Threni 2

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Latin: Vulgata Clementina         

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1 ALEPH. Quomodo obtexit caligine in furore suo Dominus filiam Sion ; projecit de cælo in terram inclytam Israël, et non est recordatus scabelli pedum suorum in die furoris sui !

2 BETH. Præcipitavit Dominus, nec pepercit omnia speciosa Jacob : destruxit in furore suo muntiones virginis Juda, et dejecit in terram ; polluit regnum et principes ejus.

3 GHIMEL. Confregit in ira furoris sui omne cornu Israël ; avertit retrorsum dexteram suam a facie inimici, et succendit in Jacob quasi ignem flammæ devorantis in gyro.

4 DALETH. Tetendit arcum suum quasi inimicus, firmavit dexteram suam quasi hostis, et occidit omne quod pulchrum erat visu in tabernaculo filiæ Sion ; effudit quasi ignem indignationem suam.

5 HE. Factus est Dominus velut inimicus, præcipitavit Israël : præcipitavit omnia mœnia ejus, dissipavit munitiones ejus, et replevit in filia Juda humiliatum et humiliatam.

6 VAU. Et dissipavit quasi hortum tentorium suum ; demolitus est tabernaculum suum. Oblivioni tradidit Dominus in Sion festivitatem et sabbatum ; et in opprobrium, et in indignationem furoris sui, regem et sacerdotem.

7 ZAIN. Repulit Dominus altare suum ; maledixit sanctificationi suæ : tradidit in manu inimici muros turrium ejus. Vocem dederunt in domo Domini sicut in die solemni.

8 HETH. Cogitavit Dominus dissipare murum filiæ Sion ; tetendit funiculum suum, et non avertit manum suam a perditione : luxitque antemurale, et murus pariter dissipatus est.

9 TETH. Defixæ sunt in terra portæ ejus, perdidit et contrivit vectes ejus ; regem ejus et principes ejus in gentibus : non est lex, et prophetæ ejus non invenerunt visionem a Domino.

10 JOD. Sederunt in terra, conticuerunt senes filiæ Sion ; consperserunt cinere capita sua, accincti sunt ciliciis : abjecerunt in terram capita sua virgines Jerusalem.

11 CAPH. Defecerunt præ lacrimis oculi mei, conturbata sunt viscera mea ; effusum est in terra jecur meum super contritione filiæ populi mei, cum deficeret parvulus et lactens in plateis oppidi.

12 LAMED. Matribus suis dixerunt : Ubi est triticum et vinum ? cum deficerent quasi vulnerati in plateis civitatis, cum exhalarent animas suas in sinu matrum suarum.

13 MEM. Cui comparabo te, vel cui assimilabo te, filia Jerusalem ? cui exæquabo te, et consolabor te, virgo, filia Sion ? magna est enim velut mare contritio tua : quis medebitur tui ?

14 NUN. Prophetæ tui viderunt tibi falsa et stulta ; nec aperiebant iniquitatem tuam, ut te ad pœnitentiam provocarent ; viderunt autem tibi assumptiones falsas, et ejectiones.

15 SAMECH. Plauserunt super te manibus omnes transeuntes per viam ; sibilaverunt et moverunt caput suum super filiam Jerusalem : Hæccine est urbs, dicentes, perfecti decoris, gaudium universæ terræ ?

16 PHE. Aperuerunt super te os suum omnes inimici tui : sibilaverunt, et fremuerunt dentibus, et dixerunt : Devorabimus : en ista est dies quam exspectabamus ; invenimus, vidimus.

17 AIN. Fecit Dominus quæ cogitavit ; complevit sermonem suum, quem præceperat a diebus antiquis : destruxit, et non pepercit, et lætificavit super te inimicum, et exaltavit cornu hostium tuorum.

18 SADE. Clamavit cor eorum ad Dominum super muros filiæ Sion : Deduc quasi torrentem lacrimas per diem et noctem ; non des requiem tibi, neque taceat pupilla oculi tui.

19 COPH. Consurge, lauda in nocte, in principio vigiliarum ; effunde sicut aquam cor tuum ante conspectum Domini : leva ad eum manus tuas pro anima parvulorum tuorum, qui defecerunt in fame in capite omnium compitorum.

20 RES. Vide, Domine, et considera quem vindemiaveris ita. Ergone comedent mulieres fructum suum, parvulos ad mensuram palmæ ? si occiditur in sanctuario Domini sacerdos et propheta ?

21 SIN. Jacuerunt in terra foris puer et senex ; virgines meæ et juvenes mei ceciderunt in gladio : interfecisti in die furoris tui, percussisti, nec misertus es.

22 THAU. Vocasti quasi ad diem solemnem, qui terrerent me de circuitu ; et non fuit in die furoris Domini qui effugeret, et relinqueretur : quos educavi et enutrivi, inimicus meus consumpsit eos.

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From Swedenborg's Works

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Librorum Propheticorum et Psalmorum Davidis 120


Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 402, 414, 921, 1071, 1460, 2015, 2162, ...

Apocalypsis Revelata 20, 49, 158, 166, 270, 285, 299, ...


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypsis Explicata 31, 69, 187, 195, 204, 304, 315, ...

Dicta Probantia 9, 78

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