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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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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References from Swedenborg's unpublished works: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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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
The internal meaning of “blood” is a little tricky, because Swedenborg gives two meanings that seem quite different. In most cases, Swedenborg links blood with...

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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The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms #139

Inner Meaning: Prophets, Psalms (Schreck translation - updated)      

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139. Internal Meaning of Ezekiel, Chapter 16

The successive states of the Jewish church. (2)

1-2 There was nothing in it but falsity and evil. (2)

3-6 It was forsaken by the Lord from the beginning, because it was without anything of the church. (2)

7-12 After a time truths and goods of every kind and species were given to it through the Word, and thus evils and falsities were removed. (2)

13-14 Thus it could have been in intelligence. (2)

15-20 It falsified all things of the Word. (2)

21-22 It extinguished truths and goods, and became as in the beginning. (2)

23-25 It turned truths into falsities (2)

26-28 by knowledges [scientifica] of the natural man, by traditions, and by reasonings from them, (2)

29-30 finally profaning [truths]. (2)

31 It exalted itself above all men. (2)

32-34 It obtruded its falsities on others. (2)

35-42 They will utterly perish by the falsities by which the truths of the Word have been destroyed. (3)

43-45 Thus they will be as in the beginning. (3)

46-52 The like has come to pass with the Israelitish church, but in a less degree. (3, 17)

53-55 Nevertheless the church in general shall be restored. (11)

56-58 It is everywhere better than in the Jewish church. (11)

59-63 A new church is to be instituted among others. (11)

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