Jeremiah 40

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1 Det Ord, som kom fra HE EN til Jeremias, efter at livvagtens øverste Nebuzaradan havde løsladt ham i ama; han lod ham hente, medens han var bundet med Lænker iblandt alle Fangerne fra Jerusalem, og Juda, der førtes til Babel.

2 Livvagts øverste lod Jeremias hente og sagde til ham: "HE EN din Gud har udtalt denne Ulykke over dette Sted,

3 og HE EN lod det ske og gjorde, hvad han havde sagt, fordi I syndede mod HE EN og ikke adlød hans, øst; derfor timedes dette eder.

4 Se, nu tager jeg i Dag Lænkerne af dine Hænder. Hvis det tykkes dig godt at drage med mig til Babel, så drag med, og jeg vil have Øje med dig; men tykkes det dig ilde, så lad være! Se, hele Landet står dig åbent; gå, hvor det tykkes dig godt og ret!"

5 Og da han tøvede med at vende tilbage, tilføjede han: "Så vend tilbage til Gedalja Sjafans Søn Ahikams Søn, som Babels konge har sat over Judas Land, og bosæt dig hos, ham iblandt Folket, eller gå, hvor som helst det tykkes dig ret!" Og Livvagts øverste gav ham ejsetæring og Gave og lod ham gå.

6 Jeremias gik da til Gedalja, Ahikams Søn, i Mizpa og bosatte sig hos ham iblandt Folket, der var levnet i Landet.

7 Da alle Hærførerne, som var ude i åbent Land, og deres Mænd hørte, at Babels konge havde sat Gedalja, Ahikams Søn, over Landet og over Mænd, kvinder og Børn og dem af den fattige Befolkning i Landet, som ikke var ført til Babel,

8 kom de til Gedalja i Mizpa: Jisjmael Netanjas Søn Johanan Kareas Søn. Seraja Tanhumets Søn, Netofatiten Efajs Sønner og Jezanja Maakatitens Søn, med deres Mænd.

9 Og Gedalja, Sjafans Søn Ahikams Søn, tilsvor dem og deres Mænd således: "Frygt ikke for at stå under Kaldæerne; bosæt eder i Landet og underkast eder Babels Konge, så skal det gå eder vel.

10 Se, selv bliver jeg i Mizpa for at tage mod Kaldæerne, når de kommer til os; men I skal samle Vin, Frugt og Olie i eders Kar og bo i de Byer, I tager i Eje!"

11 Og da også alle de Judæere, der var i Moab, hos Ammoniterne, i Edom og alle de andre Lande, hørte, at Babels Konge havde levnet Juda en est og sat Gedalja. Sjafans Søn Ahikams Søn, over dem,

12 vendte de alle tilbage fra alle de Steder, som de var fordrevet til, og kom til Judas Land til Gedalja i Mizpa; og de indsamlede Vin og Frugt i store Måder.

13 Men Johanan, Kareas Søn, og alle de andre Hærførere, som havde været ude i åbent Land, kom til Gedalja i Mizpa

14 og sagde: "Mon du ved, at Baalis, Ammoniternes Konge, har sendt Jisjmael, Netanjas Søn, for at myrde dig?" Men Gedalja, Ahikams Søn, troede dem ikke.

15 Da sagde Johanan, Kareas Søn, i al Hemmelighed til Gedalja I Mizpa: "Lad mig gå hen og myrde Jisjmael, Netanjas Søn; ingen skal få det at vide. Hvorfor skal han myrde dig, så at hele Juda, som har samlet sig om dig, splittes, og Judas est går til Grunde?"

16 Men Gedalja, Ahikas Søn, svarede Johanan, Kareas Søn: "Det må du ikke gøre, thi du lyver om Jisjmael!"

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Word/Phrase Explanations

ord
'Word,' as in Psalms 119:6-17, stands for doctrine in general. 'The Word,' as in Psalms 147:18, signifies divine good united with divine truth. 'Word,' as...

Jeremias
Jeremiah, in the Book of Jeremiah 1:1 and what follows, represents the Lord. (Arcana Coelestia 2838 [2]). In Jeremiah 13:7, he signifies the state of...

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

bundet
Being bound, as in Genesis 42:16, denotes to be separated, for he who is kept b. is separated, viz., from the spiritual good, which is...

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...

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.

sagde
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...

Gud
The Lord is love itself, expressed in the form of wisdom itself. Love, then, is His essence, His inmost. Wisdom - the loving understanding of...

Se
To look,' as in Genesis 18:22, signifies thinking, because seeing denotes understanding. Look not back behind thee,' as in Genesis 19:17, means that Lot, who...

i dag
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...

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

godt
It seems rather circular to say that “good” in the Bible represents good, but in a general sense it’s true! The case is this: The...

øje
It’s common to say “I see” when we understand something. And indeed, “seeing” in the Bible represents grasping and understanding spiritual things. So it makes...

Vend tilbage
Everyone knows the phrase "the natural order of things." It means that everything is in its proper place, occupying the niche it is meant to...

Søn
'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...

konge
The human mind is composed of two parts, a will and an understanding, a seat of loves and affections, and a seat of wisdom and...

Land
Generally in the Bible a "country" means a political subdivision ruled by a king, or sometimes a tribe with a territory ruled by a king...

Kvinder
'Women,' as in Genesis 45:19, signify the affections of truth. But in Genesis 31:50, 'women' signify affections of not genuine truth, so not of the...

børn
A child is a young boy or girl in the care of parents, older than a suckling or an infant, but not yet an adolescent....

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

frygt
The fearful signify people who have no faith.

kaldæerne
Chaldea was a land lying along the Euphrates river near its mouth, south of Babylon, part of what is now southern Iraq. It was a...

Mizpa
'Mizpah,' as in Genesis 31:49, signifies the quality of the Lord’s presence with people who are principled in the goods of works, or with the...

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

os
Angels do give us guidance, but they are mere helpers; the Lord alone governs us, through angels and spirits. Since angels have their assisting role,...

vin
Wine played a key role in the ancient world, where safe, reliable water sources were scarce. It could be stored for long periods of time;...

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

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

Moab
'Moab,' in a positive sense, signifies people who are in natural good, and allow themselves to be easily seduced, but in an opposite sense, it...

Edom
'Edom' or 'Idumea,' as in Isaiah 34:5, signifies those who are in evil and in falsities thence derived.

steder
'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...

indsamlede
To gather, as in Genesis 6:21, refers to those things which are in the memory of man, where they are gathered. It also implies that...

sendt
'Being sent' everywhere signifies, in an internal sense, going forth, as in John 17:8. In similar manner, it is said of the holy of the...

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