Judges 15

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1 και εγενετο μεθ' ημερας εν ημεραις θερισμου πυρων και επεσκεψατο σαμψων την γυναικα αυτου εν εριφω αιγων και ειπεν εισελευσομαι προς την γυναικα μου εις το ταμιειον και ουκ εδωκεν αυτον ο πατηρ αυτης εισελθειν

2 και ειπεν ο πατηρ αυτης λεγων ειπα οτι μισων εμισησας αυτην και εδωκα αυτην ενι των εκ των φιλων σου μη ουχι η αδελφη αυτης η νεωτερα αυτης αγαθωτερα υπερ αυτην εστω δη σοι αντι αυτης

3 και ειπεν αυτοις σαμψων ηθωωμαι και το απαξ απο αλλοφυλων οτι ποιω εγω μετ' αυτων πονηριαν

4 και επορευθη σαμψων και συνελαβεν τριακοσιας αλωπεκας και ελαβεν λαμπαδας και επεστρεψεν κερκον προς κερκον και εθηκεν λαμπαδα μιαν ανα μεσον των δυο κερκων και εδησεν

5 και εξεκαυσεν πυρ εν ταις λαμπασιν και εξαπεστειλεν εν τοις σταχυσιν των αλλοφυλων και εκαησαν απο αλωνος και εως σταχυων ορθων και εως αμπελωνος και ελαιας

6 και ειπαν οι αλλοφυλοι τις εποιησεν ταυτα και ειπαν σαμψων ο νυμφιος του θαμνι οτι ελαβεν την γυναικα αυτου και εδωκεν αυτην τω εκ των φιλων αυτου και ανεβησαν οι αλλοφυλοι και ενεπρησαν αυτην και τον πατερα αυτης εν πυρι

7 και ειπεν αυτοις σαμψων εαν ποιησητε ουτως ταυτην οτι ει μην εκδικησω εν υμιν και εσχατον κοπασω

8 και επαταξεν αυτους κνημην επι μηρον πληγην μεγαλην και κατεβη και εκαθισεν εν τρυμαλια της πετρας ηταμ

9 και ανεβησαν οι αλλοφυλοι και παρενεβαλον εν ιουδα και εξερριφησαν εν λευι

10 και ειπαν ανηρ ιουδα εις τι ανεβητε εφ' ημας και ειπον οι αλλοφυλοι δησαι τον σαμψων ανεβημεν και ποιησαι αυτω ον τροπον εποιησεν ημιν

11 και κατεβησαν τρισχιλιοι ανδρες απο ιουδα εις τρυμαλιαν πετρας ηταμ και ειπαν τω σαμψων ουκ οιδας οτι κυριευουσιν οι αλλοφυλοι ημων και τι τουτο εποιησας ημιν και ειπεν αυτοις σαμψων ον τροπον εποιησαν μοι ουτως εποιησα αυτοις

12 και ειπαν αυτω δησαι σε κατεβημεν του δουναι σε εν χειρι αλλοφυλων και ειπεν αυτοις σαμψων ομοσατε μοι μηποτε συναντησητε εν εμοι υμεις

13 και ειπον αυτω λεγοντες ουχι οτι αλλ' η δεσμω δησομεν σε και παραδωσομεν σε εν χειρι αυτων και θανατω ου θανατωσομεν σε και εδησαν αυτον εν δυσι καλωδιοις καινοις και ανηνεγκαν αυτον απο της πετρας εκεινης

14 και ηλθον εως σιαγονος και οι αλλοφυλοι ηλαλαξαν και εδραμον εις συναντησιν αυτου και ηλατο επ' αυτον πνευμα κυριου και εγενηθη τα καλωδια τα επι βραχιοσιν αυτου ωσει στιππυον ο εξεκαυθη εν πυρι και ετακησαν δεσμοι αυτου απο χειρων αυτου

15 και ευρεν σιαγονα ονου εκρεριμμενην και εξετεινεν την χειρα αυτου και ελαβεν αυτην και επαταξεν εν αυτη χιλιους ανδρας

