Lamentaciones 5

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Spanish: Reina Valera (1909)         

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1 ACUÉRDATE, oh Jehová, de lo que nos ha sucedido: Ve y mira nuestro oprobio.

2 Nuestra heredad se ha vuelto á extraños, Nuestras casas á forasteros.

3 Huérfanos somos sin padre, Nuestras madres como viudas.

4 Nuestra agua bebemos por dinero; Nuestra leña por precio compramos.

5 Persecución padecemos sobre nuestra cerviz: Nos cansamos, y no hay para nosotros reposo.

6 Al Egipcio y al Asirio dimos la mano, para saciarnos de pan.

7 Nuestros padres pecaron, y son muertos; Y nosotros llevamos sus castigos.

8 Siervos se enseñorearon de nosotros; No hubo quien de su mano nos librase.

9 Con peligro de nuestras vidas traíamos nuestro pan Delante del cuchillo del desierto.

10 Nuestra piel se ennegreció como un horno A causa del ardor del hambre.

11 Violaron á las mujeres en Sión, A las vírgenes en las ciudades de Judá.

12 A los príncipes colgaron por su mano; No respetaron el rostro de los viejos.

13 Llevaron los mozos á moler, Y los muchachos desfallecieron en la leña.

14 Los ancianos cesaron de la puerta, Los mancebos de sus canciones.

15 Cesó el gozo de nuestro corazón; Nuestro corro se tornó en luto.

16 Cayó la corona de nuestra cabeza: ­Ay ahora de nosotros! porque pecamos.

17 Por esto fué entristecido nuestro corazón, Por esto se entenebrecieron nuestro ojos:

18 Por el monte de Sión que está asolado; Zorras andan en él.

19 Mas tú, Jehová, permanecerás para siempre: Tu trono de generación en generación.

20 ¿Por qué te olvidarás para siempre de nosotros, Y nos dejarás por largos días?

21 Vuélvenos, oh Jehová, á ti, y nos volveremos: Renueva nuestros días como al principio.

22 Porque repeliendo nos has desechado; Te has airado contra nosotros en gran manera.

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From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 123


Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 23, 488, 643, 2165, 2799, 2851, 3069, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 52, 189, 323, 503, 546, 620, 764, ...


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 126, 131, 152, 270, 272, 326, 386, ...

Coronis (An Appendix to True Christian Religion) 58

Other New Christian Commentary

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Word/Phrase Explanations

Jehová
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...

ve
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...

extraños
In Ezekiel 28:7, 'strangers' signify falsities which destroy truths, and 'the terrible of the nations,' evils which destroy good.

casas
A "house" is essentially a container - for a person, for a family, for several families or even for a large group with shared interests...

huérfanos
'Orphans' signify people who are in a state of innocence and charity, and desire to know and to do what is good but are not...

padre
Father in the Word means what is most interior, and in those things that are following the Lord's order, it means what is good. In...

madres
In general, mothers in the Bible represent the Lord's church on earth, or the church among those who know and follow the Lord. In some...

agua
'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...

dinero
'Silver,' in the internal sense of the Word, signifies truth, but also falsity. 'Silver' means the truth of faith, or the truth acquired from selfhood,...

Precio
'Not for price or reward' signifies something freely given from divine love.

nosotros
Angels do give us guidance, but they are mere helpers; the Lord alone governs us, through angels and spirits. Since angels have their assisting role,...

egipcio
Egyptians represent those who are in natural science, thus the natural, but the Hebrews, those who are of the church, thus respectively the spiritual. The...

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...

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...

siervos
“Servant” literally means “a person who serves another,"" and its meaning is similar in reference to the spiritual meaninngs of the Bible. Our lives in...

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...

desierto
'Wilderness' signifies something with little life in it, as described in the internal sense in Luke 1:80 'Wilderness' signifies somewhere there is no good because...

piel
'Skin' corresponds to truth or to falsity in the extremes. 'The skin,' as relates to the grand human, means the natural self. There are spirits...

horno
'An oven,' as in Malachi 4:1, signifies hell, where the people live who confirm themselves in false doctrines and evils of life from earthly and...

mujeres
'Women,' as in Genesis 45:19, signify the affections of truth. But in Genesis 31:50, 'women' signify affections of not genuine truth, so not of the...

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...

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

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.

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

moler
‘To grind’ is to collect and learn the things that are serviceable to faith.

muchachos
"Youths" or "Young men" generally represent intelligence or the understanding of truth. This is fitting, since adolescent boys tend to be more advanced intellectually than...

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

puerta
"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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

monte
'Hills' signify the good of charity.

zorras
If man closes up the middle natural degree, which corresponds to the middle spiritual, he becomes, with respect to love, like a fox, and with...

Siempre
'Perpetual' in the literal sense, means to the end of one’s life, after death, and eternity.

trono
'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...

generación
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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