Mica 3

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German: Elberfelder (1905)         

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1 Und ich sprach: Höret doch, ihr Häupter Jakobs und ihr Fürsten des Hauses Israel: Ich es nicht an euch, das Recht zu kennen?

2 Die ihr das Gute hasset und das Böse liebet; die ihr ihnen die Haut abziehet und das Fleisch von ihren Gebeinen;

3 und die ihr das Fleisch meines Volkes fresset, und ihre Haut von ihnen abstreifet, und ihre Gebeine zerbrechet und zerstücket wie in einem Topfe und wie Fleisch inmitten des Kessels.

4 Dann werden sie zu Jehova schreien, und er wird ihnen nicht antworten; und er wird sein Angesicht vor ihnen verbergen zu jener Zeit, gleichwie sie ihre Handlungen böse gemacht haben.

5 So spricht Jehova über die Propheten, die mein Volk irreführen, welche mit ihren Zähnen beißen, und Frieden rufen; und wer ihnen nichts ins Maul gibt, wider den heiligen sie einen Krieg:

6 Darum soll es euch Nacht werden, ohne Gesicht, und Finsternis werden, ohne Wahrsagung; und die Sonne wird über den Propheten untergehen, und der Tag über ihnen schwarz werden.

7 Und die Seher werden beschämt und die Wahrsager zu Schanden werden, und sie werden allesamt den Bart verhüllen, weil keine Antwort Gottes da ist.

8 Ich hingegen, ich bin mit Kraft erfüllt durch den Geist Jehovas, und mit Recht und Stärke, um Jakob seine Übertretung kundzutun und Israel seine Sünde.

9 Höret doch dieses, ihr Häupter des Hauses Jakob und ihr Fürsten des Hauses Israel, die ihr das Recht verabscheuet und alles Gerade krümmet;

10 die ihr Zion mit Blut bauet und Jerusalem mit Unrecht.

11 Seine Häupter richten um Geschenke, und seine Priester lehren um Lohn, und seine Propheten wahrsagen um Geld; und sie stützen sich auf Jehova und sagen: Ist nicht Jehova in unserer Mitte? Kein Unglück wird über uns kommen!

12 Darum wird euretwegen Zion als Acker gepflügt werden, und Jerusalem wird zu Trümmerhaufen und der Berg des Hauses zu Waldeshöhen werden.

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From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

der Propheten und der Psalmen Davids 217

Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 368, 2353, 3693, 3812, 4281, 5585, 5895, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 8, 53, 312, 435, 612, 939

References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 183, 372, 401, 412, 556, 624, 850

Scriptural Confirmations 4, 57

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:

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