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Ezekiel 39:9

English: Young's Literal Translation         

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9 And gone out have the inhabitants of cities of Israel, And they have burned and kindled [a fire], With armour, and shield, and buckler, With bow, and with arrows, And with hand-staves, and with javelins, And they have caused a fire to burn with them seven years,

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Hlavní výklad ze Swedenborgových prací:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 162


Další odkazy Swedenborga k tomuto verši:

Arcana Coelestia 2686, 9141, 9228

Apocalypse Revealed 10, 299, 436, 859


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 257, 357

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Word/Phrase Explanations

the inhabitants
'The inhabitants of Teman,' as in Jeremiah 49:20, signifies the evils and falsities opposed to the Lord’s celestial kingdom.

Inhabitants
Inhabitants,' in Isaiah 26:9, signify the men of the church who are in good of doctrine, and thence in the good of life.

cities
Cities of the mountain and cities of the plain (Jer. 33:13) signify doctrines of charity and faith.

Israel
'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...

fire
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...

shield
'A shield' signifies defense which is trusted against evils and falsities. In respect to the Lord, it signifies defense, and in respect to people, confidence...

Bow
A bow signifies falsity of doctrine destroying truth, and spear, the falsity of evil de­stroying good. (Jer. 6:23.)

arrows
'Shafts' or 'arrows' signify truths and spiritual truth.

hand
In Genesis 27:22, 'voice' relates to truth, and 'hand,' to good.

seven
The number 'seven' was considered holy, as is well known, because of the six days of creation, and the seventh, which is the celestial self,...

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"A Peasant Family at Lunch" by Albert Neuhuys

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 is much the same on a symbolic level in the Bible. Food represents the desire for good and the insight that comes from that desire for good – goodness and understanding that come from the Lord. But to put them to use we have to take them in and make them our own – which is spiritual eating.

(Odkazy: Apocalypse Revealed 89; Arcana Coelestia 3168, 3596 [2], 3734, 8410, 8464, 8467)


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