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Ezekiel 17

Italian: Riveduta Bible (1927)         

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

2 "Figliuol d’uomo, proponi un enigma e narra una parabola alla casa d’Israele, e di’:

3 Così parla il Signore, l’Eterno: Una grande aquila, dalle ampie ali, dalle lunghe penne, coperta di piume di svariati colori, venne al Libano, e tolse la cima a un cedro;

4 ne spiccò il più alto dei ramoscelli, lo portò in un paese di commercio, e lo mise in una città di mercanti.

5 poi prese un germoglio del paese, e lo mise in un campo di sementa; lo collocò presso acque abbondanti, e lo piantò a guisa di magliolo.

6 Esso crebbe, e diventò una vite estesa, di pianta bassa, in modo da avere i suoi tralci vòlti verso l’aquila, e le sue radici sotto di lei. Così diventò una vite che fece de’ pampini e mise de rami.

7 Ma c’era un’altra grande aquila, dalla ampie ali, e dalle piume abbondanti; ed ecco che questa vite volse le sue radici verso di lei, e, dal suolo dov’era piantata, stese verso l’aquila i suoi tralci perch’essa l’annaffiasse.

8 Or essa era piantata in buon terreno, presso acque abbondanti, in modo da poter mettere de’ rami, portar frutto e diventare una vite magnifica.

9 Di’: Così parla il Signore, l’Eterno: Può essa prosperare? La prima aquila non svellerà essa le sue radici e non taglierà essa via i suoi frutti sì che si secchi, e si secchino tutte le giovani foglie che metteva? Né ci sarà bisogno di molta forza né di molta gente per svellerla dalle radici.

10 Ecco, essa è piantata. Prospererà? Non si seccherà essa del tutto dacché l’avrà toccata il vento d’oriente? Seccherà sul suolo dove ha germogliato".

11 Poi la parola dell’Eterno mi fu rivolta in questi termini:

12 "Di’ dunque a questa casa ribelle: Non sapete voi che cosa voglian dire queste cose? Di’ loro: Ecco, il re di Babilonia è venuto a Gerusalemme, ne ha preso il re ed i capi, e li ha menati con sé a Babilonia.

13 Poi ha preso uno del sangue reale, ha fermato un patto con lui, e gli ha fatto prestar giuramento; e ha preso pure gli uomini potenti del paese,

14 perché il regno fosse tenuto basso senza potersi innalzare, e quegli osservasse il patto fermato con lui, per poter sussistere.

15 Ma il nuovo re s’è ribellato contro di lui, e ha mandato i suoi ambasciatori in Egitto perché gli fossero dati cavalli e gran gente. Colui che fa tali cose potrà prosperare? Scamperà? Ha rotto il patto e scamperebbe?

16 Com’è vero ch’io vivo, dice il Signore, l’Eterno, nella residenza stessa di quel re che l’avea fatto re, e verso il quale non ha tenuto il giuramento fatto né osservato il patto concluso vicino a lui, in mezzo a Babilonia, egli morrà:

17 Faraone non andrà col suo potente esercito e con gran gente a soccorrerlo in guerra, quando si eleveranno dei bastioni e si costruiranno delle torri per sterminare gran numero d’uomini.

18 Egli ha violato il giuramento, infrangendo il patto eppure, avea dato la mano! Ha fatto tutte queste cose, e non scamperà.

19 Perciò così parla il Signore, l’Eterno: Com’è vero ch’io vivo, il mio giuramento ch’egli ha violato, il mio patto ch’egli ha infranto, io glieli farò ricadere sul capo.

20 Io stenderò su lui la mia rete, ed egli rimarrà preso nel mio laccio; lo menerò a Babilonia, e quivi entrerò in giudizio con lui, per la perfidia di cui si è reso colpevole verso di me.

21 E tutti i fuggiaschi delle sue schiere cadranno per la spada; e quelli che rimarranno saranno dispersi a tutti i venti; e voi conoscerete che io, l’Eterno, son quegli che ho parlato.

22 Così dice il Signore, l’Eterno: Ma io prenderò l’alta vetta del cedro, e la porrò in terra; dai più elevati dei suoi giovani rami spiccherò un tenero ramoscello, e lo pianterò sopra un monte alto, eminente.

23 Lo pianterò sull’alto monte d’Israele; ed esso metterà rami, porterà frutto, e diventerà un cedro magnifico. Gli uccelli d’ogni specie faranno sotto di lui la loro dimora; faran la loro dimora all’ombra dei suoi rami.

24 E tutti gli alberi della campagna sapranno che io, l’Eterno, son quegli che ho abbassato l’albero ch’era su in alto, che ho innalzato l’albero ch’era giù in basso, che ho fatto seccare l’albero verde, e che ho fatto germogliare l’albero secco. Io, l’Eterno, l’ho detto, e lo farò".

