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Hesekiel 9

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1 Und er rief vor meinen Ohren mit lauter Stimme und sprach: Nahet euch, ihr Aufseher der Stadt, ein jeder mit seinem Werkzeug der Zerstörung in seiner Hand!

2 Und siehe, sechs Männer kamen des Weges vom oberen Tore, welches gegen Norden sieht, ein jeder mit seinem Werkzeug zum Zerschlagen in seiner Hand; und ein Mann war in ihrer Mitte, in Linnen gekleidet, mit einem Schreibzeug an seiner Hüfte; und sie kamen und stellten sich neben den ehernen Altar. -

3 Und die Herrlichkeit des Gottes Israels erhob sich von dem Cherub, über welchem sie war, zu der Schwelle des Hauses hin. Und er rief dem in Linnen gekleideten Manne, der das Schreibzeug an seiner Hüfte hatte,

4 und Jehova sprach zu ihm: Gehe mitten durch die Stadt, mitten durch Jerusalem, und mache ein Zeichen (Eig. zeichne ein T.) an die Stirnen der Leute, welche seufzen und jammern über all die Greuel, die in ihrer Mitte geschehen.

5 Und zu jenen sprach er vor meinen Ohren: Gehet hinter ihm her durch die Stadt und schlaget; euer Auge schone nicht, und erbarmet euch nicht.

6 Mordet bis zur Vertilgung (O. Mordet zur Vertilgung) Greise, Jünglinge und Jungfrauen und Kinder und Weiber! aber nahet euch niemandem, an welchem das Zeichen ist; und bei meinem Heiligtum sollt ihr anfangen. Und sie fingen an bei den alten Männern, welche vor dem Hause (d. h. dem Tempel) waren. -

7 Und er sprach zu ihnen: Verunreiniget das Haus und füllet die Vorhöfe mit Erschlagenen; gehet hinaus! Und sie gingen hinaus und schlugen in der Stadt.

8 Und es geschah, als sie schlugen, und ich allein übrigblieb, da fiel ich nieder auf mein Angesicht und schrie und sprach: Ach, Herr, Jehova! willst du den ganzen Überrest Israels verderben, indem du deinen Grimm über Jerusalem ausgießest?

9 Und er sprach zu mir: Die Schuld (O. Ungerechtigkeit, Missetat) des Hauses Israel und Juda ist über die Maßen groß, und das Land ist mit Gewalttat erfüllt, und die Stadt ist voll Beugung des echts; denn sie sagen: Jehova hat das Land verlassen, und Jehova sieht uns nicht!

10 So auch ich, -mein Auge soll nicht schonen, und ich werde mich nicht erbarmen; ihren Weg will ich auf ihren Kopf bringen.

11 Und siehe, der in Linnen gekleidete Mann, welcher das Schreibzeug an seiner Hüfte hatte, brachte Antwort und sprach: Ich habe getan, wie du mir geboten hast.

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Main explanations:

Arcana Coelestia 9457

Coronis oder Anhang zur Wahren Christlichen Religion 56

Die Lehre des neuen Jerusalem von der Heiligen Schrift 97

der Propheten und der Psalmen Davids 132


Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 308, 396, 737, 2242, 4503, 5608, 6588, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 239, 325, 347, 440, 620, 629, 671

Die Lehre vom Herrn 39

Wahre Christliche Religion 93, 260


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 270, 315, 427, 555, 577, 838, 863, ...

Marriage 93

Scriptural Confirmations 19, 99

Other New Christian Commentary

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Stimme
'Voice' signifies what is announced from the Word. 'Voice' often refers and is applied to things that cannot have a voice, as in Exodus 4,...

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...

Stadt
Cities of the mountain and cities of the plain (Jer. 33:13) signify doctrines of charity and faith.

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...

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...

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

Tore
"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...

Norden
'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...

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

Mitte
'Middle' denotes what is primary, principal, or inmost.

altar
The first altar mentioned in the Word was built by Noah after he came out of the ark. On that altar, he sacrificed clean animals...

gottes
Der Herr ist die Liebe selbst, ausgedrückt in der Form der Weisheit selbst. Die Liebe ist also sein Wesen, sein Innerstes. Die Weisheit - das...

israels
'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...

Cherub
A Cherub has as its first definition in the dictionary, “A winged heavenly creature.” Cherubim is the plural of cherub. In the Word, the words...

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...

jerusalem
Jerusalem first comes to or attention in II Samuel, chapter 5 where King David takes it from the Jebusites and makes it his capital. In...

hinter
Behind, or after, (Gen. 16:13), signifies within or above, or an interior or superior principle.

