Amos 9

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1 I saw the Lord standing beside the altar, and he said, "Strike the tops of the pillars, that the thresholds may shake; and break them in pieces on the head of all of them; and I will kill the last of them with the sword: there shall not one of them flee away, and there shall not one of them escape.

2 Though they dig into Sheol, there my hand will take them; and though they climb up to heaven, there I will bring them down.

3 Though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out there; and though they be hidden from my sight in the bottom of the sea, there I will command the serpent, and it will bite them.

4 Though they go into captivity before their enemies, there I will command the sword, and it will kill them. I will set my eyes on them for evil, and not for good.

5 For the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, is he who touches the land and it melts, and all who dwell in it will mourn; and it will rise up wholly like the River, and will sink again, like the River of Egypt.

6 It is he who builds his rooms in the heavens, and has founded his vault on the earth; he who calls for the waters of the sea, and pours them out on the surface of the earth; Yahweh is his name.

7 Are you not like the children of the Ethiopians to me, children of Israel?" says Yahweh. "Haven't I brought up Israel out of the land of Egypt, and the Philistines from Caphtor, and the Syrians from Kir?

8 Behold, the eyes of the Lord Yahweh are on the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from off the surface of the earth; except that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob," says Yahweh.

9 "For, behold, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all the nations, as grain is sifted in a sieve, yet not the least kernel will fall on the earth.

10 All the sinners of my people will die by the sword, who say, 'Evil won't overtake nor meet us.'

11 In that day I will raise up the tent of David who is fallen, and close up its breaches, and I will raise up its ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old;

12 that they may possess the remnant of Edom, and all the nations who are called by my name," says Yahweh who does this.

13 "Behold, the days come," says Yahweh, "that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the one treading grapes him who sows seed; and sweet wine will drip from the mountains, and flow from the hills.

14 I will bring my people Israel back from captivity, and they will rebuild the ruined cities, and inhabit them; and they will plant vineyards, and drink wine from them. They shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them.

15 I will plant them on their land, and they will no more be plucked up out of their land which I have given them," says Yahweh your God.


Exploring the Meaning of Amos 9      

Napsal(a) Helen Kennedy

Here, in Amos 9, there's a warning that the Last Judgment would be thorough. None of the perpetrators of evil responsible for the demise of the church would escape it.

Prior churches had followed a similar path of spiritual ruination. But this time, the new church would not degenerate as the others had.

The Lord announced to Israel that a church would arise that will not perish. This New Church will worship and acknowledge the Lord. It will have soundness of doctrine and understanding - pictured by new wine, new gardens, and the abundance and beauty of the Lord’s restoration of His Church.

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Exploring the Meaning of Amos 9      

Napsal(a) Helen Kennedy

Here, in Amos 9, there's a warning that the Last Judgment would be thorough. None of the perpetrators of evil responsible for the demise of the church would escape it.

Prior churches had followed a similar path of spiritual ruination. But this time, the new church would not degenerate as the others had.

The Lord announced to Israel that a church would arise that will not perish. This New Church will worship and acknowledge the Lord. It will have soundness of doctrine and understanding - pictured by new wine, new gardens, and the abundance and beauty of the Lord’s restoration of His Church.

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altar
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said
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strike
'The smitten' signify people who are oppressed by the falsities of ignorance.

shake
'To tremble,' as in Jeremiah 10:10, relates to the church when falsities are believed and called truths.

head
The head is the part of us that is highest, which means in a representative sense that it is what is closest to the Lord....

kill
'To slay a man to his wounding,' means extinguishing faith, and 'to slay a young man to his hurt,' signifies extinguishing charity, as in Genesis...

sword
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...

flee
To flee signifies to escape, and be rescued. To flee signifies to be overcome.

sheol
'Hell,' as mentioned in Jonah 2:3, signifies the earth below.

hand
In Genesis 27:22, 'voice' relates to truth, and 'hand,' to good.

heaven
Heavens are celestial and spiritual things. Consequently, they are inmost things, both of the Lord's kingdom in heaven the and in the earth. This also...

down
"Down" is used many different ways in natural language, and its spiritual meaning in the Bible is highly dependent on context. Phrases like "bowing down,"...

hide
'To hide themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains,' as mentioned in Revelation 6:15, signifies being in evils and in falsities...

carmel
Carmel (Isa. 16:10) signifies the good of the church. Carmel also signifies the celestial church. (Isa. 35:2.)

sea
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,...

hidden
'To hide themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains,' as mentioned in Revelation 6:15, signifies being in evils and in falsities...

sight
The symbolic meaning of "seeing" is "understanding," which is obvious enough that it has become part of common language (think about it; you might see...

command
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serpent
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go
In the physical world, the places we inhabit and the distances between them are physical realities, and we have to get our physical bodies through...

before
In most cases, the meaning of "before" is pretty straightforward, both as a way of assessing relative time, and in its use meaning "in someone's...

enemies
An enemy in the Bible refers to people who are in the love of evil and the false thinking that springs from evil. On a...

eyes
'Pairs of hands, eyes, etc.' relate to the will and understanding, or to good and truth. The right side to the will or good, and...

evil
'To hurt,' as mentioned in Revelation 6:6, signifies violation and profanation. 'To hurt' as mentioned in Revelation 9:4, signifies perverting the truths and goods of...

good
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lord
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Yahweh
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armies
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touches
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land
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dwell
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mourn
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rise
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rise up
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sink
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river of Egypt
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egypt
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heavens
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earth
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surface
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name
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children
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israel
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says
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haven
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philistines
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syrians
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Kir
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the Lord
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house
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Jacob
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nations
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fall
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die
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say
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Overtake
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us
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day
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tent
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david
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fallen
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close
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breaches
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build
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days
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Days of old
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of old
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edom
'Edom' or 'Idumea,' as in Isaiah 34:5, signifies those who are in evil and in falsities thence derived.

called
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come
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seed
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mountains
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hills
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back
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captivity
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cities
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Inhabit
'Inhabit' refers to good.

plant
'A shrub' signifies the knowledges of truth.

vineyards
A vineyard signifies the church where the Word is, by which the Lord is known. (Apocalypse Revealed 650)

drink
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Wine
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gardens
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eat
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fruit
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given
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God
When the Bible speaks of "Jehovah," it is representing love itself, the inmost love that is the essence of the Lord. That divine love is...

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