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Ezekiel 27

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1 και-C γιγνομαι-VBI-AMI3S λογος-N2--NSM κυριος-N2--GSM προς-P εγω- P--AS λεγω-V1--PAPNSM

2 υιος-N2--VSM ανθρωπος-N2--GSM λαμβανω-VB--AAD2S επι-P *σορ-N---ASF θρηνος-N2--ASM

3 και-C ειπον-VF2-FAI2S ο- A--DSF *σορ-N---DSF ο- A--DSF καταοικεω-V2--PAPDSF επι-P ο- A--GSF εισοδος-N2--GSF ο- A--GSF θαλασσα-N1S-GSF ο- A--DSN εμποριον-N2N-DSN ο- A--GPM λαος-N2--GPM απο-P νησος-N2--GPF πολυς-A1--GPF οδε- D--APN λεγω-V1--PAI3S κυριος-N2--NSM ο- A--DSF *σορ-N---DSF συ- P--NS ειπον-VAI-AAI2S εγω- P--NS περιτιθημι-VAI-AAI1S εμαυτου- D--DSF καλλος-N3E-ASN εγω- P--GS

4 εν-P καρδια-N1A-DSF θαλασσα-N1S-GSF ο- A--DSM *βεελιμ-N---DSM υιος-N2--NPM συ- P--GS περιτιθημι-VAI-AAI3P συ- P--DS καλλος-N3E-ASN

5 κεδρος-N2--NSF εκ-P *σανιρ-N---GS οικοδομεω-VCI-API3S συ- P--DS ταινια-N1A-NPF σανιδος-N3D-GPF κυπαρισσος-N2--GSF εκ-P ο- A--GSM *λιβανος-N2--GSM λαμβανω-VVI-API3P ο- A--GSN ποιεω-VA--AAN συ- P--DS ιστος-N2--APM ελατινος-A1--APM

6 εκ-P ο- A--GSF *βασανιτις-N3D-GSF ποιεω-VAI-AAI3P ο- A--APF κωπη-N1--APF συ- P--GS ο- A--APN ιερος-A1A-APN συ- P--GS ποιεω-VAI-AAI3P εκ-P ελεφας-N3--GSM οικος-N2--APM αλσωδης-A3H-APM απο-P νησος-N2--GPF ο- A--GPM *χεττιιν-N---GPM

7 βυσσος-N2--NSF μετα-P ποικιλια-N1A-GSF εκ-P *αιγυπτος-N2--GSF γιγνομαι-VBI-AMI3S συ- P--DS στρωμνη-N1--NSF ο- A--GSN περιτιθημι-VE--AAN συ- P--DS δοξα-N1S-ASF και-C περιβαλλω-VF2-FAN συ- P--AS υακινθος-N2--ASF και-C πορφυρα-N1A-ASF εκ-P ο- A--GPF νησος-N2--GPF *ελισαι-N---GS και-C γιγνομαι-VBI-AMI3S περιβολαιον-N2N-NPN συ- P--GS

8 και-C ο- A--NPM αρχων-N3--NPM συ- P--GS ο- A--NPM καταοικεω-V2--PAPNPM *σιδων-N---ASF και-C *αραδιος-N2--NPM γιγνομαι-VBI-AMI3P κωπηλατης-N1M-NPM συ- P--GS ο- A--NPM σοφος-A1--NPM συ- P--GS *σορ-N---VSF ος- --NPM ειμι-V9--IAI3P εν-P συ- P--DS ουτος- D--NPM κυβερνητης-N1M-NPM συ- P--GS

9 ο- A--NPM πρεσβυτερος-A1A-NPMC *βυβλιοι-N---GP και-C ο- A--NPM σοφος-A1--NPM αυτος- D--GPM ειμι-V9--IAI3P εν-P συ- P--DS ουτος- D--NPM ενισχυω-V1--IAI3P ο- A--ASF βουλη-N1--ASF συ- P--GS και-C πας-A3--NPN ο- A--NPN πλοιον-N2N-NPN ο- A--GSF θαλασσα-N1S-GSF και-C ο- A--NPM κωπηλατης-N1M-NPM αυτος- D--GPM γιγνομαι-VBI-AMI3P συ- P--DS επι-P δυσμη-N1--APF δυσμη-N1--GPF

