Obadiah 1

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1 Die gesig van Obadja. So die Here HERE aangaande Edom: Ons het 'n tyding van die HERE gehoor, en 'n boodskapper is uitgestuur onder die nasies om te : Staan op, en laat ons klaarmaak om teen hom te veg!

2 Kyk, Ek het jou klein gemaak onder die nasies, jy is baie verag.

3 Die vermetelheid van jou hart het jou bedrieg, o jy wat woon in die rotsklowe, op hoë plekke bly, en in jou hart : Wie sal my op die aarde neerwerp?

4 Al woon jy so hoog soos die arend en al was jou nes tussen die sterre gestel--daarvandaan sal Ek jou neerwerp, spreek die HERE.

5 As daar diewe, as daar nagrowers na jou gekom het--hoe is jy vernietig! --sou hulle nie net soveel gesteel het as wat vir hulle genoeg was nie? As daar druiwesnyers na jou gekom het, sou hulle nie die na-oes laat oorbly het nie?

6 Hoe is Esau deursoek! Is sy verborge skatte deursnuffel!

7 Al jou bondgenote het jou tot by die grens gestuur; die manne met wie jy vriendskap gehou het, het jou bedrieg, jou oorweldig; hulle lê 'n strik onder jou as jou brood. Daar is geen verstand in hom nie!

8 Sal Ek nie in dié dag, spreek die HERE, die wyse manne uit Edom verdelg nie en die verstand uit die gebergte van Esau?

9 En jou helde sal verskrik wees, o Teman, sodat elkeen deur moord uit die gebergte van Esau uitgeroei sal word.

10 Weens die geweld teen jou broer Jakob gepleeg, sal skande jou bedek, en jy sal uitgeroei word vir ewig.

11 Die dag toe jy daarby gestaan het, die dag toe vreemdes sy rykdom weggevoer en uitlanders deur sy poorte gedring en die lot oor Jerusalem gewerp het--toe was jy ook soos een van hulle!

12 En tog moes jy nie met genot die dag van jou broer aanskou het nie, die dag van sy onheil, en jou nie verheug het oor die kinders van Juda op die dag van hulle ondergang nie en nie gespog het op die dag van benoudheid nie!

13 Tog moes jy nie in die poort van my volk gekom het op die dag van hulle nood nie, moes jy ook nie met genot aanskou het sy onheil op die dag van sy nood nie en nie die hand uitgesteek het na sy rykdom op die dag van sy nood nie!

14 En jy moes nie gestaan het op die kruispad om sy vlugtelinge uit te roei nie en nie sy vrygeraaktes uitgelewer het op die dag van benoudheid nie.

15 Want die dag van die HERE is naby oor al die nasies; soos jy gedoen het, sal aan jou gedoen word, jou daad sal op jou hoof neerkom.

16 Want net soos julle gedrink het op my heilige berg, sal al die nasies gedurigdeur drink, ja, hulle sal drink en swelg en word asof hulle nooit bestaan het nie.

17 Maar op die berg Sion sal daar ontkoming wees, en dit sal 'n heiligdom wees; en die huis van Jakob sal sy besittings in besit neem.

18 Dan sal die huis van Jakob 'n vuur wees en die huis van Josef 'n vlam, maar die huis van Esau 'n stoppel; en dié sal hulle aan die brand steek en hulle verteer, sodat daar geen oorblyfsel vir die huis van Esau sal wees nie, want die HERE het dit gespreek.

19 Dan sal dié van die Suidland die gebergte van Esau, en dié van die Laeveld die land van die Filistyne in besit neem; en hulle sal die veld van Efraim en die veld van Samaría, en Benjamin Gílead in besit neem.

20 Die ballinge van hierdie leërmag van die kinders van Israel sal die wat Kanaäniete is, tot by Sarfat verower; en die ballinge van Jerusalem, wat in Sefárad is, sal die stede van die Suidland in besit neem.

21 Dan sal daar verlossers die berg Sion opgaan om die gebergte van Esau te oordeel, en die koninkryk sal aan die HERE toebehoort.

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Exploring the Meaning of Obadiah 1      

By Joe David and Steve David

In Obadiah 1, the sole chapter in this book, there's a prophecy of destruction for Edom. The people of the land of Edom -- the Edomites -- were descendants of Esau, so they were cousins and neighbors of the Jewish people.

In Swedenborg's sketch of the internal sense of this part of the Word, (The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 213), we find this:

- Edom represents people who are in self-intelligence and who pervert the sense of the letter of the word.
- In Obadiah 1:1-3, They must be combated, because they believe themselves to be more intelligent than others.
- In Obadiah 1:4-5, They defend falsities by natural light, but they will perish, and with them, the falsities themselves.
- In Obadiah 1:6, They have pride.
- In Obadiah 1:7, They have no truths.
- In Obadiah 1:8-9, They will perish on the day of judgment, because they have oppressed the church.
- In Obadiah 1:10-14, They destroy the church still further, and this is their delight.
- In Obadiah 1:15-16, Destruction will come upon them on the day of judgment.
- In Obadiah 1:17, A new church will come into existence.
- In Obadiah 1:18, in place of the former church, which is condemned.
- In Obadiah 1:19-21, The new church will be in the understanding of truth, and those that are in it will be saved.

This story was written around 2600 years ago. There were people alive then who were impressed with their own intelligence. They didn't respect the Word's inner meaning, and twisted its literal meaning. In Obadiah 1:10, we see them even taking delight in destroying true ideas.

Today, maybe it's easier than ever, to be impressed by our own intelligence, because we can do so much. We're putting vehicles on Mars, and making robots that can do back flips. But how should we regard the Word? We need to look at its deep meaning, to really understand spiritual truths -- so that we have the fundamental spiritual wisdom to hold and harness our intelligence -- and to be part of the Lord's church, where we're open to receiving his good and truth, and living by it.

Swedenborg

Hlavní výklad ze Swedenborgových prací:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 210


Další odkazy Swedenborga k této kapitole:

Arcana Coelestia 1197, 1458, 2606, 2851, 3322, 3901, 4117, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 164, 338, 591, 649, 704

Doctrine of the Lord 4

Sacred Scripture 79

True Christian Religion 318


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 193, 405, 410, 448, 811, 919, 1005

An Invitation to the New Church 35

Scriptural Confirmations 9, 75

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