士師記 6

Studovat vnitřní smysl

联盟版(繁体)         

← 士師記 5   士師記 7 →

1 以色列人又行耶和華眼中看為惡的事,耶和華就把他們交在米甸人年。

2 米甸人壓制以色列人以色列人因為米甸人,就在中挖穴、挖洞、建造營寨。

3 以色列人每逢撒種之後,米甸人、亞瑪力人,和東方人都上來攻打他們,

4 對著他們安營,毀壞土產,直到迦薩,沒有給以色列人留下食物,牛、羊、也沒有留下;

5 因為那些人著牲畜帳棚,像蝗蟲那樣多,人和駱駝無數,都進入國內,毀壞全地。

6 以色列人米甸人的緣故,極其窮乏,就呼求耶和華

7 以色列人米甸人的緣故,呼求耶和華

8 耶和華就差遣先知以色列人那裡,對他們耶和華以色列的如此:我曾領你們從埃及上來,出了為奴之家,

9 救你們脫離埃及人,並脫離一切欺壓你們之人的,把他們從你們面前趕出,將他們的地賜你們;

10 又對你們:我是耶和華─你們的。你們在亞摩利人的地,不可敬畏他們的。你們竟不從我的話。

11 耶和華的使者到了俄弗拉,在亞比以謝族人約阿施的橡樹。約阿施的兒子基甸正在酒醡那裡打麥子,為要防備米甸人

12 耶和華的使者向基甸顯現,對他:大能的勇士啊,耶和華與你同在!

13 基甸啊,耶和華若與我們同在,我們何至遭遇這一切事呢?我們的列祖不是向我們耶和華我們埃及上來麼?他那樣奇妙的作為在哪裡呢?現在他卻丟棄我們,將我們交在米甸人手裡。

14 耶和華觀看基甸,:你靠著你這能力去從米甸人手裡拯以色列人,不是我差遣你去的麼?

15 基甸:主啊,我有何能拯以色列人呢?我家在瑪拿西支派中是至貧窮的。我在我父家是至微小的。

16 耶和華對他:我與你同在,你就必擊打米甸人,如擊打樣。

17 基甸:我若在你眼前蒙恩,求你給我一個證據,使我知道與我話的就是主。

18 求你不要離開這裡,等我歸回將禮物帶來供在你面前。主:我必等你回來

19 基甸去預備了一隻山羊羔,用一伊法細麵做了無酵餅,將放在筐內,把湯盛在壺中,橡樹,獻在使者面前。

20 的使者吩咐基甸:將無酵餅放在這磐石上,把湯倒出來。他就這樣行了。

21 耶和華的使者伸出內的杖,杖頭挨了無酵餅,就有從磐石中出來,燒盡了無酵餅。耶和華的使者也就不見了。

22 基甸見他是耶和華的使者,就:哀哉!耶和華啊,我不好了,因為我覿面耶和華的使者。

23 耶和華對他:你放心,不要懼怕,你必不至

24 於是基甸在那裡為耶和華築了一座,起名耶和華沙龍(就是耶和華賜平安的意思)。(這在亞比以謝族的俄弗拉直到如今。)

25 當那夜,耶和華吩咐基甸:你取你父親的牛來,就是(或譯:和)那歲的第二隻牛,並拆毀你父親為巴力所築的,砍下旁的木偶,

26 在這磐石(原文是保障)上整整齊齊地為耶和華─你的築一座,將第二隻牛獻為燔祭,用你所砍下的偶作柴。

27 基甸就從他僕人中挑了個人,照著耶和華吩咐他的行了。他因怕父家和本城的人,不敢在白晝行這事,就在夜間行了。

28 城裡的人清起來,見巴力的拆毀,旁的木偶砍下,第二隻牛獻在新築的上,

29 就彼此:這事是誰做的呢?他們訪查之後,就:這是約阿施的兒子基甸做的。

30 城裡的人對約阿施:將你兒子交出來,好治他;因為他拆毀了巴力的,砍下旁的木偶。

31 約阿施回答站著攻擊他的眾人:你們是為巴力爭論麼?你們要他麼?誰為他爭論,趁將誰治!巴力若果是,有人拆毀他的,讓他為自己爭論罷!

