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1 Sedan nu HERRENS ark hade varit i filistéernas land i sju månader,

2 tillkallade filistéerna sina präster och spåmän och sade: »Vad skola vi göra med HERRENS ark? Låten oss veta på vilket sätt vi skola sända den till dess plats igen.»

3 De svarade: »Om I viljen sända bort Israels Guds ark, skolen I icke sända bort den utan skänker; I måsten giva åt honom ett skuldoffer. Då skolen I bliva botade, och det skall då också bliva eder kunnigt varför hans hand icke drager sig tillbaka från eder.»

4 Då frågade de: »Vad för ett skuldoffer skola vi giva åt honom?» De svarade: »Fem bölder av guld och Fem jordråttor av guld, lika många som filistéernas hövdingar; ty en och samma hemsökelse har träffat alla, också edra hövdingar.

5 I skolen göra avbildningar av edra bölder och avbildningar av jordråttorna som fördärva edert land; given så ära åt Israels Gud. Kanhända tager han då bort sin tunga hand från eder, så ock från eder Gud och från edert land.

6 Varför tillsluten I edra hjärtan, såsom egyptierna och Farao tillslöto sina hjärtan? Måste icke dessa, sedan han hade utfört stora gärningar bland dem, släppa israeliterna, så att de fingo gå?

7 Så gören eder nu en ny vagn, och tagen två kor som giva di, och som icke hava burit något ok, och spännen korna för vagnen, men skiljen deras kalvar ifrån dem och låten dem stanna hemma.

8 Tagen så HERRENS ark och sätten den på vagnen, och läggen de gyllene klenoder I given honom såsom skuldoffer ned i ett skrin vid sidan av den, och låten den så gå åstad.

9 Sedan skolen I se efter: om den tager vägen till sitt land, upp mot Bet-Semes, så var det han som gjorde oss allt detta stora onda; men om så icke sker, då veta vi att det icke var hans hand som hemsökte oss. Detta har då träffat oss allenast av en händelse.»

10 Männen gjorde så; de togo två kor som gåvo di och spände dem för vagnen; men deras kalvar behöllo de hemma.

11 Och de satte HERRENS ark på vagnen, därtill ock skrinet med jordråttorna av guld och med avbildningarna av svulsterna.

12 Och korna gingo raka vägen fram åt Bet-Semes till; de höllo alltjämt samma stråt och gingo där råmande, utan att vika av vare sig till höger eller till vänster. Och filistéernas hövdingar gingo efter dem ända till Bet-Semes' område.

13 Men betsemesiterna höllo på med veteskörd i dalen. När de nu lyfte upp sina ögon, fingo de se arken; och de blevo glada, då de sågo den.

14 Men när vagnen kom till betsemesiten Josuas åker, stannade den där; och där låg en stor sten. Då höggo de sönder trävirket på vagnen och offrade korna till brännoffer åt HERREN.

15 Leviterna hade nämligen lyft ned HERRENS ark jämte skrinet som stod därbredvid, det vari de gyllene klenoderna funnos, och hade satt detta på den stora stenen. Sedan offrade invånarna i Bet-Semes på den dagen brännoffer och slaktoffer åt HERREN.

16 Och när filistéernas fem hövdingar hade sett detta, vände de samma dag tillbaka till Ekron.

17 De svulster av guld som filistéerna gåvo såsom skuldoffer åt HERREN utgjorde: för Asdod en, för Gasa en, för Askelon en, för Gat en, för Ekron en.

18 Men jordråttorna av guld voro lika många som filistéernas alla städer under de fem hövdingarna, varvid medräknas både befästa städer och landsbygdens byar, intill den stora Sorgestenen, på vilken de satte ned HERRENS ark, och som finnes kvar ännu i dag, på betsemesiten Josuas åker.

19 Av invånarna i Bet-Semes blevo ock många slagna, därför att de hade sett på HERRENS ark; han slog sjuttio man bland folket, femtio tusen man. Och folket sörjde däröver att HERREN hade slagit så många bland folket.

20 Och invånarna i Bet-Semes sade: »Vem kan bestå inför HERREN, denne helige Gud? Och till vem skall han draga bort ifrån oss

21 Och de skickade sändebud till dem som bodde i Kirjat-Jearim och läto säga: »Filistéerna hava sänt tillbaka HERRENS ark; kommen hitned och hämten den upp till eder.

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Exploring the Meaning of 1_Samuel 6      

The Philistines were desperate to get rid of the stolen Ark of the Covenant. They had suffered plagues, and the statue of their god, Dagon, had fallen. Seven months after they had taken the Ark, the priests and diviners of the Philistines advised that it should be returned to the Lord “Jehovah” in Israel’s territory, accompanied by a suitable “trespass offering”. This would be an admission of guilt.

