Miicaah 7

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1 Ho ve al mi! cxar mi farigxis kiel kolektanto de someraj fruktoj kaj de restajxo de vinberoj, kiu ne trovas beron mangxeblan; bonan maturan frukton deziras mia animo.

2 Malaperis piuloj en la lando, kaj ne trovigxas justulo inter la homoj; cxiuj insidas, por versxi sangon, unu la alian cxasas, por pereigi lin.

3 Por pravigi malbonan faron, la estro postulas donacon kaj la jugxisto pagon; la altrangulo parolas, kion li volas, kaj konfuzas la aferojn.

4 La plej bona inter ili estas kiel dornarbetajxo, la justulo estas kiel pikajxa barilo. Sed venos la tago de Via esploro, de Via puno; tiam ili ne scios, kion fari.

5 Ne kredu al proksimulo, ne fidu amikon; kontraux tiu, kiu kusxas cxe via brusto, gardu la aperturon de via busxo;

6 cxar filo malhonoras patron, filino batalas kontraux sia patrino, bofilino kontraux sia bopatrino; la domanoj de homo estas liaj malamikoj.

7 Sed mi rigardas al la Eternulo, mi fidas la Dion de mia savo; mia Dio min auxskultos.

8 Ne gxoju pri mi, mia malamikino:kvankam mi falis, mi relevigxos; kvankam mi estas en mallumo, la Eternulo estas lumo por mi.

9 La koleron de la Eternulo mi portos, cxar mi pekis antaux Li, gxis Li esploros mian aferon kaj faros jugxon super mi; tiam Li elkondukos min en lumon, kaj mi vidos Lian bonecon.

10 Kaj tion vidos mia malamikino, kaj honto sxin kovros pro tio, ke sxi diris al mi:Kie estas la Eternulo, via Dio? Miaj okuloj sxin rigardos tiam, kiam sxi estos piedpremata, kiel koto sur la stratoj.

11 En tiu tempo, kiam viaj muroj estos rekonstruataj, en tiu tempo la legxo disvastigxos malproksime.

12 En tiu tempo oni venos al vi el Asirio kaj el la urboj Egiptaj, de Egiptujo gxis la Rivero, de maro gxis maro, kaj de monto gxis monto.

13 La lando estos dezerta pro gxiaj logxantoj, pro la fruktoj de iliaj agoj.

14 Pasxtu per Via bastono Vian popolon, Vian heredan sxafaron, kiu logxas izolite en la arbaro, meze de Karmel; ili pasxtigxu en Basxan kaj Gilead, kiel en la tempo antikva.

15 Kiel en la tempo de via eliro el la lando Egipta, Mi montros al li mirindajxojn.

16 La nacioj vidos kaj hontos, malgraux ilia tuta potenco; ili metos la manon sur la busxon, iliaj oreloj surdigxos.

17 Ili lekos polvon, kiel serpento; kiel la rampajxoj sur la tero, kun tremado ili elvenos el siaj kasxejoj; ili ektimos la Eternulon, nian Dion, ili ekrespektos Vin.

18 Kiu estas Dio simila al Vi, kiu pardonas malbonagon kaj preterlasas la kulpon de la restajxo de Sia heredajxo, ne konservas por cxiam Sian koleron, cxar Li amas bonfari?

19 Li denove kompatos nin, malgrandigos niajn malbonagojn, kaj jxetos en la profundon de la maro cxiujn niajn pekojn.

20 Vi montros fidelecon al Jakob, favorkorecon al Abraham, kiel Vi jxuris al niaj patroj en la tempo antikva.


Exploring the Meaning of Miicaah 7      

Napsal(a) New Christian Bible Study Staff

In this last chapter of his book, in Micah 7:1-4, the prophet is discouraged about the evil that he sees in the land. The cluster (of grapes ) that he doesn’t see means that there is no love of the neighbor there. 1 The firstfruits that his soul longs for mean the upright kind of ordinary life 2 , which he can’t find: “the faithful man has perished from the earth”.

The net in verse 2 is the twisting of truth into falsity and the other way round, to deceive. Those who should be faithful leaders are diving into evil, and take bribes. All this hellish behavior will in the end lead to punishment.

In Micah 7:5, 6, these two verses are really not talking about other people; friends, companions, wives or husbands, or in-laws. When Micah refers to a “man’s household” he is talking about the evil loves that live in our own will. That’s where the evil is that we must fear and stamp out. 3

Micah 7:7-9 shows the path away from evil. God will hear us. But we must see that we have sinned and admit it to the Lord 4 , and ask for His help in stopping. He will be a light in our “darkness”. Micah admits his own weakness and admits that only the Lord’s power can "bring him forth to the light".

In Micah 7:10, "She" represents the affection for doing some kind of evil. Everyone has some sort of affections that way. 5 Those affections will try to persuade us that Jehovah can’t help, but if we persist in calling on Him for help, those affections can be shamed and eventually be trampled into the mud.

