Arcana Coelestia # 4278

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4278. 'And the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint as he wrestled with him' means that truth did not as yet have the power to join itself completely to good. This is clear from the meaning of 'being out of joint' as a situation in which truths have not yet been arranged into such an order that together with good they could all enter celestial-spiritual good, dealt with in the explanation at verse 31 below. The meaning as a consequence is that truth did not as yet have the power to join itself completely to good, for 'the hollow of the thigh' means the place where different kinds of good are joined together, as stated immediately above in 4277.

(:Ссылки Arcana Coelestia 4300-4301, Genesis 32:25)

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Inbound References:

Arcana Coelestia 4302, 4305

The New Jerusalem and its Heavenly Doctrine 121

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