Ezequiel 39

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1 Tú pues, hijo de hombre, profetiza contra Gog, y di: Así dijo el Señor DIOS: He aquí yo estoy contra ti, oh Gog, príncipe de la cabecera de Mesec y Tubal;

2 y te quebrantaré, y te sextaré, y te haré subir de las partes del norte, y te traeré sobre los montes de Israel;

3 y sacaré tu arco de tu mano izquierda, y derribaré tus saetas de tu mano derecha.

4 Sobre los montes de Israel caerás tú, y todas tus compañías, y los pueblos que fueron contigo; a toda ave y a toda cosa que vuela, y a las bestias del campo, te he dado por comida.

5 Sobre la faz del campo caerás; porque yo he hablado, dijo el Señor DIOS.

6 Y enviaré fuego sobre Magog, y sobre los que moran seguramente en las islas; y sabrán que yo soy el SEÑOR.

7 Y haré notorio mi santo Nombre en medio de mi pueblo Israel, y nunca más dejaré mancillar mi santo Nombre; y sabrán los gentiles que yo soy el SEÑOR, Santo en Israel.

8 He aquí, vino y fue, dijo el Señor DIOS: este es el día del cual yo hablé.

9 Y los moradores de las ciudades de Israel saldrán, y encenderán y quemarán armas, y escudos, y paveses, arcos y saetas, y bastones de mano, y lanzas; y las quemarán en el fuego por siete años.

10 Y no traerán leña del campo, ni cortarán de los bosques, sino que quemarán las armas en el fuego; y despojarán a sus despojadores, y robarán a los que les robaron, dijo el Señor DIOS.

11 Y será en aquel tiempo, que yo daré a Gog lugar para sepulcro allí en Israel, el valle de los que pasan al oriente del mar, y obstruirá el paso a los transeúntes, pues allí enterrarán a Gog y a toda su multitud; y lo llamarán, El valle de Hamón-gog.

12 Y la Casa de Israel los estará enterrando por siete meses, para limpiar la tierra;

13 los enterrará todo el pueblo de la tierra; y será para ellos célebre el día que yo sea glorificado, dijo el Señor DIOS.

14 Y tomarán hombres de jornal, los cuales irán por el país con los que viajaren, para enterrar a los que quedaron sobre la faz de la tierra, a fin de limpiarla; al cabo de siete meses harán el reconocimiento.

15 Y pasarán los que irán por la tierra, y el que viere los huesos de algún hombre, edificará junto a ellos una señal, hasta que los entierren los sepultureros en el valle de Hamón-gog.

16 Y también el nombre de la ciudad será Hamona; y limpiarán la tierra.

17 Y tú, hijo de hombre, así dijo el Señor DIOS: Di a las aves, a todo volátil, y a toda bestia del campo: Juntaos, y venid; reuníos de todas partes a mi víctima que os sacrifico, un sacrificio grande sobre los montes de Israel, y comeréis carne y beberéis sangre.

18 Comeréis carne de fuertes, y beberéis sangre de príncipes de la tierra; de carneros, de corderos, de machos cabríos, de bueyes, y de toros, engordados todos en Basán.

19 Y comeréis gordura hasta saciaros, y beberéis sangre hasta embriagaros, de mi sacrificio que yo os sacrifiqué.

20 Y os saciaréis sobre mi mesa, de caballos, y de carros fuertes, y de todos los hombres de guerra, dijo el Señor DIOS.

21 Y pondré mi gloria entre los gentiles, y todos los gentiles verán mi juicio que hice, y mi mano que sobre ellos puse.

22 Y de aquel día en adelante sabrá la Casa de Israel que yo soy el SEÑOR su Dios.

23 Y sabrán los gentiles que la Casa de Israel fue llevada cautiva por su pecado; por cuanto se rebelaron contra mí, y yo escondí de ellos mi rostro, y los entregué en mano de sus enemigos, y cayeron todos a cuchillo.

24 Conforme a su inmundicia y conforme a sus rebeliones hice con ellos; y de ellos escondí mi rostro.

25 Por tanto, así dijo el Señor DIOS: Ahora volveré la cautividad de Jacob, y tendré misericordia de toda la Casa de Israel, y celaré por mi santo Nombre.

26 Y ellos sentirán su vergüenza, y toda su rebelión con que se rebelaron contra mí, cuando habitaban en su tierra seguramente, y no había quien los espantase.

27 Cuando los volveré de los pueblos, y los juntaré de las tierras de sus enemigos, y fuere santificado en ellos en ojos de muchos gentiles.

28 Y sabrán que yo soy el SEÑOR su Dios, cuando después de haberlos hecho pasar a los gentiles, los juntaré sobre su tierra, sin dejar más allá ninguno de ellos.

29 Ni esconderé más de ellos mi rostro; porque derramaré mi Espíritu sobre la Casa de Israel, dijo el Señor DIOS.

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From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

Apocalypse Revealed 859

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 162


Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 728, 737, 778, 988, 1151, 1292, 2686, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 10, 216, 298, 299, 379, 436, 437, ...

The Lord 4, 28

Sacred Scripture 15

La Verdadera Religión Cristiana 705, 706

The New Jerusalem and its Heavenly Doctrine 222


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 257, 329, 342, 355, 357, 388, 406, ...

Coronis (An Appendix to True Christian Religion) 3

The White Horse - Appendix 1

Scriptural Confirmations 4, 53

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:


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campo
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