Auge
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Jungfrauen
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Alten
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Vor
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Hause
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Haus
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herr
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ungerechtigkeit
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missetat
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Israel
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juda
City of Judah,' as in Isaiah 40:9, signifies the doctrine of love towards the Lord and love towards our neighbor in its whole extent.

groß
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Land
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erfüllt
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Voll
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sagen
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sieht
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Weg
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Kopf
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geboten
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Jeremia 25:29

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29 Denn siehe, bei der Stadt, welche nach meinem Namen genannt ist, beginne ich Übles zu tun (O. zu verderben, zu vernichten,) und ihr solltet etwa ungestraft bleiben? Ihr werdet nicht ungestraft bleiben; denn ich rufe das Schwert über alle Bewohner der Erde, spricht Jehova der Heerscharen.

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der Propheten und der Psalmen Davids 91


Other references to this verse:

Arcana Coelestia 662, 7051, 7192

Die Lehre vom Herrn 53

Wahre Christliche Religion 158


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 601

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Stadt
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Namen
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Erde
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schwert
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spricht
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...

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...

heerscharen
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Arcana Coelestia #8940

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8940. 'And if you make for Me an altar of stones' means a representative kind of worship in general that is composed of truths. This is clear from the meaning of 'an altar' as a representative of Divine worship in general, dealt with in 921, 2777, 2811, 4489; and from the meaning of 'stones' as truths, dealt with in 643, 1298, 3720, 3769, 3771, 3773, 3789, 3798, 6426, 8609. There is worship of the Lord that springs from good, and there is worship of Him that springs from truth. Worship of the Lord springing from good was represented by an altar of soil, and worship springing from truth by an altar of stone. Regarding the first and the second kinds of worship, see above in 8935. It was because an altar of stone was a sign of worship springing from truth that they were commanded to set up such an altar as soon as they crossed the Jordan and came into the land of Canaan, and to write on it the Commandments contained in the Law, that is, God's truths from heaven. For by the Ten Commandments are meant all God's truths in summary form. That altar is spoken of in Moses as follows,

When you cross the Jordan you shall set up for yourself large stones, and coat them with lime. Then you shall write on them all the words of the Law. Afterwards, you shall build there an altar to Jehovah your God, an altar of stones, which you shall not hew with any iron tool. 1 With whole stones you shall build the altar of Jehovah your God, and present 2 on it burnt offerings and eucharistic offerings. And you shall write on the stones of the altar the words of the Law, expressing them very plainly. Deuteronomy 27:1-8; Joshua 8:30-32.

[2] The reason why they were to write the words of the Law on stones of the altar was that truths were meant by 'stones', and worship that springs from truths by 'an altar of stones'. This was also the reason why the Ten Commandments, which were a sign of Divine Truths in their entirety, were inscribed on tablets of stone. The reason why it had to be done as soon as they crossed the Jordan was that the Jordan, which was the first and outermost boundary of the land of Canaan on the side where the wilderness lay, meant introduction into the Church or heaven, which is accomplished through cognitions or knowledge of truth and good, thus through truths from the Word, 4255. For all the rivers serving as boundaries of that land meant the first and outermost reaches of the Lord's kingdom, 4116, 4240. By 'the stones of the altar' the truths of faith are also meant in Isaiah,

He will remove sin when He makes all the stones of the altar like chalk-stones scattered about. Isaiah 27:9

This refers to the ruination of the Church. 'The stones of the altar like chalk-stones scattered about' stands for the truths of faith that inspire worship after something similar has happened to them. As regards altars in general, they were made out of soil, stones, bronze, wood, and also gold - out of bronze, wood, and gold because these materials served to mean good. For an altar of bronze, see Ezekiel 9:2; for an altar of wood, Ezekiel 41:22; and for an altar of gold, which was the altar of incense, 1 Kings 6:22; 7:48; Revelation 8:3. That 'bronze' means good, see 425, 1551; that 'wood' does so, 643, 2784, 2812, 3720, 8354; and that 'gold' does so as well, 113, 1551, 1552, 5658.

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Footnotes:

1. literally, upon which you shall not strike iron

2. literally, cause to come up

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(References: Arcana Coelestia 1551-1552; Exodus 20:25)

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Arcana Coelestia 8941, 9014, 9025, 9229, 9388, 9395, 9407, 9714, 9954, 10042, 10177, 10273, 10411, 10642

The New Jerusalem and its Heavenly Doctrine 221


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 329, 375


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