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1 "แม่วัวทั้งหลายแห่งเมืองบาชานเอ๋ย จงฟังคำนี้เถิด คือผู้ที่อยู่ในภูเขาสะมาเรีย ผู้ที่บีบบังคับคนยากจน และขยี้คนขัดสน ผู้ที่กล่าวแก่นายของตนว่า `เอามาซิคะ เราจะได้ดื่มกัน'

2 องค์พระผู้เป็นเจ้าพระเจ้าทรงปฏิญาณไว้ด้วยความบริสุทธิ์ของพระองค์ว่า ดูเถิด วันทั้งหลายจะมาถึงเจ้า เขาจะเอาขอเกี่ยวเจ้าไป จนถึงคนที่สุดท้ายของเจ้า เขาก็จะเกี่ยวไปด้วยเบ็ด

3 และเจ้าจะออกไปตามช่องกำแพง แม่วัวทั้งหลายจะออกไปตามช่องตรงข้างหน้าตน และเจ้าจะทิ้งมันเข้าไปในวังนั้น" พระเยโฮวาห์ตรัสดังนี้แหละ

4 "จงมาที่เบธเอล มาทำการละเมิด มาที่กิลกาลซิ มาทำการละเมิดให้ทวีมากขึ้น จงนำเครื่องสัตวบูชาของเจ้ามาทุกเช้า และนำสิบชักหนึ่งของเจ้าหลังจากสามปี

5 จงเผาบูชาโมทนาด้วยใช้สิ่งที่มีเชื้อ และประกาศการถวายบูชาด้วยใจสมัคร จงโฆษณา โอ คนอิสราเอลเอ๋ย เจ้ารักที่จะกระทำอย่างนี้นี่นะ" องค์พระผู้เป็นเจ้าพระเจ้าตรัสดังนี้แหละ

6 "ทั่วไปทุกเมือง เราให้ฟันของเจ้าสะอาด สถานที่ทุกแห่งของเจ้าก็ขาดอาหาร เจ้าก็ยังไม่กลับมาหาเรา" พระเยโฮวาห์ตรัสดังนี้แหละ

7 "เราได้ยับยั้งฝนไว้เสียจากเจ้าด้วย เมื่อก่อนถึงฤดูเกี่ยวสามเดือน เราให้ฝนตกในเมืองหนึ่ง อีกเมืองหนึ่งไม่ให้ฝน นาแห่งหนึ่งมีฝนตก และนาที่ไม่มีฝนก็เหี่ยวแห้ง

8 ดังนั้นชาวเมืองสองสามเมืองก็ดั้นด้นไปหาอีกเมืองหนึ่งเพื่อจะหาน้ำดื่ม และไม่รู้จักอิ่ม เจ้าก็ยังไม่กลับมาหาเรา" พระเยโฮวาห์ตรัสดังนี้แหละ

9 "เราโจมตีเจ้าด้วยให้ข้าวม้านและขึ้นรา เมื่อบรรดาสวนของเจ้าและสวนองุ่นของเจ้า พร้อมต้นมะเดื่อและต้นมะกอกเทศของเจ้าผลิตผล ตั๊กแตนก็มากิน เจ้าก็ยังไม่กลับมาหาเรา" พระเยโฮวาห์ตรัสดังนี้แหละ

10 "เราให้โรคระบาดอย่างที่เกิดในอียิปต์มาเกิดท่ามกลางเจ้า เราประหารคนหนุ่มของเจ้าเสียด้วยดาบ ทั้งเอาม้าทั้งหลายของเจ้าไปเสีย และกระทำให้ความน่าเหม็นที่ค่ายของเจ้าคลุ้งเข้าจมูกเจ้า เจ้าก็ยังไม่กลับมาหาเรา" พระเยโฮวาห์ตรัสดังนี้แหละ

11 "เราคว่ำเจ้าเสียบ้าง อย่างที่พระเจ้าคว่ำเมืองโสโดมและเมืองโกโมราห์ เจ้าเหมือนดุ้นฟืนที่เขาหยิบออกมาจากกองไฟ เจ้าก็ยังไม่กลับมาหาเรา" พระเยโฮวาห์ตรัสดังนี้แหละ

12 "โอ อิสราเอลเอ๋ย เพราะฉะนั้นเราจะต้องกระทำกับเจ้าดังนี้ เพราะเราจะต้องกระทำเช่นนี้แก่เจ้า โอ อิสราเอลเอ๋ย จงเตรียมตัวเพื่อจะเผชิญพระเจ้าของเจ้า"

13 เพราะดูเถิด พระองค์ผู้ปั้นภูเขาและสร้างลม และทรงประกาศพระดำริของพระองค์แก่มนุษย์ ผู้ทรงกระทำให้รุ่งสว่างกลายเป็นความมืด และทรงดำเนินบนที่สูงของพิภพ พระนามของพระองค์ คือพระเยโฮวาห์พระเจ้าจอมโยธา

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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.

