RAAMAH, the sons of (Gen. x. 7), s. the knowledges of things celestial 1172. See Sheba.
RAAMSES. As the journeyings of the sons of Israel, treated of in Exodus, den. states of the life and their changes from first to last, therefore by the journey from R. to Succoth is s. the first state of departure and its quality. 7972.
RABBAH, the sons of, s. the affections of truth in the natural man. A. E. 435. The daughters of R. s. those who are in natural good and falsify the truths of the church. A. E. 637.
RABBATH of the AMMONITES s. the falsifications of truth. A. E. 163
RABBI and TEACHER s. the doctrine of truth. A. E. 684.
RABBIN. Concerning one in the other life. 940.
RABSHAKEH BEING SENT by the KING of ASHUR to speak against Jerusalem and King Hezekiah, when the angel of Jehovah, smote in the camp of the King of Ashur one hundred and eighty and five thousand (Isa. chaps, xxxv., xxxvii.) des. the nature and quality of man’s rational, when he reasons concerning the truths of faith from the negative principle, and also the overthrow and slaughter of man’s rationals when he reasons against divine things, however it may appear to him that he then is wise. 2588.
RACA. To say R. s. to account as nothing, or vile. A. E. 746.
RACHEL den. the affection cf interior truth. 3758.
RADIATION. The Lord’s love appears as a radiant belt. 7270. The light of heaven is likened to the sparkling of diamonds, and all manner of precious stones. 1621-5.
RAFTER s. that part of the understanding from which is der. what is rational. A. E. 1146.
RAGE, to, or go MAD, is pred. of the false. 2336.
RAGE, to, in the STREETS (Nahum ii. 4), is pred. of chariots which den. the doctrine of truth, and which are said to r. in the s. when what is false takes place of what is true. 2336.
RAGUEL, father-in-law of MOSES, s. good of the church with those who are in simple good. 6827.
RAIMENT. (Gen. xxvii. 15.) Goodly r. s. genuine truths, and r., inferior truths respectively. 3537. Soft r. (Matt. xi. 9) rep. the internal sense of the Word. 9372. See Garments.
RAIMENT of CAMEL’S HAIR (Matt. iii. 4) s. the Word in its literal sense as to truth, which sense is a clothing for the internal sense. 5619.
RAIN, in a good sense, den. blessing, but, in an opp. sense, damnation 2443-2445. R. (Gen. ii. 5, 6; Exod. xxxiv. 25-27; Hosea vi. 3) & the tranquillity of peace when the combat of temptation ceases. 90.. An inundating r. s. the vastation of truth (Ezek. iii. 11-14; xxxviii. 23), also temptation. (Matt. vii. 24-27.) A. R. 496. To r. s. influx. A. E. 644. To r. (Gen. vii. 4) s. temptation and vastation. 729.
RAIN and SNOW. (Isa. lv. 10.) R. s. spiritual truth, which is appropriated to man; and s. natural truth, which is as s., while only in the memory, but becomes spiritual by love, as s. becomes r.-water by heat. A. E. 644.
RAINBOW s. the quality of divine truth in the spiritual sense of the Word; because the light of heaven, similar to the light of this world, presents variegations of colors, and also r. according to their incidence upon objects. A. E. 595. R. (Gen. ix. 12, 27) s. divine spiritual truth in the natural mind of man who is regenerated; for man, when he is regenerated, from natural becomes spiritual; and inasmuch as then there is a conjunction of the Lord with him, therefore it is said that the bow in the cloud should be the sign of a covenant, which s. conjunction or connection. A. R. 466. R. (Rev. x. 1) s. the Lord’s divine spiritual. A. R. 466. In the spiritual world there appear r. of many kinds, some of various colors as upon earth, and some of one color only. A. R. 232.
RAM s. the Lord’s divine spiritual appertaining to man. 2830. R. s. the good of innocence and charity in the internal man. 10.042. R. (Lev. xvi. 6-24) s. the natural man as to the good of charity. A. E. 730.
RAMIFICATIONS of the BRONCHIA cor. to the perceptions and thoughts. D. L. W. 405.
RAMS, the SONS of BASHAN (Deut. xxxii. 14). s. celestial spiritual things. 2830.
RAMS of NEBAIOTH s. divine spiritual things. 2830. See Flock of Kedah.
RAMAH den. those things which appertain to spiritual truth der. from celestial. 4592. See Gibeah.
RAMESES, land of (Gen. xlvii. 11), s. the inmost of the spiritual principle in the natural mind. 6104.
RAMPART, a (Lam. ii. 8), s. doctririals. 402.
RANSOM. (Exod. xxx. 12.) ” They shall give every man a r. for his soul,” s. to be purified or liberated from evil by the truth of faith, which here is to acknowledge that all truths and goods are from the Lord. 10.418.
RAPHAEL s. a ministry in heaven, and not a single angel of that name. 548.
RAPHATH den. doctrinals of external worship. 1154.
RAPINE s. violence offered by the false principle. A. E. 355.
RAT, or MICE, rep. the sordidly avaricious. 938. R. cor. to evil uses. D.L.W.339.
RATIO. There is no r. given between that which is infinite, and that which is finite. A. Cr. 24, 33.
RATIONAL. The superior region of the natural degree is called r. D. L. W. 254.
RATIONAL MAN. If a man be r., he speaks from a principle of good thought, and acts from a principle of good will, that is he speaks from faith, and acts from charity; but if a man be not r., in this case, indeed he can act pretendedly as a r. in., and speak in like manner, but still there is nothing of life therein from the r. principle; for the life of evil closes up every way or communication with the r. principle, and causes man to be merely natural and sensual. 5128.
RATIONAL PRINCIPLE, the, s. the thought of the natural man from knowledges and sciences, for man who is imbued with sciences is able to see things in a series from first and mediate principles to the ultimate, which is called the conclusion, and from thence he can analytically dispose, weigh, separate, conjoin, and at length conclude things even to a further and at length to the ultimate end, which is the use which he loves. Every spiritual man is also r., but the r. man is not always spiritual also. A. E. 569. The r. faculty or principle is the first receptacle of Spiritual truths. A. R. 936. The genuine r. p. is, by virtue of good, and exists, by virtue of truth. 3030. The r. p. is conceived of celestial good as a father, but not of spiritual truth, as a mother; which may appear from the conception of the r. p., as being effected by an influx of celestial divine good into the affection of sciences. 2557. The r. p. appertains to the external man which in itself is a kind of medium between the internal and external, for the internal by means of the r. p. operates oft the corporeal external. 268. Unless the r. p. submits itself to the influences of the Lord’s goodness and truth, it either suffocates, or perverts those influences, especially when they flow into the scientific sensual things of the memory; this is s. by the seed falling in the way, or on stony ground, or amongst thorns. (Matt. xiii. 3-7.) 1940. There appertain to every man who is regenerated, two r. p., one before regeneration, the other after it. The first is procured by exercises of the sciences, the other is formed by the Lord, by the affections of spiritual truth and good. 2657.
RATIONALITY means the faculty of understanding truths and thence falses, and goods and thence evils. D. L. W. 264.
RATIOCINATION s. thought and argumentation from fallacies and falses. A. E. 569.
