Lamentaciones 1

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Spanish: Reina Valera (1909)         

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1 COMO está sentada sola la ciudad populosa! La grande entre las naciones se ha vuelto como viuda, La señora de provincias es hecha tributaria.

2 Amargamente llora en la noche, y sus lágrimas en sus mejillas; No tiene quien la consuele de todos sus amadores: Todos sus amigos le faltaron, volviéronsele enemigos.

3 Fuése Judá, a causa de la aflicción y de la grandeza de servidumbre; Ella moró entre las gentes, y no halló descanso: Todos sus perseguidores la alcanzaron entre estrechuras.

4 Las calzadas de Sión tienen luto, porque no hay quien venga á las solemnidades; Todas sus puertas están asoladas, sus sacerdotes gimen, Sus vírgenes afligidas, y ella tiene amargura.

5 Sus enemigos han sido hechos cabeza, sus aborrecedores fueron prosperados; Porque Jehová la afligió por la multitud de sus rebeliones: Sus niños fueron en cautividad delante del enemigo.

6 Fuése de la hija de Sión toda su hermosura: Sus príncipes fueron como ciervos que no hallan pasto, Y anduvieron sin fortaleza delante del perseguidor.

7 Jerusalem, cuando cayó su pueblo en mano del enemigo y no hubo quien le ayudase, Se acordó de los días de su aflicción, y de sus rebeliones, Y de todas sus cosas deseables que tuvo desde los tiempos antiguos: Miráronla los enemigos, y escarnecieron de sus

8 Pecado cometió Jerusalem; por lo cual ella ha sido removida: Todos los que la honraban la han menospreciado, porque vieron su vergüenza; Y ella suspira, y se vuelve atrás.

9 Sus inmundicias en sus faldas; no se acordó de su postrimería: Por tanto ella ha descendido maravillosamente, no tiene consolador. Mira, oh Jehová, mi aflicción, porque el enemigo se ha engrandecido.

10 Extendió su mano el enemigo á todas sus cosas preciosas; Y ella ha visto entrar en su santuario las gentes, De las cuales mandaste que no entrasen en tu congregación.

11 Todo su pueblo buscó su pan suspirando; Dieron por la comida todas sus cosas preciosas, para entretener la vida. Mira, oh Jehová, y ve que estoy abatida.

12 ¿No os conmueve á cuantos pasáis por el camino? Mirad, y ved si hay dolor como mi dolor que me ha venido; Porque Jehová me ha angustiado en el día de la ira de su furor.

13 Desde lo alto envió fuego en mis huesos, el cual se enseñoreó: Ha extendido red a mis pies, tornóme atrás, Púsome asolada, y que siempre tenga dolor.

14 El yugo de mis rebeliones está ligado por su mano, Enlazadas han subido sobre mi cerviz: ha hecho caer mis fuerzas: Hame entregado el Señor en sus manos, contra quienes no podré levantarme.

15 El Señor ha hollado todos mis fuertes en medio de mí; Llamó contra mí compañía para quebrantar mis mancebos: Como lagar ha pisado el Señor á la virgen hija de Judá.

16 Por esta causa yo lloro; mis ojos, mis ojos fluyen aguas; Porque se alejó de mí consolador que dé reposo á mi alma: Mis hijos son destruídos, porque el enemigo prevaleció.

17 Sión extendió sus manos, no tiene quien la consuele; Jehová dió mandamiento contra Jacob, que sus enemigos lo cercasen: Jerusalem fué en abominación entre ellos.

18 Jehová es justo; que yo contra su boca me rebelé. Oid ahora, pueblos todos, y ved mi dolor: Mis vírgenes y mis mancebos fueron en cautiverio.

19 Dí voces á mis amadores, mas ellos me han engañado; Mis sacerdotes y mis ancianos en la ciudad perecieron, Buscando comida para sí con que entretener su vida.

20 Mira, oh Jehová, que estoy atribulada: mis entrañas rugen, Mi corazón está trastornado en medio de mí; porque me rebelé desaforadamente: De fuera deshijó el cuchillo, de dentro parece una muerte.

21 Oyeron que gemía, y no hay consolador para mí: Todos mis enemigos han oído mi mal, se han holgado de que tú lo hiciste. Harás venir el día que has anunciado, y serán como yo.

22 Entre delante de ti toda su maldad, Y haz con ellos como hiciste conmigo por todas mis rebeliones: Porque muchos son mis suspiros, y mi corazón está doloroso.

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From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 119


Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 248, 680, 2362, 2606, 2851, 2930, 3081, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 213, 350, 543, 591, 612, 620, 652, ...

Exposición Breve de la Doctrina de la Nueva Iglesia 100

Doctrine of the Lord 64

La Verdadera Religión Cristiana 782


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 240, 270, 357, 484, 622, 724, 750, ...