It was decided that the offering should be five gold tumors, or hemorrhoids, and five gold mice - representing the two afflictions that had plagued their people, and the five cities of the Philistines. They built a special cart to carry the Ark and the trespass offering, and two young milk cows pulled it. The cows were set free to find their own route, and headed straight for Israelite territory. The Israelite people in the border town of Beth Shemesh saw the cart coming, and rejoiced. They used a large stone as an altar, split up the wood of the cart and offered the two cows as a sacrifice. The golden objects were then distributed through the land.

In Divine Providence 326, we get an explanation of the meaning of the symbols in this chapter:

The hemorrhoids that plagued the Philistines in 1 Samuel 5 represent earthly loves separated from spiritual ones. The golden hemorrhoids represent earthly loves that have been purified, and made good.

The mice represent distortions of the truth which destroy the church. The golden mice represent the repair of the destruction via good loves and actions.

The cart that carried the ark and the trespass offerings symbolizes a new teaching, and the cows that led it symbolize “good earthly feelings.” The cows lowed as they led the cart. Swedenborg writes of this story that we must turn the obsessions that our earthly self holds with evil into good desires, and that the lowing of the cows as they drew the cart away represents how difficult this is. The sacrifice of the cows when they reached their destination indicates that the Lord was appeased. (See Divine Providence 326)

These symbols reveal something about our relationship with God, and the importance of uniting faith and charity, good and truth, within ourselves. The Philistines represent a spiritual state with faith separate from charity, and this chapter tells us that in order to reunite our faith with charity we must turn our loves of evil into the desire to do good with our knowledge.

The end of the chapter tells that the people of Beth Shemesh, who received the Ark of the Covenant, made a fatal mistake: some of them looked into the Ark. As a consequence, 50,070 of their people died. They sent a message to the people of Kirjath Jearim, asking them to come down and take the Ark from them.

The primary message here is the power of the Lord’s Ten Commandments. In the book True Christian Religion, we are taught that there was tremendous holiness and power in the law written on the stone tablets, because it was a “summary of the whole of religion.” The two engraved tablets represent the link between us and God. One of them contains a synopsis of all things related to God, and the other, a synopsis of all things related to us (see True Christian Religion 285 286). If we are to ever trespass the commandments or treat them as less than holy, harm will surely come. Therefore, we must work with the Lord in order to acquire an appropriate reverence for His commandments. This needs to go together with an active and sincere effort to obey them to the best of our frail and limited human ability.

Swedenborg

Hlavní výklad ze Swedenborgových prací:

Apocalypse Explained 700

Apocalypse Revealed 529

Divine Providence 326


Další odkazy Swedenborga k této kapitole:

Arcana Coelestia 5945

Levernes-lära för Nya Jerusalem 59

Doctrine of Faith 52

True Christian Religion 284, 595, 691


Odkazy ze Swedenborgových nevydaných prací:

Apocalypse Explained 827

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sju
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månader
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filistéerna
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präster
Priests' represent the Lord regarding His divine good. When they do not acknowledge the Lord, they lose their signification of the Lord.

oss
Angels do give us guidance, but they are mere helpers; the Lord alone governs us, through angels and spirits. Since angels have their assisting role,...

Plats
'A dry place,' as in Luke 11:24, signifies states of evil and falsity which are in the life of someone who does the work of...

Israels
'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...

Guds
Herren är själv kärlek, uttryckt i form av visdom i sig. Kärlek är alltså Hans väsen, Hans inre. Vishet - den kärleksfulla förståelsen för hur...

hand
Scientists believe that one of the most crucial developments in the evolution of humans was bipedalism – walking on two legs. That left our hands...

tillbaka
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ett
A company might have executives setting policy and strategy, engineers designing products, line workers building them, managers handling personnel and others handling various functions. They...

Fem
Five also signifies all things of one part.

bölder
'Hemorrhoids' signify truth defiled by evil of life.

guld
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...

Land
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given
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Gud
Herren är själv kärlek, uttryckt i form av visdom i sig. Kärlek är alltså Hans väsen, Hans inre. Vishet - den kärleksfulla förståelsen för hur...

hjärtan
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...

egyptierna
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kor
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korna
'The heifer whereby labor has not been done,' as mentioned in Deuteronomy 21:3, signifies the innocence of the external self, which is in ignorance. 'The...

gyllene
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...

Se
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vägen
'To set a way,' as in Genesis 30:36, signifies being separated.

efter
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dalen
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ögon
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arken
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kom
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josuas
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stor
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sten
Stones in the Bible in general represent truths, or things we know concerning the Lord and what He wants from us and for us in...

HERREN
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ned
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sett
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dag
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Gasa
Azzah, (Gen 10:19), signifies those things which are revealed concerning charity.

Gat
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städer
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i dag
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slog
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man
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femtio
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tusen
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sörjde
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bodde
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