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Ezekiel 43

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1 ထိုနောက်မှ အရှေ့ဘက်သို့ မျက်နှာပြုသော တံခါးဝသို့ တဖန်ခေါ်သွား၏။

2 ဣသရေလအမျိုး၏ ဘုရားသခင်ဘုန်းတော် သည် အရှေ့မျက်နှာမှလာ၍၊ အသံသည် သမုဒ္ဒရာ သကဲ့သို့ဖြစ်၏။ ရောင်ခြည်တော်အားဖြင့် မြေတပြင်လုံး လင်း၏။

3 ငါမြင်သော ရူပါရုံသည် မြို့တော်ကိုဖျက်ဆီးခြင်း ငှါ လာသောအခါ၊ ငါမြင်သော ရူပါရုံနှင့်တူ၏။ ထင်ရှား သောအရာတို့သည် ခေဗာမြစ်နားမှာ ငါမြင်ဘူးသော အရာများကဲ့သို့ဖြစ်၍၊ ငါသည် ပြပ်ဝပ်လျက်နေ၏။

4 ထာဝရဘုရား၏ ဘုန်းတော်သည် အရှေ့ဘက် သို့ မျက်နှာပြုသော တံခါးလမ်းဖြင့် အိမ်တော်ထဲသို့ ဝင်တော်မူ၏။

5 ထိုအခါ ဝိညာဉ်တော်သည် ငါ့ကိုချီလျက် အတွင်း တန်တိုင်းထဲသို့ ဆောင်သွား၍၊ ထာဝရဘုရား၏ ဘုန်းတော်သည် တအိမ်လုံးကို ဖြည့်တော်မူ၏။

6 အရင်လူသည် ငါ့အနားမှာရပ်နေလျက်၊ အိမ်တော်ထဲက ငါ့အား မိန့်တော်မူသောအသံကို ငါကြား သည်ကား၊

7 အချင်းလူသား၊ ဤအရပ်သည် ငါ့ပလ္လင်တည်ရာ အရပ်၊ ငါ့ခြေဘဝါးနင်းမြဲအရပ်၊ ဣသရေလအမျိုးသား တို့တွင် အစဉ်အမြဲငါ့နေရာအရပ် ဖြစ်၏။ ဣသရေလ ရှင်ဘုရင်များနှင့် အမျိုးသားတို့သည် မှားယွင်းခြင်းအား ဖြင့်၎င်း၊ ရှင်ဘုရင်၏အသေကောင်အားဖြင့်၎င်း၊ မြင့်ရာ အရပ်တို့၌ငါ၏နာမတော်မြတ်ကို နောက်တဖန် မရှုတ်ချရကြ။

8 သူတို့တံခါးခုံကိုလည်း ငါ့တံခါးခုံအနားမှာ၎င်း၊ သူတို့တိုင်ကို လည်း ငါ့တိုင်အနားမှာ၎င်း တည်စိုက်လျက်၊ ငါနှင့်သူတို့စပ်ကြားမှာ နံရံတခတည်းသာရှိလျက်၊ သူတို့ ပြုမိသော စက်ဆုပ်ရွံရှာဘွယ်အမှုတို့ဖြင့်၊ ငါ၏နာမတော် မြတ်ကို ရှုတ်ချသောကြောင့်၊ ငါသည်အမျက်ထွက်၍ သူတို့ကို ဖျက်ဆီးပြီ။

9 ယခုမူကား၊ သူတို့မှားယွင်းခြင်းအမှုများနှင့် ရှင်ဘုရင်၏အသေကောင်များကို ငါမှဝေးစွာ ပယ်ရှား ကြစေ။ ငါသည်လည်း သူတို့တွင် အစဉ်အမြဲနေမည်။

10 အချင်းလူသား၊ ဣသရေလအမျိုးသားတို့သည် ကိုယ်ဒုစရိုက်အပြစ်ကြောင့် ရှက်ကြောက်စေခြင်းငှါ အိမ်တော်ကိုပြလော့။ အိမ်တော်ပုံကို သူတို့ တိုင်းကြ စေလော့။