32 所以當日人稱基甸為耶路巴力,意思:他拆毀巴力的,讓巴力與他爭論。

33 那時,米甸人、亞瑪力人,和東方人都聚集過河,在耶斯列平原安營。

34 耶和華的靈降在基甸身上,他就吹角;亞比以謝族都聚集跟隨他。

35 他打發人走遍瑪拿西地,瑪拿西人也聚集跟隨他;又打發人去見亞設人、西布倫人、拿弗他利人,他們也都出來與他們會合。

36 基甸對:你若果照著所的話,藉我以色列人

37 我就把一團羊毛放在禾場上:若單是羊毛上有水,別的地方都是乾的,我就知道你必照著所的話,藉我以色列人

38 次日晨基甸起來,見果然是這樣;將羊毛擠一擠,從羊毛中擰出滿盆的來。

39 基甸又:求你不要向我發怒,我再這一次:讓我將羊毛再試一次。但願羊毛是乾的,別的地方都有水。

40 這夜也如此行:獨羊毛上是乾的,別的地方都有水。

← 士師記 5   士師記 7 →
   Studovat vnitřní smysl

Exploring the Meaning of Judges 6      

Napsal(a) Rev. Julian Duckworth

Judges 6: The Midianites oppress Israel; the call of Gideon.

Chapters 6-8 of Judges tell the story of Gideon, who led the people of Israel against the Midianites. The Lord allowed the Midianites to oppress the children of Israel for seven years, because they had disobeyed His commandments once again. Israel fled to the mountain caves, and Midian starved the Israelites by destroying their crops and taking their livestock. When Israel cried out to the Lord for help, a prophet delivered the Lord’s message that He had always been with them, but they had kept disobeying.

Then the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, who was threshing wheat in the winepress to hide this from the Midianites. The angel brought news that he would lead the fight against the Midianites. Gideon was stunned, and replied that his family was the least important in the tribe of Manasseh, and that he was the least in his family. Even so, the Lord assured him would be victorious, because the Lord was with him.

Gideon asked for a sign to be given him, and then went to prepare an offering of food. When he came back, the angel told him to place the meat and unleavened bread upon a rock. When the angel touched it with his staff, fire came up from the rock and burned up the food. The angel then departed.

The Lord told Gideon to break down his father’s altars to Baal, and to build an altar to the Lord on top of it, which he did by night. In the morning, the men of the city discovered what Gideon had done, and demanded that he be killed. But Gideon’s father, Joash, replied that Baal himself would take action, if he were really a god.

The Midianites and their allies gathered for battle, and Gideon called on his tribe of Manasseh, as well as Asher, Zebulun, and Naphtali, to prepare to fight. Before the battle took place though, Gideon asked for another sign from God. He put a woolen fleece on the threshing floor, and if God would use him to save Israel, the fleece would have dew on it, while the ground around it would be dry. And so it was the next morning. Once again, Gideon asked for a sign, this time with dew on the ground, but not on the fleece. And again, this came to pass.

*****

The spiritual meaning of the Midianites is understanding spiritual truths, but leading a life of sensory pleasure anyway, rather than one built on genuine goodness (see Swedenborg’s work, Arcana Caelestia 7602). This is portrayed by the Midianites destroying all the crops which could be made into food, or spiritually, into what is good.

Threshing wheat and pressing wine are very similar processes; threshing wheat frees grain from the beaten husk, and pressing wine squeezes juice from a crushed grape. Both of these activities represent our spiritual determination to do what is good – the wheat for bread – because of the truth we have come to understand – the wine. Gideon’s name, meaning “to break apart”, and this passage are meant to show us that his strongest quality was determination to do good (Divine Providence 227[2]).

Gideon’s claim to be the least important of all demonstrates the place of genuine humility in our spiritual life. Acknowledging that the Lord brings about all good things is a sign of strength, not weakness (see Swedenborg’s work, Heaven and Hell 408).

The spiritual meaning of asking God for a sign – which Gideon did several times – is to confirm the validity of what we intend or understand. Paying attention to our internal state will show us the quality of our inner thoughts if we dare to listen, but ultimately, confirmation comes from the Word (see Swedenborg’s work, True Christian Religion 508[5]). The fire from the rock, which burned the meat, represents the power of love and truth to consume and sustain us.

The fascinating double sign involving the fleece has several layers of spiritual meaning: the threshing floor stands for the ground of our daily life and activity; the fleece, with its warmth and softness, stands for the principle of goodness; and the dew (water) stands for divine influx of truth into us from the Lord. These build the framework of the spiritual meaning. The dewy fleece on the dry ground means that we need to have the Lord’s truth in our mind, so we know how to lead a good life. Then, this needs to be reversed so that we feel the desire to do good, and then apply this in daily life (Arcana Caelestia 3579).

