Osée 11

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French: Louis Segond (1910)         

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1 Quand Israël était jeune, je l'aimais, Et j'appelai mon fils hors d'Egypte.

2 Mais ils se sont éloignés de ceux qui les appelaient; Ils ont sacrifié aux Baals, Et offert de l'encens aux idoles.

3 C'est moi qui guidai les pas d'Ephraïm, Le soutenant par ses bras; Et ils n'ont pas vu que je les guérissais.

4 Je les tirai avec des liens d'humanité, avec des cordages d'amour, Je fus pour eux comme celui qui aurait relâché le joug près de leur bouche, Et je leur présentai de la nourriture.

5 Ils ne retourneront pas au pays d'Egypte; Mais l'Assyrien sera leur roi, Parce qu'ils ont refusé de revenir à moi.

6 L'épée fondra sur leurs villes, Anéantira, dévorera leurs soutiens, A cause des desseins qu'ils ont eus.

7 Mon peuple est enclin à s'éloigner de moi; On les rappelle vers le Très-Haut, Mais aucun d'eux ne l'exalte.

8 Que ferai-je de toi, Ephraïm? Dois-je te livrer, Israël? Te traiterai-je comme Adma? Te rendrai-je semblable à Tseboïm? Mon coeur s'agite au dedans de moi, Toutes mes compassions sont émues.

9 Je n'agirai pas selon mon ardente colère, Je renonce à détruire Ephraïm; Car je suis Dieu, et non pas un homme, Je suis le Saint au milieu de toi; Je ne viendrai pas avec colère.

10 Ils suivront l'Eternel, qui rugira comme un lion, Car il rugira, et les enfants accourront de la mer.

11 Ils accourront de l'Egypte, comme un oiseau, Et du pays d'Assyrie, comme une colombe. Et je les ferai habiter dans leurs maisons, dit l'Eternel.

12 Ephraïm m'entoure de mensonge, Et la maison d'Israël de tromperie; Juda est encore sans frein vis-à-vis de Dieu, Vis-à-vis du Saint fidèle.

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From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 194


Other references to this chapter:

Arcanes Célestes 588, 870, 1165, 1186, 1462, 1502, 2135, ...

L’Apocalypse Révélée 238, 241, 471, 503, 543, 624, 757

La Doctrine de l'Écriture Sainte 79

La Vraie Religion Chrétienne 247


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 275, 278, 324, 448, 601, 654, 724, ...

Other New Christian Commentary

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Word/Phrase Explanations

Jeune
"Youths" or "Young men" generally represent intelligence or the understanding of truth. This is fitting, since adolescent boys tend to be more advanced intellectually than...

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...

Egypte
'Mizraim' signifies the same thing as Egypt.

baals
Baalim and her lovers (Hosea 2:13) signify those things which belong to the natural man, and are loved; such as the lusts and falsities thence...

ephraïm
Ephraim was the second son born to Joseph in Egypt and was, along with his older brother Manasseh, elevated by Jacob to the same status...

bras
Arms and feet (Daniel 10:6) signify the exterior things of the Word, which are its literal sense.

joug
Jaws,' in Isaiah 30:28, signify thoughts from the sensory bodily principle, and so: thoughts from fallacies.

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...

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...

revenir
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...

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...

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

colère
'Wrath,' as in Genesis 49:7, signifies aversion from truth. 'Great wrath,' as in Revelation 12:12, signifies hatred against the new church.

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

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...

comme un lion
'A lion' signifies the good of celestial love and the truth from that good.

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....

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,...

oiseau
Par "les Oiseaux" en général, sont signifiés les Rationnels el les Intellectuels, dont les derniers appartiennent à l'Homme Interne.

Colombe
A dove (Gen. 8.) signifies goodness and truth. A dove, as in Hosea 11:11, signifies rational good.

habiter
'To tarry,' as in Genesis 27:44, signifies almost the same thing as 'to dwell,' except that 'to tarry' relates to the life of truth with...

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...

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

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...

tromperie
Guile signifies to deceive and seduce for a deliberate purpose.

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.


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