11 သူတို့သည် ကိုယ်ပြုမိသောအမှုများကြောင့် အမှန်ရှက်ကြောက်လျှင်၊ အိမ်ပုံသဏ္ဌာန်နှင့် ထွက်ရာ ဝင်ရာတံခါးဝများ၊ ကျင့်ရသမျှသော ထုံးစံများ၊ စီရင် ထုံးဖွဲ့ချက်တရား အလုံးစုံတို့ကိုပြလော့။ သူတို့သည် ထုံးစံ များနှင့် စီရင်ထုံးဖွဲ့ချက်အလုံးစုံတို့ကို ကျင့်စောင့်စေခြင်း ငှါ သူတို့ရှေ့မှာ ရေးထားလော့။

12 တောင်ထိပ်ပေါ်မှာတည်သော အိမ်တော်၏ ကရားဟူမူကား၊ အိမ်တော်နယ်နိမိတ်ရှိသမျှတို့သည် အလွန်သန့်ရှင်းရကြမည်။ ဤရွေ့ကား၊ အိမ်တော်၏ တရားပေတည်း။

13 ယဇ်ပလ္လင်အတိုင်းအရှည်ကား၊ သံတောင်ဖြင့် တိုင်းလျှင်၊ ဘိနပ်အမြင့်တတောင်၊ အကျယ်တတောင်၊ ပတ်လည်အနားပတ် အကျယ်တထွာရှိ၍၊ ယဇ်ပလ္လင် ပြင်ဘက်၌ တည်ရ၏။

14 အောက်အထစ်သည် မြေနှင့်နှစ်တောင်ကွာ၍ အကျယ်တတောင်ရှိရမည်။ ငယ်သောအထစ်နှင့် ကြီး သောအထစ်သည် လေးတောင်ကွာ၍ အကျယ်တတောင် ရှိရမည်။

15 ယဇ်ပလ္လင်အမြင့်သည်လည်း လေးတောင်ရှိရ မည်။ ဦးချိုလေးချောင်းလည်း တက်ရမည်။

16 ယဇ်ပလ္လင်သည် စတုရန်းဖြစ်၍၊ အလျား တဆယ်နှစ်တောင်၊ အနံလည်း တဆယ်နှစ်တောင် ရှိရမည်။

17 အောက်အထစ်သည်လည်း စတုရန်းဖြစ်၍ အလျား တဆယ်လေးတောင်၊ အနံလည်းတဆယ် လေးတောင်ရှိရမည်။ အနားပတ်သည်လည်း အကျယ် တထွာရှိရမည်။ ဘိနပ်သည်ယဇ်ပလ္လင်ပတ်လည်၌ တတောင်ထွက်၍၊ တက်ရာလမ်းသည် အရှေ့သို့ မျက်နှာ ပြုရမည်။

18 တဖန်အချင်းလူသား၊ အရှင်ထာဝရဘုရား မိန့်တော်မူ သည်အတိုင်း၊ မီးရှို့ရာယဇ်ကိုပူဇော်၍ အသွေးကိုဖျန် ဘို့ရာ၊ ယဇ်ပလ္လင်ကိုတည်သောနေ့၌ ကျင့်ရသောတရား ဟူမူကား၊

19 အမှုတော်ကိုဆောင်၍ ငါ့ထံသို့ ချဉ်းကပ်သော လေဝိအမျိုး၊ ဇာဒုတ်သားယဇ်ပုရောဟိတ်တို့အား အပြစ် ဖြေရာယဇ်ဘို့၊ ပျိုသောနွားထီးတကောင်ကို အပ်ရမည်။

20 နွားအသွေးအချို့ကိုယူ၍ ယဇ်ပလ္လင်ဦးချို လေးချောင်း၊ အထစ်လေးထောင့်၊ အနားပတ်ကိုလူးသော အားဖြင့် သန့်ရှင်းစင်ကြယ်စေရမည်။

21 အပြစ်ဖြေရာ ယဇ်ဘို့နွားကောင်ကို ယူ၍ သန့်ရှင်းရာဌာနပြင်၊ ဗိမာန်တော်အတွင်းတွင် ခန့်ထားသော အရပ်၌မီးရှို့ရမည်။

22 ဒုတိယနေ့၌လည်း အပြစ်မရှိသော ဆိတ်သငယ် ကို ယူ၍၊ အပြစ်ဖြေရာ ယဇ်ဘို့ပူဇော်ရမည်။ ယဇ်ပလ္လင် ကို နွားအသွေးနှင့်သန့်ရှင်းစေသကဲ့သို့ ဆိတ်အသွေး နှင့် သန့်ရှင်းစေရမည်။

