Grief is anxiety of heart or will.
'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...
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...
Father, son, mother, and daughter, as in Luke 12:51, 53: By father against son, and by son against the father, is understood evil against truth,...
'A lion' signifies the good of celestial love and the truth from that good.
A company might have executives setting policy and strategy, engineers designing products, line workers building them, managers handling personnel and others handling various functions. They...
‘To grow’ signifies to be perfected.
'Whelp of a lion,' as in Genesis 49:9, denotes innocence with might. 'Whelp of a lion,' as in Deuteronomy 32:22, signifies the first part of...
'The spoil in mine house,' as in Malachi 3:10, signifies remains in the internal self, because they are stealthily implanted among many evils and falsities.
'Nations' signify people who are in the good of love and charity from the Lord. Two nations in the womb,' as in Genesis 25:23, signify...
'A hole and cleft of a rock,' in scripture, signifies an obscurity and falsity of faith.
'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.
'Mizraim' signifies the same thing as Egypt.
The symbolic meaning of "seeing" is "understanding," which is obvious enough that it has become part of common language (think about it; you might see...
In Revelation 5:2, 'a loud' or 'great voice' signifies divine truth from the Lord, in its power or virtue.
In Genesis 27:22, 'voice' relates to truth, and 'hand,' to good.
'Round about' denotes the things most distant from the middle, or from good and truth.
To cast the net on the right side,' as in John 21:6, signifies teaching the good of life.
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...
'To put' has reference to order, arrangement, application, and influx.
'Might' denotes the forces or power of truth.
In Isaiah 40:12 'to weigh the mountains in a balance, and the hills in scales,' signifies that the celestial aspects of love and charity are...
'A shrub' signifies the knowledges of truth.
'Waters,' 'rivers,' and 'depths,' as in Psalm 78:15-16, signify truths from the Lord.
'To satiate' relates to the extent of a person's will, for good or evil.
'A staff' signifies power because it is a support for the hand and arm, and through these to the whole body. A staff takes on the...
To look,' as in Genesis 18:22, signifies thinking, because seeing denotes understanding. Look not back behind thee,' as in Genesis 19:17, means that Lot, who...
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...
In the Bible (and in life), the idea of withering is usually connected to plants, and plants generally wither if they don't get enough water....
Just as natural fire can be both comforting in keeping you warm or scary in burning down your house, so fire in the spiritual sense...
Generally in the Bible a "country" means a political subdivision ruled by a king, or sometimes a tribe with a territory ruled by a king...