A bed of ivory (Amos 6:4) are doctrines apparently from rational truths.
'Middle' denotes what is primary, principal, or inmost.
'A multitude of slain' relates to people who perish from falsities, and 'a great number of carcasses,' of people who perish from evils, as in...
A grave, as in Psalm 88:5, signifies hell. ‘To come forth out of the grave,’ as in John 5:29, signifies to come forth out of...
'The uncircumcised,' as in Ezekiel 31:18, signifies people lacking the good of charity.
A 'sword,' in the Word, signifies the truth of faith combating and the vastation of truth. In an opposite sense, it signifies falsity combating and...
'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.
'Lives' is used in the plural, because of the will and understanding, and because these two lives make one.
On a natural level, there are a variety of things that can cause shame. We might be ashamed of physical weakness or ugliness; we might...
To go up and to go down: in the Word, mention is made of going up and going down when speaking of going from one...
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...
"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,"...
A pit,' or 'well which has no water,' as in Jeremiah 2:13, signifies doctrines which have no truths.
'To put' has reference to order, arrangement, application, and influx.