Hosea 6

Study the Inner Meaning

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1 Yizani sibuyele kuYehova; kuba eqwengile, wosiphilisa; uxabele, wosibopha.

2 Wosidlisa ubomi, kwakuba ntsuku mbini; wosiphakamisa ngolwesithathu, sidle ubomi phambi kwakhe.

3 Masikwazi ke, masikusukele ukumazi uYehova; ukuphuma kwakhe kuqinisekile njengokuphuma kwesifingo, ukuba eze kuthi njengemvula, njengemvula evuthisayo, elinyakamisayo ilizwe.

4 Mandikuthini na, Efrayim? Mandikuthini na, Yuda? Uthando lwenu lunjengelifu lomso, lunjengombethe ophela kwakusasa.

5 Ngenxa yoko ndibaxozile ngabaprofeti, ndababulala ngamazwi omlomo wam; ukuze umgwebo wam uphume njengokukhanya.

6 Ngokuba ndinonelele uthando, andinonelele mbingelelo; ndinonelele ukwazi uThixo, ngaphezu kwamadini anyukayo.

7 Ke bona bawugqithile umnqophiso njengoAdam, banginiza kum apho.

8 IGiliyadi ngumzi wabasebenzi bobutshinga; uzele yimikhondo yegazi.

9 Bunjengokulalelwa kwendoda ngamatutu ubudlelane bababingeleli; bayancinitha endleleni eya kwaShekem, ewe, benze amanyala.

10 Endlwini kaSirayeli ndibone into ebanga amanwele; apho uEfrayim uyahenyuza, uSirayeli uzenza inqambi.

11 Kananjalo wena Yuda, umiselwe uvuno, ekukubuyiseni kwam ukuthinjwa kwabantu bam.

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   Study the Inner Meaning
From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 189


Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 93, 290, 720, 901, 922, 2180, 2405, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 134, 496, 505, 704

Doctrine of the Lord 4

Sacred Scripture 79

True Christian Religion 247, 314


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 532, 644, 811, 832

Coronis (An Appendix to True Christian Religion) 53

Scriptural Confirmations 4, 54

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:


Hop to Similar Bible Verses

Genesis 12:6

Deuteronomy 31:20

Judges 3:12

1 Samuel 15:22

2 Chronicles 30:6

Job 5:18, 15:30, 22:23

Psalms 72:6

Proverbs 21:3

Isaiah 11:4, 24:5, 26:19

Jeremiah 1:10, 5:14, 30, 30:10, 17

Lamentations 3:40

Hosea 5, 4:12, 5:1, 2, 7, 7:2, 8:1, 13, 10:12, 11:8, 12:12, 13:3, 14:5, 6

Micah 6:8, 7:2

Zephaniah 2:7, 3:5

Matthew 9:13, 12:7

Mark 33

Luke 1:75

Romans 5:14

Philippians 3:8

Resources for parents and teachers

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 As Surely as the Sun Rises
Illustrated poster: "As surely as the sun rises, the Lord will appear" from Hosea 6:3. Close your eyes and imagine standing in the sunshine. Now think about the fact that you are standing in the presence of the Lord's love.
Picture | Ages over 7

 Elijah Revives the Widow's Son - Level C
Complete lesson with activity choices: what does "visiting the upper room" mean in your life, scripture scramble, scripted story discussion, and a meditation and task on a verse from the Word.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 11 - 14

 Elijah Revives the Widow's Son - Level D
Complete lesson with activity choices: a look at "raising up the son" in our lives, a scripture scramble, scripted story discussion, and a meditation and task on a verse from the Word.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 15 - 17

 Life Continues after Death
The Old and New Testaments teach that people are raised into spiritual life after death. New Church teachings go further and give details about the nature of life after death.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 11 - 17

 Prayers for Adults: The Lord Is Our God
Activity | Ages over 18

 Return to the Lord Bookmark
Meditate on a verse from the Word and let it inspire you in a spiritual task. Cut out the color picture bookmark to keep or share.
Activity | Ages over 15

 What Will Happen when I Die?
A lesson and activities exploring what happens when we die.
Religion Lesson | Ages over 15


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