'Middle' denotes what is primary, principal, or inmost.
A bed of ivory (Amos 6:4) are doctrines apparently from rational truths.
'Round about' denotes the things most distant from the middle, or from good and truth.
A grave, as in Psalm 88:5, signifies hell. ‘To come forth out of the grave,’ as in John 5:29, signifies to come forth out of...
'The uncircumcised,' as in Ezekiel 31:18, signifies people lacking the good of charity.
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...
Like other common verbs, the meaning of "give" in the Bible is affected by context: who is giving what to whom? In general, though, giving...
'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.
'Lives' is used in the plural, because of the will and understanding, and because these two lives make one.
Like many verbs, the spiritual meaning of "bearing" something depends greatly on context – what it is that's being borne, and why. It is further...
On a natural level, there are a variety of things that can cause shame. We might be ashamed of physical weakness or ugliness; we might...
In the physical world, the places we inhabit and the distances between them are physical realities, and we have to get our physical bodies through...
"Down" is used many different ways in natural language, and its spiritual meaning in the Bible is highly dependent on context. Phrases like "bowing down,"...
A pit,' or 'well which has no water,' as in Jeremiah 2:13, signifies doctrines which have no truths.
'To put' has reference to order, arrangement, application, and influx.