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Ezekiel 43

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1 και-C αγω-VBI-AAI3S εγω- P--AS επι-P ο- A--ASF πυλη-N1--ASF ο- A--ASF βλεπω-V1--PAPASF κατα-P ανατολη-N1--APF και-C εκαγω-VBI-AAI3S εγω- P--AS

2 και-C ιδου-I δοξα-N1S-NSF θεος-N2--GSM *ισραηλ-N---GSM αρχω-V1I-IMI3S κατα-P ο- A--ASF οδος-N2--ASF ο- A--GSF πυλη-N1--GSF ο- A--GSF βλεπω-V1--PAPGSF προς-P ανατολη-N1--APF και-C φωνη-N1--NSF ο- A--GSF παρεμβολη-N1--GSF ως-C φωνη-N1--NSF διπλασιαζω-V1--PAPGPN πολυς-A1--GPN και-C ο- A--NSF γη-N1--NSF εκλαμπω-V1I-IAI3S ως-C φεγγος-N3E-NSN απο-P ο- A--GSF δοξα-N1S-GSF κυκλοθεν-D

3 και-C ο- A--NSF ορασις-N3I-NSF ος- --ASF οραω-VBI-AAI1S κατα-P ο- A--ASF ορασις-N3I-ASF ος- --ASF οραω-VBI-AAI1S οτε-D ειςπορευομαι-V1I-IMI1S ο- A--GSN χριω-VA--AAN ο- A--ASF πολις-N3I-ASF και-C ο- A--NSF ορασις-N3I-NSF ο- A--GSN αρμα-N3M-GSN ος- --GSN οραω-VBI-AAI1S κατα-P ο- A--ASF ορασις-N3I-ASF ος- --ASF οραω-VBI-AAI1S επι-P ο- A--GSM ποταμος-N2--GSM ο- A--GSM *χοβαρ-N---GS και-C πιπτω-V1--PAI1S επι-P προσωπον-N2N-ASN εγω- P--GS

4 και-C δοξα-N1S-NSF κυριος-N2--GSM ειςερχομαι-VBI-AAI3S εις-P ο- A--ASM οικος-N2--ASM κατα-P ο- A--ASF οδος-N2--ASF ο- A--GSF πυλη-N1--GSF ο- A--GSF βλεπω-V1--PAPGSF κατα-P ανατολη-N1--APF

5 και-C αναλαμβανω-VBI-AAI3S εγω- P--AS πνευμα-N3M-NSN και-C ειςαγω-VBI-AAI3S εγω- P--AS εις-P ο- A--ASF αυλη-N1--ASF ο- A--ASF εσωτερος-A1A-ASF και-C ιδου-I πληρης-A3H-NSM δοξα-N1S-GSF κυριος-N2--GSM ο- A--NSM οικος-N2--NSM

6 και-C ιστημι-VHI-AAI1S και-C ιδου-I φωνη-N1--NSF εκ-P ο- A--GSM οικος-N2--GSM λαλεω-V2--PAPGSM προς-P εγω- P--AS και-C ο- A--NSM ανηρ-N3--NSM ιστημι-VXI-YAI3S εχω-V1--PMPNSM εγω- P--GS

7 και-C ειπον-VBI-AAI3S προς-P εγω- P--AS οραω-VX--XAI2S υιος-N2--VSM ανθρωπος-N2--GSM ο- A--ASM τοπος-N2--ASM ο- A--GSM θρονος-N2--GSM εγω- P--GS και-C ο- A--ASM τοπος-N2--ASM ο- A--GSN ιχνος-N3E-GSN ο- A--GPM πους-N3D-GPM εγω- P--GS εν-P ος- --DPM κατασκηνοω-VF--FAI3S ο- A--NSN ονομα-N3M-NSN εγω- P--GS εν-P μεσος-A1--DSM οικος-N2--GSM *ισραηλ-N---GSM ο- A--ASM αιων-N3W-ASM και-C ου-D βεβηλοω-VF--FAI3P ουκετι-D οικος-N2--NSM *ισραηλ-N---GSM ο- A--ASN ονομα-N3M-ASN ο- A--ASN αγιος-A1A-ASN εγω- P--GS αυτος- D--NPM και-C ο- A--NPM ηγεομαι-V2--PMPNPM αυτος- D--GPM εν-P ο- A--DSF πορνεια-N1A-DSF αυτος- D--GPM και-C εν-P ο- A--DPM φονος-N2--DPM ο- A--GPM ηγεομαι-V2--PMPGPM εν-P μεσος-A1--DSM αυτος- D--GPM

