Hosea 1

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1 Herrens ord kom til Hoseas, Be'eris søn, i de dage da Uzzija, Jotam, Akaz og Ezekias var Konger i Juda, og Jeroboam, Joass Søn, var Konge i Israel.

2 Dengang HE EN først talede ved Hoseas, sagde han til ham: "Gå hen og tag dig en Horkvinde og Horebørn; thi utro mod HE EN bedriver Landet Hor."

3 Så gik han hen og ægtede Gomer, Diblajims Datter, og hun blev frugtsommelig og fødte ham en Søn.

4 Og HE EN sagde til ham: "Kald ham Jizreel; thi om en, liden Stund hjemsøger jeg Jizreels Blodskyld på Jehus Hus og gør Ende på Israels Huses ige.

5 På hin Dag sønderbryder jeg Israels Bue i Jizreels Dal."

6 Atter blev hun frugtsommelig og fødte en Datter. Og HE EN sagde til ham: "Kald hende Nådeløs; thi jeg vil ikke længer være Israels Hus nådig og tilgive dem.

7 Men Judas Hus vil jeg være nådig og frelse ved HE EN deres Gud; dog frelser jeg dem ikke ved Bue, Sværd eller Stridsvåben, ved Heste eller yttere."

8 Så vænnede hun Nådeløs fra og blev atter frugtsommelig og fødte en Søn.

9 Og HE EN sagde: "Kald ham Ikke-mit-Folk; thi I er ikke mit Folk, og jeg er ikke eders Gud."

10 Men Israeliternes Tal skal blive som Sandet ved Havet, der ikke kan måles eller tælles. Og i Stedet for "I er ikke mit Folk" skal de kaldes "den levende Guds Børn".

11 Judæerne og Israeliterne skal slå sig sammen og sætte en og samme Høvding over sig og drage op af Landet; thi stor er Jizreels Dag.

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From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

Arcana Coelestia 2606, 10325

Apocalypse Explained 655

On the Athanasian Creed 165

Sacred Scripture 79

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 184

True Christianity 247

Scriptural Confirmations 54


Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 8904, 10217

Apocalypse Revealed 134

The Lord 4, 15

Sacred Scripture 16

True Christianity 130


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 119, 141, 734, 805

Scriptural Confirmations 4, 9, 74

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:


Hop to Similar Bible Verses

Exodus 14:13, 30, 34:16

Deuteronomy 31:16

Joshua 19:18

2 Kings 6:18, 10:1, 11, 14:23, 17:6, 20, 19:34

Psalms 44:7

Isaiah 1:1, 8:3

Jeremiah 2:20, 23

Ezekiel 16:15

Hosea 2:7, 3:1, 5:3

Amos 1:1, 7:8, 9:8

Micah 1:1

Zechariah 4:6

Word/Phrase Explanations

ord
'Word,' as in Psalms 119:6-17, stands for doctrine in general. 'The Word,' as in Psalms 147:18, signifies divine good united with divine truth. 'Word,' as...

Hoseas
The Book of Hosea, from the first chapter to the last, treats of the falsification of the genuine understanding of the Word, and of the...

søn
'A son,' as in Genesis 5:28, signifies the rise of a new church. 'Son,' as in Genesis 24:3, signifies the Lord’s rationality regarding good. 'A...

dage
The expression 'even to this day' or 'today' sometimes appears in the Word, as in Genesis 19:37-38, 22:14, 26:33, 32:32, 35:20, and 47:26. In a...

konge
The human mind is composed of two parts, a will and an understanding, a seat of loves and affections, and a seat of wisdom and...

Juda
City of Judah,' as in Isaiah 40:9, signifies the doctrine of love towards the Lord and love towards our neighbor in its whole extent.

Israel
'Israel,' in Jeremiah 23:8, signifies the spiritual natural church. The children of Israel dispersed all the literal sense of the Word by falsities. 'The children...

sagde
As with many common verbs, the meaning of “to say” in the Bible is highly dependent on context. Who is speaking? Who is hearing? What...

Gomer
‘Gomer’ denotes those who are in outward worship.

datter
"Behold I have two daughters,” etc. (Gen. 19:8), signifies the affections of good and truth, and the blessedness perceivable from the enjoyment thereof, by those...

hus
A "house" is essentially a container - for a person, for a family, for several families or even for a large group with shared interests...

dal
Mountains in the Bible represent people's highest points, where we are closest to the Lord - our love of the Lord and the state of...

frelse
To be saved or rescued means getting true ideas that we can hold to even in the face of a storm of false thinking. Sometimes...

Gud
The Lord is love itself, expressed in the form of wisdom itself. Love, then, is His essence, His inmost. Wisdom - the loving understanding of...

sværd
A 'sword,' in the Word, signifies the truth of faith combating and the vastation of truth. In an opposite sense, it signifies falsity combating and...

heste
'A horse' signifies knowledges or understanding of the Word. In an opposite sense it signifies the understanding of the Word falsified by reasonings, and likewise...

havet
Water generally represents what Swedenborg calls “natural truth,” or true concepts about day-to-day matters and physical things. Since all water ultimately flows into the seas,...

levende
'Lives' is used in the plural, because of the will and understanding, and because these two lives make one.

børn
A child is a young boy or girl in the care of parents, older than a suckling or an infant, but not yet an adolescent....

en
A company might have executives setting policy and strategy, engineers designing products, line workers building them, managers handling personnel and others handling various functions. They...


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