Miqueas 3

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Spanish: Reina Valera (1909)         

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1 Y DIJE: Oid ahora, príncipes de Jacob, y cabezas de la casa de Israel: ¿No pertenecía á vosotros saber el derecho?

2 Que aborrecen lo bueno y aman lo malo, que les quitan su piel y su carne de sobre los huesos;

3 Que comen asimismo la carne de mi pueblo, y les desuellan su piel de sobre ellos, y les quebrantan sus huesos y los rompen, como para el caldero, y como carnes en olla.

4 Entonces clamarán á Jehová y no les responderá; antes esconderá de ellos su rostro en aquel tiempo, por cuanto hicieron malvadas obras.

5 Así ha dicho Jehová acerca de los profetas que hacen errar á mi pueblo, que muerden con sus dientes, y claman, Paz, y al que no les diere que coman, aplazan contra él batalla:

6 Por tanto, de la profecía se os hará noche, y oscuridad del adivinar; y sobre los profetas se pondrá el sol, y el día se entenebrecerá sobre ellos.

7 Y serán avergonzados los profetas, y confundiránse los adivinos; y ellos todos cubrirán su labio, porque no hay respuesta de Dios.

8 Yo empero estoy lleno de fuerza del espíritu de Jehová, y de juicio, y de fortaleza, para denunciar á Jacob su rebelión, y á Israel su pecado.

9 Oid ahora esto, cabezas de la casa de Jacob, y capitanes de la casa de Israel, que abomináis el juicio, y pervertís todo el derecho;

10 Que edificáis á Sión con sangre, y á Jerusalem con injusticia;

11 Sus cabezas juzgan por cohecho, y sus sacerdotes enseñan por precio, y sus profetas adivinan por dinero; y apóyanse en Jehová diciendo: ¿no está Jehová entre nosotros? No vendrá mal sobre nosotros.

12 Por tanto, á causa de vosotros será Sión arada como campo, y Jerusalem será majanos, y el monte de la casa como cumbres de breñal.

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   Study the Inner Meaning
From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 217


Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 368, 2353, 3693, 3812, 4281, 5585, 5895, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 8, 53, 312, 435, 612, 939


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 183, 372, 401, 412, 556, 624, 850

Scriptural Confirmations 4, 57

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:



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