Michée 7

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1 Malheur à moi! car je suis comme à la récolte des fruits, Comme au grappillage après la vendange: Il n'y a point de grappes à manger, Point de ces primeurs que mon âme désire.

2 L'homme de bien a disparu du pays, Et il n'y a plus de juste parmi les hommes; Ils sont tous en embuscade pour verser le sang, Chacun tend un piège à son frère.

3 Leurs mains sont habiles à faire le mal: Le prince a des exigences, Le juge réclame un salaire, Le grand manifeste son avidité, Et ils font ainsi cause commune.

4 Le meilleur d'entre eux est comme une ronce, Le plus droit pire qu'un buisson d'épines. Le jour annoncé par tes prophètes, ton châtiment approche. C'est alors qu'ils seront dans la confusion.

5 Ne crois pas à un ami, Ne te fie pas à un intime; Devant celle qui repose sur ton sein Garde les portes de ta bouche.

6 Car le fils outrage le père, La fille se soulève contre sa mère, La belle-fille contre sa belle-mère; Chacun a pour ennemis les gens de sa maison. -

7 Pour moi, je regarderai vers l'Eternel, Je mettrai mon espérance dans le Dieu de mon salut; Mon Dieu m'exaucera.

8 Ne te réjouis pas à mon sujet, mon ennemie! Car si je suis tombée, je me relèverai; Si je suis assise dans les ténèbres, L'Eternel sera ma lumière.

9 Je supporterai la colère de l'Eternel, Puisque j'ai péché contre lui, Jusqu'à ce qu'il défende ma cause et me fasse droit; Il me conduira à la lumière, Et je contemplerai sa justice.

10 Mon ennemie le verra et sera couverte de honte, Elle qui me disait: Où est l'Eternel, ton Dieu? Mes yeux se réjouiront à sa vue; Alors elle sera foulée aux pieds comme la boue des rues. -

11 Le jour où l'on rebâtira tes murs, Ce jour-là tes limites seront reculées.

12 En ce jour, on viendra vers toi De l'Assyrie et des villes d'Egypte, De l'Egypte jusqu'au fleuve, D'une mer à l'autre, et d'une montagne à l'autre.

13 Le pays sera dévasté à cause de ses habitants, A cause du fruit de leurs oeuvres.

14 Pais ton peuple avec ta houlette, le troupeau de ton héritage, Qui habite solitaire dans la forêt au milieu du Carmel! Qu'ils paissent sur le Basan et en Galaad, Comme au jour d'autrefois. -

15 Comme au jour où tu sortis du pays d'Egypte, Je te ferai voir des prodiges. -

16 Les nations le verront, et seront confuses, Avec toute leur puissance; Elles mettront la main sur la bouche, Leurs oreilles seront assourdies.

17 Elles lécheront la poussière, comme le serpent, Comme les reptiles de la terre; Elles seront saisies de frayeur hors de leurs forteresses; Elles trembleront devant l'Eternel, notre Dieu, Elles te craindront.

18 Quel Dieu est semblable à toi, Qui pardonnes l'iniquité, qui oublies les péchés Du reste de ton héritage? Il ne garde pas sa colère à toujours, Car il prend plaisir à la miséricorde.

19 Il aura encore compassion de nous, Il mettra sous ses pieds nos iniquités; Tu jetteras au fond de la mer tous leurs péchés.

20 Tu témoigneras de la fidélité à Jacob, De la bonté à Abraham, Comme tu l'as juré à nos pères aux jours d'autrefois.



Exploring the Meaning of Michée 7      

Napsal(a) New Christian Bible Study Staff

In this last chapter of his book, in Micah 7:1-4, the prophet is discouraged about the evil that he sees in the land. The cluster (of grapes ) that he doesn’t see means that there is no love of the neighbor there. 1 The firstfruits that his soul longs for mean the upright kind of ordinary life 2 , which he can’t find: “the faithful man has perished from the earth”.

The net in verse 2 is the twisting of truth into falsity and the other way round, to deceive. Those who should be faithful leaders are diving into evil, and take bribes. All this hellish behavior will in the end lead to punishment.

In Micah 7:5, 6, these two verses are really not talking about other people; friends, companions, wives or husbands, or in-laws. When Micah refers to a “man’s household” he is talking about the evil loves that live in our own will. That’s where the evil is that we must fear and stamp out. 3

Micah 7:7-9 shows the path away from evil. God will hear us. But we must see that we have sinned and admit it to the Lord 4 , and ask for His help in stopping. He will be a light in our “darkness”. Micah admits his own weakness and admits that only the Lord’s power can "bring him forth to the light".

In Micah 7:10, "She" represents the affection for doing some kind of evil. Everyone has some sort of affections that way. 5 Those affections will try to persuade us that Jehovah can’t help, but if we persist in calling on Him for help, those affections can be shamed and eventually be trampled into the mud.

Micah 7:11, 12 says that when the Lord comes to found a new church, it will spread. Assyria here means reasoning, and Egypt means natural science. Cities mean doctrine from truth, and mountains mean goods, so the picture is of the spreading of both truth and good from one boundary to the other, all the way from natural truths to reasoning about spiritual things -- our whole mind. 6

But the old church will be desolate, according to Micah 7:13.

