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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.

   Study the Inner Meaning
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References from Swedenborg's unpublished works: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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Word/Phrase Explanations

egypten
'Mizraim' signifies the same thing as Egypt.


Dead (Gen. 23:8) signifies night, in respect to the goodnesses and truths of faith.

svärd
A 'sword,' in the Word, signifies the truth of faith combating and the vastation of truth. In an opposite sense, it signifies falsity combating and...

Pest
'Pestilence' denotes the vastation of good and truth.

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

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Commentary

 

Sword      

By New Christian Bible Study Staff

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A 'sword,' in the Word, signifies the truth of faith combating and the vastation of truth. In an opposite sense, it signifies falsity combating and the punishment of falsity.

(References: Arcana Coelestia 2799)


A 'sword,' as in Ezekiel 21:9-15, signifies a person so desolated that he can see nothing good and true, but only falsities and contradictions, which is 'ruins being multiplied.'

(References: Arcana Coelestia 309; Ezekiel 21:9-15)


The 'sword,' in Revelation 1:16, means a dispersion of falsities by the Lord, because came out from His mouth, which means coming from the Word, because the Lord spoke it with His mouth. Because the Word is understood by doctrine taken from it, this is also symbolically meant. It is called a sharp two-edged sword because it pierces the heart and soul.

(References: Apocalypse Revealed 52; Revelation 1:16)


A 'flaming sword which turned every way,' as in Genesis 3:24, signifies divine truth in extremes, which, like the Word in its literal sense, can be turned.

(References: Apocalypse Revealed 329; Genesis 3:24)


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