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Hesekiel 46

German: Elberfelder (1871)         

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1 So spricht der Herr, Jehova: Das Tor des inneren Vorhofs, welches gegen Osten sieht, soll die sechs Werktage geschlossen sein; aber am Sabbathtage soll es geöffnet werden, und am Tage des Neumondes soll es geöffnet werden.

2 Und der Fürst soll durch die Torhalle hineingehen von außen her und sich an die Pfosten des Tores stellen; und die Priester sollen sein Brandopfer und seine Friedensopfer opfern, und er soll auf der Schwelle des Tores anbeten und hinausgehen; das Tor soll aber nicht geschlossen werden bis zum Abend.

3 Und das Volk des Landes soll anbeten am Eingang dieses Tores, an den Sabbathen und an den Neumonden, vor Jehova. -

4 Und das Brandopfer, welches der Fürst dem Jehova am Sabbathtage darbringen soll: sechs Lämmer ohne Fehl und ein Widder ohne Fehl.

5 Und als Speisopfer: ein Epha Feinmehl zu jedem Widder; und zu den Lämmern als Speisopfer: eine Gabe seiner Hand (Derselbe Sinn wie v 7; so auch v 11;) und Öl, ein Hin zu jedem Epha.

6 Und am Tage des Neumondes: ein junger Farren ohne Fehl und sechs Lämmer und ein Widder; ohne Fehl sollen sie sein.

7 Und ein Epha zu jedem Farren und ein Epha zu jedem Widder soll er als Speisopfer opfern; und zu den Lämmern, nach dem was seine Hand aufbringen kann; und Öl, ein Hin zu jedem Epha. -

8 Und wenn der Fürst hineingeht, soll er durch die Torhalle (d. i. die Halle des Osttores; wie v 2) hineingehen; und durch sie soll er hinausgehen.

9 Und wenn das Volk des Landes an den Festen (S. die Anm. zu Kap. 36,38) vor Jehova kommt: wer durch das Nordtor hineingeht, um anzubeten, soll durch das Südtor hinausgehen; und wer durch das Südtor hineingeht, soll durch das Nordtor hinausgehen; er soll nicht durch das Tor zurückkehren, durch welches er hineingegangen ist, sondern stracks vor sich hinausgehen.

10 Und der Fürst soll mitten unter ihnen hineingehen, wenn sie hineingehen; und wenn sie hinausgehen, sollen sie zusammen hinausgehen. -

11 Und an den Festen (S. die Anm. zu Kap. 45,17) und zu den Festzeiten soll das Speisopfer sein: ein Epha Feinmehl zu jedem Farren und ein Epha zu jedem Widder; und zu den Lämmern eine Gabe seiner Hand; und Öl, ein Hin zu jedem Epha.

12 Und wenn der Fürst ein freiwilliges Brandopfer oder freiwillige Friedensopfer dem Jehova opfern will, so soll man ihm das Tor öffnen, welches gegen Osten sieht; und er soll sein Brandopfer und seine Friedensopfer opfern, gleichwie er am Sabbathtage tut; und wenn er hinausgeht, so soll man das Tor verschließen, nachdem er hinausgegangen ist. -

13 Und du sollst täglich ein einjähriges Lamm ohne Fehl dem Jehova als Brandopfer opfern, Morgen für Morgen sollst du es opfern.

14 Und ein Speisopfer sollst du dazu opfern, Morgen für Morgen: ein sechstel Epha; und Öl, ein drittel Hin, um das Feinmehl zu befeuchten, als Speisopfer-dem Jehova: ewige Satzungen, die beständig währen sollen.

15 Und opfert (Nach and. Les.: man soll opfern) das Lamm und das Speisopfer und das Öl, Morgen für Morgen, als ein beständiges Brandopfer.

16 So spricht der Herr, Jehova: Wenn der Fürst einem seiner Söhne ein Geschenk gibt, so ist es dessen Erbteil; es soll seinen Söhnen gehören, es ist ihr Erbeigentum.

17 Wenn er aber einem seiner Knechte ein Geschenk von seinem Erbteil gibt, so soll es demselben bis zum Freijahre gehören, und dann wieder an den Fürsten kommen; es ist ja sein Erbteil: seinen Söhnen, ihnen soll es gehören.

18 Und der Fürst soll nichts von dem Erbteil des Volkes nehmen, so daß er sie aus ihrem Eigentum verdrängt; von seinem Eigentum soll er seinen Söhnen vererben, auf daß mein Volk nicht zerstreut werde, ein jeder aus seinem Eigentum.

19 Und er brachte mich durch den Zugang, der an der Seite (W. Schulter, nämlich des nördlichen Binnentores) des Tores war, zu den heiligen Zellen für die Priester, welche gegen Norden sahen; und siehe, daselbst war ein Ort an der äußersten Seite gegen Westen.

