'Being sent' everywhere signifies, in an internal sense, going forth, as in John 17:8. In similar manner, it is said of the holy of the...
'Pestilence' denotes the vastation of good and truth.
'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.
Pouring out the vials upon the earth, which contained the plagues,' in Revelation 16:1, signifies influx of the reformed into the church, or into people...
Fury is a receding from good, and anger is a receding from truth.
Bloods signify evil, in Ezek. 16:9.
To be cut off, as in Genesis 41:36, signifies to perish.
"Beasts" represent the affection for doing good things, a true desire to do them from the heart. In the negative sense, "beasts" stand for the...