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1 โอ ปุโรหิตทั้งหลาย จงฟังข้อนี้ โอ วงศ์วานอิสราเอลเอ๋ย จงสดับ โอ ราชวงศ์กษัตริย์ จงเงี่ยหูฟัง เพราะเจ้าทั้งหลายจะต้องถูกพิพากษา เพราะเจ้าเป็นกับอยู่ที่เมืองมิสปาห์ และเป็นข่ายกางอยู่ที่เมืองทาโบร์

2 พวกกบฏได้ฆ่าฟันให้ลึก แม้ว่าเราได้ตีสอนเขาเหล่านี้ทั้งหมด

3 เรารู้จักเอฟราอิม และอิสราเอลก็มิได้ปิดบังไว้จากเรา โอ เอฟราอิมเอ๋ย เจ้าเล่นชู้ อิสราเอลก็เป็นมลทิน

4 การกระทำของเขาไม่ยอมให้เขากลับไปยังพระเจ้าของเขา เพราะจิตใจที่เล่นชู้อยู่ในตัวเขา เขาจึงไม่รู้จักพระเยโฮวาห์

5 ความเย่อหยิ่งของอิสราเอลก็ปรากฏเป็นพยานที่หน้าเขาแล้ว อิสราเอลและเอฟราอิมจึงจะสะดุดเพราะความชั่วช้าของตน ยูดาห์ก็จะพลอยล้มคว่ำไปกับเขาทั้งหลายด้วย

6 เขาจะไปแสวงหาพระเยโฮวาห์ด้วยนำเอาฝูงแพะแกะฝูงวัวไป แต่เขาจะหาพระองค์ไม่พบ พระองค์ทรงจากเขาไปแล้ว

7 เขาได้ทรยศต่อพระเยโฮวาห์ เพราะเขาเกิดลูกนอกรีต บัดนี้วันขึ้นค่ำจะผลาญเขาเสียพร้อมกับไร่นาของเขา

8 จงเป่าแตรทองเหลืองขนาดเล็กที่ในกิเบอาห์ จงเป่าแตรที่ในรามาห์ จงร้องตะโกนที่เบธาเวน โอ เบนยามินเอ๋ย มีคนตามหาเจ้า

9 ในวันแห่งการห้ามปรามนั้นเอฟราอิมจะรกร้าง เราได้ประกาศท่ามกลางตระกูลต่างๆของอิสราเอลให้ทราบถึงสิ่งที่จะเกิดขึ้นอย่างแน่นอน

10 เจ้านายของยูดาห์ได้กลายเป็นเหมือนคนที่ย้ายหลักเขต ดังนั้นเราจะเทพระพิโรธของเราเหนือเขาให้เหมือนอย่างเทน้ำ

11 เอฟราอิมถูกบีบบังคับ และถูกขยี้ด้วยการทำโทษ เพราะเขาตั้งจิตตั้งใจที่จะติดตามบัญญัตินั้น

12 เพราะฉะนั้นเราจะเป็นเหมือนตัวมอดต่อเอฟราอิม และเป็นเหมือนสิ่งผุต่อวงศ์วานยูดาห์

13 เมื่อเอฟราอิเห็นความเจ็บป่วยของตน และยูดาห์เห็นบาดแผลของตน เอฟราอิมก็ไปหาคนอัสซีเรีย และส่งคนไปหากษัตริย์เยเร็บ แต่ท่านก็ไม่สามารถจะรักษาเจ้าหรือรักษาบาดแผลของเจ้าได้

14 เพราะเราจะเป็นเหมือนสิงโตต่อเอฟราอิม และเป็นเหมือนสิงโตหนุ่มต่อวงศ์วานของยูดาห์ เราคือเรานี่แหละ จะฉีกแล้วก็ไปเสีย เราจะลากเอาไป และใครจะช่วยก็ไม่ได้

15 เราจะกลับมายังสถานที่ของเราอีกจนกว่าเขาจะยอมรับความผิดของเขาและแสวงหาหน้าของเรา เมื่อเขารับความทุกข์ร้อน เขาจะแสวงหาเราอย่างขยันขันแข็ง

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134. "'To teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality.'" This symbolically means, in consequence of which faith the truths of the church are falsified.

To teach and seduce the Lord's servants means, symbolically, to teach and seduce people who can be and are willing to be instructed in truths from the Word. That servants of the Lord are what people governed by truths are called may be seen in nos. 3 and 128 above; and to commit sexual immorality means, symbolically, to adulterate and falsify the Word. To commit sexual immorality has this symbolic meaning because every particular of the Word contains a marriage of good and truth, and this marriage is broken when goodness is divorced and estranged from truth.