10 *περσης-N1M-NPM και-C *λυδοι-N2--NPM και-C *λιβυες-N3--NPM ειμι-V9--IAI3P εν-P ο- A--DSF δυναμις-N3I-DSF συ- P--GS ανηρ-N3--NPM πολεμιστης-N1--NPM συ- P--GS πελτη-N1--APF και-C περικεφαλαια-N1A-APF κρεμαζω-VAI-AAI3P εν-P συ- P--DS ουτος- D--NPM διδωμι-VAI-AAI3P ο- A--ASF δοξα-N1S-ASF συ- P--GS

11 υιος-N2--NPM *αραδιος-N2--GPM και-C ο- A--NSF δυναμις-N3I-NSF συ- P--GS επι-P ο- A--GPN τειχος-N3E-GPN συ- P--GS φυλαξ-N3K-NPM εν-P ο- A--DPM πυργος-N2--DPM συ- P--GS ειμι-V9--IAI3P ο- A--APF φαρετρα-N1A-APF αυτος- D--GPM κρεμαζω-VAI-AAI3P επι-P ο- A--GPF ορμη-N1--GPF συ- P--GS κυκλος-N2--DSM ουτος- D--NPM τελειοω-VAI-AAI3P συ- P--GS ο- A--ASN καλλος-N3E-ASN

12 *καρχηδονιοι-N---NPM εμπορος-N2--NPM συ- P--GS απο-P πληθος-N3E-GSN πας-A1S-GSF ισχυς-N3U-GSF συ- P--GS αργυριον-N2N-ASN και-C χρυσιον-N2N-ASN και-C σιδηρος-N2--ASM και-C κασσιτερος-N2--ASM και-C μολιβος-N2--ASM διδωμι-VAI-AAI3P ο- A--ASF αγορα-N1A-ASF συ- P--GS

13 ο- A--NSF *ελλας-N3--NSF και-C ο- A--NSF συμπας-A1S-NSF και-C ο- A--NPN παρατεινω-V1--PAPNPN ουτος- D--NPM ενπορευομαι-V1I-IMI3P συ- P--DS εν-P ψυχη-N1--DPF ανθρωπος-N2--GPM και-C σκευος-N3E-APN χαλκους-A1C-APN διδωμι-VAI-AAI3P ο- A--ASF εμπορια-N1A-ASF συ- P--GS

14 εκ-P οικος-N2--GSM *θεργαμα-N---GS ιππος-N2--APM και-C ιππευς-N3V-APM διδωμι-VAI-AAI3P αγορα-N1A-ASF συ- P--GS

15 υιος-N2--NPM *ροδιοι-N2--GPM εμπορος-N2--NPM συ- P--GS απο-P νησος-N2--GPF πληθυνω-VAI-AAI3P ο- A--ASF εμπορια-N1A-ASF συ- P--GS οδους-N3--APM ελεφαντινος-A1--APM και-C ο- A--DPM ειςαγω-V1--PMPDPM αντιδιδωμι-V8I-IAI2S ο- A--APM μισθος-N2--APM συ- P--GS

16 ανθρωπος-N2--APM εμπορια-N1A-ASF συ- P--GS απο-P πληθος-N3E-GSN ο- A--GSM συμμικτος-A1B-GSM συ- P--GS στακτη-N1--ASF και-C ποικιλμα-N3M-APN εκ-P *θαρσις-N---GS και-C *ραμωθ-N---N και-C *χορχορ-N---N διδωμι-VAI-AAI3P ο- A--ASF αγορα-N1A-ASF συ- P--GS

17 *ιουδας-N1T-NSM και-C ο- A--NPM υιος-N2--NPM ο- A--GSM *ισραηλ-N---GSM ουτος- D--NPM εμπορος-N2--NPM συ- P--GS εν-P σιτος-N2--GSM πρασις-N3E-DSF και-C μυρον-N2N-GPN και-C κασια-N1A-GSF και-C πρωτος-A1--ASNS μελι-N3--ASN και-C ελαιον-N2N-ASN και-C ρητινη-N1--ASF διδωμι-VAI-AAI3P εις-P ο- A--ASM συμμικτος-A1B-ASM συ- P--GS

