Deuteronomy 28

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1 And it shall be, if obeying thou shalt obey the voice of Jehovah thy God, to keep and to do all His commandments which I command thee today, that Jehovah thy God will put thee on high above all nations of the earth;

2 and all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken to the voice of Jehovah thy God.

3 Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and Blessed shalt thou be in the field.

4 Blessed shall be the fruit of thy belly, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy beasts, the progeny of thine oxen, and the sheep of thy flock.

5 Blessed shall be thy bushel and thy kneading-trough.

6 Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest·​·in, and Blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.

7 Jehovah shall give thine enemies that rise·​·up against thee to be struck down before thee; they shall go·​·out against thee in one way, and flee before thee in seven ways.

8 Jehovah shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou puttest·​·forth thy hand; and He shall bless thee in the land which Jehovah thy God gives thee.

9 Jehovah shall raise· thee ·up for a holy people to Himself, as He has promised to thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of Jehovah thy God, and walk in His ways.

10 And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of Jehovah; and they shall be afraid of thee.

11 And Jehovah shall make thee a remainder for goodness, in the fruit of thy belly, and in the fruit of thy beasts, and in the fruit of thy ground, on the ground which Jehovah promised to thy fathers to give thee.

12 Jehovah shall open to thee His good treasure, the heavens to give the rain of thy land in its time, and to bless all the work of thy hand; and thou shalt lend to many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.

13 And Jehovah shall put thee for the head, and not for the tail; and thou shalt be only above, and thou shalt not be beneath; if thou hearken to the commandments of Jehovah thy God, which I command thee today, to keep and to do;

14 and thou shalt not turn·​·aside from any of the words which I command you today, to the right·​·hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.

15 But it shall be, if thou wilt not obey the voice of Jehovah thy God, to take·​·heed to do all His commandments and His statutes which I command thee today; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee;

16 cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.

17 Cursed shall be thy bushel and thy kneading-trough.

18 Cursed shall be the fruit of thy belly, and the fruit of thy ground, the progeny of thine oxen, and the sheep of thy flock.

19 Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest·​·in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest·​·out.

20 Jehovah shall send upon thee a curse, upset, and rebuke, in all that thou puttest· thy hand ·forth to do, until thou be blotted·​·out, and until thou perish hastily; on·​·account·​·of the evil of thine actions in which thou hast forsaken Me.

21 Jehovah shall make the pestilence stick to thee, until He has consumed· thee ·all from on the ground, whither thou goest·​·in to possess her.

22 Jehovah shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with a blazing fever, and with the drought, and with scorching, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.

23 And thy heavens that are over thy head shall be bronze, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.

24 Jehovah shall give the rain of thy land as powder and dust; from the heavens shall it come·​·down on thee, until it blots· thee ·out.

25 Jehovah shall give thee to be struck down before thine enemies; thou shalt go·​·out one way against them, and flee seven ways before them: and shalt be in turmoil before all the kingdoms of the earth.

26 And thy carcass shall be food to all fowls of the heavens, and to the beasts of the earth, and none shall·​·frighten them.

27 Jehovah will smite thee with the ulcer of Egypt, and with the hemorrhoids, and with scabies, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed.

28 Jehovah shall smite thee with madness, and with blindness, and with amazement of heart;

29 and thou shalt be feeling·​·around at noon, as the blind feels·​·around in thick·​·darkness; and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways; and thou shalt be only oppressed and robbed all the days, and none shall save thee.

30 Thou shalt betroth a woman, and another man shall ravish her; thou shalt build a house, and shalt not dwell in it; thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not begin to use it.

31 Thine ox shall be butchered before thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat of it; thine donkey shall be taken·​·by·​·robbery from before thy face, and shall not be returned to thee; thy flock shall be given to thine enemies, and thou shalt have no·​·one to save them.

32 Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given to another people, and thine eyes shall see, and be consumed upon them all the day; and there shall be no power in thy hand.

33 The fruit of thy ground, and all thy toils, shall a people which thou knowest not eat·​·up; and thou only shalt be oppressed and fractured all the days.

34 And thou shalt be mad from the seeing of thine eyes which thou shalt see.

35 Jehovah shall smite thee on the knees, and on the hips, with a bad ulcer that is· not ·able to be healed, from the sole of thy foot to the top·​·of· thy ·head.

36 Jehovah shall make thee go, and thy king whom thou shalt raise·​·up over thee, to a nation which thou and thy fathers have not known; and there shalt thou serve other gods of wood and stone.

37 And thou shalt be an astonishment, a proverb, and a sharp·​·word, among all the peoples whither Jehovah shall direct thee.

38 Thou shalt carry out much seed into the field, and shalt gather in but a·​·little; for the locust shall consume it.

39 Thou shalt plant vineyards, and dress them, but shalt neither drink of the wine, nor gather the grapes; for the worms shall eat them.

40 There shall be olive·​·trees for thee in all thy border, but thou shalt not anoint thyself with the oil; for thine olive·​·trees shall shake·​·off their fruit.

41 Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but they shall not be thine; for they shall go into captivity.

42 All thy trees and fruit of thy ground shall the locust possess.

43 The sojourner that is among thee shall go·​·up above thee, upward upward; and thou shalt go·​·down, downward downward.

44 He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him; he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.

45 And all these curses shall come on thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, until thou be blotted·​·out; for thou didst not obey the voice of Jehovah thy God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which He commanded thee;

46 and they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a miracle, and upon thy seed even·​·to eternity.

47 Because thou didst not serve Jehovah thy God with gladness, and with goodness of heart, for the multitude of all things;

48 and shalt thou serve thine enemies which Jehovah shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things; and he shall put a yoke of iron on thy neck, until he has blotted· thee ·out.

49 Jehovah shall lift up a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as the eagle soars; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not hear;

50 a nation strong of face, which shall not accept the faces of an elder, nor be·​·gracious to a lad;

51 and he shall eat the fruit of thy beasts, and the fruit of thy ground, until thou be blotted·​·out; which also shall not leave for thee grain, must*, or olive·​·oil, or the progeny of thine oxen, or the sheep of thy flock, until he have made· thee ·perish.

52 And he shall be·​·an·​·adversary to thee in all thy gates, until thy tall and fortified walls come·​·down, in which thou didst trust, in all thy land; and he shall be·​·an·​·adversary to thee in all thy gates in all thy land, which Jehovah thy God has given to thee.

53 And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own belly, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which Jehovah thy God has given to thee, in the siege, and in the anguish, with which thine enemies shall cause· thee ·anguish;

54 So that the man that is soft among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be·​·evil against his brother, and against the wife of his bosom, and against the remnant of his sons who shall remain;

55 so that he will not give to any one of them from the flesh of his sons whom he shall eat; because he has nothing left to him in the siege, and in the anguish, with which thine enemies shall cause· thee ·anguish in all thy gates.

56 The tender woman among thee and the delicate, who would not attempt to place the sole of her foot on the earth from delicateness and from tenderness, her eye shall be·​·evil against the husband of her bosom, and against her son, and against her daughter,

57 and against her offspring that goes·​·out from between her feet, and against her sons to whom she shall give·​·birth; for she shall eat them in hiding for want of all things in the siege and in the anguish with which thine enemy shall cause· thee ·anguish in thy gates.

58 If thou wilt not take·​·heed to do all the words of this law written in this book, to fear this glorious and fearful name, Jehovah thy God;

59 then Jehovah will make thy smitings a wonder, and the smitings of thy seed great and constant smitings, and bad and constant sicknesses.

60 And He will turn·​·back on thee all the diseases of Egypt, before which thou wast afraid; and they shall stick to thee.

61 Also every sickness, and every smiting, which is not written in the book of this law, these will Jehovah bring·​·up upon thee, until thou be blotted·​·out.

62 And you shall be left with few mortals, instead·​·of being as the stars of the heavens for multitude; for thou didst not obey the voice of Jehovah thy God.

63 And it shall be, that as Jehovah had·​·joy over you to do· you ·good, and to multiply you; so Jehovah will have·​·joy over you to make· you ·perish, and to blot· you ·out; and you shall be plucked·​·out from on the ground whither thou comest to possess it.

64 And Jehovah shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even to the other end; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have·​·known, even wood and stone.

