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Lectures quotidiennes pour 2022

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Voici une liste de lectures quotidiennes de la Parole et des Écrits, pour 2022. Elle a été fournie par l'Eglise générale de la Nouvelle Jérusalem, et a été compilée par le Révérend Brian Keith. Nous sommes heureux d'avoir leur permission de l'utiliser ici.


Janvier


Samedi 1er janvier | Deutéronome 26 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 927

Dimanche 2 janvier | Deutéronome 27 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 928

Lundi 3 janvier | Deutéronome 28:1-34 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 929

Mardi 4 janvier | Deutéronome 28:35-68 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 930

Mercredi 5 janvier | Deutéronome 29 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 931

Jeudi 6 janvier | Deutéronome 30 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 932

Vendredi 7 janvier | Deutéronome 31 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 933

Samedi 8 janvier | Deutéronome 32 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 934

Dimanche 9 janvier | Deutéronome 33 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 935

Lundi 10 janvier | Deutéronome 34 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 936

Mardi 11 janvier | Josué 1 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 937

Mercredi 12 janvier | Josué 2 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 938

Jeudi 13 janvier | Josué 3 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 939

Vendredi 14 janvier | Josué 4 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 940

Samedi 15 janvier | Josué 5 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 941

Dimanche 16 janvier | Josué 6 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 942

Lundi 17 janvier | Josué 7 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 943

Mardi 18 janvier | Josué 8 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 944

Mercredi 19 janvier | Josué 9 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 945

Jeudi 20 janvier | Josué 10 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 946:1, 2

Vendredi 21 janvier | Josué 11 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 946:3-5

Samedi 22 janvier | Josué 12 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 947

Dimanche 23 janvier | Josué 13 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 948:1-3

Lundi 24 janvier | Josué 14 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 948:4, 5

Mardi 25 janvier | Josué 15:1-19 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 949

Mercredi 26 janvier | Josué 15:20-63 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 950

Jeudi 27 janvier | Josué 16 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 951:1-4

Vendredi 28 janvier | Josué 17 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 951:5-8

Samedi 29 janvier | Josué 18 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 952

Dimanche 30 janvier | Josué 19:1-31 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 953

Lundi 31 janvier | Josué 19:32-51 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 954


Février


Mardi 1er février | Josué 20 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 955:1-3

Mercredi 2 février | Josué 21 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 955:4, 5

Jeudi 3 février | Josué 22 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 956

Vendredi 4 février | Josué 23 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 957

Samedi 5 février | Josué 24 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 958

Dimanche 6 février | Juges 1 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 959

Lundi 7 février | Juges 2 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 960:1, 2

Mardi 8 février | Juges 3 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 960:3-5

Mercredi 9 février | Juges 4 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 960:6-9

Jeudi 10 février | Juges 5 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 960:10-12

Vendredi 11 février | Juges 6 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 960:13-15

Samedi 12 février | Juges 7 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 961

Dimanche 13 février | Juges 8 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 962:1, 2

Lundi 14 février | Juges 9:1-25 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 962:3-7

Mardi 15 février | Juges 9:26-57 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 962:8-10

Mercredi 16 février | Juges 10 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 962:11

Jeudi 17 février | Juges 11 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 963

Vendredi 18 février | Juges 12 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 964

Samedi 19 février | Juges 13 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 965

Dimanche 20 février | Juges 14 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 966

Lundi 21 février | Juges 15 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 967

Mardi 22 février | Juges 16 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 968

Mercredi 23 février | Juges 17 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 969

Jeudi 24 février | Juges 18 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 970

Vendredi 25 février | Juges 19 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 971:1, 2

Samedi 26 février | Juges 20:1-25 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 971:3, 4

Dimanche 27 février Juges 20:26-48 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 972

Lundi 28 février | Juges 21 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 973


Mars


Mardi 1er mars | 1 Samuel 1 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 974

Mercredi 2 mars | 1 Samuel 2 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 975

Jeudi 3 mars | 1 Samuel 3 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 976

Vendredi 4 mars | 1 Samuel 4 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 977

Samedi 5 mars | 1 Samuel 5 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 978

Dimanche 6 mars | 1 Samuel 6 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 979

Lundi 7 mars | 1 Samuel 7 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 980

Mardi 8 mars | 1 Samuel 8 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 981

Mercredi 9 mars | 1 Samuel 9 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 982:1-4

Jeudi 10 mars | 1 Samuel 10 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 982:5

Vendredi 11 mars | 1 Samuel 11 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 982

Samedi 12 mars | 1 Samuel 12 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 984

Dimanche 13 mars | 1 Samuel 13 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 985

Lundi 14 mars | 1 Samuel 14:1-23 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 986

Mardi 15 mars | 1 Samuel 14:24-52 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 987

Mercredi 16 mars | 1 Samuel 15 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 988:1-3

Jeudi 17 mars | 1 Samuel 16 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 988:4-6

Vendredi 18 mars | 1 Samuel 17:1-30 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 989

Samedi 19 mars | 1 Samuel 17:31-58 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 990:1

Dimanche 20 mars | 1 Samuel 18 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 990:2, 3

Lundi 21 mars | 1 Samuel 19 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 991

Mardi 22 mars | 1 Samuel 20 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 992

Mercredi 23 mars | 1 Samuel 21 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 993

Jeudi 24 mars | 1 Samuel 22 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 994

Vendredi 25 mars | 1 Samuel 23 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 995

Samedi 26 mars | 1 Samuel 24 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 996

Dimanche 27 mars 1 Samuel 25:1-22 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 997

Lundi 28 mars | 1 Samuel 25:23-44 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 998

Mardi 29 mars | 1 Samuel 26 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 999

Mercredi 30 mars | 1 Samuel 27 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1000:1, 2

Jeudi 31 mars | 1 Samuel 28 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1000:3-5


Avril


Vendredi 1er avril | 1 Samuel 29 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1001

Samedi 2 avril | 1 Samuel 30 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1002

Dimanche 3 avril | Jean 18:1-11 | La Doctrine sur le Seigneur 11 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 960:9

Lundi 4 avril | Jean 18:12-27 | Arcana Coelestia 10134:13

Mardi 5 avril | Jean 18:28-40 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 27[4], 31[3]

Mercredi 6 avril | Jean 19:1-16 | Arcanes Célestes 9144.10 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 577:4

Jeudi 7 avril | Jean 19:17-27 | La Doctrine sur le Seigneur 12 | Arcana Coelestia 9942:13

Vendredi 8 avril | Jean 19:28-30 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 519:2

Samedi 9 avril | Jean 19:31-37 | L'Apocalypse Révélée 26 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 329:16

Dimanche 10 avril | (Dimanche des Rameaux) | Jean 19:38-42 | Arcana Coelestia 10252:7

Lundi 11 avril | Jean 20:1-10 | Arcana Coelestia 2405:8

Mardi 12 avril | Jean 20:11-18 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 687:17

Mercredi 13 avril | Jean 20:19-23 | Arcana Coelestia 10125:4 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 53[2]

Jeudi 14 avril | Jean 20:24-31 | Arcana Coelestia 7290:2

Vendredi 15 avril | Jean 21:1-14 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 513:16

