1 Samuel 10

Studovat vnitřní smysl
← 1 Samuel 9   1 Samuel 11 →         

1 And Samuel took the vial of oil and poured it on his head and kissed him, and said, Is it not that Jehovah has anointed thee monarch over His inheritance?

2 When thou goest from with·​·me today, then thou shalt find two men at the grave of Rachel, on the border of Benjamin at Zelzah; and they will say to thee, The she·​·donkeys are found which thou wentest to seek; and behold, thy father has abandoned the matter of the she·​·donkeys, and is·​·anxious for you, saying, What shall I do for my son?

3 And thou shalt pass·​·through thence and thou shalt come further on to the oak·​·grove of Tabor, and three men shall find thee, going·​·up unto God to Bethel, one bearing three kids, and one bearing three loaves of bread, and one bearing a jug of wine.

4 And they shall ask after thy peace, and give thee two loaves of bread, and thou shalt take them from their hand.

5 After that, thou shalt come to the hill of God, where the garrison of the Philistines is; and it shall be, as thou comest· thither ·into the city, that thou shalt fall·​·upon a line* of prophets coming·​·down from the high·​·place; and before them a psaltery and a timbrel and a flute and a harp; and they shall prophesy.

6 And the spirit of Jehovah shall come·​·mightily on thee, and thou shalt prophesy with them, and thou shalt be turned into another man.

7 And it shall be when these signs shall come unto thee, do for thyself what thy hand finds; for God is with thee.

8 And thou shalt go·​·down before me to Gilgal; and behold, I will come·​·down unto thee, to offer·​·up burnt·​·offerings, and to sacrifice sacrifices of peace·​·offerings. Seven days thou shalt wait·​·with·​·hope until I come to thee, and make known to thee what thou shalt do.

9 And it was, that he had turned his shoulder to go from with Samuel, and God turned his heart into another; and all these signs came on that day.

10 And they came thither to the hill, and behold, a line* of prophets met him; and the spirit of God came·​·mightily on him, and he prophesied in their midst.

11 And it was, when all who knew him from yesterday and the day·​·before* saw him, and, behold, he prophesied with the prophets, that the people said, a man to his companion, What is this that has come·​·to·​·pass to the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets?

12 And a man from there answered and said, And who is their father? Therefore it became a proverb, Is Saul also among the prophets?

13 And he completed prophesying, and came to the high·​·place.

14 And the uncle of Saul said to him and to his lad, Whither did you go? And he said, To seek the she·​·donkeys; and we saw that they were not, and we came to Samuel.

15 And the uncle of Saul said, Tell me, I pray thee, what Samuel said to you.

16 And Saul said unto his uncle, Telling he told to us that the she·​·donkeys were·​·found. But as to the matter of the kingdom, he told him not that which Samuel had said.

17 And Samuel summoned the people together unto Jehovah to Mizpah;

18 and said unto the sons of Israel, Thus says Jehovah the God of Israel, I brought· Israel ·up from Egypt, and rescued you from the hand of the Egyptians, and from the hand of all the kingdoms that subjugated you.

19 And you have this day rejected your God, who Himself saved you out of all your evils and your adversities; and you have said unto Him, Set a king over us. And now stand·​·forth before Jehovah, according to your tribes and according to your thousands.

20 And Samuel caused all the tribes of Israel to come·​·near, and the tribe of Benjamin was taken.

21 And he caused the tribe of Benjamin to come·​·near according to its families, and the family of Matri was taken, and Saul the son of Kish was taken; and they sought him and he was· not ·found.

22 And they asked still of Jehovah, Will the man still come hither? And Jehovah said, Behold, he is hidden·​·away among the vessels.

23 And they ran and took him thence, and he stood·​·forth in the midst of the people, and he was·​·taller than any of the people, from his shoulder and upward.

24 And Samuel said to all the people, Do ye see him whom Jehovah has chosen, that there is none like him among all the people? And all the people shouted and said, May· the king ·live!

25 And Samuel told the people the judgments of the kingdom, and wrote them in a book, and placed it before Jehovah. And Samuel sent·​·away all the people, a man to his house.

26 And Saul also went to his house to Gibeah; and there went with him a host, whose heart God had touched.

27 And the sons of Belial said, How shall this one save us? And they despised him, and they brought him not a gift; and he was·​·silent.

