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Amos 9

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1 Ειδον τον Κυριον ισταμενον επι του θυσιαστηριου, και ειπε, Παταξον το ανωφλιον της πυλης, δια να σεισθωσι τα προπυλαια, και συντριψον αυτα κατα της κεφαλης παντων τουτων· τους δε υπολοιπους αυτων θελω θανατωσει εν ρομφαια· ουδεις εξ αυτων φευγων θελει διαφυγει και ουδεις εξ αυτων σωζομενος θελει διασωθη.

2 Εαν σκαψωσιν εως αδου, εκειθεν η χειρ μου θελει ανασπασει αυτους· και εαν αναβωσιν εις τον ουρανον, εκειθεν θελω καταξει αυτους.

3 Και εαν κρυφθωσιν εν τη κορυφη του Καρμηλου, εκειθεν θελω εξερευνησει και συλλαβει αυτους· και εαν κρυφθωσιν απο των οφθαλμων μου εις τα βαθη της θαλασσης, εκει θελω προσταξει τον δρακοντα και θελει δαγκασει αυτους.

4 Και εαν υπαγωσιν εις αιχμαλωσιαν εμπροσθεν των εχθρων αυτων, εκειθεν θελω προσταξει την μαχαιραν και θελει θανατωσει αυτους· και θελω στησει τους οφθαλμους μου επ' αυτους δια κακον και ουχι δια καλον.

5 Διοτι Κυριος ο Θεος των δυναμεων ειναι, οστις εγγιζει την γην και τηκεται, και παντες οι κατοικουντες εν αυτη θελουσι πενθησει· και θελει υπερεκχειλισει ολη ως ποταμος και θελει καταποντισθη ως υπο του ποταμου της Αιγυπτου.

6 Αυτος ειναι ο οικοδομων τα υπερωα αυτου εν τω ουρανω και θεμελιων τον θολον αυτου επι της γης, ο προσκαλων τα υδατα της θαλασσης και εκχεων αυτα επι το προσωπον της γης· Κυριος το ονομα αυτου.

7 δεν εισθε εις εμε ως υιοι Αιθιοπων, σεις υιοι Ισραηλ; λεγει Κυριος· δεν ανεβιβασα τον Ισραηλ εκ γης Αιγυπτου και τους Φιλισταιους απο Καφθορ και τους Συριους απο Κιρ;

8 Ιδου, οι οφθαλμοι Κυριου του Θεου ειναι επι το βασιλειον το αμαρτωλον, και θελω αφανισει αυτο απο προσωπου της γης· πλην οτι δεν θελω αφανισει ολοτελως τον οικον Ιακωβ, λεγει Κυριος.

9 Διοτι ιδου, εγω θελω προσταξει και θελω λικμησει τον οικον Ισραηλ μεταξυ παντων των εθνων, καθως λικμαται ο σιτος εν τω κοσκινω, και δεν θελει πεσει κοκκος επι την γην.

10 Υπο ρομφαιας θελουσιν αποθανει παντες οι αμαρτωλοι του λαου μου, οι λεγοντες, Δεν θελει μας εγγισει ουδε μας καταφθασει το κακον.

11 Εν τη ημερα εκεινη θελω αναστησει την σκηνην του Δαβιδ την πεπτωκυιαν, και θελω φραξει τας χαλαστρας αυτης, και θελω ανεγειρει τα ερειπια αυτης, και θελω ανοικοδομησει αυτην ως εν ταις αρχαιαις ημεραις·

12 δια να κληρονομησωσι το υπολοιπον του Εδωμ και παντα τα εθνη, επι τα οποια καλειται το ονομα μου, λεγει Κυριος, ο ποιων ταυτα.

13 Ιδου, ερχονται ημεραι, λεγει Κυριος, και ο αροτρευς θελει φθασει τον θεριστην και ο ληνοβατης τον σπειροντα τον σπορον, και τα ορη θελουσι σταλαξει γλευκος και παντες οι βουνοι θελουσι ρεει αγαθα.

14 Και θελω επιστρεψει τους αιχμαλωτους του λαου μου Ισραηλ, και θελουσιν ανοικοδομησει τας πολεις τας ηρημωμενας και κατοικησει· και θελουσι φυτευσει αμπελωνας και πιει τον οινον αυτων, και θελουσι καμει κηπους και φαγει τον καρπον αυτων.

15 Και θελω φυτευσει αυτους επι την γην αυτων, και δεν θελουσιν εκσπασθη πλεον απο της γης αυτων, την οποιαν εδωκα εις αυτους, λεγει Κυριος ο Θεος σου.

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Exploring the Meaning of Amos 9      

By Rev. Martin Pennington and Rev. George McCurdy

The Last Judgment would be thorough. None of the perpetrators of evil responsible for the demise of the church would escape the Last Judgment.

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, new wine, new gardens, and the abundance and beauty of the Lord’s restoration of His Church.

From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 209


Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 414, 1069, 1071, 1197, 3322, 4391, 4926, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 90, 238, 316, 336, 503, 704

The Lord 4, 43

True Christian Religion 62, 467


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 275, 376, 405, 433, 581, 654, 799, ...

Marriage 62

Scriptural Confirmations 2, 3, 4, 9, 31, 56, 75

Other New Christian Commentary

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Isaiah 6:4, 11:14, 27:12, 60:21, 62:8, 65:21

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True Christian Religion #62

True Christian Religion (Chadwick translation)      

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62. It must be understood that there is a difference between perceiving opposites and contrasts. Opposites are outside and contrary to what is inside. An opposite comes about when one thing totally ceases to exist, and another arises which acts in the contrary direction to the former, like one wheel rotating in the contrary direction to another, or two streams flowing in opposite directions. Contrasts, however, are concerned with the arrangement of numerous and complex elements into such an order that they agree and harmonise, such as precious stones of different colours in a sash worn on a queen's breast, or flowers of various colours arranged in a garland to make a pretty sight. Contrasts therefore exist in both opposites, in both good and evil, and truth and falsity, heaven as well as hell. But the things that are contrasting in hell are all the opposites of those in heaven. Now since God perceives and sees and thus knows everything contrasting in heaven as a result of the order in which He is present, and also as a result perceives, sees and knows all the opposite contrasts in hell, as follows from what was said above, it is plain that God is omniscient in hell just as He is in heaven, and equally among men on earth. Thus God perceives, sees and knows men's evils and falsities by the good and truth in which He Himself is, and which in their essence are God. For He says:

If I go up into the heavens, there you are; if I cast myself down in hell, behold, you are there, Psalms 139:8.

and elsewhere:

If they dig down into hell, from there my hand will rescue them. .

(References: Amos 9:2)

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True Christian Religion 89, 341


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