Hosea 6

Study the Inner Meaning

German: Elberfelder (1871)         

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1 "Kommt und laßt uns zu Jehova umkehren; denn er hat zerrissen und wird uns heilen, er hat geschlagen und wird uns verbinden.

2 Er wird uns nach zwei Tagen wieder beleben, am dritten Tage uns aufrichten; und so werden wir vor seinem Angesicht leben.

3 So laßt uns Jehova erkennen, ja, laßt uns trachten (Eig. jagen) nach seiner Erkenntnis! Sein Hervortreten ist sicher wie die Morgendämmerung; und er wird für uns kommen wie der egen, wie der Spätregen die Erde benetzt."

4 Was soll ich dir tun, Ephraim, was soll ich dir tun, Juda, da eure Frömmigkeit wie die Morgenwolke ist und wie der Tau, der früh verschwindet?

5 Darum habe ich sie behauen durch die Propheten, habe sie getötet durch die Worte meines Mundes; und mein Gericht geht hervor wie das Licht.

6 Denn an Frömmigkeit habe ich Gefallen und nicht am Schlachtopfer, und an der Erkenntnis Gottes mehr als an Brandopfern.

7 Sie aber haben den Bund übertreten wie Adam, haben dort treulos gegen mich gehandelt.

8 Gilead ist eine Stadt von Übeltätern (Anderswo mit "Frevler" übersetzt,) voll Blutspuren.

9 Und wie ein Straßenräuber (W. ein Mann der Streifscharen) auflauert, so die otte der Priester; sie morden auf dem Wege nach Sichem, ja, sie verüben Schandtat.

10 Im Hause Israel habe ich Schauderhaftes gesehen: daselbst ist Ephraims Hurerei, Israel hat sich verunreinigt.

11 Auch über dich, Juda, ist eine Ernte verhängt, wenn ich die Gefangenschaft meines Volkes wenden werde.

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   Study the Inner Meaning
From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

der Propheten und der Psalmen Davids 189


Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 93, 290, 720, 901, 922, 2180, 2405, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 134, 496, 505, 704

Die Lehre vom Herrn 4

Die Lehre des neuen Jerusalem von der Heiligen Schrift 79

Wahre Christliche Religion 247, 314


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 532, 644, 811, 832

Coronis oder Anhang zur Wahren Christlichen Religion 53

Scriptural Confirmations 4, 54

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:


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Word/Phrase Explanations

jehova
The Lord, in the simplest terms, is love itself expressed as wisdom itself. In philosophic terms, love is the Lord's substance and wisdom is His...

tage
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...

Erde
"Earth" in the Bible can mean a person or a group of like-minded people as in a church. But it refers specifically to the external...

Ephraim
Ephraim was the second son born to Joseph in Egypt and was, along with his older brother Manasseh, elevated by Jacob to the same status...

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.

tau
Dew, in Deut. 32:2 signifies the multiplication of truth from good, and the fructification of good by truth.

früh
Since the sun represents the Lord, the early morning and sunrise represent a state of enlightenment, with a new and clear understanding coming after a...

Licht
Nov. 4, 1879: Thomas Edison filed a patent for a long-burning light bulb. Nov. 5, 1879: The light bulb was universally accepted as the symbol...

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

adam
Adam is one of the most crucial and most controversial figures in the Bible, dividing even the faithful into camps: those who believe he literally...

Sichem
'Sichem' or 'Shechem' means the celestial aspects of love.

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

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...

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 As Surely as the Sun Rises
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Picture | Ages over 7

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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

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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.
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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.
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 What Will Happen when I Die?
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