Numbers 19

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1 And Jehovah spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,

2 This is the statute of the law which Jehovah has commanded, saying, Speak to the sons of Israel, that they fetch to thee a perfect red she·​·calf, wherein is no blemish, and upon which a yoke has not gone·​·up;

3 and you shall give her to Eleazar the priest, that he may bring· her ·forth to the outside of the camp, and he shall slaughter her before his face;

4 and Eleazar the priest shall take of her blood with his finger, and spatter of her blood opposite to the faces of the Tabernacle of the congregation seven times;

5 and he shall burn·​·up the she·​·calf before his eyes; her skin, and her flesh, and her blood, upon her dung shall he burn· it ·up;

6 and the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet twice-dyed, and cast it into the midst of the burning·​·up of the she·​·calf.

7 Then the priest shall wash his garments, and he shall bathe his flesh in water, and after this he shall come into the camp, and the priest shall·​·be·​·unclean until the evening.

8 And he who burns· her ·up shall wash his garments in water, and bathe his flesh in water, and shall·​·be·​·unclean until the evening.

9 And a man who is clean shall gather the ashes of the she·​·calf, and place them outside the camp in a clean place, and it shall be for the congregation of the sons of Israel for the keeping of the water of isolation; it is a purging.

10 And he who gathers the ashes of the she·​·calf shall wash his garments, and be·​·unclean until the evening; and it shall be to the sons of Israel, and to the sojourner who sojourns among them, for an eternal statute.

11 He who touches one dead, as·​·to any soul of man, shall be·​·unclean seven days.

12 He shall purge himself with it on the third day, and on the seventh day he shall be·​·clean; but if he purge not himself the third day, then the seventh day he shall not be·​·clean.

13 Whoever touches one dead, as to the soul of man who is dying, and purges not himself, makes·​·unclean the Habitation of Jehovah, and that soul shall be cut·​·off from Israel, for the water of isolation was not sprinkled upon him; he shall be unclean; his uncleanness is still on him.

14 This is the law concerning man when he dies in a tent: all who come into the tent, and all that is in the tent, shall be·​·unclean seven days.

15 And every open vessel that has no covering* of stranded cloth upon it, it is unclean.

16 And anyone who touches one who is slain with a sword on the face of the field, or a dead body, or a bone of man, or a grave, shall be·​·unclean seven days.

17 And for someone unclean they shall take of the dust of what was burnt·​·up for purging, and on it living water shall be put into a vessel;

18 and a clean man shall take hyssop, and dip it in the water, and spatter it upon the Tabernacle, and upon all the vessels, and upon the souls who were there, and upon him who touched a bone, or one slain, or one dead, or a grave;

19 and the one clean shall spatter on the unclean on the third day, and on the seventh day; and on the seventh day he shall purge himself, and wash his garments, and bathe himself in water, and shall be·​·clean at the evening.

20 And a man who shall·​·be·​·unclean, and shall not purge himself, even that soul shall be cut·​·off from the midst of the assembly, for the sanctuary of Jehovah he has made·​·unclean; the water of isolation has not been sprinkled upon him; he is unclean.

21 And it shall be an eternal statute to them that he who spatters the water of the isolation shall wash his garments; and he who touches the water of the isolation shall be·​·unclean until the evening.

22 And all that the unclean one touches shall be·​·unclean; and the soul who touches it shall be·​·unclean until the evening.

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Explanation of Numbers 19      

Napsal(a) Henry MacLagan

Verses 1-4. There is revelation that the impure truth of the natural man is to be devoted to the Lord through truth proceeding from good; that it is to be prepared for purification; that it must be acknowledged to come from the Lord and must, therefore, be conjoined with good in the course of regeneration.

Verses 5-10. All falsity and evil are to be separated from the truth; and through the influence of truth from good, purification shall be effected by the truths of the Word; and further particulars are then given concerning this process.

Verses 9, 11-22. Several cases are given in which this law of purification is to be applied; and in short, every one who does not apply this law by the confession that of himself he is nothing but evil, must remain in a state of impurity and be separated from the church.

Swedenborg

Výklad(y) nebo odkazy ze Swedenborgových prací:

Arcana Coelestia 716, 901, 1463, 2702, 2788, 2916, 3300, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 10, 166, 417, 505, 585

True Christian Religion 288, 506


Odkazy ze Swedenborgových nevydaných prací:

Apocalypse Explained 79, 131, 186, 195, 257, 364, 532, ...

