1 O Jehovah, rebuke me not in thine anger,
1-8. Prayer of the Lord to the Father, when He was in the last state of temptations, which state is despair, P. P. Neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
2 By the nostrils when predicated of Jehovah or the Lord is also signified wrath, thus the punishment, vastation and damnation of those who are in evils and falsities. A. 8286.
2 Have mercy upon me, O Jehovah; for I am withered away:
O Jehovah, heal me; for my bones are troubled.
3 My soul also is sore troubled:
And thou, O Jehovah, how long?
4 Return, O Jehovah, deliver my soul:
Save me for thy loving-kindness’ sake.
5 For in death there is no remembrance of thee:
In Sheol who shall give thee thanks ?
6 From these passages it may be seen what is signified by the dead, namely, they who are destitute of the life of heaven, consequently who are in evils, and thence in falsities. E. 186. 6 I am weary with my groaning;
Every night make I my bed to swim;
I water my couch with my tears.
7 Mine eye wasteth away because of grief;
It waxeth old because of all mine adversaries.
8 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity;
For Jehovah hath heard the voice of my weeping.
7 That weeping is grief of mind may appear from this consideration, that it bursts forth from the heart, and breaks out into lamentations through the mouth. That shedding of tears is grief of mind may appear from this consideration, that it issues forth from the thought through the eyes. Here it is to be observed that the expression “all the night make I my bed to swim” has reference to weeping which is of the mouth, because it is said of groaning, whereas to water the couch, which is yet a similar thing, is said of tears. These passages are adduced in order that it may be known that when two similar expressions occur in the Word, which is especially the case in the prophets, they are not vain repetitions, but that one has reference to good, and the other to truth. E. 484. 9 Jehovah hath heard my supplication;
Jehovah will receive my prayer.
9 All mine enemies shall be put to shame and sore
10 They shall turn back, they shall be put to shame
They shall turn back, they shall be put to shame
9-11. and being helped, He repressed the hells. P. P.
Author: EMANUEL SWEDENBORG (1688-1772)