: The Lord will triumph over hell’s quest to dominate us and destroy the gift of salvation. This victory is not an occasional interest of the Lord’s; He has an “ardent zeal” to protect us.

In verse 2, the roaring of the Lord from Zion and the uttering of His voice from Jerusalem teach us several things about Him in this context:
- He has grievous distress for His church and people.
- He has an ardent zeal for protecting heaven and the church.
- He warns of coming vastations.
- He points to the drying up of our “Mount Carmel” and the effects this will have on our “vineyards.”

There are different ways to destroy true ideas and good loves. Verses 3-15 in this chapter describe the different ways that people do this.

Verses 3-5 are talking about people who pervert knowledges from the Word, knowledges which help us form true, useful doctrine. When people successfully corrupt knowledge from the Word, they also undermine the good that would come from that knowledge. But, these people will perish, spiritually.

Verses 6-8 describe people who apply the Word to create or reinforce heretical false ideas. That's not a good thing to do; they will perish, too.

Verses 9-10 address people who pervert knowledges [cognitiones] of good and truth, and thereby injure the external sense of the Word.

Verses 11-12 are about people who pervert the sense of the letter of the Word by falsity, by which doctrine perishes.

Finally, verses 13-15 describe people who falsify the truths of the sense of the letter of the Word: they do not resist in the day of combat, but destroy the truth of doctrine.

What are we to make of this? One take-away is that the Lord loves us, and wants to protect us. Another is that he wants us to carefully read the Word and seek the truths in it - those in the literal sense, and those in the internal sense. From these we should form sound doctrine, and develop good loves that can be built on true ideas.

For further reading, see Arcana Coelestia 2606, 10325, and The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 201.

   Studovat vnitřní smysl

Exploring the Meaning of Amos 1      

Napsal(a) Joe David

Amos was a prophet in ancient Israel during the reigns of Jeroboam II and Uzziah. His writings/sayings date from around 760-755 BC.

In his explanations of the inner meaning of the Word, Swedenborg summarizes the meaning of Amos's prophecies in his unpublished work, "The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms". We've used that text, and references made elsewhere by Swedenborg to these verses, and then the more general system of words and their symbolism that he described, to suggest the outlines of the internal sense of these Bible chapters.

In Amos 1:1-2, the verses describe the Lord teaching us about the Word and doctrine from the Word. In this book of the Bible, the prophet Amos symbolizes the Lord. Amos was a shepherd, and of course that metaphor is used to describe the Lord Jesus Christ, too, in the New Testament.

The book of Amos describes the Lord's anger and impatience with the Children of Israel - in the literal sense. Inside, though, it is really a story of the Lord’s great love and concern for us. This is a book of promise: The Lord will triumph over hell’s quest to dominate us and destroy the gift of salvation. This victory is not an occasional interest of the Lord’s; He has an “ardent zeal” to protect us.

In verse 2, the roaring of the Lord from Zion and the uttering of His voice from Jerusalem teach us several things about Him in this context:
- He has grievous distress for His church and people.
- He has an ardent zeal for protecting heaven and the church.
- He warns of coming vastations.
- He points to the drying up of our “Mount Carmel” and the effects this will have on our “vineyards.”

There are different ways to destroy true ideas and good loves. Verses 3-15 in this chapter describe the different ways that people do this.

Verses 3-5 are talking about people who pervert knowledges from the Word, knowledges which help us form true, useful doctrine. When people successfully corrupt knowledge from the Word, they also undermine the good that would come from that knowledge. But, these people will perish, spiritually.

Verses 6-8 describe people who apply the Word to create or reinforce heretical false ideas. That's not a good thing to do; they will perish, too.

Verses 9-10 address people who pervert knowledges [cognitiones] of good and truth, and thereby injure the external sense of the Word.

Verses 11-12 are about people who pervert the sense of the letter of the Word by falsity, by which doctrine perishes.

Finally, verses 13-15 describe people who falsify the truths of the sense of the letter of the Word: they do not resist in the day of combat, but destroy the truth of doctrine.

What are we to make of this? One take-away is that the Lord loves us, and wants to protect us. Another is that he wants us to carefully read the Word and seek the truths in it - those in the literal sense, and those in the internal sense. From these we should form sound doctrine, and develop good loves that can be built on true ideas.

For further reading, see Arcana Coelestia 2606, 10325, and The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 201.

Swedenborg

Hlavní výklad ze Swedenborgových prací:

Arcana Coelestia 2606, 10325

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 201


Další odkazy Swedenborga k této kapitole:

Arcana Coelestia 367, 1197, 3995, 4171, 6419, 6804, 9340, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 343, 612


Odkazy ze Swedenborgových nevydaných prací:

Apocalypse Explained 419, 532, 601, 746, 817, 850

Scriptural Confirmations 9, 75

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