Joshua 11

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Afrikaanse Vertaling 1953     

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1 En toe Jabin, die koning van Hasor, dit hoor, het hy gestuur na Jobab, die koning van Madon, en na die koning van Simron en na die koning van Agsaf;

2 verder na die konings in die Noorde, in die gebergte en op die Vlakte suid van Kínnerot en in die Laeveld en op die hoëveld van Dor in die weste;

3 na die Kanaäniete in die ooste en in die weste en die Amoriete en Hetiete en Feresiete en Jebusiete op die gebergte en die Hewiete onderaan Hermon, in die land van Mispa.

4 Hulle het dan uitgetrek en al hulle leërs saam met hulle, 'n volk talryk soos die sand wat aan die seestrand is in menigte, met 'n groot getal perde en strydwaens;

5 en al hierdie konings het volgens afspraak byeengekom en saam laer opgeslaan by die waters van Merom, om met Israel oorlog te voer.

6 Toe die HERE vir Josua: Wees vir hulle nie bevrees nie; want môre omtrent sulke tyd sal Ek hulle, almal verslaan, aan Israel oorgee; hulle perde se hakskeensenings moet jy afsny en hulle waens met vuur verbrand.

7 En Josua met al die weerbare manskappe by hom het skielik op hulle afgekom by die waters van Merom en hulle oorval.

8 En die HERE het hulle in die hand van Israel gegee, sodat dié hulle verslaan en hulle agtervolg het tot by Groot-Sidon en tot by Mísrefot-Maim en tot by die laagte van Mispe teen die ooste; en hulle het hul verslaan totdat daar niemand van hulle was wat vrygeraak het nie.

9 En Josua het met hulle gedoen soos die HERE aan hom gesê het: hulle perde se hakskeensenings het hy afgesny en hulle strydwaens met vuur verbrand.

10 En in dié tyd het Josua omgedraai en Hasor ingeneem en sy koning met die swaard verslaan; want Hasor was tevore die hoof van al daardie koninkryke.

11 En hulle het al die siele wat daarin was, met die skerpte van die swaard verslaan en hulle met die banvloek getref; niks wat asemhaal, het oorgebly nie, en Hasor het hy met vuur verbrand.

12 En al daardie koningstede met al hulle konings het Josua geneem en hulle met die skerpte van die swaard verslaan; hy het hulle met die banvloek getref, soos Moses, die kneg van die HERE, beveel het.

13 Net al die stede wat op hulle heuwels gelê het, dié het Israel nie verbrand nie, behalwe Hasor alleen--wat Josua verbrand het.

14 En al die buit van daardie stede en die vee het die kinders van Israel vir hulleself buitgemaak; net al die mense het hulle verslaan met die skerpte van die swaard, totdat hulle dié verdelg het; hulle het niks wat asemhaal, laat oorbly nie.

15 Soos die HERE Moses, sy kneg, beveel het, so het Moses aan Josua bevel gegee, en so het Josua gehandel; hy het niks nagelaat van alles wat die HERE Moses beveel het nie.

16 So het Josua dan hierdie hele land ingeneem: die Gebergte en die hele Suidland en die hele land Gosen en die Laeveld en die Vlakte en die gebergte van Israel met sy laagte;

17 van die Kaal Berg af, wat oploop na Seïr toe, tot by Baäl-Gad in die laagte van die Líbanon onderaan die Berg Hermon; en al hulle konings het hy gevang en hulle verslaan en hulle gedood.

18 Baie lank het Josua met al hierdie konings oorlog gevoer.

19 Daar was geen stad wat met die kinders van Israel vrede gesluit het nie, behalwe die Hewiete, die inwoners van Gíbeon; alles het hulle met wapengeweld geneem.

20 Want die HERE het dit so bestier dat hulle hul hardnekkig voorgeneem het om Israel te bestry, sodat dié hulle met die banvloek sou tref, dat daar vir hulle geen genade sou wees nie; maar dat dié hulle sou verdelg, soos die HERE Moses beveel het.

21 En in dié tyd het Josua gekom en die Enakiete uitgeroei, uit die gebergte, uit Hebron, Debir, Anab en uit die hele gebergte van Juda en die hele gebergte van Israel; met hul stede saam het Josua hulle met die banvloek getref.

22 Niemand van die Enakiete het oorgebly in die land van die kinders van Israel nie; net in Gasa, in Gat en in Asdod het hulle oorgebly.

