Jeremiah 43

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Italian: Riveduta Bible (1927)         

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1 Or quando Geremia ebbe finito di dire al popolo tutte le parole dell’Eterno, del loro Dio tutte le parole che l’Eterno, il loro Dio, l’aveva incaricato di dir loro,

2 Azaria, figliuolo di Hosaia, e Johanan, figliuolo di Kareah, e tutti gli uomini superbi dissero a Geremia: "Tu dici il falso; l’Eterno, il nostro Dio, non t’ha mandato a dire: Non entrate in Egitto per dimorarvi,

3 ma Baruc, figliuolo di Neria, t’incita contro di noi per darci in man de’ Caldei, per farci morire o per farci menare in cattività a Babilonia".

4 Così Johanan, figliuolo di Kareah, tutti i capi delle forze e tutto il popolo non ubbidirono alla voce dell’Eterno, che ordinava loro di dimorare nel paese di Giuda.

5 E Johanan, figliuolo di Kareah, e tutti i capi delle forze presero tutti i superstiti di Giuda i quali di fra tutte le nazioni dov’erano stati dispersi, erano ritornati per dimorare nel paese di Giuda:

6 gli uomini, le donne, i fanciulli, le figliuole del re e tutte le persone che Nebuzaradan, capo delle guardie, aveva lasciate con Ghedalia, figliuolo di Ahikam, figliuolo di Shafan, come pure il profeta Geremia, e Baruc, figliuolo di Neria,

7 ed entrarono nel paese d’Egitto, perché non ubbidirono alla voce dell’Eterno; e giunsero a Tahpanes.

8 E la parola dell’Eterno fu rivolta a Geremia a Tahpanes in questi termini:

9 "Prendi nelle tue mani delle grosse pietre, e nascondile nell’argilla della fornace da mattoni ch’è all’ingresso della casa di Faraone a Tahpanes, in presenza degli uomini di Giuda.

10 E di’ loro: Così parla l’Eterno degli eserciti, l’Iddio d’Israele: Ecco, io manderò a prendere Nebucadnetsar, re di Babilonia, mio servitore, e porrò il suo trono su queste pietre che io ho nascoste, ed egli stenderà su d’esse il suo padiglione reale,

11 e verrà e colpirà il paese d’Egitto: chi deve andare alla morte, andrà alla morte; chi in cattività, andrà in cattività; chi deve cader di spada, cadrà per la spada.

12 Ed io appiccherò il fuoco alle case degli dèi d’Egitto. Nebucadnetsar brucerà le case e menerà in cattività gl’idoli, e s’avvolgerà del paese d’Egitto come il pastore s’avvolge nella sua veste; e ne uscirà in pace.

13 Frantumerà pure le statue del tempio del sole, che è nel paese d’Egitto, e darà alle fiamme le case degli dèi d’Egitto".

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   Study the Inner Meaning
From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 109

Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 2441, 3727, 7519

Apocalypse Revealed 53

The Lord 39, 53

True Christianity 93, 158

References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 401, 409, 540, 811

Marriage 93

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:

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