18 *δαμασκος-N2--NS εμπορος-N2--NSM συ- P--GS εκ-P πληθος-N3E-GSN πας-A1S-GSF δυναμις-N3I-GSF συ- P--GS οινος-N2--NSM εκ-P *χελβων-N---G και-C εριον-N2N-APN εκ-P *μιλητος-N2--GS

19 και-C οινος-N2--ASM εις-P ο- A--ASF αγορα-N1A-ASF συ- P--GS διδωμι-VAI-AAI3P εκ-P *ασηλ-N---GS σιδηρος-N2--NSM εργαζομαι-VT--XMPNSM και-C τροχος-N2--NSM εν-P ο- A--DSM συμμικτος-A1B-DSM συ- P--GS ειμι-V9--PAI3S

20 *δαιδαν-N---NS εμπορος-N2--NPM συ- P--GS μετα-P κτηνος-N3E-GPN εκλεκτος-A1--GPN εις-P αρμα-N3M-APN

21 ο- A--NSF *αραβια-N1A-NSF και-C πας-A3--NPM ο- A--NPM αρχων-N3--NPM *κηδαρ-N---GS ουτος- D--NPM εμπορος-N2--NPM συ- P--GS δια-P χειρ-N3--GSF συ- P--GS καμηλος-N2--APM και-C κριος-N2--APM και-C αμνος-N2--APM εν-P ος- --DPM ενπορευομαι-V1--PMI3P συ- P--AS

22 εμπορος-N2--NPM *σαβα-N---GS και-C *ραγμα-N---GS ουτος- D--NPM εμπορος-N2--NPM συ- P--GS μετα-P πρωτος-A1--GPNS ηδυσμα-N3M-GPN και-C λιθος-N2--GPM χρηστος-A1--GPM και-C χρυσιον-N2N-ASN διδωμι-VAI-AAI3P ο- A--ASF αγορα-N1A-ASF συ- P--GS

23 *χαρραν-N---NS και-C *χαννα-N---NS ουτος- D--NPM εμπορος-N2--NPM συ- P--GS *ασσουρ-N---NS και-C *χαρμαν-N---NS εμπορος-N2--NPM συ- P--GS

24 φερω-V1--PAPNPM εμπορια-N1A-ASF υακινθος-N2--ASF και-C θησαυρος-N2--APM εκλεκτος-A1--APM δεω-VM--XMPAPM σχοινιον-N2N-DPN και-C κυπαρισσινος-A1--APN

25 πλοιον-N2N-NPN εν-P αυτος- D--DPM *καρχηδονιοι-N---NPM εμπορος-N2--NPM συ- P--GS εν-P ο- A--DSN πληθος-N3E-DSN εν-P ο- A--DSM συμμικτος-A1B-DSM συ- P--GS και-C ενπιμπλημι-VSI-API2S και-C βαρυνω-VCI-API2S σφοδρα-D εν-P καρδια-N1A-DSF θαλασσα-N1S-GSF

26 εν-P υδωρ-N3T-DSN πολυς-A1--DSN αγω-V1I-IAI3P συ- P--AS ο- A--NPM κωπηλατης-N1M-NPM συ- P--GS ο- A--NSN πνευμα-N3M-NSN ο- A--GSM νοτος-N2--GSM συντριβω-VAI-AAI3S συ- P--AS εν-P καρδια-N1A-DSF θαλασσα-N1S-GSF

27 ειμι-V9--IAI3P δυναμις-N3I-NPF συ- P--GS και-C ο- A--NSM μισθος-N2--NSM συ- P--GS και-C ο- A--GPM συμμικτος-A1B-GPM συ- P--GS και-C ο- A--NPM κωπηλατης-N1M-NPM συ- P--GS και-C ο- A--NPM κυβερνητης-N1M-NPM συ- P--GS και-C ο- A--NPM συμβουλος-N2--NPM συ- P--GS και-C ο- A--NPM συμμικτος-A1B-NPM συ- P--GS εκ-P ο- A--GPM συμμικτος-A1B-GPM συ- P--GS και-C πας-A3--NPM ο- A--NPM ανηρ-N3--NPM ο- A--NPM πολεμιστης-N1--NPM συ- P--GS ο- A--NPM εν-P συ- P--DS και-C πας-A1S-NSF ο- A--NSF συναγωγη-N1--NSF συ- P--GS εν-P μεσος-A1--DSM συ- P--GS πιπτω-VF2-FMI3P εν-P καρδια-N1A-DSF θαλασσα-N1S-GSF εν-P ο- A--DSF ημερα-N1A-DSF ο- A--GSF πτωσις-N3I-GSF συ- P--GS