Samedi 16 avril | Jean 21:15-19 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 9[3], 4

Dimanche 17 avril | (Pâques) | Jean 21:20-25 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 821:8

Lundi 18 avril | 1 Samuel 31 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1003

Mardi 19 avril | 2 Samuel 1 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1004:1, 2

Mercredi 20 avril | 2 Samuel 2 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1004:3-5

Jeudi 21 avril | 2 Samuel 3 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1005

Vendredi 22 avril | 2 Samuel 4 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1006

Samedi 23 avril | 2 Samuel 5 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1007

Dimanche 24 avril | 2 Samuel 6 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1008

Lundi 25 avril | 2 Samuel 7 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1009

Mardi 26 avril | 2 Samuel 8 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1010:1, 2

Mercredi 27 avril | 2 Samuel 9 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1010:3, 4

Jeudi 28 avril | 2 Samuel 10 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1011

Vendredi 29 avril | 2 Samuel 11 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1012:1, 2

Samedi 30 avril | 2 Samuel 12 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1012:3, 4


Mai


Dimanche 1er mai | 2 Samuel 13 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1013

Lundi 2 mai | 2 Samuel 14 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1014

Mardi 3 mai | 2 Samuel 15 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1015

Mercredi 4 mai | 2 Samuel 16 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1016

Jeudi 5 mai | 2 Samuel 17 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1017

Vendredi 6 mai | 2 Samuel 18 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1018, 1019

Samedi 7 mai | 2 Samuel 19 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1020

Dimanche 8 mai | 2 Samuel 20 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1021

Lundi 9 mai | 2 Samuel 21 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1022

Mardi 10 mai | 2 Samuel 22 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1023, 1024

Mercredi 11 mai | 2 Samuel 23 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1025

Jeudi 12 mai | 2 Samuel 24 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1026

Vendredi 13 mai | 1 Rois 1:1-27 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1027

Samedi 14 mai | 1 Rois 1:28-53 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1028

Dimanche 15 mai | 1 Rois 2 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1029:1, 2

Lundi 16 mai | 1 Rois 3 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1029:3, 4

Mardi 17 mai | 1 Rois 4 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1029:5

Mercredi 18 mai | 1 Rois 5 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1029:6

Jeudi 19 mai | 1 Rois 6 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1029:7, 8

Vendredi 20 mai | 1 Rois 7:1-22 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1029:9, 10

Samedi 21 mai | 1 Rois 7:23-51 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1029:11

Dimanche 22 mai | Sun | 1 Rois 8:1-32 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1029:12, 13

Lundi 23 mai | 1 Rois 8:33-66 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1029:14

Mardi 24 mai | 1 Rois 9 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1029:15

Mercredi 25 mai | 1 Rois 10 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1029:16, 17

Jeudi 26 mai | 1 Rois 11 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1029:18, 19

Vendredi 27 mai | 1 Rois 12 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1030, 1031

Samedi 28 mai | 1 Rois 13 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1032

Dimanche 29 mai | 1 Rois 14 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1033

Lundi 30 mai | 1 Rois 15 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1034

Mardi 31 mai | 1 Rois 16 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1035


Juin


Mercredi 1er juin | 1 Rois 17 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1036

Jeudi 2 juin | 1 Rois 18 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1037

Vendredi 3 juin | 1 Rois 19 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1038

Samedi 4 juin | 1 Rois 20 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1039, 1041

Dimanche 5 juin | La Vraie Religion Chrétienne 768

Lundi 6 juin | Arcanes Célestes 4423

Mardi 7 juin | Arcana Coelestia 2986:2, 3

Mercredi 8 juin | L'Apocalypse Révélée 88

Jeudi 9 juin | Arcana Coelestia 8988:4, 5

Vendredi 10 juin | L'Apocalypse Révélée 355

Samedi 11 juin | L'Apocalypse Révélée 547

Dimanche 12 juin | L'Amour Conjugial 42, 43

Lundi 13 juin | La Vraie Religion Chrétienne 303

Mardi 14 juin | La Vraie Religion Chrétienne 344

Mercredi 15 juin | La Vraie Religion Chrétienne 508

Jeudi 16 juin | La Vraie Religion Chrétienne 700

Vendredi 17 juin | La Vraie Religion Chrétienne 779

Samedi 18 juin | La Vraie Religion Chrétienne 786

Dimanche 19 juin | La Vraie Religion Chrétienne 788

Lundi 20 juin | 1 Rois 21 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1042:1, 2

Mardi 21 juin | 1 Rois 22:1-23 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1042:3, 4

Mercredi 22 juin | 1 Rois 22:24-53 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1042:5-8

Jeudi 23 juin | 2 Rois 1 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1043

Vendredi 24 juin | 2 Rois 2 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1044

Samedi 25 juin | 2 Rois 3 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1045

Dimanche 26 juin | 2 Rois 4 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1046, 1047

Lundi 27 juin | 2 Rois 5 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1048, 1049

Mardi 28 juin | Tu | 2 Rois 6 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1050

Mercredi 29 juin | 2 Rois 7 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1051

Jeudi 30 juin | 2 Rois 8 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1052


Juillet


Vendredi 1er juillet | 2 Rois 9 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1053

Samedi 2 juillet | 2 Rois 10 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1054

Dimanche 3 juillet | 2 Rois 11 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1055

Lundi 4 juillet | 2 Rois 12 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1056

Mardi 5 juillet | 2 Rois 13 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1057:1, 2

Mercredi 6 juillet | 2 Rois 14 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1057:3-5

Jeudi 7 juillet | 2 Rois 15 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1057:6

Vendredi 8 juillet | 2 Rois 16 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1058

Samedi 9 juillet | 2 Rois 17 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1059

Dimanche 10 juillet | 2 Rois 18 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1060

Lundi 11 juillet | 2 Rois 19 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1061

Mardi 12 juillet | 2 Rois 20 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1062

Mercredi 13 juillet | 2 Rois 21 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1063

Jeudi 14 juillet | 2 Rois 22 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1064

Vendredi 15 juillet | 2 Rois 23 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1065

Samedi 16 juillet | 2 Rois 24 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1066:1, 2

Dimanche 17 juillet | 2 Rois 25 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1066:3, 4

Lundi 18 juillet | Psaumes 1,2 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1067

Mardi 19 juillet | Psaumes 3-5 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1068

Mercredi 20 juillet | Psaumes 6,7 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1069

Jeudi 21 juillet | Psaumes 8,9 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1070

Vendredi 22 juillet | Psaumes 10,11 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1071

Samedi 23 juillet | Psaumes 12-14 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1072

Dimanche 24 juillet Psaumes 15,16 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1073

Lundi 25 juillet | Psaumes 17 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1074

Mardi 26 juillet | Psaumes 18 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1075, 1076

Mercredi 27 juillet | Psaumes 19,20 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1077

Jeudi 28 juillet | Psaumes 21 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1078

Vendredi 29 juillet | Psaumes 22 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1079

Samedi 30 juillet | Psaumes 23,24 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1080