← 1 Samuel 9   1 Samuel 11 →
   Studovat vnitřní smysl

Exploring the Meaning of 1_Samuel 10      

In this chapter, Samuel took a flask of oil and anointed Saul’s head. He told Saul that the donkeys he was searching for had been found, and sent him instead to Bethel, which he also called the hill of God. Bethel, where the Ark of the Covenant was kept, was a holy place. It represents a knowledge of celestial things (see Arcana Coelestia 1453).

Samuel prophesied that Saul would encounter a group of prophets at Bethel. When Saul arrived there, he met them, and he immediately felt the Spirit of the Lord and prophesied with them. When Saul returned home, the people who knew him recognized that something about him had changed. Had he become a prophet?

Later in the story, Samuel again called the people together at Mizpah. He spoke to them about how they had rejected the Lord. Then he began a selection process, drawing lots to determine who would be their first king. The tribe of Benjamin was chosen, then the family of Matri, and ultimately Saul. However, Saul was reluctant, and was hiding. They searched for him, found him, and brought him before the people. The people saw his outstanding appearance and height, and accepted him as someone suitable. Saul explained “the manner of the kingdom", and also described it in a book. The gathering was then dismissed.

Right away, there were hints of future trouble. Some people, referred to as children of Belial, who doubted that Saul was the man to lead them, and they did not bring him gifts.

The children of Belial stand for false ideas that are derived from evil, hellish loves. They are associated with the worship of other gods.

In the Word, gifts symbolize an introduction, to “initiate goodwill and favour.” These people did not trust Saul, and did not seek to create a good relationship with him (see Arcana Coelestia 4262).

It was important that the kings of Israel were anointed with oil. It was a mark of the representative role that they were to take. As mentioned in the previous chapter, they could not represent the Lord in the type of loving way that priests could. Instead, they could represent His truth. They could be examples of what it means to live by and enforce the law and to provide order.

The oil that Samuel used to anoint Saul also has a symbolic meaning. It represents the Lord as the good of love (see Arcana Coelestia 9954). Swedenborg writes that the reason priests and kings were anointed is that through this they represented the Lord, in His Divine humanity (see Apocalypse Revealed 779).

In a number of places in Scripture it is said that each of us has been made “kings and priests to God.” (See especially Revelation 1:5 and 5:10) This means that our lives can evolve, with the Lord’s guidance, so that everything about us can be an expression of both His love and His teachings, as they exist as a unity. This is what is means to become the “image and likeness of God” as described in Genesis 1:26.

Swedenborg

Výklad(y) nebo odkazy ze Swedenborgových prací:

Arcana Coelestia 796, 1453, 4262, 6983, 9954

Apocalypse Revealed 779


Odkazy ze Swedenborgových nevydaných prací:

Apocalypse Explained 323, 375

Jiný komentář

  Příběhy:



Skočit na podobné biblické verše

Genesis 35:19, 20

Exodus 29:46

Deuteronomy 17:14, 15, 20, 32:9, 33:12

Joshua 1:5, 9, 4:19, 7:14, 18:28, 22:6, 24:1

Judges 1:1, 3:10, 6:8, 9, 14:6, 9, 15:14, 20:18, 23, 27

1 Samuel 3:19, 21, 4:1, 7:5, 6, 16, 8:5, 7, 9, 9:1, 2, 3, 10, 16, 20, 11:4, 6, 12, 14, 15, 12:1, 13:2, 3, 4, 8, 15:1, 17, 33, 34, 16:13, 19:20, 24, 20:13, 23:2, 4, 9, 30:7, 8

2 Samuel 2:1, 7:3, 19:16, 20:19, 21:1, 6

1 Kings 1:25, 34, 5:1, 18:29

2 Kings 2:3, 5, 7, 15, 3:15, 9:3, 6, 12

1 Chronicles 25:3

2 Chronicles 17:5

Job 31:25

Proverbs 12:23

Ecclesiastes 3:7, 7:21, 9:10

Ezekiel 36:26

Matthew 13:55

Acts of the Apostles 21, 22:10

Významy biblických slov

oil
Oil – typically olive oil – was an extremely important product in Biblical times, for food preparation, medicinal ointment and for burning in lamps. As...

head
The head is the part of us that is highest, which means in a representative sense that it is what is closest to the Lord....

kissed
To kiss' signifies uniting or conjunction from affection. To kiss,' as in c, signifies initiation. 'To kiss' signifies conjunction and acknowledgment.

anointed
Oil in the Bible represents the Lord’s love, so anointing someone (or something) with oil was a way to make that person (or object) a...

inheritance
In Biblical times, possessions passed from fathers to sons, a patriarchal system that would not be accepted in today's society – but one that is...

today
The expression 'even to this day' or 'today' sometimes appears in the Word, as in Genesis 19:37-38, 22:14, 26:33, 32:32, 35:20, and 47:26. In a...

rachel
'Rachel' denotes the affection of interior truth.

border
Often translated as “edge,” “border,” “boundary,” “outskirts,” “far places” and other ways, this term is used in the Bible for the farthest reaches of an...

say
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...

