Osée 9

Study the Inner Meaning

French: Louis Segond (1910)         

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1 Israël, ne te livre pas à la joie, à l'allégresse, comme les peuples, De ce que tu t'es prostitué en abandonnant l'Eternel, De ce que tu as aimé un salaire impur dans toutes les aires à blé!

2 L'aire et le pressoir ne les nourriront pas, Et le moût leur fera défaut.

3 Ils ne resteront pas dans le pays de l'Eternel; Ephraïm retournera en Egypte, Et ils mangeront en Assyrie des aliments impurs.

4 Ils ne feront pas à l'Eternel des libations de vin: Elles ne lui seraient point agréables. Leurs sacrifices seront pour eux comme un pain de deuil; Tous ceux qui en mangeront se rendront impurs; Car leur pain ne sera que pour eux, Il n'entrera point dans la maison de l'Eternel.

5 Que ferez-vous aux jours solennels, Aux jours des fêtes de l'Eternel?

6 Car voici, ils partent à cause de la dévastation; L'Egypte les recueillera, Moph leur donnera des sépulcres; Ce qu'ils ont de précieux, leur argent, sera la proie des ronces, Et les épines croîtront dans leurs tentes.

7 Ils arrivent, les jours du châtiment, Ils arrivent, les jours de la rétribution: Israël va l'éprouver! Le prophète est fou, l'homme inspiré a le délire, A cause de la grandeur de tes iniquités et de tes rébellions.

8 Ephraïm est une sentinelle contre mon Dieu; Le prophète... un filet d'oiseleur est sur toutes ses voies, Un ennemi dans la maison de son Dieu.

9 Ils sont plongés dans la corruption, comme aux jours de Guibea; L'Eternel se souviendra de leur iniquité, Il punira leurs péchés.

10 J'ai trouvé Israël comme des raisins dans le désert, J'ai vu vos pères comme les premiers fruits d'un figuier; Mais ils sont allés vers Baal-Peor, Ils se sont consacrés à l'infâme idole, Et ils sont devenus abominables comme l'objet de leur amour.

11 La gloire d'Ephraïm s'envolera comme un oiseau: Plus de naissance, plus de grossesse, plus de conception.

12 S'ils élèvent leurs enfants, Je les en priverai avant qu'ils soient des hommes; Et malheur à eux, quand je les abandonnerai!

13 Ephraïm, aussi loin que portent mes regards du côté de Tyr, Est planté dans un lieu agréable; Mais Ephraïm mènera ses enfants vers celui qui les tuera.

14 Donne-leur, ô Eternel!... Que leur donneras-tu?... Donne-leur un sein qui avorte et des mamelles desséchées!

15 Toute leur méchanceté se montre à Guilgal; C'est là que je les ai pris en aversion. A cause de la malice de leurs oeuvres, Je les chasserai de ma maison. Je ne les aimerai plus; Tous leurs chefs sont des rebelles.

16 Ephraïm est frappé, sa racine est devenue sèche; Ils ne porteront plus de fruit; Et s'ils ont des enfants, Je ferai périr les objets de leur tendresse.

17 Mon Dieu les rejettera, parce qu'ils ne l'ont pas écouté, Et ils seront errants parmi les nations.

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From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 192


Other references to this chapter:

Arcanes Célestes 217, 264, 273, 382, 1071, 1165, 1566, ...

L’Apocalypse Révélée 316, 334, 503, 535, 585, 651, 757

Doctrine de a Nouvelle Jérusalem sur Le Seigneur 4, 48

La Doctrine de l'Écriture Sainte 79

La Vraie Religion Chrétienne 247


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 282, 376, 403, 622, 624, 654, 662, ...

Scriptural Confirmations 9, 75

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:


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joie
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aimé
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Blé
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l'aire
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moût
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Pays
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l'eternel
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Ephraïm
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Egypte
'Mizraim' signifies the same thing as Egypt.

vin
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pain
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entrera
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maison
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argent
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tentes
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Châtiment
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prophète
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fou
To be mad' signifies being spiritually insane.

homme
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Dieu
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Guibea
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iniquité
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désert
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vu
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pères
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figuier
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Baal
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oiseau
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naissance
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Enfants
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à
‘To grow’ signifies to be perfected.

Tyr
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planté
'A shrub' signifies the knowledges of truth.

donneras-tu
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Sein
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Guilgal
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chefs
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frappé
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racine
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fruit
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nations
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