'Three' denotes fullness, and 'a third,' not full.
'A month' has respect to the state of truth in a person. 'A month' signifies a full state. Month,' as in Genesis 29, signifies the...
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...
'A son,' as in Genesis 5:28, signifies the rise of a new church. 'Son,' as in Genesis 24:3, signifies the Lord’s rationality regarding good. 'A...
'Pharaoh' signifies scientific ideas, or the natural principle in general. 'Pharaoh' signifies false ideas infesting the truth of the church. Pharaoh,' in Genesis 40, represents...
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...
'Mizraim' signifies the same thing as Egypt.
'Lebanon' signifies spiritual good. 'Lebanon' signifies the church regarding the perception of truth from the rational self.
A branch (Matt. 24:32) signifies affection, for affection springs and flourishes from good as a branch Springs from its trunk. A branch (Mal. 4:1) denotes...
'Waters' signify truths in the natural self, and in the opposite sense, falsities. 'Waters' signify particularly the spiritual parts of a person, or the intellectual...
'Round about' denotes the things most distant from the middle, or from good and truth.
'A shrub' signifies the knowledges of truth.
When we have a desire to be good people and to do good things, the natural first questions are "What does that mean?" "What should...
Fowl signify spiritual truth; a bird, natural truth; and a winged thing, sensual truth. Fowl signify intellectual things. Fowl signify thoughts, and all that creeps...
Heavens are celestial and spiritual things. Consequently, they are inmost things, both of the Lord's kingdom in heaven the and in the earth. This also...
'The shadow is good' of the oak, poplar and elm means complacence.
'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...
'To tarry,' as in Genesis 27:44, signifies almost the same thing as 'to dwell,' except that 'to tarry' relates to the life of truth with...
'A root,' as in Malachi 4:1, signifies charity. The dried up root,' as in Hosea 9:16, 17, signifies charity which could not bear fruit.
Plants, in general, represent knowledge, ideas and intellectual concepts – things of the mind. Plant the best and most beautiful of those in one place,...
The Lord is love itself, expressed in the form of wisdom itself. Love, then, is His essence, His inmost. Wisdom - the loving understanding of...
A fir tree signifies the natural principle, as to good. A fir tree also signifies natural truth superior. A fir tree, as in Ezekiel 31:8,...
In general, plants in the Bible represent facts, thoughts and ideas – intellectual things. This makes sense: Plants are rooted in place, but can grow...
Beauty of his ornament (Ezek. 7:20) signifies the church and its doctrine.
«Eden» en soi signifie amour, dans la plupart des cas, l'amour qui vient du Seigneur et notre amour pour le Seigneur, qui est le plus...
Scientists believe that one of the most crucial developments in the evolution of humans was bipedalism – walking on two legs. That left our hands...
In Ezekiel 28:7, 'strangers' signify falsities which destroy truths, and 'the terrible of the nations,' evils which destroy good.
'Hills' signify the good of charity.
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...
'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.
'Middle' denotes what is primary, principal, or inmost.
'A pit,' as in Genesis 41:14, signifies a state of temptation.
"Day" describes a state in which we are turned toward the Lord, and are receiving light (which is truth) and heat (which is a desire...
'Hell,' as mentioned in Jonah 2:3, signifies the earth below.
In a general sense, mourning in the Bible represents a state of grief over the lack of desires for good and true ideas about life....
'To tremble,' as in Jeremiah 10:10, relates to the church when falsities are believed and called truths.
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...
Arms and feet (Daniel 10:6) signify the exterior things of the Word, which are its literal sense.
'The uncircumcised,' as in Ezekiel 31:18, signifies people lacking the good of charity.
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...