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Luke 4:16-30 : Jesus is Rejected at Nazareth

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16 ܘܐܬܐ ܠܢܨܪܬ ܐܝܟܐ ܕܐܬܪܒܝ ܘܥܠ ܐܝܟܢܐ ܕܡܥܕ ܗܘܐ ܠܟܢܘܫܬܐ ܒܝܘܡܐ ܕܫܒܬܐ ܘܩܡ ܠܡܩܪܐ ܀

17 ܘܐܬܝܗܒ ܠܗ ܤܦܪܐ ܕܐܫܥܝܐ ܢܒܝܐ ܘܦܬܚ ܝܫܘܥ ܤܦܪܐ ܘܐܫܟܚ ܕܘܟܬܐ ܐܝܟܐ ܕܟܬܝܒ ܀

18 ܪܘܚܗ ܕܡܪܝܐ ܥܠܝ ܘܡܛܠ ܗܕܐ ܡܫܚܢܝ ܠܡܤܒܪܘ ܠܡܤܟܢܐ ܘܫܠܚܢܝ ܠܡܐܤܝܘ ܠܬܒܝܪܝ ܠܒܐ ܘܠܡܟܪܙܘ ܠܫܒܝܐ ܫܘܒܩܢܐ ܘܠܥܘܝܪܐ ܚܙܝܐ ܘܠܡܫܪܪܘ ܠܬܒܝܪܐ ܒܫܘܒܩܢܐ ܀

19 ܘܠܡܟܪܙܘ ܫܢܬܐ ܡܩܒܠܬܐ ܠܡܪܝܐ ܀

20 ܘܟܪܟ ܤܦܪܐ ܘܝܗܒܗ ܠܡܫܡܫܢܐ ܘܐܙܠ ܝܬܒ ܟܠܗܘܢ ܕܝܢ ܕܒܟܢܘܫܬܐ ܥܝܢܝܗܘܢ ܚܝܪܢ ܗܘܝ ܒܗ ܀

21 ܘܫܪܝ ܠܡܐܡܪ ܠܘܬܗܘܢ ܕܝܘܡܢܐ ܐܫܬܠܡ ܟܬܒܐ ܗܢܐ ܒܐܕܢܝܟܘܢ ܀

22 ܘܤܗܕܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܠܗ ܟܠܗܘܢ ܘܡܬܕܡܪܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܒܡܠܐ ܕܛܝܒܘܬܐ ܕܢܦܩܢ ܗܘܝ ܡܢ ܦܘܡܗ ܘܐܡܪܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܠܐ ܗܘܐ ܗܢܐ ܒܪ ܝܘܤܦ ܀

23 ܐܡܪ ܠܗܘܢ ܝܫܘܥ ܟܒܪ ܬܐܡܪܘܢ ܠܝ ܡܬܠܐ ܗܢܐ ܐܤܝܐ ܐܤܐ ܢܦܫܟ ܘܟܠ ܕܫܡܥܢ ܕܥܒܕܬ ܒܟܦܪܢܚܘܡ ܥܒܕ ܐܦ ܗܪܟܐ ܒܡܕܝܢܬܟ ܀

24 ܗܘ ܕܝܢ ܐܡܪ ܐܡܝܢ ܐܡܪ ܐܢܐ ܠܟܘܢ ܕܠܝܬ ܢܒܝܐ ܕܡܬܩܒܠ ܒܡܕܝܢܬܗ ܀

25 ܫܪܪܐ ܓܝܪ ܐܡܪ ܐܢܐ ܠܟܘܢ ܕܤܓܝ ܐܪܡܠܬܐ ܐܝܬ ܗܘܝ ܒܐܝܤܪܝܠ ܒܝܘܡܝ ܐܠܝܐ ܢܒܝܐ ܟܕ ܐܬܬܚܕܘ ܫܡܝܐ ܫܢܝܢ ܬܠܬ ܘܝܪܚܐ ܫܬܐ ܘܗܘܐ ܟܦܢܐ ܪܒܐ ܒܟܠܗ ܐܪܥܐ ܀

26 ܘܠܘܬ ܚܕܐ ܡܢܗܝܢ ܠܐ ܐܫܬܕܪ ܐܠܝܐ ܐܠܐ ܠܨܪܦܬ ܕܨܝܕܢ ܠܘܬ ܐܢܬܬܐ ܐܪܡܠܬܐ ܀

27 ܘܤܓܝܐܐ ܓܪܒܐ ܐܝܬ ܗܘܘ ܒܝܬ ܐܝܤܪܝܠ ܒܝܘܡܝ ܐܠܝܫܥ ܢܒܝܐ ܘܚܕ ܡܢܗܘܢ ܠܐ ܐܬܕܟܝ ܐܠܐ ܐܢ ܢܥܡܢ ܐܪܡܝܐ ܀

28 ܘܟܕ ܫܡܥܘ ܗܠܝܢ ܗܢܘܢ ܕܒܟܢܘܫܬܐ ܐܬܡܠܝܘ ܚܡܬܐ ܟܠܗܘܢ ܀

29 ܘܩܡܘ ܐܦܩܘܗܝ ܠܒܪ ܡܢ ܡܕܝܢܬܐ ܘܐܝܬܝܘܗܝ ܥܕܡܐ ܠܓܒܝܢܐ ܕܛܘܪܐ ܗܘ ܕܡܕܝܢܬܗܘܢ ܒܢܝܐ ܗܘܬ ܥܠܘܗܝ ܕܢܫܕܘܢܝܗܝ ܡܢ ܫܩܝܦܐ ܀

30 ܗܘ ܕܝܢ ܥܒܪ ܒܝܢܬܗܘܢ ܘܐܙܠ ܀

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From Swedenborg's Works

Explanations or references:

Arcana Coelestia 4844, 9198, 9954

Apocalypse Revealed 562, 591, 764, 884, 962

A Brief Exposition of New Church Doctrine 120

Doctrine of the Lord 11, 15, 50

True Christian Religion 89, 129, 139, 188, 262, 301


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 22, 120, 375, 612, 644, 658

Marriage 89

Scriptural Confirmations 2, 6, 10, 67

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:


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Commentary

Jesus is Rejected at Nazareth

By Rev. Junchol Lee


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There is a saying that a person "can't see the forest for the trees." What this means is that we often get lost, focused on and attached to matters closely related to ourselves, and thus we miss seeing and acknowledging the bigger picture within which we exist. It is especially difficult to acknowledge and accept truths that reveal a reality that is not aligned with, or even opposes, the reality that we wish to be true. For the people of Nazareth, those who grew up with Jesus, accepting Jesus as the Messiah was a challenge like this, a challenge that would have been difficult for any human being...

(References: Isaiah 1:10)


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