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Acts of the Apostles 20:16

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16 For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would not spend the time in Asia: for he hasted, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost.

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From Swedenborg's Works

Explanations or references:

Arcana Coelestia 195, 9013


References from Swedenborg's drafts, indexes & diaries:

Apocalypse Explained 519, 581, 619

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Bible Word Meanings

Asia
Asia, mentioned in 'Revelation 14', signifies those who from the Word are in the light of truth.

Commentary

 

Speak      

By New Christian Bible Study Staff

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Like "say," the word "speak" refers to thoughts and feelings moving from our more internal spiritual levels to our more external ones – and ultimately from the Lord, who is in a sense the most internal spiritual level of all. This is generally called "influx" and "perception" in the Writings, meaning they are thoughts and feelings that flow in in a complete way from the Lord, rather than being things we have to think about and figure out.

On a number of occasions "speak" and "say" are used together; in these cases "speak" refers more to intellectual instruction in matters of thought and "say" refers more to feelings and affections that flow in directly.

(References: Arcana Coelestia 2271, 2287, 3037, 5797, 7243, 7270, 8041, 8128, 8446, 9312, 10147)


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