Zéphanie 1

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1 La parole de l'Eternel qui fut adressée à Sophonie, fils de Cuschi, fils de Guedalia, fils d'Amaria, fils d'Ezéchias, au temps de Josias, fils d'Amon, roi de Juda.

2 Je détruirai tout sur la face de la terre, Dit l'Eternel.

3 Je détruirai les hommes et les bêtes, Les oiseaux du ciel et les poissons de la mer, Les objets de scandale, et les méchants avec eux; J'exterminerai les hommes de la face de la terre, Dit l'Eternel.

4 J'étendrai ma main sur Juda, Et sur tous les habitants de Jérusalem; J'exterminerai de ce lieu les restes de Baal, Le nom de ses ministres et les prêtres avec eux,

5 Ceux qui se prosternent sur les toits devant l'armée des cieux, Ceux qui se prosternent en jurant par l'Eternel Et en jurant par leur roi,

6 Ceux qui se sont détournés de l'Eternel, Et ceux qui ne cherchent pas l'Eternel, Qui ne le consultent pas.

7 Silence devant le Seigneur, l'Eternel! Car le jour de l'Eternel est proche, Car l'Eternel a préparé le sacrifice, Il a choisi ses conviés.

8 Au jour du sacrifice de l'Eternel, Je châtierai les princes et les fils du roi, Et tous ceux qui portent des vêtements étrangers.

9 En ce jour-là, je châtierai tous ceux qui sautent par-dessus le seuil, Ceux qui remplissent de violence et de fraude la maison de leur maître.

10 En ce jour-là, dit l'Eternel, Il y aura des cris à la porte des poissons, Des lamentations dans l'autre quartier de la ville, Et un grand désastre sur les collines.

11 Gémissez, habitants de Macthesch! Car tous ceux qui trafiquent sont détruits, Tous les hommes chargés d'argent sont exterminés.

12 En ce temps-là, je fouillerai Jérusalem avec des lampes, Et je châtierai les hommes qui reposent sur leurs lies, Et qui disent dans leur coeur: L'Eternel ne fait ni bien ni mal.

13 Leurs biens seront au pillage, Et leurs maisons seront dévastées; Ils auront bâti des maisons, qu'ils n'habiteront plus, Ils auront planté des vignes, dont ils ne boiront plus le vin.

14 Le grand jour de l'Eternel est proche, Il est proche, il arrive en toute hâte; Le jour de l'Eternel fait entendre sa voix, Et le héros pousse des cris amers.

15 Ce jour est un jour de fureur, un jour de détresse et d'angoisse, un jour de ravage et de destruction, un jour de ténèbres et d'obscurité, un jour de nuées et de brouillards,

16 Un jour où retentiront la trompette et les cris de guerre Contre les villes fortes et les tours élevées.

17 Je mettrai les hommes dans la détresse, Et ils marcheront comme des aveugles, Parce qu'ils ont péché contre l'Eternel; Je répandrai leur sang comme de la poussière, Et leur chair comme de l'ordure.

18 Ni leur argent ni leur or ne pourront les délivrer, Au jour de la fureur de l'Eternel; Par le feu de sa jalousie tout le pays sera consumé; Car il détruira soudain tous les habitants du pays.


Exploring the Meaning of Zéphanie 1      

Napsal(a) New Christian Bible Study Staff and Rev. Julian Duckworth

Zephaniah’s prophecy is said to have taken place in the days of Josiah, the king of Judah. Josiah was a good king, walking in the all ways of the Lord, but both his sons were evil. He was the last king of Judah before Nebuchadnezzar's army conquered Jerusalem, and took many of the Jews captive to exile in Babylon for 70 years. (See the last four chapters of 2 Kings for Josiah’s story.)

The first chapter of the book of Zephaniah, in Zephaniah 1:1-3, begins with a prophecy that God will consume all things. We know that this isn't literally what was going to happen; consuming is not something that God does. Instead, it's something we do to ourselves when we depend only on our understanding of truth and ignore what is said in the Word. It means the perishing of our understanding of that truth.

The people who lived at that time were becoming totally external; there was no more affection for truths. Random thoughts about truths were gone, even the most outward truths of the stories were not considered worthy of thought, and any difficult truths were ignored. The church was becoming only a matter of rote external motions.

In Zephaniah 1:4-6, Baal, the stars and moon and sun, and Malcam, are false gods. Again it seems as though the Lord will punish Judah, but actually, by having “turned back from following the Lord,” the people of Judah has turned to false gods have no real power.

In Zephaniah 1:7-8, nevertheless the lord will have mercy on those that turn back to Him and can sit at His feast. But as in the parable of the wedding supper, (Matthew 22:11-13) only those who have the right clothing are welcome. Why this rule?

Garments mean evident truths that a person “wears”. Princes and kings mean ruling truths or falsities that a person believes and uses to guide ones actions. When these are not from the Lord’s Word they lead one astray.

In Zephaniah 1:9-11, the text refers to areas of Jerusalem, where of all places God’s Word should be revered and believed and used to gain wisdom. Yet even there, there is mourning and wailing.

Maktesh means a mortar for grinding flour, and so perhaps a neighborhood of bakers. Merchants are traders, and are used to mean those who trade news of truths that they have heard. The whole idea here is that known truths are being defiled in the very place they should be honored.

In Zephaniah 1:12, 13, the idea has come about that either there is no God or that He doesn’t care. The houses and vineyards, the truths they live with and the new truths that they can drink in are gone, there is no more truth in the church.

In Zephaniah 1:14-17, there first is a prophecy of the Lord’s coming, “The great day of the Lord is near”.