To be shown that every particular of the Word contains a marriage of good and truth, see The Doctrine of the New Jerusalem Regarding the Sacred Scripture, nos.80-90. It is because of this that to commit sexual immorality means, symbolically, to adulterate the goods of the Word and falsify its truths. Moreover, because this is spiritual licentiousness, therefore people who have employed their own reason to falsify the Word become sexually licentious people when they enter the spiritual world after death. And something as yet unrecognized in the world is the fact that people who have affirmed faith alone to the exclusion of any works of charity are prompted by the lust of an adultery of a son with his mother. In the spiritual world I have often perceived them to be impelled by the lust of so unspeakable an adultery. Remember this and inquire into it after death, and you will be convinced. I have not dared to reveal this previously, because it offends the ears.

(Odkazy: Revelation 2:20; Teachings about the Sacred Scripture 80-90)


[2] This adultery is symbolized by the adultery of Reuben with Bilhah, his father's concubine (Genesis 35:22), inasmuch as Reuben symbolizes that faith. Therefore he was cursed by his father Israel, and the birthright was subsequently taken from him. For in prophesying concerning his sons, his father Israel said of Reuben,

Reuben, you are my firstborn, My might and the beginning of my strength... Unstable as water, you shall not excel, because you went up to your father's bed, then defiled it. He went up to my pallet. (Genesis 49:3-4)

And therefore the birthright was taken from him:

...Reuben (was) the firstborn of Israel..., but because he defiled his father's pallet, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph... (1 Chronicles 5:1)

We will see in the explanation of Revelation 7:5 that Reuben represented truth arising from good or faith springing from charity, and afterward truth divorced from good or faith divorced from charity.

(Odkazy: Acts of the Apostles 5:1)


[3] That references to sexual licentiousness in the Word symbolize adulterations of good and falsifications of truth can be seen from the following passages:

...when Joram saw Jehu, he said, "Is it peace, Jehu?" And he said, "What peace, as long as the harlotries of your mother Jezebel and her witchcraft are many?" (2 Kings 9:22)

The harlotries of Jezebel do not mean any acts of licentiousness, but her deeds, as cited in no. 132 above.

Your sons shall be shepherds in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms... (Numbers 14:33)

The person who has regard to mediums and soothsayers, to go whoring after them..., I will cut him off... (Leviticus 20:6)

(Do not) make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, (lest) they go whoring after their gods... (Exodus 34:15).

(Jerusalem,) you trusted in your own beauty and played the harlot because of your fame, (so that) you poured out your harlotries on everyone passing by... You also committed harlotry with the Egyptians, your very carnal neighbors, and multiplied your acts of harlotry... You also played the harlot with the Assyrians, because you were insatiable, (with whom) you played the harlot... You multiplied your harlotry as far as... Chaldea... The adulterous woman, who in place of her husband takes strangers. All men give payment to their harlots, but you made your payments to them all, (that they may) come to you from all around for your harlotries... Therefore, harlot, hear the word of Jehovah. (Ezekiel 16:15-16, 26, 28-29, 32-33, 35ff.)

Jerusalem there is the Israelite and Jewish Church. Its harlotries mean adulterations and falsifications of the Word. And because Egypt symbolizes the knowledge of the natural self, Assyria reasoning on the basis of it, Chaldea the profanation of truth, and Babel the profanation of good, therefore the passage says that it played the harlot with them.

(Odkazy: Exodus 34:15-16; Ezekiel 16:15)


[4] ...two women, the daughters of one mother, committed harlotry in Egypt; in their youth they committed harlotry... (One,) my subject, played the harlot, and she doted on her lovers, the neighboring Assyrians... She committed her harlotries with them... (Yet) she has not given up her harlotries in Egypt....

(The other) became more corrupt in her loving than she, and in her harlotries more corrupt than her sister's harlotries... She increased her harlotries... She loved (Chaldeans).... Then the Babylonians came to her, to the bed of love, and they defiled her with their harlotry. (Ezekiel 23:2-3, 5, 7-8, 11, 14, 16-17ff.)

The two daughters of the same mother are likewise the Israelite and Jewish Church, whose adulterations and falsifications of the Word are described here, as above, by harlotries.

