Jeremiah 43

Study the Inner Meaning

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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Genesis 41:45

2 Kings 25:22, 26

Isaiah 9:8, 19:1

Jeremiah 1:7, 2:16, 10:11, 15, 13:1, 15:2, 25:19, 27:6, 32:12, 38:4, 40:8, 10, 11, 41:10, 17, 42:1, 21, 44:1, 12, 13, 46:13, 25

Ezekiel 29:1, 19, 30:1, 10, 13, 17, 18, 31:1, 32:1

Revelation 13:10

Word/Phrase Explanations

Geremia
Jeremiah, in the Book of Jeremiah 1:1 and what follows, represents the Lord. (Arcana Coelestia 2838 [2]). In Jeremiah 13:7, he signifies the state of...

l’eterno
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...

figliuolo
'A son,' as in Genesis 5:28, signifies the rise of a new church. 'Son,' as in Genesis 24:3, signifies the Lord’s rationality regarding good. 'A...

dici
As with many common verbs, the meaning of “to say” in the Bible is highly dependent on context. Who is speaking? Who is hearing? What...

Egitto
'Mizraim' signifies the same thing as Egypt.

noi
Angels do give us guidance, but they are mere helpers; the Lord alone governs us, through angels and spirits. Since angels have their assisting role,...

Caldei
Chaldea was a land lying along the Euphrates river near its mouth, south of Babylon, part of what is now southern Iraq. It was a...

morire
Dead (Gen. 23:8) signifies night, in respect to the goodnesses and truths of faith.

Babilonia
Babylon was an ancient city built on the Euphrates river in what is now southern Iraq. It once was the capital of a great empire...

forze
Forces denote the power of truth.

voce
'Voice' signifies what is announced from the Word. 'Voice' often refers and is applied to things that cannot have a voice, as in Exodus 4,...

Giuda
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.

nazioni
'Nations' signify people who are in the good of love and charity from the Lord. Two nations in the womb,' as in Genesis 25:23, signify...

donne
'Women,' as in Genesis 45:19, signify the affections of truth. But in Genesis 31:50, 'women' signify affections of not genuine truth, so not of the...

figliuole
"Behold I have two daughters,” etc. (Gen. 19:8), signifies the affections of good and truth, and the blessedness perceivable from the enjoyment thereof, by those...

re
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...

guardie
‘To guard,’ when used as in Genesis 41:35, denotes ‘to store up.’ ‘Guards,’ as in Genesis 37:36, signify things that minister.

profeta
The idea of a "prophet" is very closely tied to the idea of the Bible itself, since the Bible was largely written by prophets. At...

parola
'Word,' as in Psalms 119:6-17, stands for doctrine in general. 'The Word,' as in Psalms 147:18, signifies divine good united with divine truth. 'Word,' as...

mani
Scientists believe that one of the most crucial developments in the evolution of humans was bipedalism – walking on two legs. That left our hands...

pietre
Stones in the Bible in general represent truths, or things we know concerning the Lord and what He wants from us and for us in...

Ingresso
In a general sense, doors in the Bible represent the initial desires for good and concepts of truth that introduce people to new levels of...

casa
A "house" is essentially a container - for a person, for a family, for several families or even for a large group with shared interests...

Faraone
'Pharaoh' signifies scientific ideas, or the natural principle in general. 'Pharaoh' signifies false ideas infesting the truth of the church. Pharaoh,' in Genesis 40, represents...

eserciti
Armies of the heavens and the sands of the sea ('Jeremiah 33:15-22') signify the knowledges of truth and good in the spiritual and natural ma{ign21}

Iddio
The Lord is love itself, expressed in the form of wisdom itself. Love, then, is His essence, His inmost. Wisdom - the loving understanding of...

d’israele
'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...

servitore
“Servant” literally means “a person who serves another,"" and its meaning is similar in reference to the spiritual meaninngs of the Bible. Our lives in...

trono
'The Lord's throne' signifies, in general, the whole heaven, and specifically, the spiritual heaven, and by extension, divine truth proceeding, and so, everything of heaven...

spada
A 'sword,' in the Word, signifies the truth of faith combating and the vastation of truth. In an opposite sense, it signifies falsity combating and...

fuoco
Just as natural fire can be both comforting in keeping you warm or scary in burning down your house, so fire in the spiritual sense...

pastore
The Writings tell us that shepherds represent those who lead and teach others, using knowledge and true ideas to help people reach the goodness of...

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