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From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 140


Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 40, 368, 776, 885, 2702, 3448, 3901, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 244, 298, 343, 400, 401, 757, 759

Doctrine of the Lord 28

True Christian Religion 290, 468


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 109, 281, 283, 355, 419, 507, 577, ...

The White Horse - Appendix 1

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:


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Word/Phrase Explanations

parola
'Word,' as in Psalms 119:6-17, stands for doctrine in general. 'The Word,' as in Psalms 147:18, signifies divine good united with divine truth. 'Word,' as...

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

israele
'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...

signore
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...

grande
The word "great" is used in the Bible to represent a state with a strong degree of love and affection, of the desire for good;...

aquila
Eagle wings, referred to in Daniel 7:3, signify rational principles grounded in man's proprium.

Ali
'Wings' signify spiritual truths. 'Wings,' when related to the Lord, signify the divine spiritual. In the opposite sense, 'wings' relate to falsities and rationalizations from...

piume
Feathers signify spiritual good, from which truth is derived.

Libano
'Lebanon' signifies spiritual good. 'Lebanon' signifies the church regarding the perception of truth from the rational self.

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

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

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...

acque
'Waters' signify truths in the natural self, and in the opposite sense, falsities. 'Waters' signify particularly the spiritual parts of a person, or the intellectual...

radici
'A root,' as in Malachi 4:1, signifies charity. The dried up root,' as in Hosea 9:16, 17, signifies charity which could not bear fruit.

sotto
Generally speaking things that are seen as lower physically in the Bible represent things that are lower or more external spiritually. In some cases this...

rami
A branch (Matt. 24:32) signifies affection, for affection springs and flourishes from good as a branch Springs from its trunk. A branch (Mal. 4:1) denotes...

frutto
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,...

prosperare
'To be made to prosper' signifies being provided for. Which is why 'Jehovah made it prosper in his hand' means Divine Providence. 

Vento
Because a nearer and stronger divine influx through the heavens disperses truths among the wicked, 'wind' signifies this dispersion of truth and the resulting conjunction...

re
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...

Babilonia
Babylon was an ancient city built on the Euphrates river in what is now southern Iraq. It once was the capital of a great empire...

è venuto
As with common verbs in general, the meaning of “come” in the Bible is highly dependent on context – its meaning is determined largely by...

gerusalemme
Jerusalem first comes to or attention in II Samuel, chapter 5 where King David takes it from the Jebusites and makes it his capital. In...

tenuto
"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...

Egitto
'Mizraim' signifies the same thing as Egypt.

cavalli
'A horse' signifies knowledges or understanding of the Word. In an opposite sense it signifies the understanding of the Word falsified by reasonings, and likewise...

in mezzo a
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...

mezzo
'Middle' denotes what is primary, principal, or inmost.

potente
'Might' denotes the forces or power of truth.

esercito
'Pharaoh' signifies scientific ideas, or the natural principle in general. 'Pharaoh' signifies false ideas infesting the truth of the church. Pharaoh,' in Genesis 40, represents...

guerra
War in the Word represents the combat of temptation when what is good is assaulted by what is evil or false. The evil that attacks...

dato
Like other common verbs, the meaning of "give" in the Bible is affected by context: who is giving what to whom? In general, though, giving...

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...

rete
To cast the net on the right side,' as in John 21:6, signifies teaching the good of life.

giudizio
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...

spada
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...

parlato
Like "say," the word "speak" refers to thoughts and feelings moving from our more internal spiritual levels to our more external ones – and ultimately...

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

ombra
'The shadow is good' of the oak, poplar and elm means complacence.

alberi
'Trees,' in general, signify the perceptions when discussing the celestial self, but when related to the spiritual church, they signify knowledges. A person in the...

secco
'Withering and drying up,' as in Ezekiel 17:10, referring to the east wind, signifies when there is no good or truth.

detto
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...

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Isaiah 36:6

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6 Ecco, tu confidi nell’Egitto, in quel sostegno di canna rotta, ch’entra nella mano e la fora a chi vi s’appoggia; tal è Faraone, re d’Egitto, per tutti quelli che confidano in lui.

   Study the Inner Meaning
From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 36


Other references to this verse:

Arcana Coelestia 4876

Apocalypse Revealed 485


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 627, 727

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Isaiah 20:5, 30:2

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Ezekiel 17:17, 29:16

Word/Phrase Explanations

Egitto
'Mizraim' signifies the same thing as Egypt.

Canna
'A reed' or 'cane' signifies feeble power, like a person has from himself.

entra
All changes of place in the Bible represent changes in spiritual state. “Entering” – usually used as entering someone’s house or “going in unto” someone...

Faraone
'Pharaoh' signifies scientific ideas, or the natural principle in general. 'Pharaoh' signifies false ideas infesting the truth of the church. Pharaoh,' in Genesis 40, represents...

re
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...

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