Oseas 12

Study the Inner Meaning

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1 Efraín es apacentado del viento, y sigue al solano; mentira y destrucción aumentan continuamente ; porque hicieron alianza con los asirios, y el aceite se lleva a Egipto.

2 Pleito tiene el SEÑOR con Judá para visitar a Jacob conforme a sus caminos; le pagará conforme a sus obras.

3 En el vientre tomó por el calcañar a su hermano, y con su fortaleza venció al ángel.

4 Venció al ángel, y prevaleció; lloró, y le rogó; en Bet-el le halló, y allí habló con nosotros.

5 Mas el SEÑOR es Dios de los ejércitos; el SEÑOR es su memorial.

6 Tú, pues, conviértete a tu Dios; guarda misericordia y juicio, y en tu Dios espera siempre.

7 Es mercader que tiene en su mano peso falso, amador de opresión.

8 Y dijo Efraín: Ciertamente yo he enriquecido, he hallado riquezas para mí; nadie hallará en mí iniquidad, ni pecado en todos mis trabajos.

9 Pero yo soy el SEÑOR tu Dios desde la tierra de Egipto; aún te haré morar en tiendas, como en los días de la fiesta.

10 Y hablé por los profetas, y yo aumenté las visiones, y por mano de los profetas puse semejanzas.

11 ¿Es Galaad iniquidad? Ciertamente vanidad son; en Gilgal sacrificaron bueyes; y aún son sus altares como montones en los surcos del campo.

12 Mas Jacob huyó a tierra de Aram, y sirvió Israel por su mujer, y por su mujer fue pastor.

13 Y por profeta hizo subir el SEÑOR a Israel de Egipto, y por profeta fue guardado.

14 Enojó Efraín a Dios con amarguras; por tanto, su sangre se derramará sobre él, y su Señor le pagará su oprobio.

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   Study the Inner Meaning
From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 195


Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 367, 414, 1186, 1232, 1462, 2588, 3304, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 503, 585

Sacred Scripture 79

El Cielo y el Infierno 365

La Verdadera Religión Cristiana 247, 322


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 24, 236, 373, 375, 419, 624, 654, ...

Coronis (An Appendix to True Christian Religion) 56

Scriptural Confirmations 4, 9, 54, 75

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Word/Phrase Explanations

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...

aceite
Oil – typically olive oil – was an extremely important product in Biblical times, for food preparation, medicinal ointment and for burning in lamps. As...

egipto
'Mizraim' signifies the same thing as Egypt.

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...

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.

jacob
Jacob is told twice that his name will now be Israel. The first time is when he wrestles with an angel on his journey to...

vientre
'Womb,' as in Genesis 49:25, signifies the conjunction of good and truth. The term 'belly' is used where truths are being discussed, and the term...

hermano
Brethren (Gen. 27:29) signify the affections of good.

bet-el
When Jacob had his famous dream, of a staircase leading to heaven, he named the place "Bethel," which is Hebrew for "the house of God."...

dios
The Lord is love itself, expressed in the form of wisdom itself. Love, then, is His essence, His inmost. Wisdom - the loving understanding of...

ejércitos
Armies of the heavens and the sands of the sea ('Jeremiah 33:15-22') signify the knowledges of truth and good in the spiritual and natural ma{ign21}

juicio
'Ordinances' in the prophets, signify changes relative to spiritual and celestial things, both in general and particular, which are also compared to the changes of...

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...

dijo
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...

iniquidad
In the Word three terms are used to mean bad things that are done. These three are transgression, iniquity, and sin, and they are here...

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...

profetas
The idea of a "prophet" is very closely tied to the idea of the Bible itself, since the Bible was largely written by prophets. At...

Gilgal
Gilgal signifies the doctrine of natural truth, serving for introduction into the church.

altares
The first altar mentioned in the Word was built by Noah after he came out of the ark. On that altar, he sacrificed clean animals...

campo
When we have a desire to be good people and to do good things, the natural first questions are "What does that mean?" "What should...

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...

mujer
'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...

sangre
Bloods signify evil, in Ezek. 16:9.

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