Genesis 37

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English: Kempton Translation         

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1 And Jacob dwelt in the land of the sojournings of his father, in the land of Canaan.

2 These are the births of Jacob. Joseph, a son of seventeen years, was pasturing the flock with his brothers; and he was a lad with the sons of Bilhah and with the sons of Zilpah his father’s women; and Joseph brought an evil report of them to their father.

3 And Israel loved Joseph more·​·than all his sons, for he was a son of old·​·age to him; and he made him a tunic of various colors.

4 And his brothers saw that their father loved him more·​·than all his brothers; and they hated him, and were· not ·able to speak to him for peace.

5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brothers, and they added yet to hate him.

6 And he said to them, Hear, I pray, this dream which I have dreamed;

7 and behold, we were sheaving sheaves in the midst of the field, and behold, my sheaf arose, and also stood·​·up, and behold, your sheaves came·​·around, and bowed· themselves ·down to my sheaf.

8 And his brothers said to him, Reigning shalt thou reign over us? Or ruling shalt thou rule over us? And they added to hate him still more on·​·account·​·of his dreams and on·​·account·​·of his words.

9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and recounted it to his brothers, and said, Behold, I have dreamed yet another dream, and behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars bowed· themselves ·down to me.

10 And he recounted it to his father, and to his brothers; and his father rebuked him, and said to him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Coming shall I and thy mother and thy brothers come to bow·​·down to thee to the earth?

11 And his brothers were·​·envious of him, but his father kept the word.

12 And his brothers went to pasture the flock of their father in Shechem.

13 And Israel said to Joseph, Do not thy brothers pasture the flock in Shechem? Go, and I will send thee to them. And he said to him, Behold, me.

14 And he said to him, Go, I pray, see the peace of thy brothers, and the peace of the flock, and return with word. And he sent him out·​·of the valley of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.

15 And a man found him, and behold, he was straying in the field; and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou?

16 And he said, I am seeking my brothers; tell me, I pray, where they are pasturing the flock.

17 And the man said, They have journeyed from this place, for I heard them saying, Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph went after his brothers, and found them in Dothan.

18 And they saw him from far·​·off, and before he came·​·near to them, they plotted against him to put· him ·to·​·death.

19 And they said, a man to his brother, Behold, yonder· comes ·this master of dreams.

20 And now, go and let us kill him, and cast him into one of the pits, and we will say, An evil wild·​·animal has devoured him; and we shall see what his dreams will be.

21 And Reuben heard, and rescued him from their hand, and said, Let us not smite him, the soul.

22 And Reuben said to them, Shed no blood; cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness, but put·​·forth no hand upon him; so·​·that he might rescue him out·​·of their hand, to return him to his father.

23 And it was, when Joseph was come to his brothers, and they stripped Joseph of his tunic, the tunic of various colors that was on him;

24 and they took him, and cast him into the pit; and the pit was empty, there was no water in it.

25 And they sat·​·down to eat bread, and they lifted·​·up their eyes and saw, and behold, a traveling·​·band of Ishmaelites came from Gilead, and their camels bearing aromas and balm and stacte, going to bring· them ·down to Egypt.

26 And Judah said to his brothers, What gain is it if we kill our brother, and cover his blood?

27 Go and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him, for he is our brother, our flesh. And his brothers hearkened to him.

28 And there passed·​·by Midianite men trading, and they* drew and brought· Joseph ·up from the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver. And they brought Joseph to Egypt.

29 And Reuben returned to the pit, and behold Joseph was not in the pit, and he rent his garments.

30 And he returned to his brothers, and said, The child is not; and I, whither do I come?

31 And they took Joseph’s tunic, and slaughtered a male goat of the goats, and dipped the tunic in the blood;

32 and they sent the tunic of various colors, and they brought it to their father, and said, This have· we ·found; recognize, we pray thee, whether it be thy son’s tunic or not.

33 And he recognized it, and said, It is the tunic of my son; a bad wild·​·animal has devoured him; Joseph being·​·torn is·​·torn.

34 And Jacob rent his raiment, and set sackcloth on his loins, and mourned over his son many days.

35 And all his sons and all his daughters arose to comfort him; but he refused to comfort himself, and he said, For I shall go·​·down to my son, mourning, to the underworld*. And his father wept for him.

36 And the Midianites sold him into Egypt* to Potiphar, a chamberlain of Pharaoh, prince of the guards.

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Exploring the Meaning of Genesis 37      

Napsal(a) Joe David

The stories in the Old Testament foreshadow future events -- not so much historical events, but changes in the spiritual states of humankind.