8 εν-P ο- A--DSN τιθημι-V7--PAN αυτος- D--APM ο- A--ASN προθυρον-N2N-ASN εγω- P--GS εν-P ο- A--DPN προθυρον-N2N-DPN αυτος- D--GPM και-C ο- A--APF φλια-N1A-APF εγω- P--GS εχω-V1--PMPAPF ο- A--GPF φλια-N1A-GPF αυτος- D--GPM και-C διδωμι-VAI-AAI3P ο- A--ASM τοιχος-N2--ASM εγω- P--GS ως-C συνεχω-V1--PMPASM εγω- P--GS και-C αυτος- D--GPM και-C βεβηλοω-VAI-AAI3P ο- A--ASN ονομα-N3M-ASN ο- A--ASN αγιος-A1A-ASN εγω- P--GS εν-P ο- A--DPF ανομια-N1A-DPF αυτος- D--GPM ος- --DPF ποιεω-V2I-IAI3P και-C εκτριβω-VAI-AAI1S αυτος- D--APM εν-P θυμος-N2--DSM εγω- P--GS και-C εν-P φονος-N2--DSM

9 και-C νυν-D αποωθεω-VA--AMD3P ο- A--ASF πορνεια-N1A-ASF αυτος- D--GPM και-C ο- A--APM φονος-N2--APM ο- A--GPM ηγεομαι-V2--PMPGPM αυτος- D--GPM απο-P εγω- P--GS και-C κατασκηνοω-VF--FAI1S εν-P μεσος-A1--DSM αυτος- D--GPM ο- A--ASM αιων-N3W-ASM

10 και-C συ- P--NS υιος-N2--VSM ανθρωπος-N2--GSM δεικνυω-VA--AAD2S ο- A--DSM οικος-N2--DSM *ισραηλ-N---GSM ο- A--ASM οικος-N2--ASM και-C κοπαζω-VF--FAI3P απο-P ο- A--GPF αμαρτια-N1A-GPF αυτος- D--GPM και-C ο- A--ASF ορασις-N3I-ASF αυτος- D--GSM και-C ο- A--ASF διαταξις-N3I-ASF αυτος- D--GSM

11 και-C αυτος- D--NPM λαμβανω-VF--FMI3P ο- A--ASF κολασις-N3I-ASF αυτος- D--GPM περι-P πας-A3--GPM ος- --GPM ποιεω-VAI-AAI3P και-C διαγραφω-VF--FAI2S ο- A--ASM οικος-N2--ASM και-C ο- A--APF εξοδος-N2--APF αυτος- D--GSM και-C ο- A--ASF υποστασις-N3I-ASF αυτος- D--GSM και-C πας-A3--APN ο- A--APN προσταγμα-N3M-APN αυτος- D--GSM και-C πας-A3--APN ο- A--APN νομιμος-A1--APN αυτος- D--GSM γνωριζω-VF2-FAI2S αυτος- D--DPM και-C διαγραφω-VF--FAI2S εναντιον-P αυτος- D--GPM και-C φυλασσω-VF--FMI3P πας-A3--APN ο- A--APN δικαιωμα-N3M-APN εγω- P--GS και-C πας-A3--APN ο- A--APN προσταγμα-N3M-APN εγω- P--GS και-C ποιεω-VF--FAI3P αυτος- D--APN

12 και-C ο- A--ASF διαγραφη-N1--ASF ο- A--GSM οικος-N2--GSM επι-P ο- A--GSF κορυφη-N1--GSF ο- A--GSN ορος-N3E-GSN πας-A3--APN ο- A--APN οριον-N2N-APN αυτος- D--GSM κυκλοθεν-D αγιος-A1A-APN αγιος-A1A-GPN

13 και-C ουτος- D--NPN ο- A--NPN μετρον-N2N-NPN ο- A--GSN θυσιαστηριον-N2N-GSN εν-P πηχυς-N3U-DSM ο- A--GSM πηχυς-N3U-GSM και-C παλαιστη-N1--GSF κολπωμα-N3M-NSN βαθος-N3E-NSN επι-P πηχυς-N3U-ASM και-C πηχυς-N3U-NSM ο- A--NSN ευρος-N3E-NSN και-C γεισος-N3E-NSN επι-P ο- A--ASN χειλος-N3E-ASN αυτος- D--GSM κυκλοθεν-D σπιθαμη-N1--GSF και-C ουτος- D--NSN ο- A--NSN υψος-N3E-NSN ο- A--GSN θυσιαστηριον-N2N-GSN

