Hosea 6

Study the Inner Meaning

Hebrew OT: BHS (Consonants Only)     

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1 לכו ונשובה אל־יהוה כי הוא טרף וירפאנו יך ויחבשנו׃

2 יחינו מימים ביום השלישי יקמנו ונחיה לפניו׃

3 ונדעה נרדפה לדעת את־יהוה כשחר נכון מוצאו ויבוא כגשם לנו כמלקוש יורה ארץ׃

4 מה אעשה־לך אפרים מה אעשה־לך יהודה וחסדכם כעןן־בקר וכטל משכים הלך׃

5 על־כן חצבתי בנביאים הרגתים באמרי־פי ומשפטיך אור יצא׃

6 כי חסד חפצתי ולא־זבח ודעת אלהים מעלות׃

7 והמה כאדם עברו ברית שם בגדו בי׃

8 גלעד קרית פעלי און עקבה מדם׃

9 וכחכי איש גדודים חבר כהנים דרך ירצחו־שכמה כי זמה עשו׃

10 בבית ישראל ראיתי [כ= שעריריה] [ק= שערוריה] שם זנות לאפרים נטמא ישראל׃

11 גם־יהודה שת קציר לך בשובי שבות עמי׃ ף

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   Study the Inner Meaning
From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 189


Other references to this chapter:

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

Apocalypse Revealed 134, 496, 505, 704

Doctrine of the Lord 4

Sacred Scripture 79

True Christian Religion 247, 314


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 532, 644, 811, 832

Coronis (An Appendix to True Christian Religion) 53

Scriptural Confirmations 4, 54

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:


Hop to Similar Bible Verses

Bereshit 12:6

Devarim 31:20

Shoftim 3:12

Shmuel A 15:22

Dvrei Yamim B 30:6

Eyov 5:18, 15:30, 22:23

Tehilim 72:6

Mishlei 21:3

Yishevah 11:4, 24:5, 26:19

Yeremiyah 1:10, 5:14, 30, 30:10, 17

Eichah 3:40

Hosea 5, 4:12, 5:1, 2, 7, 7:2, 8:1, 13, 10:12, 11:8, 12:12, 13:3, 14:5, 6

Michah 6:8, 7:2

Tzefaniyah 2:7, 3:5

Matthew 9:13, 12:7

Mark 33

Luke 1:75

Romans 5:14

Philippians 3:8

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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