In the inner meaning, the story of Jacob, and his twelve sons, and Joseph and his dreams, deals with people's eventual rejection of the Divine truths that they would receive from the Lord in the Christian church, and their acceptance of falsities instead.

Specifically, this chapter is about the way that some theologians in the Christian church developed the idea of salvation by faith alone, when the Lord really wants us to conjoin faith and charity in our lives.

This seems like a stretch - that a story from 3500+ years ago could be foreshadowing modern theological arguments. And yet, human beings, as partly-spiritual creatures, are always players in a big, long spiritual story - and the Old Testament stories are archetypes for things we wrestle with in our own lives. For the details of this story's meaning, look at Arcana Coelestia 4665, and the following passages.

Swedenborg

Hlavní výklad ze Swedenborgových prací:

Arcana Coelestia 4665, 4666, 4668, 4675, 4678, 4679, 4680, ...


Další odkazy Swedenborga k této kapitole:

Arcana Coelestia 755, 1463, 1616, 2909, 3242, 3263, 4286, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 351

True Christian Religion 727


Odkazy ze Swedenborgových nevydaných prací:

Apocalypse Explained 434, 448, 637, 654, 750

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

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

sojournings
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Land of Canaan
The land of Canaan' in the Word, means love, and consequently, the will of the celestial self.

canaan
Canaan signifies a worship in things external without internals, which arose out of the internal church corrupted, called Ham. Thus it is that Ham is...

seventeen
'Seventeen' signifies both the beginning and the end of temptation, because it is made up of the numbers seven and ten. This number, when it...

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...

women
The word "woman" is used a number of different ways in the Bible – as a simple description, as someone connected to a man ("his...

old
Swedenborg tells us that space and time in the physical world correspond to states of life in the spiritual world. So when the Bible talks...

loved
To some degree, there really is no spiritual meaning to the word “love” in the Bible. Why? Because if you truly love another, that is...

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

speak
Like "say," the word "speak" refers to thoughts and feelings moving from our more internal spiritual levels to our more external ones – and ultimately...

hear
Thanks to modern science, we now understand that hearing actually happens in the brain, not the ears. The ears collect vibrations in the air and...

midst
The "midst" of something in the Bible represents the thing that is most central and most important to the spiritual state being described, the motivation...

around
To encompass, as in Genesis 19:4, signifies to be contrary, or to attack and assault with a hostile intention.

reign
To reign,' as in Revelation 5, signifies being in truths and goods, and so in power, from the Lord, to resist evils and falsities which...

reigning
To reign,' as in Revelation 5, signifies being in truths and goods, and so in power, from the Lord, to resist evils and falsities which...

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

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...

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...

moon
'The moon' signifies the Lord in reference to faith, and thus faith in the Lord. 'The moon' signifies spiritual good or truth. 'The moon' signifies...

bowed
To bow, as in Genesis 18:2 signifies to humble.

dream
A dream, as in Genesis 20:3,signifies being somewhat obscure.

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...

mother
In general, mothers in the Bible represent the Lord's church on earth, or the church among those who know and follow the Lord. In some...

bow
To bow in prayer is common in most religious practices, so it's not surprising that “to bow” in the Bible represents humility and worship in...

earth
"Earth" in the Bible can mean a person or a group of like-minded people as in a church. But it refers specifically to the external...

kept
"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...

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...

send
'To send' signifies revealing.

flock
A flock, as in Genesis 26, denotes interior or rational good. A flock signifies those who are in spiritual good. A flock signifies natural interior...

word
'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...

valley
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...

valley of
'The valley of Siddim' signifies the uncleanness of lust, and the falsities derived from them.

hebron
'Hebron' represents the Lord's spiritual church in the land of Canaan. 'Hebron' represents the church as to good.

Shechem
In Genesis 12:6, 'Abram’s passing through the land unto the place Shechem' signifies a new state of the Lord when the celestial aspects of love...

field
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...

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...

journeyed
'To journey' signifies the institutes and order of life.

dothan
Dothan (2 Kings 6:13) signifies the doctrinals of good and truth from the Word. Dothan (Gen. 37:17) signifies special or particular principles of doctrine.

after
Behind, or after, (Gen. 16:13), signifies within or above, or an interior or superior principle.

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...

man
"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...

comes
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one
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pits
'A pit,' as in Genesis 41:14, signifies a state of temptation.

