Ezequiel 37

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1 Veio sobre mim a mão do Senhor; e ele me levou no Espírito do Senhor, e me pôs no meio do vale que estava cheio de ossos;

2 e me fez andar ao redor deles. E eis que eram muito numerosos sobre a face do vale; e eis que estavam sequíssimos.

3 Ele me perguntou: Filho do homem, poderão viver estes ossos? Respondi: Senhor Deus, tu o sabes.

4 Então me disse: Profetiza sobre estes ossos, e dize-lhes: Ossos secos, ouvi a palavra do Senhor.

5 Assim diz o Senhor Deus a estes ossos: Eis que vou fazer entrar em vós o fôlego da vida, e vivereis.

6 E porei nervos sobre vós, e farei crescer carne sobre vós, e sobre vos estenderei pele, e porei em vós o fôlego da vida, e vivereis. Então sabereis que eu sou o Senhor.

7 Profetizei, pois, como se me deu ordem. Ora enquanto eu profetizava, houve um ruído; e eis que se fez um rebuliço, e os ossos se achegaram, osso ao seu osso.

8 E olhei, e eis que vieram nervos sobre eles, e cresceu a carne, e estendeu-se a pele sobre eles por cima; mas não havia neles fôlego.

9 Então ele me disse: Profetiza ao fôlego da vida, profetiza, ó filho do homem, e dize ao fôlego da vida: Assim diz o Senhor Deus: Vem dos quatro ventos, ó fôlego da vida, e assopra sobre estes mortos, para que vivam.

10 Profetizei, pois, como ele me ordenara; então o fôlego da vida entrou neles e viveram, e se puseram em , um exército grande em extremo.

11 Então me disse: Filho do homem, estes ossos são toda a casa de Israel. Eis que eles dizem: Os nossos ossos secaram-se, e pereceu a nossa esperança; estamos de todo cortados.

12 Portanto profetiza, e dize-lhes: Assim diz o Senhor Deus: Eis que eu vos abrirei as vossas sepulturas, sim, das vossas sepulturas vos farei sair, ó povo meu, e vos trarei à terra de Israel.

13 E quando eu vos abrir as sepulturas, e delas vos fizer sair, ó povo meu, sabereis que eu sou o Senhor.

14 E porei em vós o meu Espírito, e vivereis, e vos porei na vossa terra; e sabereis que eu, o Senhor, o falei e o cumpri, diz o Senhor.

15 A palavra do Senhor veio a mim, dizendo:

16 Tu, pois, ó filho do homem, toma um pau, e escreve nele: Por Judá e pelos filhos de Israel, seus companheiros. Depois toma outro pau, e escreve nele: Por José, vara de Efraim, e por toda a casa de Israel, seus companheiros;

17 e ajunta um ao outro, para que se unam, e se tornem um só na tua mão.

18 E quando te falarem os filhos do teu povo, dizendo: Porventura não nos declararás o que queres dizer com estas coisas?

19 Tu lhes dirás: Assim diz o Senhor Deus: Eis que eu tomarei a vara de José, que esteve na mão de Efraim, e as das tribos de Israel, suas companheiras, e lhes ajuntarei a vara de Judá, e farei delas uma só vara, e elas se farão uma só na minha mão.

20 E os paus, sobre que houveres escrito, estarão na tua mão, perante os olhos deles.

21 Dize-lhes pois: Assim diz o Senhor Deus: Eis que eu tomarei os filhos de Israel dentre as nações para onde eles foram, e os congregarei de todos os lados, e os introduzirei na sua terra;

22 e deles farei uma nação na terra, nos montes de Israel, e um rei será rei de todos eles; e nunca mais serão duas nações, nem de maneira alguma se dividirão para o futuro em dois reinos;

23 nem se contaminarão mais com os seus ídolos, nem com as suas abominações, nem com qualquer uma das suas transgressões; mas eu os livrarei de todas as suas apostasias com que pecaram, e os purificarei. Assim eles serão o meu povo, e eu serei o seu Deus.

24 Também meu servo Davi reinará sobre eles, e todos eles terão um pastor só; andarão nos meus juízos, e guardarão os meus estatutos, e os observarão.

25 Ainda habitarão na terra que dei a meu servo Jacó, na qual habitaram vossos pais; nela habitarão, eles e seus filhos, e os filhos de seus filhos, para sempre; e Davi, meu servo, será seu príncipe eternamente.

26 Farei com eles um pacto de paz, que será um pacto perpétuo. E os estabelecerei, e os multiplicarei, e porei o meu santuário no meio deles para sempre.

27 Meu tabernáculo permanecerá com eles; e eu serei o seu Deus e eles serão o meu povo.

28 E as nações saberão que eu sou o Senhor que santifico a Israel, quando estiver o meu santuário no meio deles para sempre.

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   Study the Inner Meaning
From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 160


Other references to this chapter:

Arcanos Celestes 149, 666, 1038, 1292, 1888, 2547, 2916, ...

Apocalipse Revelado 3, 306, 343, 350, 510, 664, 774, ...

Divine Love and Wisdom 383

Doutrina Do Senhor 28, 43, 47

Doutrina de Escritura Santa 79

True Christianity 310, 534, 594, 844


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 19, 183, 205, 222, 365, 409, 418, ...

Scriptural Confirmations 2, 4, 14, 22, 53, 89

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:


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montes
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