'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...
To some degree, there really is no spiritual meaning to the word “love” in the Bible. Why? Because if you truly love another, that is...
'To proclaim' signifies exploration from influx of the Lord.
'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...
'Mizraim' signifies the same thing as Egypt.
'Images' denote things fashioned from man’s own intelligence.
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...
To walk in the Bible represents living, and usually means living according to the true things taught to us by the Lord -- to "walk...
Arms and feet (Daniel 10:6) signify the exterior things of the Word, which are its literal sense.
Like so many common verbs, the meaning of "know" in the Bible is varied and dependent on context. And in some cases – when it...
Jaws,' in Isaiah 30:28, signify thoughts from the sensory bodily principle, and so: thoughts from fallacies.
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 human mind is composed of two parts, a will and an understanding, a seat of loves and affections, and a seat of wisdom and...
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...
Cities of the mountain and cities of the plain (Jer. 33:13) signify doctrines of charity and faith.
The heart means love. A good heart means love to the Lord and to the neighbor while a hard or stony heart means the love...
'Wrath,' as in Genesis 49:7, signifies aversion from truth. 'Great wrath,' as in Revelation 12:12, signifies hatred against the new church.
'A hind,' as mentioned in Genesis 49:21, signifies the affection of natural truth.
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...
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'A lion' signifies the good of celestial love and the truth from that good.
Water generally represents what Swedenborg calls “natural truth,” or true concepts about day-to-day matters and physical things. Since all water ultimately flows into the seas,...
Par "les Oiseaux" en général, sont signifiés les Rationnels el les Intellectuels, dont les derniers appartiennent à l'Homme Interne.
'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...
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...