Dimanche 31 juillet Psaumes 25 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1081


Août


Lundi 1er août | Psaumes 26,27 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1082:1, 2

Mardi 2 août | Psaumes 28,29 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1082:3-7

Mercredi 3 août | Psaumes 30,31 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1082:8, 9

Jeudi 4 août | Psaumes 32,33 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1083

Vendredi 5 août | Psaumes 34 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1084

Samedi 6 août | Psaumes 35 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1085

Dimanche 7 août | Psaumes 36 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1086

Lundi 8 août | Psaumes 37 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1087

Mardi 9 août | Psaumes 38 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1088

Mercredi 10 août | Psaumes 39 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1089

Jeudi 11 août | Psaumes 40 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1090

Vendredi 12 août | Psaumes 41,42 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1091

Samedi 13 août | Psaumes 43,44 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1092

Dimanche 14 août | Psaumes 45,46 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1093

Lundi 15 août | Psaumes 47,48 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1094

Mardi 16 août | Psaumes 49 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1095

Mercredi 17 août | Psaumes 50 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1096

Jeudi 18 août | Psaumes 51 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1097

Vendredi 19 août | Psaumes 53,54 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1098

Samedi 20 août | Psaumes 55 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1099

Dimanche 21 août | Psaumes 56,57 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1100:1-3

Lundi 22 août | Psaumes 58,59 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1100:4-6

Mardi 23 août | Psaumes 60,61 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1100:7-9

Mercredi 24 août | Psaumes 62,63 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1100:10-14

Jeudi 25 août | Psaumes 64,65 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1100:15-18

Vendredi 26 août | Psaumes 66 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1100:19-21

Samedi 27 août | Psaumes 67,68 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1100:22, 23

Dimanche 28 août | Psaumes 69 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1101

Lundi 29 août | Psaumes 70,71 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1102

Mardi 30 août | Psaumes 72 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1103

Mercredi 31 août | Psaumes 73 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1104:1


Septembre


Jeudi 1er septembre | Psaumes 74 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1104:2, 3

Vendredi 2 septembre | Psaumes 75,76 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1104:4, 5

Samedi 3 septembre | Psaumes 77 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1105

Dimanche 4 septembre | Psaumes 78:1-33 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1106

Lundi 5 septembre | Psaumes 78:34-72 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1107:1

Mardi 6 septembre | Psaumes 79 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1107:2, 3

Mercredi 7 septembre | Psaumes 80 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1107:4, 5

Jeudi 8 septembre | Psaumes 81,82 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1108

Vendredi 9 septembre | Psaumes 83,84 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1109

Samedi 10 septembre | Psaumes 85,86 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1110, 1111

Dimanche 11 septembre | Psaumes 87,88 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1112

Lundi 12 septembre | Psaumes 89 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1113, 1114

Mardi 13 septembre | Psaumes 90,91 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1115

Mercredi 14 septembre | Psaumes 92,93 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1116

Jeudi 15 septembre | Psaumes 94 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1117, 1118

Vendredi 16 septembre | Psaumes 95,96 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1119

Samedi 17 septembre | Psaumes 97,98 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1120

Dimanche 18 septembre | Psaumes 99,100 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1121

Lundi 19 septembre | Psaumes 101,102 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1122

Mardi 20 septembre | Psaumes 103 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1123, 1124

Mercredi 21 septembre | Psaumes 104 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1125

Jeudi 22 septembre | Psaumes 105 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1126

Vendredi 23 septembre | Psaumes 106 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1127

Samedi 24 septembre | Psaumes 107 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1128

Dimanche 25 septembre | Psaumes 108 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1129

Lundi 26 septembre | Psaumes 109 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1130

Mardi 27 septembre | Psaumes 110,111 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1131

Mercredi 28 septembre | Psaumes 112,113 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1132

Jeudi 29 septembre | Psaumes 114,115 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1133:1-3

Vendredi 30 septembre | Psaumes 116,117 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1133:4-7


Octobre


Samedi 1er octobre | Psaumes 118 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1134

Dimanche 2 octobre | Psaumes 119:1-32 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1135

Lundi 3 octobre | Psaumes 119:33-64 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1136

Mardi 4 octobre | Psaumes 119:65-96 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1137

Mercredi 5 octobre | Psaumes 119:97-120 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1138

Jeudi 6 octobre | Psaumes 119:121-152 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1139

Vendredi 7 octobre | Psaumes 119:153-176 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1140

Samedi 8 octobre | Psaumes 120-122 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1141

Dimanche 9 octobre | Psaumes 123-125 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1142

Lundi 10 octobre | Psaumes 126-128 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1143:1-3

Mardi 11 octobre | Psaumes 129-131 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1143:4, 5

Mercredi 12 octobre | Psaumes 132,133 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1144

Jeudi 13 octobre | Psaumes 134,135 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1145:1, 2

Vendredi 14 octobre | Psaumes 136 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1145:3, 4

Samedi 15 octobre | Psaumes 137,138 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1145:5-7

Dimanche 16 octobre | Psaumes 139 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1145:8, 9

Lundi 17 octobre | Psaumes 140,141 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1145:10, 11

Mardi 18 octobre | Psaumes 142,143 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1146:1-3

Mercredi 19 octobre | Psaumes 144 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1146:4, 5

Jeudi 20 octobre | Psaumes 145 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1147

Vendredi 21 octobre | Psaumes 146 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1148

Samedi 22 octobre | Psaumes 147 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1149

Dimanche 23 octobre | Psaumes 148 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1150:1, 2

Lundi 24 octobre | Psaumes 149,150 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1150:3-5

Mardi 25 octobre | Ésaïe 1 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1151

Mercredi 26 octobre | Ésaïe 2 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1152

Jeudi 27 octobre | Ésaïe 3,4 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1153:1-4

Vendredi 28 octobre | Ésaïe 5 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1153:5-9

Samedi 29 octobre | Ésaïe 6,7 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1154

Dimanche 30 octobre | Ésaïe 8 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1155

Lundi 31 octobre | Ésaïe 9 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1156


Novembre


Mardi 1er novembre | Tu | Ésaïe 10 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1157

Mercredi 2 novembre | Ésaïe 11,12 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1158

Jeudi 3 novembre | Ésaïe 13 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1159:1, 2

Vendredi 4 novembre | Ésaïe 14 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1159:3, 4

Samedi 5 novembre | Ésaïe 15,16 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1159:5

Dimanche 6 novembre | Ésaïe 17,18 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1160

Lundi 7 novembre | Ésaïe 19 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1161

Mardi 8 novembre | Ésaïe 20,21 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1162

Mercredi 9 novembre | Ésaïe 22 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1163

Jeudi 10 novembre | Ésaïe 23 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1164

Vendredi 11 novembre | Ésaïe 24 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1165

Samedi 12 novembre | Ésaïe 25 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1166

Dimanche 13 novembre | Ésaïe 26 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1167

Lundi 14 novembre | Ésaïe 27 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1168

Mardi 15 novembre | Ésaïe 28 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1169

Mercredi 16 novembre | Ésaïe 29 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1170:1-3

Jeudi 17 novembre | Ésaïe 30 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1170:4-6

