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Hosea 6:8

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8 Gilead is a city of them that work iniquity; it is tracked with blood.

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Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 189


Other references to this verse:

Arcana Coelestia 4117, 4430

Other New Christian Commentary

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Word/Phrase Explanations

Gilead
Mount Gilead, as in Genesis 31:21, 23, as a boundary, in a spiritual sense, signifies the first good, which is that of things pertaining to...

iniquity
Folly, iniquity, hypocrisy, and error, as in Isaiah 32:6: Folly has respect to the false, iniquity signifies evil, hypocrisy, the evils spoken against goods, and...

blood
Bloods signify evil, in Ezek. 16:9.

Resources for parents and teachers

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 As Surely as the Sun Rises
Illustrated poster: "As surely as the sun rises, the Lord will appear" from Hosea 6:3. Close your eyes and imagine standing in the sunshine. Now think about the fact that you are standing in the presence of the Lord's love.
Picture | Ages over 7

 Elijah Revives the Widow's Son - Level C
Complete lesson with activity choices: what does "visiting the upper room" mean in your life, scripture scramble, scripted story discussion, and a meditation and task on a verse from the Word.
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 Elijah Revives the Widow's Son - Level D
Complete lesson with activity choices: a look at "raising up the son" in our lives, a scripture scramble, scripted story discussion, and a meditation and task on a verse from the Word.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 15 - 17

 Life Continues after Death
The Old and New Testaments teach that people are raised into spiritual life after death. New Church teachings go further and give details about the nature of life after death.
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 Prayers for Adults: The Lord Is Our God
Activity | Ages over 18

 Return to the Lord Bookmark
Meditate on a verse from the Word and let it inspire you in a spiritual task. Cut out the color picture bookmark to keep or share.
Activity | Ages over 15

 What Will Happen when I Die?
A lesson and activities exploring what happens when we die.
Religion Lesson | Ages over 15

From Swedenborg's Works

 

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms #189

Inner Meaning: Prophets, Psalms (Schreck translation - updated)      

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189. Internal Meaning of Hosea, Chapter 6

1-3 A new church will be established, which will acknowledge the Lord; (11)

4-6 it will understand truth, (11)

7-10 as there are perversities in the former church, (3, 11)

11 when the new church will be established. (11)

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