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Ezekiel 16:38

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38 And I will judge thee, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will give thee blood in fury and jealousy.

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From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 139


Other references to this verse:

Arcana Coelestia 8904

Apocalypse Revealed 350, 379, 880

A Brief Exposition of New Church Doctrine 100

The Lord 64


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 329, 1045

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:


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Numbers 35:16, 17, 18, 21, 31

Deuteronomy 22:22, 24

Ezekiel 36:18

Word/Phrase Explanations

judge
It’s easy to see the connection between judging and truth. In a court of law, the judge’s whole purpose is to find the truth. In...

blood
Bloods signify evil, in Ezek. 16:9.

judged
It’s easy to see the connection between judging and truth. In a court of law, the judge’s whole purpose is to find the truth. In...

give
Like other common verbs, the meaning of "give" in the Bible is affected by context: who is giving what to whom? In general, though, giving...

Fury
Fury is a receding from good, and anger is a receding from truth.

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Deuteronomy 22:22

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22 If a man shall be found lying with a woman married to a husband, then they shall both of them die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shalt thou remove evil from Israel.

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Explanation of Deuteronomy 22      

By Alexander Payne

Verses 1-3. Any affections or principles in the soul which have wandered from heavenly order and the life of charity are to be brought back as soon as possible.

Verse 4. Or if the natural mind is falling away from spiritual life, every effort must be made to restore it.

Verse 5. The things favoured by the natural inclination to be kept quite distinct from those known to be right.

Verses 6-7. New ideas and truths appearing in the rational faculty to be appropriated, but the origin of them not to be attributed to self.

Verse 8. The will must not be allowed to relapse from a state of good to one of truth.

Verse 9. Truths derived from other sources to be kept distinct from those of the Church accepted by the soul.

Verses 10-12. The soul cannot be led by good as a primary agent and by truth as a primary agent at the same time as the states derived therefrom are quite distinct.

Verses 13-21. Examination into the affections of the soul as to whether they are good or evil.

Verse 22. Any doctrine which perverts the love of good to the love of evil to be destroyed.

Verses 23-24. To love falsity when tniths are present in the soul is grievous sin, andean only be removed by destruction of the old tendencies of the will.

Verses 25-27. But falsities embraced from inability to understand the truth on account of the external state of the soul are easily removed.

Verses 28-29. Imperfect truths, if believed in, must be acted out, and will then be purified.

Verse 30. To act against the good and truth whereby the soul is born again is profanation.

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Leviticus 20:10

Deuteronomy 17:7

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Word/Phrase Explanations

man
The relationship between men and women is deep and nuanced, and one entire book of the Writings – Conjugial Love or Love in Marriage –...

found
To not to be found any more, signifies not to rise again.

woman
'Women,' as in Genesis 45:19, signify the affections of truth. But in Genesis 31:50, 'women' signify affections of not genuine truth, so not of the...

husband
In general, men are driven by intellect and women by affections, and because of this men in the Bible generally represent knowledge and truth and...

both
The number "two" has two different meanings in the Bible. In most cases "two" indicates a joining together or unification. This is easy to see...

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

remove
As with many verbs, the meaning of "remove" in the Bible varies a good bit depending on context. It generally involves a separation of spiritual...

evil
'Wickedness' signifies evil, and 'iniquity' signifies falsities.

Israel
'Israel,' in Jeremiah 23:8, signifies the spiritual natural church. The children of Israel dispersed all the literal sense of the Word by falsities. 'The children...

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