Vendredi 18 novembre | Ésaïe 31 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1171

Samedi 19 novembre | Ésaïe 32 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1172

Dimanche 20 novembre | Ésaïe 33 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1173

Lundi 21 novembre | Ésaïe 34 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1174

Mardi 22 novembre | Ésaïe 35 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1175:1, 2

Mercredi 23 novembre | Ésaïe 36 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1175:3-5

Jeudi 24 novembre | Ésaïe 37 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1176

Vendredi 25 novembre | Ésaïe 38 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1177

Samedi 26 novembre | Ésaïe 39 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1178, 1179

Dimanche 27 novembre | Ésaïe 40 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1180

Lundi 28 novembre | Ésaïe 41 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1181

Mardi 29 novembre | Ésaïe 42 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1182:1, 2

Mercredi 30 novembre | Ésaïe 43 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 1182:3-5


Décembre


Jeudi 1er décembre | Genèse 3:1-15 | Arcana Coelestia 2034:6-8

Vendredi 2 décembre | Genèse 12:1-3 | Arcana Coelestia 981:1

Samedi 3 décembre | Psaumes 14 | Arcanes Célestes 2553

Dimanche 4 décembre Ésaïe 40:1-11 | La Vraie Religion Chrétienne 688-689

Lundi 5 décembre | Luc 1:5-25 | La Vraie Religion Chrétienne 510

Mardi 6 décembre | 2 Samuel 23:1-7 | La Vraie Religion Chrétienne 109[3]

Mercredi 7 décembre | Ésaïe 7:14 | Arcana Coelestia 3061:2-3

Jeudi 8 décembre | Luc 1:26-38 | Arcanes Célestes 6490-6491

Vendredi 9 décembre | Psaumes 2 | La Vraie Religion Chrétienne 124

Samedi 10 décembre | Matthieu 1:18-25 | Arcana Coelestia 2025:4

Dimanche 11 décembre Michée 4:1-7 | Arcana Coelestia 8273:1

Lundi 12 décembre | Haggée 2:1-9 | Arcana Coelestia 10574:4

Mardi 13 décembre | Luc 1:39-56 | Arcanes Célestes 2034

Mercredi 14 décembre | Ézéchiel 37:21-28 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 365:18, 25

Jeudi 15 décembre | Luc 1:57-66 | Arcana Coelestia 2405:2, 8

Vendredi 16 décembre | Ésaïe 35 | Arcana Coelestia 7337:1

Samedi 17 décembre Michée 5:2, 4-5 | Arcana Coelestia 4592:3

Dimanche 18 décembre Luc 2:1-7 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 706:12

Lundi 19 décembre | Luc 2:8-21 | Arcana Coelestia 3195:2-3

Mardi 20 décembre | Ésaïe 25:1, 6-9 | Arcanes Célestes 1789

Mercredi 21 décembre | Luc 2:22-40 | La Vraie Religion Chrétienne 89

Jeudi 22 décembre | Ésaïe 60:1-6 | La Vraie Religion Chrétienne 766

Vendredi 23 décembre | Matthieu 2:1-12 | L'Apocalypse expliquée 661:2

Samedi 24 décembre | Matthieu 2:13-23 | Arcanes Célestes 1460

Dimanche 25 décembre Jean 1:1-5 | Arcanes Célestes 9350-9360

Lundi 26 décembre | Ésaïe 44 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1183

Mardi 27 décembre | Ésaïe 45 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1184

Mercredi 28 décembre | Ésaïe 46 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1185

Jeudi 29 décembre | Ésaïe 47 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1186

Vendredi 30 décembre | Ésaïe 48 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1187

Samedi 31 décembre Ésaïe 49 | L'Apocalypse Expliquée 1188

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1029. APOCALYPSE. CHAPTER 17.

1. And there came one of the seven angels that had the seven vials and spoke with me, saying unto me, Come, I will show thee the judgment of the great harlot that sitteth upon many waters;

2. With whom the kings of the earth committed whoredom, and they that dwell on the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her whoredom.

3. And he carried me away in the spirit into a wilderness; and I saw a woman sitting upon a scarlet beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

4. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and inwrought with gold and precious stone and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the uncleanness of her whoredom.

5. And upon her forehead a name written, Mystery, Babylon the great, the mother of the whoredoms and of the abominations of the earth.

6. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus; and when I saw her I wondered with great wonder.

7. And the angel said unto me, Wherefore dost thou wonder? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and the ten horns.

8. The beast that thou sawest was and is not, and is about to come up out of the abyss, and to go into perdition; and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, seeing the beast that was and is not, and yet is.

9. This is the mind that hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, where the woman sitteth upon them.

10. And they are seven kings; the five have fallen, and the one is, the other is not yet come; and when he is come he must remain a short time.

11. And the beast which was and is not is himself the eighth, and is of the seven, and he goeth into perdition.

12. And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom; but they receive authority as kings one hour with the beast.

13. These have one mind, and shall give over their power and authority unto the beast.

14. These shall fight with the Lamb; but the Lamb shall overcome them, for He is Lord of lords, and King of kings; also those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.

15. And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the harlot sitteth, are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues.

16. And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the harlot and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and shall burn her up with fire.

17. For God gave into their hearts to do His mind, and to do one mind, and to give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be consummated.

18. And the woman whom thou sawest is the great city, which hath a kingdom over the kings of the earth.

EXPLANATION.

As this chapter and the following treat of Babylon, before these chapters are explained, what is meant by Babylon in general and in particular shall be told; also what it is in the beginning, and what it becomes afterwards by degrees. "Babylon" (or Babel) means the church consisting of those who by means of the holy things of the church strive to gain dominion over the whole world, and this by dominion over the souls of men, claiming to themselves authority to save whomsoever they will; and these finally seek dominion over heaven and hell and make it their own. And to this end they draw and transfer to themselves all the Lord's authority, as if it had been given them by Him. The church consisting of such is very different in the beginning from what it becomes in process of time. In the beginning they are as it were in zeal for the Lord, for the Word, for love and faith, and especially for the salvation of men. But in that zeal the fire of domineering lies hidden; and in process of time as dominion increases this breaks forth; and so far as it comes into act the holy things of the church become the means, and dominion itself the end; and when dominion becomes the end the holy things of the church are applied to that end, and thus to themselves; and then they not only ascribe the salvation of souls to their own authority, but they also appropriate to themselves all the Lord's Divine power. And when they do this they pervert every good and every truth of the church, and thus profane the holy things of the church. These things are "Babylon. "

[2] That this is so has been shown me to the life. In the spiritual world there were those who strove to gain such dominion; and as they knew that the Lord alone has all power, they put on a seeming zeal for Him and for heaven and for the church, and they labored with all their might to worship the Lord alone, and to observe in a holy way all things of the Word; and they arranged to have sanctity and integrity prevail in all. But it was granted to know that in such zeal an ardent desire of domineering over all others lay hidden, believing that the things they arranged would be acceptable to the Lord. For just as soon as they began to gain dominion, their end was gradually disclosed, which was that they and not the Lord should rule, and thus that the Lord should serve them and not they the Lord; and they were indignant if they were not permitted, like gods, to dispose everything at their will; and it was perceived also that they thought lightly of the Lord, and even rejected Him if He did not grant them authority to do all things as they pleased, and unless He assented to every decision of theirs. It was also perceived that if they dared, they would, under some pretext, transfer His Divine authority to themselves; but they were afraid of being for this reason cast down into hell. By this it was shown how Babylon begins and how it ends. The conclusion to be drawn from this was that when dominion becomes the end, and the holy things of the church become the means, the worship of God is turned, under various pretexts, into the worship of men; so that they themselves are actually gods, and the Lord is not actually God, but is so called for the sake of form.