Three men
'The three men' who appeared to Abraham, as in Genesis 18:2, signify the essential divine, the divine human, and the holy proceeding.

three
The Writings talk about many aspects of life using the philosophical terms "end," "cause" and "effect." The "end" is someone’s goal or purpose, the ultimate...

find
To not to be found any more, signifies not to rise again.

going
In the physical world, the places we inhabit and the distances between them are physical realities, and we have to get our physical bodies through...

bethel
When Jacob had his famous dream, of a staircase leading to heaven, he named the place "Bethel," which is Hebrew for "the house of God."...

one
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...

bearing
Like many verbs, the spiritual meaning of "bearing" something depends greatly on context – what it is that's being borne, and why. It is further...

Wine
Wine played a key role in the ancient world, where safe, reliable water sources were scarce. It could be stored for long periods of time;...

give
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...

two
The number "two" has two different meanings in the Bible. In most cases "two" indicates a joining together or unification. This is easy to see...

bread
Just as natural food feeds the natural body, so spiritual food feeds the spiritual body. And since our spiritual body is the expression of what...

after
According to Swedenborg, time and space don’t exist in spiritual reality; they are purely natural things that exist only on the physical plane. This means...

philistines
The Philistines play a large role in the Bible as one of the longest-standing and most bitter rivals of the people of Israel, clashing with...

comest
As with common verbs in general, the meaning of “come” in the Bible is highly dependent on context – its meaning is determined largely by...

city
In the ancient world cities were very nearly nations unto themselves – they existed within walls, with their own laws and customs, generally centered on...

coming
As with common verbs in general, the meaning of “come” in the Bible is highly dependent on context – its meaning is determined largely by...

psaltery
'Psalteries' correspond to spiritual good.

timbrel
A drum (Gen. 31) signifies spiritual good.

harp
'Psalteries' correspond to spiritual good.

prophesy
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...

Spirit of Jehovah
'The spirit of Jehovah' signifies the influx of truth and goodness.

down
"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,"...

gilgal
Gilgal signifies the doctrine of natural truth, serving for introduction into the church.

Offerings
'Offerings' signify worship.

peace
In ordinary life, we tend to think of "peace" as essentially "a lack of conflict." As a nation, if we're not at war, it's a...

seven
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,...

days
"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...

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

turned
Swedenborg says that the Lord is the sun of heaven, and like the natural sun of our world shines on everyone, good or evil. What...

signs
'A token,' as in Genesis 9:12, 13, 17, signifies causing it to be.

met
In natural language, to "meet" someone can be positive or negative: it can be a welcoming and greeting, or it can be "meeting" them in...

Spirit of God
'The spirit of God,' as in Genesis 1:2, signifies the divine mercy of the Lord. 'The spirit of God' is His emanation. 'The spirit of...

knew
In a general sense, men represent things of the intellect – facts, ideas, knowledge, everything from the deepest truths to the most pernicious falsities about...

companion
In the Bible, there is a careful distinction between the word “brother” and the word “companion” or “friend.” That’s partly because the people of Israel...

answered
To "answer" generally indicates a state of spiritual receptivity. Ultimately this means being receptive to the Lord, who is constantly trying to pour true ideas...

father
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...

prophets
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...

high
'Height' signifies what is inward, and also heaven.

lad
"Youths" or "Young men" generally represent intelligence or the understanding of truth. This is fitting, since adolescent boys tend to be more advanced intellectually than...

go
In the physical world, the places we inhabit and the distances between them are physical realities, and we have to get our physical bodies through...

seek
The meaning of "to seek" in the Bible is pretty straightforward, but there is a bit of nuance: Swedenborg tells us that in most cases...

saw
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...

came
As with common verbs in general, the meaning of “come” in the Bible is highly dependent on context – its meaning is determined largely by...

tell
'To tell' signifies perceiving, because in the spiritual world, or in heaven, they do not need to tell what they think because they communicate every...

mizpah
'Mizpah,' as in Genesis 31:49, signifies the quality of the Lord’s presence with people who are principled in the goods of works, or with the...

