SABBATH-DAY. The s. among the children of Israel was the sanctity of sanctities, because it rep. the Lord, six days being s. of his labors and combats with the hells, and the seventh of his victory over them, and of the rest which he thereby attained; and whereas that day was rep. of the close and period of the whole act of redemption, which the Lord accomplished, therefore it was esteemed very and essential holiness. But when the Lord came into the world and in consequence thereof made all rep. of himself to cease, that day was then made a day of instruction in divine things, and thereby also a day of rest from labors and of meditation on subjects that concerned salvation and eternal life, and also a day for the exercise of love towards our neighbor. By the natural sense of the commandment, “to remember the s.-d. to keep it holy,” is meant, that six days are for man, and his labors, and that the seventh is for the Lord, and man’s rest in dependence on the Lord; for the word s., in the original tongue, s. rest. By this commandment, in a spiritual sense, is s. the reformation and regeneration of man by the Lord, by six days of labor, his warfare against the flesh and its concupiscences, and at the same time against the evils and falses which are with him from hell; and by the seventh day, is s. his conjunction with the Lord and regeneration thereby. The reason why the reformation and regeneration of man are s., in a spiritual sense, by this commandment, is, because they coincide with the labors and combats of the Lord against the hells, and with his victory over them, and the rest into which he then entered. In a celestial sense, by this commandment is meant, conjunction with the Lord and its attendant peace, in consequence of the divine protection from the powers of hell; for by the s. is s. rest, and in this highest sense peace, on which account the Lord is called ” the prince of peace,” and styles himself peace in the abstract. Hence also the Lord styles himself “lord of the s.” U. T. 301, 303. To do no work on the s.-d., s. that nothing should be done from proprium, but from the Lord. 8195. See Laws of the Jewish Church.
SABBATHS. (Exod. xxxi. 13.) ” Verily my s. ye shall keep,” s. holy thought continually concerning the union of the Lord’s divine with his human. 10.356.
SABEANS, the merchandise of, den. knowledges of spiritual things ministering to those who acknowledge the Lord. 1164.
SABTAH and SABTAHIKAH s. the various knowledges of spiritual things. 1168.
SACK (Gen. xlii. 25) s. a receptacle, and here a receptacle in the natural principle, because the subject treated of is concerning the truths and scientifics which are in the natural principle ; s. in this passage specifically s. the scientific principle, by reason that as a s. is a receptacle of corn, so the scientific principle is a receptacle of good, in the present case of the good which is from truth. 5489.
SACKCLOTH. By being clothed in s. is s. lamentation on account of the devastation of truth in the church. A. R. 492. S. (Rev. vi. 12) is pred. of destroyed good. 4779.
SACRAMENT, a, is nothing else but a binding. 3046. A s. (Gen. xxvi. 29) s. consent of doctrinals with the literal sense of the Word. 3452. The s. of baptism and the holy supper are the most holy institutions of worship in the Christian church. U. T. 99. See Baptism, Supper.
SACRIFICES and BURNT OFFERINGS. All the process of regeneration is des. by singular the rituals of every s. and b. o., and is made manifest, when the rep. are unfolded by the internal sense. They also s. the glorification of the Lord’s humanity. 10.042.
SAD. Certain spirits who are in the province of the stomach, induce what is s. and melancholy, likewise anxiety. 6202.
SADDLE, to (Gen. xxii. 3), s. to prepare. 2781.
SAGES. What their ideas were with regard to the immortality of the soul. D. P. 324.
SAHAH den. the offspring of science. 1235.
SAILORS trust more to divine providence than landsmen. C. 96. See Mariners.
SAINTS, popish, in the spiritual world des. L. J. 61-5.
SAINTS s. those who are in divine truths from the Lord. A. R. 586.
SAINTS and the RIGHTEOUS. S. s. those who are of the Lord’s spiritual kingdom, and the r., those of his celestial kingdom. A. R. 393.
SALEM s. a state of peace and perfection, or the tranquillity of peace. 1726, 4993. S. (Ps. lxxvi. 3) s. the Lord’s spiritual kingdom where there is genuine truth. A. E. 357.
SALT, s. the desire of conjunction of truth with good, hence nothing but s. will conjoin water, which cor. to truth, and oil, which cor. to good. 10.300. S., in a genuine sense, s. the affection of truth, and, in an opp. sense, the vastation of the affection of truth, that is of good in truth. Inasmuch as s. s. vastation, and cities s. doctrinals of truth, therefore in old time they sowed with s. cities that were destroyed, to prevent their being rebuilt. (See Judges ix. 45.) A. C. 2455. By Lot’s wife becoming a statue of s., is s. that all the good of truth in the church rep. by Lot was vastated; for truth averted itself from good, and looked to doctrinals. 2453.
SALVATION to the LORD our GOD (Rev. xix. 1) s. an acknowledgment and confession that there is s. from the Lord. A. R. 804.
SALVATION of MAN, the, is a continual operation of the Lord in m., from his earliest infancy to the latest period of his life, and this is such a divine work, that it is at once the work of omnipresence, omniscience and omnipotence: and the reformation and regeneration of m., consequently, his s., is all a work of the divine providence of the Lord. The very coming of the Lord into the world was solely for the sake of m. s.; on this account he assumed the human nature, removed the hells, and glorified himself, and invested himself with omnipotence even in ultiimates, which is meant by his sitting at the right hand of God. A. R. 798. See Celestial.
SALVE, eye, s. a medicine whereby the understanding is healed. A. R. 214.
SAMARIA (Amos iv. 1 ; vi. 1) s. the spiritual church perverted. 2220.
SAMARIA, woman of, s. the church to be raised up among the Gentiles. A. E. 537.
SAMARIA and JERUSALEM. (Exck. xxiii.) S. is the church which is in the affection of truth, and .1. is the church which is in the affection ot good. 2466.
SAMARITAN. By the S. in Luke x. are meant the Gentiles who were in charity towards their neighbor. A. E. 375. The S. s. the Gentiles or nations which would receive doctrine from the Lord and concerning him. A. E. 537. City of the S. (Matt. x. 5) s. the false doctrine, of those who reject the Lord. A. E. 223.
SAMSON rep. the Lord, who, by virtue of the natural man as to truth, fought with the hells and subdued them, and this, before he put on divine good and truth, also as to the natural man. 3301. A. E. 610. S. rep. the only Nazarite, namely, the Lord, and the power of his righteousness, who subjugated all diabolical spirits, that is, conquered death. Adv. See Nazariles. See Hairs of the Head.
SAMUEL, in a rep. sense, s. the Word. A. E. 750.
SANCTIFICATION. It is the divine good which sanctifies, and the divine truth is what is thence holy. A. E. 204.
SANCTIFY, to, den. being led of the Lord. 8806. Den. not to be capable of being violated. 8887.
SANCTUARY: s. the truth of heaven and the church. 8330. A. E. 768. S. (Ezek. xxiv. 21) s. the Word. A. E. 724.
SANCTUARY and HABITATION s. heaven and the church, s. as to the good of love, and h., as to truths of that good; for the Lord dwells in truths from good. A. E. 701.
SAND (Matt. vii. 27) s. faith separate from charity. A. E. 212. S. ” Treasures hid in the s.” (Deut. xxxiii 19), s. the spiritual things which lie hid in the literal sense of the Word. A. E. 445.
SAND UPON THE SEA-SHORE (Gen. xxii.) s. a multitude of scientifics. for sea den. scientifics in general or their gathering together, and s. den. scientifics in particular; scientifics are compared to s. because the little stones of which s. consists, in the internal sense, are scientifics. 2850. S. of the sea (Rev. xiii. 1) s. a state spiritual-natural, such as theirs is, who are in the first or ultimate heaven. A. R. 561 1-2.
SANDAL-TREE s. things which are of the natural man. A. E. 518.
SAPPHIRE STONE (Exod. xxiv. 10) s. spiritual good. 9407. Work of a s. s. (Exod. xxiv. 10) is the quality of the literal sense of the Word, when the internal sense is perceived therein. 9407.
