Micah 3

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1 Verder het ek gesê: Hoor tog, o hoofde van Jakob en owerstes van die huis van Israel! Betaam dit julle nie om die reg te ken nie?

2 Haters van wat goed is, en liefhebbers van wat sleg is, wat die vel van die mense aftrek en hulle vlees van hul gebeente;

3 en wat die vlees van my volk eet en hulle vel van hulle afslag; ook hulle gebeente verbrysel en hulle aan stukke kap soos vleis in 'n pot en soos vleis in 'n pan.

4 Dan sal hulle die HERE aanroep, en Hy sal hulle nie antwoord nie; maar Hy sal sy aangesig in dié tyd vir hulle verberg, omdat hulle verkeerde dinge gedoen het.

5 So die HERE aangaande die profete wat my volk verlei, wat as hulle maar iets het om met hulle tande te byt, vrede verkondig; maar teen hom wat niks in hulle mond steek nie, verklaar hulle 'n heilige oorlog!

6 Daarom sal dit nag word vir julle, sonder 'n gesig, en duister vir julle, sonder waarsêery; ja, die son sal oor die profete ondergaan, en die dag oor hulle verduister word.

7 En die sieners sal beskaamd staan, en die waarsêers sal bloos, en hulle almal sal die baard bedek, omdat daar geen antwoord van God kom nie.

8 Ek daarenteen is vol krag, mét die Gees van die HERE, en reg en heldemoed, om aan Jakob sy oortreding te verkondig en aan Israel sy sonde.

9 Hoor tog dit, hoofde van die huis van Jakob en owerstes van die huis van Israel! Julle wat van die reg 'n afsku het en al wat reg is, verdraai;

10 julle wat Sion bou met bloed en Jerusalem met onreg!

11 Sy hoofde spreek vonnisse uit vir 'n geskenk, en sy priesters gee onderrig vir loon, en sy profete is waarsêers vir geld. Nogtans steun hulle op die HERE en : Is die HERE nie in ons midde nie? Geen onheil sal ons wedervaar nie!

12 Daarom sal Sion om julle ontwil soos 'n land omgeploeg en Jerusalem puinhope word en die tempelberg bosrante.

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From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 217

Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 368, 2353, 3693, 3812, 4281, 5585, 5895, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 8, 53, 312, 435, 612, 939

References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 183, 372, 401, 412, 556, 624, 850

Scriptural Confirmations 4, 57

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:

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