Mica 7

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1 Ach, es geht mir wie einem, der im Weinberge nachliest, da man keine Trauben findet zu essen, und wollte doch gerne die besten Früchte haben.

2 Die frommen Leute sind weg in diesem Lande, und die Gerechten sind nicht mehr unter den Leuten. Sie lauern alle auf Blut; ein jeglicher jagt den andern, daß er ihn verderbe,

3 und meinen, sie tun wohl daran, wenn sie Böses tun. Was der Fürst will, das spricht der Richter, daß er ihm wieder einen Dienst tun soll. Die Gewaltigen raten nach ihrem Mutwillen, Schaden zu tun, und drehen's wie sie wollen.

4 Der Beste unter ihnen ist wie ein Dorn und der Redlichste wie eine Hecke. Aber wenn der Tag deiner Prediger kommen wird, wenn du heimgesucht sollst werden, da werden sie dann nicht wissen, wo aus.

5 Niemand glaube seinem Nächsten, niemand verlasse sich auf einen Freund; bewahre die Tür deines Mundes vor der, die in deinen Armen schläft.

6 Denn der Sohn verachtet den Vater, die Tochter setzt sich wider die Mutter, die Schwiegertochter ist wider die Schwiegermutter; und des Menschen Feinde sind sein eigenes Hausgesinde.

7 Ich aber will auf den HERRN schauen und des Gottes meines Heils warten; mein Gott wird mich hören.

8 Freue dich nicht, meine Feindin, daß ich darniederliege! Ich werde wieder aufkommen; und so ich im Finstern sitze, so ist doch der HERR mein Licht.

9 Ich will des HERRN Zorn tragen, denn ich habe wider ihn gesündigt, bis er meine Sache ausführe und mir Recht schaffe; er wird mich ans Licht bringen, daß ich meine Lust an seiner Gnade sehe.

10 Meine Feindin wird's sehen müssen und mit aller Schande bestehen, die jetzt zu mir sagt: Wo ist der HERR, dein Gott? Meine Augen werden's sehen, daß sie dann wie Kot auf der Gasse zertreten wird.

11 Zu der Zeit werden deine Mauern gebaut werden, und Gottes Wort wird weit auskommen.

12 Und zur selben Zeit werden sie von Assur und von den Städten Ägyptens zu dir kommen, von Ägypten bis an den Strom, von einem Meer zum andern, von einem Gebirge zum andern.

13 Denn das Land wird wüst sein seiner Einwohner halben, um der Frucht willen ihrer Werke.

14 Du aber weide dein Volk mit deinem Stabe, die Herde deines Erbteils, die da besonders wohnt im Walde, mitten auf dem Karmel; laß sie zu Basan und Gilead weiden wie vor alters.

15 Ich will sie Wunder sehen lassen gleichwie zur Zeit, da sie aus Ägyptenland zogen,

16 daß es die Heiden sehen und alle ihre Gewaltigen sich schämen sollen und ihre Hand auf ihren Mund legen und ihre Ohren zuhalten.

17 Sie sollen Staub lecken wie die Schlangen und wie das Gewürm auf Erden zitternd hervorkommen aus ihren Burgen; sie werden sich fürchten vor dem HERRN, unserm Gott, und vor dir sich entsetzen.

18 Wo ist solch ein Gott, wie du bist, der die Sünde vergibt und erläßt die Missetat den übrigen seines Erbteils, der seinen Zorn nicht ewiglich behält! denn er ist barmherzig.

19 Er wird sich unser wieder erbarmen, unsere Missetaten dämpfen und alle unsre Sünden in die Tiefen des Meeres werfen.

20 Du wirst dem Jakob die Treue und Abraham die Gnade halten, wie du unsern Vätern vorlängst geschworen hast.



Exploring the Meaning of Mica 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:

der Propheten und der Psalmen Davids 221


Další odkazy Swedenborga k této kapitole:

Die Himmlischen Geheimnisse 120, 249, 348, 1071, 1165, 1178, 1186, ...

Enthüllte Offenbarung 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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