Deuteronomy 1:3

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3 And it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, that Moses spake unto the children of Israel, according unto all that the LORD had given him in commandment unto them;

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By Alexander Payne

Verse 3. It comes to pass in this state, when the period of temptations which precedes the commencement of the regenerate life is nearly completed [Note.—The number forty signifies temptations. (See AC Index, "Numbers.")], and when a new order of things is being planted in the soul, that the minds of those regenerating receive these instructions by means of Divine truth from the Lord out of heaven.

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