We need to realize that words in the story that regard quickness or haste mostly mean sureness and importance. God doesn’t have a calendar; all time is the present with Him.

Then comes the reaction for those who have falsified His truth and turned away from his commandments -- ignored Him. They will be judged, and they won’t be happy about it.

In Zephaniah 1:18, the “truth” they honor -- the silver -- will be seen to have no value, and the appearance of good they put on -- the gold -- to be only paint.

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Exploring the Meaning of Zephaniah 1      

Napsal(a) New Christian Bible Study Staff and Rev. Julian Duckworth

Zephaniah’s prophecy is said to have taken place in the days of Josiah, the king of Judah. Josiah was a good king, walking in the all ways of the Lord, but both his sons were evil. He was the last king of Judah before Nebuchadnezzar's army conquered Jerusalem, and took many of the Jews captive to exile in Babylon for 70 years. (See the last four chapters of 2 Kings for Josiah’s story.)

The first chapter of the book of Zephaniah, in Zephaniah 1:1-3, begins with a prophecy that God will consume all things. We know that this isn't literally what was going to happen; consuming is not something that God does. Instead, it's something we do to ourselves when we depend only on our understanding of truth and ignore what is said in the Word. It means the perishing of our understanding of that truth.

The people who lived at that time were becoming totally external; there was no more affection for truths. Random thoughts about truths were gone, even the most outward truths of the stories were not considered worthy of thought, and any difficult truths were ignored. The church was becoming only a matter of rote external motions.

In Zephaniah 1:4-6, Baal, the stars and moon and sun, and Malcam, are false gods. Again it seems as though the Lord will punish Judah, but actually, by having “turned back from following the Lord,” the people of Judah has turned to false gods have no real power.

In Zephaniah 1:7-8, nevertheless the lord will have mercy on those that turn back to Him and can sit at His feast. But as in the parable of the wedding supper, (Matthew 22:11-13) only those who have the right clothing are welcome. Why this rule?

Garments mean evident truths that a person “wears”. Princes and kings mean ruling truths or falsities that a person believes and uses to guide ones actions. When these are not from the Lord’s Word they lead one astray.

In Zephaniah 1:9-11, the text refers to areas of Jerusalem, where of all places God’s Word should be revered and believed and used to gain wisdom. Yet even there, there is mourning and wailing.

Maktesh means a mortar for grinding flour, and so perhaps a neighborhood of bakers. Merchants are traders, and are used to mean those who trade news of truths that they have heard. The whole idea here is that known truths are being defiled in the very place they should be honored.

In Zephaniah 1:12, 13, the idea has come about that either there is no God or that He doesn’t care. The houses and vineyards, the truths they live with and the new truths that they can drink in are gone, there is no more truth in the church.

In Zephaniah 1:14-17, there first is a prophecy of the Lord’s coming, “The great day of the Lord is near”.

We need to realize that words in the story that regard quickness or haste mostly mean sureness and importance. God doesn’t have a calendar; all time is the present with Him.

Then comes the reaction for those who have falsified His truth and turned away from his commandments -- ignored Him. They will be judged, and they won’t be happy about it.

In Zephaniah 1:18, the “truth” they honor -- the silver -- will be seen to have no value, and the appearance of good they put on -- the gold -- to be only paint.

Swedenborg

Hlavní výklad ze Swedenborgových prací:

Arcanes Célestes 411

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 228


Další odkazy Swedenborga k této kapitole:

Arcanes Célestes 375, 776, 991, 1071, 1488, 1839, 1860, ...

L’Apocalypse Révélée 20, 166, 216, 290, 316, 340, 342, ...

Doctrine de a Nouvelle Jérusalem sur Le Seigneur 4, 14, 38

La Vraie Religion Chrétienne 82, 689, 755, 761


Odkazy ze Swedenborgových nevydaných prací:

Apocalypse Explained 31, 195, 280, 342, 376, 397, 417, ...

Coronis (An Appendix to True Christian Religion) 58

Marriage 82

Scriptural Confirmations 4, 9, 58, 77

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l'eternel
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Fils
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Guedalia
Gedaliah, king of Babel, as in Jeremiah 41:1, 8, signifies the profanation of good and truth.

Roi
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...

Juda
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.

dit
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les oiseaux
Fowl signify spiritual truth; a bird, natural truth; and a winged thing, sensual truth. Fowl signify intellectual things. Fowl signify thoughts, and all that creeps...

oiseaux
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ciel
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mer
Water generally represents what Swedenborg calls “natural truth,” or true concepts about day-to-day matters and physical things. Since all water ultimately flows into the seas,...

méchants
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main
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Les habitants
Inhabitants,' in Isaiah 26:9, signify the men of the church who are in good of doctrine, and thence in the good of life.

Jérusalem
Jerusalem, on Mount Zion, signifies the doctrine of love to the Lord, and how it governs your life. Jerusalem first comes to our attention in...

restes
The residue of his people,' as in Isaiah 28:5, signifies the people whom the Lord’s church will be among.

Baal
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Nom
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Prêtres
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les toits
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toits
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armée
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Cieux
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jurant
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Seigneur
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jour
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les princes
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Vêtements
Soft raiment,' as in Matthew 11:9, represents the internal sense of the Word.

étrangers
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Maison
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Maître
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Porte
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Argent
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temps
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lies
'Lees' signify truths from good.

Maisons
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planté
'A shrub' signifies the knowledges of truth.

vignes
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vin
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voix
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un jour
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ténèbres
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trompette
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les villes
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Villes
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sang
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poussière
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or
'Money' relates to truth.

Feu
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Pays
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