Hosea 4

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1 Liveni ilizwi likaYehova, nyana bakaSirayeli; ngokuba uYehova ubambene nabemi belizwe eli; ngokuba kungekho nyaniso, kungekho nceba, kungekho kwazi uThixo kweli lizwe.

2 Kukushwabula, nokuxoka, nokuncinitha, nokuba, nokukrexeza; bagqobhozile, igazi liphathelele kwigazi.

3 Ngenxa yoko ilizwe lenza isijwili, zithokombisile zonke izinto ezimi kulo; izinto eziphilileyo zasendle, neentaka zezulu, kwaneentlanzi zolwandle, ziyasuswa.

4 Kodwa makangabambani omnye nomnye, omnye makangamohlwayi omnye; abantu bakowenu banjengobambene nombingeleli.

5 Wokhubeka emini, umprofeti enawe akhubeke ebusuku, ndimtshabalalise unyoko.

6 Bayatshabalala abantu bam kukuswela ukwazi; kuba wena ukucekisile ukwazi, ndiya kukucekisa, ukuba ungabi ngumbingeleli kum. Wawulibala umyalelo kaThixo wakho; ndobalibala abantwana bakho nam.

7 Okukhona bandileyo, kokukhona bonileyo kum; uzuko lwabo ndiya kulwananisa ngocukucezo.

8 Badla idini lesono labantu bam; umphefumlo wabo bawuphakamisela ebugwenxeni babo.

9 Kuya kuthi, njengoko banjalo abantu, abe njalo umbingeleli; ndizivelele iindlela zakhe kuye, ndizibuyisele kuye iintlondi zakhe.

10 Bodla bangahluthi; bahenyuze bangandi; ngokuba bekuyekile ukumphulaphula uYehova.

11 Uhenyuzo, newayini, newayini entsha, ziwexula intliziyo.

12 Abantu bam babuzisa kumthi wabo; nentonga yabo iyabaxelela; ngokuba umoya wobuhenyu ubalahlekisile; bahenyuze bemka phantsi koThixo wabo.

13 Babingelela ezincotsheni zeentaba, baqhumisele ezindulini phantsi kwemioki nemipopulari nemiterebhinti, kuba ulungile umthunzi wayo; ngenxa yoko ziyahenyuza iintombi zenu, bayakrexeza oomolokazana benu.

14 Andiyi kuzivelela iintombi zenu, ngokokuba zihenyuza; noomolokazana benu, ngokokuba bekrexeza. Ngokuba nina ngokwenu nithi gu bucala namahenyukazi nibingelela namang’awukazi; ngoko ke abantu abangaqondiyo baya kukhahleleka phantsi.

15 Ukuba uyahenyuza, Sirayeli, makangazeki ityala uYuda; musani ukuya eGiligali, ningenyuki niye eBhetaven, ningafungi nithi, Ehleli nje uYehova.

16 Kuba uSirayeli uyinjubaqa, njengethokazi eliyinjubaqa; ngoku uYehova uya kubalusela emphangalaleni, njengamatakane.

17 UEfrayim ubophene nezithixo; myekeni.

18 Igabadele imithayi yabo; bahenyuza behenyuzile; ziluthande nzulu ucukucezo iingweletshetshe zabo.

19 Umoya umbambile ngamaphiko awo; baya kudana yimibingelelo yabo.

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   Study the Inner Meaning
From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 187


Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 374, 627, 643, 991, 1613, 2466, 3122, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 134, 290, 316, 405, 485, 567, 721, ...

Doctrine of the Lord 48

Sacred Scripture 79

Doctrine of Life 2, 79

Heaven and Hell 471

True Christian Religion 156, 314, 376, 440, 643


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 79, 98, 141, 250, 283, 324, 342, ...

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:

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