Ezechiel 11

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Latin: Vulgata Clementina         

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1 Et elevavit me spiritus, et introduxit me ad portam domus Domini orientalem, quæ respicit ad solis ortum : et ecce in introitu portæ viginti quinque viri : et vidi in medio eorum Jezoniam filium Azur, et Pheltiam filium Banaiæ, principes populi.

2 Dixitque ad me : Fili hominis, hi sunt viri qui cogitant iniquitatem, et tractant consilium pessimum in urbe ista,

3 dicentes : Nonne dudum ædificatæ sunt domus ? hæc est lebes, nos autem carnes.

4 Idcirco vaticinare de eis, vaticinare, fili hominis.

5 Et irruit in me spiritus Domini, et dixit ad me : Loquere : Hæc dicit Dominus : Sic locuti estis, domus Israël, et cogitationes cordis vestri ego novi.

6 Plurimos occidistis in urbe hac, et implestis vias ejus interfectis.

7 Propterea hæc dicit Dominus Deus : Interfecti vestri, quos posuistis in medio ejus, hi sunt carnes, et hæc est lebes : et educam vos de medio ejus.

8 Gladium metuistis, et gladium inducam super vos, ait Dominus Deus.

9 Et ejiciam vos de medio ejus, daboque vos in manu hostium, et faciam in vobis judicia.

10 Gladio cadetis : in finibus Israël judicabo vos, et scietis quia ego Dominus.

11 Hæc non erit vobis in lebetem, et vos non eritis in medio ejus in carnes : in finibus Israël judicabo vos.

12 Et scietis quia ego Dominus, quia in præceptis meis non ambulastis, et judicia mea non fecistis, sed juxta judicia gentium quæ in circuitu vestro sunt estis operati.

13 Et factum est cum prophetarem, Pheltias, filius Banaiæ, mortuus est : et cecidi in faciem meam clamans voce magna, et dixi : Heu ! heu ! heu ! Domine Deus, consummationem tu facis reliquiarum Israël ?

14 Et factum est verbum Domini ad me, dicens :

15 Fili hominis, fratres tui, fratres tui, viri propinqui tui, et omnis domus Israël, universi quibus dixerunt habitatores Jerusalem : Longe recedite a Domino, nobis data est terra in possessionem.

16 Propterea hæc dicit Dominus Deus : Quia longe feci eos in gentibus, et quia dispersi eos in terris : ero eis in sanctificationem modicam in terris ad quas venerunt.

17 Propterea loquere : Hæc dicit Dominus Deus : Congregabo vos de populis, et adunabo de terris in quibus dispersi estis, daboque vobis humum Israël.

18 Et ingredientur illuc, et auferent omnes offensiones, cunctasque abominationes ejus de illa.

19 Et dabo eis cor unum, et spiritum novum tribuam in visceribus eorum : et auferam cor lapideum de carne eorum, et dabo eis cor carneum,

20 ut in præceptis meis ambulent, et judicia mea custodiant, faciantque ea, et sint mihi in populum, et ego sim eis in Deum.

21 Quorum cor post offendicula et abominationes suas ambulat, horum viam in capite suo ponam, dicit Dominus Deus.

22 Et elevaverunt cherubim alas suas, et rotæ cum eis, et gloria Dei Israël erat super ea :

23 et ascendit gloria Domini de medio civitatis, stetitque super montem qui est ad orientem urbis.

24 Et spiritus levavit me, adduxitque in Chaldæam ad transmigrationem, in visione, in spiritu Dei : et sublata est a me visio quam videram.

25 Et locutus sum ad transmigrationem omnia verba Domini quæ ostenderat mihi.

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From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

De Amore Conjugiali 26

Librorum Propheticorum et Psalmorum Davidis 134


Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 1250, 2921, 3813, 4503, 5922, 8408, 8427, ...

Apocalypsis Revelata 36, 501, 629, 832, 883, 945

De Divina Providentia 134

Doctrina Novae Hierosolymae de Domino 28, 39, 49, 52

Doctrina Vitae pro Novae Hierosolyma 86

Vera Christiana Religio 93, 143, 157, 705


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypsis Explicata 422, 577, 652, 746, 926, 946, 1045, ...

Coronis 58

De Conjugio 93

Dicta Probantia 2, 4, 22, 52

Other New Christian Commentary

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viginti
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quinque
Five also signifies all things of one part.

medio
'Middle' denotes what is primary, principal, or inmost.

principes
Captains and Rulers (Jer. 51:23) signifies principal evils and falsities. Captains and Rulers (Ezek 33:6) signifies principal truths. See Chief Captains.

dicit
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Dominus
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gladio
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...

finibus
A border as in Isaiah 54:12 signifies the scientific and sensual principle. "And thou shalt make unto it a border of an hand-breath round about."...

gentium
'The time of the heathen,' as mentioned in Ezekiel 30:3, signifies the heathen, or wickedness.

filius
'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...

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

faciem
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magna
The word "great" is used in the Bible to represent a state with a strong degree of love and affection, of the desire for good;...

fratres
Brethren (Gen. 27:29) signify the affections of good.

Jerusalem
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nobis
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,...

terra
'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.

gentibus
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spiritum
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cherubim
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alas
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est
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