The children of Israel represent 'lamentation' by various things which signified some evil of the church among them for which they were punished. When they...
'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...
In general, mothers in the Bible represent the Lord's church on earth, or the church among those who know and follow the Lord. In some...
'A lion' signifies the good of celestial love and the truth from that good.
'Middle' denotes what is primary, principal, or inmost.
A company might have executives setting policy and strategy, engineers designing products, line workers building them, managers handling personnel and others handling various functions. They...
'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...
'Mizraim' signifies the same thing as Egypt.
Cities of the mountain and cities of the plain (Jer. 33:13) signify doctrines of charity and faith.
'Voice' signifies what is announced from the Word. 'Voice' often refers and is applied to things that cannot have a voice, as in Exodus 4,...
To cast the net on the right side,' as in John 21:6, signifies teaching the good of life.
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...
Babylon was an ancient city built on the Euphrates river in what is now southern Iraq. It once was the capital of a great empire...
'Hills' signify the good of charity.
'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...
‘To grow’ signifies to be perfected.
'Height' signifies the good and truth of the church in every degree.
Fury is a receding from good, and anger is a receding from truth.
'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.
Because a nearer and stronger divine influx through the heavens disperses truths among the wicked, 'wind' signifies this dispersion of truth and the resulting conjunction...
We tend to think of "fruit" in two ways in natural language. One is as food that grows on trees and vines, sweet and delicious,...
Just as natural fire can be both comforting in keeping you warm or scary in burning down your house, so fire in the spiritual sense...
'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...
When we eat, our bodies break down the food and get from it both energy and materials for building and repairing the body. The process...
Strength' relates truth and falsity. Strength,' as in Luke 10:27, signifies the will and understanding extended to extremes. Strength,' as in Revelation 1:6, signifies divine...