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Ezekiel 28:24

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24 And the house of Israel shall have no more a stumblingblock of bitterness, nor a thorn causing pain on every side round about them, of them that are against them: and they shall know that I am the Lord God.

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Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 151


Other references to this verse:

Arcana Coelestia 273, 1201, 9144

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Word/Phrase Explanations

house
A "house" is essentially a container - for a person, for a family, for several families or even for a large group with shared interests...

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...

Pain
'Pain' signifies repugnant things arising from interior falsities, because what is repugnant is painful.

side
'Side' signifies good or spiritual love.

Round about
'Round about' denotes the things most distant from the middle, or from good and truth.

know
Like so many common verbs, the meaning of "know" in the Bible is varied and dependent on context. And in some cases – when it...

lord
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...

Commentary

 

House      

By New Christian Bible Study Staff

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White House at Night by Vincent van Gogh

A "house" is essentially a container - for a person, for a family, for several families or even for a large group with shared interests (think of the term "houses of worship.") In the Bible, a "house" is also a container, but for spiritual things rather than natural things. In various uses a "house" can represent part of the mind, the whole mind, a whole person or even a church, in each case a collective being containing many ideas.

The other nuance to the word "house" is that it is generally used in regards to our affections and desires rather than our thoughts and principles. This makes sense; we tend to engage our toughts and rationality when we are out in the world doing our work, but when we are inside our houses we are driven most by love for our families and the desire to be good to those we love. So "house" tends to represent the things we want, the things we care about - which are ultimately the things that define us anyway.

(References: Arcana Coelestia 710, 1488, 2048, 3128, 3142, 3720, 4982, 5023, 5311, 5353, 6690, 7353, 7448, 7929, 9150, 9154)


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