14 εκ-P βαθος-N3E-GSN ο- A--GSF αρχη-N1--GSF ο- A--GSN κοιλωμα-N3M-GSN αυτος- D--GSM προς-P ο- A--ASN ιλαστηριον-N2N-ASN ο- A--ASN μεγας-A1P-ASN ο- A--ASN υποκατωθεν-D πηχυς-N3V-DPM δυο-M και-C ο- A--ASN ευρος-N3E-ASN πηχυς-N3U-GSM και-C απο-P ο- A--GSN ιλαστηριον-N2N-GSN ο- A--GSN μικρος-A1A-GSN επι-P ο- A--ASN ιλαστηριον-N2N-ASN ο- A--ASN μεγας-A1P-ASN πηχυς-N3U-NPM τεσσαρες-A3--NPM και-C ευρος-N3E-NSN πηχυς-N3U-NSN

15 και-C ο- A--ASN αριηλ-N---ASN πηχυς-N3V-DPM τεσσαρες-A3--GPM και-C απο-P ο- A--GSN αριηλ-N---GSN και-C υπερανω-D ο- A--GPN κερας-N3T-GPN πηχυς-N3U-NSM

16 και-C ο- A--ASN αριηλ-N---ASN πηχυς-N3V-DPM δωδεκα-M μηκος-N3E-GSN επι-P πηχυς-N3U-APM δωδεκα-M πλατος-N3E-GSN τετραγωνος-A1B-ASM επι-P ο- A--APN τεσσαρες-A3--APN μερος-N3E-APN αυτος- D--GSM

17 και-C ο- A--ASN ιλαστηριον-N2N-ASN πηχυς-N3V-DPM δεκα-M τεσσαρες-A3--GPM ο- A--ASN μηκος-N3E-ASN επι-P πηχυς-N3U-APM δεκα-M τεσσαρες-A3--APM ο- A--ASN ευρος-N3E-ASN επι-P τεσσαρες-A3--ASM μερος-N3E-APN αυτος- D--GSM και-C ο- A--ASN γεισος-N3E-ASN αυτος- D--DSM κυκλοθεν-D κυκλοω-V4--PMPASN αυτος- D--DSM ημισυς-A3U-ASN πηχυς-N3U-GSM και-C ο- A--ASN κυκλωμα-N3M-ASN αυτος- D--GSM πηχυς-N3U-NSM κυκλοθεν-D και-C ο- A--NPM κλιμακτηρ-N3H-NPM αυτος- D--GSM βλεπω-V1--PAPNPM κατα-P ανατολη-N1--APF

18 και-C ειπον-VBI-AAI3S προς-P εγω- P--AS υιος-N2--VSM ανθρωπος-N2--GSM οδε- D--APN λεγω-V1--PAI3S κυριος-N2--NSM ο- A--NSM θεος-N2--NSM *ισραηλ-N---GSM ουτος- D--NPN ο- A--NPN προσταγμα-N3M-NPN ο- A--GSN θυσιαστηριον-N2N-GSN εν-P ημερα-N1A-DSF ποιησις-N3I-GSF αυτος- D--GSM ο- A--GSN αναφερω-V1--PAN επι-P αυτος- D--GSM ολοκαυτωμα-N3M-APN και-C προςχεω-V1--PAN προς-P αυτος- D--ASN αιμα-N3M-ASN

19 και-C διδωμι-VF--FAI2S ο- A--DPM ιερευς-N3V-DPM ο- A--DPM *λευιτης-N1M-DPM ο- A--DPM εκ-P ο- A--GSN σπερμα-N3M-GSN *σαδδουκ-N---GSM ο- A--DPM εγγιζω-V1--PAPDPM προς-P εγω- P--AS λεγω-V1--PAI3S κυριος-N2--NSM ο- A--NSM θεος-N2--NSM ο- A--GSN λειτουργεω-V2--PAN εγω- P--DS μοσχος-N2--ASM εκ-P βους-N3--GPM περι-P αμαρτια-N1A-GSF

