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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

Doctrine of 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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Arcana Coelestia #7679

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7679. 'And Jehovah brought an east wind' means an agent of destruction. This is clear from the meaning of 'an east wind' as an agent of destruction. 'An east wind' has this meaning because it was dry and turbulent, and because it therefore withered the produce of that land, and by its force shattered trees, and ships at sea. This is why that wind, acting as an agent [of destruction], describes the effect that Divine power can have. In addition 'the east' means the good of love and charity, for the Lord is meant by it in the highest sense, 101, 1250, 3708. Also, being Divine, the good of love and charity is in origin very gentle, and consequently is also such in its movements when it passes into heaven. But when it comes down into hell it becomes rough and fierce, because the inhabitants of hell make it so. Therefore the inflow and presence there of that Divine good not only torments them but also devastates them. This too explains why a wind from the east or 'an east wind' means an agent of destruction.

[2] The fact that this wind means an agent of destruction is evident from the places in which it is mentioned in the Word, as in Jeremiah,

Like an east wind I will scatter them before the enemy. Jeremiah 18:17.

In Ezekiel,

The vine that was planted, will it thrive? 1 When the east wind strikes it, will it not wither completely?. Ezekiel 17:10.

In the same prophet,

That vine has been plucked up in anger, it has been cast down onto the ground, the east wind has dried its fruit. Ezekiel 19:12.

In Hosea,

He will be among his brothers a ferocious one; an east wind will come, Jehovah's wind rising up from the desert, and his spring mill become dry, and his fountain dried up. Hosea 13:15.

In David,

By an east wind You will shatter the ships of Tarshish. Psalms 48:7.

In Ezekiel,

They brought you down to many waters, those who despise you; the east wind broke you in the heart of the seas. Ezekiel 27:26.

From these places it is evident that 'an east wind' means an agent of destruction, because it was a dry wind and a turbulent one. It therefore also means an agent of devastation, as in Hosea,

Ephraim feeds the wind, and pursues the east wind. All the day long he multiplies lies and devastation. Hosea 12:1.

'Ephraim' stands for the Church's understanding, 5354, 6222, 6238. 'Feeding the wind' is multiplying lies, and 'pursuing the east wind' is multiplying devastation. A state of devastation and temptation is also called 'the day of the east wind' in Isaiah 27:7-8.

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Footnotes:

1. Reading num prosperabitur (will it thrive?), which Swedenborg has in another place where he quotes this verse and which is the meaning of the Hebrew, for non prosperabitur (it will not thrive)

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(References: Exodus 10:13)

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Inbound References:

Arcana Coelestia 7682, 7702, 7710, 8201, 8228, 8284, 8483, 8875, 9033, 9204, 9313, 9320

The New Jerusalem and its Heavenly Doctrine 170, 308


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 194, 315

Other New Christian Commentary

Thanks to the Swedenborg Society for the permission to use this translation.


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