23 ထိုသို့ယဇ်ပလ္လင်ကို သန့်ရှင်းစေပြီးသည်နောက်၊ အပြစ်မရှိ၊ ပျိုသောနွားထီးနှင့် အပြစ်မရှိသော ဆိတ်ထီးကိုထာဝရဘုရား ရှေ့တော်၌ပူဇော်ရမည်။

24 ယဇ်ပုရောဟိတ်တို့သည် ဆားကိုတင်လျက်၊ ထိုယဇ်ကောင်တို့ကို ထာဝရဘုရားအဘို့ မီးရှို့၍ ပူဇော် ရမည်။

25 ခုနစ်ရက်ပတ်လုံး တနေ့နေ့လျှင်၊ ဆိတ်တ ကောင်ကို အပြစ်ဖြေရာယဇ်ပြု၍ ပူဇော်ရမည်။ အပြစ် မရှိ၊ ပျိုသောနွားထီးတကောင်နှင့် သိုးထီးတကောင်ကို လည်း ပူဇော်ရမည်။

26 ခုနစ်ရက်ပတ်လုံး ယဇ်ပလ္လင်ကို သန့်ရှင်း စင်ကြယ်စေ၍၊ ကိုယ်ကိုလည်း ယဇ်ပုရာဟိတ်အရာ၌ ခန့်ထားရကြမည်။

27 ခုနစ်ရက်စေ့သောနောက် အဋ္ဌမနေ့၌၎င်း၊ ထိုနေ့မှစ၍၎င်း၊ ယဇ်ပုရောဟိတ်တို့သည် ယဇ်ပလ္လင် ပေါ်မှာ သင်တို့မီးရှို့ရာယဇ်များနှင့် မိဿဟာယယဇ်များ ကို ပူဇော်ရကြမည်။ ငါသည်လည်း၊ သင်တို့လက်ခံ မည်ဟု အရှင်ထာဝရဘုရား မိန့်တော်မူ၏။

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Hlavní výklad ze Swedenborgových prací:

Apocalypse Revealed 486, 861, 945

Conjugial Love 26

Divine Providence 134

The Lord 52

Heaven and Hell 171

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 166


Další odkazy Swedenborga k této kapitole:

Arcana Coelestia 101, 1250, 2830, 2851, 3708, 3858, 4482, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 36, 50, 191, 487, 614, 904

Doctrine of the Lord 28, 39

Heaven and Hell 197

True Christian Religion 93, 157


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 71, 179, 208, 220, 253, 417, 422, ...

Marriage 93

Scriptural Confirmations 4, 53

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'Shew' signifies instruction to the life.

ပုံ
'An image' signifies falsities from self-derived intelligence.

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In John 8:2-11, the Lord wrote twice on the ground, when the woman taken in adultery was brought to him, which signifies the condemnation of...

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'Hills' signify the good of charity.

နယ်နိမိတ်
A border as in Isaiah 54:12 signifies the scientific and sensual principle. "And thou shalt make unto it a border of an hand-breath round about."...

ယဇ်ပလ္လင်
The first altar mentioned in the Word was built by Noah after he came out of the ark. On that altar, he sacrificed clean animals...

နှစ်
The number "two" has two different meanings in the Bible. In most cases "two" indicates a joining together or unification. This is easy to see...

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The number "four" in the Bible represents things being linked together or joined. This is partly because four is two times two, and two represents...

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'Square' signifies righteousness.

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Fourteen, as in Genesis 31:40, signifies a first period of time. The fourteenth year, as in Genesis 14:5, signifies the first temptation of the Lord...

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Bloods signify evil, in Ezek. 16:9.

နေ့
The expression 'even to this day' or 'today' sometimes appears in the Word, as in Genesis 19:37-38, 22:14, 26:33, 32:32, 35:20, and 47:26. In a...

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

နွား
'A herd,' as mentioned in Genesis 32:7, denotes exterior or natural good, and also not good things.

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In the Word three terms are used to mean bad things that are done. These three are transgression, iniquity, and sin, and they are here...

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'A kid' signifies the truth of the church. 'A kid,' as in Isaiah 11:6, signifies the genuine truth of the church and also innocence and...

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From correspondences, a goat signifies the natural man. The goat which was sacrificed, as in Leviticus 16:5-10, signifies the natural man regarding a part purified,...

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'A ram' signifies the Lord’s divine spiritual nature pertaining to a person. 'A ram' signifies the good of innocence and charity in the internal self....