Coronis (An Appendix to True Christian Religion) 58

Scriptural Confirmations 4, 9, 59, 78

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:

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Word/Phrase Explanations

ciudad
Cities of the mountain and cities of the plain (Jer. 33:13) signify doctrines of charity and faith.

Naciones
'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...

noche
The sun in the Bible represents the Lord, with its heat representing His love and its light representing His wisdom. “Daytime,” then, represents a state...

lágrimas
'A tear' signifies grief because of a lack of understanding of truth.

amigos
In the Bible, there is a careful distinction between the word “brother” and the word “companion” or “friend.” That’s partly because the people of Israel...

Judá
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.

aflicción
An affliction "such as was not from the beginning of the world, no nor ever shall be", mentioned in 'Matthew 24:21', means the infestation from...

servidumbre
'Servitude' relates to the regenerate, or to the external self submissive to the internal. This is not felt as servitude, because it is from submission...

puertas
"Gates" in ancient times had a significance that does not hold in the modern world. Cities then were enclosed by walls for protection; gates in...

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

vírgenes
'Virgins,' as in Revelation 14:4, signify people who love truths because they are truths, so from a spiritual affection. 'Virgin' signifies the church as a...

Enemigos
Foes, or adversaries, denote the falsities of evil. Foes, or adversaries, when predicate of the Lord, signifies to avert falsities derived from evil.

enemigo
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...

cabeza
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....

Jehová
The Bible refers to the Lord in many different ways, which from the text seem indistinguishable and interchangeable. Understood in the internal sense, though, there...

hija
"Behold I have two daughters,” etc. (Gen. 19:8), signifies the affections of good and truth, and the blessedness perceivable from the enjoyment thereof, by those...

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

pasto
Plants in the Bible generally represent facts, knowledge that can be gleaned from the world. Plants that can serve animals as food represent facts that...

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...

cayó
Like other common verbs, the meaning of "fall" is highly dependent on context in regular language, and is highly dependent on context in a spiritual...

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

consolador
When the Bible talks about someone being comforted or consoled, it generally means that they are being offered ideas that will help bring them to...

visto
To look,' as in Genesis 18:22, signifies thinking, because seeing denotes understanding. Look not back behind thee,' as in Genesis 19:17, means that Lot, who...

entrar
All changes of place in the Bible represent changes in spiritual state. “Entering” – usually used as entering someone’s house or “going in unto” someone...

congregación
A congregation is a group of people with common loves, interests, and purposes. It often refers to a church group. In the Word it is...

pan
Just as natural food feeds the natural body, so spiritual food feeds the spiritual body. And since our spiritual body is the expression of what...

camino
'To set a way,' as in Genesis 30:36, signifies being separated.

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

día
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...

Alto
'Height' signifies what is inward, and also heaven.

fuego
Just as natural fire can be both comforting in keeping you warm or scary in burning down your house, so fire in the spiritual sense...

huesos
Bones are strong and supportive, providing a framework for our bodies and making motion and action possible. They are also the least "alive" part of...

Red
To cast the net on the right side,' as in John 21:6, signifies teaching the good of life.

pies
The foot, as in Deuteronomy 33:3, signifies an inferior principle. To set the right foot on the sea and the left on the earth, as...

ojos
It’s common to say “I see” when we understand something. And indeed, “seeing” in the Bible represents grasping and understanding spiritual things. So it makes...

aguas
'Waters' signify truths in the natural self, and in the opposite sense, falsities. 'Waters' signify particularly the spiritual parts of a person, or the intellectual...

alma
The nature of the soul is a deep and complicated topic, but it can be summarized as "spiritual life," who we are in terms of...

hijos
'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...

mandamiento
To command is to give an order that something must be done, and is directed to an individual, or a group. It is an imperative,...

jacob
Jacob is told twice that his name will now be Israel. The first time is when he wrestles with an angel on his journey to...

justo
He is said to be 'just' in a spiritual sense, who lives according to divine laws. They on the right hand being called 'just,' as...

boca
In most cases, "mouth" in the Bible represents thought and logic, especially the kind of active, concrete thought that is connected with speech. The reason...

ancianos
Ancients of the people, and the princes thereof ('Isaiah 3:14'), have a similar signification with the twelve disciples.

Entrañas
"And they came to their entrails," in Gen. 41:21, signifies interior extermination.

corazón
The heart means love. A good heart means love to the Lord and to the neighbor while a hard or stony heart means the love...

cuchillo
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...

mal
'Wickedness' signifies evil, and 'iniquity' signifies falsities.

muchos
Intellectual things – ideas, knowledge, facts, even insight and understanding – are more separate and free-standing than emotional things, and it’s easier to imagine numbering...


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