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何西阿書 9:7

Chinese: Union (Traditional)         

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7 以色列人知道降罰的日子臨近,報應的時候到。民說:作先知的是愚昧;受靈感的是妄,皆因他們多多作孽,大懷怨恨。

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From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 192


Other references to this verse:

属天的奥秘 2242, 6588

The Lord 4, 48


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 624

Scriptural Confirmations 9, 75

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Word/Phrase Explanations

以色列
'Israel,' in Jeremiah 23:8, signifies the spiritual natural church. The children of Israel dispersed all the literal sense of the Word by falsities. 'The children...

以色列人
'Israel,' in Jeremiah 23:8, signifies the spiritual natural church. The children of Israel dispersed all the literal sense of the Word by falsities. 'The children...


The relationship between men and women is deep and nuanced, and one entire book of the Writings – Conjugial Love or Love in Marriage –...

知道
Like so many common verbs, the meaning of "know" in the Bible is varied and dependent on context. And in some cases – when it...


As with common verbs in general, the meaning of “come” in the Bible is highly dependent on context – its meaning is determined largely by...

先知
The idea of a "prophet" is very closely tied to the idea of the Bible itself, since the Bible was largely written by prophets. At...


To be mad' signifies being spiritually insane.

Commentary

 

054 - A Thread in the Seamless Garment: Figs throughout Scripture      

By Jonathan Rose

This video is a part of the Spirit and Life Bible Study series, whose purpose is to look at the Bible, the whole Bible, and nothing but the Bible through a Swedenborgian lens.

Title: A Thread in the Seamless Garment: Figs throughout Scripture

Topic: Word

Summary: A look at the imagery of figs and how it relates to our spiritual and moral actions. An examination of bibical literalism and scholarly deconstruction, finding both wanting.

Use the reference links below to follow along in the Bible as you watch.

References:
John 19:23-24
Psalms 22:18
Matthew 24:32
Isaiah 34
Revelation 6:12-13
Matthew 7:15; 12:33
Numbers 20:5
Deuteronomy 8
Judges 9:10
Song of Solomon 2:11-13
Jeremiah 8:13-22; 24:1; 29:17
Hosea 2:12; 9:7-end
Joel 1:7
James 3
Matthew 24:31

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Spirit and Life Bible Study broadcast from 8/17/2011. The complete series is available at: www.spiritandlifebiblestudy.com

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Song of Solomon 2:11-13

English: King James Version         

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11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;

12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;

13 The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.

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earth
'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.

Time
Time is an aspect of the physical world, but according to Swedenborg is not an aspect of the spiritual world. The same is true of...

voice
In Genesis 27:22, 'voice' relates to truth, and 'hand,' to good.

heard
'To hearken to father and mother,' as mentioned in Genesis 28:7, signifies obedience from affection. 'To hearken,' as mentioned in Genesis 30:22, signifies providence. See...

land
Is there any difference in meaning between “earth” and “ground”? At first it doesn’t seem so; both refer to the soil making up the land...

fig tree
The Writings tell us that the fig tree represents the "natural human," which is our outward life in the world, and the thoughts and feelings...

fig
The Writings tell us that the fig tree represents the "natural human," which is our outward life in the world, and the thoughts and feelings...

figs
The Writings tell us that the fig tree represents the "natural human," which is our outward life in the world, and the thoughts and feelings...

give
Like other common verbs, the meaning of "give" in the Bible is affected by context: who is giving what to whom? In general, though, giving...

smell
'The sense of smell,' in general, corresponds to the affection for perceiving.


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