28 προς-P ο- A--ASF φωνη-N1--ASF ο- A--GSF κραυγη-N1--GSF συ- P--GS ο- A--NPM κυβερνητης-N1M-NPM συ- P--GS φοβος-N2--DSM φοβεω-VC--FPI3P

29 και-C καταβαινω-VF--FMI3P απο-P ο- A--GPN πλοιον-N2N-GPN πας-A3--NPM ο- A--NPM κωπηλατης-N1M-NPM συ- P--GS και-C ο- A--NPM επιβατης-N1M-NPM και-C ο- A--NPM πρωρευς-N3V-NPM ο- A--GSF θαλασσα-N1S-GSF επι-P ο- A--ASF γη-N1--ASF ιστημι-VF--FMI3P

30 και-C αλαλαζω-VF--FAI3P επι-P συ- P--AS ο- A--DSF φωνη-N1--DSF αυτος- D--GPM και-C κραζω-VFX-FMI3P πικρος-A1A-ASM και-C επιτιθημι-VF--FAI3P επι-P ο- A--ASF κεφαλη-N1--ASF αυτος- D--GPM γη-N1--ASF και-C σποδος-N2--ASF υποστρωννυω-VF--FMI3P

32 και-C λαμβανω-VF--FMI3P ο- A--NPM υιος-N2--NPM αυτος- D--GPM επι-P συ- P--AS θρηνος-N2--ASM και-C θρηνημα-N3M-ASN συ- P--DS

33 ποσος-A1--ASM τις- I--ASM ευρισκω-VB--AAI2S μισθος-N2--ASM απο-P ο- A--GSF θαλασσα-N1S-GSF ενπιμπλημι-VAI-AAI2S εθνος-N3E-APN απο-P ο- A--GSN πληθος-N3E-GSN συ- P--GS και-C απο-P ο- A--GSM συμμικτος-A1B-GSM συ- P--GS πλουτιζω-VAI-AAI2S πας-A3--APM βασιλευς-N3V-APM ο- A--GSF γη-N1--GSF

34 νυν-D συντριβω-VDI-API2S εν-P θαλασσα-N1S-DSF εν-P βαθυς-A3U-DSM υδωρ-N3T-GSN ο- A--NSM συμμικτος-A1B-NSM συ- P--GS και-C πας-A1S-NSF ο- A--NSF συναγωγη-N1--NSF συ- P--GS εν-P μεσος-A1--DSM συ- P--GS πιπτω-VBI-AAI3P πας-A3--NPM ο- A--NPM κωπηλατης-N1M-NPM συ- P--GS

35 πας-A3--NPM ο- A--NPM καταοικεω-V2--PAPNPM ο- A--APF νησος-N2--APF στυγναζω-VAI-AAI3P επι-P συ- P--AS και-C ο- A--NPM βασιλευς-N3V-NPM αυτος- D--GPM εκστασις-N3I-DSF εκιστημι-VHI-AAI3P και-C δακρυω-VAI-AAI3S ο- A--ASN προσωπον-N2N-ASN αυτος- D--GPM

36 εμπορος-N2--NPM απο-P εθνος-N3E-GPN συριζω-VAI-AAI3P συ- P--AS απωλεια-N1A-NSF γιγνομαι-VBI-AMI2S και-C ουκετι-D ειμι-VF--FMI2S εις-P ο- A--ASM αιων-N3W-ASM

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2967. 'Current with the merchant' means in conformity with their state. This becomes clear from the meaning of 'a merchant', and, from this, of 'current with the merchant'. In the Word 'a merchant' means people who possess cognitions of good and truth, while 'merchandise' means those cognitions themselves. Consequently 'silver current with the merchant' means truth to the extent that it can be received, or what amounts to the same, in conformity with each individual's state and ability. For the embodiment of some arcanum within this added phrase may be seen by anyone. The specific meaning of 'a merchant' and of 'merchandise' is dealt with below, but the general meaning of the whole phrase is this: Everyone who is being reformed and regenerated has charity and faith conferred on him from the Lord; but each individual receives these according to his ability and his state. For the evils and falsities which a person absorbs from earliest childhood make it impossible for one individual to receive what is given in the same way as any other receives it. Those evils and falsities must first undergo vastation before a person can be regenerated. The amount of celestial and spiritual life left following vastation determines how far what is then left can be enlightened with truth and enriched with good.

