IEksodus 17

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1 Landuluka lonke ibandla loonyana bakaSirayeli entlango yaseSin ngokweehambo zabo, ngelizwi likaYehova; bazimisa iintente eRefidim. Akwabakho manzi okuselwa ngabantu.

2 Babambana abantu noMoses, bathi, Sinike amanzi, sisele. Wathi uMoses kubo, Yini na ukuba nibambane nam? Yini na ukuba nimlinge uYehova?

3 Banxanelwa amanzi apho abantu; abantu bamkrokrela uMoses, bathi, Yini na ukuba usinyuse siphume eYiputa, nosapho lwethu, nemfuyo yethu, uze kusibhubhisa ngenxano?

4 UMoses wadanduluka kuYehova, esithi, Ndiya kubathini na aba bantu? Sekukancinane ukuba bandixulube ngamatye.

5 Wathi uYehova kuMoses, Gqithela phambi kwabantu, uthabathe amadoda amakhulu akwaSirayeli abe nawe; uthi nentonga yakho, owawubetha ngayo umlambo, uyiphathe esandleni sakho, uhambe.

6 Yabona, ndiya kuma phambi kwakho khona, phezu kweliwa eHorebhe; uze ulibethe iliwa; kophuma amanzi kulo, basele abantu. Wenjenjalo ke uMoses phambi kwawo amadoda amakhulu akwaSirayeli.

7 Wathi igama laloo ndawo yiMasa neMeribha, ngenxa yokubambana koonyana bakaSirayeli, nangenxa yokumlinga kwabo uYehova, besithi, UYehova ukho na phakathi kwethu, akakho, kusini na?

8 UAmaleki weza, walwa noSirayeli eRefidim.

9 Wathi uMoses kuYoshuwa, Sihlelele amadoda; uze wena uphume ulwe noAmaleki; mna ngomso ndiya kuma encotsheni yenduli, intonga kaThixo isesandleni sam. Wenza uYoshuwa njengoko wathethayo uMoses kuye, walwa noAmaleki;

10 bona ooMoses na-Aron noHure benyuka baya encotsheni yenduli.

11 Kwathi, xa aziphakamisileyo uMoses izandla, kweyisa uSirayeli; kwathi xa azihlisileyo izandla, kweyisa uAmaleki.

12 Izandla zikaMoses zadinwa. Bathabatha ilitye, balibeka phantsi kwakhe, wahlala kulo; bathi ooAron noHure bazixhasa Izandla zakhe, omnye engapha, nomnye engaphaya. Zazimaseka Izandla zakhe, lada ilanga latshona.

13 UYoshuwa wamchitha uAmaleki nabantu bakowabo ngohlangothi lwekrele.

14 Wathi uYehova kuMoses, Kubhale oku kube sisikhumbuzo encwadini, ukuthethe ezindlebeni zikaYoshuwa; ngokuba ndiya kusicima impela isikhumbuzo sika-Amaleki phantsi kwamazulu.

15 UMoses wakha isibingelelo, wathi igama laso nguYehova-ibhanile-yam.

16 Wathi, Isandla siphakanyiselwe etroneni kaYehova, ukuba uYehova uya kulwa imfazwe noAmaleki isizukulwana ngesizukulwana.


Exploring the Meaning of IEksodus 17      

Napsal(a) Emanuel Swedenborg

Arcana Coelestia 8554. In the preceding chapter, in the internal sense, the third temptation was treated of - that there was a lack of good. This having been given them, in the internal sense in this chapter the fourth temptation is treated of - that there was a lack of truth. This temptation is signified by "the murmuring of the sons of Israel because they had no water;" and therefore the truth of faith was given them by the Lord, which is signified by "the water out of the rock of Horeb."

Arcana Coelestia 8555. Then follows the combat of the falsity that is from evil against the truth and good of faith, which combat is represented by the fighting of Amalek against Israel. That they who are in the truth and good of faith conquer when they look upward to the Lord, and that they yield when they look downward, is represented by the sons of Israel conquering so long as Moses kept his hands raised, and by their yielding when he let them down.


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