Micah 1

Studovat vnitřní smysl

           

1 HE ENs Ord, som, i de Dage da Jotam, Akaz og Ezekias var Konger i Juda, kom til Mika fra. Moresjet, og som han skuede om Samaria og Jerusalem.

2 Alle I Folkeslag, hør, lyt til, du Jord, med din Fylde, at den Herre HE EN kan stå som Vidne blandt eder, Herren fra sit hellige Tempel.

3 Thi se, fra sit Sted går HE EN ud, stiger ned, skrider frem over Jordens Høje;

4 under ham smelter Bjerge, og Dale slår dybe evner, som Voks, der smelter i Ilden, som Vand, gydt ned ad en Skrænt -

5 alt dette for Jakobs Brøde, for Israels Huses Synder. Hvem voldte Jakobs Brøde? Mon ikke Samaria? Hvem voldte Judas Synd? Mon ikke Jerusalem?

6 Samaria gør jeg til Grushob, dets Mark til Vingårdsjord; jeg styrter dets Sten i Dalen, dets Grundvolde bringer jeg for Lyset.

7 Dets Billeder sønderslås alle, dets Skøgeløn brændes i Ild; jeg tilintetgør alle dets Afguder; thi af Skøgeløn er de samlet, til Skøgeløn bliver de atter.

8 Derfor vil jeg klage og jamre, gå nøgen med bare Fødder, istemme Klage som Sjakaler, jamrende Skrig som Strudse:

9 Ulægeligt er HE ENs Slag, thi det når til Juda, til mit Folks Port rækker det hen, til Jerusalem.

10 Forkynd det ikke i Gat, græd ikke i Bokim! Vælt jer i Støvet i Bet-Leafra!

11 Der stødes i Horn for eder, Sjafirs Borgere; ej går Za'anans Borgere ud af deres By. Bet-Ezels Lod bliver Klage, Hug og Ve;

12 og hvor kan Marots indbyggere håbe på Lykke? Thi Ulykke kom ned fra HE EN til Jerusalems Porte.

13 Spænd Hestene for Vognen, I, som bor i Lakisj! Syndens Begyndelse var du for. Zions Datter; ja, Israels Overtrædelser fandtes i dig.

14 Giv derfor Moresjet-Gat en Skilsmissegave! En svigtende Bæk er Akzibs Huse for Israels Konger.

15 End sender jeg eder en ansmand, Maresjas Borgere! Til Adullam skal Israels Herlig hed komme.

16 Klip dig skaldet over dine elskede. Børn, bredskaldet som en Grib; thi de bortføres fra dig.



Exploring the Meaning of Micah 1      

Napsal(a) New Christian Bible Study Staff

The prophet Micah lived in the days of Hezekiah, the King of Judah, and the kings that preceded him. In 722 BC, in the fourth year of Hezekiah's reign, Shalmaneser, the King of Assyria, conquered the kingdom of Israel. This was the northern kingdom that had begun with Jeroboam, after Solomon's death, based around Samaria. The Assyrians led away its people, as described in 2 Kings 18:9.

Perhaps the Assyrian victory and the dispersal of the 10 lost tribes are related to Micah's prophecy, but - as in the other books of prophecy - at heart Micah is predicting broader spiritual events, especially the Lord's advent.

In Micah 1:1, 2, Micah starts out by proclaiming that the Lord is coming down as a witness against the people of the earth. Here the earth, internally, means the church - the Lord’s church which forms a connection between God and man. 1

Micah 1:3 says that Jehovah Himself will come down and restructure the church (meant by the earth) and will form a new heaven for that church. 2

In Micah 1:4-7 shows us an internal picture of the judgment on the Israelitish and Jewish churches. Mountains, valleys, fire, and water are all mentioned; all are representations of spiritual realities. When people of the church remember what those realities are, they will come to mind when they worship on a mountain, or treat the fire on the altar as holy. But when the spiritual meanings are forgotten, the representative things are done away with. This was true of both Samaria and Judah (Micah 1:5). 3

Verses 6 and 7 show the wickedness of Samaria, and what will happen to the idols there. 4 From its inception, the northern kingdom of Israel never had a good king. It had, as idols, the two golden calves that Jeroboam set up. All this will be destroyed.

Micah 1:8, 9 tell of the mourning of the people who love what is good, as far as Judah and even Jerusalem, which represents heaven.

However, in Micah 1:10-11, there's a mourning over the punishment as witnessed in some cities, which mean those doctrines that are used to try to justify the idolatry. But the anger is misdirected: people are angry with Jehovah, and not with the sins of idolatry that cause the punishment.

Micah 1:12 describes the mourning about the devastation of the church, which extends through all the heavens, even up to the highest.

