Osée 14

Study the Inner Meaning

French: Martin (1744)         

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1 Israël, retourne-toi jusqu'à l'Eternel ton Dieu; car tu es tombé par ton iniquité.

2 Prenez avec vous ce que vous avez à dire, et retournez-vous à l'Eternel, et lui dites : Ote toute l'iniquité, et prends le bien, [pour le mettre en sa place], et nous [te] rendrons les bouveaux de nos lèvres.

3 L'Assyrie ne nous délivrera pas; nous ne monterons plus sur des chevaux, et nous ne dirons plus à l'ouvrage de nos mains : [Vous êtes] nos dieux; car l'orphelin trouve compassion devant toi.

4 Je guérirai leur rébellion, et les aimerai volontairement; parce que ma colère est détournée d'eux.

5 Je serai comme une rosée à Israël ; il fleurira comme le lis, et jettera ses racines comme [les arbres] du Liban.

6 Ses branches s'avanceront, et sa magnificence sera comme celle de l'olivier, et son odeur comme celle du Liban.

7 Ils retourneront pour se tenir assis sous son ombre, et ils foisonneront [comme] le froment, et fleuriront comme la vigne, et l'odeur de chacun d'eux sera comme celle du vin du Liban.

8 Ephraïm [dira]: Qu'ai-je plus à faire avec les faux dieux? Je l'exaucerai, et le regarderai; je lui serai comme le sapin vert, ton fruit procédera de moi.

9 Qui est celui qui est sage? qu'il entende ces choses ; et qui est celui qui est prudent? qu'il les connaisse; car les voies de l'Eternel sont droites; aussi les justes y marcheront, mais les rebelles y tomberont.

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   Study the Inner Meaning
From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 197


Other references to this chapter:

Arcanes Célestes 886, 1069, 1186, 2761, 3579, 3580, 5113, ...

L’Apocalypse Révélée 242, 278, 298, 316, 401


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 279, 324, 355, 376, 507, 638

The White Horse - Appendix 1

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Word/Phrase Explanations

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...

retourne
'To reward' signifies meting out punishment.

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...

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...

tombé
To 'stumble' denotes being scandalized or offended, and falling, as a result, from truths into falsities.

iniquité
In the Word three terms are used to mean bad things that are done. These three are transgression, iniquity, and sin, and they are here...

bien
It seems rather circular to say that “good” in the Bible represents good, but in a general sense it’s true! The case is this: The...

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...

orphelin
'Orphans' signify people who are in a state of innocence and charity, and desire to know and to do what is good but are not...

rosée
Dew, in Deut. 32:2 signifies the multiplication of truth from good, and the fructification of good by truth.

lis
'To blossom as the lily,' as in Hosea 14:5, relates to the first state of the new birth, or of regeneration. For 'a lily' signifies...

racines
'A root,' as in Malachi 4:1, signifies charity. The dried up root,' as in Hosea 9:16, 17, signifies charity which could not bear fruit.

odeur
Fragrance means the affection of truth derived from good.

ombre
'The shadow is good' of the oak, poplar and elm means complacence.

froment
Corn,' as in Genesis 42:2, here stands for a word in the original language which means 'breaking,' and also for a similar word meaning to...

vin
Wine played a key role in the ancient world, where safe, reliable water sources were scarce. It could be stored for long periods of time;...

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...

fruit
We tend to think of "fruit" in two ways in natural language. One is as food that grows on trees and vines, sweet and delicious,...

justes
He is said to be 'just' in a spiritual sense, who lives according to divine laws. They on the right hand being called 'just,' as...

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