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The first altar mentioned in the Word was built by Noah after he came out of the ark. On that altar, he sacrificed clean animals to the Lord. Mountains represent the Lord becase they are high, and we must raise our thoughts above worldly things when "talking" with the Lord. An altar is a small artificial mountain but when used in worship can call to mind this raising of thought, and the fire and smoke is sent up which symbolically is sent to the Lord. Most altars were made from unhewn stones. Stones represent truths and stones that have not been shaped by men represent truths from the Word, truths that have not been adulterated. The clean beasts represent good things, charitable acts done because they are right, and the clean birds represent thoughts about doctrine and actions, and about what is right. So presenting these things is an acknowledgment that we have them from the Lord, and thank Him for them.

In the Israelitish Tabernacle, the Altar of burnt offering represented the acknowledgment of good and the altar of incense that of truth. For this reason this larger altar, which was outside by the door, was made of brass which signifies natural good, and the altar of incense was made of gold which signifies love to the Lord from whom comes truth.

(Odkazy: Arcana Coelestia 921, 1298, Arcana Coelestia 1298 [2], [3], 10177)

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71. And His voice as the voice of many waters, signifies Divine truth in ultimates. This is evident from the signification of a "voice" when it is from the Lord, as being Divine truth (see Arcana Coelestia 219, 220, 3563, 6971, 8813, 8914, and above, n. 55; and from the signification of "waters," as being the truths of faith, and also the knowledges of truth (of which see n. 2702, 3058, 5668, 8568, 10238); and since the knowledges of truths are in ultimates, "the voice as the voice of many waters," because it is said of the Lord, signifies Divine truth in ultimates. (That knowledges and scientifics are of the external or natural man, because they are in the light of the world, thus in ultimates, see Arcana Coelestia 5212, and in general, New Jerusalem and Its Heavenly Doctrine, n. 51.) As it is not yet known that "waters" in the Word signify the truths of faith and the knowledges of truth, I would like, since this signification may possibly appear remote, to show here briefly that this is what is meant in the Word by "waters." This, moreover, is necessary, because without a knowledge of what "waters" signify, it cannot be known what baptism signifies, nor the "washings" in the Israelitish church so frequently referred to. "Waters" signify the truths of faith, as "bread" signifies the good of love. "Waters" and "bread" have this signification because things that pertain to spiritual nourishment are expressed in the sense of the letter by such things as belong to natural nourishment; for bread and water, which include in general all food and drink, nourish the body, while the truths of faith and the good of love nourish the soul. This also is from correspondence, for when "bread" and "water" are read of in the Word, angels, because they are spiritual, understand the things by which they are nourished, which are the goods of love and the truths of faith.

(Odkazy: Arcana Coelestia 219-220; Revelation 1:15; The Apocalypse Explained 55)


[2] But I will cite some passages from which it may be known that "waters" signify the truths of faith, likewise the knowledges of truth. Thus in Isaiah:

The earth is full of the knowledge of Jehovah, as the waters cover the sea (Isaiah 11:9).

In the same:

Then with joy shall ye draw waters out of the fountains of salvation (Isaiah 12:3).

In the same:

He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly, bread shall be given him, and his waters shall be sure (Isaiah 33:15-16).

In the same:

The poor and the needy seek water, but there is none; their tongue faileth for thirst. I will open rivers upon the heights, and will place fountains in the midst of the valleys. I will make the wilderness into a pool of waters, and the dry land into a going forth of waters; that they may see, and know, and consider, and understand (Isaiah 41:17, 18, 20).

In the same:

I will pour waters upon him that is thirsty, and streams upon the dry ground; I will pour My spirit upon thy seed, and My blessing upon thine offspring (Isaiah 44:3).

In the same:

Thy light shall arise in the darkness, and thy thick darkness be as the noonday; that thou mayest be like a watered garden, and like a going forth of waters, whose waters shall not prove false (Isaiah 58:10-11).

In Jeremiah:

My people have committed two evils; they have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, to hew out for themselves pits that hold no water (Jeremiah 2:13).

In the same:

Their nobles sent their little ones for water; they came to the pits and found no waters; they returned with their vessels empty; they were ashamed and confounded (Jeremiah 14:3).

In the same:

They have forsaken Jehovah, the fountain of living waters (Jeremiah 17:13).

In the same:

They shall come with weeping, 1 and with supplications will I lead them; I will lead them unto fountains of waters, in the way of right (Jeremiah 31:9).