23 So het Josua dan die hele land ingeneem net soos die HERE met Moses gespreek het; en Josua het dit as 'n erfdeel aan Israel gegee volgens hulle afdelings, volgens hulle stamme; en die land het gerus van oorlog.

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Exploring the Meaning of Joshua 11      

Joshua 11: Joshua conquers the entire land.

In this chapter, the Canaanite kings of the north, east and west heard that Israel had conquered all of the southern Canaanite territories. Jabin, king of Hazor, called upon the other Canaanite kingdoms to join forces and attack Israel with a great army.

The Lord reassured Joshua, “Be not afraid because of them: for tomorrow about this time will I deliver them up all slain before Israel” (verse 6). So Joshua counterattacked, and Israel defeated the Canaanites just as the Lord had said.

The rest of the chapter is an account of Joshua’s victories, now here, now there. Israel destroyed each of the Canaanite cities and territories and not one of them was left undefeated (See Swedenborg’s work, The New Jerusalem and Its Heavenly Doctrine 161-164). In all of Canaan, only the Gibeonites were spared because they had made a peace treaty with Israel. The chapter closes with these words: “So Joshua took the whole land according to all that the Lord had said to Moses, and Joshua gave it as an inheritance to Israel according to their divisions by their tribes. Then the land had rest from war” (verse 23).

Now we turn to the spiritual meaning of all this, and its meaning for us. Because of our inherited, human nature, each of us has internal things we have to contend with in our natural life. These Canaanites - the faults we must overcome - are described by the compass points: north, south, east and west. Here are the spiritual meanings of the four cardinal directions (see Swedenborg’s work, Heaven and Hell 141-153):

West = less love

East = greater love

North = less light and wisdom

South = greater light and wisdom

Swedenborg tells us that heaven is organized by this principle. Angels with the clearest perception of love live in the eastern region of heaven, while those with a more hazy understanding live in the west. The same thing applies to the north/south axis; those in a “clear light of wisdom” live in the south, and those in a “dim light of wisdom” live in the north (Heaven and Hell 148). These poles represent angels’ states of love and wisdom, and their use. Just like people on earth, angels experience varying states of love and wisdom - sometimes more, sometimes less - but with angels this leads to them turning again to the Lord to acknowledge that he is their God.

The same pattern exists in hell, but instead of love and wisdom there is self-love (or even hatred) and false thinking from this distorted love. In hell, the degree of intensity in these states is between the rage to dominate and the exhaustion of failing.

In our life on earth, we experience states of both heaven and hell. As we are only partly regenerated, we rapidly switch between these states because of our emotions and the upheavals of life in this world. This chapter about the conflict between Israel and the Canaanites represents our own, personal decisions about what will be the ruling influence in our lives - heaven or hell (See Swedenborg’s work, Arcana Caelestia 5982).

The end of this chapter offers two important statements describing the conflict between heaven and hell. The first one (in verse 20) says the Lord hardened the hearts of Israel’s enemies so that they came to attack, and consequently were destroyed. This tells us that we have to see our evils for what they are in order to turn away from them (See Swedenborg’s unpublished work, Charity 179-180).

The second statement (verses 21-22) says that Joshua completely destroyed the Anakim, except beyond the borders of the land. The Anakim were giants, and they stand for those enormous tensions and rages which evil spirits from hell bring us at times. This (reassuringly) helps us see that we are not like that ourselves, but we could be if we let those evil spirits make a home in our hearts and minds (Arcana Caelestia 2909[3]).

Swedenborg

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Arcana Coelestia 2799, 2909, 2913, 3527, 4240, 4431, 6860

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Hoor
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konings
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vlakte
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Suid
'South' denotes truth in light.

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Hewiete
The Hivites' represent those who were in idolatry, but in which there was something of good.

land
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Mispa
'Mizpah,' as in Genesis 31:49, signifies the quality of the Lord’s presence with people who are principled in the goods of works, or with the...

sand
'Sand,' as in Matthew 7:27, signifies faith separate from charity.

perde
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laer opgeslaan
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opgeslaan
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gesê
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buit
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kinders
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Gosen
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oorlog
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Gíbeon
sun standing still upon Gibeon signifies total vastation of the church.

Hebron
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Juda
City of Judah,' as in Isaiah 40:9, signifies the doctrine of love towards the Lord and love towards our neighbor in its whole extent.

Gasa
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gat
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stamme
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