In Micah 7:14,15, to pasture means to feed the flock as a shepherd 7 , or to teach the truths that the Lord provides. The forest means the church as to truth, and Carmel means the church as to good. 8 Bashan and Gilead mean the same ideas from the stories of the Word, the literal sense.

Nations, in Micah 7:16, 17, mean people outside who don’t know, and don’t want to hear. They will stay focused on physical and sensory things, and will be in dread about knowledge of God.

Then, in Micah 7:18-20, Micah ends on a positive note: God will continue to have compassion on everyone and try to bring them to walk in His ways. Although we are all in freedom to be evil, He will never stop trying to lead us out of it if we will listen.

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Footnotes:

1. See Arcana Coelestia 5117.
2. See Arcana Coelestia 1071.
3. See Arcana Coelestia 4563.
4. See Arcana Coelestia 3539.
5. See Arcana Coelestia 4563.
6. See Apocalypse Explained 510, Arcana Coelestia 4967, Apocalypse Revealed 455.
7. See John 21:15-17
8. See Arcana Coelestia 9011, 1971

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Exploring the Meaning of Micah 7      

Napsal(a) New Christian Bible Study Staff

In this last chapter of his book, in Micah 7:1-4, the prophet is discouraged about the evil that he sees in the land. The cluster (of grapes ) that he doesn’t see means that there is no love of the neighbor there. 1 The firstfruits that his soul longs for mean the upright kind of ordinary life 2 , which he can’t find: “the faithful man has perished from the earth”.

The net in verse 2 is the twisting of truth into falsity and the other way round, to deceive. Those who should be faithful leaders are diving into evil, and take bribes. All this hellish behavior will in the end lead to punishment.

In Micah 7:5, 6, these two verses are really not talking about other people; friends, companions, wives or husbands, or in-laws. When Micah refers to a “man’s household” he is talking about the evil loves that live in our own will. That’s where the evil is that we must fear and stamp out. 3

Micah 7:7-9 shows the path away from evil. God will hear us. But we must see that we have sinned and admit it to the Lord 4 , and ask for His help in stopping. He will be a light in our “darkness”. Micah admits his own weakness and admits that only the Lord’s power can "bring him forth to the light".

In Micah 7:10, "She" represents the affection for doing some kind of evil. Everyone has some sort of affections that way. 5 Those affections will try to persuade us that Jehovah can’t help, but if we persist in calling on Him for help, those affections can be shamed and eventually be trampled into the mud.

Micah 7:11, 12 says that when the Lord comes to found a new church, it will spread. Assyria here means reasoning, and Egypt means natural science. Cities mean doctrine from truth, and mountains mean goods, so the picture is of the spreading of both truth and good from one boundary to the other, all the way from natural truths to reasoning about spiritual things -- our whole mind. 6

But the old church will be desolate, according to Micah 7:13.

In Micah 7:14,15, to pasture means to feed the flock as a shepherd 7 , or to teach the truths that the Lord provides. The forest means the church as to truth, and Carmel means the church as to good. 8 Bashan and Gilead mean the same ideas from the stories of the Word, the literal sense.

Nations, in Micah 7:16, 17, mean people outside who don’t know, and don’t want to hear. They will stay focused on physical and sensory things, and will be in dread about knowledge of God.

Then, in Micah 7:18-20, Micah ends on a positive note: God will continue to have compassion on everyone and try to bring them to walk in His ways. Although we are all in freedom to be evil, He will never stop trying to lead us out of it if we will listen.

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Footnotes:

1. See Arcana Coelestia 5117.
2. See Arcana Coelestia 1071.
3. See Arcana Coelestia 4563.
4. See Arcana Coelestia 3539.
5. See Arcana Coelestia 4563.
6. See Apocalypse Explained 510, Arcana Coelestia 4967, Apocalypse Revealed 455.
7. See John 21:15-17
8. See Arcana Coelestia 9011, 1971

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Hlavní výklad ze Swedenborgových prací:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 221


Další odkazy Swedenborga k této kapitole:

Arcanes Célestes 120, 249, 348, 1071, 1165, 1178, 1186, ...

L’Apocalypse Révélée 383, 413, 444, 455, 485, 501, 503, ...

Doctrine de a Nouvelle Jérusalem sur Le Seigneur 4

La Doctrine de l'Écriture Sainte 85

True Christian Religion 51


Odkazy ze Swedenborgových nevydaných prací:

Apocalypse Explained 482, 526, 538, 569, 581, 632, 652, ...

Coronis (An Appendix to True Christian Religion) 56

Marriage 51

Scriptural Confirmations 4, 9, 57, 76

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grappillage
A cluster denotes live truth of spiritual good, and grapes, the good of celestial truth. (Gen. 40:10.)

grappes
A cluster denotes live truth of spiritual good, and grapes, the good of celestial truth. (Gen. 40:10.)

manger
When we eat, our bodies break down the food and get from it both energy and materials for building and repairing the body. The process...