[3] Now because dominion by means of the holy things of the church over the souls of men, over heaven, and over the Lord Himself, is inwardly profane, it follows that it is infernal; for the devils who are in hell desire nothing so much as to have dominion over heaven, and over the Lord Himself; and this they attempt to do under various pretexts, but as soon as they attempt it they are swallowed up by hell. And since those who in the world cast the Lord down from the seat of His kingdom and place themselves upon it, are in heart like devils, it is evident that a church made up of such must in process of time be devastated as to all its good and all its truth; and this is its end. That such are devils is evident from the same in the spiritual world. Those who have exercised the Lord's Divine authority in the world talk about the Lord after death in a most holy manner, and worship Him with all external devotion. But when their interiors are looked into (for in the spiritual world these can be uncovered and looked into) they are seen to be profane, because they are godless and full of diabolical craft; and from this it becomes clear that their holy externals had served them as means to an end, which was dominion. At one time the question arose among spirits whether any devil in hell could do the like; one of the worst was therefore summoned, and was told that he would receive dominion over many if he would worship the Lord with sanctity and acknowledge His Divine to be equal to the Divine of the Father, and at the same time would observe all things of worship. When he heard of dominion over many he immediately disposed his interiors to craft and his exteriors to holiness, and worshiped the Lord in a more holy manner than many angels, burning with anger against all who would not adore Him. But as soon as he observed that dominion was not given to him, he burned with anger against the Lord Himself, and denied both His Divine and the Divine of the Father, and even cast reproaches upon both; for he was an atheist.

[4] That such is Babylon at this day is clearly evident from the fact that under the pretext of the keys having been given to Peter, they have transferred to themselves all the Divine authority of the Lord, that they have shut up Divine truth from the people by taking away the Word, and that they have ascribed to the decrees of the Pope a holiness equal and even superior to the holiness of the Word; also that they teach little, if at all, the fear and worship of God, but only a fear and worship of themselves, and also a worship of the saints for the sake of themselves. All this makes clear that Babylon in its end is a church empty and void of all the good of love to God, and of all the good of love towards the neighbor, and consequently of all truth. It is therefore no longer a church but an idolatry, and as such it differs but little from the heathenisms of the ancients, who worshiped Baal, Ashtaroth, Beelzebub, and others, and yet had temples, appointed feasts, altars, sacrifices, incense, libations and other things like those of the Jewish Church. These things have been said about Babylon in its beginning and at its end, to make known why in the Word Babylon is sometimes extolled even to heaven, and sometimes cast down even to hell.

[5] That Babylon is such can be seen fully from the descriptions and representations of it in the Prophets, and especially in Daniel. First, from the statue of king Nebuchadnezzar, in Daniel:

There appeared to king Nebuchadnezzar in a dream, a statue standing opposite the king; its head was of good gold, its breast and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of brass, its legs of iron, and its feet part of iron and part of clay. Afterwards a stone was cut out, not by hands, which smote the statue upon its feet, which were of iron and clay, and brake them in pieces; and then the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, were broken in pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing-floor; so that the wind carried them away, and no place was found for them. But the stone that smote the statue became a great rock (Daniel 2:31-35).

From the interpretation of this dream by Daniel, it is clear that it describes the state of the church that becomes Babylon, from its beginning to its end. It is Babylon that is described, for these things were seen by the king of Babylon in a dream, and he saw a statue opposite to him; also Daniel said plainly to the king:

Thou art its head which is gold (Daniel 2:38).

The successive states of this church even to the last are depicted by the head, breast, arms, belly, thighs, legs, and feet of that statue; likewise by the gold, silver, brass, iron and clay, of which the statue consisted from top to bottom. All this makes clear that this church in its beginning was full of wisdom from the good of love to the Lord. For its "head," which is the highest part, signifies wisdom, and "gold" signifies the good of love to the Lord. That the toes of its feet were "part of iron and part of clay" signifies that the last state of that church would be without any good of love and without any wisdom; for this is thus interpreted by Daniel:

Whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of man; but they shall not cohere one with the other, even as iron doth not mingle with clay (Daniel 2:43).

"The seed of man" signifies the Divine truth, thus the truth of the Word; and by this no coherence is effected, because at the end of the church it is falsified by application to the worship of men. The destruction of this church is described by "the stone brake in pieces all parts of the statue." "Stone" signifies the Divine truth; and the "rock" which the stone became signifies the Lord as to the Divine truth. Its destruction is the Last Judgment. The New Church that will then be established by the Lord is described by these words:

The God of the heavens shall make a kingdom to arise which shall not perish for ages, and His kingdom shall not be committed to another people. It shall break in pieces and consume all those kingdoms, but itself shall stand for ages (Daniel 2:44).

Here and elsewhere in the Word "kingdom" signifies the church; so, too, does a "man," in the form of which the statue was.

[6] The church that afterwards became Babylon is also described by the "tree" seen by King Nebuchadnezzar in a dream, in Daniel:

I was looking, when behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and the height thereof was great; the tree grew and became strong, and the height thereof reached even unto heaven, and the sight thereof even unto the end of all the earth; the leaf thereof was beautiful, and the flower thereof much; the beast of the field had shadow under it, and the birds of heaven dwelt in the branches of it, and all flesh was nourished by it. But behold, a watcher and an holy one came down from heaven, crying with all might, saying thus, Hew down the tree and cut off his branches, and scatter his flower, let the beast flee from under him, and the birds from his branches; but leave the stump of his root in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the herb of the field, and let him be wet with the dew of the heavens, and let his portion be with the beast in the grass of the earth; they shall change his heart from man's, and the heart of a beast shall be given to him, until seven times shall pass over him, until the living shall know that the Lord is the Most High in the kingdom of man (Daniel 4:10-17).

That King Nebuchadnezzar, consequently Babylon itself, is meant by that tree and all things of it, is plainly declared in verses 20-22; and that the things that were heard happened to the king, namely, that he was driven out from man, dwelt with the beast of the field, ate the herb like oxen, until seven times had passed over him, is evident from verses 32-34, of the same chapter. That these things came upon him because of the love of self and the pride of his own dominion is evident from these words of his:

Is not this great Babylon, which I have built for the house of the kingdom, by the might of my power and for the glory of mine honor? (Daniel 4:30.)

And afterwards when he was restored:

I, Nebuchadnezzar, honor the King of the heavens, all whose works are truth, and His ways judgment; and those that walk in pride He is able to humble (Daniel 4:37).