RAVEN (Gen. viii. 7) s. falsities. The spiritual man only knows generals from the Word, and by generals has his conscience formed, and the generals of the Word are accommodated to the fallacies of the senses; therefore innumerable falsities join themselves to, and insinuate themselves into those generals, which cannot be dispersed; these falsities are here s. by the r. which went forth in going and returning. 865. Sons of the r. (Ps. cxl vii. 8, 9) s. natural men who are in a dark lumen arising from fallacies concerning truth divine. A. E. 650. See Crows.
RAVE, to, or RAGE, s. to speak falses for truths. A. E. 652.
RAW (Exod. xii. 29) s. without the good of love. 7856.
REACH, to, s. to shut out of heaven. A. E. 1111.
READ. To understand from illustration, thus to perceive. A. E. 12.
REACTION. There is from God in every created thing a r.; life alone has action, and r. is excited by the action of life; this r. appears as if it appertained to the created being, because it exists when the being is acted upon; thus in man it appears as if it was his own, because he does not perceive any otherwise than that life is his own, when nevertheless man is only a recipient of life. From this cause it is that man, from his own hereditary evil, reacts against Go;l, but so far as ho believes that all his life is from God, and every good of life from the action of God, and every evil of life from the r. of man, r. thus becomes cor. with action, a: .d man acts with God as from himself. D. L. W. 68.
REAL, all is, that is from the Lord. 4623. Objects in the spiritual world are more r. than those in the natural. A. Cr. 105.
REAP, to, s. to execute judgment. A. R. 645. Reaping den. the reception of truth in good. 10.669.
REASON. The Lord wills that a man should r. concerning things divine, to the end that he may see that they are so or not so. D. P. 219.
REASONERS. Sensual men who confirm themselves in favor of nature against God, are more ingenious r. than others, and cunning and craftiness they call wisdom. D. P. 310.
REASONINGS and RATIOCINATIONS CONCERNING SPIRITUAL THINGS. Genuine reasonings concerning spiritual things exist from the influx of heaven into the spiritual man, and thence by the rational into the sciences and knowledges which are in the natural man, by which the spiritual man confirms himself. This way of r. is according to order, but ratiocinations concerning spiritual things, which are made from the natural man, and more especially from the sensual man, are altogether contrary to order and spiritual influx. A. E. 569.
REASONS why the Lord was born on this earth— See Earth. R. for the Lord’s putting on the third degree — See Human. R. for calling Jehovah Lord — See Lord.
REAPING, or HARVEST TIME, den. the reception of truth in good. 10.669.
REBECCA (Gen. xxiv.) s. divine truth which was to be conjoined to divine good of the Lord’s rational, which is Isaac. 3040. See Damsel.
REBEL, to (Gen. xiv. 4), is pred. of evils appertaining to man, or of evil spirits, when they begin to arise and to infest, after they have been in a state of subjection or servitude. 1660.
REBUKE of JEHOVAH (Isa. 1. 2) s. the destruction and abolition of the church, which takes place, when there is no saving knowledge or perception of truth and good. A. E. 513.
REBUKE and CHASTEN, to. (Rev. iii. 19.) To r. is pred. of temptations with respect to falses, and to c., is pred. of temptations with respect to evils. A. R. 215.
RECEIVE. The very being of men and angels consists in the reception of life from the Lord. 3933. To r. or accept is pred. of affection. 2511. Man may r. wisdom to the third degree; but not love, unless he shuns evils as sins. D. L. W. 242.
RECEPTACLE. The natural man, as to scientifics, is den. by a r., because the good of truth is received in scientifics. 5189. Man was created to be a r. of the divine love and wisdom. D. P. 328. Civil and moral life is a r. of spiritual life. 322. The Lord has formed two r. of Himself; the will and understanding. D. L. W. 358-61
RECEPTION. The heavens are so formed by the Lord, that one may serve another for r., and that at length man, as to his natural and sensual principle, may serve for ultimate r. 4618.
REHOBOTH (Gen. x. 11) s. the false of doclrinals proceeding from ignorance; but attended with the dominion of some evil lust, such as the desire of innovation or pre-eminence. 1188.
RECIPIENT. Man is an organ r. of life from God. A. R. 875.
RECIPROCATION. There is conjunction of the Lord with man, and a reciprocal conjunction of man with the Lord. Ill. D. P. 92. R. necessary to conjunction. D. L. W. 115.
RECIPROCATIONS. A mode of torment by r. exp. 958.
RECIPROCALITY is pred. of the union of the divine and human in the Lord. 2004. Is pred. of action and reaction. 8691. It is by means of r. that conjunction is effected. A. Cr. 48, 51.
RECIPROCITY. It is by means of r. that conjunction is effected. A. C r. 48, 51.
RECOMPENSE. They who do good with a view to r., desire that others should serve them in another life, and are never satisfied. 6393. The happiness of heaven consists in the love of doing good without any regard to r. 6388.
RECONCILED s. the dissipation of anger, enmity, or hatred. A. E. 746.
RECREATIONS. There are diversions of charity, consisting of the various delights and pleasures of the bodily senses, which are of use for the r. of the spirits. Man’s nature in his r. or diversions is determined by his affection of charity. The affection of use, the same as it is in the inner man, remains within them all; and during its repose is gradually renovated. Diversions break or terminate the cares of business ; for the Lord flows into them from heaven, and implants in them an interior sense of pleasure, of which they who are not in the affection of charity are totally unconscious. But he who is in this affection, inspires his diversions with a fragrance or sweetness which is imperceptible to any but himself. They who are not in diversions from the affection of charity, have, none of these things, for their spiritual minds are shut up ; and in proportion as they recede from charity, their spiritual minds, in regard to the voluntary part, are compacted, as it were, with glue. C. 117, 121.
RECTITUDE (Gen. xx. 5) s. innocence and simplicity. 2525.
RECTUM, the, in the human body cor. to the first hell. 5175.
RED is pred. of the good of love, because it proceeds from the fire of the spiritual sun. A. R. 167. Because r. s. the quality of a thing as to good, therefore also names and things which are der. from the same word in the original language, s. what proceeds from good. R. in the original language, is called Adam, from thence is the name Adam, and also the name Edom, thence also man (homo) is called Adam, the ground is called Adam, etc. A. E. 364. R., in an opp. sense, s. the infernal love of evil. A. R. 305. R. (Rev. xii. 3) s. the false principle originating in the evils of concupiscences, which is the infernal false principle. A. R. 537. R., or crimson, s. good, and, in an opp. sense, evil of every kind. A. E. 67.
RED SEA, the, s. hell and damnation and also temptation. 842.
REDEEM, to, s. to vindicate and to liberate, for there are two words, in. the original language, by which redemption is expressed. The one s. vindication from evil, and the other liberation from falses. A. E. 328.
REDEEMER. Jehovah is called the r., because he assumed the human nature. A. R. 962.
REDEEMING ANGEL den. the divine human. 6276.
REDEMPTION, real, consisted in bringing the hells into subjection, and the heavens into order and regulation, and thereby preparing the way for a new spiritual church. “Without such r., no man could have been saved, nor could the angels have remained in a state of integrity. For hereby the Lord not only redeemed men but angels also. U. T. 115, 118, 121. R. was a work purely divine. U. T. 123. R. equally applies to the Lord’s second, as to his first, advent U. T. 772. A. V. C. R. 21.