20 και-C λαμβανω-VF--FMI3P εκ-P ο- A--GSN αιμα-N3M-GSN αυτος- D--GSM και-C επιτιθημι-VF--FAI3P επι-P ο- A--APN τεσσαρες-A3--APN κερας-N3T-APN ο- A--GSN θυσιαστηριον-N2N-GSN και-C επι-P ο- A--APF τεσσαρες-A3--APF γωνια-N1A-APF ο- A--GSN ιλαστηριον-N2N-GSN και-C επι-P ο- A--ASF βασις-N3I-ASF κυκλος-N2--DSM και-C εκιλασκομαι-VF--FMI3P αυτος- D--ASN

21 και-C λαμβανω-VF--FMI3P ο- A--ASM μοσχος-N2--ASM ο- A--ASM περι-P αμαρτια-N1A-GSF και-C κατακαιω-VC--FPI3S εν-P ο- A--DSM αποχωριζω-VT--XMPDSM ο- A--GSM οικος-N2--GSM εξωθεν-D ο- A--GPM αγιος-A1A-GPM

22 και-C ο- A--DSF ημερα-N1A-DSF ο- A--DSF δευτερος-A1A-DSF λαμβανω-VF--FMI3P εριφος-N2--APM δυο-M αιξ-N3G-GPM αμωμος-A1B-APM υπερ-P αμαρτια-N1A-APF και-C εκιλασκομαι-VF--FMI3P ο- A--ASN θυσιαστηριον-N2N-ASN καθοτι-D εκιλασκομαι-VAI-AMI3P εν-P ο- A--DSM μοσχος-N2--DSM

23 και-C μετα-P ο- A--ASN συντελεω-VA--AAN συ- P--AS ο- A--ASM εξιλασμος-N2--ASM προςφερω-VF--FAI3P μοσχος-N2--ASM εκ-P βους-N3--GPM αμωμος-A1B-ASM και-C κριος-N2--ASM εκ-P προβατον-N2N-GPN αμωμος-A1B-ASM

24 και-C προςφερω-VF--FAI2P εναντιον-P κυριος-N2--GSM και-C επιριπτω-VF--FAI3P ο- A--NPM ιερευς-N3V-NPM επι-P αυτος- D--APN αλς-N3--ASM και-C αναφερω-VF--FAI3P αυτος- D--APN ολοκαυτωμα-N3M-APN ο- A--DSM κυριος-N2--DSM

25 επτα-M ημερα-N1A-APF ποιεω-VF--FAI2S εριφος-N2--ASM υπερ-P αμαρτια-N1A-APF κατα-P ημερα-N1A-ASF και-C μοσχος-N2--ASM εκ-P βους-N3--GPM και-C κριος-N2--ASM εκ-P προβατον-N2N-GPN αμωμος-A1B-APN ποιεω-VF--FAI3P

26 επτα-M ημερα-N1A-APF και-C εκιλασκομαι-VF--FMI3P ο- A--ASN θυσιαστηριον-N2N-ASN και-C καθαριζω-VF2-FAI3P αυτος- D--ASN και-C πιμπλημι-VF--FAI3P χειρ-N3--APF αυτος- D--GPM

27 και-C ειμι-VF--FMI3S απο-P ο- A--GSF ημερα-N1A-GSF ο- A--GSF ογδοος-A1--GSF και-C επεκεινα-D ποιεω-VF--FAI3P ο- A--NPM ιερευς-N3V-NPM επι-P ο- A--ASN θυσιαστηριον-N2N-ASN ο- A--APN ολοκαυτωμα-N3M-APN συ- P--GP και-C ο- A--APN ο- A--GSN σωτηριον-N2N-GSN συ- P--GP και-C προςδεχομαι-VF--FMI1S συ- P--AP λεγω-V1--PAI3S κυριος-N2--NSM

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Apocalypse Revealed 486, 861, 945

Conjugial Love 26

Divine Providence 134

The Lord 52

Heaven and Hell 171

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 166


Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 101, 1250, 2830, 2851, 3708, 3858, 4482, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 36, 50, 191, 487, 614, 904

The Lord 28, 39

Heaven and Hell 197

True Christian Religion 93, 157


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 71, 179, 208, 220, 253, 417, 422, ...

Marriage 93

Scriptural Confirmations 4, 53

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:


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2 Kings 16:4, 14

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'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.

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Apocalypse Revealed #36

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36. I became in the spirit on the Lord's day. (1:10) This symbolizes a spiritual state then owing to Divine influx.

