'A blast of the breath of the nostrils' signify the same thing as 'his anger and wrath.'
waters were gathered together
In Exodus 15:8, where the Red Sea was parted for the Children of Israel to cross on dry land, when 'The waters were gathered together',...
'Waters,' 'rivers,' and 'depths,' as in Psalm 78:15-16, signify truths from the Lord.
The heart means love. A good heart means love to the Lord and to the neighbor while a hard or stony heart means the love...
Water generally represents what Swedenborg calls “natural truth,” or true concepts about day-to-day matters and physical things. Since all water ultimately flows into the seas,...
An enemy in the Bible refers to people who are in the love of evil and the false thinking that springs from evil. On a...
As with many common verbs, the meaning of “to say” in the Bible is highly dependent on context. Who is speaking? Who is hearing? What...
'To pursue,' as in Genesis 14:16, signifies a state of purification, because 'to pursue enemies' is the expulsion of evils and falsities which were with...
'To overtake' denotes communication and influx.
'To spoil,' as in Genesis 34:27, signifies destruction. 'Spoil,' as in Deuteronomy 13:16, signifies the falsification of truth.
The three words, sword, famine and pestilence, appear in a group in 26 different Bible verses. That's not an accident. Sword, famine and pestilence describe...
In Genesis 27:22, 'voice' relates to truth, and 'hand,' to good.
In the Bible, the wind represents the power of the Lord working on us through the heavens. The Lord is love itself, and by extending...
The "high mountains being covered " (Gen. 7:19) signifies that all the good things of charity were extinguished.
The spiritual meaning of "sink" is relatively easy to see: It means to descend into lower spiritual states, especially into states where false reasoning and...
'Might' denotes the forces or power of truth.