Oseas 11

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1 Cuando Israel era muchacho, yo lo amé, y de Egipto llamé a mi hijo.

2 Como los llamaban, así ellos se iban de su presencia; a los baales sacrificaban, y a las esculturas ofrecían sahumerios.

3 Yo con todo eso guiaba en pies al mismo Efraín, tomándolos de sus brazos; y no conocieron que yo los cuidaba.

4 Con cuerdas humanas los traje, con cuerdas de amor; y fui para ellos como los que alzan el yugo de sobre sus mejillas, y allegué hacia él la comida.

5 No tornará a tierra de Egipto, antes el mismo Assur será su rey, porque no se quisieron convertir.

6 Y caerá espada sobre sus ciudades, y consumirá sus aldeas; las consumirá a causa de sus consejos.

7 Entre tanto, está mi pueblo adherido a la rebelión contra mí; aunque me llaman a lo Alto, ninguno absolutamente quiere ensalzarme.

8 ¿Cómo tengo de dejarte, oh Efraín? ¿He de entregarte yo, Israel? ¿Cómo podré yo hacerte como Adma, ni ponerte como a Zeboim? Mi corazón se revuelve dentro de mí, se inflama toda mi compasión.

9 No ejecutaré el furor de mi ira, no volveré para destruir a Efraín; porque Dios soy, y no hombre; el Santo en medio de ti; y no entraré en la ciudad.

10 En pos del SEÑOR caminarán; él bramará como león; cual león rugirá él de cierto, y los hijos vendrán temblando del occidente.

11 Como ave se moverán velozmente de Egipto, y de la tierra de Asiria como paloma; y los pondré en sus casas, dice el SEÑOR.

12 Me cercó Efraín con mentira, y la Casa de Israel con engaño; mas Judá aún domina con Dios, y es fiel con los santos.

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   Study the Inner Meaning
From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 194


Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 588, 870, 1165, 1186, 1462, 1502, 2135, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 238, 241, 471, 503, 543, 624, 757

Sacred Scripture 79

La Verdadera Religión Cristiana 247


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 275, 278, 324, 448, 601, 654, 724, ...

Other New Christian Commentary

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muchacho
"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...

egipto
'Mizraim' signifies the same thing as Egypt.

Hijo
'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...

baales
Baalim and her lovers (Hosea 2:13) signify those things which belong to the natural man, and are loved; such as the lusts and falsities thence...

Efraín
Ephraim was the second son born to Joseph in Egypt and was, along with his older brother Manasseh, elevated by Jacob to the same status...

brazos
Arms and feet (Daniel 10:6) signify the exterior things of the Word, which are its literal sense.

cuerdas
Rope or cord denotes conjunction.

tierra
'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.

Rey
The human mind is composed of two parts, a will and an understanding, a seat of loves and affections, and a seat of wisdom and...

espada
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...

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

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...

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

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

seÑor
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...

león
'A lion' signifies the good of celestial love and the truth from that good.

ave
"Birds" mean rational concepts in the external man and intellectual concepts in the internal man.

la tierra
"Earth" in the Bible can mean a person or a group of like-minded people as in a church. But it refers specifically to the external...

Paloma
A dove (Gen. 8.) signifies goodness and truth. A dove, as in Hosea 11:11, signifies rational good.

casas
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dice
As with many common verbs, the meaning of “to say” in the Bible is highly dependent on context. Who is speaking? Who is hearing? What...

de israel
'Israel,' in Jeremiah 23:8, signifies the spiritual natural church. The children of Israel dispersed all the literal sense of the Word by falsities. 'The children...

engaño
Guile signifies to deceive and seduce for a deliberate purpose.

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.


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