SAPPHIRE STONE and ONYX STONE. S. s., in a general sense, s. the external of the celestial kingdom of the Lord, and the o. s., the external of his spiritual kingdom. 9873.
SARAH den. truth adjoined to good. 1468. Sarai was called S. that she might rep. the divine intellectual principle by the adjunction of the h in the name of Jehovah. 2063. ” Thou shalt not call her name Sarai. but S. shall her name be,” s. that the Lord shall put off the humanity, and put on the divinity. 2060, 2063. S. s. divine truth. 2063. S. as a mother rep, truth divine. 3210. S. as a wife (Gen. xviii. 6) s. rational truth appertaining to the Lord. 2173. S. as a wife s. truth intellectual, or spiritual, conjoined to divine good, or what is celestial. 2507. S. as a sister, den. the rational principle. 1495, 2508, 2531.
SARDINE STONE, because it is red, indicates the things which appertain to the good of love, or, the goods of the Word in ultimates A. R 231.
SARDIS. The church in S. (Rev. iii. 1) s. those who are in dead worship. A. R. 154. Also those who live a moral life, but not a spiritual life. A. E. 182.
SARDONYX is supposed to der. its name from participating in the qualities of sardine and onyx. Ap. Rev. 915.
SAREPTA. Widow of S. s. obedience and the desire of good to truth. 9188.
SATAN and DEVIL. S. has respect to falses and d. to evils. C. S. L. 492. S. s. those who are in the pride of self-derived intelligence. A. R. 97. See Devil and Satan.
SATIATE. Pred. of as much as one wills,, whether it be of good or evil. 8410.
SATIATED, to be (Rev. xix. 21), s. to be nourished with concupiscences, as it were, and to draw them in with delight. A. R. 837.
SATIETY is pred. of the reception of good, for good is the spiritual nourishment of the soul, as natural food is the nourishment of the body. A. E. 376.
SATISFIED WITH FAVOR and FULL WITH the BLESSING of the LORD. To be filled with the good of love is understood by being s. with f.,and to be filled with truths thence, by being full with the b. of the L. A. E. 439.
SATISFY, that which nourishes the soul. A. E. 617.
SATURN. The inhabitants of this planet are upright and modest, and inasmuch as they esteem themselves little, therefore, they also appear little in another life. In acts of divine worship they are exceedingly humble, for on such occasions they account themselves as nothing. They worship our Lord, and acknowledge him as the only God; the Lord also appears to them at times under an angelic form, and thereby, as a man, and at such times the divine beams forth from the face and affects the mind. The inhabitants also when they arrive at a certain age, discourse with spirits, by whom they are instructed concerning the Lord, how he ought to be worshipped, and likewise how they ought to live. The inhabitants and spirits of the planet S. have relation in the grand man, to the middle sense between the spiritual and the natural man, but to that which recedes from the natural, and accedes to the spiritual. E. U. 97, 98, 102,104.
SATYRS (Isa. xiii. 21) s. goods adulterated. A. E. 1029. S. and priapusses are those who are particularly addicted to obscenity. C. S. L. 44.
SAUL, as a king, rep. divine truth. A. R. 166. S. (1 Sam. xvi. 23) rep. the falses which are opp. to spiritual truths, and which were dissipated by the sound of David’s harp, for harp cor. to the affection of spiritual truth. A. E. 323.
S. as a king, s. truth from good, and J. the son of a king, s. the truth of doctrine. A. E. 357. See Bow of Jonathan.
SAVE, to. It is of the divine providence that every man is capable of being saved, and those are s. who acknowledge a God and lead a good life. D. P. 325. 332-4.
SAVIOUR. The Lord from the essential divine, through the divine human, is the s. A. R. 961. The Lord became a s., by his spiritual temptations, or combats. L. 33.
SAVIOUR and PRINCE. (Isa. xix. 18, 25.) S. is pred. of the Lord as to the good of love; and p., as to the truths of faith from him. A. E. 654.
SAVOR is pred. of the perception of a thing. A. E. 617.
SAVORY MEATS (Gen. xxvii.) s. the agreeable things which are of truth. 3536.
SAY, to, s. to perceive, and to speak s. to think: as for example, when it is said, in the Word, that Jehovah said, it s. that he perceives from the divine celestial principle, and when it is said, that he speaks, it means thought from the divine celestial principle, by the divine spiritual. (See Gen. xxi. 1.) When, however, there is mention made of saying alone, it sometimes s. to perceive, and sometimes to think, because saying involves both. 2619.
SAYINGS den. to persuade. 4478. When pred. of Jehovah s. to inform or instruct. 8041.
SCAB, a (Isa. v. 7), s. evil. 2240.
SCALES of a fish (Ezek. xxix. 4) s. scientifics of the lowest order, such as the fallacies of the senses. A. E. 654.
SCANDAL. A sphere of s. against the Lord, perceived as putrid water. 4629. What is meant by s. 4302.
SCAPE GOAT s. the communication and translation of all the iniquities and sins of the sons of Israel and their remission into hell. 10.023.
SCARLET (Isa. i. 18) s. truth der. from good (A. E. 67) ; or truth from a celestial origin, such as is the truth of the Word in its literal and natural sense. (Rev. xvii. 3.) A. E. 1038.
SCARLET DOUBLE-DYED (Gen. xxxviii. 28) s. spiritual good. 4922.
SCARLET and PURPLE (Isa. i. 8) s. false and evil. A. E. 1042. See Purple.
SCARLET-COLORED BEAST. (Rev. xvii. 3.) By s. is s. truth of the Word proceeding from a celestial origin. By the s. b. is s. the Word with respect to divine celestial truth. And inasmuch as the Roman Catholic religion rests its strength and dignity upon the Word, therefore the woman appeared sitting upon a s. b. as she had appeared before upon many waters (verse 1), by which waters are s. truths of the Word adulterated and profaned. That by b. is s. the Word, appears manifestly from the things said of it in the following passages of the chapter, as in verses 8, 11, 12, 13, 17: which things can only be said of the Word. A. R. 723.
SCATTERED ABROAD OVER THE FACE of the WHOLE EARTH (Gen. xi. 4), s. not to be received and acknowledged. 1309.
SCENT s. perception. A. R. 611.
SCEPTRE AND STAFF. S. s. divine truth as to government, and stiff, divine truth, as to power. A. E. 431.
SCHADDAI (Gen. xliii. 14) s. temptation, and after temptation consolation. The reason why S. s. temptation and after temptation consolation, is, because the ancients marked the one only God by various names, according to the various things which are from him; and inasmuch as they believed also that temptations are from him, they called God on this occasion S., yet by this name they did not mean another God, but the only God as to temptations; but when the ancient church declined, they began to worship as many gods as there were names of the one only God, and they also of themselves superadded several more; this custom was at length so prevalent, that every family had its own god, and he was distinguished altogether from the rest who were worshipped by other families: the family of Terah, from which Abraham came, worshipped S. for its God, hence not only Abraham, but also Jacob, acknowledged him as their God, and also in the land of Canaan : howbeit this was permitted them, lest they should be forced from their religious principle, for no one is forced from what he regards as holy; but whereas tho ancients by S. understood Jehovah himself or the Lord, who was so named when they underwent temptations, therefore Jehovah or the Lord took this name, in appearing to Abraham (Gen. xvii. 1), and also in appearing to Jacob. (Gen. xxxv. 11.) The reason why not temptation only, but also consolation, is s. by S., is, because all spiritual temptations are succeeded by consolation, for when any one in another life suffers hardships from evil spirits, by infestations, excitations to evils, and persuasions to falses, no sooner are the evil spirits removed, than he is received by the angels, and is brought into a state of comfort by delight agreeable to his genius and temper. 5628.
SCHALEM. The tranquillity of peace. 4393.
SCHUR. Exterior or scientific truth. 2497.
SCIENCES and languages after death are of no avail, but only the things which man has learnt and imbibed by them. 2180.
SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLE is the natural principle, because the s. p. is truth appearing in the light of the world, but the truth of faith, inasmuch as it is of faith with man, is in the light of heaven. 9568.
