Joshua 9

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1 At nangyari, nang mabalitaan ng lahat ng hari na nangasa dako roon ng Jordan sa lupaing maburol, at sa mga kapatagan, at sa lahat ng baybayin ng malaking dagat sa tapat ng Libano, ng Hetheo, at ng Amorrheo, ng Cananeo, ng Pherezeo, ng Heveo, at ng Jebuseo;

2 Ay nagpipisan upang labanan si Josue at ang Israel, na may pagkakaisa.

3 Nguni't nang mabalitaan ng mga taga Gabaon ang ginawa ni Josue sa Jerico at sa Hai,

4 Ay gumawa naman silang may katusuhan at yumaon at nagpakunwaring sila'y mga sugo, at nagpasan ng mga lumang bayong sa kanilang mga asno at mga sisidlang balat ng alak na luma, at punit at tinahi;

5 At mga tagpi-tagping pangyapak na nakasuot sa kanilang mga paa, at ng mga lumang bihisan na suot nila; at ang lahat na tinapay na kanilang baon ay tuyo at inaamag.

6 At sila'y nagsiparoon kay Josue sa kampamento sa Gilgal, at nangagsabi sa kaniya at sa mga lalake ng Israel, Kami ay mula sa malayong lupain: ngayon nga'y makipagtipan kayo sa amin.

7 At sinabi ng mga lalake ng Israel sa mga Heveo, Marahil kayo'y nananahang kasama namin; at paanong kami ay makikipagtipan sa inyo?

8 At kanilang sinabi kay Josue, Kami ay iyong mga lingkod. At sinabi ni Josue sa kanila, Sino kayo at mula saan kayo?

9 At sinabi nila sa kaniya, Mula sa totoong malayong lupain ang iyong mga lingkod, dahil sa pangalan ng Panginoon mong Dios: sapagka't aming nabalitaan ang kabantugan niya, at ang lahat niyang ginawa sa Egipto,

10 At lahat ng kaniyang ginawa sa dalawang hari ng mga Amorrheo, na nasa dako roon ng Jordan, kay Sehon na hari sa Hesbon, at kay Og, na hari sa Basan, na nasa Astaroth.

11 At ang aming mga matanda at ang lahat na tagaroon sa aming lupain ay nagsalita sa amin, na sinasabi, Magbaon kayo sa inyong kamay ng maipaglalakbay, at yumaon kayo na salubungin ninyo sila, at inyong sabihin sa kanila, Kami ay inyong mga lingkod: at ngayo'y makipagtipan kayo sa amin.

12 Itong aming tinapay ay kinuha naming mainit na pinakabaon namin mula sa aming mga bahay nang araw na kami ay lumabas na patungo sa inyo; nguni't ngayon, narito, tuyo at inaamag:

13 At ang mga sisidlang balat ng alak na ito na aming pinuno ay bago; at, narito, mga hapak: at itong aming mga bihisan at aming mga pangyapak ay naluma dahil sa totoong mahabang paglalakbay.

14 At kumuha ang mga tao sa Israel ng kanilang baon, at hindi humingi ng payo sa bibig ng Panginoon.

15 At si Josue ay nakipagpayapaan sa kanila at nakipagtipan sa kanila, na pabayaan silang mabuhay: at ang mga prinsipe ng kapisanan ay sumumpa sa kanila.

16 At nangyari, sa katapusan ng tatlong araw, pagkatapos na sila'y makapagtipanan sa kanila, na kanilang nabalitaan na sila'y kanilang kalapit bayan, at sila'y nananahang kasama nila.

17 At ang mga anak ni Israel ay naglakbay, at naparoon sa kanilang mga bayan sa ikatlong araw. Ang kanila ngang mga bayan ay Gabaon, Caphira, at Beeroth, at Kiriath-jearim.

18 At hindi sila sinaktan ng mga anak ni Israel, sapagka't ang mga prinsipe ng kapisanan ay sumumpa sa kanila sa pangalan ng Panginoon, ng Dios ng Israel. At inupasala ng buong kapisanan ang mga prinsipe.

19 Nguni't sinabi ng lahat ng mga prinsipe sa buong kapisanan, Kami ay sumumpa sa kanila sa pangalan ng Panginoon, ng Dios ng Israel: ngayon nga'y hindi natin magagalaw sila.

20 Ito ang ating gagawin sa kanila at sila'y ating pababayaang mabuhay; baka ang pagiinit ay sumaatin dahil sa sumpa na ating isinumpa sa kanila.

21 At sinabi ng mga prinsipe sa kanila, Pabayaan silang mabuhay: sa gayo'y sila'y naging mamumutol ng kahoy at mananalok ng tubig sa buong kapisanan; gaya ng sinalita ng mga prinsipe sa kanila.

