Eagle wings, referred to in Daniel 7:3, signify rational principles grounded in man's proprium.
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...
The Lord is love itself, expressed in the form of wisdom itself. Love, then, is His essence, His inmost. Wisdom - the loving understanding of...
'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...
'Money' relates to truth.
'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,...
'Samaria,' as in Amos 4:1. 6:1, signifies the spiritual church perverted.
Calves of the lips (Hos 14:2) are confessions from the affection of truth.
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...
To 'swallow' signifies natural truth.
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...
A congregation is a group of people with common loves, interests, and purposes. It often refers to a church group. In the Word it is...
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...
The first altar mentioned in the Word was built by Noah after he came out of the ark. On that altar, he sacrificed clean animals...
'To make,' as in Hosea 8:11, refers to good. In the opposite sense it refers to evil. To make heaven, and earth, and the sea,...
In John 8:2-11, the Lord wrote twice on the ground, when the woman taken in adultery was brought to him, which signifies the condemnation of...
All laws, even civil and judicial laws, which are in the Word, correspond to the laws of good and truth, which are in heaven.
Flesh has several meanings just in its most obvious form. It can mean all living creatures as when the Lord talks about the flood "destroying...
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...
'Mizraim' signifies the same thing as Egypt.
To forget, in the internal sense, signifies nothing else but removal and apparent privation.
wrought (also entwined or entwisted) is predicated of the natural scientific principle, and in Isaiah 45:13, of divine natural truth.
'A palace,' as in Psalm 144:12, represents the understanding in which truths have a beautiful form. They have a beautiful form when they are from...
City of Judah,' as in Isaiah 40:9, signifies the doctrine of love towards the Lord and love towards our neighbor in its whole extent.
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...