"I became in the spirit" means, symbolically, a spiritual state, the state in which John was while he was experiencing the visions, and which we will take up in the following exposition. "On the Lord's day" symbolizes influx from the Lord then, for that day brings the Lord's presence, as it is a holy day.

Concerning the prophets we read that they were in the spirit or in vision, and that the Word came to them from Jehovah.

When they were in the spirit or in vision, they were not in the body, but in their spirit, a state in which they saw phenomena such as are found in heaven. But when the Word came to them, they were then in the body and heard Jehovah speaking.

These two states of the prophets must be properly distinguished. In the state of vision the eyes of their spirit were open and the eyes of their body closed; and they heard then what angels said, and what Jehovah said through angels, and also saw representations produced for them in heaven. Moreover, they sometimes seemed to themselves to be taken then from place to place, their body remaining where it was.

(References: Revelation 4, Revelation 5, 6, Revelation 7:17, Revelation 8:1, Revelation 9, Revelation 10, 11, Revelation 12, 13, Revelation 15, Revelation 16, 17, Revelation 18, Revelation 19)


[2] This was the state in which John was when he wrote the book of Revelation, and the state sometimes experienced by Ezekiel, Zechariah, and Daniel. They also said that they were then in vision or in the spirit. For Ezekiel says,

The Spirit lifted me up... and brought me back into Chaldea, to those in captivity, in a vision (of God), in the spirit of God. (Thus) went up from me the vision that I had seen. (Ezekiel 11:1, 24)

He also says that the Spirit lifted him up, and he heard behind him an earthquake, and more (Ezekiel 3:12, 24). So, too, that the Spirit lifted him up between earth and heaven, that it brought him in visions of God to Jerusalem, and that he saw abominations (Ezekiel 8:3f.). He was likewise in a vision of God or in the spirit when he saw the four living creatures, which were cherubim (Ezekiel 1; 10), as also when he saw a new earth and a new temple, and an angel measuring them (Ezekiel 40; 41; 42; 43; 44; 45; 46; 47; 48). That he was then in the visions of God, he himself says (Ezekiel 40:2), and that the spirit lifted him up (Ezekiel 43:5).

(References: Ezekiel 3:14, 41:1, 42:1, 43:1, 44:1, 45:1, 46:1, 47:1)


[3] The same was the case with Zechariah, who had an angel with him at the time, when he saw a man riding a horse among the myrtle trees (Zechariah 1:8ff.); when he saw the four horns, and then a man with a measuring line in his hand (Zechariah 1:18; 2:1ff.); when he saw Joshua the high priest (Zechariah 3:1ff.); when he saw the lampstand and two olive trees (Zechariah 4:1ff.); when he saw the flying scroll and the ephah (Zechariah 5:1, 6); when he saw the four chariots coming from between two mountains, and the horses (Zechariah 6:1ff.).

Daniel was in a like state when he saw the four beasts coming up from the sea (Daniel 7:1ff.), and when he saw the combat between the ram and the male goat (Daniel 8:1ff.). He himself says that he saw these things in visions (Daniel 7:1-2, 7, 13; 8:2; 10:1, 7-8), and that the angel Gabriel appeared to him in a vision (Daniel 9:21).

(References: Zechariah 2:5)


[4] The same was the case with John, as when he saw the Son of Man in the midst of the seven lampstands (Revelation 1), and finally, the new heaven and the new earth, and then the New Jerusalem coming down out of heaven (Revelation 21, 22. John himself says that he saw these things in the spirit and in vision (1:10; 4:2; 9:17; 21:10). This, too, is meant by the statement, "I saw," everywhere it occurs in this book.

(References: Revelation 1:1, Revelation 4:1, 5:1, Revelation 6:1, 7:1, Revelation 8:1, Revelation 9:1, Revelation 10:1, Revelation 11:1, 12:1, Revelation 13:1, Revelation 15:1, 16:1, Revelation 17:1, Revelation 18:1, Revelation 19:1, 21:1, 22:1)


[5] It is clearly apparent from this that to be in the spirit is to be in a state of vision, which is brought about by an opening of the sight of a person's spirit; and when this is opened, phenomena found in the spiritual world are as clearly visible as those in the natural world are to the sight of the body.

The reality of this is something I can attest to from many years' experience.

The disciples were in this state when they saw the Lord after His resurrection, which is why are told that their eyes were opened (Luke 24:30-31).

