Numbers 25

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1 And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit lewdness with the daughters of Moab.

2 And they called the people to the sacrifices of their gods: and the people ate, and bowed down to their gods.

3 And Israel joined himself to Baal-peor: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel.

4 And the LORD said to Moses, Take all the heads of the people, and hang them up before the LORD against the sun, that the fierce anger of the LORD may be turned away from Israel.

5 And Moses said to the judges of Israel, Slay ye every one his men that were joined to Baal-peor.

6 And, behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought to his brethren a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, who were weeping before the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

7 And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose from among the congregation, and took a javelin in his hand;

8 And he went after the man of Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly: So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel.

9 And those that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand.

10 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

11 Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, (while he was zealous for my sake among them,) that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy.

12 Wherefore say, Behold, I give to him my covenant of peace.

13 And he shall have it, and his seed after him, even the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was zealous for his God, and made an atonement for the children of Israel.

14 Now the name of the Israelite that was slain, even that was slain with the Midianitish woman, was Zimri, the son of Salu, a prince of a chief house among the Simeonites.

15 And the name of the Midianitish woman that was slain was Cozbi the daughter of Zur; he was head over a people, and of a chief house in Midian.

16 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

17 Distress the Midianites, and smite them:

18 For they distress you with their wiles, with which they have beguiled you in the matter of Peor, and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of a prince of Midian their sister, who was slain in the day of the plague for Peor's sake.

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Explanation of Numbers 25      

Napsal(a) Henry MacLagan

Verses 1-5. The man of the Spiritual Church, before being made perfect, claims merit to himself for his good deeds, and consequently worship is profaned by falsity; and revelation takes place that such worship and its falsifications must be destroyed.

Verses 6-9. For by such worship the church is not only in secret, but openly corrupted, except that those who are in good, and in a state of temptation, zealously destroy it in themselves, and thus completely.

Verses 10-13. Concerning the happy state, even to eternity, of those who are in celestial-natural good and thus overcome.

Verses 14-15. The quality of the wicked who thus profane good and truth is described, and involves separation from the church, a state of confirmation in evil and falsity externally, and of the violation of the heavenly marriage internally.

Verses 16-18. Wherefore the man of the church is instructed that he must persistently oppose the deceitful insinuations of all falsity from evil.

Swedenborg

Hlavní výklad ze Swedenborgových prací:

Apocalypse Explained 141


Další odkazy Swedenborga k této kapitole:

Arcana Coelestia 1038, 3242, 5044, 8286, 8998, 10652

Apocalypse Revealed 53, 114, 144

Doctrine of the Sacred Scripture 101

True Christian Religion 264


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Apocalypse Explained 140, 144, 401, 555, 655, 746

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