Jeremias 49

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Norwegian: Det Norsk Bibelselskap (1930)         

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1 Om Ammons barn. Så sier Herren: Har Israel ingen barn, eller har han ingen arving? Hvorfor har deres konge* tatt Gad til eie, og hans folk bosatt sig i dets byer? / {* d.e. deres (ammonittenes) avgud Molok; 1KG 11, 5. 7. AMO 1, 15.}

2 Se, derfor skal dager komme, sier Herren, da jeg lar krigsskrik høre mot abba i Ammons land, og det skal bli til en øde grusdynge, og dets døtre* skal brennes op med ild, og Israel skal ta sine eiere til eie, sier Herren. / {* d.e. dets omliggende byer.}

3 Hyl, Hesbon! For Ai er ødelagt. Skrik, I abbas døtre, omgjord eder med sekk, jamre eder og løp omkring ved kveene! For deres konge* går i fangenskap, hans prester og høvdinger alle sammen. / {* JE 49, 1.}

4 Hvorfor roser du dig av dine daler, av din dals overflod, du frafalne datter, som setter din lit til dine skatter og sier: Hvem kan gjøre mig noget?

5 Se, jeg lar frykt komme over dig, sier Herren, Israels Gud, hærskarenes Gud, fra alle dem som bor rundt omkring dig, og I skal bli drevet bort, hver til sin kant, uten at nogen samler de flyktende.

6 Men derefter vil jeg gjøre ende på Ammons barns fangenskap, sier Herren.

7 Om Edom. Så sier Herren, hærskarenes Gud: Er det ikke mere nogen visdom i Teman? Finnes ikke lenger råd hos de forstandige? Er deres visdom uttømt?

8 Fly, vend eder, skjul eder dypt nede, I Dedans innbyggere! For jeg lar Esaus ulykke komme over ham, den tid da jeg hjemsøker ham.

9 Om vinhøstere kommer over dig, så vil de ikke levne nogen efterhøst, om tyver kommer om natten, så vil de ødelegge til de har nok.

10 For jeg klær Esau naken, jeg avdekker hans skjulesteder, og vil han skjule sig, så kan han det ikke; hans barn og hans brødre og hans naboer blir ødelagt, og han er ikke mere.

11 Forlat dine farløse! Jeg vil holde dem i live, og dine enker kan stole på mig.

12 For så sier Herren: Se, de som det ikke tilkom å drikke begeret*, de skal drikke, og så skulde du bli ustraffet? Nei, du skal ikke bli ustraffet, drikke skal du. / {* d.e. Herrens folk. JE 25, 29. KLA 4, 21.}

13 For jeg har svoret ved mig selv, sier Herren, at Bosra skal bli til en forferdelse, til spott, til en ørken og til en forbannelse, og alle dets byer skal bli til evige grusdynger.

14 En tidende har jeg hørt fra Herren, og et bud er sendt ut iblandt folkene: Samle eder og dra imot det, stå op til krig!

15 For se, jeg gjør dig liten blandt folkene, foraktet blandt menneskene.

16 edsel over dig! Ditt hjertes overmot har dåret dig, du som bor i fjellkløfter, du som holder til oppe på høidene. Om du bygger ditt rede høit som ørnen, så vil jeg styrte dig ned derfra, sier Herren.

17 Og Edom skal bli til en forferdelse; hver den som går forbi det, skal forferdes og spotte over alle dets plager.

18 Som da Sodoma og Gomorra og dets nabobyer blev lagt i grus, sier Herren, skal ingen mann bo der, og intet menneskebarn opholde sig der.

19 Se, han* stiger op som en løve fra Jordans prakt** til de alltid grønne enger; for i et øieblikk vil jeg jage Edoms folk bort derfra, og den som er utvalgt, ham vil jeg sette over det; for hvem er som jeg, og hvem vil stevne mig, og hvem er den hyrde som kan stå for mitt åsyn? / {* Nebukadnesar.} / {** JE 12, 5.}

20 Hør derfor det råd som Herren har lagt mot Edom, og de tanker som han har tenkt mot Temans innbyggere: Visselig, de skal bli slept bort de små lam; visselig, deres beitemark skal forferdes over dem.

21 Ved braket av deres fall bever jorden; det lyder skrik som høres like til det øde Hav.

22 Se, som en ørn farer han op og flyver og breder sine vinger ut over Bosra, og Edoms kjemper blir på den dag til mote som en kvinne i barnsnød.

23 Om Damaskus. Hamat og Arpad er blitt til skamme, for de har hørt en ond tidende, de forgår av angst; i havet er det uro, det kan ikke være stille.

24 Damaskus er motløst, det vender sig til flukt, forferdelse har grepet det; angst og veer har grepet det som den fødende kvinne.

