Deuteronomy 16

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1 Keep the month of Abib, and make the Passover to Jehovah thy God; for in the month of Abib Jehovah thy God brought· thee ·out from Egypt by night.

2 And thou shalt sacrifice the Passover to Jehovah thy God, of the flock and the herd, in the place where Jehovah shall choose to cause· His name ·to·​·reside.

3 Thou shalt not eat with it what is leavened; seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread with it, even the bread of affliction; for thou camest·​·out from the land of Egypt in a rush; so·​·that thou mayest remember the day that thou camest·​·out from the land of Egypt all the days of thy life.

4 And yeast shall not be seen with thee in all thy border seven days; neither shall any thing of the flesh, which thou didst sacrifice on the first day at evening, pass·​·the·​·night to the morning.

5 Thou mayest not sacrifice the Passover within any one of thy gates, which Jehovah thy God gives thee;

6 but at the place which Jehovah thy God shall choose to cause· His name ·to·​·reside, there thou shalt sacrifice the Passover at evening, at the setting* of the sun, at the season that thou wentest· ·out from Egypt.

7 And thou shalt cook and eat it in the place which Jehovah thy God shall choose; and thou shalt turn in the morning, and go to thy tents.

8 Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread; and in the seventh day there shall be a day of restraint to Jehovah thy God: thou shalt not do any work*.

9 seven weeks shalt thou number to thee; begin to number the seven weeks from such time as thou beginnest to put the scythe to the standing·​·grain.

10 And thou shalt do the festival of weeks to Jehovah thy God with a tribute of a freewill offering of thy hand, which thou shalt give to Jehovah thy God, according as Jehovah thy God has blessed thee;

11 and thou shalt be·​·glad before Jehovah thy God, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy servant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite who is within thy gates, and the sojourner, and the orphan, and the widow, who are in among thee in the place where Jehovah thy God has chosen to cause His name to abide.

12 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a servant in Egypt; and thou shalt keep and do these statutes.

13 A festival of shelters* thou shalt make for thee seven days, when thou hast gathered from thy threshing·​·floor and from thy winepress.

14 And thou shalt be·​·glad in thy festival, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy servant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite, the sojourner, and the orphan, and the widow, that are within thy gates.

15 seven days shalt thou celebrate to Jehovah thy God in the place which Jehovah shall choose; for Jehovah thy God shall bless thee in all thine increase, and in all the deeds of thy hands, and thou shalt surely be glad.

16 Three times in the year shall all thy males be seen before Jehovah thy God in the place which He shall choose; in the festival of unleavened bread, and in the festival of weeks, and in the festival of shelters; and they shall not be seen before Jehovah empty:

17 for each man, the gift of his hand shall be as the blessing of Jehovah thy God which He has given thee.

18 Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which Jehovah thy God gives thee, throughout thy tribes; and they shall judge the people with just judgment.

19 Thou shalt not distort judgment; thou shalt not acknowledge faces*, neither take a bribe; for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise, and perverts the words of the just.

20 Justice with Justice shalt thou pursue, that thou mayest·​·live, and possess the land which Jehovah thy God gives thee.

21 Thou shalt not plant for thyself a grove of any tree beside the altar of Jehovah thy God, which thou shalt make for thyself.

22 Neither shalt thou raise·​·up for thyself any statue; which Jehovah thy God hates.

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Explanation of Deuteronomy 16      

Napsal(a) Alexander Payne

Verses 1-8. It is constantly to be borne in mind that all redemption is from the Lord's Divine Humanity (that is, the Lord Jesus Christ), which is signified by the Passover.

Verses 9-12. Thus truths will be implanted in affection, which is signified by the feast of weeks.

Verses 13-15. And the soul will be led to genuine good, which is the feast of tabernacles.

Verses 16-17. In all these states the soul must endeavour to conform itself to the Divine Humanity

Verses 18-20. with judgement and without bias,

Verses 21-22. and without the admixture of anything from self-derived intelligence.

Swedenborg

Výklad(y) nebo odkazy ze Swedenborgových prací:

Arcana Coelestia 257, 414, 1947, 2009, 2342, 2722, 2788, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 10, 81, 257, 585, 935

Heaven and Hell 122

True Christian Religion 298


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Apocalypse Explained 102, 152, 179, 257, 401, 412, 661, ...

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Významy biblických slov

month
'A month' has respect to the state of truth in a person. 'A month' signifies a full state. Month,' as in Genesis 29, signifies the...

Abib
The Passover, and the beginning of the Exodus from Egypt, happened during the month Abib, in the Hebrew calendar. Abib signifies the beginning of a...

night
The sun in the Bible represents the Lord, with its heat representing His love and its light representing His wisdom. “Daytime,” then, represents a state...

flock
'A herd,' as mentioned in Genesis 32:7, denotes exterior or natural good, and also not good things.

herd
'A herd,' as mentioned in Genesis 32:7, denotes exterior or natural good, and also not good things.

leavened
Leaven' signifies evil and falsity, which should not be mixed with good and true things. In Leviticus 2:11, it says, 'no meat offering which ye...

bread
The word “bread” is used two ways in the Bible. In some cases it means actual bread; in others it stands for food in general....

affliction
Matthew 24:21 mentions an affliction "such as was not from the beginning of the world, no nor ever shall be". There, the affliction means the...

life
'Lives' is used in the plural, because of the will and understanding, and because these two lives make one.

yeast
Leaven' signifies evil and falsity, which should not be mixed with good and true things. In Leviticus 2:11, it says, 'no meat offering which ye...

