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Afrikaanse Vertaling 1953     

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1 Toe trek die Engel van die HERE van Gilgal op na Bogim en : Ek het julle uit Egipte laat optrek en julle gebring in die land wat Ek julle vaders met 'n eed beloof het, en gesê: Ek sal my verbond met julle in ewigheid nie verbreek nie;

2 maar julle mag geen verbond met die inwoners van hierdie land maak nie; hulle altare moet julle omgooi. Maar julle het nie na my stem geluister nie. Wat het julle nou gedoen?

3 So Ek dan ook: Ek sal hulle nie voor julle uit verdrywe nie, sodat hulle vyande vir julle sal wees, en hulle gode 'n strik vir julle.

4 En terwyl die Engel van die HERE met hierdie woorde al die kinders van Israel toespreek, het die volk hulle stem verhef en geween;

5 en hulle het dié plek Bogim genoem en daar aan die HERE geoffer.

6 Daarna het Josua die volk laat gaan, en die kinders van Israel het elkeen na sy erfdeel getrek om die land in besit te neem.

7 En die volk het die HERE gedien al die dae van Josua en al die dae van die oudstes wat ná Josua nog in die lewe was, en al die groot werke van die HERE gesien het wat Hy vir Israel gedoen het.

8 Maar Josua, die seun van Nun, die kneg van die HERE, het gesterwe, honderd en tien jaar oud;

9 en hulle het hom begrawe op die gebied van sy erfdeel in Timnat-Heres, op die gebergte van Efraim, noord van die berg Gaäs.

10 En toe ook daardie hele geslag by hulle vaders versamel is, staan daar 'n ander geslag ná hulle op wat die HERE en ook die werk wat Hy vir Israel gedoen het, nie geken het nie.

11 En die kinders van Israel het gedoen wat verkeerd was in die van die HERE: hulle het die Baäls gedien

12 en die HERE, die God van hulle vaders, verlaat wat hulle uit Egipteland uitgelei het, en hulle het agter ander gode aan geloop, van die gode van die volke wat rondom hulle was, en hulle daarvoor neergebuig en die HERE geterg.

13 Maar toe hulle die HERE verlaat en die Baäl en die Astartes dien,

14 het die toorn van die HERE teen Israel ontvlam, en Hy het hulle oorgegee in die hand van rowers wat hulle beroof het; en Hy het hulle verkoop in die hand van hulle vyande rondom, sodat hulle nie meer kon standhou voor hulle vyande nie.

15 Waarheen hulle ook al uittrek, was die hand van die HERE teen hulle ten kwade, soos die HERE gespreek en soos die HERE vir hulle gesweer het. Maar wanneer hulle dan in groot benoudheid raak,

16 verwek die HERE rigters wat hulle verlos uit die hand van hulle berowers.

17 Na hulle rigters het hulle egter ook nie geluister nie, maar agter ander gode aan gehoereer en hulle daarvoor neergebuig; gou het hulle afgewyk van die weg wat hulle vaders bewandel het in gehoorsaamheid aan die gebooie van die HERE: so het hulle nie gedoen nie.

18 En wanneer die HERE vir hulle rigters verwek, was die HERE met die rigter om hulle te verlos uit die hand van hul vyande al die dae van die rigter, omdat die HERE medelyde gehad het vanweë hulle gekerm oor hulle verdrukkers en hulle verdringers.

19 Maar wanneer die rigter dood was, het hulle nog erger as hulle vaders gehandel deur agter ander gode aan te loop, om hulle te dien en hulle daarvoor neer te buig: hulle het niks laat vaar van hulle handelinge en van hulle hardnekkige wandel nie.

20 Daarom het die toorn van die HERE teen Israel ontvlam, en Hy het gesê: Omdat hierdie nasie my verbond wat Ek hulle vaders beveel het, oortree en na my stem nie luister nie,

21 sal Ek ook verder geeneen van die nasies wat Josua by sy dood laat oorbly het, voor hulle uit verdrywe nie--

22 om Israel deur hulle op die proef te stel, of hulle die weg van die HERE sal hou deur daarin te wandel soos hulle vaders dit gehou het, of nie.

