Jóel 1

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1 Slovo Hospodinovo, kteréž se stalo k Joelovi synu Petuelovu:

2 Slyšte to starší, a pozorujte všickni obyvatelé této země, stalo-li se to za dnů vašich, aneb za dnů otců vašich?

3 Vypravujte o tom synům svým, a synové vaši synům svým, synové pak jejich rodině potomní.

4 Co pozůstalo po housenkách, snědly kobylky, a co pozůstalo po kobylkách, snědli brouci, co pak pozůstalo po broucích, dojedli chroustové.

5 Prociťte opilci, a plačte a kvělte všickni, kteříž píjíte víno, proto že odtržen jest mest od úst vašich.

6 Nebo přitáhl do zeměnárod silný a nesčíslný, jehož zubové zubové lva, a střenovní zubové jeho lvoví.

7 Přivedl vinné kmeny mé v pustinu, a fíkoví mé na zkázu; docela obnažil je a zporážel, zbělely ratolesti jejich.

8 Kvěl jako mladice přepásaná žíní pro muže mladosti své.

9 Odjata jest suchá i mokrá obět z domu Hospodinova, kvílí kněží, služebníci Hospodinovi.

10 Zpustlo pole, kvílí země, proto že pohubeno obilé, vyschl mest, olej zhynul.

11 Stydí se oráči, kvílí vinaři z příčiny pšenice a ječmene; nebo zahynula žeň polní.

12 Vinný kmen usechl, a fík usvadl, strom zrnatých jablek, též i palma i jabloň, všecko dříví polní poschlo, a že odňato potěšení od synů lidských.

13 Přepašte se a kvělte, ó kněží, úpějte přisluhující oltáři, vejděte a léhejte i v noci v žíních, služebníci Boha mého. Nebo nevnáší se do domu Boha vašeho suché ani mokré oběti.

14 Uložte půst, svolejte shromáždění, shromažďte starší i všecky obyvatele země do domu Hospodina Boha vašeho, a volejte k Hospodinu:

15 Ach, nastojte na tento den; nebo blízký jest den Hospodinův, a jako poplénění od Všemohoucího přichází.

16 Ano před očima našima pokrm odjat jest, z domu Boha našeho veselé a plésání.

17 Vyhynulo símě pod hrudami svými, zpustly stodoly, zbořeny jsou obilnice; nebo vyschlo obilé.

18 Aj, jak vzdychá dobytek, svírají se stáda skotů, proto že nemají žádné pastvy, ano i stáda bravů hynou.

19 K toběť, ó Hospodine, volám; nebo oheň sežral pastviska pouště; a plamen popálil všecka dříví polní.

20 Také i zvěř polní všecka lká k tobě, proto že vyschli potokové vod, a oheň sežral pastviska na poušti.

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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:

Tajemství nebe 2606, 10325

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 198


Other references to this chapter:

Tajemství nebe 368, 488, 566, 1072, 1992, 2708, 3580, ...

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

O Pánu 4

O Písmu svatém 87

Pravé křesťanství 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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