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...

flesh
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...

the first
'Resurrection' signifies salvation and eternal life. 'The first,' mentioned in Revelation 20:5, 6, does not mean a first resurrection, but the essence and primary part...

first
Why would it be insulting for a man to refer to his married partner as his “first wife”? Because it implies there will be a...

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...

passover
'The Passover,' in Exodus 12, 27, signifies the presence of the Lord and His liberation from damnation of the people of the spiritual church. 'The...

evening
Since the light and warmth of the sun represent the Lord’s wisdom and love, it makes sense that evening, a time when the light and...

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...

sun
The 'sun' signifies celestial and spiritual love. The 'sun' in the Word, when referring to the Lord, signifies His divine love and wisdom. Because the...

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...

turn
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...

morning
Morning comes with the rising of the sun, and the sun – which gives life to the earth with its warmth and light – represents...

Tents
'Tent' is used in the Word to signify the celestial and holy aspects of love, because in ancient time they performed holy worship in their...

Six days
The six days' or periods of time, are the various consecutive states in a person's regeneration. They are, in general, as follows: The first state...

six
Like most numbers in the Bible, "six" can have various meanings depending on context, but has a couple that are primary. When used in relation...

day
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...

eat
When we eat, our bodies break down the food and get from it both energy and materials for building and repairing the body. The process...

a 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...

work
'Works,' as in Genesis 46:33, denote goods, because they are from the will, and anything from the will is either good or evil, but anything...

daily
"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...

number
To number,' as in Isaiah 22:10, signifies falsifying. To number bones,' as in Psalm 22:14-18, signifies desiring to dissipate truths by reasonings and false principles....

Put
'To put' has reference to order, arrangement, application, and influx.

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...

blessed
The Lord is perfect love expressed as perfect wisdom. He created us so that He could love us, could give us love and wisdom of...

name
It's easy to see that names are important in the Bible. Jehovah changed Abram and Sarai to Abraham and Sarah, changed Jacob to Israel and...

remember
'To remember,' as in Genesis 41:9, signifies conjunction. 'Remembering' denotes conjunction because the remembrance of anyone in the other life joins them together, because as...

egypt
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...

keep
"Keeping" in the Bible generally has to do with controlling the actual actions of life, though in some cases it can mean holding something away...

statutes
All laws, even civil and judicial laws, which are in the Word, correspond to the laws of good and truth, which are in heaven.

tabernacles
'Huts,' as mentioned in Genesis 33:17, signify the holy principle of truth, common, general, or exterior.

gathered
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...

floor
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...

glad
To make glad signifies influx and reception from joy of heart.

son
'A son,' as in Genesis 5:28, signifies the rise of a new church. 'Son,' as in Genesis 24:3, signifies the Lord’s rationality regarding good. 'A...

servant
“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...

maidservant
'Maids' denote external affections serving the internal.

sojourner
The word "stranger" is used many times in the Bible, and it is sometimes paired with the word "sojourner". They are different concepts in the...

orphan
The fatherless signify those who are in good without truth, and are desirous by truth to be led to good.

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
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...

bless
The Lord is perfect love expressed as perfect wisdom. He created us so that He could love us, could give us love and wisdom of...

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

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...

seen
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...

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...

place
'A dry place,' as in Luke 11:24, signifies states of evil and falsity which are in the life of someone who does the work of...

unleavened
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,...

Weeks
'The feast of weeks' signifies the implanting of truth in good.

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

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...

given
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...

judge
It’s easy to see the connection between judging and truth. In a court of law, the judge’s whole purpose is to find the truth. In...

judges
It’s easy to see the connection between judging and truth. In a court of law, the judge’s whole purpose is to find the truth. In...

gates
In Lamentations 2:8-9, 'wall,' 'rampart,' 'gates,' and 'bars' signify doctrines.

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...

judgment
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...

faces
“The eyes are the windows of the soul.” That’s a sentiment with roots somewhere in murky antiquity, but one that has become hopelessly cliché because...

eyes
'Pairs of hands, eyes, etc.' relate to the will and understanding, or to good and truth. The right side to the will or good, and...

wise
At its heart, wisdom is love's imperative desire to take form. That's a tricky statement, but think of it this way: If you love someone,...

words
'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...

just
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...

justice
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...

pursue
'To pursue,' as in Genesis 14:16, signifies a state of purification, because 'to pursue enemies' is the expulsion of evils and falsities which were with...

land
Is there any difference in meaning between “earth” and “ground”? At first it doesn’t seem so; both refer to the soil making up the land...

gives
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...

plant
'To plant' denotes regeneration.

Grove
A grove, and plantation, signifies intellectual knowledge.

tree
In general, plants in the Bible represent facts, thoughts and ideas – intellectual things. This makes sense: Plants are rooted in place, but can grow...

altar
The first altar mentioned in the Word was built by Noah after he came out of the ark. On that altar, he sacrificed clean animals...

statue
'A statue' signifies worship from the truths of faith, but in the opposite sense, worship from falsities, and so, idolatrous worship.

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...

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...

hates
If you truly hate someone, that means you would kill them and destroy their reputation if you could do so without repercussion – not a...


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