REDEMPTION, SALVATION, and REGENERATION. R. is deliverance from hell, and s. by conjunction with the Lord, and this is effected by regeneration. A. R. 619.
REED, a, or CANE s. feeble power, such as man has from himself. A. R. 485. A r. s. sensual truth, which is the ultimate, such as is given among natural men, also among the evil. A. E. 627. A bruised r. s. feeble power or faculty. A. R. 285, 904. A. bruised r. shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench (Isa. xlii. 35), s. that the Lord does not break the fallacies nor quench the lusts, but inclines them to truth and good. 25. A r. shaken with the wind (Matt. xi. 8) s. the Word, when explained at pleasure, fora r.. in the internal sense, is truth in the ultimate, such as the Word is in the letter. 9372. A golden r. (Rev. xxi. 15) s. a power or faculty originating in the good of love. A. R. 90. R. being given him like unto a rod (Rev. xi. l),s. power from the Lord; that it means the faculty, and power of knowing and seeing the state of the church in heaven, and in the world. A. R. 485. R. flags and paper r. (Isa. xix. 6, 7) s. natural and sensual truths of the lowest order. A. E. 518. See Grass.
REFLECT, INTELLECTUAL SIGHT, den. by lifting the eyes. 5684.
REFLECTION. A derivative from wisdom. D. L. W. 363.
REFLEXION. The faculty of r. is from the life of the Lord flowing in by remains. 977.
REFORM. Man is r. by the two faculties called liberty and rationality. D. P. 82, 85, 96. No. one is r. by miracles and signs. D. P. 130.
REFORMATION and REGENERATION. The first act of the new birth is called ref., which relates to the understanding; and the second act is called reg., which relates to the will, and thence to the understanding. U. T. 571, 620. Man who is reformed, first respects truths of doctrine, and afterwards goods of life ; and when he respects truths of doctrine, he is like unripe fruit, and afterwards as he respects goods of life, he becomes like ripe fruit. A. R. 84.
REFORMED. Being r. is removal of evil loves: by means of freedom; and by combat against evils. A. Cr. 55, 53, 80.
REFORMED CHURCH. Without the Athanasian doctrine, the r. c. would not have seen the divine in the human principle of the Lord. A. C. 16. Judgment of the R. C. des. L. J. L. 14-31.
REFUGE. A place of r. den. the state in which man is guiltless of evil. 9011.
REFUGE, to, den. aversion. 4990.
REGENERATION, by which the new intellectual principle and the new will-principle are formed, is not effected in a moment, but from the earliest infancy even to the close of life, and afterwards in the other life to eternity, and this by divine means, innumerable and ineffable. 5334. When man is regenerated by the Lord, he is first in a state of external innocence, which is his state of infancy, and is afterwards successively led into a state of internal innocence, which is his state of wisdom. 9354, 10.210. All r. proceeds from evening to morning, as it is six times said in the first chapter of Gen., where the r. of man is treated of. 861. The six days, or times, which are so many successive states of the r. of man, are in general as follow: The first state is that which precedes, as well that from infancy as that immediately before r., and is called a void, emptiness, and thick darkness. And the first motion, which is the mercy of the Lord, is the spirit of God moving itself on the faces of the waters. The second state is, when a distinction takes place between the things which are of the Lord, and the things which are proper to man : the things which are of the Lord are called in the Word remains, and here principally the knowledges of faith, which man has learned from infancy, which are stored up, and are not manifested till he comes into this state : which state at this day seldom exists without temptation, misfortune or sorrow, which effect, that the things which are of the body and the world, consequently, which are proper to him, become quiet, and, as it were, die ; thus the things which are of the external man are separated from the things which are of the internal: in the internal are the remains, stored up by the Lord till this time, and for this use. The third state is that of repentance; in which from the internal man, he speaks piously and devoutly, and brings forth goods, as the works of charity, but which nevertheless are inanimate, because he considers them from himself: and they are called the tender grass, then the herb of seed, and afterwards the tree of fruit. The fourth state is, when he is affected with love, and illuminated by faith: he before discoursed piously, and brought forth goods, but from the state of temptation and distress, not from faith and charity; wherefore these are now enkindled in his internal man, and are called two luminaries. The fifth state is, that he discourses from faith, and thereby confirms himself in truth and good: the things then produced by him are animated, and are called the fishes of the sea, and the birds of the heavens. The sixth state is, when from faith, and thence from love, he speaks truths, and does goods; the things which he then produces are called the living soul, and beast. And because he then begins also to act from love, as well as from faith, he becomes a spiritual man, which is called an image. His spiritual life is delighted and sustained by such things as are of the knowledges of faith, and of works of charity, which are called his meat; and his natural life is delighted and sustained by such things as belong to the body and the senses, from whence a combat arises, until love reigns, and he becomes a celestial man. They who are regenerating do not all arrive at this state, but some, and the greatest part at this day only to the first; some only to the second; some to the third, fourth, and fifth; few to the sixth; and scarcely any one to the seventh. 6-13.
REGENERATION of the INTERNAL MAN. The i. m. is first regenerated by the Lord, and the external afterwards; for the i. m. is regenerated by embracing the things which belong to faith and charity, and the external, by a life in accordance with them. N. J. D. 181.
REGION. The superior r. of the natural mind is called rational, and the lowest, sensual. D. L. W. 254.
REHOBOTH (Gen. xxvi. 22) s. truths. 3433.
REIGN, to (Rev. v.), s. to be in truths and goods, and thence to be in power from the Lord, of resisting evils and falses which are from hell. A. E. 333. To r. on the earth (Rev. v. 10) s. to be in the Lord’s kingdom, and there one with him. (See John xvii. 20, 24.) A. R. 284.
REIGN, to, and to HAVE DOMINION. (Gen. xxxvii.) To r. implies subjection as to things of the understanding, and to h. d., implies subjection as to things of the will. 4691.
REINS and the HEART. The r. s. the truths of intelligence and faith; for as the r. purify the blood from such impurities as are called urinous, and as the h. purifies the blood from such unclean things which are loathsome, so the truth of faith purifies man from falses, and the good of love from evils, hence it is, that the ancients placed love and its affections in the h., and intelligence and its perceptions in the r. A. R. 140. By r. are s. things spiritual, and by h. things celestial, that is, by r. [kidneys] are s. those things which are of truth, and by h. those things which are of good; the reason is, because the kidneys purify the serum, and the h. the blood itself; hence by proving, exploring, and searching the kidneys, is s. to prove, explore and search the quantity and the quality of truth, or the quantity and quality of faith appertaining to man ; that this is s., is also manifest in (Jer. xii. 2; David, Ps. li. 6.) That chastisement likewise is attributed to the r. [kidneys], is also clear from David. (Ps. xvi. 7.) 5385.
REJECTION of evils and falses briefly exp. 7948.
REJOICE, to, and be GLAD (Rev. xi. 10) s. to enjoy the delight of the affection of the heart and soul. A. R. 507.
RELAPSE. Concerning the state of the unregenerate who r. into their cupidities. 2041.
RELATE den. that they may know and perceive. 7034.
RELATION. Good is not known as to its quality, but by r. to what is less good, and by opposition to evil. D. P. 24. R. to God and to man exp. D. L. W. 254.