[2] It is the remnants, that is, the goods and truths from the Lord stored away in a person, that receive life at that time. The goods and truths acquired in the period from early childhood to when reformation takes place are with one person more, with another less. They are preserved in his internal man, and cannot be brought out until his external man has been brought into a state of correspondence with the internal, which is effected chiefly by means of temptations, and by many kinds of vastation. Indeed until bodily desires which are contrary to goods and truths - as is the nature of desires which constitute self-love and love of the world - become dormant, celestial and spiritual desires that belong to the affection for good and truth cannot enter in. This is the reason why each individual is reformed in conformity with his state and ability. This is also the Lord's teaching in the parable about a man who went away on a journey,

He called his servants and delivered to them his riches. To the first he gave five talents, to the second two, and to the third one, to each according to his own ability. He who received the five talents traded with them and earned five talents more. So too he who received the two earned two more. Matthew 25:14-17, and following verses.

The same teaching also occurs in the parable about the ten servants to whom he gave ten pounds to trade with, Luke 19:12-13, and following verses.

[3] As regards 'a merchant' meaning those who possess cognitions of good and truth and 'merchandise' meaning those cognitions themselves, this is clear from the places which have just been quoted from Matthew and Luke, and also from the following: In Ezekiel,

Say to Tyre, one that dwells upon the entrances of the sea, she that is the trader of the peoples to many islands: Tarshish was your merchant because of the abundance of all riches; silver, iron, tin, and lead they exchanged for your wares. Javan, Tubal, and Meshech, they were your traders in the souls of men - and they gave vessels of bronze for your commerce. The sons of Dedan were your traders, many islands were the merchandise of your hand. Syria was your merchant in the multitude of your handyworks; Judah and the land of Israel, they were your traders. Wheat of minnith and pannag, and honey, and oil, and balm, they exchanged for your commerce. Damascus was your merchant in the multitude of your handyworks because of the multitude of all riches - in the wine of Helbon and the wool of Zahar. And Dan and Javan exchanged yarn for your wares. Dedan was your trader in chariot-cloaks. 1 The Arab and all the princes of Kedar were the merchants of your hand in lambs, in rams and goats; in these they were your merchants. The traders of Sheba and Raamah, they were your traders in the best of every spice. Haran, and Canneh, and Eden, the traders of Shebah; Asshur, Chilmad, was your trader. These were your traders in choice wares. Ezekiel 27:3, 12-13, 15-24.

These verses refer to Tyre, by which - as may be seen in 1201 and as is evident from all the specific details contained in these verses - cognitions of truth are meant. The tracings and merchandise, and also the wares, mentioned there have no other meaning, for which reason Tyre is described as 'one that dwells upon the entrances of the sea' - 'waters' meaning cognitions and 'the sea' a gathering together of these, 28. Tyre is also called 'the trader of the peoples to many islands', that is, extending even to those whose worship is more remote - 'islands' meaning more remote forms of worship, see 1158. What Tarshish means is explained in 1156, while 'silver, iron, tin, and lead' from there means truths in their own order even to the last, which are sensory truths - what 'silver' means being explained in 1551, 2048, 'iron' in 425, 426.

What 'Javan, Tubal and Meshech' means is explained in 1151-1153, 1155, while 'the souls of men' and 'vessels of bronze' from those places mean things that have to do with natural life - 'soul' meaning all life that comes from the Lord, 1000, 1040, 1436, 1742; 'vessels of bronze' the natural goods which receive that life, 425, 1551. What 'Dedan' means is explained in 1172, 'Syria' in 1232, 1234. 'Judah and the land of Israel were your traders in wheat of minnith and pannag, honey, oil, and balm' means celestial and spiritual things from the Word. The rest of the nations and their merchandise that are mentioned mean different genera and species of truth and good, and so the cognitions that exist with those meant by 'Tyre'.