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...

evil
'Wickedness' signifies evil, and 'iniquity' signifies falsities.

see
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...

dreams
A dream, as in Genesis 20:3,signifies being somewhat obscure.

heard
Thanks to modern science, we now understand that hearing actually happens in the brain, not the ears. The ears collect vibrations in the air and...

smite
'The smitten' signify people who are oppressed by the falsities of ignorance.

soul
The nature of the soul is a deep and complicated topic, but it can be summarized as "spiritual life," who we are in terms of...

wilderness
'Wilderness' signifies something with little life in it, as described in the internal sense in Luke 1:80 'Wilderness' signifies somewhere there is no good because...

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

might
'Might' denotes the forces or power of truth.

return
There are many instances in the Bible which describe people turning back, looking back or going back. In most cases it is a negative, sometimes...

stripped
As in Micah 1:8, 'to be stripped' signifies being without goods, and 'to be naked' signifies being without truths.

water
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sat
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eat
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bread
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lifted
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eyes
It’s common to say “I see” when we understand something. And indeed, “seeing” in the Bible represents grasping and understanding spiritual things. So it makes...

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...

Gilead
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camels
A camel (Matt. 22:24) signifies scientific knowledge. Camels are confirming scientifics, and cattle are the knowledges of good and truth (Jer. 49:32.)

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...

balm
Balm signifies the truth of exterior natural good, and its pleasantness.

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...

bring
As with common verbs in general, the meaning of “bring” is highly dependent on context, but in general it represents an introduction to a new...

judah
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.

gain
'Lucre or gain' signifies every thing false derived from evil which perverts the judgment.

kill
'To slay a man to his wounding,' means extinguishing faith, and 'to slay a young man to his hurt,' signifies extinguishing charity, as in Genesis...

cover
The "high mountains being covered " (Gen. 7:19) signifies that all the good things of charity were extin­guished.

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,...

sell
'To sell,' as in Genesis 41:56, means transferring to another as their own, because what is sold becomes the property of the one who buys...

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...

brother
Brethren (Gen. 27:29) signify the affections of good.

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...

passed
'To pass,' as in Genesis 31:52, signifies flowing in. 'To pass the night,' as in Genesis 24:54, signifies having peace. 'To pass through,' as in...

Ishmaelites
'Ishmaelites' represent people who are in simple good of life, and thence in natural truth regarding doctrine.

twenty
'Twenty,' when referring to a quantity, signifies everything or fullness, because it is ten twice. 'Twenty,' as in Genesis 18:31, like all numbers occurring in...

silver
'Silver,' in the internal sense of the Word, signifies truth, but also falsity. 'Silver' means the truth of faith, or the truth acquired from selfhood,...

reuben
'Reuben,' in the highest sense, signifies omniscience. In a spiritual sense, he signifies wisdom, intelligence, science, and faith. In a natural sense, he signifies sight....

pit
'A pit,' as in Genesis 41:14, signifies a state of temptation.

garments
Soft raiment,' as in Matthew 11:9, represents the internal sense of the Word.

returned
Everyone knows the phrase "the natural order of things." It means that everything is in its proper place, occupying the niche it is meant to...

brothers
Brethren (Gen. 27:29) signify the affections of good.

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

goat
'A kid' signifies the truth of the church. 'A kid,' as in Isaiah 11:6, signifies the genuine truth of the church and also innocence and...

goats
'Satyrs,' as in Isaiah 13:21, signify goods adulterated.

blood
The internal meaning of “blood” is a little tricky, because Swedenborg gives two meanings that seem quite different. In most cases, Swedenborg links blood with...

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...

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

devoured
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...

joseph
'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...

torn
'Torn,' as in Genesis 31:38, signifies death caused by another, so evil without blame. 'Torn' relates to good, which falsity is injected into, which means...

Jacob
Jacob is told twice that his name will now be Israel. The first time is when he wrestles with an angel on his journey to...

Rent
'To rend the garments' signifies mourning for truth lost or destroyed, or the loss of faith.

raiment
Soft raiment,' as in Matthew 11:9, represents the internal sense of the Word.

sackcloth
'Being clothed in sackcloth' signifies lamentation because of the devastation of truth in the church. 'Sackcloth,' as in Revelation 6:12, relates to destroyed good.

loins
'Loins' in general, signify love, and when referring to the Lord, divine love. 'Loins' signify the interiors of conjugial love. Loins,' as in Isaiah 11:5,...

mourned
In a general sense, mourning in the Bible represents a state of grief over the lack of desires for good and true ideas about life....

many
Intellectual things – ideas, knowledge, facts, even insight and understanding – are more separate and free-standing than emotional things, and it’s easier to imagine numbering...