22 At ipinatawag sila ni Josue, at nagsalita siya sa kanila, na sinasabi, Bakit kayo'y nagdaya sa amin na nagsasabi, Kami ay totoong malayo sa inyo; dangang nananahan kayong kasama namin?

23 Ngayon nga'y sumpain kayo, at hindi mawawalan sa inyo kailan man ng mga alipin, ng mamumutol ng kahoy at gayon din ng mananalok ng tubig sa bahay ng aking Dios.

24 At sila'y sumagot kay Josue, at nagsabi, Sapagka't tunay na nasaysay sa iyong mga lingkod, kung paanong iniutos ng Panginoon ninyong Dios kay Moises na kaniyang lingkod na ibibigay sa inyo ang buong lupain, at inyong lilipulin ang lahat na nananahan sa lupain sa harap ninyo; kaya't ikinatakot naming mainam ang aming buhay dahil sa inyo, at aming ginawa ang bagay na ito.

25 At ngayon, narito, kami ay nasa iyong kamay: kung ano ang inaakala mong mabuti at matuwid na gawin sa amin, ay gawin mo.

26 At gayon ang ginawa niya sa kanila, at iniligtas niya sila sa kamay ng mga anak ni Israel, na hindi sila pinatay.

27 At ginawa sila ni Josue nang araw na yaon na mga mamumutol ng kahoy at mga mananalok ng tubig sa kapisanan, at sa dambana ng Panginoon, hanggang sa araw na ito, sa dakong kaniyang pipiliin.

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Exploring the Meaning of Joshua 9      

Napsal(a) New Christian Bible Study Staff and Rev. Julian Duckworth

Joshua 9: The Gibeonites deceive Israel.

After Israel conquered Jericho and then Ai, the news about the strength of the Children of Israel - and their mighty God, Jehovah - spread quickly among the people of Canaan. In this chapter, the people of Gibeon came up with a plan to trick Joshua and the Israelites into granting them safety.

To preserve themselves, the Gibeonites cooked up a story that they had come from far away. They dressed in old clothing and worn-out sandals, and brought shabby wine-skins and moldy bread as proof of their long journey. After questioning these travelers, Joshua agreed to guarantee their safety, and the Israelites made a covenant to let them live. Note that the Israelites did not consult the Lord.

In the end, the Gibeonites admitted that they lived close by and were neighbors of Israel, just as the Hivites (the Gibeonites' ancestors) had been with Abraham. Joshua, unable to revoke his promise to them, made them wood-cutters and water-carriers for the altars of the Lord.

This chapter offers us several spiritual lessons. The main one is that there is a place for simple, well-intentioned goodness in our spiritual life, along with our love of God and our love for other people (See Swedenborg's exegetical work, Arcana Caelestia 3436, for details). This is what the Gibeonites stand for; they were not warlike but peaceful, content to live usefully day after day. This is an illustration of natural good, which is an important part of life in this world and in heaven (Arcana Caelestia 3167).

On a spiritual level, their story about living in a country far-away means that when we live good, well-intentioned lives, we are ‘far away’ from the evils of the Canaanites. Although the Gibeonites lived among the Canaanites, their higher values were entirely different. So while the Gibeonites deceived Israel to save themselves, they spoke truthfully when they said: “we come from a place a very long way away” (See Swedenborg's work, Heaven and Hell 481).

Their tattered and torn appearance is meant to illustrate the hard work of doing good. It can be quite wearing to continue doing good things, especially when we feel it is all up to us. Acknowledging that all good is from the Lord renews us, and keeps us from the burden of merit.

In the same vein, their worn-out appearance is also about our relationship with the Word. Little children love and delight in the stories of the Word, but as they grow up, this love dwindles (Arcana Caelestia 3690). But as adults, we have the choice to find those guiding principles from the Word, helping us to keep leading good lives.

The fact that Joshua commanded the Gibeonites to cut wood and draw water also holds spiritual significance. The beauty of wood is that it comes from living trees, and can be turned into many, many useful things. It stands for the steady, humble wish to do good each day (See Swedenborg's work, True Christian Religion 374). This must be present in our worship at the altars of the Lord.

Drawing water provides essential, life-giving refreshment for others. Water stands for truth, and our better actions draw the water of life for the sake of others. Truly, acknowledging the goodness in other people is part of our faith in God. This story shows us that we must allow others to live and to serve everything of God, just as Joshua showed mercy toward the Gibeonites.

Swedenborg

Výklad(y) nebo odkazy ze Swedenborgových prací:

Arcana Coelestia 1097, 1110, 2842, 3058, 4431, 6860


Odkazy ze Swedenborgových nevydaných prací:

Apocalypse Explained 608

Spiritual Experiences 151, 271, 273, 330, 363, 377

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