RELATIONS, or RELATIVES. The sphere of perception and the extension of its limits, is actually formed from relatives. 2694.
RELATIONSHIP IN THE SPIRITUAL WORLD takes its origin from good. 3815. See Consanguinities.
RELATIVES, have respect to the disposition of a variety of things in suitable and agreeable order. T. C. R. 62.
RELAXATION. If a r. of the bonds in which man is held were possible, he would madly rush into evil. 987,
RELEGATION. The return of evil spirits to hell. 6762.
RELENT. In all human mercy there is relenting or repentance. 588.
RELIGION alone renews and regenerates man, for it occupies the supreme seat in his mind, and sees beneath it those civil duties which belong to the world. T. C. R. 601. 1. The Jewish r., though containing truth was not a church, but the representative of a church. 4706. 2. The Roman Catholic r. is external without internal. 10.040. 3. There are two religious corruptions, one by the love of self and the world, and the other by the light of nature. 8941. Duty of each one to search the Word prayerfully for themselves. 5432. 4. Religion must be formed by truths from the Word. 8941. 5. All throughout the world who live according to their r. are saved. 9256. The two essentials, and two universals of r., are acknowledgment of God, and repentance. D. P. 340. The Lord provided that in every r. there shall be precepts similar to those in the Decalogue. D. P. 254. The essence of the Christian r. is to shun evils as sins. D. P. 265. A life conformable to doctrine. A. E. 1332.
RELIGIONS. The seven hundred wives of Solomon s. the various principles prevailing in the world. D. P. 245.
RELIGIOUS PERSUASION. The church in which there is no longer any good and truth, is not a church but a r. p. A. E. 1037.
RELINQUISH means to be separated. 5812.
RELISH den. the delights of good, and the pleasantness of truth. 3502
REMAINS are not only the goods and truths which a man has learned from his infancy out of the Lord’s Word, and which are thus impressed on his memory, but they are likewise all states thence der.; as states qf, innocence from infancy; states of love towards parents, brothers, teachers, and friends; states of charity towards the neighbor, and also of mercy towards the poor and needy; in a word, all states of good and truth. These states, with their goods and truths, impressed on the memory, are called r.; which r. are preserved in man by the Lord, and are stored up in his internal man, whilst he is altogether ignorant thereof, and are carefully separated from the things which are proper to man, that is, evil and falses; all these states are so preserved in man by the Lord, that there is not the smallest of them lost; as it was given me to know by this, that every state of man, from infancy even to extreme old age, not only r. in another life, but also returns, and that exactly such as they were during man’s abode in this world; thus not only the goods and truths in the memory, but likewise all states of innocence and charity; and when, states of evil and of the false, or of wickedness and phantasy recur, which, also, all and each, even to every smallest circumstance, r. and return, then of the Lord these latter states are tempered by the former; whence it may be evident, that unless man had some r., he could not possibly be otherwise than in eternal condemnation. In case a man had in him no r., he would not be a man, but much viler than a brute; the fewer r. there are the less he is a man, and the more r. there are, the more he is a man.. 530, 561.
REMALIAH, the son of, s. the intellectual principle perverted. A. 559.
REMEMBER, to (Gen. xli. 9), s. conjunction. The reason why remembering den. conjunction is because the remembrance of any one in the other life conjoins, for as soon as any spirit r. another, he is presented at hand, and also so present that they discourse together; hence it is, that angels and spirits can meet with all whom they have known, and of whom they have heard, can see them present, and discourse with them, when the Lord grants to r. them. 5229.
REMINISCENCE. Divine remembrance or r. is salvation ; non-remembrance, damnation. 8620.
REMISSION of SINS is a detaining of man from evil, and a keeping him in good by the Lord. 8391, 8393, 9014, 9450. Whensoever sins are removed they are also remitted or forgiven ; for repentance precedes r., and without repentance there is no r., wherefore the Lord commanded the disciples, that they should preach repentance for the r. of s. (Luke iii. 3.) D. P. 280.
REMIT, to. The Lord r. the sins of all; does not accuse or impute; yet he can only take them away according to the laws of his divine providence. D. P. 280.
REMIT, to, SEVEN TIMES, s. to r. at all times. A. E. 257.
REMISS. The insufficiency of infestation by falses exp. 7118.
REMNANT, the, who were affrighted, etc. (Rev. xi. 13), s. those who joined some goods of charity unto faith. A. R. 517. A. E. 676. When a church is vastated a r. always remains, and is continued. 407.
REMNANTS of JACOB, DEW from JEHOVAH, and the DROP upon the HERB. (Micah v. 7, 8.) The r. of J. s. the truths and goods of the church; and d. from J., spiritual truth; and the d. upon the h., natural truth. A. E. 278.
REMOVAL, or REMOTENESS of place, is an appearance produced by difference of state. 9967.
RENUMERATION, in its genuine sense, den. mutual love. 6388.
RENAL SPIRITS. The province of r. s. in the grand man is constituted by chaste virgins. 5391.
REND, to, the GARMENTS s. mourning for truth lost or destroyed, or the loss of faith. 4763.
RENDER, to, s. to make tribulation. A. E. 1114.
RENDING the GARMENTS s. zeal for doctrine and truth, also humility. 2576.
RENEW STRENGTH, to (Isa. xl. 31), s. to grow in a will to what is good. 8901.
RENOUNCE, to, the WORLD is to remove selfish and worldly love from the heart. N. J. D. 128. A. C. 9382.
RENOVATION of the natural man is spoken of as regeneration. 3768.
REPAY, to, den. emendation or restoration effected by truth. 9087.
REPAIR, to, s. to raise up that which is fallen, and is pred. in the Word of both evils and falses. 153.
REPENTANCE, actual, consists in a man’s examining himself, in knowing and acknowledging his sins, making himself guilty, confessing them before the Lord, imploring help and power to resist them, and thus in desisting them and leading a new life, and all this as from himself. A. R. 531. U. T. 528. It is well to be known, that man, in desiring to repent, ought to look to the Lord alone; if to God the Father alone, he cannot be purified; nor if to the Father for the sake of the Son ; neither if to the Son as a man only. D. P. 122. R. and grief of heart are pred. of the Lord, inasmuch as such affections appear to be in all human mercy, wherefore in various parts of the Word, it is spoken according to appearance. But by Jehovah’s repenting and grieving at heart is s. mercy. 587, 588.
REPETITION. The cause of the r. in the Word, is because the Word treats distinctly of the two faculties in man most distinct from each other, understanding and will. 707.
REPHAIM. The R. s. those who, above all others, were in the love of self, and hence most entirely natural, and from the persuasion of their own eminence above others, were in falses of every kind. A. E. 163.
REPHAIMS, SUSIMS, and EMIMS (Gen. xiv. 5) s. a race similar to the Nephilims. (Gen. vi. 4.) 1673.
REPHIDIM (Exod. xvii. 1) s. the quality of temptations to truth. 8561.
REPLY. When assent is given by a r., it den. what is reciprocal. 2919.
REPRESSION of EVIL, when it is seen to be such, without which man incurs guilt. 9132.