Micah 7:11, 12 says that when the Lord comes to found a new church, it will spread. Assyria here means reasoning, and Egypt means natural science. Cities mean doctrine from truth, and mountains mean goods, so the picture is of the spreading of both truth and good from one boundary to the other, all the way from natural truths to reasoning about spiritual things -- our whole mind. 6

But the old church will be desolate, according to Micah 7:13.

In Micah 7:14,15, to pasture means to feed the flock as a shepherd 7 , or to teach the truths that the Lord provides. The forest means the church as to truth, and Carmel means the church as to good. 8 Bashan and Gilead mean the same ideas from the stories of the Word, the literal sense.

Nations, in Micah 7:16, 17, mean people outside who don’t know, and don’t want to hear. They will stay focused on physical and sensory things, and will be in dread about knowledge of God.

Then, in Micah 7:18-20, Micah ends on a positive note: God will continue to have compassion on everyone and try to bring them to walk in His ways. Although we are all in freedom to be evil, He will never stop trying to lead us out of it if we will listen.

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Footnotes:

1. See Arcana Coelestia 5117.
2. See Arcana Coelestia 1071.
3. See Arcana Coelestia 4563.
4. See Arcana Coelestia 3539.
5. See Arcana Coelestia 4563.
6. See Apocalypse Explained 510, Arcana Coelestia 4967, Apocalypse Revealed 455.
7. See John 21:15-17
8. See Arcana Coelestia 9011, 1971

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Exploring the Meaning of Micah 7      

Napsal(a) New Christian Bible Study Staff

In this last chapter of his book, in Micah 7:1-4, the prophet is discouraged about the evil that he sees in the land. The cluster (of grapes ) that he doesn’t see means that there is no love of the neighbor there. 1 The firstfruits that his soul longs for mean the upright kind of ordinary life 2 , which he can’t find: “the faithful man has perished from the earth”.

The net in verse 2 is the twisting of truth into falsity and the other way round, to deceive. Those who should be faithful leaders are diving into evil, and take bribes. All this hellish behavior will in the end lead to punishment.

In Micah 7:5, 6, these two verses are really not talking about other people; friends, companions, wives or husbands, or in-laws. When Micah refers to a “man’s household” he is talking about the evil loves that live in our own will. That’s where the evil is that we must fear and stamp out. 3

Micah 7:7-9 shows the path away from evil. God will hear us. But we must see that we have sinned and admit it to the Lord 4 , and ask for His help in stopping. He will be a light in our “darkness”. Micah admits his own weakness and admits that only the Lord’s power can "bring him forth to the light".

In Micah 7:10, "She" represents the affection for doing some kind of evil. Everyone has some sort of affections that way. 5 Those affections will try to persuade us that Jehovah can’t help, but if we persist in calling on Him for help, those affections can be shamed and eventually be trampled into the mud.

Micah 7:11, 12 says that when the Lord comes to found a new church, it will spread. Assyria here means reasoning, and Egypt means natural science. Cities mean doctrine from truth, and mountains mean goods, so the picture is of the spreading of both truth and good from one boundary to the other, all the way from natural truths to reasoning about spiritual things -- our whole mind. 6

But the old church will be desolate, according to Micah 7:13.

In Micah 7:14,15, to pasture means to feed the flock as a shepherd 7 , or to teach the truths that the Lord provides. The forest means the church as to truth, and Carmel means the church as to good. 8 Bashan and Gilead mean the same ideas from the stories of the Word, the literal sense.

Nations, in Micah 7:16, 17, mean people outside who don’t know, and don’t want to hear. They will stay focused on physical and sensory things, and will be in dread about knowledge of God.

Then, in Micah 7:18-20, Micah ends on a positive note: God will continue to have compassion on everyone and try to bring them to walk in His ways. Although we are all in freedom to be evil, He will never stop trying to lead us out of it if we will listen.

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Footnotes:

1. See Arcana Coelestia 5117.
2. See Arcana Coelestia 1071.
3. See Arcana Coelestia 4563.
4. See Arcana Coelestia 3539.
5. See Arcana Coelestia 4563.
6. See Apocalypse Explained 510, Arcana Coelestia 4967, Apocalypse Revealed 455.
7. See John 21:15-17
8. See Arcana Coelestia 9011, 1971

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Hlavní výklad ze Swedenborgových prací:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 221


Další odkazy Swedenborga k této kapitole:

Arcana Coelestia 120, 249, 348, 1071, 1165, 1178, 1186, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 383, 413, 444, 455, 485, 501, 503, ...

Doctrine of the Lord 4

Doctrine of the Sacred Scripture 85

True Christian Religion 51


Odkazy ze Swedenborgových nevydaných prací:

Apocalypse Explained 482, 526, 538, 569, 581, 632, 652, ...

Coronis (An Appendix to True Christian Religion) 56

Marriage 51

Scriptural Confirmations 4, 9, 57, 76

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