(Odkazy: Arcana Coelestia 425-426)


[4] On such cognitions wisdom and understanding rest, as is quite clear in the same prophet where the following is stated,

Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, By your wisdom and by your intelligence you have gained riches for yourself and gained gold and silver in your treasuries. By the vastness of your wisdom, by your trading, you have increased your riches, and your heart is lifted up on account of your riches; therefore, behold, I am bringing strangers - the terrible of the nations - upon you. Ezekiel 28:2, 4-7.

Here it is quite evident that the commodities with which they traded mean cognitions of good and truth since there is no other source from which wisdom and intelligence may be derived. Hence the statement, 'By your wisdom and by your intelligence you have gained riches for yourself and gained gold and silver in your treasuries'. But when cognitions are sought for the selfish purpose of becoming pre-eminent, and of gaining either reputation or riches, they have no life, and those people who possess them are deprived of such altogether. In this life they are deprived of them by embracing falsities instead of truths and evils instead of goods, and in the next life too they are deprived altogether of those things that are true. This is why it is said, 'Because your heart is lifted up on account of your riches, therefore I am bringing strangers (meaning falsities) - the terrible of nations (meaning evils) - upon you'. And elsewhere in the same prophet,

Tyre is like [a city] destroyed in the midst of the sea. When your wares came out of the seas you satisfied many peoples; with the multitude of your riches and of your commerce you enriched the kings of the earth. Now you are broken by the seas, in the depths of the waters; your commerce and all your company have sunk in the midst of you. The merchants among the peoples hiss at you. 2 Ezekiel 27:32-34, 36.

And in Isaiah,

The prophecy concerning Tyre. The inhabitants of the island are silent, O merchant of Sidon passing over the sea; they have replenished you. On the great waters the seed of Shihor, the harvest of the river, was her revenue and was the merchandise of nations. Who has purposed this against Tyre crowning itself, whose merchants were princes? Isaiah 23:2-3, 8.

This refers to the vastation of Tyre.

(Odkazy: Isaiah 23:1-3)


[5] Merchandise and wares are in a similar way spoken of in reference to Babylon, these being adulterated cognitions of good, and falsified cognitions of truth. In John,

Babylon has given all nations drink from the wine of the fury of her whoredom, and the kings of the earth have committed whoredom with her; and the merchants of the earth, have grown rich from the abundance of her luxuries. The merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, since no one buys their wares any more, wares of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, etc. The merchants in these things who were made rich by her will stand far off for the fear of her torment, weeping and mourning. Revelation 18:3, 11-12, 15.

'Babylon' means worship, the external features of which seem holy but the interior features are unholy, see 1182, 1283, 1295, 1304, 1306, 1326. From this it is evident what its merchandise and wares mean.

[6] That 'a merchant' means one who acquires to himself cognitions of truth and good, and from these intelligence and wisdom, is clear from the Lord's words in Matthew,

The kingdom of heaven is like a trader seeking fine pearls, who, having found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it. Matthew 13:45-46.

'A fine pearl' is charity or the good of faith.

(Odkazy: Revelation 18:11)


[7] That all cognitions of good and truth come from the Lord is taught in Isaiah,

Thus said Jehovah, The labour of Egypt and the merchandise of Cush and of the Sabaeans, men of stature, will come over to you and will be yours. They will follow after you, they will come over in chains and bow down to you. To you they will make the supplication, God is with you only, and there is no other besides God. Isaiah 45:14.

This refers to the Lord's Divine Human.

[8] From all these places one may now see what is meant by acting as a merchant, or buying and selling, namely acquiring cognitions of good and truth for oneself, and by means of these cognitions acquiring good itself. This good is acquired from the Lord alone, as is clear in the same prophet,

Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters, and he who has no money, come, buy, and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Isaiah 55:1-2.

Here 'buying' stands for acquiring for oneself, 'wine' stands for spiritual truth, 1071, 1798, 'milk' for spiritual good, 2184. Anyone may see that here 'coming to the waters' does not mean coming to the waters, nor that 'buying' means buying, nor 'money' money, nor 'wine and milk' wine and milk, but that each of these means something corresponding to it in the internal sense. For this is the Divine Word, in which all the expressions used - though fashioned out of things perceptible in the natural world and out of man's sensory impressions - have Divine spiritual and celestial things corresponding to them. In this and no other way is the Word Divinely inspired.

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Footnotes:

1. literally, garments of liberty for the chariot - possibly garments with loose sleeves

2. literally, gnash their teeth over you

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