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Obadja 1:9

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9 Dina hjältar, o Teman, skola då bliva slagna av förfäran; och så skall var manEsaus berg bliva utrotad och dräpt.

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Exploring the Meaning of Obadiah 1      

By New Christian Bible Study Staff

In Obadiah 1, the sole chapter in this book, there's a prophecy of destruction for Edom. The people of the land of Edom -- the Edomites -- were descendants of Esau, so they were cousins and neighbors of the Jewish people.

In Swedenborg's sketch of the internal sense of this part of the Word, (The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 213), we find this:

- Edom represents people who are in self-intelligence and who pervert the sense of the letter of the word.
- In Obadiah 1:1-3, They must be combated, because they believe themselves to be more intelligent than others.
- In 1:4-5, They defend falsities by natural light, but they will perish, and with them, the falsities themselves.
- In 1:6, They have pride.
- In 1:7, They have no truths.
- In 1:8-9, They will perish on the day of judgment, because they have oppressed the church.
- In 1:10-14, They destroy the church still further, and this is their delight.
- In 1:15-16, Destruction will come upon them on the day of judgment.
- In 1:17, A new church will come into existence.
- In 1:18, in place of the former church, which is condemned.
- In 1:19-21, The new church will be in the understanding of truth, and those that are in it will be saved.

This story was written around 2600 years ago. There were people alive then who were impressed with their own intelligence. They didn't respect the Word's inner meaning, and twisted its literal meaning. In Obadiah 1:10, we see them even taking delight in destroying true ideas.

Today, maybe it's easier than ever to be impressed by our own intelligence, because we can do so much. We're putting vehicles on Mars, and making robots that can do back flips. But how should we regard the Word? We need to look at its deep meaning, to really understand spiritual truths -- so that we have the fundamental spiritual wisdom to hold and harness our intelligence -- and to be part of the Lord's church, where we're open to receiving his good and truth, and living by it.

Das Obras de Swedenborg

Principais explicações provenientes das obras de Swedenborg:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 210


Outras referências de Swedenborg para este versículo:

Arcana Caelestia 3322

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Jesaja 19:16

Nahum 3:13

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

Esaus
Esau (Gen. 28:5, etc.) signifies the truth of good in the natural principle. Esau (Gen. 32:3) signifies celestial good in the natural principle.

berg
The Writings tell us that the Lord's love is the sun of heaven, and it is natural for us to look above ourselves to the...

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Nahum 3:13

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13 Se, ditt manskap är hos dig såsom kvinnor; ditt lands portar stå vidöppna för dina fiender; eld förtär dina bommar.

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Exploring the Meaning of Nahum 3      

By New Christian Bible Study Staff

In Nahum 3, the inner meaning is mostly teaching us about the need to reason from a sound spiritual foundation -- to root out false ideas, adopt true ones, and genuinely live by them.

In Nahum 3:1-4, All those who would like to destroy the truths of the Lord’s church will be gathered in the spiritual world; they gravitate towards each other, and essentially form hellish societies.

This is explained further, in Nahum 3:5-7: In the spiritual world it becomes impossible for evil people to hide their true loves behind a pretense of being good.

In Nahum 3:8-17, the inner meaning is that any doctrinal truths will be forgotten by those people, because they have lost all desire to know them, and certainly all desire to use them as a guide to behavior.

Nahum 3:18 makes the point that human reason isn't a reliable foundation. Assyria stands for the ability to reason, but if it starts from an unsound framework, it's not useful.

Nahum 3:19 hammers the point home: There is nothing of any soundness left in them.

Das Obras de Swedenborg

Principais explicações provenientes das obras de Swedenborg:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 224


Outras referências de Swedenborg para este versículo:

Arcana Caelestia 2851

Apocalypse Revealed 899

Ir para Versículos Bíblicos Semelhantes

Jesaja 19:16, 45:1, 2

Jeremia 50:37, 51:30

Obadja 1:9

Nahum 2:7

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

fiender
An enemy in the Bible refers to people who are in the love of evil and the false thinking that springs from evil. On a...

eld
Just as natural fire can be both comforting in keeping you warm or scary in burning down your house, so fire in the spiritual sense...


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