Ezekiel 1

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1 Ke kaloku, ngomnyaka wamashumi omathathu, ngenyanga yesine, ngolwesihlanu usuku enyangeni leyo, ndakubon’ ukuba ndiphakathi kwabathinjiweyo ngasemlanjeni oyiKebhare, avuleka amazulu, ndabona imibono kaThixo.

2 Ngolwesihlanu enyangeni leyo (ingumnyaka ke wesihlanu wokuthinjwa kokumkani uYehoyakin lowo),

3 kwafika ilizwi likaYehova kuHezekile unyana kaBhuzi, umbingeleli, ezweni lamaKaledi, ngasemlanjeni oyiKebhare; saba phezu kwakhe apho isandla sikaYehova.

4 Ndabona ke, nanko kusiza umoya ovuthuzayo, uvela ngasentla, unelifu elikhulu nomlilo obumbeneyo njengembumbulu, nobumhlophe obungeenxa zonke kulo, obuphuma ngaphakathi kwawo, bubonakala ngathi yigolide evuthiweyo emlilweni phakathi.

5 Ngaphakathi kwawo yimfano yezinto eziphilileyo ezine. Nantsi ke imbonakalo yazo: zibe zinemfano yomntu;

6 inye ibinobuso obune, inye kuzo apho ibinamaphiko amane.

7 Imilenze yazo ibiyimilenze ethe nkqo; umphantsi weenyawo ubunjengomphantsi wenqina lethole; zidangazela zibonakala ngathi lubhedu olubengezelisiweyo.

8 Zazinezandla zomntu ngaphantsi kwamaphiko azo emacaleni azo omane; zone ke zinobuso namaphiko;

9 amaphiko azo abehlangene, elaleyo nelaleyo; bezingajiki ekuhambeni kwazo, bezihamba, iyileyo iye kwicala elikhangelene nobuso bayo.

10 Imfano yobuso bazo ibe ibubuso bomntu; zinobuso bengonyama zone ngasekunene; zinobuso benkomo zone ngasekhohlo, zinobuso bokhozi zone;

11 ubuso bazo namaphiko azo abe ahlukene ngaphezulu; iyileyo inamabini ehlangene nawaleyo, namaphiko amabini ke egubungele imizimba yazo.

12 Zahamba ke, iyileyo yaya kwicala elikhangelene nobuso bayo; apho sukuba ubusiya khona umoya, zaya khona; azajika ekuhambeni kwazo.

13 Imfano yezinto eziphilileyo ezo, imbonakalo yazo, ibingathi ngamalahle omlilo abasiweyo; ibingathi yimbonakalo yezikhuni ezitshangazayo; wona wahambahamba phakathi kwezinto eziphilileyo ezo; umhlophe ke umlilo lowo, emlilweni kuphuma imibane.

14 Izinto eziphilileyo bezigidima zibuye, ngokokubonakala kokuphambaphamba kombane.

15 Ndazibona izinto eziphilileyo; nanko ke, kukho iivili emhlabeni, ecaleni kwezinto eziphilileyo, zinganye iivili kubuso ngobuso bazo obune.

16 Ukubonakala kweevili nokusetyenzwa kwazo kwakunjengembonakalo yekrizolite, zimfani-nye zone; ukubonakala kwazo nokusetyenzwa kwazo kungathi ivili ingaphakathi kwevili.

17 Ekuhambeni kwazo zaphambela kumacala azo omane; azajika ekuhambeni kwazo.

18 Iifeleni zazo beziphakamile, bezisoyikeka; iifeleni zazo bezizele ngamehlo ngeenxa zonke kuzo zone.

19 Zakuhamba izinto eziphilileyo, zahamba nazo iivili ecaleni lazo; zakusuka izinto eziphilileyo emhlabeni, zasuka nazo iivili.

20 Apho sukuba usiya khona umoya, zaya apho sukuba umoya ubusiya khona; zasuka iivili kunye nazo; ngokokuba umoya wezinto eziphilileyo ubukho ezivilini ezo.

21 Zakuhamba, zahamba nazo; zakuma, zema nazo; zakusuka emhlabeni, zasuka iivili kunye nazo; ngokokuba umoya wezinto eziphilileyo ubukho ezivilini ezo.

22 Naphezu kweentloko zezinto eziphilileyo bekukho into efana nesibhakabhaka, ngathi ngembonakalo yikristale eyoyikekayo, sanekiwe phezu kwentloko yazo ngaphezulu.

23 Ngaphantsi kwesibhakabhaka amaphiko ayethe tye, elo lasinga kwelo; iyileyo inamabini ayigubungeleyo, iyileyo inamabini ayigubungeleyo emzimbeni.

24 Ndeva ke isandi samaphiko azo, sinjengesandi samanzi amaninzi, ngathi lilizwi loSomandla, ekuhambeni kwazo; izwi elinengxolo ngathi sisandi somkhosi; zakuma, zawayeka ehla amaphiko azo.

25 Kwabakho ke izwi liphuma ngaphaya kwesibhakabhaka, esibe siphezu kweentloko zazo; zakuma, zawayeka ehla amaphiko azo.

26 Ngaphezu kwesibhakabhaka esibe siphezu kweentloko zazo, kwabonakala umfanekiselo wetrone, wanga lilitye lesafire; ngaphezu komfanekiselo wetrone kwabakho umfanekiselo ongathi yimbonakalo yomntu phezu kwayo ngaphezulu.

27 Ndabona ke, ngathi yimbonakalo yegolide evuthiweyo, ngathi yimbonakalo yomlilo, ngaphakathi kwayo nangeenxa zonke kuyo, kwathabathela embonakalweni yesinqe kwenyusa; kwathabathela embonakalweni yesinqe kwehlisa, ndabona ke ngathi yimbonakalo yomlilo, kumhlophe ke ngeenxa zonke.

28 Ngathi yimbonakalo yomnyama obakhoyo efini mini ngemvula, yabe injalo imbonakalo yobumhlophe ngeenxa zonke. Leyo yimbonakalo yomfanekiselo wobuqaqawuli bukaYehova. Ndabona ke, ndawa ngobuso, ndaliva izwi lothethayo.

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   Study the Inner Meaning
From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

Arcana Coelestia 9457, 9509

Apocalypse Revealed 36, 322, 945

Conjugial Love 26

The Lord 52

Sacred Scripture 97

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 124


Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 49, 425, 908, 934, 1042, 1992, 2162, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 14, 49, 239, 245, 466, 614, 629, ...

Divine Providence 134

Doctrine of the Lord 48

True Christian Religion 157, 260


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 69, 70, 77, 239, 253, 277, 279, ...

Coronis (An Appendix to True Christian Religion) 60

Spiritual Experiences 255

Scriptural Confirmations 2, 4, 22, 52

Other New Christian Commentary

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