Jeremia 47

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German: Luther (1545)         

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1 Dies ist das Wort des HERRN, das zum Propheten Jeremia geschah wider die Philister, ehe denn Pharao Gaza schlug.

2 So spricht der HERR: Siehe, es kommen Wasser herauf von Mitternacht, die eine Flut machen werden und beide, Land und was drinnen ist, beide, Städte und die, so drinnen wohnen, wegreißen werden, daß die Leute werden schreien und alle Einwohner im Lande heulen

3 vor dem Getümmel ihrer starken Rosse, so dahertraben, und vor dem Rasseln ihrer Wagen und Poltern ihrer Räder, daß sich die Väter nicht werden umsehen nach den Kindern, so verzagt werden sie sein

4 vor dem Tage, so da kommt, zu verstören alle Philister und auszureuten Tyrus und Zidon samt ihren andern Gehilfen. Denn der HERR wird die Philister, die das Übrige sind aus der Insel Kaphthor, verstören.

5 Gaza wird kahl werden und Askalon samt den Übrigen in ihren Gründen verderbet. Wie lange ritzest du dich?

6 O du Schwert des HERRN, wann willst du doch aufhören? Fahre doch in deine Scheide und ruhe und sei still!

7 Aber wie kannst du aufhören, weil der HERR dir Befehl getan hat wider Askalon, der dich wider die Anfurt am Meer bestellet?

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From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

Arcana Coelestia 1197, 8093, 9340

Apocalypse Explained 817

der Propheten und der Psalmen Davids 113

Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 705, 1201, 2240, 3708, 5321, 6015, 6297, ...

Die Lehre vom Herrn 4, 53

Die Lehre vom Glauben 53

Wahre Christliche Religion 158, 689

References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 223, 406, 518

Coronis oder Anhang zur Wahren Christlichen Religion 34, 58

Scriptural Confirmations 4, 51

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:

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