創世記 6

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1 神的兒子和人的女子人在地上開始增多,又生養女兒的時候,

2 的眾子見人的女子美麗,就隨意挑選,娶作妻子

3 耶和華:“人既然是屬體的,我的靈就不永遠住在他裡面,但他的日子還有一二十年。”

4 在那些日子,有巨人在地上;兒子和人的女子結合,就生了上古英武有名的人物。

5 人類敗壞、神滅世耶和華見人在地上的罪惡很大,終日裡思念的,盡都是邪惡的。

6 於是,耶和華後悔造人在地上,中憂傷。

7 耶和華:“我要把我創造的人,從地上消滅;無論是人或牲畜,是昆蟲或是天空的,我都要消滅,因為我後悔造了他們。”

8 只有挪亞在耶和華眼前蒙恩。

9 以下是挪亞的後。挪亞是個,是當時一個完全。挪亞和同行。

10 挪亞生了兒子,就是、含、雅弗。

11 當時,世界在面前敗壞了,地上滿了強暴。

12 大地,見世界已經敗壞了;全人類在地上所行的都是敗壞的。

13 命挪亞建造方舟對挪亞:“在我面前全人類的盡頭已經到,因為地上由於他們的緣故滿了強暴。看哪,我要把他們和世界一起毀滅。

14 你要用歌斐做一艘方舟。方舟裡面要做一些艙房;方舟的內外都要塗上瀝青。

15 你要這樣做方舟:方舟要十三公尺,寬二十二公尺,十三公尺。

16 方舟上面四周要做透光口,四十四公寸;方舟的要開在旁邊;方舟要分為上中下層建造。

17 看哪,我要使洪臨到地上,消滅的生物,就是有生氣的活物;在地上的都必定要死。

18 我要和你立約。你可以進入方舟;你和你的兒子妻子和兒媳,都可以和你一同進入方舟。

19 所有的活物,你要把每樣一對,就是一公一母,進方舟,好和你一同保全生命。

20 各從其類,牲畜各從其類,地上所有爬行的動物,各從其類,每樣一對,要到你那裡,好保全生命。

21 你要拿各種可的食物,積存起來,好作你和牠們的食物。”

22 挪亞就這樣作了;吩咐他的,他都照樣作了。

  

Exploring the Meaning of 創世記 6      

Napsal(a) Emanuel Swedenborg

Here are some excerpts from Swedenborg's "Arcana Coelestia" that help explain the inner meaning of this chapter:

AC 554. The subject here treated of is the state of the people before the flood.

AC 555. That with man, where the church was, cupidities, which are the "daughters"-began to reign. Also that they conjoined the doctrinal things of faith with their cupidities, and thus confirmed themselves in evils and falses, which is signified by "the sons of God taking to themselves wives of the daughters of man" (verses 1, 2).

AC 556. And whereas there were thus no remains of good and truth left, it is foretold that man should be differently formed, in order that he might have remains, which are "a hundred and twenty years" (verse 3).

AC 557. Those who immersed the doctrinal things of faith in their cupidities, and in consequence of this as well as of the love of self conceived dreadful persuasions of their own greatness in comparison with others, are signified by the "Nephilim" (verse 4).

AC 558. In consequence of this there no longer remained any will or perception of good and truth (verse 5).

AC 559. The mercy of the Lord is described by "repenting and grieving at heart" (verse 6). That they became such that their cupidities and persuasions must needs prove fatal to them (verse 7). Therefore in order that the human race might be saved, a new church should arise, which is "Noah" (verse 8).

AC 599. The subject here treated of is the state of the church called "Noah," before its regeneration.

AC 600. The man of that church is described, that he was such that he could be regenerated (verse 9); but that there arose thence three kinds of doctrine, which are "Shem, Ham, and Japheth" (verse 10).

AC 601. That the man who was left from the Most Ancient Church could not be regenerated, on account of his direful persuasions and foul cupidities (verses 11, 12); whereby he would utterly destroy himself (verse 13).

AC 602. But the man of the church called "Noah," who is described by the "ark," was not so (verse 14); and the remains with him are described by the measures (verse 15); the things of his understanding, by the "window," "door," and "mansions" (verse 16).

AC 603. That he would be preserved when the rest would perish by an inundation of evil and falsity (verse 17).

AC 604. And that the truths and goods which were with him would be saved (verse 18); and thus whatever was of the understanding and whatever was of the will, by regeneration (verses 19, 20); for receiving which he was to be prepared (verse 21); and that it was so done (verse 22).


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