Sons of Israel
'The camp of the sons of Israel' represents the church.

says
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...

egypt
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...

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

egyptians
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...

day
"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...

saved
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...

stand
'To sit before Jehovah' is to be with Him, and so, it also means willing and acting from Him. 'To stand before Him,' is to...

thousands
As children, most of us at some point frustrated our mothers into using the phrase “if I've told you once, I've told you a thousand...

tribes
In general, 'the twelve tribes' signify every aspect of the doctrine of truth and good, or of faith and love. Truth and good, or faith...

israel
'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...

Benjamin
'The tribe of Zebulon' signifies the conjunction of people in the third heaven with the Lord, 'the tribe of Joseph,' the conjunction of people in...

near
'Near,' in the Word, signifies presence and conjunction. 'To be near' signifies being on internal levels. Near,' as in Genesis 19:20, signifies truth bordering upon...

families
Families (Gen 8:19) signify goodnesses and truths arranged in man by the Lord, according to order. Families have respect to truths. (Nahum 3:4)

family
Families (Gen 8:19) signify goodnesses and truths arranged in man by the Lord, according to order. Families have respect to truths. (Nahum 3:4)

son
Marriages in the Bible represent the union we all can have between the desire for good and the understanding of truth (or an understanding of...

found
To not to be found any more, signifies not to rise again.

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

vessels
'Vessels,' in the internal sense, signify things serving as a receptacle, as scientific ideas and knowledges are to truths, and as truths themselves are to...

midst
'Middle' denotes what is primary, principal, or inmost.

see
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...

shouted
'To shout from the top of the mountain,' as in Isaiah 42:11, signifies worship from the good of love.

samuel
'Samuel' signifies the Word.

people
"Man" is a tricky word to discuss, because the Hebrew of the Old Testament uses six different words that are generally translated as "man," with...

judgments
Judgement' pertains to the Lord's divine human and holy proceeding. Judgment' has two sides, a principle of good, and a principle of truth. The faithful...

wrote
In John 8:2-11, the Lord wrote twice on the ground, when the woman taken in adultery was brought to him, which signifies the condemnation of...

book
(Rev. 10:9.) "And I went unto the angel, saying, give me the little book," signifies the faculty of perceiving the quality of the Word from...

before
In most cases, the meaning of "before" is pretty straightforward, both as a way of assessing relative time, and in its use meaning "in someone's...

jehovah
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...

sent
'Being sent' everywhere signifies, in an internal sense, going forth, as in John 17:8. In similar manner, it is said of the holy of the...

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

saul
Saul was the first king of Israel, anointed by Samuel when the people insisted on having a king. Like all the kings, both good and...

To
‘To grieve at heart’ is in reference to love, and ‘to repent,’ to wisdom, as in Genesis 6:6.

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

gibeah
Gibeah, as in 2 Samuel 6, signifies the natural or ultimate principle of the church. Gibeah, Ramah, and Bethaven, as in Hosea 5:8, denote those...

heart
The heart means love. A good heart means love to the Lord and to the neighbor while a hard or stony heart means the love...

God
When the Bible speaks of "Jehovah," it is representing love itself, the inmost love that is the essence of the Lord. That divine love is...

touched
Imagine having your mother touch your cheek. Then imagine having your spouse or someone you love romantically touch your cheek. Then imagine having a baby...

said
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...

save
The Lord from the essential divine, through the divine human, is the savior. The Lord became the savior by His spiritual temptations, or combats.

us
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,...

despised
We tend to think of "despising" something or someone as just a strong way of expressing dislike, but there is a further shade of meaning...

silent
'Silence' has various significations. In general it means everything which causes it, which includes astonishment, which is a special cause, as in Revelation 8:1.

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.


 Saul Anointed by Samuel, Reigns as King
Lesson outline provides teaching ideas with questions for discussion, projects, and activities.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 7 - 10

 Saul Anointed King
Activity | Ages 11 - 14

 Seeking After Good Things
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

 The Choosing of Saul
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 Choosing of Saul (3-5 years)
Project | Ages 4 - 6

 The Choosing of Saul (6-8 years)
Project | Ages 7 - 10

 The Choosing of Saul (9-11 years)
Project | Ages 11 - 14


Thanks to the Kempton Project for the permission to use this New Church translation of the Word.


Přeložit: