Eagle wings, referred to in Daniel 7:3, signify rational principles grounded in man's proprium.
A "house" is essentially a container - for a person, for a family, for several families or even for a large group with shared interests...
The Lord is love itself, expressed in the form of wisdom itself. Love, then, is His essence, His inmost. Wisdom - the loving understanding of...
'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 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...
Like so many common verbs, the meaning of "know" in the Bible is varied and dependent on context. And in some cases – when it...
'Silver,' in the internal sense of the Word, signifies truth, but also falsity. 'Silver' means the truth of faith, or the truth acquired from selfhood,...
'Money' relates to truth.
Calves of the lips (Hos 14:2) are confessions from the affection of truth.
'Samaria,' as in Amos 4:1. 6:1, signifies the spiritual church perverted.
'Wrath,' as in Genesis 49:7, signifies aversion from truth. 'Great wrath,' as in Revelation 12:12, signifies hatred against the new church.
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...
'To reap' signifies executing judgment. 'Reaping' denotes the reception of truth in good.
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...
A congregation is a group of people with common loves, interests, and purposes. It often refers to a church group. In the Word it is...
A burden (Jer. 17:4) signifies that which is from the proprium of man.
The first altar mentioned in the Word was built by Noah after he came out of the ark. On that altar, he sacrificed clean animals...
All laws, even civil and judicial laws, which are in the Word, correspond to the laws of good and truth, which are in heaven.
In Ezekiel 28:7, 'strangers' signify falsities which destroy truths, and 'the terrible of the nations,' evils which destroy good.
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...
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...
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...
'To remember,' as in Genesis 41:9, signifies conjunction. 'Remembering' denotes conjunction because the remembrance of anyone in the other life joins them together, because as...
In the Word three terms are used to mean bad things that are done. These three are transgression, iniquity, and sin, and they are here...
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...
To forget, in the internal sense, signifies nothing else but removal and apparent privation.
wrought (also entwined or entwisted) is predicated of the natural scientific principle, and in Isaiah 45:13, of divine natural truth.
'A palace,' as in Psalm 144:12, represents the understanding in which truths have a beautiful form. They have a beautiful form when they are from...
City of Judah,' as in Isaiah 40:9, signifies the doctrine of love towards the Lord and love towards our neighbor in its whole extent.
Cities of the mountain and cities of the plain (Jer. 33:13) signify doctrines of charity and faith.
'Being sent' everywhere signifies, in an internal sense, going forth, as in John 17:8. In similar manner, it is said of the holy of the...