約珥書 1

Study the Inner Meaning

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1 嚴重的蝗災耶和華的話臨到毗土珥的兒子約珥:

2 老年人哪!你們要聽這話。這地所有的居民啊!你們要留心聽。在你們的日子,或在你們祖先的日子,曾有這樣的事嗎?

3 你們要把這事傳與子,子傳與孫,孫傳與後代。

4 剪蟲剩下的,蝗蟲吃了;蝗蟲剩下的,蝻子吃了;蝻子剩下的,螞蚱吃了。

5 酒醉的人哪!你們要醒過來;要哀哭!所有嗜酒的人哪!你們都要為甜酒哀號,因為甜酒從你們的口裡斷絕了。

6 因為有一民族上來侵犯我的國土,他們強大又無數;他們的牙齒像獅子的牙齒,他們有母獅的大牙。

7 他們使我的葡萄樹荒涼,折斷了我的無花果樹,把樹皮剝盡,丟在一旁,使枝條露白。

8 勸人民哀哭你們要哀號,像少女腰束麻布,為她幼年時許配的丈夫哀號一樣。

9 素祭和奠祭都從耶和華的殿裡斷絕了,事奉耶和華的祭司也都悲哀。

10 田野荒廢,土地淒涼,因為五穀毀壞,新酒乾竭,油也缺乏。

11 農夫啊!你們要為大麥和小麥羞愧。修理葡萄園的啊!你們要哀號,因為田間的莊稼都破壞了。

12 葡萄樹枯乾,無花果樹衰殘;石榴樹、棕樹、蘋果樹,田野所有的樹木都枯乾,因此歡樂從人間消失了。

13 呼籲人民禁食禱告祭司啊!你們要腰束麻布,並且痛哭。在祭壇侍候的啊!你們要哀號。事奉我的 神的啊!你們披上麻布進去過夜吧,因為素祭和奠祭,都從你們的 神的殿中止息了。

14 你們要把禁食的日子分別為聖,召開嚴肅會,聚集眾長老和國中所有的居民,到你們的 神耶和華的殿裡,向耶和華呼求。

15 哀哉那日!因為耶和華的日子臨近了;那日來到,好像毀滅從全能者臨到一樣。

16 糧食不是在我們的眼前斷絕了嗎?歡喜與快樂不是從我們的 神的殿中止息了嗎?

17 穀種在土塊底下朽爛,倉庫荒涼,穀倉破爛被拆毀,因為五穀都枯乾了。

18 牲畜發出哀鳴,牛群到處流蕩,因為沒有草場給牠們,羊群也同樣受苦。

19 耶和華啊!我向你呼求,因為火吞滅了曠野的草場,火燄燒盡了田間所有的樹木。

20 田野的走獸也向你發喘,因為溪水都乾涸了,火吞滅了曠野的草場。

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   Study the Inner Meaning
Chapter summary

Explanation of Joel 1 - Revised      

Joel Chapter 1, the Internal Sense.
From Swedenborg's work, "The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms"

(Verse 1) The Word has been perverted by false worship,

(2) when instead the Word should have been obeyed by everyone in the Church,

(3) and communicated to everyone who holds false beliefs that arise from evil loves.

(4) Instead, the spiritual things of the Church have been destroyed by sensualism.

(5) Now, remorse should be awakened, because of this loss of faith,

(6) a faith which has been destroyed by the lust of worshipping false gods,

(7) depriving the Church of spiritual truth and good.

(8) The Church should return to the Lord

(9) with inward mourning and contrition

(10) over the loss of good and truth in the natural and spiritual man -

(11) especially people who seek the good of the Church and who desire its genuine doctrine: for the Church is about to perish.

(12) Spiritual truth, its good, its knowledge, and its delights, which constitute the Church, are perverted.

(13) Only by repentance can communion with the Lord be renewed.

(14) The Church can only remove the evil and falsity by acknowledging and worshipping the Lord,

(15) for the end of the Church is near, when it will be judged.

(16) Good works are not being done, nor are there any people who delight in spiritual things.

(17) Natural good has been subordinated to evil, and the truth and good of the Word are rejected.

(18) Wherefore there is no good in the Church,

(19) and our hearts must be turned again to the Lord: for the love of self has corrupted all things in the church.

(20) Although truth is desired, it has been misappropriated to ourselves.

From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

天堂的奥秘 2606, 10325

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 198


Other references to this chapter:

天堂的奥秘 368, 488, 566, 1072, 1992, 2708, 3580, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 241, 315, 316, 334, 424, 435, 492, ...

Doctrine of the Lord 4

Sacred Scripture 87

真實的基督徒信仰 82, 252


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 109, 278, 374, 375, 376, 403, 458, ...

Coronis (An Appendix to True Christian Religion) 56, 58

Marriage 82

Scriptural Confirmations 4, 55

Other New Christian Commentary

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