65 And among these nations shalt thou have no repose, and there shall not be rest for the sole of thy foot; but Jehovah shall give thee there a trembling heart, and a complete consumption* of the eyes, and sadness of soul;

66 and thy life shall be hung in·​·front·​·of thee; and thou shalt dread night and day, and shalt not have·​·faith in thy life;

67 in the morning thou shalt say, May He give evening! and in the evening thou shalt say, May He give morning! for the dread of thy heart wherewith thou shalt dread, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.

68 And Jehovah shall return thee to Egypt with ships, by the way of which I said to thee, Thou shalt not see it again any·​·more; and there you shall be sold to your enemies for servants and handmaids, and no·​·one shall buy you.

  
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Explanation of Deuteronomy 28      

Napsal(a) Alexander Payne

Verses 1-14. The blessedness of the regenerate if they persevere in keeping the Divine commands.

Verses 15-68. The terrible havoc of soul that comes from rejecting them after regeneration.

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voice
'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,...

jehovah
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...

God
When the Bible speaks of "Jehovah," it is representing love itself, the inmost love that is the essence of the Lord. That divine love is...

keep
"Keeping" in the Bible generally has to do with controlling the actual actions of life, though in some cases it can mean holding something away...

command
To command is to give an order that something must be done, and is directed to an individual, or a group. It is an imperative,...

commandments
In Deuteronomy 11:1, 'statutes' signify the external parts of the Word, such as rituals, and representations of the internal sense. 'Judgments' signify the internal parts...

today
The expression 'even to this day' or 'today' sometimes appears in the Word, as in Genesis 19:37-38, 22:14, 26:33, 32:32, 35:20, and 47:26. In a...

Put
'To put' has reference to order, arrangement, application, and influx.

high
'Height' signifies what is inward, and also heaven.

nations
'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...

earth
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...

come
Coming (Gen. 41:14) denotes communication by influx.

Overtake
'To overtake' denotes communication and influx.

hearken
'To hearken to father and mother,' as mentioned in Genesis 28:7, signifies obedience from affection. 'To hearken,' as mentioned in Genesis 30:22, signifies providence. See...

blessed
The Lord is perfect love expressed as perfect wisdom. He created us so that He could love us, could give us love and wisdom of...

city
Cities of the mountain and cities of the plain (Jeremiah 33:13) signify doctrines of charity and faith.

field
A "field" in the Bible usually represents the Lord's church, and more specifically the desire for good within the church. It's where good things start,...

fruit
In Zechariah 8:12, 'the vine shall give her fruit, and the ground her increase,' signifies that the spiritual affection of truth produces the good of...

belly
'Womb,' as in Genesis 49:25, signifies the conjunction of good and truth. The term 'belly' is used where truths are being discussed, and the term...

ground
In Zechariah 8:12, 'the vine shall give her fruit, and the ground her increase,' signifies that the spiritual affection of truth produces the good of...

beasts
"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...

sheep
A flock, as in Genesis 26, denotes interior or rational good. A flock signifies those who are in spiritual good. A flock signifies natural interior...

flock
It’s pretty easy for most people to read the Bible and get a sense for what “sheep” means without any help. They are simple, peaceful,...

comest
As with common verbs in general, the meaning of “come” in the Bible is highly dependent on context – its meaning is determined largely by...

goest
In the physical world, the places we inhabit and the distances between them are physical realities, and we have to get our physical bodies through...

give
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...

enemies
An enemy in the Bible refers to people who are in the love of evil and the false thinking that springs from evil. On a...

rise
It is common in the Bible for people to "rise up," and it would be easy to pass over the phrase as simply describing a...

struck
To strike or smite, when used in the Bible, means to attack, harm or destroy, and is usually in reference to an attack on someone’s...

before
In most cases, the meaning of "before" is pretty straightforward, both as a way of assessing relative time, and in its use meaning "in someone's...

one
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...

way
'To set a way,' as in Genesis 30:36, signifies being separated.

flee
To flee signifies to escape, and be rescued. To flee signifies to be overcome.

seven
The number 'seven' was considered holy, as is well known, because of the six days of creation, and the seventh, which is the celestial self,...

ways
These days we tend to think of "roads" as smooth swaths of pavement, and judge them by how fast we can drive cars on them....

bless
The Lord is perfect love expressed as perfect wisdom. He created us so that He could love us, could give us love and wisdom of...

blessing
The Lord is perfect love expressed as perfect wisdom. He created us so that He could love us, could give us love and wisdom of...