This sign is closely related to the spiritual meaning of the Midianites, the enemy to be overthrown. Simply knowing the Lord’s truths does not guarantee a good life; we must put these truths into practice.

Swedenborg

Výklad(y) nebo odkazy ze Swedenborgových prací:

Arcana Coelestia 1925, 2332, 2463, 2724, 3088, 3242, 3519, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 242, 485, 598


Odkazy ze Swedenborgových nevydaných prací:

Apocalypse Explained 279, 410, 412, 504, 543, 706, 727, ...

Spiritual Experiences 4250

Jiný komentář

  Příběhy:



Skočit na podobné biblické verše

創世記 10:19, 12:7, 8, 15:8, 18:3, 6, 30, 24:14, 25:6, 32:31

出埃及記 3:10, 11, 12, 4:1, 8, 13:3, 14, 17:8, 20:2, 3, 33:2, 20, 34:12, 13, 14

利未記 9:24, 26:17

民數記 25:17, 26:30

如申命记 17:2, 5, 20:1, 28:31, 33, 31:17

約書亞記 10:8, 17:2, 16

士師記 2:1, 2, 11, 18, 3:7, 10, 13, 27, 4:3, 10, 6:3, 33, 7:1, 8, 12, 8:2, 27, 9:5, 10:7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 11:1, 13:3, 15, 20, 22, 19:20, 21:4

路得记 2:4

撒母耳記上 6:14, 7:17, 9:21, 10:18, 12:11, 13:6, 14:35

撒母耳記下 24:22, 25

列王纪上 5:10, 18:32, 19:19

列王纪下 17:13, 35, 37, 38

历代志上 12:19

以斯拉记 3:2

尼希米记 9:29

約伯記 1:3, 30:6

詩篇 44:2, 86:17, 105:43, 106:43, 44

以賽亞書 6:5, 7:11, 14, 11:14, 41:10, 15, 63:11

耶利米書 5:17, 17:23, 46:23, 49:28, 51:14

以西結書 25:3, 4

但以理書 10:19

何西阿書 5:15

彌迦書 6:15

路加福音 1:12, 28

希伯來書 11:32

Významy biblických slov

以色列人
'Israel,' in Jeremiah 23:8, signifies the spiritual natural church. The children of Israel dispersed all the literal sense of the Word by falsities. 'The children...

以色列
'Israel,' in Jeremiah 23:8, signifies the spiritual natural church. The children of Israel dispersed all the literal sense of the Word by falsities. 'The children...

耶和華
The Lord, in the simplest terms, is love itself expressed as wisdom itself. In philosophic terms, love is the Lord's substance and wisdom is His...

米甸
'Midianites' signify people who are in the truth of simple good.

米甸人
'Midian' signifies people who are in falsity.


Scientists believe that one of the most crucial developments in the evolution of humans was bipedalism – walking on two legs. That left our hands...


The number 'seven' was considered holy, as is well known, because of the six days of creation, and the seventh, which is the celestial self,...


The Writings tell us that the Lord's love is the sun of heaven, and it is natural for us to look above ourselves to the...


Donkeys signify the things relating to the self-intelligence of the sensual man; and camels, the things of self-intelligence in the natural man (Isa 30:6, 7.)


As with common verbs in general, the meaning of “bring” is highly dependent on context, but in general it represents an introduction to a new...


Coming (Gen. 41:14) denotes communication by influx.

蝗蟲
Grasshoppers signify the same as locusts: the false which vastates the extremes of the natural part of the mind.

駱駝
A camel (Matt. 22:24) signifies scientific knowledge. Camels are confirming scientifics, and cattle are the knowledges of good and truth (Jer. 49:32.)

進入
All changes of place in the Bible represent changes in spiritual state. “Entering” – usually used as entering someone’s house or “going in unto” someone...

先知
The idea of a "prophet" is very closely tied to the idea of the Bible itself, since the Bible was largely written by prophets. At...


The relationship between men and women is deep and nuanced, and one entire book of the Writings – Conjugial Love or Love in Marriage –...


As with many common verbs, the meaning of “to say” in the Bible is highly dependent on context. Who is speaking? Who is hearing? What...

以色列的
'Israel,' in Jeremiah 23:8, signifies the spiritual natural church. The children of Israel dispersed all the literal sense of the Word by falsities. 'The children...


