士师记 16

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1 参孙在迦萨

2 有人告诉迦萨人:“参孙到这里来了。”他们就把他围住,整夜在城门口埋伏着,整夜默不作声,心里:“等到早晨天亮,我们才他。”

3 参孙睡到夜,就在起来,抓紧城两边门柱,把它们与闩一起拔起来,放在自己的上,扛到希伯仑对面的顶去。

4 参孙和大利拉来参孙在梭烈谷又上了一个妇人,名叫大利拉。

5 非利士人的领袖上到妇人那里去,对她:“请你引诱他,他因什么缘故有这样的力气,我们用什么方法才能胜过他,把他捆绑,好制伏他;我们每人就你十二公斤子。”

6 利拉对参孙:“求你告诉我,你因什么缘故有这样的力气,要用什么方法才能捆绑你,好把你制伏。”

7 参孙对她:“如果人用条未干的青绳子捆绑我,我就会软弱无力,像平常人样。”

8 于是非利士人的领袖把条未干的青绳子,带上来给那妇人,她就用那些绳子把参孙捆绑起来。

9 有人埋伏在她的内室里等候着;她对参孙:“参孙哪,非利士人上来捉你了!”参孙就挣断绳子,像麻线被烧断一样。这样,他力气的由来,还是没有人知道

10 大利拉对参孙:“你作弄我,向我谎;现在求你告诉我,用什么东西才能把你捆绑。”

11 参孙对她:“如果人用从未使用过的新绳子把我紧紧地捆绑起来,我就软弱无力,像平常人样。”

12 于是大利拉把新绳子拿了来,把参孙捆绑了,对他:“参孙哪,非利士人上来捉你了!”当时有人埋伏在她的内室里等候着。参孙把绳子从手上挣断下来,像挣断一根线一样。

13 大利拉对参孙:“到现在你还是作弄我,向我谎;求你告诉我,人怎样才能捆绑你。”参孙对她:“如果你把我上的条发辫与织布机上的纬线编织在一起就可以了。”

14 于是大利拉把他的发辫与织布机上的纬线同织在一起,再用木橛紧,对参孙:“参孙哪,非利士人上来捉你了!”参孙从睡梦中醒来,竟把织布机上的木橛,和纬线都拔了出来。

15 利拉对参孙:“你既然对我不真,你怎能:‘我你’?你这三次作弄我,没有告诉我你这么的力气是哪里来的。”

16 大利拉逼他,催他,以致他的心烦得要

17 参孙就把他中的一切告诉了她,对她:“向来没有人用剃刀剃过我的,因为我自出母胎就归作拿细耳人,如果人剃去我的发,我的力气就离开了我,我就软弱无力,像所有人一样。”

18 大利拉见参孙把中的一切都告诉了她,就派人去请非利士人的领袖来,说:“这一次你们上来吧!因为他已经把中的一切都告诉了我。”于是非利士人的领袖上到妇人那里,里带着子上去。

19 大利拉使参孙睡在自己的膝上,又了一个来,把参孙上的条发辫都剃去;大利拉就克制了他,因他的力气离开了他。

20 大利拉:“参孙哪,非利士人上来捉你了!”参孙从睡梦中醒来,心里:“我要像前几次一样挣扎出去,必能脱身。”但他不知道耶和华已经离开他了。

21 非利士人把他捉住,剜去了他的眼睛,带他到迦萨,用铜链捆绑着他,他就在监牢里推磨。

22 但是他的头发被剃去以后,又开始生长起来了。

23 参孙之报复与死亡非利士人的领袖聚集起来,要他们的衮献祭,并且欢乐庆祝;他们:“我们的把我们的仇敌参孙交在我们中了。”

24 众人见了参孙,就赞美他们的:“我们我们的仇敌,就是那毁坏我们的地,又杀我们很多人的,交在我们中了。”

25 他们里正在高兴的时候,就:“参孙来,给我们耍耍把戏。”于是有人把参孙从监牢里出来;参孙就在他们面前耍把戏,他们又把他放在两根子中间。

26 参孙对拉着他的童子:“请你让我摸摸支撑着这庙宇的子,我要在子上靠一靠。”

27 那时房子里满了女女,非利士人的领袖也在那里;在房子的平顶上约有女,都在观参孙耍把戏。

28 参孙呼求耶和华:“耶和华啊,求你记念我;啊,求你加强我这次的力量,只这次罢了,使我尽次在非利士人身上报那剜我双眼的仇!”

