何西阿书 2

Study the Inner Meaning

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1 不忠的后果

2 要与你们的母亲争论,你们要争论,因为她不是我的妻子,我也不是她的丈夫;好让她除掉脸上的淫相,和乳间的淫态,

3 免得我把她剥光,赤身露体,使她像刚生下来的那一样;又使她像旷野,像无水的旱地一般,叫她因干渴而

4 我必不怜恤她的儿子,因为他们是像娼妓的儿女;

5 因为他们的母亲卖了淫,怀他们的作了羞耻的事;因为她曾:‘我要跟随我那些人。我的饼和,羊毛和麻布和我所喝的,都是他们的。’

6 因此,我要用荆棘堵塞她的通道,我要筑围住她,使她不着出

7 她要追赶她那些人,却追不上;要寻找他们,却不着。她就:‘我要回去,回到前夫那里,因为从前比现在得多了。’

8 其实她不知道,是我把五谷、新酒、橄榄油赐了她;甚至他们用来制造巴力的,也是我大量她的;

9 因此,到了收割的时候,到了出酒的季节,我必收回五谷和新酒;用来给她遮蔽裸体的羊毛和麻布,我也必夺回。

10 那时,我要在她那些眼前,暴露她的下体;也没有能救她脱离我的

11 我必使她的一切欢乐、节期、新安息日,或任何盛会都终止。

12 我必毁坏她的葡萄树和无花果树,就是她曾:‘这是我作妓女所赚的,是我那些我的。’我必使这些果树成为荒林,任由田野的走兽掉。

13 她在拜众巴力的日子,向他们烧香,佩戴耳环首饰,打扮自己,跟随她那些人,却把我遗忘,所以我必惩罚她。”这是耶和华的。

14 再蒙眷爱“因此,我要诱导她,领她到旷野,对她安慰的话。

15 在那里我要把葡萄园归还她,使亚割变成‘希望之’。她必在那里回应,像她少年的时候一样,也像她从埃及地上来的那一般。”

16 耶和华:“到那日,你必称呼我‘伊施’(“伊施”意即“我夫”),不再称呼我‘巴力’(“巴力”意即“我”)。

17 我要把‘巴力’的名字从她中除掉;他们的名字没有人再提起。

18 到那日,为了他们,我必和田野的走兽、空中的飞、地上的爬虫立约;我必从这地折断弩、刀和兵器;使他们安然居住。

19 我必聘你永远归我,以公、正直、忠信和怜悯聘你归我。

20 我必以信实聘你归我;这样,你就必认识耶和华。”

21 耶和华:“到那日,我必应允,我必应允必应允地,

22 地必应允五谷、新酒和油。这些必应允耶斯列(“耶斯列”意即“栽种”)。

23 我必为了自己把她栽种在这地。我必怜恤那些不蒙怜恤的。我必对那些不是我的子民:‘你是我的子民’,他们必:‘你是我们的。’”

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   Study the Inner Meaning
From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 185


Other references to this chapter:

天堂的奥秘 40, 46, 666, 908, 994, 1030, 1664, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 208, 213, 299, 334, 500, 546, 567, ...

婚姻之爱 119

爱与智慧 38

Doctrine of the Lord 4

Sacred Scripture 85

天国与地狱 216

真實的基督徒信仰 51, 306, 583


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 67, 79, 237, 240, 304, 324, 329, ...

Coronis (An Appendix to True Christian Religion) 3

Marriage 51

Scriptural Confirmations 2, 22

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:


Hop to Similar Bible Verses

创世记 9:10, 22:17, 34:3

出埃及记 15:1

利未记 26:5, 6, 20

约书亚记 7:26

士师记 8:34, 19:3

路得记 2:13

列王記上 16:31

历代志下 24:7, 28:23

约伯记 19:8

以赛亚书 2:4, 5:5, 11:12, 40:2, 50:1, 54:5, 57:3, 62:4, 5

耶利米书 2:2, 3:18, 6:8, 7:34, 13:22, 26, 24:7, 30:10, 44:17, 45:4, 51:5

耶利米哀歌 1:4, 5:14

以西结书 16:4, 16, 19, 39, 62, 20:35, 23:12, 34:25, 27, 36:11, 29

何西阿书 1:2, 5:14, 9:2, 10:1, 13:1, 14:4

阿摩司书 8:10, 13

弥迦书 1:7, 2:13, 4:3

撒迦利亚书 8:8, 9:10, 13:2

路加福音 15:18

罗马书 9:26

哥林多后书 11:2

彼得前书 2:10

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