SCIENTIFIC TRUTH is all scientifics by which spiritual truth is confirmed, and der. its life from spiritual good. A. E. 507.
SCIENTIFICS are of three kinds, intellectual, rational, and sensual, all of which are sown in the memory of man or rather in his memories, and in the regenerate are thence called forth of the Lord, by the internal man; these s. which have their birth from things sensual, come to man’s sensation or perception during his life in the body, for they are the ground of his thought; the rest, which are more interior, do not so come to his sensation, or perception, before he puts off the body, and enters into another life. 991. S. are what first enter in at the senses, and thereby open the way to the interiors, it being a known thing, that the external sensuals are first opened with man, and next the interior sensuals, and finally the intellectuals, and when the intellectuals are opened, then these latter are rep. in the former, that they may be capable of being apprehended: the reason is, because intellectual things arise out of the things of sense by a method of extraction, for intellectual things are conclusions, and when conclusions are made, they are separated and sublimated; this is effected by the influx of things spiritual, which influx is through heaven from the Lord. 5580. S. must be arranged into order in tho natural principle, before the arrangement of the truths of the church can be effected, because the latter are to be apprehended by the former; for nothing can enter the understanding of man, without ideas acquired from such s. as man has procured to himself from infancy: man is altogether ignorant that every truth of the church which is called a truth of faith, is founded upon his s., and that he apprehends it, and it in the memory, and calls it forth from the memory, by ideas wrought from the s. appertaining to him. 5510. The s. to which those things that are of faith and charity can be in-applied, are very many, as all the s. of the church which are s. by Egypt in the good sense, consequently, all the s. which are true concerning cor., concerning rep., concerning s., concerning influx, concerning order, concerning intelligence and wisdom, concerning affections, yea all truths of interior and exterior nature, as well visible as invisible, because these cor. to spiritual truths. 5213. S. abide after death, but are quiescent. 2476-2479. The interiors of s. are those things which are spiritual in the natural principle, and spiritual things are in the natural principle, when the s. in that principle are illustrated by the light of heaven, and they are then illustrated by the light of heaven, when man has faith in the doctrinals which are from the Word, and he then has faith when he is in the good of charity; for in such case truths, and thereby s., are illustrated by the good of charity, as by flame, and hence have their spiritual light. 5037.
SCIENTIFICS and KNOWLEDGES are the first things on which are raised and grounded the civil, moral, and spiritual life of man, but they are to be learned for the use of life as their end. 1489.
SCIENTIFICS and KNOWLEDGES FROM THE WORD. By s. from the Word are understood all things contained in the literal sense, in which a doctrinal appears; but by the k. of truth and good, are understood all things of the literal sense, in which, and from which, there is somewhat doctrinal. A. E. 345.
SCORCH, to, MEN WITH FIRE (Rev. xvi. 8) s. that love to the Lord torments those who are in concupiscences of evils originating in the delight of self-love. A.R. 691.
SCORPION s. deadly persuasion; for a s., when he stings a man, induces stupor upon the limbs, and, if he be not cured, death. A. R. 425, 427.
SCORTATIONS cor. with the violation of spiritual marriage. C. S. L. 515-520.
SCORTATORY LOVE, opp. to conjugial love, means the love of adultery, when it is such that it is not reputed as a sin, nor as evil and dishonorable against reason, but as what is allowable with reason. C. S. L. 423-444. The delights of s. l. commence from the flesh, and they are of the flesh, even in the spirit, but the delights of conjugial love, commence in the spirit, and they are of the spirit, even in the flesh. C. S. L. 439.
SCOURGED s. to pervert. A. E. 655. See Mocked, etc.
SCRIBE (Isa. xxxiii. 18) den. intelligence. A. E.453. S. (Matt, xxiii.) s. the Word from which doctrine is der. 655. Chief priests and s. (Matt. xx. 17) s. the adulterations of good and the falsifications of truth. 658.
SCRIBES and PHARISEES. By righteousness which is to exceed that of the s. and p., is s. interior righteousness. Dec. 84.
SCRIP and PURSE s. knowledges of good and truth. A. E. 840.
SCRIPTURE, sacred. The sacred s., or word, is divine truth itself. U. T. 189. The whole sacred s. is nothing else but the doctrine of love and charity. N. J. D. 9.
SCROLL. (Rev. vi. 14.) The heaven departed as a s. rolled together s. the separation from heaven and conjunction with hell, of those on whom the last judgment was executed. A. R. 335.
SCULPTURED THING s. falses from self-der. intelligence. A. E. 804. Images den. things fashioned from man’s own intelligence. 8941.
SCUM and UNCLEANNESS s. what is evil and false. 4744.
SEA, the, in which waters terminate and are collected, s. divine truth in its terminations. The s. is an appearance of the divine truth proceeding from the Lord in its terminations, and divine truth in its terminations in the spiritual world, causes the appearance of a s. The s. also in the Hebrew language is called the west, that is, where the light of tho sun declines towards evening, or truth into obscurity; s. also s. the natural of man separated from the spiritual, and consequently, hell. A. R. 238. The s. s. the external of heaven and of the church, in which are the simple, who have thought naturally, and but little spiritually of things relating to the church. A. R. 878. The s., considered with respect to the water, s. the scientific principle in general, and considered with respect to waves is s. dispute and ratiocination, which are maintained by scientifics, therefore, the s. s. the natural man. A. E. 511. S. (Rev. xviii. 17) s. the Roman Catholic religion. A. R. 780. “The s. gave up the dead that were in it” (Rev. xix. 13) s. the external and natural men of the church called to judgment. A. R. 869. S. (Zech. xiv. 8) s. the natural man in whom those things descend which are in the spiritual principle; the eastern s. s. the natural man as to good, and the hinder s., the natural man as to truth. A. E. 275. The s. in the spiritual world form the boundaries of the earth eastward and westward. A. E. 406.
SEA OF GLASS MINGLED WITH FIRE. By s. of g. (Rev. iv. 6) is s. the new heaven of Christians, who were in truths of a common or general nature from the literal sense of the Word; they who are in common truths are also in the borders of heaven, wherefore at a distance they seem to be in the sea. But in Rev. xv. 2, by s. of g. is s. the ultimate boundary of the spiritual world, where they were collected who had religion and consequent worship, but not good of life; inasmuch as a collection of these is s., therefore it is said, as it were, a s. of g., and, moreover, it appeared mingled with fire, and by fire there is s. the love of evil, and consequent evil of life, of course, not the good of life, for where there is no good, there is evil. It is this sea also which is meant in Rev. xxi. 1, by the sea which is no more. A. R. 659.
SEA, RED, in which Pharaoh was drowned, s. hell. 7273.
SEA, RED, the SEA of the PHILISTINES, and the RIVER EUPHRATES. (Exod. xxiii. 31.) The R. S. s. scientific truth, the s. of the P., the knowledges of truth and good from the literal sense of the Word, and the r. E., the rational principle; for scientifics serve the knowledges of truth and good from the Word, and these with them serve the rational, and the rational serves for intelligence which is given by spiritual truths conjoined to spiritual good. A. E. 518.
SEA and EARTH. The s. s. tho external of the church, consequently, the church, as consisting of those who are in its externals; and the e. s. the internal of the church, and, consequently, the church as consisting of those who are in its internals; wherefore the s. s. the church among the laity, because they are in its externals, and the e., the church among the clergy, because they are in its internals. A. R. 398, 680. S. den. natural truths, and e., natural goods. (Rev. x. 2.) 2162.
SEA and the WAVES ROARING (Luke xxi. 25) s. that heresies and controversies, in general within the church, and in particular in every individual, would be thus noisy and outrageous at the last time of the church, or its last judgment. 2120.
SEAL, to, in the forehead, s. to distinguish and separate one from the other according to the love. A. R. 347.
SEAL UP THE VISION and PROPHECY, to (Dan. ix. 24), s. to conclude those things which are said in the Word concerning the Lord and to fulfil them. A. E. 375.
SEAL UP THOSE THINGS WHICH THE SEVEN THUNDERS UTTERED and WRITE THEM NOT (Rev. x. 4) s. that they will not be committed to the heart and receive till after the dragon, the beast, and false prophet are cast out of the world of spirits, because there would be danger if they were received before. A. R. 473.