29 参孙就抱住那支撑着房子中间的两根子,右手抱根,左手抱根。

30 然后参孙:“让我与非利士人同归于尽吧!”于是尽力屈身,房子就倒塌,压在众领袖和房子里所有的人身上。这样,参孙的时候杀的人,比他活着的时候杀的人还多。

31 参孙的众兄弟和他父亲的全家都来,收殓他的尸体,把他抬上去,埋葬在琐拉和以实陶之间,在他父亲玛挪亚的坟墓里。参孙治理了以色列人二十年。

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Exploring the Meaning of Judges 16      

Napsal(a) Rev. Julian Duckworth

Judges 16: Samson and Delilah; Samson dies with the Philistines.

In this final chapter about Samson, he becomes involved with two women, and both episodes lead him to fight for his life.

The first woman was a prostitute from Gaza, a Philistine town. When the men of Gaza heard that Samson was visiting this woman, they lay in wait for him all night, so that they could kill him in the morning. Samson foiled their plot by sneaking out at midnight. As he was leaving, he took the gates of the city and its two posts, put them upon his shoulders, and took them to the top of a hill facing Hebron, a town in Israel.

Some time later, Samson began to love an Israelite woman called Delilah, whose name means “lustful pining”. The lords of the Philistines bribed her to find out the source of Samson’s strength, so that they could take him prisoner. After deceiving her three times and evading her almost-daily questions, Samson finally admitted that his strength lay in his hair; if it were cut, he would be like any other man.

Delilah told this to the the lords of the Philistines, and they paid her the bribe. She lulled Samson to sleep, and had a man shave off all of Samson’s hair. She called out as she had the first three times: “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” He awoke, but he was as weak as a normal man. The Philistines took him captive, gouged out his eyes, and forced him to work as a mill grinder in prison. However, while he was in prison, his hair began to grow back.

When the Philistines gathered to make a great sacrifice in the temple of their god, Dagon, to celebrate the capture of Samson, 3000 Philistine men and women were there, plus all of their kings. Samson was brought in as a spectacle to be mocked. He could feel his strength returning, and asked the boy leading him to let him lean against the two central columns of the temple. Samson prayed to the Lord, and pushed the columns until the temple collapsed, killing everyone there. That day, Samson brought about the death of more Philistines than he had in his life. His family took his body, and buried him between Zorah (“stricken”) and Eshtaol (“supplication”) in his father’s tomb.

*****

This chapter demonstrates the temptations and potential pitfalls of faith-alone spirituality, specifically through the women that Samson was involved with. Both of these episodes - the first with the prostitute from Gaza, and the second with Delilah - highlight Samson’s brazen passions and his apparent faults and weaknesses. Samson represents our determination to overcome the draw of faith alone, which the hells employ in order to ensnare us, and then rule us. The Lord’s teachings through the Word often precipitate a struggle within us between our lusts from the hells and our spiritual intentions (see Swedenborg’s work, Apocalypse Revealed 678[2] and Apocalypse Revealed 798[2]).

Seizing the gates and gateposts stands for changing the focus of our spiritual view. Gates represent the entry and exit points to our hearts and minds, through which we receive the Lord and the Word, but also the influences of hell (see Swedenborg’s work, Divine Providence 119). The top of the hill stands for a mind raised up toward God, and ‘facing Hebron’ is representative of a new focus on the unity between us and the Word, for Hebron means ‘joined, brotherhood, unity’.

After three failed attempts, Delilah discovered that Samson’s strength lay in his hair, which had never been cut. Hair stands for the power and beauty of the Word in its literal sense, and our faithfulness in abiding by its truths (see Swedenborg’s works, Arcana Caelestia 9836[2] and Doctrine of the Lord 15[8]).

Samson’s imprisonment and abuse by the Philistines symbolize a period of spiritual turmoil, during which we are misled by the hells. Blindness corresponds to our inability to see or recognize truths; ‘grinding grain at the mill’ is like molding truths from the Word to support our own purposes - in this case, faith alone spirituality (Arcana Caelestia 10303[5] and Arcana Caelestia 10303[6]). Yet all the while, our ability to follow the Lord will gradually restrengthen, represented by Samson’s hair growing back.

In the last moments of his life, Samson brought down the temple of Dagon, killing three thousand of the Philistines at once. The two supporting columns of the Philistine temple stand for what is evil and what is false; when evil and falsity are toppled, the whole system of belief collapses. In sacrificing his life, Samson demonstrated the highest of all divine and heavenly loves (see Arcana Caelestia 2077[2]).

Swedenborg

Hlavní výklad ze Swedenborgových prací:

属天的奥秘 3301, 6437


Další odkazy Swedenborga k této kapitole:

属天的奥秘 5247, 9836

Doctrine of the New Jerusalem Regarding the Sacred Scripture 49

真实的基督教 223, 627


Odkazy ze Swedenborgových nevydaných prací:

Apocalypse Explained 66, 750

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