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Jeremia 42:17

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17 Ja, de människor som ställa sin färd till Egypten, för att bo där, skola alla genom svärd, hunger och pest, och ingen av dem skall slippa undan och kunna rädda sig från den olycka som jag skall låta komma över dem.

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From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 108

Other references to this verse:

Arcana Caelestia 1165, 2588, 7102

Apocalypse Revealed 323, 503

References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 386, 654

Other New Christian Commentary

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'Mizraim' signifies the same thing as Egypt.

(References: Arcana Coelestia 1165)



273 - Answers From the Word      

By Jonathan Rose

This video is a part of the Spirit and Life Bible Study series, whose purpose is to look at the Bible, the whole Bible, and nothing but the Bible through a Swedenborgian lens.

Title: Answers From the Word

Topic: The Word

Summary: The Old Testament high priest had a method of getting answers from the Lord. Can the Word answer our questions?

Use the reference links below to follow along in the Bible as you watch.

Exodus 28:1-2, 4, 9-10, 16-21, 29-30
Numbers 27:18-21
1 Samuel 28:3-6, 15-16
1 Chronicles 10:13-14
Judges 20:18, 26-28
1 Samuel 22:9-10; 30:7-8
2 Samuel 2:1; 5:18-25; 21:1
1 Kings 22:5-28
2 Kings 1:1-4; 3:9-12, 15-16; 8:7-10; 22:13-16, 18-20
Psalms 27:4
Jeremiah 42; 42:1-2
Ezekiel 20:1-3, 30-31
1 Peter 4:11

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