Like "say," the word "speak" refers to thoughts and feelings moving from our more internal spiritual levels to our more external ones – and ultimately...
'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...
Dead (Gen. 23:8) signifies night, in respect to the goodnesses and truths of faith.
'Images' denote things fashioned from man’s own intelligence.
'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,...
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...
Calves of the lips (Hos 14:2) are confessions from the affection of truth.
Chaff is mentioned in Matthew 3:12 signifies falsity of every kind, derived from an infernal origin.
The Lord is love itself, expressed in the form of wisdom itself. Love, then, is His essence, His inmost. Wisdom - the loving understanding of...
Generally in the Bible a "country" means a political subdivision ruled by a king, or sometimes a tribe with a territory ruled by a king...
The Lord from the essential divine, through the divine human, is the savior. The Lord became the savior by His spiritual temptations, or combats.
'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...
To forget, in the internal sense, signifies nothing else but removal and apparent privation.
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...
To be saved or rescued means getting true ideas that we can hold to even in the face of a storm of false thinking. Sometimes...
Cities of the mountain and cities of the plain (Jer. 33:13) signify doctrines of charity and faith.
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...
'Wrath,' as in Genesis 49:7, signifies aversion from truth. 'Great wrath,' as in Revelation 12:12, signifies hatred against the new church.
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...
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...
Coming (Gen. 41:14) denotes communication by influx.
'Hell,' as mentioned in Jonah 2:3, signifies the earth below.
'Pestilence' denotes the vastation of good and truth.
'Treasuries' denote knowledges of good and truth, and, in the opposite sense, evil and falsity.
'Samaria,' as in Amos 4:1. 6:1, signifies the spiritual church perverted.
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...