Jérémie 39

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French: Louis Segond (1910)         

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1 la neuvième année de Sédécias, roi de Juda, le dixième mois, Nebucadnetsar, roi de Babylone, vint avec toute son armée devant Jérusalem, et en fit le siège;

2 la onzième année de Sédécias, le neuvième jour du quatrième mois, la brèche fut faite à la ville, -

3 tous les chefs du roi de Babylone s'avancèrent, et occupèrent la porte du milieu: Nergal-Scharetser, Samgar-Nebu, Sarsekim, chef des eunuques, Nergal-Scharetser, chef des mages, et tous les autres chefs du roi de Babylone.

4 Dès que Sédécias, roi de Juda, et tous les gens de guerre les eurent vus, ils s'enfuirent, et sortirent de la ville pendant la nuit par le chemin du jardin du roi, par la porte entre les deux murs, et ils prirent le chemin de la plaine.

5 Mais l'armée des Chaldéens les poursuivit, et atteignit Sédécias dans les plaines de Jéricho. Ils le prirent, et le firent monter vers Nebucadnetsar, roi de Babylone, à Ribla, dans le pays de Hamath; et il prononça contre lui une sentence.

6 Le roi de Babylone fit égorger à Ribla les fils de Sédécias en sa présence; le roi de Babylone fit aussi égorger tous les grands de Juda.

7 Puis il fit crever les yeux à Sédécias, et le fit lier avec des chaînes d'airain, pour l'emmener à Babylone.

8 Les Chaldéens brûlèrent par le feu la maison du roi et les maisons du peuple, et ils démolirent les murailles de Jérusalem.

9 Nebuzaradan, chef des gardes, emmena captifs à Babylone ceux du peuple qui étaient demeurés dans la ville, ceux qui s'étaient rendus à lui, et le reste du peuple.

10 Mais Nebuzaradan, chef des gardes, laissa dans le pays de Juda quelques-uns des plus pauvres du peuple, ceux qui n'avaient rien; et il leur donna alors des vignes et des champs.

11 Nebucadnetsar, roi de Babylone, avait donné cet ordre au sujet de Jérémie par Nebuzaradan, chef des gardes:

12 Prends-le, et veille sur lui; ne lui fais aucun mal, mais agis à son égard comme il te dira.

13 Nebuzaradan, chef des gardes, Nebuschazban, chef des eunuques, Nergal-Scharetser, chef des mages, et tous les chefs du roi de Babylone,

14 envoyèrent chercher Jérémie dans la cour de la prison, et ils le remirent à Guedalia, fils d'Achikam, fils de Schaphan, pour qu'il fût conduit dans sa maison. Et il resta au milieu du peuple.

15 La parole de l'Eternel fut adressée à Jérémie en ces mots, pendant qu'il était enfermé dans la cour de la prison:

16 Va, parle à Ebed-Mélec, l'Ethiopien, et dis-lui: Ainsi parle l'Eternel des armées, le Dieu d'Israël: Voici, je vais faire venir sur cette ville les choses que j'ai annoncées pour le mal et non pour le bien; elles arriveront en ce jour devant toi.

17 Mais en ce jour je te délivrerai, dit l'Eternel, et tu ne seras pas livré entre les mains des hommes que tu crains.

18 Je te sauverai, et tu ne tomberas pas sous l'épée; ta vie sera ton butin, parce que tu as eu confiance en moi, dit l'Eternel.

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   Study the Inner Meaning
From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 105


Other references to this chapter:

Arcanes Célestes 3448, 6442

Doctrine de a Nouvelle Jérusalem sur Le Seigneur 4, 39, 53

La Vraie Religion Chrétienne 93, 158


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 409, 919, 1029

Marriage 93

Other New Christian Commentary

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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.

Mois
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Babylone
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armée
Forces denote the power of truth.

jérusalem
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neuvième
'Nine' signifies conjunction.

Quatrième
The number "four" in the Bible represents things being linked together or joined. This is partly because four is two times two, and two represents...

ville
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chef
'A ruler' or 'governor' signifies goods of the church, and in the opposite sense, falsities.

porte
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Milieu
'Middle' denotes what is primary, principal, or inmost.

guerre
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s'enfuirent
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nuit
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jardin
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plaine
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chaldéens
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Jéricho
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Nebucadnetsar
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Pays
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Fils
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yeux
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lier
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...

d'airain
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feu
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maison
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gardes
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vignes
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ordre
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Jérémie
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mal
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cour
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Guedalia
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l'eternel
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mots
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parle
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ethiopien
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armées
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Dieu
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d'israël
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venir
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bien
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jour
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dit
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mains
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épée
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butin
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