Hosea 1

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1 Detta är HE ENS ord som kom till Hosea, Beeris son, i Ussias, Jotams, Ahas' och Hiskias, Juda konungars, tid, och i Jerobeams, Joas' sons, Israels konungs, tid.

2 När HE EN först begynte tala genom Hosea, sade HE EN till honom: »Gå åstad och skaffa dig en trolös hustru och barn -- av en trolös moder; ty i trolös avfällighet löper landet bort ifrån HE EN.

3 Då gick han åstad och tog Gomer, Diblaims dotter; och hon blev havande och födde honom en son.

4 Och HE EN sade till honom: »Giv denne namnet Jisreel; ty när ännu en liten tid har förgått, skall jag hemsöka Jisreels blodskulder på Jehus hus och göra slut på konungadömet i Israels hus.

5 Och det skall ske på den dagen att jag skall bryta sönder Israels båge i Jisreels dal

6 Och hon blev åter havande och födde en dotter. Då sade han till honom: »Giv denna namnet Lo- uhama; ty jag vill icke vidare förbarma mig över Israels hus, så att jag förlåter dem.

7 Men över Juda hus vill jag förbarma mig, och jag skall giva dem frälsning genom HE EN, deras Gud; icke genom båge och svärd och vad till kriget hör skall jag frälsa dem, icke genom hästar och ryttare.

8 Och när hon hade avvant Lo- uhama, blev hon åter havande och födde en son.

9 Då sade han: »Giv denne namnet Lo-Ammi; ty I ären icke mitt folk, ej heller vill jag höra eder till.»

10 Men antalet av Israels barn skall bliva såsom havets sand, som man icke kan mäta, ej heller räkna; och det skall ske, att i stället för att det sades till dem: »I ären icke mitt folk», skola de kallas »den levande Gudens barn».

11 Och Juda barn och Israels barn skola samla sig tillhopa, och skola sätta över sig ett gemensamt huvud, och skola draga upp ur landet; ty stor skall Jisreels dag vara.

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From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

Arcana Caelestia 2606, 10325

Apocalypse Explained 655

On the Athanasian Creed 165

Sacred Scripture 79

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 184

True Christianity 247

Scriptural Confirmations 54


Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Caelestia 8904, 10217

Apocalypse Revealed 134

The Lord 4, 15

Sacred Scripture 16

True Christianity 130


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 119, 141, 734, 805

Scriptural Confirmations 4, 9, 74

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:


Hop to Similar Bible Verses

2 Mosebok 14:13, 30, 34:16

5 Mosebok 31:16

Josua 19:18

2 Konungaboken 6:18, 10:1, 11, 14:23, 17:6, 20, 19:34

Psaltaren 44:7

Jesaja 1:1, 8:3

Jeremia 2:20, 23

Hesekiel 16:15

Hosea 2:7, 3:1, 5:3

Amos 1:1, 7:8, 9:8

Mika 1:1

Sakaria 4:6

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