REPRESENTATION is whatever exists in the things appertaining to the light of the world, that is, whatever exists in the external or natural man, considered in respect to the things appertaining to the light of heaven, that is, appertaining to the internal or spiritual man. 3225. R. are nothing else but images of spiritual things in natural, and when the latter are rightly rep. in the former, they then cor. 4044. In the spiritual world all things appear at a distance according to cor., the forms of such appearances being called r. of spiritual things in objects similar to those that are natural. A. H. 655.
REPRESENTATIVE, a, is nothing else but an image of what is rep., and in the image is the himself who is represented. 3393.
REPRESENTATIVE CHURCH, a, is when internal worship is in external, but the r. of a c., is when there is no internal worship, yet nevertheless external. 4288. A church merely r., is but a resemblance of a church and not a real church. 3480. All the churches which were before the advent of the Lord, were r., and only saw divine truth in shade, but after his advent, a church was instituted by him, which could see divine truth in the light. S. S. 20. The r. c. had its commencement in Abraham, and was afterwards established amongst the posterity of Jacob. 1409. See Churches.
REPRESENTATIVE HUMANITY, Before the incarnation, there was not any divine humanity, except a r. one, by means of some angel whom Jehovah the Lord filled with his spirit, and forasmuch as that was r., therefore, all things of the church at that time were r., and like shadows; but, since the incarnation, r. have ceased, as the shadows of evening, or night, at the rising of the sun. But the r. h., in which Jehovah was then manifested in the world before his actual advent, was not of such efficacy as that it could spiritually enlighten men; wherefore illumination was then effected only by types and figures. N. Q. No. 6.
REPRESENTATIVE RITES in the JEWISH CHURCH. There were some which originated in r. appearances in the world of spirits, and some which did not. Circumcision was one that did; for when the angels who are in heaven have an idea of purification from natural defilements, there is rep. very swiftly, in the world of spirits, something like circumcision, for angelic ideas pass in the world of spirits into rep. 2039.
REPRESENTATIVES. Every king, whosoever he was, whether in Judah or in Israel, or even in Egypt, and other places, might rep. the Lord; their royalty itself was rep. This was the case with the very worst of kings, as with Pharaoh, Nebuchadnezzar, Saul, etc. In like manner, all priests, whether good or bad, rep. the Lord, the priestly office itself being rep., for the nature and quality of the person is not at all reflected on. 1361, 1409. All things that appear among the angels are r. 971. 3213-3226, 9576, 9577. R. are realities, as being from the light of heaven. 3485. The divine influx assumes the form of r. in the superior heavens, and descends thence to the inferior. 2179, 3213, 9577. R. are more beautiful and perfect in proportion, as they have a more interior birth and existence in the heavens. 3175. R. of the church and its worship ceased when the Lord came into the world, because he opened the internal things of the church, and because all things appertaining to that church regarded him in a supreme sense. 4838. In the most ancient church, their method of expressing themselves was such, that when they made mention of earthly and worldly things, they thought of the spiritual and celestial things rep. thereby ; so that they not only expressed themselves by r., but also reduced their thoughts into a kind of historical series, or arrangement, in order to give them life; and in this they found the greatest delight and entertainment. Those r. are called in David, “hidden sayings of old.” (Ps. lxxviii. 2, 3, 4.) 66. The Word is rep. before the angels under the most beautiful and agreeable forms. 1767.
REPROACH, the, of Rachel taken away den. the office of interior truth no longer barren. 3909.
REQUIRE, to, of another den. the state in which one thing is so adjoined to another that it cannot be separated. 5010.
RESEMBLANCE, or, LIKENESS TO GOD, s. the divine love. D. L. W. 358.
REPTILE s. the sensual principle. A. E. 650. See Creeping Things,
RESEN between NINEVEH and CALAH (Gen. x. 12) s. false doctrinals of life, originating in the falses s. by N. and C. 1184.
RESIDE, to, and to INHABIT. To r. is pred. of truth, and to i., of good. 4600.
RESIDUE of the MEAT OFFERING. (Lev. vi. 10.) Aaron and his sons eating the r. of the m. o. s. man’s reciprocality and appropriation and consequent conjunction by love and charity, hence it was commanded to be eaten in a holy place. 2177.
RESIDUE of his PEOPLE (Isa. xxviii. 5) s. those among whom the Lord’s church will be. A. R. 189.
RESIN (Gen. xxxvii.) s. interior truths in the natural principle, but which are from good in that principle. 4748. R. (Ezek. xxvii. 17) s. truth grounded in good. 4748.
RESIN and the SON OF REMALIAH. (Isa. vii. 4.) R., king of Assyria, s. the knowledges of evil, and the son of Remaliah king of Syria, the knowledges of the false. 6952.
RESIST. Man cannot of himself r. evils. He can only do so from the Lord. A. Cr. 61.
RESPECT, to have, TO GOD is nothing else than but to think this or that evil a sin against God, and, therefore, not to do it. D. P. 20.
RESPECTIVE SENSE s. the internal sense. 3245.
RESPIRATION. Man has a twofold r., one of his spirit, and the other of his body; the former depends on the fibres from the brains, and the latter on the blood-vessels from the heart, and from the vena cava and aorta, D. L. W. 412. R. cor. to the understanding, consequently, to perception and thought, and likewise to faith, because faith is of the thought according to the perception of the understanding. A. R. 708. In the spiritual world, every one’s faith or reception of truth, may be perceived by the r. of his lungs, and the quality of his charity by the pulsation of his heart. F. 19. R. is the life of the body cor. to spiritual things, as the motion of the heart is the life of the body cor. to things celestial: the man of the most ancient church had internal r., consequently such as was in concord with, and similar to the r. of angels; this r. was varied according to all the states of the internal man; but in process of time, amongst succeeding generations, it was changed, till it was become such with the last posterity, in whom every thing angelic perished, that they could no longer respire with the angelic heaven; this was the genuine cause of their extinction, and hence it is said, ” that they expired, and that they died, in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of lives.” (Gen. vii. 21, 22.) After these times internal r. ceased, and therewith communication with heaven, consequently, heavenly perception, and external r. succeeded; and whereas hereby communication with heaven ceased, the men of the ancient, or new church, could no longer be celestial men, like the most ancient people, but spiritual. 805.
RESPOND, to, or ANSWER, s. knowledge, for that is implied in answering an interrogation. 5255.
RESPONSE, or ANSWER, s. knowledge, perception, thought. 5468, 6943.
REST of JEHOVAH and the ARK of HIS STRENGTH. (Ps. cxxxii. 8.) The r. of J. s. the unition of his humanity with his divinity; and the a. of h. s. is heaven and the church. A. E. 684.
REST, to, not DAY and NIGHT. (Rev. iv. 8.) The animals not resting day and night s. the Word continually, and without intermission, teaches. A. R. 247. To r. not d. and n. (Rev. iv. 8) s. that the divine providence and protection of the Lord never rests, nor ceases to eternity. A. E. 285. See Odor of Rest.
RESTITUTION is pred. of good and truth. 9032.
RESTORATION, the, of the marriage of good and truth, and the conjunction thereby of the created universe with the Lord, is of the divine providence. D. P. 9.
RESURRECTION. By r. is s. salvation and life eternal; and by first r., mentioned in Rev. xx. 5, 6, is not meant the first r., but the real and primary essential r., consequently, salvation and life eternal; for there is only one r. unto life, neither is there given a second, neither is there a second anywhere mentioned in the Word. A. R. 851. R. is only the continuation of life in the spiritual world. N. J. D. 221. A. C. 2119, 5070. R. and entrance into the spiritual world generally happens on the third day after death. U. T. 138, 281. A. R. 153.
RESURRECTION OF THE LORD den. that he rises every moment in the minds of the regenerate. 2405.
RESUSCITATION, in the other life, des. 178. R. of the church. There is no hope of it, if there is no internal as rep. by Joseph, no medium as rep. by Benjamin, and no charity or faith in the will as rep. by Simeon. 5551.
RETAIL, to, s. permanence in a state even to the end. A. E. 173.
RETALIATION, the law of, consists in this, that evil carries along with it its own punishment, and this law of r. der. its origin from the following divine law : “all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them; this is the law and the prophets.” (Matt, vii. 12; Luke vi. 31.) This law, in heaven, is the law of mutual love or charity, whence there exists what is opp. in hell, in that there happens to every one that which he would do to another, not that they who are in heaven do it, but they who are in hell do it to themselves, for the retribution of r. exists from the opposition to that law of life in heaven as an inherent thing in their evils. A. R. 762.
RETRACTION, the, of the natural man, how he shrinks from coming under spiritual subjection. 5647.
RETURN, to, refers to state. 2288.
REU (Gen. xi. 18) s. worship more external than that s. by Peleg. 1347. See Peleg.
REUBEN. By R. in a supreme sense, is s. omniscience; in a spiritual sense, wisdom, intelligence, and science, as also faith; in a natural sense, sight. In Rev. vii. 5, R. s. wisdom, because it follows after Judah, by whom is s. celestial love, and celestial love produces wisdom, for there does not exist any love without its consort, which is science, intelligence, and wisdom; the consort of natural love is science, the consort of spiritual love is intelligence, and the consort of celestial love is wisdom. The ground and reason why these are s. by R., is, because he was so named from seeing or sight, and spiritual-natural sight is science, spiritual sight is intelligence, and celestial sight is wisdom. Moreover R. was the firstborn of Jacob, and was, therefore, called by Israel his might, the beginning of his strength, excelling in eminence, and excelling in worth (Gen. xlix. 3); for such is wisdom originating in celestial love; and whereas R., on account of his primogeniture, rep. and, consequently, s., the wisdom of the men of the church, he, therefore, exhorted his brethren not to kill Joseph, and was grieved when Joseph was not found in the pit (Gen. xxxvii. 21, 22), and, therefore, his tribe encamped on the south, and was called the camp of R. (Num. ii. 10-16) ; moreover, the south s. wisdom originating in love; for which reason, they who are in that wisdom in heaven, dwell to the south. The tribe of R., in an opp. sense, s. wisdom separated from love, and, consequently, also faith separated from charity; on which account he was cursed by his father Israel (Gen. xlix. 3, 4); and was, therefore, deprived of his birthright (1 Chron. v. 1), for which reason an inheritance was given him on the other side of Jordan, and not in the land of Canaan; and also, instead of R. and Simeon, the sons of Joseph, Ephraim, and Manasses were acknowledged (Gen. xlviii. 5); nevertheless, he retained the representation and consequent signification of wisdom. A. R. 351.
REULE den. the good of the church. 6778.
REUMAH den. exaltation. 2868.
REVELATION in the most ancient church was immediate; in the ancient church by cor.; in the Jewish church, by a living voice; and in the Christian church, by the Word. 10.355, 10.632. H. and H. 306. And at this day there exists immediate r., because that is what is meant by the coining of the Lord. H. and H. 1.
REVELATION, book of, or Apocalypse, treats in series, of falses in the church. A. R. 700.
REVELATIONS are either from perception, or from discourse with the angels through whom the Lord speaks; they who are in good and thence in truth, especially they who are in the good of love to the Lord, have r. from perception; whereas they who are not in good and thence in truth, may indeed have r., yet not from perception, but by a living voice heard in them, thus by angels from the Lord; this latter r. is external, but the former internal; the angels, especially the celestial, have r. from perception, as also the men of the most ancient church had, and some also of the ancient church, but scarce any one at this day; whereas very many have had r. from discourse without perception, even who have not been principled in good, in like manner by visions or by dreams: such were most of the r. of the prophets in the Jewish church, they heard a voice, they saw a vision, and they dreamed a dream ; but inasmuch as they had no perception, they were r. merely verbal or visual without a perception of what they signified; for genuine perception exists through heaven, from the Lord, and affects the intellectual principle spiritually, and leads imperceptibly to think as the thing generally is, with an internal assent, the source of which it is ignorant of; it supposes that it is in it, and that it flows from the connection of things, whereas it is a dictate through heaven from the Lord, flowing into the interiors of the thought, concerning such things as are above the natural and sensual principle, that is, concerning such things as are of the spiritual world, or of heaven. 5121. The Lord acquired to himself intelligence and wisdom by continual r. from the divine. 3382. Revelations are made variously: 1, by dreams; 2, by visions of the night; 3, by visions of the day; 4 by speech which man hears within him; 5, by speech heard without from a visible angel; 6, by speech heard without from an angel not visible. 6000.
REVENGE. The origin of r. is self-love. 111. D. P. 276. Indulgence in r., a cause of disease. 5712. To be avenged seventy and seven fold, den. damnation. 432. The wicked breathes r. against the Lord when he perishes. A. R. 806.
REVERBERATIONS. One of the punishments evil spirits bring upon themselves. 829.
REVERENCE. The fear of God, a holy r. with those in celestial worship. 5459.
REWARD s. a means of conjunction; for r. serves as a means, or medium of conjunction with those who are not as yet initiated, for they who are not as yet initiated in good, and the affection thereof, that is who are not as yet fully regenerated, cannot do otherwise than think also of r., because in doing good, they do it not from the affection of good, but from the affection of somewhat blessed and happy in regard to themselves, and at the same time from a principle of fear in respect to hell; but when man is regenerated, this principle is then inverted, and becomes the affection of good, and in this case he no longer has respect to r. 3816. See Issachar.
RIB (Gen. ii. 2.) s. man’s proprium, wherein there is but little of any vital principle, but which indeed is dear to him; for a r. is a bone of the breast, and the breast with the most ancient people s. charity, inasmuch as it is the seat, both of the heart and lungs: and bones s. things of a viler nature, because there is very little of any vital principle in them. 148. By r. of the breast, in the Word, in the spiritual sense, is s., natural truth ; this is s. by the r. which the bear carried between his teeth (Dan. vii. 5), for by bears are s. those who read the Word in its natural sense, and see truths therein, without understanding; by breast of the man (Gen. ii.) is s. wisdom, for truth sustains wisdom, as a r. sustains the breast. C. S. L. 193. It rep. knowledges imbibed in this life from the Word. A. E. 781. See Bones.
RICH MAN and LAZARUS. (Luke xvi. 19,20.) By the r. m. is meant the Jewish nation, who are called rich because they were in possession of the Word, in which are spiritual riches. By the purple, and fine linen, with which the r. m. was clothed, are s. the good and truth of the Word, by purple its good, and by fine linen its truth, by faring sumptuously every day, is s. the delight which the Jewish people took in posessing the Word, and hearing it often read in their temples and synagogues; by the poor L., are meant the Gentiles, because they were not in possession of the Word ; by L. lying at the r. man’s gate is meant, that the Gentiles were despised and rejected by the Jews; by being full of sores is s. that the Gentiles, by reason of their ignorance of truth, were under the influence of many falses. U. T. 215.