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Významy biblických slov

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

moses
Moses's name appears 814 times in the Bible (KJV), third-most of any one character (Jesus at 961 actually trails David at 991). He himself wrote...

aaron
Aaron was the brother of Moses. He symbolizes two things, one during the first part of the exodus, when he was Moses' spokesperson, and another...

commanded
To command is to give an order that something must be done, and is directed to an individual, or a group. It is an imperative,...

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...

perfect
'The days of the perfect' signifies the states of people who are in good and truths from good.

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...

slaughter
'Slaughter' signifies perdition and damnation. 'Slaughter' and 'a storm of slaughter,' signifies evils which destroy the goods of the church. 'The day of great slaughter'...

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...

finger
The ten fingers signify all things terminated in ultimates.

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
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...

skin
'Skin' corresponds to truth or to falsity in the extremes. 'The skin,' as relates to the grand human, means the natural self. There are spirits...

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...

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

scarlet
'Scarlet,' as in Isaiah 1:18, signifies truth derived from good, or truth from a celestial origin, such as is the truth of the Word in...

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...

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...

gather
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...

place
'A room' or 'place' denotes state.

camp
Camps in the Bible represent spiritual order – a person’s (or a church community’s) whole collection of desires for good and true ideas on how...

congregation
A company, congregation, and a multitude, in the Word, are predicated of truths.

ashes
Ashes as in ('Ezekiel 27:30') signify what is condemned; because fire from which they are derived signify infernal love. Ashes of the furnace ('Exodus 9:8')...

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

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...

sojourns
There is a long history of using travel to round out an education, from the 19th-century “world tours” taken by Oxford and Cambridge graduates to...

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...

Uncleanness
Uncleanness and scum, as in Ezekiel 24:11, signifies evil and falsity.

a tent
'To pitch a tent,' as in Genesis 12:8, denotes conjunction.

tent
'The tabernacle' has almost the same meaning as 'temple,' that is, in the highest sense, the Lord’s divine humanity, and in a relative sense, heaven...

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...

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

bracelet
Bracelets (Gen. 25:22) signify truth, and in this passage divine truth, because the Lord is treated of.

sword
A 'sword,' in the Word, signifies the truth of faith combating and the vastation of truth. In an opposite sense, it signifies falsity combating and...

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...

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...

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...

dust
'Powder' or 'dust' refers to love of self and the world.

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

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

Hyssop
'Hyssop,' as mentioned in Exodus 12:22, signifies external truth, which is a medium of purification. It also signifies external good. See Numbers 19:6, 18....

tabernacle
'The tabernacle' has almost the same meaning as 'temple,' that is, in the highest sense, the Lord’s divine humanity, and in a relative sense, heaven...

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...

souls
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...

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...

bone
Bones are strong and supportive, providing a framework for our bodies and making motion and action possible. They are also the least "alive" part of...

slain
'The slain' when referring to the Lord, as in Revelation 5, means the separation of everything from the divine. In denial of His divinity, He...

dead
Dead (Gen. 23:8) signifies night, in respect to the goodnesses and truths of faith.

grave
A grave, as in Psalm 88:5, signifies hell. ‘To come forth out of the grave,’ as in John 5:29, signifies to come forth out of...

clean
To be "pure" in the Bible means - unsurprisingly - to be devoid of evil. Thus all the washing for purification prescribed in the Laws...

Third day
'The third day' signifies the end of a state of preparation for reception, and so an end of purification, as in Exodus 19:16. 'The third...

third
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...

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...

wash
It does not take a great leap of imagination to see that “washing” in the Bible represents purification. Washing dirt from the skin is symbolic...

bathe
It does not take a great leap of imagination to see that “washing” in the Bible represents purification. Washing dirt from the skin is symbolic...

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

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

assembly
A congregation is a group of people with common loves, interests, and purposes. It often refers to a church group. In the Word it is...

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...

eternal
In many cases, the use of “eternity” in the Bible is pretty literal, simple meaning forever. This is especially true when the text is referring...

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...

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

unclean
'Pollution' denotes the truth of faith defiled.

touches
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...

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...

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...


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