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O give thanks unto the LORDthe LORD; for he is goodgood: because his mercymercy endureth for everever.
Let IsraelIsrael now saysay, that his mercymercy endureth for everever.
Let the househouse of AaronAaron now saysay, that his mercymercy endureth for everever.
Let them now that fear the LORDthe LORD saysay, that his mercymercy endureth for everever.
I calledcalled upon the LORDLORD in distress: the LORDLORD answeredanswered me, and set me in a large place.
The LORDThe LORD is on my sideside; I will not fearfear: what can man do unto me?
The LORDThe LORD taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I seesee my desire upon them that hatehate me.
It is better to trust in the LORDthe LORD than to putput confidence in man.
It is better to trust in the LORDthe LORD than to putput confidence in princes.
All nationsnations compassedcompassed me about: but in the name of the LORDname of the LORD will I destroy them.
They compassedcompassed me about; yea, they compassedcompassed me about: but in the name of the LORDname of the LORD I will destroy them.
They compassedcompassed me about like beesbees; they are quenched as the firefire of thorns: for in the name of the LORDname of the LORD I will destroy them.
Thou hast thrust sore at me that I mightmight fallfall: but the LORDthe LORD helped me.
The LORDLORD is my strengthstrength and song, and is become my salvationsalvation.
The voicevoice of rejoicing and salvationsalvation is in the tabernaclestabernacles of the righteousrighteous: the right handright hand of the LORDthe LORD doeth valiantly.
The right handright hand of the LORDthe LORD is exalted: the right handright hand of the LORDthe LORD doeth valiantly.
I shall not diedie, but live, and declare the worksworks of the LORDLORD.
The LORDLORD hath chastened me sore: but he hath not givengiven me over unto death.
OpenOpen to me the gatesgates of righteousnessrighteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the LORDLORD:
This gategate of the LORDthe LORD, into which the righteousrighteous shall enterenter.
I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvationsalvation.
The stonestone which the builders refused is become the headhead stonestone of the corner.
This is the LORDthe LORD's doing; it is marvellous in our eyeseyes.
This is the dayday which the LORDthe LORD hath made; we will rejoicerejoice and be gladglad in it.
SaveSave now, I beseech thee, O LORDLORD: O LORDLORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.
BlessedBlessed be he that comethcometh in the name of the LORDname of the LORD: we have blessedblessed you out of the house of thehouse of the LORDLORD.
God is the LORDthe LORD, which hath shewed usus light: bindbind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the hornshorns of the altaraltar.
Thou art my GodGod, and I will praise thee: thou art my GodGod, I will exalt thee.
O give thanks unto the LORDthe LORD; for he is goodgood: for his mercymercy endureth for everever.
The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 368
Other references to this chapter:
Arcana Coelestia 1298, 1613, 4482, 6426, 8267, 8281, 9144, ...9487, 9494, 9806
Apocalypse Revealed 342, 392, 861
Heaven and Hell 197
References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:
References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:
Apocalypse Explained 298, 391, 411, 417, 660
Coronis (An Appendix to True Christian Religion) 2
Stories and their meanings:
Bible Study Videos:
307 - Give the Kingdom to the Beast
210 - Not By Our Own Strength
044 - What to Think and Do During Temptations
076 - The Right Hand of Reconciliation
315 - Abraham's Righteousness
317 - Close That Gate
319 - Distress, Debt and Discontent
320 - Leah and Rachel
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The Psalms, with the Internal Sense and Exposition
Study the original Hebrew/Greek with qBible
Exodus 15:2, 6, 27:2
1 Samuel 17:11, 37
Job 5:17, 20
Psalms 12, 18:20, 41, 27:1, 54:6, 56:5, 10, 12, 59:11, 68:5, 88:18, 94:16, 100:5, 111:2, 112:8, 115:9, 11, 118:1, 4, 29, 129:2, 143:10, 145:1, 146:3
Isaiah 12:2, 25:1, 26:2, 28:16, 29, 33:12, 41:13, 51:12
Jeremiah 17:5, 51:10
Matthew 21:9, 42, 23:39
Mark 11:9, 12:10, 11
Luke 1:79, 13:35, 20:17
Acts of the Apostles 4:11
2 Corinthians 6:9
1 Peter 2:7
the LordThe Bible refers to the Lord in many different ways, which from the text seem indistinguishable and interchangeable. Understood in the internal sense, though, there...
lordThe 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...
goodIt seems rather circular to say that “good” in the Bible represents good, but in a general sense it’s true! The case is this: The...
mercyIn regular language, "mercy" means being caring and compassionate toward those who are in poor states. That's a position we are all in relative to...
everIn many cases, the use of “eternity” in the Bible is pretty literal, simple meaning forever. This is especially true when the text is referring...
israel'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...
sayAs with many common verbs, the meaning of “to say” in the Bible is highly dependent on context. Who is speaking? Who is hearing? What...
houseA "house" is essentially a container - for a person, for a family, for several families or even for a large group with shared interests...
aaronAaron was the brother of Moses. He symbolizes two things, one during the first part of the exodus, when he was Moses' spokesperson, and another...
calledTo call someone or summon someone in the Bible represents a desire for conjunction between higher and lower states of life. For instance, imagine someone...
answeredTo "answer" generally indicates a state of spiritual receptivity. Ultimately this means being receptive to the Lord, who is constantly trying to pour true ideas...
side'Side' signifies good or spiritual love.
fearThe fearful signify people who have no faith.
seeThe symbolic meaning of "seeing" is "understanding," which is obvious enough that it has become part of common language (think about it; you might see...
hateIf you truly hate someone, that means you would kill them and destroy their reputation if you could do so without repercussion – not a...
