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何西阿書 9:7

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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:

天堂的奥秘 2242, 6588

The Lord 4, 48


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 624

Scriptural Confirmations 9, 75

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:


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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...


Coming (Gen. 41:14) denotes communication by influx.

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

 

Man (male)      

By New Christian Bible Study Staff

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by Claude Lefebvre

The relationship between men and women is deep and nuanced, and one entire book of the Writings – Conjugial Love or Love in Marriage – is devoted to the subject. So we can hardly offer a full explanation here.

In a very general sense, though, the Writings say that men are creatures of intellect, driven by the love of growing wise; women, meanwhile are creations of affection, driven by the love of wisdom and the good that wisdom can do. They are formed this way to reflect the Lord’s Divine Love and Divine Wisdom, and so that they can form marriages  that reflect the unity of Divine Love and Divine Wisdom.

Marking differences between men and women can be a touchy thing, but realistically it’s easy to see that men tend to love acquiring knowledge whether it has any practical application or not. Many of them can spout out sports statistics or hold court on the workings of the internal combustion engine, even though it is knowledge they are not likely to ever use. They find such knowledge interesting for its own sake.

It follows, then, that when the Bible speaks of men, the men represent facts, ideas, knowledge, truth, intellect and wisdom – or in the negative sense falsity, twisted logic, and reasoning that is devoid of concern for others.

(References: Arcana Coelestia 476, 1499, 1600, 2382, 2731, 4478, 8337, 8596, 8994; Heaven and Hell 368, 369)


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