This state of Nebuchadnezzar depicts the state of those after death who exalt themselves as gods over all things of the church, namely, "they are driven out from man," which means that as to the understanding they are no longer like men; "they become beasts and eat grass like oxen," and "their hairs grow like eagles' feathers and their nails like birds' claws" signifies that they are wholly sensual, that in place of intelligence they have foolishness and in place of wisdom insanity; "to eat grass, to have hair like eagles' feathers, and nails like birds' claws" signifies to become sensual.

[7] The successive states of the church which at length became Babylon are described also by "the four beasts coming up out of the sea," in Daniel:

There appeared to him four beasts coming up out of the sea, the first was like a lion, but it had eagle's wings, but the wings were plucked out, and it was lifted up from the earth and raised up on the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it. Afterwards another beast, a second, like a bear, and it raised itself up on one side, and it had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth; and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh. After this, behold another like a leopard, which had upon its back four wings like those of birds, and four heads; and dominion was given to it. Afterwards a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible and exceedingly strong and it had great teeth of iron, it devoured and brake in pieces, and trampled the residue with its feet (Daniel 7:3-7).

That by these beasts also the successive states of the church from its first to its last are described may be seen above (n. 316, 556, 650, 780, 781). That in the first state they were in truths, and thus in intelligence, is signified by "the lion that had an eagle's wings," and that afterwards appeared "like a man, and a man's heart was given to it." That in the last state they are in falsities from evil of every kind is signified by "the fourth beast, that was dreadful, that devoured and brake in pieces, and trampled the residue with its feet." Of this beast other things are said in verses 23-25.

[8] That the church that has become Babylon will then be destroyed, and a New Church established that will worship the Lord, is meant by these words:

I was seeing, and behold with the clouds of the heavens One like the Son of man. And there was given Him dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and tongues might worship Him. His dominion is the dominion of an age, which shall not pass away; and His kingdom that which shall not perish. And the kingdom and the dominion and the majesty of kingdoms under all the heavens shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High, whose kingdom is the kingdom of an age; and all dominions shall worship Him and obey (Daniel 7:13-14, 27).

"The Son of man" means the Lord as to the Divine Human and as to the Word. That a church is to be established by Him that will worship Him is meant by the words, "there was given Him dominion and glory and a kingdom, and His dominion is the dominion of an age, which shall not pass away"; and the church that is to be established by Him is meant by "the kingdom given to the people of the saints." This would come to pass when the church had become Babylon, that is, so devastated that there is no longer any good or truth remaining in it, because then is its end, that is, there is then no longer a church. This end is meant by the end of Babylon. Not that the idolatrous worship of such in the world will be destroyed and themselves with it, for this will remain, but not as the worship of any church, but as the worship of paganism; consequently such after death will come among pagans, and be no longer among Christians. But from those who have adored the Lord, and not the Pope or saints or graven images, a New Church will be gathered up by the Lord.

[9] The Babylonish idolatry is described in Daniel:

By the high statue which king Nebuchadnezzar set up and which he decreed all should fall down to and adore; and those who did not should be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace (Daniel 3:1-7).

This idolatry is described also in the same:

By the statute that Darius the Mede decreed, that no one should ask any petition from any god or from any man, but from the king; and that whosoever should ask anything from god or from man within thirty days, should be cast into a den of lions (Daniel 6:7-9).

By this "Babel" or "Babylon" is depicted as to dominion over holy things, and the assumption of Divine authority; and the destruction of such is described by all who persuaded Darius to make that statute being cast into the den of lions and devoured.

[10] Babylon is described also in Daniel:

By Belshazzar the king, his nobles, his wives, and his concubines, drank wine out of the vessels of gold and silver that Nebuchadnezzar his father had brought from the temple of Jerusalem, and at the same time they praised the gods of gold and silver, of brass, iron, wood, and stone, and then the writing on the wall appeared to him; after which the king was slain that same night (Daniel 5).

This represented and thus signified the profanation of the holy things of the church by those who are of Babylon, and who extend their dominion even unto heaven; for it is said:

Thou hast exalted thyself above the Lord of the heavens, when they brought the vessels of His house before thee (Daniel 5:23).

From these passages in Daniel it can be seen that "Babylon" or "Babel" means in the Word the love of dominion over the entire globe, likewise over heaven and over the Lord Himself, and that the church of the Lord successively becomes Babylon, and that as it becomes Babylon so it is devastated as to all the good of love and all the truth of faith; and that this is its end, that is, it is no longer a church; and when it is no longer a church it is reckoned among the idolatrous nations, except those in it who worship the Lord, regard the Word as holy, and admit instruction from it.

[11] "Babel" or "Babylon" is described also in Isaiah:

Jehovah will have compassion on Jacob, and will again choose Israel, that He may set them in their own land. It shall come to pass in the day that Jehovah shall give thee rest from thy sorrow that thou shalt declare this parable concerning the king of Babylon. How hath the exactor ceased, the lust of gold ceased. Jehovah hath broken the staff of the wicked, the rod of the rulers, therefore the whole earth is at rest and is quiet; they have broken forth into singing. Even the oaks rejoice on account of thee, the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down no woodcutter hath come upon us. Hell beneath is moved for thee, to meet thee at thy coming; it hath stirred up Rephaim for thee, all the mighty of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. All they shall answer and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? Art thou become like unto us? Thy magnificence is brought down into hell, the noise of thy psalteries; the worm is spread under thee, and the little worms cover thee. How hast thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the dawn. Thou hast been cut down to the earth, thou hast been weakened below the nations. And thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into the heavens, I will exalt my throne above the stars of heaven, and I will sit on the mount of assembly, on the sides of the north, I will ascend above the heights of the cloud, I will become like the Most High. Yet in truth thou hast been brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. They that see thee consider thee. Is this the man that moveth the earth, that maketh kingdoms to tremble, that hath made the world a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof? Thou hast been cast out of thy sepulcher, like an abominable shoot, a garment of those that are slain, thrust through with the sword, that go down to the stones of the pit, like a carcass trodden under foot. Thou shalt not be joined with them in the sepulcher, for thou hast destroyed thy land, thou hast slain thy people; the seed of the wicked shall not be named forever. Prepare slaughter for his sons for the iniquity of their fathers, that they rise not up and possess the land, and fill the faces of the land with cities. For I will rise up against them, saith Jehovah of Hosts, and I will cut off from Babylon name and remnant, and son and son's son. I will make thee 1 a heritage for the bittern and pools of waters, and I will sweep her with the besom of destruction. And I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains will I trample him (Isaiah 14:1-25).

All this is said of Babylon, and not of any devil who was created an angel of light, and became a rebel and was cast into hell, and from his first state was called "Lucifer, son of the dawn." That Babylon is here described is evident from the fourth and twenty-second verses of this chapter, where the king of Babylon and Babylon are mentioned, for it is said, "Thou shalt declare this parable concerning the king of Babylon," and afterwards, "I will cut off from Babylon name and remnant." It is to be known that a king has a like signification in the Word as his kingdom. Babylon is called "Lucifer, son of the dawn," because, as has been said above, Babylon in the beginning is the church that is in zeal for the Lord, for the good of love, and for the truths of faith, although inwardly in the zeal of its pastors lies hidden the fire of dominating by means of the holy things of the church over all whom they can subdue to themselves. This is why Babylon is called "Lucifer, son of the dawn." For the same reason it is called:

King of kings, into whose hand all things are given (Daniel 2:37);

and also:

The head of the statue which was gold (Daniel 2:38);

likewise:

A tree in the midst of the earth, great in height (Daniel 4:10, 22).

