Ezequiel 13

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1 Y vino Palabra del SEÑOR a mí, diciendo:

2 Hijo de hombre, profetiza contra los profetas de Israel que profetizan, y di a los que profetizan de su propio corazón: Oíd palabra del SEÑOR.

3 Así dijo el Señor DIOS: ¡Ay de los profetas insensatos, que andan en pos de su propio espíritu, y nada vieron!

4 Como zorras en los desiertos son tus profetas, oh Israel.

5 Nunca subistes a los portillos, ni echasteis vallado para que la Casa de Israel, estuviera firme en la batalla en el día del SEÑOR.

6 Vieron vanidad y adivinación de mentira. Dicen: Dijo el SEÑOR; y el SEÑOR nunca los envió; y hacen esperar que se confirme la palabra.

7 ¿No habéis visto visión vana, y no habéis dicho adivinación de mentira, por cuanto decís, Dijo el SEÑOR; no habiendo yo hablado?

8 Por tanto, así dijo el Señor DIOS: por cuanto vosotros habéis hablado vanidad, y habéis visto mentira, por tanto, he aquí yo estoy contra vosotros, dijo el Señor DIOS.

9 Y será mi mano contra los profetas que ven vanidad, y adivinan mentira, no estarán en la congregación de mi pueblo, ni serán escritos en el libro de la Casa de Israel, ni a la tierra de Israel volverán; y sabréis que yo soy el Señor DIOS.

10 Por tanto, y por cuanto engañaron a mi pueblo, diciendo: Paz, no habiendo paz; y uno edificaba la pared, y he aquí que los otros la pañetaban con lodo suelto;

11 di a los pañetadores con lodo suelto, que caerá; vendrá lluvia inundante, y daré piedras de granizo que la hagan caer, y viento tempestuoso la romperá.

12 Y he aquí, cuando la pared haya caído, no os dirán: ¿Dónde está la embarradura con que pañetasteis?

13 Por tanto, así dijo el Señor DIOS: Y haré que la rompa viento tempestuoso con mi ira, y lluvia inundante vendrá con mi furor, y piedras de granizo con mi enojo para consumir.

14 Así derribaré la pared que vosotros pañetasteis con lodo suelto, y la echaré a tierra, y será descubierto su cimiento, y caerá, y seréis consumidos en medio de ella; y sabréis que yo soy el SEÑOR.

15 Cumpliré así mi furor en la pared y en los que la pañetaron con lodo suelto; y os diré: No existe la pared, ni aquellos que la pañetaron,

16 los profetas de Israel que profetizan a Jerusalén, y ven para ella visión de paz, no habiendo paz, dijo el Señor DIOS.

17 Y tú, hijo de hombre, pon tu rostro a las hijas de tu pueblo que profetizan de su propio corazón, y profetiza contra ellas,

18 Y di: Así dijo el Señor DIOS: ¡Ay de aquellas que cosen almohadillas a todos codos de manos, y hacen veletes sobre la cabeza de toda edad para cazar las almas! ¿Habéis de cazar las almas de mi pueblo, para mantener así vuestra propia vida?

19 ¿Y habéis de profanarme entre mi pueblo por puñados de cebada y por pedazos de pan, matando las almas que no deben morir, y dando vida a las almas que no deben vivir, mintiendo a mi pueblo que escucha la mentira?

20 Por tanto, así dijo el Señor DIOS: He aquí yo estoy contra vuestras almohadillas, con que cazáis ahí las almas volando; yo las arrancaré de vuestros brazos, y soltaré las almas, las almas volando que cazáis.

21 Romperé asimismo vuestros veletes, y libraré mi pueblo de vuestra mano, y no estarán más en vuestra mano para caza; y sabréis que yo soy el SEÑOR.

22 Por cuanto entristecisteis con mentira el corazón del justo, al cual yo no entristecí, y fortalecisteis las manos del impío, para que no se apartase de su mal camino, infundiéndole ánimo;

23 por tanto, no veréis vanidad, ni más adivinaréis adivinación; y libraré mi pueblo de vuestra mano; y sabréis que yo soy el SEÑOR.

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From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

Arcana Coelestia 2534

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 136


Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 304, 739, 1178, 1664, 2445, 2921, 3024, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 48, 208, 343, 399, 496, 500, 704, ...

The Lord 4, 28, 48

La Verdadera Religión Cristiana 156, 322, 689


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 183, 186, 237, 365, 419, 503, 531, ...

Coronis (An Appendix to True Christian Religion) 34, 58

Spiritual Experiences 245

Scriptural Confirmations 4, 19, 52, 99

Other New Christian Commentary

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