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Oseas 13

Spanish: Sagradas Escrituras (1569)         

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1 Cuando Efraín hablaba, todos tenían temor; fue ensalzado en Israel; mas pecó en Baal, y murió.

2 Y ahora añadieron a su pecado, y de su plata se han hecho según su entendimiento estatuas de fundición, ídolos, toda obra de artífices; acerca de los cuales dicen a los hombres que sacrifican, que besen los becerros.

3 Por tanto, serán como la niebla de la mañana, y como el rocío de la madrugada que se pasa; como el tamo que la tempestad arroja de la era, y como el humo que de la chimenea sale.

4 Mas yo soy el SEÑOR tu Dios desde la tierra de Egipto; por tanto no conocerás Dios fuera de mí, ni otro salvador sino a mí.

5 Yo te conocí en el desierto, en tierra seca.

6 En sus pastos se hartaron, se saciaron, y se ensoberbeció su corazón; por esta causa se olvidaron de mí.

7 Por tanto, yo seré para ellos como león; como tigre en el camino los espiaré.

8 Como oso que ha perdido los hijos los encontraré, y romperé el velo de su corazón, y allí los devoraré como león; bestia del campo los despedazará.

9 Te perdiste, oh Israel, mas en mí está tu ayuda.

10 ¿Dónde está tu rey, para que te guarde con todas tus ciudades? ¿y tus jueces? De los cuales dijiste: Dame rey y príncipes.

11 Te di rey en mi furor, y lo quité en mi ira.

12 Atada está la maldad de Efraín; su pecado está guardado.

13 Dolores de mujer de parto le vendrán; es un hijo ignorante, porque ya hace tiempo que no debería detenerse al punto mismo de nacer.

14 De la mano del sepulcro los redimiré, de la muerte los libraré. Oh muerte, yo seré tu mortandad; y seré tu destrucción, oh sepulcro; arrepentimiento será escondido de mis ojos.

15 Aunque él fructificará entre los hermanos, vendrá el solano, viento del SEÑOR; subiendo de la parte del desierto, y se secará su vena, y se secará su manadero; él saqueará el tesoro de todas las alhajas de codicia.

16 Samaria será asolada, porque se rebeló contra su Dios; caerán a cuchillo; sus niños serán estrellados, y sus mujeres encintas serán abiertas.

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From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 196


Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 264, 908, 1861, 1949, 2584, 3574, 3579, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 241, 242, 243, 281, 321, 343, 422, ...

Exposición Breve de la Doctrina de la Nueva Iglesia 36, 120

The Lord 34, 38, 45

Sacred Scripture 79

La Verdadera Religión Cristiana 6, 21, 83, 188, 294, 583, 637


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 186, 278, 328, 388, 419, 482, 483, ...

Marriage 6, 21, 83

Scriptural Confirmations 19, 99

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:


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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...

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...

baal
Baalim and her lovers (Hosea 2:13) signify those things which belong to the natural man, and are loved; such as the lusts and falsities thence...

murió
Dead (Gen. 23:8) signifies night, in respect to the goodnesses and truths of faith.

plata
'Silver,' in the internal sense of the Word, signifies truth, but also falsity. 'Silver' means the truth of faith, or the truth acquired from selfhood,...

artífices
'A workman,' as in Hosea 8:6, signifies a person’s proprium or selfhood. 'A workman,' as in Zechariah 1:20, signifies the same thing as 'iron,' that...

becerros
Calves of the lips (Hos 14:2) are confessions from the affection of truth.

mañana
Morning comes with the rising of the sun, and the sun – which gives life to the earth with its warmth and light – represents...

Rocío
Dew, in Deut. 32:2 signifies the multiplication of truth from good, and the fructification of good by truth.

tamo
Chaff is mentioned in Matthew 3:12 signifies falsity of every kind, derived from an in­fernal origin.

humo
'Smoke' signifies divine truth in extremes, because 'fire' which gives off smoke, signifies love. 'Smoke' also signifies the same thing as 'cloud' in many places....

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...

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...

tierra
'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.

Egipto
'Mizraim' signifies the same thing as Egypt.

Salvador
The Lord from the essential divine, through the divine human, is the savior. The Lord became the savior by His spiritual temptations, or combats.

Desierto
'Wilderness' signifies something with little life in it, as described in the internal sense in Luke 1:80 'Wilderness' signifies somewhere there is no good because...

corazón
The heart means love. A good heart means love to the Lord and to the neighbor while a hard or stony heart means the love...

camino
'To set a way,' as in Genesis 30:36, signifies being separated.

oso
Bears represent the power of the literal external stories and ideas of Bible, separate from their deeper meanings. Since they are wild carnivores, this is...

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...

rey
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...

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

jueces
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...

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

ira
'Wrath,' as in Genesis 49:7, signifies aversion from truth. 'Great wrath,' as in Revelation 12:12, signifies hatred against the new church.

pecado
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...

hijo
'A son,' as in Genesis 5:28, signifies the rise of a new church. 'Son,' as in Genesis 24:3, signifies the Lord’s rationality regarding good. 'A...

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...

mortandad
'Pestilence' denotes the vastation of good and truth.

escondido
'To hide themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains,' as mentioned in Revelation 6:15, signifies being in evils and in falsities...

ojos
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...

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

viento
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...

del 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...

tesoro
'Treasuries' denote knowledges of good and truth, and, in the opposite sense, evil and falsity.

samaria
'Samaria,' as in Amos 4:1. 6:1, signifies the spiritual church perverted.

cuchillo
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...

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Isaías 7:8

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8 Porque la cabeza de Siria será Damasco, y la cabeza de Damasco, Rezín; y dentro de sesenta y cinco años Efraín será quebrantado y nunca mas será pueblo.

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From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 7


Other references to this verse:

Arcana Coelestia 1715

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2 Reyes 17:23

Ezequiel 27:18

Oseas 13:1

Word/Phrase Explanations

cabeza
The head is the part of us that is highest, which means in a representative sense that it is what is closest to the Lord....

Siria
'Syria,' as in Ezekiel 27:16, signifies the church regarding knowledges of truth and good.

damasco
Damascus and Aroer (Isaiah 17:1, 2) signify the knowledges of truth and good. See Eliezer of Damascus.

sesenta
'Sixty' means the full time and state of the implantation of truth.

cinco
Fifteen, as in Genesis 7:20, signifies so few as to be scarce anything.

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...

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 Christmas Prophecies
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

 Isaiah
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 Memory Verse: Good Tidings of Great Joy
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 Prophecies of the Messiah
One of the most important events in the history of human beings is the birth of the Lord on earth as an infant. By the time the Lord was actually born, the truths of the Word had been lost or perverted. But there had been prophets who told people that the Lord was going to come on earth and gave them hope. Sample from the Jacob’s Ladder Program, Level 6, for ages 11-12.
Religion Lesson | Ages 11 - 12

 The Inner Meaning of Prophecies of Christmas
Worship Talk | Ages over 18

 The Prophet Isaiah
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Religion Lesson | Ages 4 - 17

 Vision of the Lord
Project | Ages 11 - 17


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