[12] Again, Babylon in its beginning is meant by:

The lion that had the wings of an eagle, and afterwards appeared like a man, and a man's heart was given to it (Daniel 7:4);

and is called:

The ornament of the kingdoms and the glory of the magnificence of the Chaldeans (Isaiah 13:19);

and is mentioned among:

Those that know Jehovah (Psalms 87:4).

Now as Babylon in its beginning signifies such a church, the king of Babylon is here called "Lucifer, son of the dawn," "Lucifer" because of the light of truth at that time, and "son of the dawn" because of the beginning of light or of day, for "dawn" means the church in its beginning. But this chapter describes this church as to its state even to the end, when it has become "Babylon the harlot," which is its state when there is no longer any good of love nor any truth of faith left. This state of it is what is meant by its destruction and condemnation to hell. Their destruction in the world means nothing else than that after death hell is for those who have arrogated to themselves the Divine authority, and have exercised it, and to that end have held the peoples of the earth in dense thick darkness or blindness, and in idolatrous worship; especially those who have led men away from the worship of the Lord.

[13] As these are the things described in this chapter I will explain briefly the passages quoted from it. "Jehovah will have compassion on Jacob, and will again choose Israel, that He may set him upon their own land," signifies a new church to be established by the Lord after the end of Babylon. "In that day thou shalt declare this parable concerning the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the exactor ceased, the lust for gold ceased," signifies deliverance from the spiritual captivity and servitude in which those were who were under its dominion. "Jehovah hath broken the staff of the wicked, the rod of those having dominion," signifies that they no longer have any power by means of truths from good, because they are in mere falsities from evil; such is their impotence in the spiritual world. "The whole earth is quiet; they have broken forth into singing, even the oaks rejoice on account of thee, the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down no woodcutter hath come upon us," signifies that those who are in the knowledges of good and truth will no longer be infested by such, "earth" meaning a new church that will be at rest from them, "oaks" and "cedars of Lebanon" meaning the knowledges of good and truth in the external and the internal sense, "the woodcutter not coming upon them" meaning no more infestation. "Hell beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming; it has stirred up Rephaim for thee, all the mighty of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations," signifies the delight of revenge of those who are in hell. "All shall answer and say, Art thou also become weak as we? Art thou become like unto us? Thy magnificence is brought down into hell, the noise of thy psalteries," signifies such delight on this account that the church has become like them, and is likewise in the falsities of evil. "How hast thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning, thou hast been cut down to the earth, thou hast been weakened below the nations," signifies derision because of its having become such, although in the beginning it was in heaven, because in the good of love and in the truths of faith. This was said by those who are in hell, because to those in hell nothing is more delightful than to be able to draw one down from heaven and destroy him by falsities of evil. "And thou hast said in thine heart, I will exalt my throne above the stars of heaven, and I will sit on the mount of assembly, on the sides of the north, I will ascend above the heights of the cloud, I will become like the Most High," are also words of derision respecting their pride of dominion, that they spread out even to heaven, and arrogate to themselves the Divine authority, and thus subject all things of heaven and all things of the church to their will, to the end that they may be worshiped and adored as gods, "the mount of assembly on the sides of the north" being where there is ascent into the heavens, "over the stars and over the heights of the cloud" being over the Divine truth, "stars" being the knowledges of good and truth, and "heights of the cloud" the interior truths of the Word. "Yet in truth thou hast been brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit; they that see thee consider thee. Is this the man that moveth the earth, that maketh kingdoms to tremble, that hath made the world a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof?" is a continuation of the derision of those who are in hell, and also of their glorying that the church has been cast down from heaven, "the sides of the pit" being places in hell where there are mere falsities of evil, "the earth, the kingdoms, and the world," signifying the church, and "cities" doctrinals. "Thou hast been cast out of thy sepulcher like an abominable shoot, a garment of those that are slain, thrust through with the sword, that go down to the stones of the pit, like a carcass trodden under foot," signifies the state of their damnation, "a garment of those that are slain, thrust through with the sword, and a carcass trodden under foot," signifying the condemnation of the profanation of truth. "Thou shalt not be joined with them in the sepulcher, for thou hast destroyed thy land, thou hast slain thy people; the seed of the wicked shall not be named forever," signifies more grievous condemnation than that of the rest, because all things of the church have been extinguished. "Prepare slaughter for his sons for the iniquity of their fathers, that they rise not up and possess the land, and fill the faces of the land with cities," signifies their eternal destruction. "I will cut off from Babylon name and remnant, and son and son's son," signifies total destruction, because they have no longer anything of good or of truth. "I will make thee 1 a heritage for the bittern, and pools of waters, and I will sweep her with the besom of destruction," signifies infernal falsity through destruction of truth. "I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains will I trample him," signifies that in the New Church there shall spring up no reasonings from falsities against truths and goods. Furthermore, the things in this chapter may be seen more particularly explained in other parts of this work (as n. 208, 223, 304, 331, 386, 405, 539, 589, 594, 608, 659, 687, 697, 724, 727, 730, 741, 768, 811).

[14] In the same:

So shall Babylon, the ornament of kingdoms and the adornment of the magnificence of the Chaldeans, be as God's overthrowing Sodom and Gomorrah; it shall not be inhabited forever; it shall not be dwelt in even from generation to generation; that the Arabian may not abide there, and the shepherds shall not make to lie down; but the ziim shall lie down there, and their houses shall be full of ochim, and the daughters of the owl shall dwell there, and the satyrs shall dance there. And the ijim shall answer in her palaces and dragons in her palaces of delights. Her time is near to come, and her day shall not be prolonged (Isaiah 13:19-22).