Storehouses
The 'storehouses' built by the enslaved Israelites denote doctrines from falsified truths.

hand
Scientists believe that one of the most crucial developments in the evolution of humans was bipedalism – walking on two legs. That left our hands...

land
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...

gives
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...

Keep the commandments
To keep the commandments,' as in Revelation 14:12, signifies living according to the precepts, which the Decalogue contains in summary.

walk
To walk in the Bible represents living, and usually means living according to the true things taught to us by the Lord -- to "walk...

see
The symbolic meaning of "seeing" is "understanding," which is obvious enough that it has become part of common language (think about it; you might see...

called
'To proclaim' signifies exploration from influx of the Lord.

name
It's easy to see that names are important in the Bible. Jehovah changed Abram and Sarai to Abraham and Sarah, changed Jacob to Israel and...

afraid
Fear of the unknown and fear of change are both common ideas, and together cover a broad spectrum of the fears we tend to have...

remainder
In Leviticus 6:16, 'Aaron and his sons eating the remainder' signifies a person’s reciprocation and making something one's own. This represents conjunction by means of...

fathers
Father in the Word means what is most interior, and in those things that are following the Lord's order, it means what is good. In...

open
To open,' as in Revelation 9, signifies communication and conjunction.

good
It seems rather circular to say that “good” in the Bible represents good, but in a general sense it’s true! The case is this: The...

treasure
'Treasure,' as in Matthew 13:44, signifies divine truth in the Word.

heavens
"Heaven" and "heavens" are used many times in the Bible, with a couple of variations of meaning. Sometimes it is relatively literal, including times when...

rain
'Rain,' in a positive sense, denotes blessing, but in the opposite sense, damnation Rain,' as in Genesis 2:5-6, Exodus 34:25-27, and Hosea 6:3, signifies the...

Time
Time is an aspect of the physical world, but according to Swedenborg is not an aspect of the spiritual world. The same is true of...

work
'Works,' as in Genesis 46:33, denote goods, because they are from the will, and anything from the will is either good or evil, but anything...

lend
'To lend' signifies teaching. 'To lend' signifies communicating the goods and truths of doctrine from the Word.

many
Intellectual things – ideas, knowledge, facts, even insight and understanding – are more separate and free-standing than emotional things, and it’s easier to imagine numbering...

head
The head is the part of us that is highest, which means in a representative sense that it is what is closest to the Lord....

tail
'Tail' signifies the opposite extreme of the head, because the brain is continued to the tail through the spine, This is why the head and...

beneath
In the Bible, things that are lower down, or under, physically, generally represent things that are lower or more external spiritually. In some cases, the...

turn
Swedenborg says that the Lord is the sun of heaven, and like the natural sun of our world shines on everyone, good or evil. What...

words
'Word,' as in Psalms 119:6-17, stands for doctrine in general. 'The Word,' as in Psalms 147:18, signifies divine good united with divine truth. 'Word,' as...

Go after
To go after or to follow, as in Genesis 24:8, signifies to be separated from the natural, and conjoined to the rational principle.

go
In the physical world, the places we inhabit and the distances between them are physical realities, and we have to get our physical bodies through...

after
Behind, or after, (Gen. 16:13), signifies within or above, or an interior or superior principle.

gods
The Lord is called "Jehovah" in the Bible when the text is referring to his essence, which is love itself. He is called "God" when...

serve
Generally speaking, those who are at lower levels of an organization serve those at higher levels. Bosses boss and their employees serve; coaches devise strategy...

statutes
All laws, even civil and judicial laws, which are in the Word, correspond to the laws of good and truth, which are in heaven.

curses
The Lord is love itself, and his love for us never wavers and never changes. What does waver and change is the degree to which...

send
In every instance, however, 'being sent' means coming forth, (or going forth), in the internal sense, as in John 17:8. In similar manner, it is...

pestilence
The three words, sword, famine and pestilence, appear in a group in 26 different Bible verses. That's not an accident. Sword, famine and pestilence describe...

stick
On a natural level, "clinging" to someone clearly indicates a desire to be close to them and conjoined with them. It often has a negative...

smite
'The smitten' signify people who are oppressed by the falsities of ignorance.