âme
The nature of the soul is a deep and complicated topic, but it can be summarized as "spiritual life," who we are in terms of...

l'homme
The relationship between men and women is deep and nuanced, and one entire book of the Writings – Conjugial Love or Love in Marriage –...

homme
The relationship between men and women is deep and nuanced, and one entire book of the Writings – Conjugial Love or Love in Marriage –...

Pays
Generally in the Bible a "country" means a political subdivision ruled by a king, or sometimes a tribe with a territory ruled by a king...

Hommes
The relationship between men and women is deep and nuanced, and one entire book of the Writings – Conjugial Love or Love in Marriage –...

sang
The internal meaning of “blood” is a little tricky, because Swedenborg gives two meanings that seem quite different. In most cases, Swedenborg links blood with...

Frère
There are two ways "brother" is used in the Bible, ways that are still reflected in modern language. One denotes an actual blood relationship; the...

mal
'Wickedness' signifies evil, and 'iniquity' signifies falsities.

prince
Captains and Rulers (Jer. 51:23) signifies principal evils and falsities. Captains and Rulers (Ezek 33:6) signifies principal truths. See Chief Captains.

juge
It’s easy to see the connection between judging and truth. In a court of law, the judge’s whole purpose is to find the truth. In...

jour
"Day" describes a state in which we are turned toward the Lord, and are receiving light (which is truth) and heat (which is a desire...

Sein
"Bosom" in general terms means the chest, but more as the seat of the emotions than simply as part of the body. You'd think of...

Garde
"Keeping" in the Bible generally has to do with controlling the actual actions of life, though in some cases it can mean holding something away...

bouche
In most cases, "mouth" in the Bible represents thought and logic, especially the kind of active, concrete thought that is connected with speech. The reason...

Fils
A child is a young boy or girl in the care of parents, older than a suckling or an infant, but not yet an adolescent....

père
Father in the Word means what is most interior, and in those things that are following the Lord's order, it means what is good. In...

fille
Marriages among people – both in the Bible and in life – represent spiritual marriage. Women represent the desire to be good and to do...

mère
In general, mothers in the Bible represent the Lord's church on earth, or the church among those who know and follow the Lord. In some...

ennemis
An enemy in the Bible refers to people who are in the love of evil and the false thinking that springs from evil. On a...

Maison
A "house" is essentially a container - for a person, for a family, for several families or even for a large group with shared interests...

l'eternel
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...

Dieu
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assise
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ténèbres
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lumière
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droit
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Justice
He is said to be 'just' in a spiritual sense, who lives according to divine laws. They on the right hand being called 'just,' as...

honte
On a natural level, there are a variety of things that can cause shame. We might be ashamed of physical weakness or ugliness; we might...

yeux
It’s common to say “I see” when we understand something. And indeed, “seeing” in the Bible represents grasping and understanding spiritual things. So it makes...

vue
The symbolic meaning of "seeing" is "understanding," which is obvious enough that it has become part of common language (think about it; you might see...

des rues
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murs
'A hedge,' as mentioned in Matthew 21:33, signifies preservation from falsities of evil which are from hell.

Villes
In the ancient world cities were very nearly nations unto themselves – they existed within walls, with their own laws and customs, generally centered on...

fleuve
'Rivers' signify truths in abundance serving the rational self, and so, the understanding, for the purpose of doctrine and life. 'Rivers' or 'floods' signify temptations....

mer
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Montagne
'Hills' signify the good of charity.

fruit
We tend to think of "fruit" in two ways in natural language. One is as food that grows on trees and vines, sweet and delicious,...

Troupeau
A flock, as in Genesis 26, denotes interior or rational good. A flock signifies those who are in spiritual good. A flock signifies natural interior...

héritage
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forêt
Plants in general stand for facts, knowledge, ideas, so it makes sense that a forest in the Bible represents a collection or system of external,...

Milieu
The "midst" of something in the Bible represents the thing that is most central and most important to the spiritual state being described, the motivation...

Carmel
Carmel (Isa. 16:10) signifies the good of the church. Carmel also signifies the celestial church. (Isa. 35:2.)

Egypte
'Mizraim' signifies the same thing as Egypt.

voir
The symbolic meaning of "seeing" is "understanding," which is obvious enough that it has become part of common language (think about it; you might see...

Nations
'Nations' signify people who are in the good of love and charity from the Lord. Two nations in the womb,' as in Genesis 25:23, signify...

main
Scientists believe that one of the most crucial developments in the evolution of humans was bipedalism – walking on two legs. That left our hands...

poussière
Dust, in Ezekiel 26:12, signifies the lowest things which are of the sensual principle of man. In Isaiah 40:12, the dust signifies exterior or natural...

Serpent
'The bite of a snake' or 'serpent,' as in Amos. 5:19, signifies falsification of the Word, from the interior dominion of falsity from evil.

Terre
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iniquité
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colère
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miséricorde
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nous
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sous
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iniquités
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...

péchés
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...

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...

Abraham
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juré
The Lord swearing by himself signifies that divine truth testifies, for He is divine truth itself, and this testifies from itself and means itself. It...

pères
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