Joel 3

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Latin: Vulgata Clementina         

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1 Quia ecce in diebus illis, et in tempore illo, cum convertero captivitatem Juda et Jerusalem,

2 congregabo omnes gentes, et deducam eas in vallem Josaphat ; et disceptabo cum eis ibi super populo meo, et hæreditate mea Israël, quos disperserunt in nationibus, et terram meam diviserunt.

3 Et super populum meum miserunt sortem ; et posuerunt puerum in prostibulo, et puellam vendiderunt pro vino ut biberent.

4 Verum quid mihi et vobis, Tyrus et Sidon, et omnis terminus Palæstinorum ? numquid ultionem vos reddetis mihi ? et si ulciscimini vos contra me, cito velociter reddam vicissitudinem vobis super caput vestrum.

5 Argentum enim meum et aurum tulistis, et desiderabilia mea et pulcherrima intulistis in delubra vestra.

6 Et filios Juda et filios Jerusalem vendidistis filiis Græcorum, ut longe faceretis eos de finibus suis.

7 Ecce ego suscitabo eos de loco in quo vendidistis eos, et convertam retributionem vestram in caput vestrum.

8 Et vendam filios vestros et filias vestras in manibus filiorum Juda, et venundabunt eos Sabæis, genti longinquæ, quia Dominus locutus est.

9 Clamate hoc in gentibus, sanctificate bellum, suscitate robustos : accedant, ascendant omnes viri bellatores.

10 Concidite aratra vestra in gladios, et ligones vestros in lanceas. Infirmus dicat : Quia fortis ego sum.

11 Erumpite, et venite, omnes gentes de circuitu, et congregamini ; ibi occumbere faciet Dominus robustos tuos.

12 Consurgant, et ascendant gentes in vallem Josaphat, quia ibi sedebo ut judicem omnes gentes in circuitu.

13 Mittite falces, quoniam maturavit messis ; venite, et descendite, quia plenum est torcular, exuberant torcularia : quia multiplicata est malitia eorum.

14 Populi, populi, in valle concisionis, quia juxta est dies Domini in valle concisionis.

15 Sol et luna obtenebrati sunt, et stellæ retraxerunt splendorem suum.

16 Et Dominus de Sion rugiet, et de Jerusalem dabit vocem suam, et movebuntur cæli et terra ; et Dominus spes populi sui, et fortitudo filiorum Israël.

17 Et scietis quia ego Dominus Deus vester, habitans in Sion monte sancto meo ; et erit Jerusalem sancta, et alieni non transibunt per eam amplius.

18 Et erit in die illa : stillabunt montes dulcedinem, et colles fluent lacte, et per omnes rivos Juda ibunt aquæ ; et fons de domo Domini egredietur, et irrigabit torrentem spinarum.

19 Ægyptus in desolationem erit, et Idumæa in desertum perditionis, pro eo quod inique egerint in filios Juda, et effuderint sanguinem innocentem in terra sua.

20 Et Judæa in æternum habitabitur, et Jerusalem in generationem et generationem.

21 Et mundabo sanguinem eorum, quem non mundaveram ; et Dominus commorabitur in Sion.

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From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

Arcana Coelestia 7051

Librorum Propheticorum et Psalmorum Davidis 200


Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 1151, 1197, 1201, 1551, 1808, 2184, 2495, ...

Apocalypsis Revelata 37, 51, 53, 312, 316, 336, 350, ...

Summaria Expositio 78, 100

Doctrina Novae Hierosolymae de Domino 4, 64

Doctrina Novae Hierosolymae de Scriptura Sacra 14, 51

De Coelo et de Inferno 119

Vera Christiana Religio 82, 198, 620, 689, 782, 789


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypsis Explicata 72, 119, 242, 261, 372, 376, 401, ...

Canones Novae Ecclesiae 27

Coronis 58

De Conjugio 82

Dicta Probantia 4, 9, 55

Other New Christian Commentary

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Word/Phrase Explanations

captivitatem
Captivity and spoil (Daniel 11:33) signifies the deprivation of every truth and good.

Juda
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.

Jerusalem
Jerusalem first comes to or attention in II Samuel, chapter 5 where King David takes it from the Jebusites and makes it his capital. In...

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

josaphat
In the Bible, King Jehoshaphat of Judah is mentioned in the first Book of Kings, in Chapters 21 and 22. He comes to the throne...

terram
"Earth" in the Bible can mean a person or a group of like-minded people as in a church. But it refers specifically to the external...

caput
The head is the part of us that is highest, which means in a representative sense that it is what is closest to the Lord....

aurum
'Money' relates to truth.

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."...

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

Dominus
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...

locutus est
Like "say," the word "speak" refers to thoughts and feelings moving from our more internal spiritual levels to our more external ones – and ultimately...

gentibus
'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...

sanctificate
'To sanctify' denotes being led by the Lord. 'To sanctify' denotes being incapable of being violated.

bellum
War in the Word represents the combat of temptation when what is good is assaulted by what is evil or false. The evil that attacks...

concidite aratra vestra
'Ploughshares,; as in Isaiah 2:4 and Micah 4:3, signify the goods of the church which are perfected, or set forth by truths.

Messis
'A harvest' symbolizes the state of the church with respect to Divine truth. The reason is that a harvest yields the grain used to make...

est
As with common verbs in general, the meaning of “come” in the Bible is highly dependent on context – its meaning is determined largely by...

dies
The expression 'even to this day' or 'today' sometimes appears in the Word, as in Genesis 19:37-38, 22:14, 26:33, 32:32, 35:20, and 47:26. In a...

Luna
'The moon' signifies the Lord in reference to faith, and thus faith in the Lord. 'The moon' signifies spiritual good or truth. 'The moon' signifies...

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

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

fons
A fountain signifies the Lord and the Word. A fountain signifies superior truth, and well, inferior truth. A fountain, as in Psalm 104:10, denotes knowledges....

generationem et generationem
To “generate” something is to create it, and that idea underpins the meaning of a “generation” of people – it is a group that was...

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