Abraham was in a like state when he saw the three angels and spoke with them. 1

So, too, Hagar, Gideon, Joshua and others, when they saw angels of Jehovah. Likewise when Elisha's lad saw the mountain full of fiery chariots and horses all around Elisha, for Elisha prayed and said,

"Jehovah, open, I pray, his eyes that he may see." And Jehovah opened the eyes of the lad, and he saw. (2 Kings 6:17)

As regards the Word, however, it was not revealed in a state of the spirit or of vision, but the Lord dictated it to the prophets in an audible voice. Consequently we are nowhere told that the prophets spoke it from the Holy Spirit, but from Jehovah. See The Doctrine of the New Jerusalem Regarding the Lord, no. 53.

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1Genesis 18

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(References: Ezekiel 3:14; Teachings about the Lord 53)

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Revelation 22

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1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:

4 And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.

5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

6 And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.

7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.

8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.

9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.

10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.

11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

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   Study the Inner Meaning
From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

Arcana Coelestia 9481

Apocalypse Revealed 36, 348, 473, 626, 932, 933, 934, ...

A Brief Exposition of New Church Doctrine 71

Divine Providence 263

The Lord 61


Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 109, 411, 885, 1530, 2336, 2702, 2851, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 0, 1, 13, 43, 50, 151, 173, ...

A Brief Exposition of New Church Doctrine 98, 101

Conjugial Love 81, 135

Divine Providence 128, 134, 264

The Lord 36, 51

Sacred Scripture 2, 13, 87, 98

Life 2, 105

Heaven and Hell 471

The Last Judgment 41

True Christian Religion 19, 48, 59, 102, 190, 252, 261, ...


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 62, 71, 72, 98, 109, 110, 148, ...

On the Athanasian Creed 112

Canons of the New Church 5

Coronis (An Appendix to True Christian Religion) 5, 7

Divine Wisdom 8

An Invitation to the New Church 1

Marriage 19, 48, 59, 102

Scriptural Confirmations 2, 4, 5, 11, 32

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:



Hop to Similar Bible Verses

Numbers 24:17, 27:16

Deuteronomy 4:2

Judges 1:7

Job 34:11

Psalms 17:15, 36:10, 46:5, 6

Proverbs 30:6

Isaiah 33:17, 40:10, 60:1, 62:11

Jeremiah 3:17

Ezekiel 33:20, 47:1, 7, 12, 48:35

Daniel 7:18, 10:21

Zechariah 14:8, 11

Word/Phrase Explanations

River of water of life
The river of water of life,' as in Revelation 22:1, signifies the divine truths in abundance now revealed by the Lord in the Apocalypse.

Water of life
'Water of life' signifies divine truths from the Lord through the Word.

life
In John 14:6, 'the way is doctrine,' 'the truth' is every thing pertaining to doctrine, and 'the life' is the essential good which is the...

side
'Side' signifies good or spiritual love.

Tree of life
'The tree of life,' as in Revelation 2:7, signifies the essential celestial, and in the highest sense, the Lord Himself, because everything celestial is from...

twelve
'Twelve' and 'twenty-four' signify everything, and refer to truths.

leaves
'Leaves' signify truths according to the different kinds of tree. 'The leaves of the olive tree and vine' signify rational truths from celestial and spiritual...

Healing
'Healing' signifies reformation by truth derived by good. 'Healing in his wings,' as mentioned in Malachi 3:20, signifies reformation by divine truth from good.

serve
Generally speaking, those who are at lower levels of an organization serve those at higher levels. Bosses boss and their employees serve; coaches devise strategy...

see
The symbolic meaning of "seeing" is "understanding," which is obvious enough that it has become part of common language (think about it; you might see...

foreheads
The forehead corresponds to heavenly love. The forehead signifies love both good and evil: because the face is the inmost of man's affections and the...

candle
(Luke 15:8.) By the woman lighting a candle to find the piece of silver she had lost, is signified inquisition in herself from affection.

light
(Luke 15:8.) By the woman lighting a candle to find the piece of silver she had lost, is signified inquisition in herself from affection.

ever
“Age” is used in slightly different ways in natural language, and those differences are reflected in the word’s spiritual meanings. All the variations, though, reflect...

said
As with many common verbs, the meaning of “to say” in the Bible is highly dependent on context. Who is speaking? Who is hearing? What...

sayings
'Sayings' denotes persuasion. 'Sayings,' when related to Jehovah, signify informing or instructing.

angel
"Angels" in the Bible represent qualities of the Lord himself, or a variety of things that come directly from the Lord. On a lower level...

shew
'Shew' signifies instruction to the life.