SEAL NOT the WORDS of the PROPHECY of this BOOK (Rev. xxii. 10) s. that the Apocalypse must not be shut, for the truths and precepts of doctrine in it are opened by the Lord. A. R. 947. A. E. 1350.
SEAL OF THE LIVING GOD. (Rev. vii. 2.) By having the s. of the l. G., as spoken of the Lord, is meant to know all and every one, and be able to distinguish and separate the servants of God from those who are not the servants of God. A. R. 345.
SEALS, the SEVEN, mentioned in the Apocalypse, being opened, s. the exploration of the quality and state of those upon whom the last judgment was executed, anno. 1757. A. R. 259.
SEARCH, to (Rev. ii. 23), s to see. A. R. 140.
SEASONS of the YEAR, S. states of the church. D. L. W. 73.
SEBA, HAVILAH, SABTHAH, REGMAH, and SABTHECHA (the sons of Cush) (Gen. x. 7), were so many several nations who were not principled in internal worship, but in the knowledges of faith, in the possession whereof they made religion to consist. In an internal sense, by the same nations, are s. the knowledges themselves. 1168.
SEBA s. the spiritual things of worship. A. E. 1171.
SECOND COMING OF THE LORD, the, is not a coming in person, but in the Word, which is from him, and is himself. The clouds of heaven, in which the Lord is to come, is meant the Word in the sense of the letter. U. T. 776. See Advent of the Lord, Coming of the Lord.
SECOND DEATH s. spiritual death, which is damnation. A. R. 853.
SECOND MONTH (Gen. viii. 14) s. every state before regeneration, which appears from the s. of two in the Word; two s. the same as six, that is, combat and labor which precede regeneration, consequently, in the present case every state which precedes before man is regenerate. 900.
SECRET, or HIDDEN, s. inwardly in man. The s. place s. where the Lord is. 638.
SECRETIONS, the, of the human body, and spirits to which they cor. 5380.
SECURITY s. the external delight of heaven. A. E. 365. S. of life is induced by a belief in instantaneous salvation. Exp. D. P. 340.
SEDGE (Gen. xl. 2), or the larger grass, which is near rivers, s. scientifics which are of the natural man; that grass or herb den. scientifics, is clear from the Word. To feed in the s. is to be instructed in scientifics, and by scientifics concerning truths and goods. 5201.
SEDIMENT of the WATERS. A. E. 741. To persuade falses. A. E. 826.
SEDUCE, to (Rev. xii. 9), s. to pervert. A. R. 551.
SEDUCTION (Gen. xxvii. 12) s. what is contrary to order. 3528.
SEE, to, cor. to the affection of understanding, and when prod, of God, means that he knows all and every thing from eternity. 626, To s. (Gen. xix. 1) s. conscience. 2325. To s. afar off (Gen. xxii 4) s. to foresee. 2790.
SEE THE FACE OF GOD and THE LAMB, to. (Rev. xxii.) By seeing the face of G. and of the L., or of the Lord, is not meant to see his face, because no one can see his face, such as he is in his divine love, and in his divine wisdom, and live, he being the sun of heaven and of the whole spiritual world; for to see his face, such as he is in himself would be as if any one should enter into the sun, by the fire whereof he would be consumed in a moment; nevertheless, the Lord sometimes presents himself to be seen out of his sun, but then he veils himself, and so presents himself to their sight, which is done by means of an angel, as he also did in the world to Abraham, Hagar, Lot, Gideon, Joshua, and others, for which reason those angels were called angels, and also Jehovah, for the presence of Jehovah at a distance was in them. But by seeing his face here, is not meant to so see his face, but to see the truths which are in the Word from him, and through them to know and acknowledge him; for the divine truths of the Word make the light which proceeds from the Lord as a sun, in which the angels are, and whereas they make the light, they are like glasses, in which the Lord’s face is seen. A. R. 938.
SEED s. love, and also every one who has love. (See Gen. xii. 7; xiii. 15, 16.) 1025. S. s. faith grounded in charity. 3038. S. s. all who constitute the Lord’s spiritual kingdom. 3187. S. s. good and truth from the Lord. 3373, S., in an opp. sense, s. the false of doctrine, and the infernal false. A. E. 768. S. s. the ultimate and primary principles of man. A. R. 936. See Coriander Seed, Mustard Seed.
SEED OF EVIL-DOERS, a, and CHILDREN THAT ARE CORRUPTERS, (Isa. i. 4.) A s. of e.-d. s. the false of those who are in evil; and c. that are c., the falses of those who are in falses from that evil. A. E. 768. A. C. 622.
SEED OF HOLINESS (Isa. vi. 13) s. a remnant or remains. 468.
SEED of MAN. In the s. of m. is his soul in a perfect human form covered with substances from the purest things of nature, out ot which a body is formed in the womb of the mother. C. S. L. 183.
SEED of the SERPENT, the (Gen. iii. 15), s. all infidelity. 250.
SEED of the WOMAN, the (Gen. iii. 15), s. faith towards the Lord. 250. S. of the w. (Rev. xii. 17) s. those who are of the new church, and are principled in the truths of its doctrine. A. R. 565.
SEED as the SAND, and the OFFSPRING of the BOWELS as GRAVEL. (Isa. xlviii. 19.) S. as the s. den. good, and the o. of the b. as g. den. truth, or those who are principled in love to the Lord and towards their neighbor. 1803.
SEED and OFFSPRING. (Isa. lxv. 23.) S. s. divine truth, and o., a life according to it. A. E. 768.
SEED-TIME and HARVEST (Gen, viii. 2) s. man about to be regenerated, and the church thence der. S. will never cease to be sown into every man by the Lord, whether he be within the church, or out of the church, that is, whether he has been made acquainted with the Word of the Lord, or not; without s. sown in him by the Lord, it is impossible for man to know what is good in any respect; all the good of charity, even amongst the Gentiles, is s. from the Lord, and although they have not the good of faith, as those who are within the church may have, yet they are nevertheless capable of receiving the good of faith: the Gentiles who have lived in charity, as they usually do in the world, embrace and receive the doctrine of true faith, and the faith of charity, much more easily than Christians do, when they are instructed therein by angels in another life. That it will never happen but that a church will exist in some part of the earth, is here s. by s.-t. and h. never ceasing all the days of the earth. 932.
SEEK is pred. of the understanding, and to desire of the will. A. R. 429.
SEERS. When the prophets were in the spirit, or vision, they saw such things as were in heaven. A. R. 36.
SEETHE, to, s. to destroy by falses the truths and goods. A. E. 555.
SEGMENTS den. arrangement of the interiors by regeneration. 10.048
SEIR (Gen. xxxiii. 14) s. the conjunction of spiritual things with celestial in the natural principle, that is, of the truth which is of faith with the good which is of charity; the good to which truth is conjoined in the natural principle, and, in the supreme sense, the Lord’s divine natural as to good conjoined to truth therein, is what is properly s. by S. in these passages in the Word, Deut. xxxiii. 2, 3; Xum. xxiv. 17, 18; Judges v. 4, 5; and Isa. xxi. 11, 12. 4384. S. (Gen. xiv. 6) s. self-Jove. 1675. To arise and go forth out of S. (Dent, xxxiii. 2), s. that the Lord would make the natural principle divine, that hence also he might become light, that is, intelligence and wisdom, and thus Jehovah, not only as to the human rational, but also as to the human natural, wherefore it is said, “Jehovah arose from S., and went forth from S.” 4240.
SEIR, the land of, s. in a supreme sense celestial natural good of the Lord; the reason why the land of S. has this signification is, because Mount S. was the boundary of the land of Canaan on one part (see Josh. xi. 16,17), and all the boundaries, as rivers, mountains, and lands, rep. those things which were ultimate, for they put on rep. from the land of Canaan which was in the midst, which rep. the Lord’s celestial kingdom, and, in a supreme sense, his divine human ; the ultimates, which are boundaries, are those things which are called natural principles, for in natural principles, spiritual and celestial principles terminate. 4220.