23 Daarom het die HERE daardie nasies laat oorbly sonder om hulle dadelik te verdrywe, en hulle nie in die hand van Josua gegee nie.

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Exploring the Meaning of Judges 2      

Napsal(a) Rev. Julian Duckworth

Judges 2: Israel’s disobedience and Joshua’s death.

This chapter opens with a reprimand from the Angel of the Lord. The Israelites had been commanded not to make any treaties with the people of Canaan, and to tear down their altars. The Angel warned that Israel had broken their covenant to the Lord, so the Lord would not drive out the other inhabitants of the land; they would be thorns in Israel’s side, and their gods would be a snare. Israel wept, and sacrificed to the Lord.

After the Israelites had gone to their assigned territories, it mentions Joshua’s death and burial (yet Joshua had died at the end of the book of Joshua!). All Israel had followed the Lord during Joshua’s time, and understood what the Lord had done for Israel. But the older generation died away, and a new generation arose who did not know the Lord, nor what He had done for Israel.

The chapter then spells out the terrible plight in which the people of Israel had entangled themselves. They had begun to worship Baal and Ashtaroth, the gods of the Canaanites, and they turned away from the Lord who had done so much for them. So, the Lord allowed their enemies to attack them, and Israel could not stand against them. This theme of straying from the Lord, and in turn being punished, will return through the next few chapters.

In the midst of this, the text says that the Lord raised up judges who delivered Israel. However, when each judge died, the people reverted to worshipping other gods. This seems to anticipate the events ahead in Judges.

*****

This chapter really marks the first of many transgressions committed by the Israelites in the book of Judges. The first three verses of this chapter feature the Angel of the Lord, who appears many times throughout the Word, and for many reasons: sometimes to bless, but in this case, to admonish the children of Israel for their disobedience. The Angel of the Lord stands firm and resolute, and represents truths from the Lord revealed in our hearts and minds (see Swedenborg’s work, Divine Providence 96[6]).

The spiritual meaning of ‘weeping’ can mean various things, depending on the context. Here, the people wept because of the Angel’s warning, in momentary recognition of their wrongdoing. This is not real repentance (a ‘change of heart’), but fear along with a sense of our own self-love, which may lead us into more disobedience (see Swedenborg’s work, Heaven and Hell 153).

The death of the older generation and rise of a new one represents a change of state in us. The older generation - Joshua and the elders - served as a connection between the people and the Lord, since they had seen the Lord’s blessings on Israel in their own time. However, when we lose that connection, both our love of obedience and understanding of why we must obey the Lord fall away.

Our changes of state usually happen quickly; we suddenly get angry, feel fear, become selfish. When we turn to the Lord for help during these times, we quickly enter a state of humility in which the Lord can reach us (see Swedenborg’s Doctrine of Life 21).

After Joshua’s death, the children of Israel began to worship other gods, and the Lord punished them. In our lives, this would be like turning back on our devotion to the Lord to instead focus on worldly things, and do just as we please. There is no punishment from the Lord, only the consequences of our actions. We become weak, easy prey for doubts and anxieties, completely at the mercy of the hells (see Arcana Caelestia 7373).

Although the Lord raised judges to lead the people, the Israelites would would return to their old ways once the judge had passed away. This gives us a valuable spiritual truth that even in our sorry state of self-interest, we are still, at times, able to see the mess we are in. We may feel alarmed for a while, but this subsides and we grow complacent once again. The Lord raises up judges so that we can hold ourselves accountable.

Swedenborg

Výklad(y) nebo odkazy ze Swedenborgových prací:

Arcana Coelestia 921, 1925, 3255, 4539, 8286, 8301


Odkazy ze Swedenborgových nevydaných prací:

Apocalypse Explained 391

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laat
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land
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eed
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altare
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voor
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plek
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genoem
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seun
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gesweer
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