創世記 7

Studovat vnitřní smysl

           

1 神命挪亞進方舟耶和華挪亞:“你和你全家都要進入方舟,因為在這世代中,我見只有你在我面前是個人。

2 潔淨的牲畜,你要各帶母;不潔淨的牲畜,你要各帶一公一母;

3 空中的飛,也要各帶母,以便傳種,活在全地上;

4 因為再過,我就要一連四十晝夜降在地上,我把所造的一切生物都從地上除滅。”

5 挪亞就照著耶和華吩咐他的一切作了。

6 洪水臨到地上的時候,挪亞剛好是歲。

7 挪亞著他的兒子妻子和兒媳一同進了方舟,躲避洪

8 潔淨的牲畜和不潔淨的牲畜,飛和各種在地上爬行的動物

9 是一公一母、一對一對到挪亞那裡,進入方舟,是照著吩咐挪亞的。

10 一過,洪水就臨到地上了。

11 挪亞歲那一年,二十七日那一天,所有大淵的泉源都裂開了上的窗戶都敞開了

12 大雨傾盆下在地上,一連四十晝夜。

13 就在那一天,挪亞著他的兒子、含、雅弗,以及他的妻子個兒媳,一同進了方舟。

14 他們一家,所有走各從其類,所有牲畜各從其類,所有在地上爬行的動物各從其類,所有有羽有翼的飛禽各從其類,

15 有生命、有氣息的,是一對一對到挪亞那裡,進入方舟。

16 那些進去的,都是有生命的,一公一母進去,是照著吩咐挪亞的。耶和華跟著就把方舟

17 氾濫淹沒世界洪就臨到地上四十不斷上漲,把方舟升起,於是方舟就從地上浮起來。

18 勢甚大,在地上大大上漲,方舟就在面上漂來漂去。

19 勢在地面上越來越大,所有的都被淹沒了。

20 勢浩大,比眾出七公尺,嶺都被淹沒了。

21 凡有生命仍在地上行動的,無論是飛或是牲畜,走或是在地上滋生的各樣小生物,以及所有的人都死了;

22 仍在陸地上,鼻孔裡有氣息的生靈都死了

23 耶和華把地上的所有生物,從人類到牲畜,爬行動物,以及空中的飛都除滅了;於是,這一切都從地上消滅了。只留下挪亞和那些與挪亞一同在方舟裡的人。

24 勢浩大,在地上共一五十

  

Exploring the Meaning of 創世記 7      

Napsal(a) Joe David

In Genesis 7:1-24, the literal text is the heart of the "Noah and the Ark" story. Noah and his family go into the ark, and bring animals with them, two by two. A great flood comes, and the world is drowned, but the ark is safe, floating on the flood.

In the internal sense, the flood signifies the destruction of the "Most Ancient Church" - a stage in human development that was - at first - characterised by a simple monotheism, and an innocence, and a high degree of spiritual awareness.

Adam and Eve, in the Garden of Eden, symbolise that initial human spiritual state, before "the fall", when they eat the forbidden fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Then, the story of Cain and Abel, and listing the descendants of these people, trace - in the inner meaning - the gradual but pervasive corruption of the spirituality of that church.

In Genesis 7, a flood of water - representing a tide of evil and falsity - destroys that corrupted church. The people of that church effectively destroy their own spiritual lives.

In the Noah story, the Lord preserves the remnants of good and truth that still exist (represented by Noah, his family, and the selected animals), to provide for the beginning of a new church. That's what is meant by the ark and its preservation.

   Studovat vnitřní smysl

Přeložit: