Osée 6

Study the Inner Meaning

French: Louis Segond (1910)         

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1 Venez, retournons à l'Eternel! Car il a déchiré, mais il nous guérira; Il a frappé, mais il bandera nos plaies.

2 Il nous rendra la vie dans deux jours; Le troisième jour il nous relèvera, Et nous vivrons devant lui.

3 Connaissons, cherchons à connaître l'Eternel; Sa venue est aussi certaine que celle de l'aurore. Il viendra pour nous comme la pluie, Comme la pluie du printemps qui arrose la terre.

4 Que te ferai-je, Ephraïm? Que te ferai-je, Juda? Votre piété est comme la nuée du matin, Comme la rosée qui bientôt se dissipe.

5 C'est pourquoi je les frapperai par les prophètes, Je les tuerai par les paroles de ma bouche, Et mes jugements éclateront comme la lumière.

6 Car j'aime la piété et non les sacrifices, Et la connaissance de Dieu plus que les holocaustes.

7 Ils ont, comme le vulgaire, transgressé l'alliance; C'est alors qu'ils m'ont été infidèles.

8 Galaad est une ville de malfaiteurs, Elle porte des traces de sang.

9 La troupe des sacrificateurs est comme une bande en embuscade, Commettant des assassinats sur le chemin de Sichem; Car ils se livrent au crime.

10 Dans la maison d'Israël j'ai vu des choses horribles: Là Ephraïm se prostitue, Israël se souille.

11 A toi aussi, Juda, une moisson est préparée, Quand je ramènerai les captifs de mon peuple.

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   Study the Inner Meaning
From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 189

Other references to this chapter:

Arcanes Célestes 93, 290, 720, 901, 922, 2180, 2405, ...

L’Apocalypse Révélée 134, 496, 505, 704

Doctrine de a Nouvelle Jérusalem sur Le Seigneur 4

La Doctrine de l'Écriture Sainte 79

La Vraie Religion Chrétienne 247, 314

References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 532, 644, 811, 832

Coronis (An Appendix to True Christian Religion) 53

Scriptural Confirmations 4, 54

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:

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Resources for parents and teachers

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 As Surely as the Sun Rises
Illustrated poster: "As surely as the sun rises, the Lord will appear" from Hosea 6:3. Close your eyes and imagine standing in the sunshine. Now think about the fact that you are standing in the presence of the Lord's love.
Picture | Ages over 7

 Elijah Revives the Widow's Son - Level C
Complete lesson with activity choices: what does "visiting the upper room" mean in your life, scripture scramble, scripted story discussion, and a meditation and task on a verse from the Word.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 11 - 14

 Elijah Revives the Widow's Son - Level D
Complete lesson with activity choices: a look at "raising up the son" in our lives, a scripture scramble, scripted story discussion, and a meditation and task on a verse from the Word.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 15 - 17

 Life Continues after Death
The Old and New Testaments teach that people are raised into spiritual life after death. New Church teachings go further and give details about the nature of life after death.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 11 - 17

 Prayers for Adults: The Lord Is Our God
Activity | Ages over 18

 Return to the Lord Bookmark
Meditate on a verse from the Word and let it inspire you in a spiritual task. Cut out the color picture bookmark to keep or share.
Activity | Ages over 15

 What Will Happen when I Die?
A lesson and activities exploring what happens when we die.
Religion Lesson | Ages over 15