Hosea 6:9

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English: Darby Version         

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9 And as troops of robbers lie in wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way of Shechem; yea, they commit lewdness.

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Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 189


Other references to this verse:

Arcana Coelestia 4430

Other New Christian Commentary

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Word/Phrase Explanations

troops
'A troop,' as in Genesis 30:11, signifies omnipotence and omniscience in the highest sense, in an internal sense, the good of faith, and in an...

man
The relationship between men and women is deep and nuanced, and one entire book of the Writings – Conjugial Love or Love in Marriage –...

Priests
Priests' represent the Lord regarding His divine good. When they do not acknowledge the Lord, they lose their signification of the Lord.

way
In John 14:6, 'the way is doctrine,' 'the truth' is every thing pertaining to doctrine, and 'the life' is the essential good which is the...

Shechem
In Genesis 12:6, 'Abram’s passing through the land unto the place Shechem' signifies a new state of the Lord when the celestial aspects of love...

Resources for parents and teachers

The items listed here are provided courtesy of our friends at the General Church of the New Jerusalem. You can search/browse their whole library at the New Church Vineyard website.


 As Surely as the Sun Rises
Illustrated poster: "As surely as the sun rises, the Lord will appear" from Hosea 6:3. Close your eyes and imagine standing in the sunshine. Now think about the fact that you are standing in the presence of the Lord's love.
Picture | Ages over 7

 Elijah Revives the Widow's Son - Level C
Complete lesson with activity choices: what does "visiting the upper room" mean in your life, scripture scramble, scripted story discussion, and a meditation and task on a verse from the Word.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 11 - 14

 Elijah Revives the Widow's Son - Level D
Complete lesson with activity choices: a look at "raising up the son" in our lives, a scripture scramble, scripted story discussion, and a meditation and task on a verse from the Word.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 15 - 17

 Life Continues after Death
The Old and New Testaments teach that people are raised into spiritual life after death. New Church teachings go further and give details about the nature of life after death.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 11 - 17

 Prayers for Adults: The Lord Is Our God
Activity | Ages over 18

 Return to the Lord Bookmark
Meditate on a verse from the Word and let it inspire you in a spiritual task. Cut out the color picture bookmark to keep or share.
Activity | Ages over 15

 What Will Happen when I Die?
A lesson and activities exploring what happens when we die.
Religion Lesson | Ages over 15


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