SEIR, Mount, den. the human essence of the Lord. 1675.
SEIR and MOUNT PARAN. (Deut. xxxiii. 2.) S. has respect to celestial love, and M. P. to spiritual love. 2714.
SELAH (Gen. xi. 12) s. what appertains to science. 1339.
SELAV den. delight of natural love. 8426.
SELF-DERIVED INTELLIGENCE is the proprium of the understanding of man. A. R. 452. No false doctrine has any other origin, than in s.-d. i. A. R. 571.
SELF-DERIVED PRUDENCE is from the proprium of man, which is his nature, and is called his soul from his parent: this propriura is the love of s., and thence the love of the world; or the love of the world, and thence the love of s.: when the love of s. inspires its love into its mate, the understanding, it then becomes pride, which is the pride of one’s own intelligence; hence is one’s own p. Thus it is, that one’s own p. lies hid in every evil from its origin. D. P. 206.
SELF-EXAMINATION is of no avail, unless man confesses his sins before the Lord, and prays for divine aid, and begins a new life. T. C. R. 530.
SELFHOOD, or Proprium, is nothing but evil. A. C. 210-15.
SELF-LOVE consists in wishing well to ourselves alone. N. J. D. 65. S.-l. and the love of the world constitute hell. 2041, 3610, 4225, 10.741, 10.745.
SELF-SUBSISTING. The s.-s. principle is omnipresent, omniscient, and omnipotent. D. P. 157. S.-s. who alone is. D. L. W. 45.
SELL, to. (Gen. xli. 56), den. to appropriate to any one. 5371. Jesus said to the young man who was rich, ” s. what thou hast, and come, take up thy cross and follow me.” (Mark x. 21.) By this, in the spiritual sense, is understood, that he should reject the falses which were the doctrine of the Jewish nation, and receive the doctrine of truth from the Lord, and that he was to undergo conflicts and temptations from falses. A. E. 122. To s.(Rev. xiii. 17) s. to teach doctrine. A. R. 606. Sellers and buyers s. those who make gain to themselves from holy things. To s and to be sold (Isa. l. 1; lii. 4 ; Ezek. xxx. 12) s. to alienate truths, and to be alienated from them, and to accept falses for truths, and to be captivated thereby. A. E. 840.
SEMINEL. Quality des. 5056.
SEND, to, s. to reveal. A. E. 8.
SEND AWAY den. to be separated. 3182.
SENNACHERIB, king of Ashur or Assyria (Isa. xxxvii. 25), s. the rational principle perverted, destroying all the knowledge and perception of truth. A. E. 518, 778. S. the chief captain of the king of Assyria (2 Kings xviii.-xix.), rep. the natural man as to his intellectual principle. . A. E. 654.
SENSATION. All varieties of s. have reference to the sense of touch, and in the internal sense den. the inmost of and all of perception. 2528. S. which pertain to the body, are der. from love and wisdom. D. L. W. 363.
SENSE. The common s. is that in which all particular sensation subsists. 4325-8. See Involuntary Common (or General) Sense.
SENSES. The five external s. cor. to the five internal s., and communicate immediately with them. 6101, 4407.
SENSITIVE is the ultimate of perception. 7691. The sensitive and perceptive exists from good. 3528. All the perceptive and s. are learned and known by relation. D. P. 24.
SENSORIES. The s. of the body are only recipient and percipient, as if from themselves. Each s. des. A. Cr. 45.
SENSUAL LIFE. They who are good, after death, at first live the s. l. in the world or heaven of spirits, afterwards the interior s. l. in the heaven of angelic spirits, and lastly the inmost s. l. in the angelic heaven 978.
SENSUAL MAN. He is called a s. m. who judges of all things by his bodily senses, and who believes nothing but what he can see with his eyes and touch with his hands; saying that these are something, and rejecting the rest. 5094, 7693. The s. m. thinks in his extremes, and not interiorly from any spiritual light, but he is in a dense natural light. 5080, 5094. S. m. reason acutely and subtilely, because their thought is so near their speech that it is almost in it, and, as it were, in their lips, and because they place all intelligence in speech from memory only; some of them also can dexterously confirm falses, and after confirmation they believe them to be truths. But they reason and confirm things from the fallacies of the senses, by which the vulgar are captivated and persuaded, A. R. 424. Men of learning and erudition, who have confirmed themselves deeply in falses, and still more they who have confirmed themselves against the truths of the Word, are more s. than others. A. C. 6316.
SENSUAL PRINCIPLE, the, is the ultimate of the life of man’s mind, adhering and cohering to his five bodily senses. 5077, 5767, 9121. The man who is regenerated, especially at this day, is not regenerated as to the s. p., but as to the natural principle, which is next above the s. 7442.
SENSUAL THINGS. They who reasoned from s. t. only, and thence against the genuine truths of the church, were called by the ancients “serpents of the tree of knowledge.” A. R. 424. A. C. 195-197. S. t, ought to be in the last place, and not in the first, and in a wise and intelligent man, they are in the last place, and subject to the interiors, but in a foolish man, they are in the first place and govern ; these are they who are properly called s. A. R. 424. A. C. 5125, 5128, 7645.
SENT, to be. By being s. is everywhere s., in an internal sense, to go forth; as in John xvii. 8. In like manner it is said of the holy of the spirit, that it was s., that is, that it goes forth from the divine of the Lord, as in John xv. 26 ; xvi. 5, 7. Hence the prophets were called the s., because the words which they spake went forth from the holy of the spirit of the Lord. And whereas all divine truth goes forth from divine good, the expressions, is properly pred. of divine truth. Hence also it is evident what it is to go forth, that is, that he who goes forth, or that which goes forth, is of him from whom it goes forth. 2397. To be s. (Gen. xxxvii, 13) s. to teach. 4710.
SEPARATED from the BOWELS, to be (Gen. xxv. 23), s. the birth of truth. 3294.
SEPARATION of good from evil exp. 2405. H. and H. 511
SEPHAR (Gen. x. 30) s. good. 1248.
SEPULCHRE, in the internal sense of the Word, s. life, or heaven, and, in the opp. sense, death, or hell; the reason that it s. life, or heaven is, because the angels, who are in the internal sense of the Word, have no idea of a s., because no idea of death, wherefore instead of a s., they perceive nothing else than a continuation of life, thus resurrection; for man rises again as to his spirit, and is buried as to his body, and because burial s. resurrection it also s. regeneration, for regeneration is man’s first resurrection, inasmuch as he then dies as to the former man, and rises again as to the new; by regeneration man from dead becomes alive; hence the signification of a s. in the internal sense. That s., in an opp. sense, s. death or hell is, because the wicked do not rise again to life, and therefore when it ia treated concerning the wicked, and mention is made of a s. then there occurs to the angels no other idea than that of hell; this is the reason why hell in the Word is also called a s. 2916.
SERAH (Gen. xxxviii. 30) s. the quality of good as actually being firstborn, and truth only apparently. S., in the original tongue, s. rise, and is attributed to the sun, and to the first appearance of its light; hence S. was named, because the case is similar with good appertaining to the man, who is regenerating, for it first arises and gives light, by virtue of which light those things are illustrated which are in the natural man, so that they may be seen and acknowledged, and finally believed. 4930.
SERAPHIM (Isa. vi. 2) s. the Word, properly doctrine from the Word. A. R. 245. See Cherubim.
SERIES. Truths are arranged into s. with man, according to the arrangement of angelic societies. 10.303.
SERPENT s. man when he is corporeally sensual, who turns from the Lord to himself, and from heaven to the world; such was the s. who seduced Eve and Adam. A. R. 550. S. (Gen. iii. 15) is evil of every kind; his head is self-love, the seed of the woman is the Lord, the enmity which is put, is between the love of man’s proprium and the Lord, thus between man’s own prudence and the divine providence of the Lord. D. P. 211. By s., amongst the most ancient people who were celestial men, was s. circumspection; and, in like manner, the sensual by which they exercised circumspection, lest they should be injured by the evil; which is evident from the words of the Lord to his disciples, ” behold, I send you as sheep into the midst of wolves; be ye therefore prudent as s., and simple as doves.” (Matt. x. 16.) 197.