In Micah 1:13-15, he's saying that the sins that were widespread in Israel, or Samaria, have also spread to the kingdom of Judah. To come to Adullam means to turn oneself towards evil.

Finally, in Micah 1:16, baldness means a lack of truths. Delightful sons are truths from God. Making yourself bald by shearing off your hair means you are spiritually denying the truths from God, i.e. that you are exiling yourself from your delightful sons. Consequently, everyone suffers deprivation. 5

To apply this to our lives... here's what it looks like:
1. We should turn away from evil and actively seek spiritual truths.
2. We shouldn't set up false gods in our lives, e.g things that we "worship" that really aren't useful.
3. We should try to look for the Lord in the Word, and to connect with Him.

-----
Footnotes:

1. See the description in Arcana Coelestia 10373.

2. See Arcana Coelestia 1311

3. For reference, see Apocalypse Explained 405[42] and Arcana Coelestia 9156[2].

4. See Apocalypse Explained 587[15].

5. See Arcana Coelestia 9960[6].

-----

   Studovat vnitřní smysl

Exploring the Meaning of Micah 1      

Napsal(a) New Christian Bible Study Staff

The prophet Micah lived in the days of Hezekiah, the King of Judah, and the kings that preceded him. In 722 BC, in the fourth year of Hezekiah's reign, Shalmaneser, the King of Assyria, conquered the kingdom of Israel. This was the northern kingdom that had begun with Jeroboam, after Solomon's death, based around Samaria. The Assyrians led away its people, as described in 2 Kings 18:9.

Perhaps the Assyrian victory and the dispersal of the 10 lost tribes are related to Micah's prophecy, but - as in the other books of prophecy - at heart Micah is predicting broader spiritual events, especially the Lord's advent.

In Micah 1:1, 2, Micah starts out by proclaiming that the Lord is coming down as a witness against the people of the earth. Here the earth, internally, means the church - the Lord’s church which forms a connection between God and man. 1

Micah 1:3 says that Jehovah Himself will come down and restructure the church (meant by the earth) and will form a new heaven for that church. 2

In Micah 1:4-7 shows us an internal picture of the judgment on the Israelitish and Jewish churches. Mountains, valleys, fire, and water are all mentioned; all are representations of spiritual realities. When people of the church remember what those realities are, they will come to mind when they worship on a mountain, or treat the fire on the altar as holy. But when the spiritual meanings are forgotten, the representative things are done away with. This was true of both Samaria and Judah (Micah 1:5). 3

Verses 6 and 7 show the wickedness of Samaria, and what will happen to the idols there. 4 From its inception, the northern kingdom of Israel never had a good king. It had, as idols, the two golden calves that Jeroboam set up. All this will be destroyed.

Micah 1:8, 9 tell of the mourning of the people who love what is good, as far as Judah and even Jerusalem, which represents heaven.

However, in Micah 1:10-11, there's a mourning over the punishment as witnessed in some cities, which mean those doctrines that are used to try to justify the idolatry. But the anger is misdirected: people are angry with Jehovah, and not with the sins of idolatry that cause the punishment.

Micah 1:12 describes the mourning about the devastation of the church, which extends through all the heavens, even up to the highest.

In Micah 1:13-15, he's saying that the sins that were widespread in Israel, or Samaria, have also spread to the kingdom of Judah. To come to Adullam means to turn oneself towards evil.

Finally, in Micah 1:16, baldness means a lack of truths. Delightful sons are truths from God. Making yourself bald by shearing off your hair means you are spiritually denying the truths from God, i.e. that you are exiling yourself from your delightful sons. Consequently, everyone suffers deprivation. 5

To apply this to our lives... here's what it looks like:
1. We should turn away from evil and actively seek spiritual truths.
2. We shouldn't set up false gods in our lives, e.g things that we "worship" that really aren't useful.
3. We should try to look for the Lord in the Word, and to connect with Him.

-----
Footnotes:

1. See the description in Arcana Coelestia 10373.

2. See Arcana Coelestia 1311

3. For reference, see Apocalypse Explained 405[42] and Arcana Coelestia 9156[2].

4. See Apocalypse Explained 587[15].

5. See Arcana Coelestia 9960[6].

-----

Swedenborg

Hlavní výklad ze Swedenborgových prací:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 215


Další odkazy Swedenborga k této kapitole:

Arcana Coelestia 1311, 2327, 2606, 2851, 2921, 3901, 4816, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 47, 459, 537, 543, 612

Doctrine of the Sacred Scripture 35

Doctrine of Life 79


Odkazy ze Swedenborgových nevydaných prací:

Apocalypse Explained 141, 405, 587, 695, 714, 724, 850, ...