Mildew
'Mildew' signifies being unreceptive of the good of love and faith.

pursue
'To pursue,' as in Genesis 14:16, signifies a state of purification, because 'to pursue enemies' is the expulsion of evils and falsities which were with...

bronze
Brass and iron as in Isaiah 48:4 and Daniel 7:19 signify what is hard.

under
In the Bible, things that are lower down, or under, physically, generally represent things that are lower or more external spiritually. In some cases, the...

iron
Brass and iron as in Isaiah 48:4 and Daniel 7:19 signify what is hard.

Powder
'Powder' or 'dust' refers to love of self and the world.

dust
Dust, in Ezekiel 26:12, signifies the lowest things which are of the sensual principle of man. In Isaiah 40:12, the dust signifies exterior or natural...

down
"Down" is used many different ways in natural language, and its spiritual meaning in the Bible is highly dependent on context. Phrases like "bowing down,"...

kingdoms
Land' in the Word, denotes the church, for the things which signify the church also signify the things relating to the church, for these constitute...

carcass
The body (Matt. 6:22), signifies the man (homo). "His body shall not remain all night upon the tree" (Deut. 21:23), signifies lest it should be...

fowls
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...

ulcer
'A boil' denotes something defiled by evils.

egypt
'Mizraim' signifies the same thing as Egypt.

noon
'Noon' signifies the full state of the church. 'Noon' signifies wisdom in its most luminous state. 'Noon' denotes a state of light, because the times...

prosper
'To be made to prosper' signifies being provided for. Which is why 'Jehovah made it prosper in his hand' means Divine Providence. 

days
The expression 'even to this day' or 'today' sometimes appears in the Word, as in Genesis 19:37-38, 22:14, 26:33, 32:32, 35:20, and 47:26. In a...

save
The Lord from the essential divine, through the divine human, is the savior. The Lord became the savior by His spiritual temptations, or combats.

Woman
It is because of a celestial and angelic proprium, or selfhood, that the church is called 'a woman,' 'a wife,' 'a bride,' 'a virgin,' and...

man
"Man" is a tricky word to discuss, because the Hebrew of the Old Testament uses six different words that are generally translated as "man," with...

build
wrought (also entwined or entwisted) is predicated of the natural scientific principle, and in Isaiah 45:13, of divine natural truth.

house
A "house" is essentially a container - for a person, for a family, for several families or even for a large group with shared interests...

dwell
Many people were nomadic in Biblical times, especially the times of the Old Testament, and lived in tents that could be struck, moved and re-raised...

plant
'To plant' denotes regeneration.

Vineyard
'Vineyard and branch,' as in Psalm 80:15, signifies the spiritual church represented by the sons of Israel.

eyes
It’s common to say “I see” when we understand something. And indeed, “seeing” in the Bible represents grasping and understanding spiritual things. So it makes...

eat
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...

donkey
Donkeys signify the things relating to the self-intelligence of the sensual man; and camels, the things of self-intelligence in the natural man (Isa 30:6, 7.)

face
“The eyes are the windows of the soul.” That’s a sentiment with roots somewhere in murky antiquity, but one that has become hopelessly cliché because...

returned
There are many instances in the Bible which describe people turning back, looking back or going back. In most cases it is a negative, sometimes...

given
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...

daughters
"Behold I have two daughters,” etc. (Gen. 19:8), signifies the affections of good and truth, and the blessedness perceivable from the enjoyment thereof, by those...

day
"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...

mad
To be mad' signifies being spiritually insane.

seeing
The symbolic meaning of "seeing" is "understanding," which is obvious enough that it has become part of common language (think about it; you might see...

knees
A knee,' as in Genesis 30:5, signifies conjugial love. The king,' as in Isaiah 66:12, signifies celestial love. A knee,' as in Ezekiel 7:17, signifies...

foot
Our feet are the lowest parts of our bodies, and they're very useful! In the Bible, feet represent the lowest and most utilitarian part of...

nation
The Bible generally uses two different terms for large groups: “people” and “nations.” When it uses “nation,” it is talking about a group with the...

known
Like so many common verbs, the meaning of "know" in the Bible is varied and dependent on context. And in some cases – when it...

