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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References from Swedenborg's unpublished works: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

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'Mizraim' signifies the same thing as Egypt.

(References: Arcana Coelestia 1165)




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

(References: Arcana Coelestia 5249, Genesis 41:14)