SERPENT and ASP. (Gen. xlix. 17.) By s. on the way, and by a. on the path, is s. the sensual principle as to truth, and as to good. A. E. 355.
SERPENT’S ROOT, the (Isa. xiv. 29) s. scientifics. 1197.
SERPENTS. By s. in the Word are s. sensual principles, which are the ultimates of man’s life; the reason is, because all animals s. affections of man, wherefore also the affections of angels and spirits in the spiritual world, appear at a distance as animals, and affections merely sensual as s.; and this because s. creep on the ground, and lick the dust, and sensual things are the lowest of the understanding and will, being in close contact with the world, and nourished by its objects and delights, which only affect the material sense of the body. Noxious s., which are of many kinds, s. the sensual things that are dependent on the evil affections, which constitute the interiors of the mind with those who are insane through the falses of evil; and harmless s. s. sensual things that are dependent on the good affections, which constitute the interiors of the mind with those who are wise by virtue of the truths of good. A. R. 455.
SERUG (Gen. xi. 20) s. worship in externals. 1349.
SERVANT. In the Word throughout, there is mention made of s., and thereby in the internal sense is meant what is subservient to another, in general every thing which is below in respect to what is above, for it is grounded in order, that an inferior thing should be subservient to a superior, and so far as it is subservient, it is called a s. 5305. S. den. the humanity appertaining to the Lord, before it was made divine, which may appear from several passages in the prophets; the reason is, because the humanity appertaining to the Lord, before he put it off, and made it divine, was nothing else but a, s. 2159. The s. (Gen. xxiv. 17) s. the divine good. 3088. S. (Exod. xxi. 32), in an internal sense, s. labor. 2276. The Lord is as if he did not see and perceive the sins of men; for he leads them gently, thus he bends and does not break in withdrawing them from evil, and in leading them to good; wherefore he does not chastise nor punish, as if he saw and perceived. This is understood by these words, ” Who is blind but my s., or deaf as my messenger ?” (Isa. xlii. 19.) He is called blind, and thence s., from divine truth, and deaf and thence messenger, from divine good ; for blind refers to the understanding and thence perception, and deaf refers to perception, and thence to the will; hence here is understood that the. Lord appears not to see, although the divine truth is his from which he knows all things; and that he appears not to will according to what he perceives, although to him belongs divine good from which all things are possible to him. A. E. 409. S., in a spiritual sense, s. those who are in truths, and forasmuch as truths originate in good, by s. are meant those who are in truths, originating in good, therefore also those who are in wisdom originating in love, because wisdom is of truth, and love is of good; also those who are in faith originating in charity, because faith also is of truth, and charity is of good; and forasmuch as the genuine spiritual sense is abstracted from personality, therefore in it by s. are s. truths, and as truths are subservient to good, by teaching it, therefore in general, and properly speaking, by s. in the Word, is meant what is subservient, or he, or that which serves, and in this sense, not only the prophets are called the s. of God, but also the Lord with respect to his humanity. A. R. 3. S. den. those things which are of the exterior natural principle; for when man is regenerated, then inferior things are made subordinate and subject to superior, or exterior things to interior, in which case exterior things become s., and interior things lords. 5161. S., in an opp. sense, s. those who serve the devil, these are in a state of real servitude ; but they who serve the Lord are in a state of liberty; as the Lord also teaches in John viii. 32-36. A. R. 3. S. (Gen. xx. 8) s. things rational and scientific. 2541. S. (Gen. xliii. 18) s. light things and things of no account. 5651. The s. which were thrice sent (Luke xx. 10-16) s. the Word given by Moses and the prophets. A. E. 315. See Men-Servants.
SERVANTS and ELECT. S. are they who receive-divine truth, and teach; and the e. are they who receive, and lead to divine good. A. E. 409.
SERVANT OF SERVANTS, a (Gen. ix. 25), s. worship in externals without charity, or what is most vile in the church. 1091, 1092.
SERVE, to (Gen. xv. 13), s. oppression. 1845.
SERVE, to, and DWELL. In the Word, to s. is pred. of truth, and to d., of good. A. R. 380.
SERVICE den. all that which is beneath, which is subordinate, and which obeys, consequently, truth as being der. from good, and ministering to good. 3409.
SERVITUDE. Every man wishes to remove slavery from himself. D. P. 148. S. pred. of the unregenerate. 892. S. pred. of the regenerate, or of the external submissive to the internal, is not felt as such, because it is from submission of heart. 5161. To be led by evil is s. D. P. 43.
SERVILE FEAR. In proportion as worship is grounded in s. f. there is less of faith, and still less of love in it. 2826.
SET WITH THEE, to (Gen. xxxiii. 15), s. to conjoin. 4385.
SET ON EDGE, to be, s. the appropriation of the false from evil. A. E. 556.
SETH (Gen. iv. 25. etc.) s. a new faith by which comes charity. 434.
SEVEN. The number s. was esteemed holy, as is well known, by reason of the six days of creation, and of the seventh, which is the celestial man, in whom is peace, rest, and the sabbath; hence the number s. so frequently occurs in the rites of the Jewish church, and is everywhere held as holy; and hence times were distinguished into s., both the great and the less intervals, and were called weeks, as the great intervals of times till the coming of the Messiah (Dan. ix. 24, 25) ; and the time of s. years is called a week by Laban and Jacob. (Gen. xxix. 27, 28.) Wherefore, wheresoever the number s. occurs, it is esteemed holy and sacred, as in Ps. cxix. 164, and in Isa. xxx. 26. As the times of man’s regeneration are distinguished into six, previous to the seventh, or the celestial man, so also the times of vastation are distinguished, even till nothing celestial remains; this was rep. by several captivities of the Jews, and by the last Babylonish captivity, which lasted s. decades, or seventy years; it was likewise rep. by Nebuchadnezzar, in Dan. iv. 16, 22, 29. It is also prod, concerning the vastation of the last times, in Rev. xv. 1, 7, 8; and that they should tread the holy city under foot, forty and two months, or six times s. (Rev. xi. 2; and, again, Rev. v. 1.) Hence the severity and increments of punishment were expressed by the number s., as in Lev. xxvi. 18, 21, 24, 28; Ps. lxxix. 12. 395. S. (Rev. xv. 1) s. all in an universal sense. A. R. 657. See Six.
SEVEN-FOLD and SEVENTY-SEVEN-FOLD. As the number seven is holy, so the number seventy has a like s., as comprehending seven ages, for an age in the Word is ten years; whensoever any thing particularly holy or sacred was to be expressed, then the term seventy times seven was applied, as where the Lord said, ” that a man should remit to his brother, not only until seven times, but until seventy times seven” (Matt, xvii’i. 21, 22); by which is meant that they should remit as often as he trespasses, consequently, without end, or forever, which is holy. 433.
SEVEN ANGELS (Rev. xv. 1; xvi. 1) s. heaven, and, in a supreme sense, the Lord. A. R. 657, 676.
SEVEN CHURCHES s. all who were of the church in the Christian world, and every one according to reception. A. R. 10, 41.
SEVENTH DAY and SEVENTH MONTH. (Gen. ii. 2, 3; viii. 4.) S. d. is the celestial man, and the s. in. is the spiritual man. 84, 851.
SEVENTEEN s. both the beginning of temptation, and the end of temptation, by reason that it is composed of the numbers seven and ten; which number, when it s. the beginning of temptation, implies in such case till seven days, or the seventh of seven days, which s. the beginning of temptation. But when s. s. the end of temptation, then seven is a holy number, to which ten is added, which s. remains, for without remains man cannot be regenerated. 755. The seventeenth day (Gen. viii. 4) s. what is new. 853.
SEVENTY-TWO den. all things of charity and faith. 5291.
SHADDAI s. temptation, and, afterwards, consolation. 5628. See Schaddai.
SHADE on the RIGHT HAND. (Ps. cxxi. 6.) To be a s. on the r. h. s. to do defence against evil and the false. A. E. 298.