[5] So, too, in the following passages:

...you have played the harlot with many lovers... You have profaned the land with your harlotries and your wickedness... Have you seen what backsliding Israel has done? She has gone up on every high mountain and... played the harlot... Treacherous Judah... went and played the harlot also. So that... by the report of her harlotry she defiled the land; ...she committed adultery with stone and wood. (Jeremiah 3:1-2, 6, 8-9)

And elsewhere:

Run to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see... if you can find a man... who executes judgment and seeks the truth... I satiated them, and they committed harlotry and came by troops into the harlots' house. (Jeremiah 5:1, 7)

I have seen your adulteries... your neighings, the wickedness of your harlotry, your abominations on the hills in the fields. Woe to you, O Jerusalem! You will not be made clean... (Jeremiah 13:27)

I have seen a horrible obstinacy in the prophets of Jerusalem: they commit adultery and walk in a lie. (Jeremiah 23:14)

...they have committed folly in Israel, have committed adultery..., and have spoken (My) word in My name falsely... (Jeremiah 29:23)

...they sinned against Me; I will change their glory into disrepute... They committed harlotry..., because they have forsaken Jehovah. Harlotry... enslaved (their) heart... ...your daughters commit harlotry, and your daughters-in-law commit adultery. (Hosea 4:7, 10-11, 13)

I know Ephraim..., (that) he has (altogether) committed harlotry, (and) Israel is defiled. (Hosea 5:3)

I have seen a horrible thing in the house of Israel: Ephraim committed harlotry there, (and) Israel is defiled. (Hosea 6:10)

Israel there is the church, and Ephraim is its understanding of the Word, from which and in accordance with which the church is formed. Therefore Ephraim is said to have committed harlotry and Israel to be defiled.

[6] Since the church had falsified the Word, the prophet Hosea was commanded to take himself a harlot as a wife, as follows:

...take yourself a woman of harlotries and children of harlotries, for the land has committed great harlotry behind Jehovah. (Hosea 1:2).

Again:

...love a woman who is loved by a companion and is an adulteress... (Hosea 3:1)

Since the Jewish Church was such as described, therefore the Lord called the Jewish nation an adulterous generation (Matthew 12:39; 16:4, Mark 8:38); and in Isaiah, the offspring of an adulterer (Isaiah 57:3).

In Nahum:

Woe to the bloody city! Full of lying... The multitude of the slain... because of the multitude of the harlotries of the harlot..., who sells nations through her harlotries... (Nahum 3:1, 3-4)

[7] Since Roman Catholicism adulterates and falsifies the Word more than any others in the Christian world, it is therefore called Babylon, the Great Harlot, and the following things are said of it in the book of Revelation:

Babylon... has made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her harlotry. (Revelation 14:8)

(Babylon has made) all the nations (drink) of the wine of the wrath of her harlotry, and the kings of the earth have committed harlotry with her... (Revelation 18:3)

(The angel said,) "Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot... with whom the kings of the earth committed harlotry. (Revelation 17:1-2)

...He has judged the great harlot who corrupted the earth with her harlotry. (Revelation 19:2)

It is apparent from this now that to commit adultery and to commit sexual immorality mean, symbolically, to adulterate and falsify the goods and truths of the Word.

(Odkazy: Ezekiel 16:15; Revelation 2:20)

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1 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.

2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.

4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.

6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.

7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.

8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:

10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;

13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.

14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;

16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

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'To measure' signifies knowing and exploring the quality of something.

penny
A penny,' as in Revelation 6, signifies something so small that it is barely anything.

measures
The Bible uses a somewhat dizzying array of unfamiliar measurement, leaving translators a choice between being accurate and confusing or inaccurate and clear. Since they...

hurt
'To hurt,' as mentioned in Revelation 6:6, signifies violation and profanation. 'To hurt' as mentioned in Revelation 9:4, signifies perverting the truths and goods of...

oil
In Revelation 18:13, 'wine, oil, flour, and wheat' signify celestial principles of worship.

Power
Power,' as in Revelation 4, signifies salvation, because all divine power regards this as its final purpose. A person is reformed by divine power, and...

over
'Upon' or 'over' signifies being within.

under
Generally speaking things that are seen as lower physically in the Bible represent things that are lower or more external spiritually. In some cases this...

the Word
In general, we tend to be very aware of how knowing what's true leads to doing what is good. That starts as children, with parents...

word
'Sayings' denotes persuasion. 'Sayings,' when related to Jehovah, signify informing or instructing.

Word of God
'The Word of God,' as in Revelation 17:17, signifies the things foretold in the Word.

Loud
In Revelation 5:2, 'a loud' or 'great voice' signifies divine truth from the Lord, in its power or virtue.