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...

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...

daughters
"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...

comfort
When the Bible talks about someone being comforted or consoled, it generally means that they are being offered ideas that will help bring them to...

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...

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...

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,"...

underworld
'Hell,' as mentioned in Jonah 2:3, signifies the earth below.

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...

wept
'Weeping with a loud voice' signifies the ultimate of grief.

sold
'To sell,' as in Genesis 41:56, means transferring to another as their own, because what is sold becomes the property of the one who buys...

egypt
'Mizraim' signifies the same thing as Egypt.

selling
'To sell,' as in Genesis 41:56, means transferring to another as their own, because what is sold becomes the property of the one who buys...

Potiphar
'Potiphar, Pharaoh's chamberlain,' as in Genesis 39, signifies the interior nature of scientific ideas.

pharaoh
'Pharaoh' signifies scientific ideas, or the natural principle in general. 'Pharaoh' signifies false ideas infesting the truth of the church. Pharaoh,' in Genesis 40, represents...

prince
Captains and Rulers (Jer. 51:23) signifies principal evils and falsities. Captains and Rulers (Ezek 33:6) signifies principal truths. See Chief Captains.

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 Correspondences of Color
Illustrations of three stories in the Word that mention colors. (Quotations are the King James translation.)
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Family Worship: The Joseph Story
Religion Lesson | All Ages

 Jacob’s Sons
Spiritual tasks offer a reflection on a Biblical story and suggest a task for spiritual growth.
Activity | Ages over 18

 Joseph and His Brothers
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

 Joseph and His Brothers
Family lessons provide a worship talk and a variety of activities for children and teens..
Religion Lesson | Ages 4 - 17

 Joseph and His Brothers
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

 Joseph and His Brothers
This lesson discusses a story from the Word and suggests projects and activities for young children.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 4 - 6

 Joseph and His Brothers
Lesson outline provides teaching ideas with questions for discussion, projects, and activities.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 7 - 10

 Joseph and His Coat
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors
A lesson for younger children with discussion ideas and a project.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 4 - 6

 Joseph Is Given a Coat of Many Colors
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Joseph Is Sold
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

 Joseph's Coat
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Joseph’s Coat of Many Colors
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Joseph's Coat (sheet music)
Song | Ages 4 - 14

 Joseph's Dreams - Level A
Complete lesson with activity choices: make sun, moon, and stars pieces and act out Joseph's first dream; learn an action rhyme about Joseph's second dream with video demonstration; scripted story discussion; coloring picture; and a memory verse.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 4 - 6

 Joseph's Dreams - Level B
Complete lesson with activity choices: play a card game matching talents and needs; make a diorama of the sun, moon, and stars bowing down to Joseph; scripted story discussion; coloring picture; and a memory verse.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 7 - 10

 Joseph's Dreams - Level C
Complete lesson with activity choices: watch and discuss a video about Joseph's Brothers in Your Head, learn what Joseph represents and make a folding star to show how we can seek to be like Joseph, read and reflect on a door handle sign about listening to your dreams, and a scripted story discussion.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 11 - 14

 Joseph's Dreams - Level D
Complete lesson with activity choices: watch and discuss a video about Joseph's Brothers in Your Head, act out scenarios in pairs to practice behaving with integrity, read and reflect on a door handle sign about listening to your dreams, and a scripted story discussion.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 15 - 17

 Joseph Sold into Slavery
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

 Joseph the Favorite
Joseph's brothers are jealous of him and sell him into slavery.
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

 Overview of Joseph a Man of Integrity Levels A B C D for Ages 3-18
Overview of the Youth Journey Program "Joseph: a man of integrity", Levels A, B, C, and D for ages 3-18.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 3 - 18

 The Coat of Many Colors
In reality, the majority of our persecutions come from within ourselves. Evil spirits attack us by stirring up selfish tendencies and attitudes.
Worship Talk | Ages over 18

 The Story of Joseph
Examining the life and character of Joseph teaches us about how the Lord leads each of our lives.
Worship Talk | Ages over 18

 What Is True Wisdom?
Spiritual tasks offer a reflection on a Biblical story and suggest a task for spiritual growth.
Activity | Ages over 18

 When an Evil Person Touches the Word
Shows what happens when an evil person in the spiritual world tries to touch the Word. 
Project | Ages up to 10


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