SHADE of the LIGHT of HEAVEN, the, is not similar to the s. of the l. of this world, being an incomprehensibly mild and pure light, equally enlightening the understanding and the sight. 1972.
SHADOW s. commonplace. A. E. 324.
SHADOW of a BEAM (Gen. xix. 8) s. a general obscure principle of the good of charity. 2301, 2367.
SHADOW of DEATH, the, has respect to the states of those in hell, who are in the falses of evil. A. R. 110.
SHAFTS s. truths, and spiritual truths. A. R. 299. See Arrow.
SHAKE. To s. bread on the palm of Aaron’s hand (Exod. xxix. 21) den. acknowledgment that vivification is of the Lord, and that it is the Lord. 10.082.
SHAKE THYSELF FROM THE DUST, ARISE, SIT DOWN, O JERUSALEM (Isa. lii. 2), s. liberation from infernal falses, and elevation to the truths of heaven. A. E. 811.
SHALEM den. the procedure of the regenerate to the interior truths of faith. 4393.
SHAME s. filthy loves. A. E. 1009.
SHARON s. the celestial church, also the internal of the celestial church. 5922, 10.610.
SHARON, BASHAN, and CARMEL (Isa. xxxiii. 9), s. the church as to the knowledges of good and truth from the natural sense of the Word. A. E. 730.
SHARP s. what is accurate, what is exquisite, and altogether, or entirely. A. E. 908.
SHAVE, to, the HEAD was strictly prohibited the high-priests and his sons, because of the holy rep. of hair, and of the Nazarite. A. R. 47.
SHAVE, to, the HEAD and BEARD. See To Poll the Head and Beard.
SHAVEH s. goods of the external man. 1723.
SHAVEH KIRIATHAIM s. the hells of such as were in persuasions of the false. 1673.
SHEAF s. doctrine, and hence, to bind sheaves s. to teach from doctrine ; the ground and reason why s. den. doctrine is, because field is the church, and standing corn in a field den. truth in the church, thus, a s., in which there is corn, den. doctrine in which there is truth. 4686. Joseph’s s. (Gen. xxxvii.) s. doctrine from the Lord’s divine truth, or the doctrinal concerning the Lord’s divine human. 4686, 4689.
SHEAR, to, the FLOCK (Gen. xxxi. 19) s. to perform use, which is evident from this consideration, that shearing the flock, in the internal sense, is nothing else but use, for thence is wool; that shearing the flock den. use, is manifest also from Deut. xv. 19, where by not shearing the first-born of the flock, is meant not to perform thence domestic use. Inasmuch as shearing the flock s. use, therefore, to s. the f., and to present at shearing, was, in old time, reputed an honorable office and employment, as may appear from what is said of Judah, that ” he sheared his flock” (Gen. xxxviii. 12, 13), and from the sons of David in the second book of Samuel xiii. 23, 24, 4110.
SHEBA. (Gen. x. 28.) A ritual of the church called Eber. 1245. S. (Jer. vi. 20) s. knowledges and acts of worship. 1171.
SHEBA and DEDAN are those who constitute the first class in the Lord’s spiritual kingdom, who are principled in the good of faith, and who have doctrinals of charity; hence it is, that by S. and D. are s. the knowledges of things celestial, or, what is the same thing, those who are in the knowledges of things celestial, that is, who are in the doctrinals of charity, for doctrinals are knowledges, and charity is the celestial principle appertaining to the spiritual man. 3240.
SHEBA and SEBA s. the internal things of worship, namely, S., the celestial things of worship, and S., the spiritual things of worship. 1171.
SHEBAH (Gen. xxvi. 33) s. the conjunction of confirmed truth. 3465.
SHECHEM. (Gen. xii. 6.) By Abram’s passing through the land unto the place S., is s. a new state of the Lord, when the celestial things of love first appeared to him which is s. by S., which is the first station, as it were, in the the land of Canaan, in coming from Syria, or from Haran; Jacob, when he returned from Haran to the land of Canaan, in like manner, came to S., as may appear from Gen. xxxiii. 17-20, where also by S. is s. the first dawn of light. So in David (Ps. lx. 6-8; cviii. 7-9), where by S. also the like is s. That S. was made a city of refuge (Josh. xx. 7), and also a city of priests (Josh. xxi. 21), and that there a covenant was made (Josh. xxiv. 1, 25), implies also the like s. 1441. S. (Gen. xxxvii. 12) s. first rudiments of the doctrine concerning faith: first rudiments are also the common [or general] principles of doctrinals, these common [or general] principles are what are first received, special [or particular] principles follow afterwards. 3704. S. the son of Hamor (Gen. xxxiv. 2) s. the truth of the church from ancient time. 4330.
SHEEP, in the Word, s. goods. Also, those who are in the good of charity, and thence in faith. 4169,4809. S., as first mentioned, in John xxi. 15-17, den. those who are in good from good: and s., mentioned a second time, den. those who are in good from truth. 4109. Other s. which are not of this sheepfold (John x. 1(5), are meant those who are neither celestial nor spiritual, but natural, and, notwithstanding, are in the good of life according to their religious principles. A. E. 433. See Lambs.
SHEEP and GOATS (Matt. xxv. 33-41) do not mean all the good and all the evil; but, in a proper sense, by s. are understood they who are in the good of charity towards their neighbor, and thence in faith ; and by g., they who are in faith separate from charity, consequently, all those upon ^vhom the judgment in the last time of the church was about to be executed, for all those who were in the good of love to the Lord were before received into heaven; and all who were in no good of cbarity, and thence in no faith, were before cast into hell. To the s. it is said, ” inherit the kingdom prepared for you,” from the foundation of the world, but it is not said that the lot of the g. was prepared from the foundation of the world, for the evil prepare hell for themselves, and the Lord prepares heaven for the good. A. E. 600.
SHEEPFOLDS s. knowledges and scientifics in the natural man. A.E. 434.
SHEET. A punishment des. 964.
SHEKEL, a, s. the price or estimation of good and truth, and half a s. s. the determination of the quantity thereof. 3104.
SHELAH (Gen. xxxviii. 2) s. the quality of evil der. from the false of evil; or the quality of the idolatrous principle with the Jewish nation. 4819,4826. See “Kesil.
SHELEPH. (Gen. x. 26.) A ritual of the worship of the church called Eber. 1245-1247.
SHEM (Gen. x. 21) s. the ancient church in general. 1217.
SHEM, HAM, JAPHETH, and CANAAN. By S. is understood internal worship, by J. cor. external worship, by H. internal worship corrupted, by C. external worship separate from internal. Such persons never had any existence; but those kinds of worship had such names given them. 1140. See Noah.
SHEMEBER den. evil lusts and false persuasions. 1663.
SHEPHERD s. the Lord. A. E. 375. S., in the opp. sense, s. those who teach falses, and thereby lead to evil of life. A. E. 388. S., abstracted, s. truths themselves productive of good. 388.
SHEPHERD of the FLOCK, a, is one who exercises the good of charity, as must be obvious to every one, inasmuch as the expression is commonly used in this signification, in the Word of the Old and New Testament; he who leads and teaches is called s.; they who are led and taught are called the f.; he who does not lead to the good of charity, and who does not teach the good of charity, is not a true s.; and he who is not led to good, and does not learn what is good, is not of the f. 343.
SHEPHERDS of ABRAM’S CATTLE, and SHEPHERDS of LOT’S CATTLE. (Gen. xiii. 7.) S. of cattle s. those who teach, consequently, the things appertaining to worship, as may be obvious to every one. The s. of A’s. cattle are things celestial, which appertain to the internal man, and the s. of L’s. c. are things sensual which appertain to the external man. 1571,1572.
SHEW, to, s. to instruct to the life. 264.
SHEW-BREAD s. the divine good of the Lord’s divine love. 3478.
SHIELD s. defence to be confided in against evils and falses. In respect to the Lord, it s. defence, and in respect to man, confidence in the Lord’s protection, because it was a protection for the breast, and by the breast is s. good and truth, good by reason of the heart being therein, and truth by reason of the lungs. In an opp. sense, s. den. evils and falses, whereby combat is waged, and which is used as a defence, and in which are confided in, as in Jer. xlvi. 3, 4, and other passages. 1788.