20 Und er sprach zu mir: Das ist der Ort, wo die Priester das Schuldopfer und das Sündopfer kochen, wo sie das Speisopfer backen sollen, damit sie es nicht in den äußeren Vorhof hinaustragen, das Volk zu heiligen. -

21 Und er führte mich hinaus in den äußeren Vorhof und ließ mich an den vier Ecken des Vorhofs vorübergehen; und siehe, in jeder Ecke des Vorhofs war ein Hof.

22 In den vier Ecken des Vorhofs waren geschlossene Höfe, vierzig Ellen lang und dreißig breit; alle vier Eckhöfe hatten einerlei Maß.

23 Und in denselben war eine Mauerreihe ringsherum bei allen vieren; und Kochherde waren unter den Mauerreihen angebracht ringsum.

24 Und er sprach zu mir: Dies sind die Kochhäuser, wo die Diener des Hauses das Schlachtopfer des Volkes kochen sollen.

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Main explanations:

Apocalypse Revealed 861, 945

Die Eheliche Liebe 26

Die göttliche Vorsehung 134

Die Lehre vom Herrn 52

Himmel und Hölle 171

der Propheten und der Psalmen Davids 169


Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 1250, 2788, 2830, 2851, 2928, 3708, 3858, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 36, 191, 904

Himmel und Hölle 197


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 208, 220, 422, 630

Scriptural Confirmations 4, 53

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:


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Word/Phrase Explanations

jehova
The Lord, in the simplest terms, is love itself expressed as wisdom itself. In philosophic terms, love is the Lord's substance and wisdom is His...

Tor
"Gates" in ancient times had a significance that does not hold in the modern world. Cities then were enclosed by walls for protection; gates in...

sechs
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...

Tage
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...

geschlossen
There are only a couple of references in the Writings to "close" used as a verb, and both stem from Amos 9:11, which talks about...

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

Abend
Since the light and warmth of the sun represent the Lord’s wisdom and love, it makes sense that evening, a time when the light and...

Eingang
In a general sense, doors in the Bible represent the initial desires for good and concepts of truth that introduce people to new levels of...

Vor
In most cases, the meaning of "before" is pretty straightforward, both as a way of assessing relative time, and in its use meaning "in someone's...

Lämmer
'A lamb' signifies the good of the innocence of infancy. 'A lamb' signifies the Lord regarding His divine humanity. The lamb,' as in Revelation 8:11,...

ohne
'Upright' signifies truth originating in charity. Truth may be derived from various origins, but what originates in the good of charity from the Lord is...

Widder
'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....

Hand
Scientists believe that one of the most crucial developments in the evolution of humans was bipedalism – walking on two legs. That left our hands...

Öl
Oil – typically olive oil – was an extremely important product in Biblical times, for food preparation, medicinal ointment and for burning in lamps. As...

hin
'A hin' denotes the measurement of conjunction.

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

öffnen
To open,' as in Revelation 9, signifies communication and conjunction.

Täglich
"Day" describes a state in which we are turned toward the Lord, and are receiving light (which is truth) and heat (which is a desire...

Morgen
Morning comes with the rising of the sun, and the sun – which gives life to the earth with its warmth and light – represents...

feinmehl
Flour, or meal, signifies celestial truth, and wheat, celestial good. Flour and oil signify truth and good from a spiritual origin, and honey, good from...

Söhne
'A son,' as in Genesis 5:28, signifies the rise of a new church. 'Son,' as in Genesis 24:3, signifies the Lord’s rationality regarding good. 'A...

gibt
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...

Seite
'Sides' signify the interior or middle between the inmost and the extremes. The word 'rib' is used to mean sides, they denote truths, but sides...

Schulter
'The shoulder' signifies all power. 'The shoulder,' as in Ezekiel 29:7, signifies the power or faculty of understanding truth. 'To dwell between his shoulders,' as...

nördlichen
'North' signifies people who are in obscurity regarding truth. North,' in Isaiah 14:31, signifies hell. The North,' as in Jeremiah 3:12, signifies people who are...

Ort
'A dry place,' as in Luke 11:24, signifies states of evil and falsity which are in the life of someone who does the work of...

sprach
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...

kochen
'To seethe' signifies destroying truths and goods by falsities.

backen
In a broad sense, there are two things we get from our food. One is energy, in the form of carbohydrates and fats. The other...

vorhof
'Villages' signify the external aspects of faith and the church. Rituals are the external parts of the church. Doctrines are the internal parts when they...

heiligen
'To sanctify' denotes being led by the Lord. 'To sanctify' denotes being incapable of being violated.

vier
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...

vierzig
'Forty' means completeness because 'four' means what is complete, as does 'ten.' Forty is the product of four and ten. Compound numbers have a meaning...

dreißig
'Thirty' has a twofold significance because it is is the product of five and six, and also three and ten. From five multiplied by six,...

unter
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...

