Genesis 7

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1 Daarna het die HERE aan Noag gesê: Gaan in die ark, jy en jou hele huisgesin, want jou het Ek regverdig bevind voor my aangesig in hierdie geslag.

2 Van al die rein diere moet jy vir jou telkens sewe paar neem, die mannetjie met sy wyfie; maar van die diere wat nie rein is nie, twee, die mannetjie met sy wyfie.

3 Ook van die voëls van die hemel telkens sewe paar, die mannetjie met die wyfie, om die geslag in die lewe te hou op die hele aarde.

4 Want oor nog sewe dae sal Ek laat reën op die aarde, veertig dae en veertig nagte, en al die lewende wesens wat Ek gemaak het, van die aarde verdelg.

5 En Noag het gedoen net soos die HERE hom beveel het.

6 En Noag was ses honderd jaar oud toe die watervloed oor die aarde gekom het.

7 En Noag en sy seuns en sy vrou en die vroue van sy seuns saam met hom het in die ark gegaan vanweë die waters van die vloed.

8 Van die rein diere en van die diere wat nie rein is nie, en van die voëls en van alles wat op die aarde kruip,

9 het daar twee-twee na Noag in die ark gegaan, 'n mannetjie en 'n wyfie, soos God Noag beveel het.

10 Ná die sewe dae kom toe die waters van die vloed op die aarde.

11 In die ses honderdste jaar van die lewe van Noag, in die tweede maand, op die sewentiende dag van die maand, op dieselfde dag, is al die fonteine van die groot watervloed oopgebreek, en die sluise van die hemel is geopen;

12 en die stortreën was op die aarde veertig dae en veertig nagte lank.

13 Op daardie selfde dag het Noag en Sem en Gam en Jafet, die seuns van Noag, sowel as die vrou van Noag en die drie vroue van sy seuns saam met hulle in die ark gegaan.

14 Hulle en al die wilde diere volgens hulle soorte en al die vee volgens hulle soorte en al die diere wat op die aarde kruip, volgens hulle soorte en al die voëls volgens hulle soorte, voëls van allerhande vere--

15 van al die vlees waar 'n lewensgees in was, het twee-twee na Noag in die ark gegaan.

16 En die wat ingaan, het gegaan as mannetjie en wyfie van alle vlees soos God hom beveel het. En die HERE het agter hom toegesluit.

17 En die vloed was veertig dae lank op die aarde: die waters het vermeerder en die ark opgehef, sodat dit opgerys het bo die aarde.

18 En die waters het die oorhand gekry en grootliks vermeerder op die aarde, terwyl die ark op die waters drywe.

19 En die waters het heeltemal die oorhand gekry op die aarde, sodat al die hoë berge onder die ganse hemel bedek was.

20 Vyftien el bo hulle het die waters die oorhand gekry, sodat die berge bedek was.

21 En alle vlees wat op die aarde beweeg, het weggesterwe: die voëls en die vee en die wilde diere en al die gedierte wat op die aarde wemel, en al die mense.

22 Alles wat die asem van die lewensgees in sy neusgate gehad het, alles wat op die droë grond was, het doodgegaan.

23 So is dan al die lewende wesens verdelg wat op die aarde was, die mens sowel as die vee en die kruipende diere en die voëls van die hemel; hulle is verdelg van die aarde af. En net Noag het oorgebly en wat by hom in die ark was.

24 En die waters het die oorhand behou oor die aarde honderd en vyftig dae lank.

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Exploring the Meaning of Genesis 7      

By Joe David

In Genesis 7:1-24, the literal text is the heart of the Noah and the Ark story. Noah and his family go into the ark, and bring animals with them, two by two. The flood comes, and the world is drowned, but the ark is safe, floating on the flood.

In the internal sense, the flood signifies the destruction of the "Most Ancient Church" - a stage in human development that was - at first - characterized by a simple monotheism, and an innocence, and a high degree of spiritual awareness. That's what Adam and Eve symbolize at first, but the stories of "the fall", and then Cain and Abel, and then their descendants, are the stories of the gradual but pervasive corruption of the spirituality of that time. A flood of water - representing a tide of evil and falsity - destroys that corrupted church, but the Lord preserves the remnants of good and truth that still exist (Noah, his family, and the selected animals), to provide for the beginning of a new church. That's what is meant by the ark and its preservation.

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Hlavní výklad ze Swedenborgových prací:

Arcana Coelestia 701, 702, 703, 704, 706, 707, 708, ...

Sacred Scripture 103

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 408

True Christian Religion 279


Další odkazy Swedenborga k této kapitole:

Arcana Coelestia 470, 482, 565, 566, 661, 705, 747, ...