16 και ειπεν σαμψων εν σιαγονι ονου εξαλειφων εξηλειψα αυτους οτι εν τη σιαγονι του ονου επαταξα χιλιους ανδρας

17 και εγενετο ως επαυσατο λαλων και ερριψεν την σιαγονα εκ της χειρος αυτου και εκαλεσεν τον τοπον εκεινον αναιρεσις σιαγονος

18 και εδιψησεν σφοδρα και εκλαυσεν προς κυριον και ειπεν συ ευδοκησας εν χειρι δουλου σου την σωτηριαν την μεγαλην ταυτην και νυν αποθανουμαι τω διψει και εμπεσουμαι εν χειρι των απεριτμητων

19 και ερρηξεν ο θεος τον λακκον τον εν τη σιαγονι και εξηλθεν εξ αυτου υδωρ και επιεν και επεστρεψεν το πνευμα αυτου και εζησεν δια τουτο εκληθη το ονομα αυτης πηγη του επικαλουμενου η εστιν εν σιαγονι εως της ημερας ταυτης

20 και εκρινεν τον ισραηλ εν ημεραις αλλοφυλων εικοσι ετη

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Exploring the Meaning of Judges 15      

Napsal(a) Rev. Julian Duckworth

Judges 15: Samson defeats the Philistines.

At the beginning of this chapter, we learn that the one who gave Samson’s wife to another man was his father-in-law, who thought that Samson truly hated her. He then offered Samson her younger sister instead, saying, “Is she not better? Take her.”

Samson, enraged, took three-hundred foxes and tied them tail-to-tail in pairs, with a lit torch between them. He then released them in the Philistines’ standing grain, vineyards and olive groves to burn up their crops, as revenge for the loss of his wife. In retaliation, the Philistines went and burned her and her father. In a final act of vengeance, Samson killed very many of the Philistines, then went to dwell in the cleft of the rock of Etam.

The Philistines went to Judah, stating their intent to arrest Samson, and the men of Judah passed on the message to him. Samson made the Judeans promise not to kill him themselves, but only to bind him with two new ropes before giving him to the Philistines as a prisoner.

When the Philistines came, Samson broke apart the ropes, and killed a thousand of them with the jawbone of a donkey. Then he threw the jawbone away, and complained to the Lord that he was thirsty. The Lord answered his cry for help by splitting the ground where the jawbone fell, so that Samson could drink the water that flowed from it.

The final verse of this chapter tells us that Samson judged Israel twenty years.

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Samson’s marriage to a Philistine woman speaks to the appealing, or even enticing, nature of ‘faith alone’ spirituality, represented by the Philistines. We must stay on our guard, to ensure that we are not caught up in thinking that faith alone will save us. The father offers Samson his wife’s younger sister, saying she is even better, but Samson had already learned to be wary by that point.

The foxes, tied together with their tails lit on fire, vividly describes the twisted and destructive nature of faith alone, and the way it consumes our potential to lead a fruitful life. The Word often depicts the state of a nation or religion through a story illustrating its true nature (True Christian Religion 130)

The cycle of revenge between Samson and the Philistines represents our personal struggles during temptation and our wish to regenerate. Our whole effort during regeneration is to resist sins that might lure us in, and to maintain our intention to live the Word (see Swedenborg’s work, Divine Providence 83[6]). The men of Judah who bind Samson represent our love for the Lord and for everything of the Lord, although this seems contradictory on a surface level. In this case, being ‘bound up’ means to be bound in our commitment to the Lord, so that we are restrained from doing evil (see Swedenborg’s work, Heaven and Hell 577[4]).

Samson stands for the power of the Word acting in our lives to assert what is true, to protect what must be upheld, and to defend against evils. He uses the jawbone of a donkey because a jawbone allows us to eat food (spiritually, nourishment from the Word), and also to proclaim the Lord’s truths. This gives us the power to expose and reject the belief that spirituality consists of faith alone (see Swedenborg’s work, Arcana Caelestia 9049[6]).

Swedenborg

Výklad(y) nebo odkazy ze Swedenborgových prací:

Arcana Coelestia 3519, 4871, 9836

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