Numbers 23

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1 And Balaam said to Balak, Build for me in this place seven altars, and prepare for me in this place seven bullocks and seven rams.

2 And Balak did as Balaam had spoken; and Balak and Balaam offered·​·up on every altar a bullock and a ram.

3 And Balaam said to Balak, Stand·​·forth over thy burnt·​·offering, and I will go; perhaps Jehovah will happen to meet me: and what word He shows me I will tell thee. And he went to a slope.

4 And God came* to Balaam; and he said to Him, I have arranged seven altars, and I have offered·​·up on each altar a bullock and a ram.

5 And Jehovah set a word in Balaam’s mouth, and said, Return to Balak, and thus thou shalt speak.

6 And he returned to him, and, behold, he stood over his burnt·​·offering, he and all the princes of Moab.

7 And he lifted up his enunciation, and said, Balak the king of Moab has led me from Syria, from the mountains of the east, saying, Go, curse Jacob for me, and go, have·​·indignation against Israel.

8 How shall I curse, whom God has not cursed? And how shall I be·​·indignant when Jehovah is· not ·indignant?

9 For from the head of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I observe him; behold, the people shall abide alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations.

10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part* of Israel? Let my soul die the death of the upright, and let my last be like his!

11 And Balak said to Balaam, What hast thou done to me? I took thee to curse my enemies, and, behold, blessing thou hast blessed them.

12 And he answered and said, Must I not keep to speaking that which Jehovah has set in my mouth?

13 And Balak said to him, Go, I pray thee, with me to another place, from whence thou mayest see them; thou shalt see nothing but the edge of them, and shalt not see them all; and curse them for me from thence.

14 And he took him into the field of Zophim, to the head of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered·​·up a bullock and a ram on every altar.

15 And he said to Balak, Stand·​·forth here over thy burnt·​·offering, and there it will befall me.

16 And Jehovah came* to Balaam, and set a word in his mouth, and said, Return to Balak, and thus thou shalt speak.

17 And he came to him, and behold, he stood over his burnt·​·offering, and the princes of Moab with him. And Balak said to him, What has Jehovah spoken?

18 And he lifted·​·up his enunciation, and said, Rise·​·up, Balak, and hear; give·​·ear even·​·to me, thou son of Zippor;

19 God is not a man, that He should lie; neither a son of man, that He should repent Himself. Has He said, and shall He not do? And has He spoken, and shall He not secure it?

20 Behold, a blessing I have received, and He has blessed; and not turned· it ·back.

21 He has not looked on iniquity in Jacob, neither has He seen mischief in Israel; Jehovah his God is with him, and the shout of a king is in him.

22 God brought· them ·out from Egypt; he has as·​·it·​·were the powers of a unicorn.

23 For there is no foretelling against Jacob, neither divination against Israel; according·​·to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What has God worked!

24 Behold, the people shall rise·​·up as an old·​·lion, and lift· himself ·up as a young* lion; he shall not lie·​·down until he eat of the prey, and drink the blood of the slain.

25 And Balak said to Balaam, Even cursing thou shalt not curse them, even blessing shalt thou not bless them.

26 But Balaam answered and said to Balak, Spoke I not to thee, saying, All that Jehovah speaks, it I will do?

27 And Balak said to Balaam, Go, I pray thee, I will take thee to another place; perhaps it will be·​·upright in the eyes of God, and thou mayest curse them for me from thence.

28 And Balak took Balaam to the head of Peor, that looks·​·out upon the faces of Jeshimon.

29 And Balaam said to Balak, Build for me in this place seven altars, and prepare for me in this place seven bullocks and seven rams.

30 And Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered·​·up a bullock and a ram on every altar.

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Explanation of Numbers 23      

Napsal(a) Henry MacLagan

Verses 1-6. On the false worship of those who are in adulterated good, from selfish love most external, in order that there may be, with the man of the true church, aversion from the Lord.

Verses 7-12. But the corrupted understanding which is internally in agreement with the depraved will, is compelled, nevertheless, externally, and yet truly, to show that the good man has conjunction with the Lord.

Verses 13-26. Secondly, the same false worship is continued with the same object; the will and understanding of the corrupted man are more closely conjoined in another state; and they receive revelation again contrary to their wish.

Verses 27-30. And, thirdly, they still desire to make a final effort to shake off the influence of the good and the true, in a state of the interior will, from which they discern that they are about to be quite desolated as to both.

Swedenborg

Výklad(y) nebo odkazy ze Swedenborgových prací:

Arcana Coelestia 139, 587, 921, 1343, 1756, 1992, 2898, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 114, 241

Doctrine of the Sacred Scripture 51, 101, 103

True Christian Religion 226, 264, 265


Odkazy ze Swedenborgových nevydaných prací:

Apocalypse Explained 140, 257, 278, 391

De Verbo (The Word) 15

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meet
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tell
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led
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soul
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enemies
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built
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blood
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bless
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blessing
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answered
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spoke
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place
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rams
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said
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ram
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altar
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