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Amos 8

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1 Dít het die Here HERE my laat sien--kyk, daar was 'n mandjie met somervrugte.

2 En Hy : Wat sien jy, Amos? En ek antwoord: 'n Mandjie met somervrugte. Toe die HERE vir my: Die einde het vir my volk Israel gekom; Ek sal hom verder nie meer verbygaan nie.

3 En die liedere van die paleis sal in dié dag weeklaag, spreek die Here HERE: 'n menigte lyke; hulle gooi dit oral neer. Stilte!

4 Hoor dit, julle wat die behoeftige vertrap en daarop uit is om die ootmoediges van die land uit te roei,

5 deur te sê: Wanneer is die nuwemaan verby, sodat ons koring kan verkoop, en die sabbat, sodat ons die graanskuur kan oopsluit--om die efa te verklein en die sikkel te vergroot en bedrieglik te handel met 'n valse weegskaal;

6 om die armes vir geld te koop en die behoeftige vir 'n paar skoene; ook die afval van die koring sal ons verkoop.

7 Die HERE het gesweer by die hoogheid van Jakob: Gewis, Ek sal in ewigheid nie een van hulle werke vergeet nie.

8 Moet hieroor die aarde nie bewe en elke inwoner daarvan nie treur nie? Ja, dit sal oprys in sy geheel soos die Nyl en onstuimig opkook en wegsak soos die rivier van Egipte.

9 En in dié dag, spreek die Here HERE, laat Ek die son op die middag ondergaan en vir die aarde die lig duister word terwyl dit nog dag is.

10 En Ek verander julle feeste in rou en al julle liedere in klaagsang, en Ek bring op alle lendene 'n roukleed en op alle hoofde kaalheid. En Ek maak dit soos by die rou oor 'n enigste kind en die einde daarvan soos 'n bittere dag.

11 Kyk, daar kom dae, spreek die Here HERE, dat Ek 'n honger in die land stuur, nie 'n honger na brood nie en nie 'n dors na water nie, maar om die woorde van die HERE te hoor.

12 En hulle sal swerwe van see tot see en rondslinger van noord na oos, om na die woord van die HERE te soek, maar hulle sal dit nie vind nie.

13 In dié dag sal die mooi jongedogters en die jongmanne van dors beswyk--

14 hulle wat sweer by die skuld van Samaría, en ook : So waar as jou god leef, o Dan! en: So waar as die weg van Berséba leef! En hulle sal val en nie weer opstaan nie.

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Exploring the Meaning of Amos 8      

By Rev. Martin Pennington and Rev. George McCurdy

The Lord was not going to sit by and watch the church die. He revealed to the Israelites that He was going to bring about a change. Here is the promise made: a “new [element] of the church will arise.” The old church would end, but with a remnant, the coming of the Lord and the glorification of His Human would successfully establish a New Church.

From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 208


Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 1460, 2165, 2723, 2842, 3021, 3081, 3693, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 47, 50, 53, 166, 209, 323, 476, ...

The Lord 4

Sacred Scripture 35

True Christian Religion 689, 707


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 66, 71, 195, 238, 373, 386, 401, ...

Canons of the New Church 27

Coronis (An Appendix to True Christian Religion) 5

De Verbo (The Word) 10, 25

Scriptural Confirmations 4, 9, 56, 75

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:



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Word/Phrase Explanations

HERE
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...

laat sien
'Shew' signifies instruction to the life.

kyk
To look,' as in Genesis 18:22, signifies thinking, because seeing denotes understanding. Look not back behind thee,' as in Genesis 19:17, means that Lot, who...

Israel
'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...

verbygaan
'To pass,' as in Genesis 31:52, signifies flowing in. 'To pass the night,' as in Genesis 24:54, signifies having peace. 'To pass through,' as in...

dag
The expression 'even to this day' or 'today' sometimes appears in the Word, as in Genesis 19:37-38, 22:14, 26:33, 32:32, 35:20, and 47:26. In a...

spreek
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...