Shortly
In Revelation 1:1, 'things which must shortly come to pass' signify things that will certainly be, so that the church will not perish. In the...

come
Coming (Gen. 41:14) denotes communication by influx.

Quickly
'Quickly' signifies certain and full, because 'time' signifies state and so 'quickly' and 'speedily' mean a current state of affection and thought, or what is...

john
Jesus as a man in the Bible represents Divine Truth, the pure and perfect expression of the Lord's infinite love. That truth is contained within...

saw
The symbolic meaning of "seeing" is "understanding," which is obvious enough that it has become part of common language (think about it; you might see...

heard
Thanks to modern science, we now understand that hearing actually happens in the brain, not the ears. The ears collect vibrations in the air and...

seen
The symbolic meaning of "seeing" is "understanding," which is obvious enough that it has become part of common language (think about it; you might see...

worship
'Worship,' as in Revelation 13:12, signifies acknowledging something to be sacred in the church.

Feet of the angel
The feet of the angel, as in Revelation 10:1, signify the natural or literal sense of the Word.

saith
As with many common verbs, the meaning of “to say” in the Bible is highly dependent on context. Who is speaking? Who is hearing? What...

righteous
He is said to be 'just' in a spiritual sense, who lives according to divine laws. They on the right hand being called 'just,' as...

reward
A "reward" in the Bible represents something that brings people together, or brings spiritual states together, and binds them. It's easy to see this in...

the first
'Resurrection' signifies salvation and eternal life. 'The first,' mentioned in Revelation 20:5, 6, does not mean a first resurrection, but the essence and primary part...

to
'To jubilate' or 'make a joyful noise' signifies worship from the delight of good.

enter
All changes of place in the Bible represent changes in spiritual state. “Entering” – usually used as entering someone’s house or “going in unto” someone...

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

idolaters
'Idolaters' signify those who establish worship or are in worship not from the Word, and consequently not from the Lord, but from self-derived intelligence. This...

star
'Stars' signify the knowledge of truth and good. 'Stars' are frequently mentioned in the Word, and always signify goods and truths, but in an opposite...

spirit
'The seven spirits' in Matthew 12:45 signify all falsities of evil, and as a result, a total extinction of goodness and truth. 'The seven spirits'...

bride
It is because of a celestial and angelic proprium, or selfhood, that the church is called 'a woman,' 'a wife,' 'a bride,' 'a virgin,' and...

say
As with many common verbs, the meaning of “to say” in the Bible is highly dependent on context. Who is speaking? Who is hearing? What...

Plagues
'Plagues' signify evils of love, and falsities of faith. 'The plagues of Egypt' signify the falsities and lust which cause the church to perish. In...

written
If knowing what’s right were the same as doing what’s right, we would all be thin, healthy, hard-working, law-abiding, faithful to our spouses and free...

Amen
Amen signifies divine confirmation from truth, consequently from the Lord himself.Amen signifies truth, because the Lord was truth itself, therefore he so often said Amen...

grace
The Lord’s essence and substance is love: pure, perfect and infinite. That love is formed through His pure, perfect, infinite wisdom and flows to us...

jesus christ
It is relatively well known that "Jesus" means "Savior" and "Christ" means "the anointed," but there are spiritual meanings that extend well beyond these natural...

christ
Christ is one of the names of the Lord. It derives from Greek, and means "the anointed one," a King or Messiah. Christ as King...

Resources for parents and teachers

The items listed here are provided courtesy of our friends at the General Church of the New Jerusalem. You can search/browse their whole library at the New Church Vineyard website.


