Hosea 6

Study the Inner Meaning

Greek OT: LXX [A] Accented         

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1 πορευθῶμεν καὶ ἐπιστρέψωμεν πρὸς κύριον τὸν θεὸν ἡμῶν ὅτι αὐτὸς ἥρπακεν καὶ ἰάσεται ἡμᾶς πατάξει καὶ μοτώσει ἡμᾶς

2 ὑγιάσει ἡμᾶς μετὰ δύο ἡμέρας ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τῇ τρίτῃ ἀναστησόμεθα καὶ ζησόμεθα ἐνώπιον αὐτοῦ

3 καὶ γνωσόμεθα διώξομεν τοῦ γνῶναι τὸν κύριον ὡς ὄρθρον ἕτοιμον εὑρήσομεν αὐτόν καὶ ἥξει ὡς ὑετὸς ἡμῖν πρόιμος καὶ ὄψιμος τῇ γῇ

4 τί σοι ποιήσω εφραιμ τί σοι ποιήσω ιουδα τὸ δὲ ἔλεος ὑμῶν ὡς νεφέλη πρωινὴ καὶ ὡς δρόσος ὀρθρινὴ πορευομένη

5 διὰ τοῦτο ἀπεθέρισα τοὺς προφήτας ὑμῶν ἀπέκτεινα αὐτοὺς ἐν ῥήμασιν στόματός μου καὶ τὸ κρίμα μου ὡς φῶς ἐξελεύσεται

6 διότι ἔλεος θέλω καὶ οὐ θυσίαν καὶ ἐπίγνωσιν θεοῦ ἢ ὁλοκαυτώματα

7 αὐτοὶ δέ εἰσιν ὡς ἄνθρωπος παραβαίνων διαθήκην ἐκεῖ κατεφρόνησέν μου

8 γαλααδ πόλις ἐργαζομένη μάταια ταράσσουσα ὕδωρ

9 καὶ ἡ ἰσχύς σου ἀνδρὸς πειρατοῦ ἔκρυψαν ἱερεῖς ὁδὸν κυρίου ἐφόνευσαν σικιμα ὅτι ἀνομίαν ἐποίησαν

10 ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ ισραηλ εἶδον φρικώδη ἐκεῖ πορνείαν τοῦ εφραιμ ἐμιάνθη ισραηλ καὶ ιουδα

11 ἄρχου τρυγᾶν σεαυτῷ ἐν τῷ ἐπιστρέφειν με τὴν αἰχμαλωσίαν τοῦ λαοῦ μου

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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References from Swedenborg's unpublished works: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

Genesis 12:6

Deuteronomy 31:20

Judges 3:12

1 Samuel 15:22

2 Chronicles 30:6

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

Psalms 72:6

Proverbs 21:3

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

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

Lamentations 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

Micah 6:8, 7:2

Zephaniah 2:7, 3:5

Matthew 9:13, 12:7

Mark 33

Luke 1:75

Romans 5:14

Philippians 3:8

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 As Surely as the Sun Rises
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Picture | Ages over 7

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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.
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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.
Activity | Ages over 15

 What Will Happen when I Die?
A lesson and activities exploring what happens when we die.
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