In Ezekiel:

I will break the staff of bread, and they shall eat bread by weight and with carefulness; and they shall drink water by measure and with astonishment; that they may want bread and water, and be desolated, a man and a brother, and pine away for their iniquities (Ezekiel 4:16-17; 12:18-19; Isaiah 51:14).

In Amos:

Behold the days come, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but for hearing the Word of Jehovah. They shall wander from sea to sea, they shall run to and fro, to seek the Word of Jehovah, and shall not find it; in that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst (Amos 8:11-13).

In Zechariah:

In that day living waters shall go out from Jerusalem (Zechariah 14:8).

In David:

Jehovah is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He will lead me to the waters of rest (Psalms 23:1-2).

In Isaiah:

They shall not thirst, He will cause waters to flow out of the rock for them, and He will cleave the rock, that the waters may flow out (Isaiah 48:21).

In David:

O God, early will I seek Thee; my soul thirsteth, I am weary without waters (Psalms 63:1).

In the same:

Jehovah sendeth His word, He maketh the wind to blow, that the waters may flow (Psalms 147:18).

In the same:

Praise Jehovah, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens (Psalms 148:4).

In John:

When Jesus came to the fountain of Jacob, a woman of Samaria came to draw water; Jesus said to her, Give Me to drink. If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith unto thee, Give Me to drink, thou wouldest ask of Him, and He would give thee living water. The woman said unto Him, From whence hast Thou living water? Jesus said to her, Everyone that drinketh of this water shall thirst again; but whosoever shall drink of the water that I shall give him shall not thirst for ever; and the water that I shall give him shall become in him a fountain of water, springing up unto everlasting life (John 4:7-15).

In the same:

Jesus said, If any man thirst, let him come unto Me and drink. He that believeth on Me, as the Scripture saith, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (John 7:37-38).

In Revelation:

I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely (Revelation 21:6).

And in another place:

The angel showed unto him a river of water of life, bright as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb (Revelation 22:1).

And again:

The spirit and the bride say, Come. He that heareth, let him say, Come. And he that is athirst, let him come. And he that wisheth, let him take the water of life freely (Revelation 22:17).

(Odkazy: Isaiah 41:17-18; John 4:6-14; Psalms 147:18-19)


[3] These passages have been cited that it may be known that in the Word "waters" signify the truths of faith, consequently what is meant by the water of baptism, about which the Lord thus teaches in John:

Except a man be born of water and of the spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God (John 3:5).

"Waters" here are the truths of faith, and "spirit" a life according to them (see New Jerusalem and Its Heavenly Doctrine, n. 202-209seq.). Because it had not been known that "waters" signified the truths of faith, and that all things that were instituted among the sons of Israel were representative of spiritual things, it was believed that by the washings that were prescribed for them their sins were wiped away; yet this was not at all the case; those washings only represented purification from evils and falsities by means of the truths of faith and a life according to them (see Arcana Coelestia 3147, 5954, 10237, 10240). From this it is now clear that by "the voice," which was "as the voice of many waters," is meant Divine truth; as likewise in Ezekiel:

Behold the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east, and His voice was like the voice of many waters; and the earth was enlightened by His glory (Ezekiel 43:2).

And in David:

The voice of Jehovah is upon the waters, Jehovah upon many waters (Psalms 29:3).

And in the following words in Revelation:

I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters (Revelation 14:2).

[4] I know that some will wonder why "waters" are mentioned in the Word, and not the truths of faith, since the Word is to teach man about his spiritual life; and since, if the expression the truths of faith had been used, instead of "waters," man would have known that the waters of baptism and of washings contribute nothing to the purifying of man from evils and falsities. But it is to be known, that the Word in order to be Divine, and at the same time useful to heaven and the church, must be wholly natural in the letter, for if it were not natural in the letter there could be no conjunction of heaven with the church by means of it; for it would be like a house without a foundation, and like a soul without a body, for ultimates enclose all interiors, and are a foundation for them (see above, n. 41). Man also is in ultimates, and upon the church in him heaven has its foundations. For this reason the style of the Word is such as it is; and as a consequence, when man from the natural things that are in the sense of the letter of the Word thinks spiritually, he is conjoined with heaven, and in no other way could he be conjoined with it.

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Footnotes:

1.  The Latin has "weeping and with weeping," the Hebrew "weeping and with supplication," as also found in Apocalypse Explained 239, 483; Arcana Coelestia 3325.

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(Odkazy: John 4:6-14; Psalms 147:18-19; Revelation 1:15; The Apocalypse Explained 41)

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