Genesis 15

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1 His itaque transactis, factus est sermo Domini ad Abram per visionem dicens : Noli timere, Abram : ego protector tuus sum, et merces tua magna nimis.

2 Dixitque Abram : Domine Deus, quid dabis mihi ? ego vadam absque liberis, et filius procuratoris domus meæ iste Damascus Eliezer.

3 Addiditque Abram : Mihi autem non dedisti semen, et ecce vernaculus meus, hæres meus erit.

4 Statimque sermo Domini factus est ad eum, dicens : Non erit hic hæres tuus, sed qui egredietur de utero tuo, ipsum habebis hæredem.

5 Eduxitque eum foras, et ait illi : Suscipe cælum, et numera stellas, si potes. Et dixit ei : Sic erit semen tuum.

6 Credidit Abram Deo, et reputatum est illi ad justitiam.

7 Dixitque ad eum : Ego Dominus qui eduxi te de Ur Chaldæorum ut darem tibi terram istam, et possideres eam.

8 At ille ait : Domine Deus, unde scire possum quod possessurus sim eam ?

9 Et respondens Dominus : Sume, inquit, mihi vaccam trienem, et capram trimam, et arietem annorum trium, turturem quoque et columbam.

10 Qui tollens universa hæc, divisit ea per medium, et utrasque partes contra se altrinsecus posuit ; aves autem non divisit.

11 Descenderuntque volucres super cadavera, et abigebat eas Abram.

12 Cumque sol occumberet, sopor irruit super Abram, et horror magnus et tenebrosus invasit eum.

13 Dictumque est ad eum : Scito prænoscens quod peregrinum futurum sit semen tuum in terra non sua, et subjicient eos servituti, et affligent quadringentis annis.

14 Verumtamen gentem, cui servituri sunt, ego judicabo : et post hæc egredientur cum magna substantia.

15 Tu autem ibis ad patres tuos in pace, sepultus in senectute bona.

16 Generatione autem quarta revertentur huc : necdum enim completæ sunt iniquitates Amorrhæorum usque ad præsens tempus.

17 Cum ergo occubuisset sol, facta est caligo tenebrosa, et apparuit clibanus fumans, et lampas ignis transiens inter divisiones illas.

18 In illo die pepigit Dominus fœdus cum Abram, dicens : Semini tuo dabo terram hanc a fluvio Ægypti usque ad fluvium magnum Euphraten,

19 Cinæos, et Cenezæos, Cedmonæos,

20 et Hethæos, et Pherezæos, Raphaim quoque,

21 et Amorrhæos, et Chananæos, et Gergesæos, et Jebusæos.

  

Exploring the Meaning of Genesis 15      

Napsal(a) Emanuel Swedenborg

Here are some excerpts from Swedenborg's "Arcana Coelestia" that help explain the inner meaning of this chapter:

AC 1778. Here in the internal sense are continued the things concerning the Lord after He had endured in childhood the most severe combats of temptations, which were directed against the love which He cherished toward the whole human race, and in particular toward the church; and therefore being anxious concerning their future state a promise was made Him but it was shown at the same time what the state of the church would become toward its end when it would begin to expire; but that still a new church should revive, which would take the place of the former, and the heavenly kingdom would be immensely increased.

AC 1779. The Lord‘s consolation after the combats of temptations described (verse 1).

AC 1780. The Lord’s complaint respecting the church, that it was in externals only (verses 2, 3). A promise concerning an internal church (verse 4). Concerning its multiplication (verse 5). That the Lord is righteousness (verse 6). And unto Him alone belongs the kingdom in the heavens and on earth (verse 7).

AC 1781. And as He desired to be assured that the human race would be saved (verse 8), it was shown Him how the case is with the church, in general, specifically, and in particular (verses 9 to 17).

AC 1782. The "heifer," "she-goat," and "ram," are the representatives of the celestial things of the church; the "turtledove" and the "young pigeon" are the representatives of its spiritual things (verse 9). The church was on one side, and the Lord on the other (verse 10). The Lord would dissipate evils and falsities (verse 11). But the falsities would still infest it (verses 12, 13). From these there should be deliverance (verse 14). Thus the Lord received consolation (verse 15). But that evils would take possession (verse 16). And at last nothing hut falsities and cupidities would reign (verse 17). Then would come the Lord‘s kingdom, and a new church, the extension of which is described (verse 18). The falsities and evils to be expelled from it are the nations named (verses 19 to 21).

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