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Arcana Coelestia #9457

Arcana Coelestia (Elliott translation)      

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9457. 'And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying' means instructions regarding the holy things of heaven which had to be represented. This is clear from the verses that follow, for the things which Jehovah told Moses mean the holy things of heaven that were to be represented. Among the Israelite people a Church was being established in which outward forms would exist displaying in a representative fashion the celestial realities belonging to the good of love, and the spiritual realities belonging to the good and truth of faith, as such realities exist in heaven and ought to do so in the Church. From all this it is clear that 'Jehovah spoke' means instructions regarding the holy things of heaven which had to be represented. Since the matters described in the verses that follow are representative of the celestial and spiritual realities from the Lord in the heavens, something needs to be said about what a representative Church is and why it exists.

(References: Exodus 25:1)


[2] There are three heavens - the inmost or third, the middle or second, and the lowest or first. In the inmost heaven the good of love to the Lord reigns, in the middle heaven the good of charity towards the neighbour reigns, and in the lowest the things which are thought, spoken, and come into being in the middle and inmost heavens are represented. The representatives there are countless, such as paradise parks, gardens, forests, fields, plains, as well as cities, palaces, and houses; also flocks and herds, as well as very many kinds of animals and birds; and countless other phenomena. These appear before the eyes of angelic spirits in that heaven more plainly than any such things do on earth in the light at midday; and what is astonishing, those spirits also discern what realities are meant by the things which appear.

[3] Such phenomena also appeared to prophets when their inner sight, which is the sight of the spirit, had been opened, for instance the horses that appeared to Zechariah, 6:1-8; the living creatures which were cherubs, and afterwards the new temple and everything in it that appeared to Ezekiel, Chapters 1, 9, 10, 40-48; the lampstand, thrones, living creatures (which again were cherubs), horses, new Jerusalem, and very many other phenomena, which appeared to John and are described in the Book of Revelation; and similarly the fiery horses and chariots that appeared to Elisha's servant, 2 Kings 6:17. Things such as these are constantly making their appearance in heaven before the eyes of spirits and angels. They are natural forms in which the inward things of heaven terminate and are given shape. The things which present themselves visually before the spirits and angels' actual eyes in this way are representations.

(References: Ezekiel 40:1, 41:1, 42:1, 43:1, 44:1, 45:1, 46:1, 47:1, 48:1)


[4] A representative Church exists therefore when the holy, inner realities of love and faith which are derived from the Lord and look towards the Lord present themselves by means of visual forms in the world, such as those which are the subject in this and following chapters - the ark, the mercy-seat, the cherubs, the tables there, the lampstand, and everything else that was part of the tabernacle. For that tabernacle was constructed in such a way that it might represent the three heavens and everything there, the ark which contained the Testimony representing the inmost heaven and the Lord Himself there. This is why, when Moses was shown on the mountain the form it should take, Jehovah said at the same time, To the end that they may make for Him a sanctuary and He may dwell in their midst, verse 8. Everyone endowed with any ability to think on a deeper level can see that Jehovah could not have dwelt in a tent but that He dwells in heaven, and that this tent is called the sanctuary only because it presents an image of heaven, and the celestial and spiritual realities there. Let everyone ask himself, What would it have been for Jehovah, Creator of heaven and earth, to dwell in a small dwelling-place that was made of wood, overlaid with gold, and surrounded by curtains, if heaven and the things of heaven had not been represented there in outward forms?

[5] For the realities which are represented in outward forms do indeed reveal themselves in a similar way in the lowest or first heaven before the spirits there. But those in the higher heavens perceive the inner things that are being represented, which, as has been stated, are the celestial realities belonging to love to the Lord and the spiritual realities belonging to faith in the Lord. It was things of this nature that filled heaven when Moses and the people, moved by outward holiness, venerated that tent as the dwelling-place of Jehovah Himself. From this it is evident what a representative was, and also that by means of it heaven, and so the Lord, was present with mankind.

[6] A representative Church therefore was established among the Israelite people, when the ancient Church came to an end, in order that by means of such representatives heaven, and so the Lord, might be joined to the human race. (If the Lord did not join Himself to people through heaven they would cease to exist; for it is as a result of this joining of Himself to them that people possess the life they have.) Those representatives however were no more than outward means serving to conjoin, yet to which the Lord joined heaven in a wondrous manner, 4311. But when the joining together through those means also was about to perish the Lord came into the world and laid bare the actual realities which were being merely represented up to then, that is, the inner realities which belong to love to and faith in Him. These realities themselves now effect that joining together. But the only means by which such a joining together is effected at the present day is still the Word, since this has been written in such a way that every single part of it has a correspondence and as a consequence represents and serves to mean the Divine realities present in the heavens.

(References: Exodus 25:1)

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Arcana Coelestia 9466, 9670, 9739, 9854, 9873, 9928, 9954, 9963, 10001, 10022, 10103, 10108, 10129, 10150, 10177, 10195, 10230, 10268, 10270, 10304, 10337, 10338


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 62, 277, 324, 375, 392, 630, 700


Thanks to the Swedenborg Society for the permission to use this translation.


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