主是爱本身,以智慧本身的形式表达。爱是他的本质,也是他的全部。智慧-对如何将爱付诸行动的热爱理解-稍微有点外在,为爱提供了一种表达自我的方式。 当圣经说“耶和华”时,它代表的是至高无上的爱,这是主的本质。那爱本身就是一个完整的整体,而爱也是一个,只适用于主的名字。然而,智慧表达在各种各样的思想和观念中,这些著作统称为神的真理。也有许多虚构的神,有时天使和人也可以被称为神(耶和华说摩西将成为亚伦的神)。因此,当圣经称上帝为“上帝”时,多数情况下是指神圣的真理。 在其他情况下,“上帝”指的是所谓的神圣人类。情况是这样的: 作为人类,我们不能直接将主作为上帝的爱来参与。它太强大了,太纯净了。相反,我们必须通过神圣的真理了解他来接近他。因此,神圣的真理是人类形式的主,这是我们可以接近和理解的形式。因此,“上帝”也被用来指代人类这一方面,因为它是真理的表达。

埃及
In the Bible, Egypt means knowledge and the love of knowledge. In a good sense that means knowledge of truth from the Lord through the...

埃及人
Egyptians represent those who are in natural science, thus the natural, but the Hebrews, those who are of the church, thus respectively the spiritual. The...


Like other common verbs, the meaning of "give" in the Bible is affected by context: who is giving what to whom? In general, though, giving...


Many people were nomadic in Biblical times, especially the times of the Old Testament, and lived in tents that could be struck, moved and re-raised...


'To hearken to father and mother,' as mentioned in Genesis 28:7, signifies obedience from affection. 'To hearken,' as mentioned in Genesis 30:22, signifies providence. See...

耶和華的
The Lord, in the simplest terms, is love itself expressed as wisdom itself. In philosophic terms, love is the Lord's substance and wisdom is His...


If you think about sitting, it seems fair to say that where you're sitting is more important than that you're sitting. Sitting in a movie...

橡樹
'Oak' signifies the sensory good and truth of the church, and consequently, the lowest part of the natural, which is either the truths and goods,...


Generally speaking things that are seen as lower physically in the Bible represent things that are lower or more external spiritually. In some cases this...

兒子
A child is a young boy or girl in the care of parents, older than a suckling or an infant, but not yet an adolescent....


The Lord, in the simplest terms, is love itself expressed as wisdom itself. In philosophic terms, love is the Lord's substance and wisdom is His...

我們
Angels do give us guidance, but they are mere helpers; the Lord alone governs us, through angels and spirits. Since angels have their assisting role,...


To be saved or rescued means getting true ideas that we can hold to even in the face of a storm of false thinking. Sometimes...

瑪拿西
'Manasseh' signifies the will of the spiritual church.

擊打
'To smite' signifies condemnation. 'To smite,' as in Genesis 14:15, signifies vindication. 'To smite,' as in Genesis 32:8, signifies destruction. 'To smite the earth with...


A company might have executives setting policy and strategy, engineers designing products, line workers building them, managers handling personnel and others handling various functions. They...

禮物
It was customary in the representative Ancient Church, and later in the Jewish Church, when people went to the judges, and at a later time,...

帶來
As with common verbs in general, the meaning of “bring” is highly dependent on context, but in general it represents an introduction to a new...

回來
在《圣经》中,有很多描述人回头看、回头看或回去的例子。在大多数情况下,这是一种消极的,有时是毁灭性的(就像罗得的妻子,当她回望所多玛的毁灭时,变成了一根盐柱子)。一般情况下,这代表着我们的状态,当我们进入到一个新的精神境界,发现自己希望得到旧的安逸和轻松时,回去代表着回到更早的低级阶段。 当 "回 "与物联系在一起的时候,"回 "的意义更多的是字面意义。当有人拿东西回来或给东西时,其精神意义大多是以物与行为人为中心。

山羊
From correspondences, a goat signifies the natural man. The goat which was sacrificed, as in Leviticus 16:5-10, signifies the natural man regarding a part purified,...

無酵
For something to be “unleavened” means that it's been made without yeast. Since yeast is what makes bread rise and take on its airy texture,...


Flesh has several meanings just in its most obvious form. It can mean all living creatures as when the Lord talks about the flood "destroying...

伸出
The hand in the Bible represents power, which is easy to understand, so to reach out or stretch out the hand means to exercise power,...


Just as natural fire can be both comforting in keeping you warm or scary in burning down your house, so fire in the spiritual sense...


