'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...
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...
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.
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...
'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...
'Mizraim' signifies the same thing as Egypt.
'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.
Cities of the mountain and cities of the plain (Jer. 33:13) signify doctrines of charity and faith.
To cast the net on the right side,' as in John 21:6, signifies teaching the good of life.
'Hills' signify the good of charity.
'A shrub' signifies the knowledges of truth.
'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...
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,...
'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...