wood
In general, plants in the Bible represent facts, thoughts and ideas – intellectual things. This makes sense: Plants are rooted in place, but can grow...

stone
Stones in the Bible in general represent truths, or things we know concerning the Lord and what He wants from us and for us in...

much
Intellectual things – ideas, knowledge, facts, even insight and understanding – are more separate and free-standing than emotional things, and it’s easier to imagine numbering...

seed
'A seed' signifies love, and everyone who has love, as in Genesis 12:7. 8:15, 16. 'A seed' signifies faith grounded in charity. 'A seed' signifies...

gather
To gather, as in Genesis 6:21, refers to those things which are in the memory of man, where they are gathered. It also implies that...

locust
'Locusts' signify falsities in the extremes, which consume the truths and goods of the church in a person. 'The locusts' which John the Baptist ate...

vineyards
'A vine' signifies spiritual good and truth. 'A vine' or 'vineyard' signifies the church where the Word, and the Lord in it, is known, or...

drink
To be drunken without wine (Isa. 29:9), are they who are unconcerned about the Word, and the truths of faith, and thus have no inclination...

Wine
Wine played a key role in the ancient world, where safe, reliable water sources were scarce. It could be stored for long periods of time;...

worms
'A worm' denotes falsity of evil in the good derived from the proprium or selfhood. 'That dies not,' denotes infernal torment related to falsity. 'Worm'...

olive
'An olive,' as in Isaiah 17:6, signifies celestial remains. 'An olive' signifies love and charity, because 'the olive tree' signifies the celestial church, and so...

border
A 'hem,' 'skirt,' or 'border' signifies the extremes, or the natural principle.

oil
In Ezekiel 27:17, 'wheat of minnith, and pannag honey,' 'oil,' and 'balsam' denote the good things that come from love and charity, and the happiness...

beget
To beget or to be begotten is very similar in meaning to birth: It represents one spiritual state leading to the next spiritual state. "Beget,"...

trees
In general, plants in the Bible represent facts, thoughts and ideas – intellectual things. This makes sense: Plants are rooted in place, but can grow...

sojourner
There is a long history of using travel to round out an education, from the 19th-century “world tours” taken by Oxford and Cambridge graduates to...

commanded
To command is to give an order that something must be done, and is directed to an individual, or a group. It is an imperative,...

sign
'A token,' as in Genesis 9:12, 13, 17, signifies causing it to be.

eternity
In many cases, the use of “eternity” in the Bible is pretty literal, simple meaning forever. This is especially true when the text is referring...

want
'Want of spiritual nourishment,' denotes a lack of knowledge, intelligence, and wisdom.

neck
'The neck' signifies influx and the communication of interior and exterior levels and the following conjunction. The inmost or third heaven has reference to the...

lift
The idea of "lifting" is used in a number of different ways in the Bible. In general, it means connecting with a higher spiritual state...

eagle
Eagle wings, referred to in Daniel 7:3, signify rational principles grounded in man's proprium.

tongue
In Psalms 5:9, 'the throat an open sepulcher,' relates to evil, 'the tongue speaking smooth things,' to falsity.

hear
'To hearken to father and mother,' as mentioned in Genesis 28:7, signifies obedience from affection. 'To hearken,' as mentioned in Genesis 30:22, signifies providence. See...

faces
“The eyes are the windows of the soul.” That’s a sentiment with roots somewhere in murky antiquity, but one that has become hopelessly cliché because...

elder
Elders are mentioned in the Bible mainly in two ways: First the elders of Israel: and second the 24 elders seated about the throne of...

lad
"Youths" or "Young men" generally represent intelligence or the understanding of truth. This is fitting, since adolescent boys tend to be more advanced intellectually than...

grain
Corn,' as in Genesis 42:2, here stands for a word in the original language which means 'breaking,' and also for a similar word meaning to...