This entire chapter treats of the total devastation of all things of good and all things of truth of the church, with those who are of Babylon. "So shall Babylon be" means in the sense of the letter the great city called Babylon; but in the spiritual sense it means the church that has become Babylon. Babylon is called "the ornament of kingdoms and the adornment of the magnificence of the Chaldeans," because of the wisdom of that church in its beginning, as has been said before; but in general "Babel" or "Babylon" means the church in which all the goods of love have been destroyed and finally profaned, and "Chaldea" the church in which all the truths of faith are destroyed and finally profaned; and this is why it is said "as God's overthrowing Sodom and Gomorrah," "Sodom" also signifying the destruction of all good by the love of self, and "Gomorrah" the destruction of all truth therefrom. "It shall not be inhabited forever, it shall not be dwelt in even from generation to generation," signifies its destruction to eternity, "not to be inhabited forever" relating to the destruction of good, and "not to be dwelt in from generation to generation" relating to the destruction of truth; for those who destroy good and truth and afterwards embrace in place of these evil and falsity cannot be reformed. It is otherwise with those who are in evils and falsities but have not destroyed good and truth, as are the Gentiles that have no knowledge of good and truth. "The Arabian shall not abide there, and the shepherds shall not make to lie down," signifies that the church will become such a desert, "the Arabian" meaning one who lives in a desert, but does not abide there, because there is no corn or fruit; and it is the same with the flocks of shepherds when there is no pasture. "The ijim 2 shall lie down there, and the houses shall be full of ochim," signifies the infernal falsities and evils pertaining to them, "ijim" meaning infernal falsities, and "ochim" infernal evils, and "house" the mind of those who are such. "The daughters of the owl shall lie down there, and the satyrs shall dance there," signifies that falsified truths and adulterated goods shall be there, "daughters of the owl" meaning falsified truths, and "satyrs" adulterated goods, and "to dance" meaning the joy from filthy love which has adulterated the good of love. "The ijim shall answer in her palaces, and dragons in the palaces of delights," signifies these adulterated and falsified things in their doctrines.

[15] Babylon is likewise described in other passages in the prophets. As in Jeremiah:

O sword against Babylon, a sword against her treasures, that they may be spoiled; a drought upon her waters, that they may be dried up; for it is a land of graven images, and they glory in horrible things; therefore the ziim with the ijim shall dwell there, and the daughters of the owl shall dwell therein; she shall not sit anymore forever, nor shall she be inhabited even from generation to generation; according to God's overthrowing Sodom and Gomorrah, and its neighboring cities, not a man shall dwell there, neither shall a son of man tarry therein (Jeremiah 50:35, 37-40).

In the same:

Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver a man his soul, lest ye be cut off for her iniquity. Babylon is a cup of gold in the hand of Jehovah, making the whole earth drunken; the nations have drunk of her wine, therefore the nations are mad. Babylon is fallen suddenly, and is broken in pieces. Behold I am against thee, O destroying mountain, saith Jehovah, destroying the whole earth. And I will stretch out my hand against thee, to roll thee down from the rocks, and to make thee a mountain of burning. And they shall not take from thee a stone for a corner. Babylon shall become heaps, a habitation of dragons, an astonishment and a hissing, without inhabitant (Jeremiah 51:6-8, 25, 26, 37).

In Isaiah:

Hear now, O Babylon, sitting securely, saying in her heart, I and none like me besides; I shall not sit a widow, neither shall I know bereavement. But these two things shall come to thee in a moment, in one day, bereavement and widowhood. They shall come upon thee fully because of the multitude of thy sorceries and the great abundance of thine enchantments. For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness, saying, No one seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge hath seduced thee, when thou hast said in thy heart, I and none like me besides. Therefore evil shall come upon thee which thou knowest not how to ward off, and calamity shall fall upon thee which thou shall not be able to expiate; and devastation shall come upon thee suddenly which thou knewest not (Isaiah 47:8-11).

Thus the destruction of Babylon is described not only here, but also in the whole of chapter 47 of Isaiah; also in the whole of chapters 50 and 51 of Jeremiah; also in Isaiah 21:8, 9; and in David (Psalms 137:1, 8, 9). Again, the adulteration of good and the falsification of truth by the Jews is described by their whoredoms in Egypt, and afterwards with the daughters of Assyria, and finally with the daughters of Babylon and with the Chaldeans (Ezekiel 16:1-63, 23:1-49). "Whoredom in Egypt" means falsification of truth from the natural man, which is effected by fallacies, appearances, and knowledges. Their whoredom with the daughters of Assyria signifies falsification of truth from the rational man, which is effected by reasonings and sophistries from fallacies, appearances, and knowledges. Their whoredom with the daughters of Babylon and with the Chaldeans signifies the adulteration of good and the profanation of truth.

[16] When, therefore, the sons of Israel wholly departed from the statutes which were representative of the spiritual things of the church, through which they had communication with heaven, they were all given into the hands of the king of Assyria; for there was no longer with them any representative church and consequently no communication with heaven. Respecting their offenses and their being carried away by the king of Assyria into his cities, and also into Babylon, see 2 Kings 17 to the end. The same thing happened to the Jews. When they had adulterated and profaned all the statutes, judgments, and laws that represented good and truth of faith, to the extent that there was no longer anything of good and truth left, and when their church thus became Babylon, then not only their kings and princes and the whole people, but also all the treasures of the house of Jehovah, and afterwards all its golden vessels, were given into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon; and moreover the temple itself was burned (respecting this see 2 Kings 24:1-20; 25:1-26; also Isaiah 20:17, 18 [Editor's note: This reference is not correct]; Isaiah 39:6, 7; ; Jeremiah 20:4, 5; 21:4-10; 25:1-12; 27:6-22; 28:1-16; 29:1-21; 32:1-5; 34:1-7, 18-22; 35:11; 38:17-23; 39:2-18; 41:1-12; 52 end). Their transgressions were:

That they filled Jerusalem with innocent blood (2 Kings 24:4);

That they offered incense unto Baal, poured out drink-offerings unto other gods, set abominations in the house of Jehovah, built high places to Baal in the valley of Hinnom, delivered up their sons and daughters to Molech (Jeremiah 32:29-35).

All these signify the profanation of the holy things of the church. Such profanation is signified also by "Babylon." That the land, therefore, which signified the church might no longer be profaned by them, and also that Babylon might thus fully put on its representation, it was said to them by Jeremiah that they should surrender themselves voluntarily into the hands of the king of Babylon, and those who did not surrender themselves, but remained in the land, should die by the sword, famine, and pestilence (Jeremiah 25:1-11).

[17] But since the Lord was to be born in that nation and make Himself manifest where the church then was and where His Word was, so that nation after a captivity of seventy years was brought back from Babylon, and the temple was rebuilt. And yet no other church remained with them except a church like that called Babylon, as can be seen from many things which the Lord Himself said about that nation, and from the way they received Him; and for this reason Jerusalem was again destroyed, and the temple burnt with fire.

[18] It is to be known in general that every church in its beginning is like a virgin, but in process of time it becomes a harlot. For it enters gradually into a life of evil and thus embraces a doctrine of falsity, as gradually it begins to love self and the world; and then from being a church it becomes either Babylon or Philistia, Babylon with those who love self above all things, and Philistia with those who love the world above all things. For as these two loves increase, the men of the church adulterate and falsify the goods and truths of the Word, which is from being a virgin to become a harlot.

[19] The first church after the flood would have become Babylon, if the Lord by the dispersion of their religion had not prevented the attempt, represented and signified by the tower that was to reach even to heaven, which the posterity of Noah began to build (See respecting this in Genesis 11:1-9, and an explanation of the particulars in Arcana Coelestia 1283-1328). It having thus been shown from the Word what is signified in general and in particular by "Babylon," we are now prepared to pass on to the explanation of those things which are foretold in this and the following chapter about Babylon and its destruction.

Notas de rodapé:

1. The photolithograph reads "thee," in n. 724 we read "her," which agrees with the Hebrew text.

2. Ijim in text where we read Ziim, which agrees with the Hebrew.

  
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