Put'To put' has reference to order, arrangement, application, and influx.
nations'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...
compassedTo encompass, as in Genesis 19:4, signifies to be contrary, or to attack and assault with a hostile intention.
nameIt's easy to see that names are important in the Bible. Jehovah changed Abram and Sarai to Abraham and Sarah, changed Jacob to Israel and...
name of the lordNames in the Bible are not simply names; they represent the qualities of the people who bear them. So the various names of the Lord...
beesA bee (Isa. 7:19) signifies ratiocinations of falsity.
fireJust as natural fire can be both comforting in keeping you warm or scary in burning down your house, so fire in the spiritual sense...
might'Might' denotes the forces or power of truth.
fallLike other common verbs, the meaning of "fall" is highly dependent on context in regular language, and is highly dependent on context in a spiritual...
strengthStrength' relates truth and falsity. Strength,' as in Luke 10:27, signifies the will and understanding extended to extremes. Strength,' as in Revelation 1:6, signifies divine...
salvation'Salvation, to the Lord our God,' as in Revelation 19:1, signifies an acknowledgment and confession that salvation is from the Lord.
voice'Voice' signifies what is announced from the Word. 'Voice' often refers and is applied to things that cannot have a voice, as in Exodus 4,...
tabernacles'Ohalim' or 'tabernacles' signify the holy part of what is good.
righteousHe is said to be 'just' in a spiritual sense, who lives according to divine laws. They on the right hand being called 'just,' as...
rightHe is said to be 'just' in a spiritual sense, who lives according to divine laws. They on the right hand being called 'just,' as...
Right hand'The right hand' signifies the whole of a person regarding intellectual power, and so, regarding faith. 'To place the right hand on the head,' signifies...
handIn Genesis 27:22, 'voice' relates to truth, and 'hand,' to good.
dieDead (Gen. 23:8) signifies night, in respect to the goodnesses and truths of faith.
works'Works,' as in Genesis 46:33, denote goods, because they are from the will, and anything from the will is either good or evil, but anything...
givenLike other common verbs, the meaning of "give" in the Bible is affected by context: who is giving what to whom? In general, though, giving...
openTo open,' as in Revelation 9, signifies communication and conjunction.
gates"Gates" in ancient times had a significance that does not hold in the modern world. Cities then were enclosed by walls for protection; gates in...
righteousnessThe word "righteous" has taken on a bit of negative shading in modern language. That may be because we hear it most often as part...
gate"Gates" in ancient times had a significance that does not hold in the modern world. Cities then were enclosed by walls for protection; gates in...
enterAll changes of place in the Bible represent changes in spiritual state. “Entering” – usually used as entering someone’s house or “going in unto” someone...
stoneStones in the Bible in general represent truths, or things we know concerning the Lord and what He wants from us and for us in...
headThe head is the part of us that is highest, which means in a representative sense that it is what is closest to the Lord....
lord'sThe 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...
eyes'Pairs of hands, eyes, etc.' relate to the will and understanding, or to good and truth. The right side to the will or good, and...
dayThe expression 'even to this day' or 'today' sometimes appears in the Word, as in Genesis 19:37-38, 22:14, 26:33, 32:32, 35:20, and 47:26. In a...
rejoiceTo make glad signifies influx and reception from joy of heart.
gladTo make glad signifies influx and reception from joy of heart.
saveTo be saved or rescued means getting true ideas that we can hold to even in the face of a storm of false thinking. Sometimes...
blessedThe Lord is perfect love expressed as perfect wisdom. He created us so that He could love us, could give us love and wisdom of...
comethAs with common verbs in general, the meaning of “come” in the Bible is highly dependent on context – its meaning is determined largely by...
house of the'The house of the prison' denotes the vastation of falsity, and also falsity itself.
usAngels do give us guidance, but they are mere helpers; the Lord alone governs us, through angels and spirits. Since angels have their assisting role,...
bindBeing bound, as in Genesis 42:16, denotes to be separated, for he who is kept b. is separated, viz., from the spiritual good, which is...
horns'A horn,' when spoken of the Lord, signifies omnipotence. 'The little horn that rose up,' as mentioned in Daniel 7:3-8, signifies the full perversion of...
altarThe first altar mentioned in the Word was built by Noah after he came out of the ark. On that altar, he sacrificed clean animals...
GodThe Lord is love itself, expressed in the form of wisdom itself. Love, then, is His essence, His inmost. Wisdom - the loving understanding of...
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