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 419, 538, 633, 644, 650

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HERE
The Lord, in the simplest terms, is love itself expressed as wisdom itself. In philosophic terms, love is the Lord's substance and wisdom is His...

Noag
'Noah,' as in Genesis 5:29, signifies the ancient church, or the parent of the three churches after the flood.

gesê
As with many common verbs, the meaning of “to say” in the Bible is highly dependent on context. Who is speaking? Who is hearing? What...

regverdig
He is said to be 'just' in a spiritual sense, who lives according to divine laws. They on the right hand being called 'just,' as...

voor
In most cases, the meaning of "before" is pretty straightforward, both as a way of assessing relative time, and in its use meaning "in someone's...

diere
"Beasts" represent the affection for doing good things, a true desire to do them from the heart. In the negative sense, "beasts" stand for the...

sewe
The number 'seven' was considered holy, as is well known, because of the six days of creation, and the seventh, which is the celestial self,...

twee
The number "two" has two different meanings in the Bible. In most cases "two" indicates a joining together or unification. This is easy to see...

voëls
Fowl signify spiritual truth; a bird, natural truth; and a winged thing, sensual truth. Fowl signify intellectual things. Fowl signify thoughts, and all that creeps...

hemel
Heavens are celestial and spiritual things. Consequently, they are inmost things, both of the Lord's kingdom in heaven the and in the earth. This also...

aarde
'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.

dae
The expression 'even to this day' or 'today' sometimes appears in the Word, as in Genesis 19:37-38, 22:14, 26:33, 32:32, 35:20, and 47:26. In a...

reën
'Rain,' in a positive sense, denotes blessing, but in the opposite sense, damnation Rain,' as in Genesis 2:5-6, Exodus 34:25-27, and Hosea 6:3, signifies the...

veertig
'Forty' means completeness because 'four' means what is complete, as does 'ten.' Forty is the product of four and ten. Compound numbers have a meaning...

nagte
The sun in the Bible represents the Lord, with its heat representing His love and its light representing His wisdom. “Daytime,” then, represents a state...

beveel
To command is to give an order that something must be done, and is directed to an individual, or a group. It is an imperative,...

ses
Like most numbers in the Bible, "six" can have various meanings depending on context, but has a couple that are primary. When used in relation...

honderd
It's a landmark for a young child to count to 100; it sort of covers all the "ordinary" numbers. One hundred is obviously significant for...

seuns
'A son,' as in Genesis 5:28, signifies the rise of a new church. 'Son,' as in Genesis 24:3, signifies the Lord’s rationality regarding good. 'A...

vrou
'Women,' as in Genesis 45:19, signify the affections of truth. But in Genesis 31:50, 'women' signify affections of not genuine truth, so not of the...

waters
'Waters' signify truths in the natural self, and in the opposite sense, falsities. 'Waters' signify particularly the spiritual parts of a person, or the intellectual...

God
The Lord is love itself, expressed in the form of wisdom itself. Love, then, is His essence, His inmost. Wisdom - the loving understanding of...

lewe
'Lives' is used in the plural, because of the will and understanding, and because these two lives make one.

maand
'A month' has respect to the state of truth in a person. 'A month' signifies a full state. Month,' as in Genesis 29, signifies the...

fonteine
A fountain signifies the Lord and the Word. A fountain signifies superior truth, and well, inferior truth. A fountain, as in Psalm 104:10, denotes knowledges....

geopen
To open,' as in Revelation 9, signifies communication and conjunction.

Sem
'Shem,' as in Genesis 10:21, signifies the ancient church in general.

drie
The Writings talk about many aspects of life using the philosophical terms "end," "cause" and "effect." The "end" is someone’s goal or purpose, the ultimate...

vlees
Flesh has several meanings just in its most obvious form. It can mean all living creatures as when the Lord talks about the flood "destroying...

ingaan
All changes of place in the Bible represent changes in spiritual state. “Entering” – usually used as entering someone’s house or “going in unto” someone...

opgehef
The idea of "lifting" is used in a number of different ways in the Bible. In general, it means connecting with a higher spiritual state...

hoë
'Height' signifies what is inward, and also heaven.

berge
'Hills' signify the good of charity.

onder
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bedek
The "high mountains being covered " (Gen. 7:19) signifies that all the good things of charity were extin­guished.

vyftien
Fifteen, as in Genesis 7:20, signifies so few as to be scarce anything.

asem
'Breath' is the life of the body corresponding to spiritual things, just like the motion of the heart is the life of the body corresponding...

vyftig
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