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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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Arcana Coelestia # 4926

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4926. 'And she said, Why have you made a breach upon yourself?' means this truth's apparent separation from good. This is clear from the meaning of 'a breach' as an infringement upon and perversion of truth through its separation from good, dealt with below. Here 'making a breach' plainly means pulling away the twice-dyed thread from the hand and so separating good; for good is meant by 'twice-dyed', 4922. As regards this separation being an apparent one, this follows from the fact that it appeared to the midwife that a separation had taken place; but in reality it was not the twin with the twice-dyed thread who came out but his brother, who represents truth. On these matters, see what has been shown immediately above in 4925, where it is shown that good is in actual fact the firstborn but that truth appears to be such. This can be illustrated further still from the functions and members within the human body. The appearance is that the members and organs are first and that the functions these perform are subsequent; for the organs and members present themselves to the eye and are also known before their functions are seen or known. But in spite of this appearance the functions are prior to the members and organs since these derive their existence from the functions they serve and so receive their own forms to accord with these functions. Indeed the function itself gives them these forms and accommodates them to itself. If this were not so, all the individual parts of the human body could not possibly act together in so harmonious a way that they make a single whole. The same may be said about good and truth. The appearance is that truth is first, but in reality good is, in that good gives truths the forms they take and accommodates them to itself. Therefore regarded essentially truths are nothing else than goods which have been given form, that is, they are the forms good takes. In relation to good, truths are also like the internal organs and the fibres of the body in relation to the functions these perform. Also, regarded essentially good is nothing else than the function.

[2] The meaning of 'a breach' as an infringement upon truth and a perversion of it through its separation from good is also clear from other places in the Word, as in David,

Our storehouses are full, yielding food and still more food; our flocks are thousands, and ten thousands in our streets, our oxen are laden; there is no breach. Psalms 144:13-14.

This refers to the Ancient Church as it was in its youth. 'The food' with which 'the storehouses are full' stands for spiritual food, that is, for truth and good. 'Flocks' and 'oxen' stand for forms of good, internal and external. 'There is no breach' stands for the fact that truth has not suffered any infringement upon it or perversion of it through separation from good.

[3] In Amos,

I will raise up the tent of David that is fallen down, and I will close up their breaches, and I will restore its destroyed places; and I will build it as in the days of old. Amos 9:11.

This refers to a Church where good is present. 'The tent of David that is fallen down' means the good of love and charity received from the Lord. For 'a tent' meaning that good, see 414, 1102, 2145, 2152, 3312, 4128, 4391, 4599, and 'David' the Lord, 1888. 'Closing up the breeches' stands for correcting falsities which have entered in through the separation of truth from good. 'Building it as in the days of old' stands for as the state of the Church was in ancient times. In the Word that state at that time is called 'the days of eternity', 'the days of old', and also 'of generation upon generation'.

[4] In Isaiah,

He that is of you is building the waste places of old; raise up the foundations of generation upon generation, and may you be called the one repairing the breach, the one restoring paths to dwell in. Isaiah 58:12.

This refers to a Church where charity and life are the essential thing. 'Repairing the breach' again stands for correcting falsities which have crept in through the separation of good from truth, the origin of all falsity. 'Restoring paths to dwell in' stands for truths which are linked to good, for 'paths' or ways are truths, 627, 2333, and 'dwelling in' is used in reference to good, 2268, 2451, 2712, 3613.

[5] In the same prophet,

You saw that the breaches of the city of David were very many, and you collected the waters of the lower pool. Isaiah 22:9.

'The breaches of the city of David' stands for falsities of doctrine. 'The waters of the lower pool' stands for traditions by which they introduced blemishes into the truths contained in the Word, Matthew 15:1-6; Mark 7:1-13. In Ezekiel,

You have not gone up into the breaches and made a hedge for the house of Israel, so that you might stand in war on the day of Jehovah. Ezekiel 13:5.

In the same prophet,

I sought from among them a man making a hedge and standing in the breach before Me for the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found none. Ezekiel 22:30.

'Standing in the breach' stands for defending and guarding against the intrusion of falsities. In David,

Jehovah said He would destroy the people, unless Moses His chosen had stood in the breach before Him. Psalms 106:23.

'Standing in the breach' again means guarding against the intrusion of falsities; 'Moses' here meaning the Word - see Preface to Chapter 18 of Genesis, and 4859 (end).

(Odkazy: Arcana Coelestia 2135; Mark 7:1-14)


[6] In Amos,

They will drag out the last of you with fish-hooks; you will go out through the breaches, every one from her own region; and you will cast down the palace. Amos 4:2-3.

'Going out through the breaches' stands for doing so through falsities resulting from reasonings. 'The palace' means the Word and consequently the truth of doctrine that is grounded in good. And because 'breaches' means falsity which arises through the separation of good from truth, the same is also meant in the representative sense by 'strengthening and repairing the breaches of the house of Jehovah', 2 Kings 12:5, 7-8, 12; 22:5. In the second Book of Samuel,

It grieved David that Jehovah had made a breach into Uzzah; therefore he called that place Perez Uzzah. 2 Samuel 6:8.

This refers to Uzzah, who died because he touched the ark. 'The ark' represented heaven, or in the highest sense the Lord, and therefore Divine Good. But 'Uzzah' represented that which ministers, and so represents truth since truth ministers to good. This separation is meant by 'a breach into Uzzah'.

(Odkazy: 2 Kings 12:6-8; Genesis 38:29)

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Inbound References:

Arcana Coelestia 4977, 5351, 5354, 6272, 6342, 6344, 7035, 8042, 8080, 8833, 9224, 10110

The New Jerusalem and its Heavenly Doctrine 121, 186


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 433, 434


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