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Ezekiel 11

Italian: Riveduta Bible (1927)         

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1 Poi lo spirito mi levò in alto, e mi menò alla porta orientale della casa dell’Eterno che guarda verso levante; ed ecco, all’ingresso della porta, venticinque uomini; e in mezzo ad essi vidi Jaazania, figliuolo d’Azzur, e Pelatia, figliuolo di Benaia, capi del popolo.

2 E l’Eterno mi disse: "Figliuol d’uomo, questi sono gli uomini che meditano l’iniquità, e dànno cattivi consigli in questa città.

3 Essi dicono: Il tempo non è così vicino! Edifichiamo pur case! Questa città è la pentola e noi siamo la carne.

4 Perciò profetizza contro di loro, profetizza, figliuol d’uomo!"

5 E lo spirito dell’Eterno cadde su di me, e mi disse: "Di’: Così parla l’Eterno: Voi parlate a quel modo, o casa d’Israele, e io conosco le cose che vi passan per la mente.

6 Voi avete moltiplicato i vostri omicidi in questa città, e ne avete riempite d’uccisi le strade.

7 Perciò così parla il Signore, l’Eterno: I vostri morti che avete stesi in mezzo a questa città sono la carne, e la città è la pentola; ma voi ne sarete tratti fuori.

8 Voi avete paura della spada, e io farò venire su di voi la spada, dice il Signore, l’Eterno.

9 Io vi trarrò fuori dalla città, e vi darò in man di stranieri; ed eseguirò su di voi i miei giudizi.

10 Voi cadrete per la spada, io vi giudicherò sulle frontiere d’Israele, e voi conoscerete che io sono l’Eterno.

11 Questa città non sarà per voi una pentola, e voi non sarete in mezzo a lei la carne; io vi giudicherò sulle frontiere d’Israele;

12 e voi conoscerete che io sono l’Eterno, del quale non avete seguito le prescrizioni né messe in pratica le leggi, ma avete agito secondo le leggi delle nazioni che vi circondano".

13 Or avvenne che, come io profetavo a Pelatia, figliuolo di Benaia, morì; e io mi gettai con la faccia a terra, e gridai ad alta voce: "Ahimè, Signore, Eterno, farai tu una completa distruzione di quel che rimane d’Israele?"

14 E la parola dell’Eterno mi fu rivolta in questi termini:

15 "Figliuol d’uomo, i tuoi fratelli, i tuoi fratelli, gli uomini del tuo parentado e tutta quanta la casa d’Israele son quelli ai quali gli abitanti di Gerusalemme hanno detto: Statevene lontani dall’Eterno! a noi è dato il possesso del paese.

16 Perciò di’: Così parla il Signore, l’Eterno: Benché io li abbia allontanati fra le nazioni e li abbia dispersi per i paesi, io sarò per loro, per qualche tempo, un santuario nei paesi dove sono andati.

17 Perciò di’: Così parla il Signore, l’Eterno: Io vi raccoglierò di fra i popoli, vi radunerò dai paesi dove siete stati dispersi, e vi darò il suolo d’Israele.

18 E quelli vi verranno, e ne torranno via tutte le cose esecrande e tutte le abominazioni.

19 E io darò loro un medesimo cuore, metterò dentro di loro un nuovo spirito, torrò via dalla loro carne il cuore di pietra, e darò loro un cuor di carne,

20 perché camminino secondo le mie prescrizioni, e osservino le mie leggi e le mettano in pratica; ed essi saranno il mio popolo, e io sarò il loro Dio.

21 Ma quanto a quelli il cui cuore segue l’affetto che hanno alle loro cose esecrande e alle loro abominazioni, io farò ricadere sul loro capo la loro condotta, dice il Signore, l’Eterno".

22 Poi i cherubini spiegarono le loro ali, e le ruote si mossero allato a loro; e la gloria dell’Iddio d’Israele stava su loro, in alto.

23 E la gloria dell’Eterno s’innalzò di su mezzo alla città, e si fermò sul monte ch’è ad oriente della città.

24 E lo spirito mi trasse in alto, e mi menò in Caldea presso quelli ch’erano in cattività, in visione, mediante lo spirito di Dio; e la visione che avevo avuta scomparve d’innanzi a me;

25 e io riferii a quelli ch’erano in cattività tutte le parole che l’Eterno m’aveva dette in visione.

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   Study the Inner Meaning
From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

L’Amore Coniugale 26

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 134


Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 1250, 2921, 3813, 4503, 5922, 8408, 8427, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 36, 501, 629, 832, 883, 945

Divina Provvidenza 134

The Lord 28, 39, 49, 52

Vita 86

True Christian Religion 93, 143, 157, 705


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 422, 577, 652, 746, 926, 946, 1045, ...

Coronis (An Appendix to True Christian Religion) 58

Marriage 93

Scriptural Confirmations 2, 4, 22, 52

Other New Christian Commentary

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uomini
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mezzo
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figliuolo
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disse
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città
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case
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pentola
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noi
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carne
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l’eterno
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parla
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Israele
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strade
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in mezzo a
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paura
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spada
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venire
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frontiere
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Nazioni
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voce
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parola
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fratelli
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gerusalemme
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dato
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cuore
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pietra
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cherubini
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Ali
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ruote
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Iddio
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alto
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Caldea
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spirito di Dio
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Not As the World Gives      

By Rev. Jonathan Rose

This video is a part of the Spirit and Life Bible Study series, whose purpose is to look at the Bible, the whole Bible, and nothing but the Bible through a Swedenborgian lens.

Title: Not As the World Gives

Topic: Salvation

Summary: The Lord wishes to give us the gift of our becoming generous--he wants to give us his own truth and love on a permanent basis.

Use the reference links below to follow along in the Bible as you watch.

References:
John 14:27; 17:13; 10:27-28, 30
Jeremiah 25:5
Ezekiel 11:14-20
Matthew 7:7-12
John 4:9
Acts of the Apostles 8:14-17
1 Corinthians 12:27; 13:11-12; 14:8
2 Timothy 1:6-7
James 1:5
2 Peter 1:1-4
Matthew 19:16-end
Matthew 25:46
Luke 10:25
John 5:39-40
Galatians 6:8-9
1 Timothy 6:19
1 John 3:15; 5:20
Psalms 103:1-5; 68:19

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Spirit and Life Bible Study broadcast from 12/18/2013. The complete series is available at: www.spiritandlifebiblestudy.com


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