Amos 1

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1 Amazwi ka-Amosi, obengowakubo abalusi baseTekowa, awawabonayo ngokusingisele kwaSirayeli, ngemihla kaUziya ukumkani wakwaYuda, ngemihla kaYarobheham unyana kaYowashe, ukumkani wakwaSirayeli, iminyaka emibini phambi konyikimo.

2 Wathi: UYehova uyabharhula eZiyon, akhuphe ilizwi lakhe eYerusalem, amakriwa abalusi enze isijwili, incopho yeKarmele yome.

3 Utsho uYehova ukuthi, Ngenxa yezikreqo ezithathu zeDamasko, ngenxa yezine—andiyi kuyibuyisa umva le nto—ngenxa yokuba bambhulayo uGiliyadi ngezibhulo zesinyithi:

4 ndiya kuphosa umlilo endlwini kaHazayeli, utshise iingxande ezinde zikaBhen-hadade.

5 Ndowaphula umvalo weDamasko, ndinqumle ummi wasesihlanjeni seAven, nophethe intonga yobukumkani eBhete-eden; bathinjwe abantu bakwa-Aram, baye eKire; utsho uYehova.

6 Utsho uYehova ukuthi, Ngenxa yezikreqo ezithathu zeGaza, ngenxa yezine—andiyi kuyibuyisa umva le nto—ngenxa yokuthimba kwabo abathinjwa ngokuzeleyo, ukuze babanikele kuEdom:

7 ndiya kuthumela umlilo eludongeni lweGaza, utshise iingxande zayo ezinde.

8 Ndomnqumla omiyo eAshdode, nophethe intonga yobukumkani eAshkelon; ndisibuyisele isandla sam phezu kwe-Ekron, atshabalale amasalela amaFilisti; itsho iNkosi uYehova.

9 Utsho uYehova ukuthi, Ngenxa yezikreqo ezithathu zeTire, ngenxa yezine—andiyi kuyibuyisa umva le nto—ngenxa yokubanikela kwabo abathinjwa bephelele kuEdom, abawukhumbula umnqophiso wobuzalwana:

10 ndiya kuthumela umlilo eludongeni lweTire, utshise iingxande zayo ezinde.

11 Utsho uYehova ukuthi, Ngenxa yezikreqo ezithathu zakwaEdom, ngenxa yezine—andiyi kuyibuyisa umva le nto—ngenxa yokumsukelisa kwakhe umzalwana wakhe ngekrele, eyilahlile imfesane yakhe, umsindo wakhe uhlala uqwenga, emana egcine ukuphuphuma komsindo wakhe:

12 ndiya kuthumela umlilo kwaTeman, utshise iingxande ezinde zaseBhotsera.

13 Utsho uYehova ukuthi, Ngenxa yezikreqo ezithathu zoonyana baka-Amon, ngenxa yezine—andiyi kuyibuyisa umva le nto— ngenxa yokuqangqulula kwabo abamithiyo baseGiliyadi, ukuze bandise umda wabo:

14 ndiya kubasa umlilo eludongeni lweRabha, utshise iingxande zayo ezinde, kuhlatywa umkhosi ngemini yokulwa, kukho umoya ovuthuzayo ngemini yesaqhwithi.

15 Uya kuthinjwa emke ukumkani wabo, yena nabathetheli bakhe kunye naye; utsho uYehova.

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Exploring the Meaning of Amos 1      

By Steve David

The Internal Meaning of Amos, Chapter 1.

Verses 1-2 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.


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

References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

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

Scriptural Confirmations 9, 75

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