To look,' as in Genesis 18:22, signifies thinking, because seeing denotes understanding. Look not back behind thee,' as in Genesis 19:17, means that Lot, who...


Dead (Gen. 23:8) signifies night, in respect to the goodnesses and truths of faith.


圣经中提到的第一个祭坛是挪亚从方舟中出来后所建造的。在那祭坛上,他把洁净的动物献给了耶和华。山代表着耶和华,因为山是高高在上,我们在与主 "说话 "的时候,必须把自己的思想抬高到属世的事物之上。祭坛是一座小小的人造山,但当用在敬拜的时候,就能唤起这种思想的升起,火和烟被送上来,象征性地送上主。祭坛大多是用未切割的石头做成的。石头代表真理,未被人塑造的石头代表真理,未被人塑造的石头代表来自于道的真理,未被掺杂的真理。清净的兽代表着善事,代表着因为正确而做的慈善行为,而清净的鸟代表着对教义和行为的思考,代表着什么是正确的。所以呈现这些东西,就是承认我们从主那里得到了这些东西,并为这些东西感谢祂。 在以色列人的会幕中,燔祭坛代表善的承认,香坛代表真理。因此,这个大一点的祭坛在门外,是用黄铜做的,代表自然的善,而香坛是用金子做的,代表对耶和华的爱,从耶和华那里来的是真理。


To call someone or summon someone in the Bible represents a desire for conjunction between higher and lower states of life. For instance, imagine someone...

父親
Father in the Word means what is most interior, and in those things that are following the Lord's order, it means what is good. In...


To 'take the sum of the sons of Israel,' as in Exodus 30:12, signifies the whole church.


'Wood' signifies good, as well the good of love to the Lord as the good of charity towards our neighbor.

僕人
“Servant” literally means “a person who serves another,"" and its meaning is similar in reference to the spiritual meaninngs of the Bible. Our lives in...


Most places in Swedenborg identify “ten” as representing “all,” or in some cases “many” or “much.” The Ten Commandments represent all the guidance we get...


Since the sun represents the Lord, the early morning and sunrise represent a state of enlightenment, with a new and clear understanding coming after a...

起來
It is common in the Bible for people to "rise up," and it would be easy to pass over the phrase as simply describing a...

聚集
To gather, as in Genesis 6:21, refers to those things which are in the memory of man, where they are gathered. It also implies that...

跟隨
The basic meaning of "follow" in the Bible is pretty obvious if we consider what it means to "follow the Lord." That obviously doesn't mean...

禾場
The floor, as in Matthew 3:12, signifies the world of spirits which is between heaven and hell, and where the separation of evils and falsities...


Dew, in Deut. 32:2 signifies the multiplication of truth from good, and the fructification of good by truth.

知道
Like so many common verbs, the meaning of "know" in the Bible is varied and dependent on context. And in some cases – when it...


Water was obviously of tremendous importance in Biblical times (and every other time). It is the basis of life, the essential ingredient in all drinks,...


He is said to be 'just' in a spiritual sense, who lives according to divine laws. They on the right hand being called 'just,' as...

Zdroje pro rodiče a učitele

Zde uvedené položky jsou poskytnuty se svolením našich přátel z General Church of the New Jerusalem. Můžete prohledávat/procházet celou knihovnu kliknutím na odkaz this link.


 Choose a Quotation to Match a Question about Gideon
Cut apart quotation strips and match them with the questions they answer.
Activity | Ages 9 - 13

 Draw Gideon's Three Signs
Draw pictures of the three signs the Lord gave Gideon promising that He would be with Him to fight Israel's enemies.
Activity | All Ages

 Gideon
This lesson discusses a story from the Word and suggests projects and activities for young children.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 4 - 6

 Gideon and the Fleece
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Gideon Review Questions
Questions for an oral review of the story of Gideon, Judges chapters 6 and 7.
Activity | Ages 9 - 13

 Gideon’s Sacrifice
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 I Am the Lord Your God
Worship Talk | Ages over 18

 The Angel Who Appeared to Gideon
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 The Lord Calls Gideon
The Lord calls Gideon to lead the Israelites against their enemies in this story. Multi-age lesson plan with readings, discussions, and projects.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 3 - 14

 The Story of Gideon
A New Church Bible story explanation for teaching Sunday school. Includes lesson materials for Primary (3-8 years), Junior (9-11 years), Intermediate (12-14 years), Senior (15-17 years) and Adults.
Teaching Support | Ages over 3

 The Worship of Idols
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14


Přeložit: