Nahum 2

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1 2 He who scatters has come·​·up before thy face. Preserve the siege, watch the way, make·​·firm thy loins, encourage thy power exceedingly.

2 3 For Jehovah has turned·​·back the pride of Jacob, as the pride of Israel; for they who exhaust have exhausted them, and destroyed their sprigs.

3 4 The shield of his heroes* is made red, the men of valor are made scarlet; in the fire of torches is the chariot, in the day of his preparation, and the fir·​·trees shall be·​·in·​·trepidation.

4 5 The chariots shall rave in the streets; they shall jostle against each other in the avenues; their appearance shall be as torches; they shall run as the lightnings.

5 6 He shall remember his magnificent ones; they shall stumble in their walking; they shall make·​·haste to her wall, and the shelter shall be prepared.

6 7 The gates of the rivers shall be opened, and the palace shall be dissolved.

7 8 And Huzzab shall be exiled, she shall be brought·​·up, and her maidservants shall direct her as the voice of doves, playing·​·on·​·timbrels on their hearts.

8 9 But Nineveh was as a pool of water from the days that she was; but now they shall flee. Stand, Stand, they cry, but none shall turn· their ·face.

9 10 Plunder silver, Plunder gold; and there is no end to the dimension of glory from all the vessels of desire.

10 11 She exhausts, and is·​·exhausted, and emptied·​·out; and the heart melts, and there is staggering at the knees, and travailing in all the loins, and the faces of all of them bring·​·together a blackening.

11 12 Where is the abode of the lions, and the feeding·​·place—it was for the young·​·lions—where the lion, the old·​·lion walked, and the whelp of a lion, and none frightened them?

12 13 The lion tore enough for his whelps, and strangled for his old·​·lionesses, and filled his holes with prey, and his abodes with what is torn.

13 14 Behold, I am against thee, says Jehovah of Armies, and I will burn her chariots in the smoke, and the sword shall eat·​·up thy young·​·lions; and I will cut·​·off thy prey from the earth, and the voice of thy messengers shall not be heard any·​·more.



Exploring the Meaning of Nahum 2      

Napsal(a) New Christian Bible Study Staff

In Nahum 2, Nahum is prophesying a spiritual renewal -- the formation of a new church.

A 'church', in New Christian terminology, isn't a building for religious services, or a formal organization -- it's really better thought of as a state of belief, or the religious culture, of a group of people.

In the "church" in Nahum's day, in Judea, the religious culture had gotten hollowed out. People still followed the external rituals of worship, but many had lost sight of the internals -- they might avoid certain foods, or make prescribed sacrifices, but then not do the work of applying themselves to loving the Lord and the neighbor.

In Nahum 2:1-3, there's a prophecy of the Lord’s advent, and the development of a new church from Him, that he will protect. A mountain, here, means the Lord’s Divine Love. Feet mean the most external things, as is reflected in the Lord's taking on an earthly body in His advent.

In Nahum 2:3-6, it's talking about people who destroy the truths of the church in themselves and try to destroy them in others, to push away the Lord's protection.

In Nahum 2:7-10.... false ideas about life will prevail with people who destroy truths. All things that could be part of the church in them will ultimately be taken away.

In Nahum 2:11-13, it's saying that once all things of the church are taken away from a person, that person can no longer harm the church itself.

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Exploring the Meaning of Nahum 2      

Napsal(a) New Christian Bible Study Staff

In Nahum 2, Nahum is prophesying a spiritual renewal -- the formation of a new church.

A 'church', in New Christian terminology, isn't a building for religious services, or a formal organization -- it's really better thought of as a state of belief, or the religious culture, of a group of people.

In the "church" in Nahum's day, in Judea, the religious culture had gotten hollowed out. People still followed the external rituals of worship, but many had lost sight of the internals -- they might avoid certain foods, or make prescribed sacrifices, but then not do the work of applying themselves to loving the Lord and the neighbor.

In Nahum 2:1-3, there's a prophecy of the Lord’s advent, and the development of a new church from Him, that he will protect. A mountain, here, means the Lord’s Divine Love. Feet mean the most external things, as is reflected in the Lord's taking on an earthly body in His advent.

In Nahum 2:3-6, it's talking about people who destroy the truths of the church in themselves and try to destroy them in others, to push away the Lord's protection.

In Nahum 2:7-10.... false ideas about life will prevail with people who destroy truths. All things that could be part of the church in them will ultimately be taken away.

In Nahum 2:11-13, it's saying that once all things of the church are taken away from a person, that person can no longer harm the church itself.

Swedenborg

Hlavní výklad ze Swedenborgových prací:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 223


Další odkazy Swedenborga k této kapitole:

Arcana Coelestia 2336, 3021, 3300, 6367

Apocalypse Revealed 241, 305, 436, 501


Odkazy ze Swedenborgových nevydaných prací:

Apocalypse Explained 278, 364, 494, 539, 652

Scriptural Confirmations 9, 76

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scatters
The meaning of "scatter" in the Bible is relatively literal, but it is used in regard to spiritual things, not natural ones. So to "scatter"...

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...

face
“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...

way
These days we tend to think of "roads" as smooth swaths of pavement, and judge them by how fast we can drive cars on them....

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,...

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...

back
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...

pride
'Pride' signifies the love of self.

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...

israel
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...

shield
'A shield' signifies defense which is trusted against evils and falsities. In respect to the Lord, it signifies defense, and in respect to people, confidence...

valor
Mighty,' as in Revelation 19:18, signify people who are educated about doctrine derived from the Word. By extension, 'mighty' signifies education or learning derived from...

fire
Just as natural fire can be both comforting in keeping you warm or scary in burning down your house, so fire in the spiritual sense...

chariot
'The wheels of chariots' signify the faculty of reasoning, and the ability to conflict from the intellect.

day of
'Day of vengeance' signifies a state of damnation.

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...

streets
Swedenborg tell us that in terms of measurement, height relates to the desire for good and breadth relates to the knowledge of truth. Following that,...

lightnings
'Lightning' is the radiance and brilliance of God's truth.

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...

stumble
To 'stumble' denotes being scandalized or offended, and falling, as a result, from truths into falsities.

make
'Make mention' denotes communication.

haste
'To hasten' or 'hastiness' in the internal sense, does not denote what is quick, but what is certain, and also what is full, thus every...

wall
'A wall' signifies truth in outer extremes. 'A wall,' as in Revelation 21, signifies the divine truth proceeding from the Lord, and so, the truth...

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

rivers
'Waters,' 'rivers,' and 'depths,' as in Psalm 78:15-16, signify truths from the Lord.

opened
To open,' as in Revelation 9, signifies communication and conjunction.

maidservants
'Maids' denote external affections serving the internal.

voice
In Genesis 27:22, 'voice' relates to truth, and 'hand,' to good.

doves
A dove (Gen. 8.) signifies goodness and truth. A dove, as in Hosea 11:11, signifies rational good.

nineveh
'Nineveh' signifies the falsities of doctrinal matters, also the Gentiles, or the falsities originating in the fallacies of the senses, in the obscurity of an...

water
'Waters' signify truths in the natural self, and in the opposite sense, falsities. 'Waters' signify particularly the spiritual parts of a person, or the intellectual...

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...

flee
Flight, as in Matthew 14:20, signifies removal from a state of the good of love and innocence. Flight, as in Mark 8:18, signifies the last...

stand
'To stay with,' as in Genesis 32:4, relates to the life of truth when accompanied by good, and in this instance, it means to take...

plunder
'Spoil of gold, and silver, and cattle' signifies falsified truths.

silver
'Spoil of gold, and silver, and cattle' signifies falsified truths.

gold
Gold means good, and just as gold was the most precious metal known to ancient mankind so it represents the good of the highest and...

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...

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...

knees
A knee,' as in Genesis 30:5, signifies conjugial love. The king,' as in Isaiah 66:12, signifies celestial love. A knee,' as in Ezekiel 7:17, signifies...

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...

lions
'A lion' signifies the good of celestial love and the truth from that good.

lion
'A lion' signifies the good of celestial love and the truth from that good.

walked
To walk in the Bible represents living, and usually means living according to the true things taught to us by the Lord -- to "walk...

Whelp of a lion
'Whelp of a lion,' as in Genesis 49:9, denotes innocence with might. 'Whelp of a lion,' as in Deuteronomy 32:22, signifies the first part of...

Enough
'Sufficiency' relates to the reception of good, because good is the spiritual nourishment of the soul, as natural food is the nourishment of the body.

filled
'To satiate' relates to the extent of a person's will, for good or evil.

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...

armies
A host and an army come from the same Hebrew word and mean the same thing in Bible; when the Children of Israel were numbered...

smoke
'Smoke' signifies divine truth in extremes, because 'fire' which gives off smoke, signifies love. 'Smoke' also signifies the same thing as 'cloud' in many places....

sword
The three words, sword, famine and pestilence, appear in a group in 26 different Bible verses. That's not an accident. Sword, famine and pestilence describe...

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...

earth
Land' in the Word, denotes the church, for the things which signify the church also signify the things relating to the church, for these constitute...

messengers
'A messenger' signifies communication.

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...

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 Chariots in the Word Crossword Puzzle
Complete a crossword on chariots in the Word by looking up references to stories in the Old ad New Testaments.
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