Hoor
'To hearken to father and mother,' as mentioned in Genesis 28:7, signifies obedience from affection. 'To hearken,' as mentioned in Genesis 30:22, signifies providence. See...

behoeftige
'Poor' signifies someone who is not in truths, and people who are ignorant of good and truth, but desire instruction.

land
'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.

sabbat
In Exodus 31:13, 'verily my Sabbaths ye shall keep,' signifies continuous holy thought about the union of the Lord’s divine with His human.

sikkel
'A shekel' signifies the price or estimation of good and truth, and 'half a shekel' signifies the determination of the quantity thereof.

geld
'Silver,' in the internal sense of the Word, signifies truth, but also falsity. 'Silver' means the truth of faith, or the truth acquired from selfhood,...

skoene
In the Word, 'the sole of the foot' and 'the heel' signifies the ultimate natural. 'The shoe' is what clothes the sole of the foot...

gesweer
The Lord swearing by himself signifies that divine truth testifies, for He is divine truth itself, and this testifies from itself and means itself. It...

werke
'Works,' as in Genesis 46:33, denote goods, because they are from the will, and anything from the will is either good or evil, but anything...

vergeet
To forget, in the internal sense, signifies nothing else but removal and apparent privation.

treur
In a general sense, mourning in the Bible represents a state of grief over the lack of desires for good and true ideas about life....

Egipte
'Mizraim' signifies the same thing as Egypt.

laat
As with common verbs in general, the meaning of “bring” is highly dependent on context, but in general it represents an introduction to a new...

son
The 'sun' signifies celestial and spiritual love. The 'sun' in the Word, when referring to the Lord, signifies His divine love and wisdom. Because the...

middag
'Noon' signifies the full state of the church. 'Noon' signifies wisdom in its most luminous state. 'Noon' denotes a state of light, because the times...

lig
Nov. 4, 1879: Thomas Edison filed a patent for a long-burning light bulb. Nov. 5, 1879: The light bulb was universally accepted as the symbol...

roukleed
'Being clothed in sackcloth' signifies lamentation because of the devastation of truth in the church. 'Sackcloth,' as in Revelation 6:12, relates to destroyed good.

kaalheid
'A bald head' signifies the Word deprived of the natural sense, which is the sense of the letter.

kom
Coming (Gen. 41:14) denotes communication by influx.

stuur
'Being sent' everywhere signifies, in an internal sense, going forth, as in John 17:8. In similar manner, it is said of the holy of the...

brood
Just as natural food feeds the natural body, so spiritual food feeds the spiritual body. And since our spiritual body is the expression of what...

water
'Waters' signify truths in the natural self, and in the opposite sense, falsities. 'Waters' signify particularly the spiritual parts of a person, or the intellectual...

see
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,...

noord
'North' signifies people who are in obscurity regarding truth. North,' in Isaiah 14:31, signifies hell. The North,' as in Jeremiah 3:12, signifies people who are...

woord
'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...

Soek
The meaning of "to seek" in the Bible is pretty straightforward, but there is a bit of nuance: Swedenborg tells us that in most cases...

vind
To not to be found any more, signifies not to rise again.

God
The Lord is love itself, expressed in the form of wisdom itself. Love, then, is His essence, His inmost. Wisdom - the loving understanding of...

Dan
The tribe of Dan (Jer. 8:16) signifies truth in its own ultimate degree of order, here truth in the church, which is contained in the...

val
Like other common verbs, the meaning of "fall" is highly dependent on context in regular language, and is highly dependent on context in a spiritual...

opstaan
It is common in the Bible for people to "rise up," and it would be easy to pass over the phrase as simply describing a...

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Isaiah 15:2

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2 Hulle gaan op na die tempel, en Dibon na die hoogtes om te ween; Moab huil op Nebo en in Medéba; op al hulle hoofde is 'n kaalte, elke baard is afgeskeer.

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From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 15


Other references to this verse:

Arcana Coelestia 3301, 4779, 9166, 9656, 9806, 9960

Apocalypse Revealed 47, 492, 538

Sacred Scripture 35


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 66, 577, 637

De Verbo (The Word) 10, 25

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Jeremiah 48:37, 49:3

Ezekiel 7:18

Amos 8:10

Word/Phrase Explanations

Moab
'Moab,' in a positive sense, signifies people who are in natural good, and allow themselves to be easily seduced, but in an opposite sense, it...

huil
'Weeping' represents both sorrow and love.


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