'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...
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...
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...
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.
'Samaria,' as in Amos 4:1. 6:1, signifies the spiritual church perverted.
Jerusalem first comes to or attention in II Samuel, chapter 5 where King David takes it from the Jebusites and makes it his capital. In...
'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...
'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.
In court, a witness is someone who saw a crime being committed, or observed something that could help determine the guilt or innocence of the...
'Sanctuary' signifies the truth of heaven and the church. 'Sanctuary,' as in Ezekiel 24:21, signifies the Word.
'A temple' represents heaven and the church. The sacred place where the ark was, represents the inmost, or third heaven, and the church among people...
'Height' signifies what is inward, and also heaven.
'Hills' signify the good of charity.
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...
'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...
Jacob is told twice that his name will now be Israel. The first time is when he wrestles with an angel on his journey to...
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...
'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...
'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...
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...
'A harlot' signifies the affection of falsities, thus the church corrupted.
Gath, a city of the Philistines, signifies the spiritual principle of the church.
'Unclothed' signifies being deprived of the truths of faith.
'Wickedness' signifies evil, and 'iniquity' signifies falsities.
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"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...
A "house" is essentially a container - for a person, for a family, for several families or even for a large group with shared interests...
Coming (Gen. 41:14) denotes communication by influx.
'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...
'A bald head' signifies the Word deprived of the natural sense, which is the sense of the letter.