 Alpha and Omega Design
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Alpha and Omega, First and Last
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Enter Through the Gates
Those who do the Lord's commandments may enter the gates of the Holy City and see the Tree of Life. Draw a picture of the Tree of Life and lay open gates on top of it.  
Project | Ages 7 - 14

 His Name on Our Foreheads
Worship Talk | Ages over 18

 I Am Thy Fellow Servant
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

 John's Vision of the Tree of Life: Felt Board
Provides a pattern for cutting the Tree of Life and fruit for this felt board activity.
Project | Ages up to 6

 Leaves for Healing of the Nations
Activity | Ages over 15

 Memory Verse: Blessings from the Lord
Activity | Ages 4 - 14

 Memory Verse: The Tree of Life and the Crystal River
Activity | Ages 4 - 14

 Names of the Lord
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 9 - 12

 New Church Day: The 19th of June
A New Church Bible story explanation for teaching Sunday school. Includes lesson materials for Primary (3-8 years), Junior (9-11 years), Intermediate (12-14 years), Senior (15-17 years) and Adults.
Teaching Support | Ages over 3

 New Church Day: The Second Coming
A New Church Bible story explanation for teaching Sunday school. Includes lesson materials for Primary (3-8 years), Junior (9-11 years), Intermediate (12-14 years), Senior (15-17 years) and Adults.
Teaching Support | Ages over 3

 New Church Day: The Teachings of the New Church
A New Church Bible story explanation for teaching Sunday school. Includes lesson materials for Primary (3-8 years), Junior (9-11 years), Intermediate (12-14 years), Senior (15-17 years) and Adults.
Teaching Support | Ages over 3

 Painting the River of Life
Use felt tip pens to draw the river of life, then go over it with a wet paint brush.
Project | Ages 4 - 10

 Picture the Tree of Life with Play Dough
Use play dough or another modeling compound to make a picture of the Tree of Life on a piece of cover stock paper or other stiff paper. Then add colored beads for the twelve different kinds of fruit. 
Project | Ages 4 - 10

 Prayers for Adults: Prophecies of the Advent
Activity | Ages over 18

 Prayers for Teens: Prophecies of the Advent
Activity | Ages 15 - 17

 Prayers for Teens: Water and Baptism
Activity | Ages 15 - 17

 Quotes: The Tree of Life and the Crystal River
Teaching Support | Ages over 15

 Reading Chart: The Tree of Life
Color a leaf on this beautiful tree of life reading chart each time you read a chapter or two of the Lord's Word.
Activity | Ages 7 - 14

 River of Life, Tree of Life
Lesson outline provides teaching ideas with questions for discussion, projects, and activities.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 7 - 10

 Sending Out the Twelve Disciples
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Sending Out the Twelve Disciples
Lesson outline provides teaching ideas with questions for discussion, projects, and activities.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 7 - 10

 Stars
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 9 - 12

 The Angel
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 The Clear River and the Fruitful Tree
Article | Ages 15 - 17

 The End of John's Vision
A New Church Bible story explanation for teaching Sunday school. Includes lesson materials for Primary (3-8 years), Junior (9-11 years), Intermediate (12-14 years), Senior (15-17 years) and Adults.
Teaching Support | Ages over 3

 The End of John’s Vision (3-5 years)
Project | Ages 4 - 6

 The End of John’s Vision (6-8 years)
Project | Ages 7 - 10

 The End of John’s Vision (9-11 years)
Project | Ages 11 - 14

 The Holy City 2
A New Church Bible story explanation for teaching Sunday school. Includes lesson materials for Primary (3-8 years), Junior (9-11 years), Intermediate (12-14 years), Senior (15-17 years) and Adults.
Teaching Support | Ages over 3

 The Meaning of the Tree of Life
Worship Talk | Ages over 18

 The Number Twelve in the Word Crossword Puzzle
Discover times when the number twelve appears throughout the Word.
Activity | Ages 9 - 13

 The Pure River and the Tree of Life
Color picture of the river of pure water coming from the throne of God with the tree of life on either side bearing twelve fruit. The leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.
Picture | Ages up to 14

 The River of Water of Life
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

 The Second Coming
While many anticipate the return of Jesus Christ to earth, the New Church teaches the Lord has already made His second coming in the teachings for the New Church.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 11 - 17

 The Tree of Life
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

 The Tree of Life
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 9 - 12

 The Tree of Life (3-5 years)
Project | Ages 4 - 6

 The Tree of Life (6-8 years)
Project | Ages 7 - 10

 The Tree of Life (9-11 years)
Project | Ages 11 - 14

 The Tree of Life with Twelve Kinds of Fruit
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 The True Water of Life
Worship Talk | Ages over 18

 The Water of Life
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 The Water of Life from the Throne of God
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Tree of Life Banner
Use various colors of felt to make this banner. Note that the illustration shows one Tree of Life spanning the river of the water so that it is one tree on both sides of the river. 
Project | Ages 7 - 14


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