'Word,' as in Psalms 119:6-17, stands for doctrine in general. 'The Word,' as in Psalms 147:18, signifies divine good united with divine truth. 'Word,' as...
“The eyes are the windows of the soul.” That’s a sentiment with roots somewhere in murky antiquity, but one that has become hopelessly cliché because...
'To hearken to father and mother,' as mentioned in Genesis 28:7, signifies obedience from affection. 'To hearken,' as mentioned in Genesis 30:22, signifies providence. See...
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...
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...
'Hills' signify the good of charity.
In most cases, the meaning of "before" is pretty straightforward, both as a way of assessing relative time, and in its use meaning "in someone's...
Idols of stone signify worship from falsities of doctrine. Idols of wood signify worship from evils of doctrine. Idols of silver signify worship from what...
Cities of the mountain and cities of the plain (Jer. 33:13) signify doctrines of charity and faith.
'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...
'Middle' denotes what is primary, principal, or inmost.
'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...
Behind, or after, (Gen. 16:13), signifies within or above, or an interior or superior principle.
'Wickedness' signifies evil, and 'iniquity' signifies falsities.
A 'sword,' in the Word, signifies the truth of faith combating and the vastation of truth. In an opposite sense, it signifies falsity combating and...
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'Pestilence' denotes the vastation of good and truth.
Dead (Gen. 23:8) signifies night, in respect to the goodnesses and truths of faith.
'Wood' signifies good, as well the good of love to the Lord as the good of charity towards our neighbor.
"Earth" in the Bible can mean a person or a group of like-minded people as in a church. But it refers specifically to the external...
'Wilderness' signifies something with little life in it, as described in the internal sense in Luke 1:80 'Wilderness' signifies somewhere there is no good because...