Zephaniah 1

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1 Ang salita ng Panginoon na dumating kay Zefanias na anak ni Cushi, na anak ni Gedalias, na anak ni Amarias, na anak ni Ezechias, nang mga kaarawan ni Josias na anak ni Amon, na hari sa Juda.

2 Aking lubos na lilipulin ang lahat na bagay sa ibabaw ng lupa, sabi ng Panginoon.

3 Aking lilipulin ang tao at ang hayop; aking lilipulin ang mga ibon sa himpapawid, at ang mga isda sa dagat, at ang mga katitisuran na kasama ng mga masama; at aking ihihiwalay ang tao sa ibabaw ng lupa, sabi ng Panginoon.

4 At aking iuunat ang aking kamay sa Juda, at sa lahat na nananahan sa Jerusalem; at aking ihihiwalay ang nalabi kay Baal sa dakong ito, at ang pangalan ng mga Chemarim sangpu ng mga saserdote;

5 At ang nagsisisamba sa natatanaw sa langit sa mga bubungan ng bahay; at ang nagsisisamba na nanunumpa sa Panginoon at nanunumpa sa pangalan ni Malcam;

6 At ang nagsisitalikod na mula sa pagsunod sa Panginoon; at yaong mga hindi nagsisihanap sa Panginoon, ni sumangguni man sa kaniya.

7 Pumayapa ka sa harap ng Panginoong Dios; sapagka't ang kaarawan ng Panginoon ay malapit na: sapagka't inihanda ng Panginoon ang isang hain, kaniyang itinalaga ang kaniyang mga panauhin.

8 At mangyayari sa kaarawan ng hain sa Panginoon, na aking parurusahan ang mga prinsipe, at ang mga anak ng hari, at ang lahat na nangagsusuot ng pananamit ng taga ibang lupa.

9 At sa araw na yaon ay aking parurusahan yaong lahat na nagsisilukso sa pasukan, na pinupuno ang bahay ng kanilang panginoon ng pangdadahas at pagdaraya.

10 At sa araw na yaon, sabi ng Panginoon, magkakaroon ng ingay ng hiyawan na mula sa pintuang-bayan ng mga isda, at ng pananambitan mula sa ikalawang bahagi, at malaking hugong na mula sa mga burol.

11 Manambitan kayo, kayong mga nananahan sa Mactes; sapagka't ang buong bayan ng Canaan ay nalansag; yaong napapasanan ng pilak ay nangahiwalay.

12 At mangyayari sa panahong yaon, na ang Jerusalem ay sisiyasatin kong may mga ilawan; at aking parurusahan ang mga tao na nagsisiupo sa kanilang mga latak, na nangagsasabi sa kanilang puso, Ang Panginoo'y hindi gagawa ng mabuti, ni gagawa man siya ng masama.

13 At ang kanilang kayamanan ay magiging samsam, at ang kanilang mga bahay ay kasiraan: oo, sila'y mangagtatayo ng mga bahay, nguni't hindi nila titirahan; at sila'y mag-uubasan, nguni't hindi sila magsisiinom ng alak niyaon.

14 Ang dakilang kaarawan ng Panginoon ay malapit na, malapit na at nagmamadaling mainam, sa makatuwid baga'y ang tinig ng kaarawan ng Panginoon; ang makapangyarihang tao ay sumisigaw roon ng kalagimlagim.

15 Ang araw na yaon ay kaarawan ng kapootan, kaarawan ng kabagabagan at kahapisan, kaarawan ng kawakasan at kasiraan, kaarawan ng kadiliman at kalumbayan, kaarawan ng mga alapaap at pagsasalimuot ng kadiliman,

16 Kaarawan ng pakakak at ng hudyatan, laban sa mga bayang nakukutaan, at laban sa mataas na kuta.

17 At aking dadalhan ng kahapisan ang mga tao, na sila'y magsisilakad na parang mga bulag, sapagka't sila'y nangagkasala laban sa Panginoon; at ang kanilang dugo ay mabububo na parang alabok, at ang kanilang katawan ay parang dumi.

18 Kahit ang kanilang pilak o ang kanilang ginto man ay hindi makapagliligtas sa kanila sa kaarawan ng kapootan ng Panginoon; kundi ang buong lupain ay masusupok sa pamamagitan ng apoy ng kaniyang paninibugho: sapagka't wawakasan niya, oo, isang kakilakilabot na wakas, nilang lahat na nagsisitahan sa lupain.



Exploring the Meaning of Zephaniah 1      

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

Zephaniah’s prophecy is said to have taken place in the days of Josiah, the king of Judah. Josiah was a good king, walking in the all ways of the Lord, but both his sons were evil. He was the last king of Judah before Nebuchadnezzar's army conquered Jerusalem, and took many of the Jews captive to exile in Babylon for 70 years. (See the last four chapters of 2 Kings for Josiah’s story.)

The first chapter of the book of Zephaniah, in Zephaniah 1:1-3, begins with a prophecy that God will consume all things. We know that this isn't literally what was going to happen; consuming is not something that God does. Instead, it's something we do to ourselves when we depend only on our understanding of truth and ignore what is said in the Word. It means the perishing of our understanding of that truth.

The people who lived at that time were becoming totally external; there was no more affection for truths. Random thoughts about truths were gone, even the most outward truths of the stories were not considered worthy of thought, and any difficult truths were ignored. The church was becoming only a matter of rote external motions.