De Verbo (The Word) 10, 25

Scriptural Confirmations 4, 57

Jiný komentář

  Příběhy:


  Biblická studia:  (see all)



Skočit na podobné biblické verše

Genesis 38:1

5 Mosebog 28:41

Joshua 15:44, 18:23

Dommere 5:4

2 Samuel 1:20

1 Konger 11:7, 16:24, 22:28

2 Konger 15:32, 17:23, 18:9, 10, 13

2 Krønikebog 28:2, 4

Esther 4:1

Job 30:29

Salmernes 49:2, 97:5

Ordsprogene 8:4

Esajas 1:1, 2, 10:28, 32, 20:2, 22:4, 12, 26:21, 36:1, 2

Jeremias 2:17, 4:8, 6:19, 7:29, 23:13, 14, 26:18, 30:12, 15, 34:7

Klagesangene 2:19

Ezekiel 6:6, 13:14, 16:46

Hoseas 1:1, 2:14, 8:5, 6

Amos 4:13, 6:8, 8:14, 9:5

Jonah 2:8

Micah 6:1

Zakarias 14:4, 5

Malakias 3:5

Významy biblických slov

ord
'Word,' as in Psalms 119:6-17, stands for doctrine in general. 'The Word,' as in Psalms 147:18, signifies divine good united with divine truth. 'Word,' as...

dage
"Day" describes a state in which we are turned toward the Lord, and are receiving light (which is truth) and heat (which is a desire...

konger
The human mind is composed of two parts, a will and an understanding, a seat of loves and affections, and a seat of wisdom and...

Juda
City of Judah,' as in Isaiah 40:9, signifies the doctrine of love towards the Lord and love towards our neighbor in its whole extent.

Samaria
'Samaria,' as in Amos 4:1. 6:1, signifies the spiritual church perverted.

jerusalem
Jerusalem, on Mount Zion, signifies the doctrine of love to the Lord, and how it governs your life. Jerusalem first comes to our attention in...

hør
'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...

lyt
'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...

jord
'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.

herre
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...

vidne
In court, a witness is someone who saw a crime being committed, or observed something that could help determine the guilt or innocence of the...

HERREN
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...

hellige
The Bible describes many things as being holy, or sacred. The Ark of the Covenant is one very holy object. The inmost chamber of the...

tempel
'A temple' represents heaven and the church. The sacred place where the ark was, represents the inmost, or third heaven, and the church among people...

se
The symbolic meaning of "seeing" is "understanding," which is obvious enough that it has become part of common language (think about it; you might see...

ned
"Down" is used many different ways in natural language, and its spiritual meaning in the Bible is highly dependent on context. Phrases like "bowing down,"...

under
In the Bible, things that are lower down, or under, physically, generally represent things that are lower or more external spiritually. In some cases, the...

bjerge
'Hills' signify the good of charity.

dale
Mountains in the Bible represent people's highest points, where we are closest to the Lord - our love of the Lord and the state of...

vand
'Waters' signify truths in the natural self, and in the opposite sense, falsities. 'Waters' signify particularly the spiritual parts of a person, or the intellectual...

Israels
'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...

synd
In the Word three terms are used to mean bad things that are done. These three are transgression, iniquity, and sin, and they are here...

synder
In the Word three terms are used to mean bad things that are done. These three are transgression, iniquity, and sin, and they are here...

Judas
City of Judah,' as in Isaiah 40:9, signifies the doctrine of love towards the Lord and love towards our neighbor in its whole extent.

Mark
When we have a desire to be good people and to do good things, the natural first questions are "What does that mean?" "What should...

sten
Stones in the Bible in general represent truths, or things we know concerning the Lord and what He wants from us and for us in...

billeder
'An image' signifies falsities from self-derived intelligence.

ild
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...

jamre
To howl' signifies grief caused by vastation.

nøgen
'Unclothed' signifies being deprived of the truths of faith.

Port
"Gates" in ancient times had a significance that does not hold in the modern world. Cities then were enclosed by walls for protection; gates in...

indbyggere
Inhabitants,' in Isaiah 26:9, signify the men of the church who are in good of doctrine, and thence in the good of life.

porte
"Gates" in ancient times had a significance that does not hold in the modern world. Cities then were enclosed by walls for protection; gates in...

bor
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...

datter
"Behold I have two daughters,” etc. (Gen. 19:8), signifies the affections of good and truth, and the blessedness perceivable from the enjoyment thereof, by those...

overtrædelser
In the Word three terms are used to mean bad things that are done. These three are transgression, iniquity, and sin, and they are here...

huse
A "house" is essentially a container - for a person, for a family, for several families or even for a large group with shared interests...

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

skaldet
'A bald head' signifies the Word deprived of the natural sense, which is the sense of the letter.

børn
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 Project Gutenberg Association at Carnegie Mellon University


Přeložit: