Osée 1

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French: Louis Segond (1910)         

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1 La parole de l'Eternel qui fut adressée à Osée, fils de Beéri, au temps d'Ozias, de Jotham, d'Achaz, d'Ezéchias, rois de Juda, et au temps de Jéroboam, fils de Joas, roi d'Israël.

2 La première fois que l'Eternel adressa la parole à Osée, l'Eternel dit à Osée: Va, prends une femme prostituée et des enfants de prostitution; car le pays se prostitue, il abandonne l'Eternel!

3 Il alla, et il prit Gomer, fille de Diblaïm. Elle conçut, et lui enfanta un fils.

4 Et l'Eternel lui dit: Appelle-le du nom de Jizreel; car encore un peu de temps, et je châtierai la maison de Jéhu pour le sang versé à Jizreel, je mettrai fin au royaume de la maison d'Israël.

5 En ce jour-là, je briserai l'arc d'Israël dans la vallée de Jizreel.

6 Elle conçut de nouveau, et enfanta une fille. Et l'Eternel dit à Osée: Donne-lui le nom de Lo-Ruchama; car je n'aurai plus pitié de la maison d'Israël, je ne lui pardonnerai plus.

7 Mais j'aurai pitié de la maison de Juda; je les sauverai par l'Eternel, leur Dieu, et je ne les sauverai ni par l'arc, ni par l'épée, ni par les combats, ni par les chevaux, ni par les cavaliers.

8 Elle sevra Lo-Ruchama; puis elle conçut, et enfanta un fils.

9 Et l'Eternel dit: Donne-lui le nom de Lo-Ammi; car vous n'êtes pas mon peuple, et je ne suis pas votre Dieu.

10 Cependant le nombre des enfants d'Israël sera comme le sable de la mer, qui ne peut ni se mesurer ni se compter; et au lieu qu'on leur disait: Vous n'êtes pas mon peuple! on leur dira: Fils du Dieu vivant!

11 Les enfants de Juda et les enfants d'Israël se rassembleront, se donneront un chef, et sortiront du pays; car grande sera la journée de Jizreel.

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From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

Arcanes Célestes 2606, 10325

Apocalypse Explained 655

On the Athanasian Creed 165

La Doctrine de l'Écriture Sainte 79

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 184

La Vraie Religion Chrétienne 247

Scriptural Confirmations 54


Other references to this chapter:

Arcanes Célestes 8904, 10217

L’Apocalypse Révélée 134

Doctrine de a Nouvelle Jérusalem sur Le Seigneur 4, 15

La Doctrine de l'Écriture Sainte 16

La Vraie Religion Chrétienne 130


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 119, 141, 734, 805

Scriptural Confirmations 4, 9, 74

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:


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Ésaïe 1:1, 8:3

Jérémie 2:20, 23

Ézéchiel 16:15

Osée 2:7, 3:1, 5:3

Amos 1:1, 7:8, 9:8

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Word/Phrase Explanations

l'eternel
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...

Osée
The Book of Hosea, from the first chapter to the last, treats of the falsification of the genuine understanding of the Word, and of the...

fils
'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...

Roi
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...

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.

d'Israël
'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...

dit
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...

femme
'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...

Prostituée
'A harlot' signifies the affection of falsities, thus the church corrupted.

pays
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...

Gomer
‘Gomer’ denotes those who are in outward worship.

fille
"Behold I have two daughters,” etc. (Gen. 19:8), signifies the affections of good and truth, and the blessedness perceivable from the enjoyment thereof, by those...

appelle
'To proclaim' signifies exploration from influx of the Lord.

Nom
It's easy to see that names are important in the Bible. Jehovah changed Abram and Sarai to Abraham and Sarah, changed Jacob to Israel and...

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

jour
"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...

arc
A bow signifies falsity of doctrine destroying truth, and spear, the falsity of evil de­stroying good. (Jer. 6:23.)

vallée
Mountains in the Bible represent people's highest points, where we are closest to the Lord - our love of the Lord and the state of...

mais
A "house" is essentially a container - for a person, for a family, for several families or even for a large group with shared interests...

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

épée
A 'sword,' in the Word, signifies the truth of faith combating and the vastation of truth. In an opposite sense, it signifies falsity combating and...

chevaux
'A horse' signifies knowledges or understanding of the Word. In an opposite sense it signifies the understanding of the Word falsified by reasonings, and likewise...

cavaliers
'A horseman' signifies intelligence, or one who is intelligent. 'A horseman,' as mentioned in Revelation 9:16, signifies reasonings concerning faith alone. 'A horseman' can also...

sevra
'To wean,' as in Genesis 21:8, signifies separation, as infants are from their mother’s breasts.

Nombre
To number,' as in Isaiah 22:10, signifies falsifying. To number bones,' as in Psalm 22:14-18, signifies desiring to dissipate truths by reasonings and false principles....

Enfants
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....

le sable
'Sand,' as in Matthew 7:27, signifies faith separate from charity.

mer
Water generally represents what Swedenborg calls “natural truth,” or true concepts about day-to-day matters and physical things. Since all water ultimately flows into the seas,...

vivant
'Lives' is used in the plural, because of the will and understanding, and because these two lives make one.

un
A company might have executives setting policy and strategy, engineers designing products, line workers building them, managers handling personnel and others handling various functions. They...

journée
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...


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