RICHES s. the knowledges of good and truth. A. R. 206. E., when pred. concerning the Lord (Rev. v.) s. his divine omniscience. A. E. 338.
RICHES and MERCHANDISE. (Ezek. xxvi. 12,13.) R. s. the knowledges of truth; and in. the knowledges of good. A. E. 1145.
RIDE, to, s. to be elevated as to the intellectual principle. 3190. To r. upon a cherub (Ps. xviii. 9, 10) den. the Lord’s providence, to prevent man’s entering of himself into the mysteries of faith contained in the Word. 2701. To r. upon the clouds (Isa. xix. 1) s. to be in the wisdom of the Word. A. R. 24. To r. upon the high places of the earth (Isa. lviii. 13, 14), s. the peace and eternal felicity of the celestial man. 85. To r. upon the Word of truth and of meekness of righteousness (Ps. xlv. 1, 5), is to teach the doctrine of truth and goodness. 1288.
RIGHT, or RECTITUDE, is pred. of truth. 612, 5434.
RIGHT HAND, the, s. the all of man as to intellectual power, consequently, as to faith. A. R. 605. To place the r. h. on the head of any one, s. to regard in the first place. 6292.
RIGHT HAND, man of the (Ps. lxxx. 18), s. the Lord with respect to the Word. He is called “the man of the right hand,” because the Lord has power by virtue of divine truth, which also is the Word, and he had the divine power itself, when he fulfilled the whole Word; thus also he said that,” they should see the soul of man sitting in power, on the r. h. of the Father!” L. 27.
RIGHT HAND and LEFT HAND. (Gen. xxiv. 49.) By not receding and declining to the r. h. or to the l., is s. not to go any other way than that which the Lord himself, and which the good and truth of heaven, and the church lead. A. E. 600. R. h., in a bad sense, s. evil from which the false is der., and the l. h., s. the false by which evil is produced. 10,061. In the spiritual world the south is on the r. h., and the north is on the l. A. R. 933.
RIGHTEOUS is pred. of what is good. A. R. 173. By the righteousness which exceeds that of the scribes and pharisees, in Matt. v. 20, is meant interior righteousness, in which man is principled who is in the Lord. Dec. 84. To bring in everlasting righteousness (Dan. ix. 24) s. the last judgment, when to every one is given according to his deeds. A. E. 624. The Lord was not born righteousness as to his human essence, but was made righteousness by temptation, combats, and victories, and this by his own proper power; and as often as he fought and conquered, it was imputed to him for righteousness, that is, it was added to the righteousness which he was to be made, as a continual increase, until he became pure righteousness. 1813.
RIGHTEOUSNESS and PRAISE. (Ps. xxxv. 28.) R. is pred. of the good of the church; and p. of its truth, as also in other parts of the Word. A. E. 455.
RING. (Gen. xli. 42; Luke xvi. 22.) To give a r. s. what is confirmative of power. 5317.
RING UPON THE HAND s. conjunction of good and truth. A. E. 279.
RINGS. (Exod. xxv. 12.) By r. are s. the conjunction of good and truth, and here, that of divine truth with divine good. 9493. See Earrings.
RIPE is pred. of the final state of the church. A. R. 650.
RIPEN, to (Gen. xl. 10), den. the progress of the rebirth, or regeneration, even to the conjunction of truth with good. 5117.
RIPHATH (Gen. x. 3) was one of those several nations, which were principled in external worship, and which s. so many several doctrinals, which respected ritual observances, der. from external worship prevailing with Gomer, as appears from the prophetical writings, where the same nations are also mentioned, and by them are s. doctrinals, or rituals, in each sense, sometimes in the genuine sense, sometimes in the opp., as is usual with the prophets. 1154.
RISE, to (Gen. xxvii. 19), s. somewhat of elevation. 3552. To r. (Gen. xxxi. 35) s. to reveal or to discover. 4160. To r. early in the morning s. confirmation in good and truth. 2332. To r. up (Gen. xviii. 16) s. that perception was finished. 2218. To r. day and night s. in every state. A. E. 911.
RITUALS were accounted holy, in consequence of their rep. the holy things of heaven, and the church by cor. 4581.
RIVER OF DELIGHTS (Ps. xxxvi. 8) s. the spiritual which has relation to faith originating in love. 353.
RIVER OUT OF EDEN (Gen. ii. 10) s. wisdom proceeding from love, which is E. 107.
RIVER, GREAT, and RIVER EUPHRATES. (Josh. i. 4.) The great r. s. the influx of spiritual into rational things, and the r. E. the influx of rational into natural, and both together the influx of spiritual things through the rational, into natural things. A. E. 569. See Euphrates.
RIVER OF WATER OF LIFE (Rev. xxii. 1) s. in particular the divine truths in abundance, now revealed by the Lord in the Apocalypse. A. R, 932.
RIVERS s. truths in abundance serving the rational man, consequently, the understanding, for the purpose of doctrine and of life. A. R. 683. R. or floods s. temptations. A. R. 409. R. and waters s. difficulties, and also falses. (Isa. xliii. 2.) 790.
ROAR AS A LION, to (Isa. xxxi. 4), which is pred. of Jehovah, s. the ardent affection of defending heaven and the church against evils and falses. In an opp. sense, the roaring of a l. s. the desire of destroying and of making desolate. A. E. 278, 304, 605. To r. as a l. (Rev. x. 3) s. grievous lamentation concerning the state of the church; for a l. roars when he sees his enemies and is assaulted by them, and sees his whelps and his prey taken from him; and so does the Lord, comparatively, when he sees his church taken from him by devils, as is evident from many other passages. A. R. 471.
ROAST and BOILED. (Exod. xii. 9.) In the Word a distinction is made between what is r. and what is b., and by r. is s. good, because by fire; and by b. is meant truth, because by water; and hence the paschal lamb, which rep. the good of innocence, was commanded to be r. with fire, and not sodden at all with water. 7852.
ROBBERS s. falses as well as evils, A. E. 919.
ROBE, Aaron’s, s. divine truth in its internal form, which is the medium of the spiritual kingdom; thus the truth itself which is therein. 9825.
ROBE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS (Isa. Ixi. 10) s. the good of charity. 2576.
ROBES (Rev. vii.) s. truths of defence in general, and before they were washed, falses; for they who are in falses from ignorance, in the spiritual world, appear first in obscure garments of divers colors, and while they are in temptations, in filthy garments; but when they come out of temptations, they appear in white r., clean according to their purification from falses. A. E. 475.
ROBES, MANTLES, and CLOAKS, s. truths in common, because they were garments common to the whole body and covered over all. A. R. 828.
ROCK s. the Lord as to the divine truth of the Word. A. R. 915. See Hole and Cleft of a Rock.
ROCK OF ISRAEL, the (2 Sam. xxiii. 3, 4), s. the Lord. A. R. 53. R. of I. (Isa. xxx. 29) s. the Lord with respect to the goods of charity. 795.
ROCKS s. the good and truth of faith. 8581, 10.580. See Heaven.
