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Hesekiel 38:13

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13 Saba och Dedan och Tarsis' köpmän och alla dess unga lejon skola då utfråga dig: »Har du kommit för att taga rov, har du församlat dina skaror till att göra byte till att föra bort silver och guld, till att taga boskap och gods, ja, till att taga stort rov?»

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The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 161


Other references to this verse:

Arcana Caelestia 3240

Apocalypse Revealed 859

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Word/Phrase Explanations

dedan
Dedan (Gen. 10) signifies the knowledges of celestial things of an inferior order, such as consist in ritual observances. Dedan, in Jer. 49:8 signifies rituals...

föra
As with common verbs in general, the meaning of “bring” is highly dependent on context, but in general it represents an introduction to a new...

silver
'Silver,' in the internal sense of the Word, signifies truth, but also falsity. 'Silver' means the truth of faith, or the truth acquired from selfhood,...

guld
'Money' relates to truth.

boskap
Animals in the Bible generally refer to spiritual activity, the things we actually do on a spiritual level. "Cattle," as typically used in the Bible,...

Commentary

 

Cattle      

By New Christian Bible Study Staff

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Cattle in a pasture.

Animals in the Bible generally refer to spiritual activity, the things we actually do on a spiritual level. "Cattle," as typically used in the Bible, means a collection of domesticated animals owned by one person or group (including other animals along with cows). It makes sense, then, that cattle would represent the spiritual activities we "own" and have "domesticated." What are the good things we like to see in ourselves and encourage? What true ideas do we keep in mind, ponder, and use in our decision-making? These can come in great varieties and from many different sources, just as a variety of animals could be part of "cattle," but the key is that we own them, care for them and use them.

(References: Arcana Coelestia 415 [1,2], 3786, 4105, 4106, 4391, 4440)


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