Must
'Must' or 'new wine' denotes evil produced by false.

gates
In Lamentations 2:8-9, 'wall,' 'rampart,' 'gates,' and 'bars' signify doctrines.

own
In many cases, the spiritual meaning of "own," both as a verb and as an adjective, is relatively literal. When people are described as the...

flesh
Flesh has several meanings just in its most obvious form. It can mean all living creatures as when the Lord talks about the flood "destroying...

eye
It’s common to say “I see” when we understand something. And indeed, “seeing” in the Bible represents grasping and understanding spiritual things. So it makes...

brother
There are two ways "brother" is used in the Bible, ways that are still reflected in modern language. One denotes an actual blood relationship; the...

wife
It is because of a celestial and angelic proprium, or selfhood, that the church is called 'a woman,' 'a wife,' 'a bride,' 'a virgin,' and...

bosom
"Bosom" in general terms means the chest, but more as the seat of the emotions than simply as part of the body. You'd think of...

remnant
In Leviticus 6:16, 'Aaron and his sons eating the remainder' signifies a person’s reciprocation and making something one's own. This represents conjunction by means of...

husband
In general, men are driven by intellect and women by affections, and because of this men in the Bible generally represent knowledge and truth and...

son
Marriages in the Bible represent the union we all can have between the desire for good and the understanding of truth (or an understanding of...

feet
The foot, as in Deuteronomy 33:3, signifies an inferior principle. To set the right foot on the sea and the left on the earth, as...

birth
To beget or to be begotten is very similar in meaning to birth: It represents one spiritual state leading to the next spiritual state. "Beget,"...

enemy
An enemy in the Bible refers to people who are in the love of evil and the false thinking that springs from evil. On a...

written
If knowing what’s right were the same as doing what’s right, we would all be thin, healthy, hard-working, law-abiding, faithful to our spouses and free...

book
(Rev. 10:9.) "And I went unto the angel, saying, give me the little book," signifies the faculty of perceiving the quality of the Word from...

fear
Fear has various significations according to the thing which causes it. Fear signifies love. Fear, as in Gen 28:17, signifies a holy change.

fearful
Fear of the unknown and fear of change are both common ideas, and together cover a broad spectrum of the fears we tend to have...

great
The word "great" is used in the Bible to represent a state with a strong degree of love and affection, of the desire for good;...

sicknesses
'The sickness prior to death means a movement towards regeneration, so the next stage towards it. A person is by nature in a state of...

back
There are many instances in the Bible which describe people turning back, looking back or going back. In most cases it is a negative, sometimes...

sickness
'The sickness prior to death means a movement towards regeneration, so the next stage towards it. A person is by nature in a state of...

Stars of the heavens
'The stars of the heavens,' as in Genesis 22:17, signify spiritual people. Throughout the Word, these people are compared to stars from the knowledge of...

multiply
'Spreading themselves on the earth,' as in Genesis 8:17, signifies the internal self operating on the external.

scatter
The meaning of "scatter" in the Bible is relatively literal, but it is used in regard to spiritual things, not natural ones. So to "scatter"...

heart
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...

soul
The nature of the soul is a deep and complicated topic, but it can be summarized as "spiritual life," who we are in terms of...

life
'Lives' is used in the plural, because of the will and understanding, and because these two lives make one.

night
The sun in the Bible represents the Lord, with its heat representing His love and its light representing His wisdom. “Daytime,” then, represents a state...

morning
Morning comes with the rising of the sun, and the sun – which gives life to the earth with its warmth and light – represents...

say
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...

evening
Since the light and warmth of the sun represent the Lord’s wisdom and love, it makes sense that evening, a time when the light and...

sight
The symbolic meaning of "seeing" is "understanding," which is obvious enough that it has become part of common language (think about it; you might see...

return
Everyone knows the phrase "the natural order of things." It means that everything is in its proper place, occupying the niche it is meant to...

ships
Ships were used in the ancient world – as they generally are now – to carry freight from nation to nation for trade. The various...

said
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...

sold
'To sell,' as in Genesis 41:56, means transferring to another as their own, because what is sold becomes the property of the one who buys...

servants
“Servant” literally means “a person who serves another,"" and its meaning is similar in reference to the spiritual meaninngs of the Bible. Our lives in...

handmaids
'A handmaid' signifies the affection of rational and scientific things. 'A handmaid,' as mentioned in Genesis 30:3, signifies the affirming medium of conjoining inner truths...

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 Why Was Joshua a Hero?
Read clues from Deuteronomy and Joshua to discover why Joshua was a hero.
Activity | Ages 9 - 13

 Years Have Their Beginnings
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14


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