25 Hvor den er forlatt, den lovpriste stad, min gledes by*! / {* således klager Damaskus' innbyggere.}

26 Derfor skal dens unge menn falle på dens gater, og alle krigsmennene skal tilintetgjøres på den dag, sier Herren, hærskarenes Gud.

27 Jeg vil sette ild på Damaskus' mur, og den skal fortære Benhadads palasser.

28 Om Kedar og om Hasors riker*, som Babels konge Nebukadnesar slo. Så sier Herren: Stå op, dra op mot Kedar og ødelegg Østens barn! / {* d.e. Arabia. JES 21, 13 fg. JE 9, 25. 26; 25, 23. 24.}

29 Deres telt og deres småfe skal de ta; deres telttepper og alle deres redskaper og deres kameler skal de føre bort med sig, og de skal rope til dem: edsel rundt omkring!

30 Fly, flykt alt det I kan, skjul eder dypt nede, I Hasors innbyggere, sier Herren; for Babels konge Nebukadnesar har lagt råd imot eder og tenkt ut ondt imot eder.

31 Stå op, dra op mot et rolig folk, som bor trygt, sier Herren; de har hverken port eller bom, de bor for sig selv.

32 Deres kameler skal bli til rov, og deres store buskap skal bli til hærfang, og jeg vil sprede dem for alle vinder, dem med rundklippet hår, og fra alle kanter vil jeg la ulykke komme over dem, sier Herren.

33 Og Hasor skal bli til bolig for sjakaler, en ørken til evig tid; ingen mann skal bo der, og intet menneskebarn opholde sig der.

34 Dette er Herrens ord som kom til profeten Jeremias om Elam* i begynnelsen av Judas konge Sedekias' regjering: / {* d.e. Persia. JE 25, 25. JES 21, 2.}

35 sier Herren, hærskarenes Gud: Se, jeg knekker Elams bue, deres beste våben.

36 Og jeg vil la fire vinder fra himmelens fire hjørner komme over Elam og sprede dem for alle disse vinder, og det skal ikke være noget folk som de bortdrevne fra Elam ikke kommer til.

37 Og jeg vil gjøre Elam redd for sine fiender og for dem som står dem efter livet, og jeg vil la ulykke komme over dem, min brennende vrede, sier Herren, og jeg vil sende sverd efter dem, inntil jeg får gjort ende på dem.

38 Og jeg vil sette min trone i Elam, og jeg vil utrydde konge og høvdinger der, sier Herren.

39 Men det skal skje i de siste dager, da vil jeg gjøre ende på Elams fangenskap, sier Herren.

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From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 115


Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 139, 382, 390, 414, 583, 1172, 1228, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 20, 166, 208, 299, 331, 338, 343, ...

The Lord 4, 14, 53

The Last Judgment 61

True Christianity 158, 689


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 31, 63, 195, 237, 280, 357, 400, ...

An Invitation to the New Church 35

Scriptural Confirmations 4, 51

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barn
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sier
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herren
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arving
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konge
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Gad
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byer
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se
The symbolic meaning of "seeing" is "understanding," which is obvious enough that it has become part of common language (think about it; you might see...

høre
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abba
Rabbath

Hesbon
'Heshbon,' as mentioned in Jeremiah 49:3, signifies the fructification of truth in the natural self.

ai
Hai, or Ai, signifies light derived from worldly things.

skrik
To howl' signifies grief caused by vastation.

sekk
'Being clothed in sackcloth' signifies lamentation because of the devastation of truth in the church. 'Sackcloth,' as in Revelation 6:12, relates to destroyed good.

prester
Priests' represent the Lord regarding His divine good. When they do not acknowledge the Lord, they lose their signification of the Lord.

daler
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datter
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skatter
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hærskarenes
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fangenskap
Captivity and spoil (Daniel 11:33) signifies the deprivation of every truth and good.

Edom
'Edom' or 'Idumea,' as in Isaiah 34:5, signifies those who are in evil and in falsities thence derived.

innbyggere
Inhabitants,' in Isaiah 26:9, signify the men of the church who are in good of doctrine, and thence in the good of life.

tid
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kommer
Coming (Gen. 41:14) denotes communication by influx.

natten
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Nok
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esau
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naken
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brødre
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farløse
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drikke
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bosra
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spott
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sendt
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samle
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krig
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foraktet
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rede
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ned
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plager
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mann
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stiger
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løve
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til
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hyrde
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stå
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tanker
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hav
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Ørn
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vinger
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dag
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kvinne
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damaskus
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ond
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stille
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falle
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palasser
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Kedar
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slo
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telt
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kameler
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hasor
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bolig
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evig
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ord
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Jeremias
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Elam
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Bue
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fire
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himmelens
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fiender
An enemy in the Bible refers to people who are in the love of evil and the false thinking that springs from evil. On a...

vrede
'Wrath,' as in Genesis 49:7, signifies aversion from truth. 'Great wrath,' as in Revelation 12:12, signifies hatred against the new church.

sverd
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...

trone
'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...


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