In Zephaniah 1:4-6, Baal, the stars and moon and sun, and Malcam, are false gods. Again it seems as though the Lord will punish Judah, but actually, by having “turned back from following the Lord,” the people of Judah has turned to false gods have no real power.

In Zephaniah 1:7-8, nevertheless the lord will have mercy on those that turn back to Him and can sit at His feast. But as in the parable of the wedding supper, (Matthew 22:11-13) only those who have the right clothing are welcome. Why this rule?

Garments mean evident truths that a person “wears”. Princes and kings mean ruling truths or falsities that a person believes and uses to guide ones actions. When these are not from the Lord’s Word they lead one astray.

In Zephaniah 1:9-11, the text refers to areas of Jerusalem, where of all places God’s Word should be revered and believed and used to gain wisdom. Yet even there, there is mourning and wailing.

Maktesh means a mortar for grinding flour, and so perhaps a neighborhood of bakers. Merchants are traders, and are used to mean those who trade news of truths that they have heard. The whole idea here is that known truths are being defiled in the very place they should be honored.

In Zephaniah 1:12, 13, the idea has come about that either there is no God or that He doesn’t care. The houses and vineyards, the truths they live with and the new truths that they can drink in are gone, there is no more truth in the church.

In Zephaniah 1:14-17, there first is a prophecy of the Lord’s coming, “The great day of the Lord is near”.

We need to realize that words in the story that regard quickness or haste mostly mean sureness and importance. God doesn’t have a calendar; all time is the present with Him.

Then comes the reaction for those who have falsified His truth and turned away from his commandments -- ignored Him. They will be judged, and they won’t be happy about it.

In Zephaniah 1:18, the “truth” they honor -- the silver -- will be seen to have no value, and the appearance of good they put on -- the gold -- to be only paint.

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Exploring the Meaning of Zephaniah 1      

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

Zephaniah’s prophecy is said to have taken place in the days of Josiah, the king of Judah. Josiah was a good king, walking in the all ways of the Lord, but both his sons were evil. He was the last king of Judah before Nebuchadnezzar's army conquered Jerusalem, and took many of the Jews captive to exile in Babylon for 70 years. (See the last four chapters of 2 Kings for Josiah’s story.)

The first chapter of the book of Zephaniah, in Zephaniah 1:1-3, begins with a prophecy that God will consume all things. We know that this isn't literally what was going to happen; consuming is not something that God does. Instead, it's something we do to ourselves when we depend only on our understanding of truth and ignore what is said in the Word. It means the perishing of our understanding of that truth.

The people who lived at that time were becoming totally external; there was no more affection for truths. Random thoughts about truths were gone, even the most outward truths of the stories were not considered worthy of thought, and any difficult truths were ignored. The church was becoming only a matter of rote external motions.

In Zephaniah 1:4-6, Baal, the stars and moon and sun, and Malcam, are false gods. Again it seems as though the Lord will punish Judah, but actually, by having “turned back from following the Lord,” the people of Judah has turned to false gods have no real power.

In Zephaniah 1:7-8, nevertheless the lord will have mercy on those that turn back to Him and can sit at His feast. But as in the parable of the wedding supper, (Matthew 22:11-13) only those who have the right clothing are welcome. Why this rule?

Garments mean evident truths that a person “wears”. Princes and kings mean ruling truths or falsities that a person believes and uses to guide ones actions. When these are not from the Lord’s Word they lead one astray.

In Zephaniah 1:9-11, the text refers to areas of Jerusalem, where of all places God’s Word should be revered and believed and used to gain wisdom. Yet even there, there is mourning and wailing.

Maktesh means a mortar for grinding flour, and so perhaps a neighborhood of bakers. Merchants are traders, and are used to mean those who trade news of truths that they have heard. The whole idea here is that known truths are being defiled in the very place they should be honored.

In Zephaniah 1:12, 13, the idea has come about that either there is no God or that He doesn’t care. The houses and vineyards, the truths they live with and the new truths that they can drink in are gone, there is no more truth in the church.

In Zephaniah 1:14-17, there first is a prophecy of the Lord’s coming, “The great day of the Lord is near”.

We need to realize that words in the story that regard quickness or haste mostly mean sureness and importance. God doesn’t have a calendar; all time is the present with Him.

Then comes the reaction for those who have falsified His truth and turned away from his commandments -- ignored Him. They will be judged, and they won’t be happy about it.

In Zephaniah 1:18, the “truth” they honor -- the silver -- will be seen to have no value, and the appearance of good they put on -- the gold -- to be only paint.

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Hlavní výklad ze Swedenborgových prací:

Arcana Coelestia 411

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 228


Další odkazy Swedenborga k této kapitole:

Arcana Coelestia 375, 776, 991, 1071, 1488, 1839, 1860, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 20, 166, 216, 290, 316, 340, 342, ...

Doctrine of the Lord 4, 14, 38

True Christian Religion 82, 689, 755, 761


Odkazy ze Swedenborgových nevydaných prací:

Apocalypse Explained 31, 195, 280, 342, 376, 397, 417, ...

Coronis (An Appendix to True Christian Religion) 58

Marriage 82

Scriptural Confirmations 4, 9, 58, 77

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