Long
'Long' and thence to prolong, refer to good.

robes
'Robes,' as in Revelation 7, signify truths of defense. Before they were washed they signified falsities. People in falsities from ignorance in the spiritual world,...

said
As with many common verbs, the meaning of “to say” in the Bible is highly dependent on context. Who is speaking? Who is hearing? What...

killed
The Lord is love itself, and that love is the ultimate source of all energy and thus of all life. It follows, then, that the...

fulfilled
When the Lord said that all things which were written concerning him were fulfilled, he meant that all things were fulfilled in their inmost sense.

sixth
Like most numbers in the Bible, "six" can have various meanings depending on context, but has a couple that are primary. When used in relation...

sackcloth
'Being clothed in sackcloth' signifies lamentation because of the devastation of truth in the church. 'Sackcloth,' as in Revelation 6:12, relates to destroyed good.

stars
The star which went before them [the wise men] meant knowledge coming from heaven, since stars in the Word mean pieces of knowledge. –De Verbo...

heaven
"Air" in the Bible represents thought, but in a very general way – more like our capacity to perceive ideas and the way we tend...

mighty
'Might' denotes the forces or power of truth.

Great men
Great men, as in Revelation 6:15, signify those who are in good, and, in an opposite sense, those who are in evil. Great men, as...

chief
'Officer' denotes doctrines or principles of interpretation.

hid
'To hide themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains,' as mentioned in Revelation 6:15, signifies being in evils and in falsities...

us
Angels do give us guidance, but they are mere helpers; the Lord alone governs us, through angels and spirits. Since angels have their assisting role,...

sitteth
If you think about sitting, it seems fair to say that where you're sitting is more important than that you're sitting. Sitting in a movie...

great day of His wrath
'The great day of His wrath,' as in Revelation 6:17, signifies the day of the last judgment.

Videos from the Swedenborg Foundation

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The White and Red Horsemen in the Book of Revelation - S&L Short Clips

n the Last Judgment that Swedenborg witnessed in the spiritual world, people were sorted according to state of mind. Learn two states of mind represented by the white and red horsemen in Revelation 6.

The White and Red Horsemen in the Book of Revelation - S&L Short Clips

n the Last Judgment that Swedenborg witnessed in the spiritual world, people were sorted according to state of mind. Learn two states of mind represented by the white and red horsemen in Revelation 6.

Who Are the Souls Under the Altar? - S&L Short Clips

Swedenborg witnessed the Last Judgment in the spiritual world, and says this process also happens in our minds. Learn the meaning of the symbolic imagery in Revelation 6:9.

Resources for parents and teachers

The items listed here are provided courtesy of our friends at the General Church of the New Jerusalem. You can search/browse their whole library by following this link.


 A Great Earthquake
Color picture of the great earthquake from Revelation 6.
Picture | Ages up to 14

 Horses
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 9 - 12

 John's Vision of the Horses
Some of the horses in this story are scary but they teach us important things.
Story | Ages 4 - 6

 The Black Horse
Color picture of the rider on the black horse holding a pair of scales. He was seen when the third seal was opened.
Picture | Ages up to 14

 The Fifth Seal: Martyrs Given White Robes
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 The Fifth Seal: The Souls Under the Altar
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 The First Seal: First Horsemen
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 The First Seal: The White Horse
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 The Four Horsemen
Dramatic color painting of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Picture | All Ages

 The Four Horsemen
A New Church Bible story explanation for teaching Sunday school. Includes lesson materials for Primary (3-8 years), Junior (9-11 years), Intermediate (12-14 years), Senior (15-17 years) and Adults.
Teaching Support | Ages over 3

 The Four Horsemen (3-5 years)
Project | Ages 4 - 6

 The Four Horsemen (6-8 years)
Project | Ages 7 - 10

 The Four Horsemen (9-11 years)
Project | Ages 11 - 14

 The Fourth Seal: A Pale Horse
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 The Opening of the Seven Seals
A lesson for younger children with discussion ideas and a project.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 4 - 6

 The Pale Horse
Color picture of the rider on the pale horse whose name is death. He was seen when the fourth seal was opened.
Picture | Ages up to 14

 The Red Horse
Color picture of the rider on the fiery red horse who was given a great sword to take peace from the earth. He was seen when the second seal was opened.
Picture | Ages up to 14

 The Second Seal: A Red Horse
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 The Sixth Seal: A Great Earthquake
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 The Sixth Seal: The Great Earthquake
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 The Souls Under the Altar
Color picture of the souls under the altar seen when the fifth seal was opened.
Picture | Ages up to 14

 The Third Seal: A Black Horse
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 The White Horse
Color picture of the rider on the white horse who was given a bow and a crown and who went out to conquer. He was seen when the first seal was opened.
Picture | Ages up to 14

 White Horse and Rider with Crown
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14


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