ROD, or STAFF, s. power, and is pred. concerning divine spiritual truth. A. E. 726. R. and s. (Ps. xxiii. 3) s. the divine truth and good to which belongs power, 4876. R. and s. have an opp. sense. (Isa. xiv. 5; Ps. cxxv. 3, etc., etc.) A. E. 727. See Staff.
ROD coming out of the stem of JESSE (Isa. xi. 5), s. the Lord in his divine humanity. A. R. 46, 954.
ROD of IRON. By ruling with a r. of i. (Rev. ii. 27) is s. to rule by truths from the literal sense of the Word, and, at the same time, by rational principles der. from natural light. A. R. 148.
ROD of the MOUTH of JEHOVAH and the SPIRIT OF HIS LIPS. (Isa. xi. 4.) R. of the m. of J. s. here the divine truth, or the Word, in the natural sense; and the s. of his l. s. divine truth, or the Word, in its spiritual sense. A. E. 727.
RODS, twelve (Num. xvii. 6), s. the same as the twelve tribes, because the same word, in the original language, is used for rod as for tribe, (Num. i. 16; ii. 5, 7.) A. E. 727.
ROE, or ROEBUCK, s. affection of good and truth. 6413.
ROLL, to, AWAY the STONE from the DOOR of the LORD’S SEPULCHRE (Matt. xxviii. 2), s. the removal, by the Lord, of all the falsity which intercepted and hindered approach to him, and thus to open divine truth. A. E. 400.
ROLL, to, AWAY the STONE from OVER the WELL’S MOUTH (Gen. xxix. 10), s. to uncover the Word as to its interior contents. 5798.
ROLL, the, in EZEKIEL, and the LITTLE BOOK in the APOCALYPSE, s. the divine truth. 5620. See Volume, or Roll.
ROLLS of PARCHMENT. In ancient times there were no books, but only r. of p. A. E. 404.
ROMANS. Italians, Greeks, and R. der. their worship from the ancient church in Canaan. 8944.
ROMAN CATHOLIC RELIGION is external without internal; hence the priests only drink the wine, and profanation is thus guarded against. 10.040.
ROOF of a HOUSE s. what is inmost, the like as the head. 3652, 10.184.
ROOM, or PLACE, den. state. 2625.
ROOT (Mal. iv. 1) s. charity. 1801. R. dried up (Hosea ix. 16, 17) s. charity which could not bear fruit. 382.
ROOT of DAVID s. the Lord as to divine good united to divine truth in his humanity. A. E. 310. A. R. 200. R. of Isaac (Isa. xi. 10) s. the Lord. A. E. 175. R. of Jesse s. the Lord. 2468. R. of the Serpent (Isa. xiv. 29) s. scientifics. 1197.
ROPE, or CORD, den. conjunction. 9854.
ROSES, bed of, s. the delights of the truth of wisdom. C. S. L. 293.
ROSIN, or GUM (Gen. xliii. 11), s. the truth of good, or the truth der. from good, because it ranks amongst ointments, and also amongst aromatics; aromatics s. such things as are of truth der. from good, and especially when they are also ointments, and partake somewhat of oiliness, for oil s. good. 5620.
ROTATION. Punishment by r. des. 956.
ROUGH PLACES MADE PLAIN (Isa. xl. 4) s. the falses of ignorance turned into truths. 3527.
ROUND. What is r. is pred. of good. 8458. A small r. thing (Exod. xvi. 14) is pred. concerning the good of truth in its first formation, for what is small, is pred. of truth. 8458.
ROUND ABOUT den. those things which are most distant from midst, or from good and truth. 2973.
ROWERS, or those that handle the oar. (Ezek, xxviii. 29, 30.) By them that handle the oar are s. the intelligent. A. E. 514.
ROYALTY of the LORD s. heaven and the church. A. R. 664.
RUBY s. the truth of celestial good. 9865. A. E. 364. R. is the appearance of the Lord’s divine sphere rep. in the celestial heavens. A. R. 232. The Word is a r. by virtue of its celestial flame. S. S. 42.
RUDDINESS is pred. of good, as whiteness of truth. 3300.
RUIN, day of, s. the last judgment. A. E. 538.
RULE, grounded in truths alone, would condemn every one to hell, but r. grounded in goodness raises up out of hell, and elevates into heaven. 2015.
RULER of the FEAST (John ii. 9) s. those who are in the knowledges of truth: by his saying to the bridegroom, ” every man at first doth set forth good wine, and when men have well drank, then that which is worse, but thou hast kept the good wine until now,” is s. that every church commences in truths from good, but declines into truths without good, but that, nevertheless, now in the end of the church truth from good, or genuine truth is given, namely, from the Lord. A. E. 376.
RULER, or GOVERNOR, s. goods of the church, and, in the opp. sene, falses. A.E. 811. 863.
RULING EVIL, the, in the posterity of the most ancient church, was self-love, and not so much the love of the world, as at this day, for they lived apart from each other, according to their houses and families, and had no desire to accumulate wealth. The r. e. in the most ancient church, which was immediately before the flood, and in the ancient church, which was after the flood , and also the Jewish church, and afterwards in the new church established amongst the Gentiles, after the coming of the Lord, was this, that they did not believe the Lord or the Word, but themselves and their senses: hence faith became annihilated and in consequence thereof, neighborly love was annihilated so that nothing remained but falsehood and evil; and this incredulity is also the r. e. of the present church; however, in the present church, the evil is much greater than in former times, inasmuch as men at this day can confirm the incredulity of the senses by scientifics unknown to the ancients, which have given birth to an indescribable darkness, whereat mankind would be astonished, did they but know how great and terrible it is. 230, 232.
RULING LOVE OF MAN. The end proposed in all and every thing that a man thinks and does; the angels attendant on man, being angels of the Lord, rule and govern only the ends proposed by man, knowing that whilst they rule and govern these, they rule and govern also his thoughts and actions, inasmuch as all his thoughts and actions are dependent on the ends proposed; the end proposed by man is his very essential life, and all things which he thinks or does der. life from it, because they are dependent thereon, wherefore such as is the end proposed, such is the life of man 1217. See Love.
RUMAH, Nahor’s concubine (Gen. xxii.), s. the gentiles who are in idolatrous worship and principled in good: her name implies her quality, namely exaltation. 2868.
RUMOR AND VIOLENCE. (Jer. li. 46.) A r. s. such things as belong to understanding; v. such things as belong to will. 622.
RUMORS OF WAR den. discussions and strifes con. truths 3353.
RUN, TO MEET ANY ONE, (Gen. xxix. 13.) s. agreement. 3806. To r. to meet. (Gen. xxxiii. 4) s. influx. 4350. To r. and tell (Gen.xxix. 12) s. affection of making known. 3804. To r. and not be weary has respect to the will; and to walk and not faint has respect to the understanding. (Isa. xl. 31) 8901.
RUPTURE, or BREACH, den. infraction and perversion of truth. 4926. Truths destroyed by falses. A. E. 519.
RUSHES. Reeds and r. s. science from a sensual origin. A. E. 627.
RYE (Exod. ix. 32) s. the truth of the interior natural principle cor. to the good which is signified by wheat. 7605.
RYTHM. The speech of good and angelic spirits flows into r. 1648.
RAAMAH, the sons of (Gen. x. 7), s. the knowledges of things celestial 1172. See Sheba.