Mika 3

Study the Inner Meaning

Norwegian: Det Norsk Bibelselskap (1930)         

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1 Og jeg sa: Hør, I Jakobs høvdinger og I dommere for Israels hus! Er det ikke eders sak å vite hvad rett er?

2 I som hater det gode og elsker det onde, I som flår huden av dem og kjøttet av deres ben,

3 I som eter mitt folks kjøtt og river huden av dem og knuser deres ben og breder dem ut likesom i en gryte og som kjøtt i en panne.

4 Da* skal de rope til Herren, men han skal ikke svare dem; han skal skjule sitt åsyn for dem på den tid for deres onde gjerningers skyld! / {* MIK 2, 3.}

5 sier Herren om de profeter som fører mitt folk vill, som roper når de har noget å tygge med sine tenner: Fred! Men mot den som intet gir dem i deres munn, roper de ut en hellig krig.

6 Derfor skal det bli natt for eder uten syner, og mørke uten spådom; solen skal gå ned over profetene, og dagen bli sort over dem.

7 Seerne skal skamme sig, og spåmennene blues; de skal tilhylle skjegget* alle sammen; for det kommer intet svar fra Gud. / {* 3MO 13, 45.}

8 Men jeg, jeg er full av kraft ved Herrens Ånd og full av rett og styrke til å vidne for Jakob om hans overtredelse og for Israel om hans synd.

9 Hør dette, I høvdinger over Jakobs hus og I dommere for Israels hus, I som avskyr rett og gjør det kroket alt det som er bent,

10 I som bygger Sion med blod og Jerusalem med urett!

11 Dets høvdinger dømmer for gave, dets prester lærer for betaling, og dets profeter spår for penger, og enda stoler de på Herren og sier: Er ikke Herren midt iblandt oss? Det kommer ingen ulykke over oss.

12 Derfor skal for eders skyld Sion pløies som en aker, og Jerusalem skal bli til grusdynger, og tempelberget til skogbakker.

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   Study the Inner Meaning
From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 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References from Swedenborg's unpublished works: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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