SHIELD, BUCKLER, and SPEAR. (Ps. xxxv. 2.) S., because it guards the head, s. defence against falses which destroy the understanding of truth ; and b. because it guards the breast, s. defence against falses which destroy charity, which is the will of good; and s. because it defends all things of the body, s. defence in general. A. E. 734.
SHIELD and HELMET are such things as appertain to spiritual war. 3448.
SHILOH (Gen. xlix. 10) s. the Lord and the tranquillity of peace 6373. Habitation of S. (Ps. lxxviii. 6O, 61) s. the church which is principled in the good of love. A. E. 811. See Tabernacle and Tent.
SHINAR, land of (Gen. x. 10), s. external worship, whose internal is profane. 1183.
SHIN An s. evil lusts, and false persuasions. 1663.
SHINE, or SHINING, s. what is exempt from falsity, and what is pure by reason of truth. A. R. 814.
SHIP. A s. s. doctrine from the Word, and its planks, oars, and masts s. the various things of which doctrine consists. They who teach, lead, and rule, are understood by the pilots, the rowers, and mariners, etc. (Ezek. xxvii. 4, 5. 6, etc.) A gallant s. (Isa. xxxiii. 21) s. wisdom from man’s proprium, and a s., or galley with oars, intelligence from man’s proprium, because it is guided by men with oars. A. E. 514. See Beam.
SHIPS s. knowledges of what is good and true from the Word, serving for use of life; s. have this s., because they traverse the sea, and bring such necessaries as are of use to the natural man exclusively, and the knowledges of good and truth are the necessaries which are of use to the spiritual man; from these the doctrine of the church is der., and, according to this doctrine, life. S. s. these knowledges, because they are what contain things, and, in the Word, the thing containing is taken for the thing contained. A. R. 406. S. s. the scientifics and doctrinals of the true, and, in the opp. sense, the scientifics and doctrinals of the false. A. E. 355.
SHIPS of TARSHISH (Isa. xxiii. 1) s. the doctrinals of truth and good, and, in the opp. sense, false doctrinals. A. E. 514. A. C. 9295.
SHIPHRAH and PUAH (Exod. i. 15) s. the quality and state of the natural principle, where the seientifics are. 6674.
SHITTAH TREE (Isa. xii. 19) has relation to the church in the spiritual or internal man; also to rational truth and its perception; also to genuine truth. A. E. 294, 375, 730.
SHITTIM WOOD s. the good of merit, and in a supreme sense, the mercy of the Lord. 9528. See Valley of Shittim.
SHOE. In the Word, the sole of the foot and the heel s. the ultimate natural. The s. is what clothes the sole of the foot and the heel, wherefore the s. s. a natural still more remote, thus the corporeal itself. The s. of s. changes according to the subjects: when it is pred. of what is good, it is taken in a good sense, but when of what is evil, it is taken in a bad sense. By shoestring (Gon. xiv. 23) is. s. what is false, and by shoe-latchet what is evil, and indeed by reason of its being a diminutive, such as is the vilest of all. 1748.
SHOE-LATCHET den. evil; lace or thread what is false. 1748.
SHOOT, to, in SECRET (Ps. lxiv. 4), s. to deceive. A. E. 357.
SHOOTER of the BOW s. a man of the spiritual church, which may appear from the s. of a dart, or an arrow, as den. truth. The man of the spiritual church was formerly called a shooter of the bow because he defends himself by truths, and debates about truths, otherwise than the man of the celestial church. In an opp. sense, by s. of the bow is s. those who are principled in what is false to be shot through (Exod. xix 13), s. to perish as to spiritual good. 2709, 8800.
SHOOTS of the VINE (Gen. xl. 10) s. derivations from the intellectual principle to the last which is the sensual. 5444.
SHORTLY. (Rev. i. 1.) ” Things which must s. come to pass,”s. things that will certainly be, that the church may not perish. For in the divine idea, and thence in the spiritual sense, there is no time, but state instead thereof, and the Apocalypse was given in the first century, since which seventeen centuries have now elapsed; from which it is evident, that by s., is not s. immediately and speedily, but certainly, which spiritually cor. thereto. The like is also involved in the Lord’s words. (Matt. xxiv. 22.) A. R 4.
SHOULDER s. all power. 1085. S. (Ezek. xxix. 7) s. the power or faculty of understanding truth. A. E. 627. To dwell between the s. (Deut. xxxiii. 12) s. in security and power. A. E. 449.
SHOUT, to. To s. from the top of the mountain (Isa. xlii. 11) s. worship from the good of love. A. E. 405. See To Cry.
SHOUTING, SINGING, and PLAYING (Ps. xxvii. 6), have respect to what is spiritual. 420.
SHRUB, or PLANT (Gen. xxi. 15), den. perception, but so little as to be scarce any, in like manner as trees, but in a lesser degree. Hence to be cast under one of the s., s. to be desolated as to truth and good, even to desperation. 2682. S. s. the knowledges of truth. A. E. 410.
SHRUB of the FIELD, and HERB of the FIELD (Gen. ii. 5) s. in general all that the external of the celestial man produces, and in particular, things rational and scientific from a celestial spiritual origin. 90, 91.
SHUAH, the daughter of, s. evil, which is der. from the false of evil. 4827.
SHUR (Gen. xvi.) s. a scientific principle which is yet as it were in a wilderness, that is, which has not as yet gained life, for S. was a wilderness not far from the Red Sea, consequently, towards Egypt, as appears from Gen. xxv. 18 ; Exod. xv. 22; 1 Sam. xv. 7; xxvii. 8. 1928. Wilderness of S., s. a state of temptation. 8346.
SHUT, to, AFTER HIM. (Gen. vii. 16.) It is said, that ” when they had entered into the ark whom God had commanded, Jehovah s. after h.” By Jehovah’s shutting after him, is s. that man should no longer have such communication with heaven, as was enjoyed by the man of the celestial church. 784.
SHUT UP den. what is vastated, or is no more. 9188.
SIBMAH s. the men of the external church, who explain the Word to favor worldly love. A. E. 911.
SICHAR (John iv. 5) s. interior truth, the same as Shcchem. 4430.
SICHEM, or SHECHEM, den. a first conscious perception of the Lord’s kingdom. 1437.
SICK (Matt. xxv. 35) s. those who acknowledge that in themselves there is nothing but evil, or one who is in evil. 4956, 4958.
SICKNESS, which precedes death, den. what is progressive to regeneration or resurrection unto life, for man by nature is in a state of spiritual death, but by regeneration, be is raised up into a state of spiritual life. 6221.
SICKLE (Rev. xiv.) s. the divine truth of the Word, because by a harvest is s. the state of the church as to divine truth, here its last state, and therefore by reaping, which is done with a s., is here s. to put an end to the state of the church, and execute judgment; and whereas this is done by the divine truth of the Word, therefore this is s. by s. A. R. 643.
SIDDIM, valley of, s. the uncleanncss of lusts, and the falsities thence dor. 1666.
SIDE and SHOULDER (Ezek. xxiv. 21) den. all the soul and all the power. 1085.
SIDE s. good. A. E. 336. Spiritual love. A. E. 365.
SIDES, the, s. the interior or the middle principle between the inmost and the uhimates. 10.185. When by ribs are meant s., they den. truths, but s. properly called s., den. goods. 10.189. S. (Num. xxxiii. 55) s. the things of charity, consequently, goods. A. E. 560. S. of the earth (Jer. vi. 22) s. that which is remote from goods. A. E. 355. S. of the north (Ezek. xxxviii. 6) s. perverted doctrinals. 1154.
SIDON den. those who possess celestial and spiritual riches which are knowledges. 1156.
SIEGE, to lay. To straiten by evils and falses. A. E. 033.
SIFT, to, the NATIONS with the SIEVE of VANITY (Isa. xxx. 28) s. the adulteration of the Word by means of fictions by those who are in evils. A. E. 923.
SIGHT. Spiritual s., which is that of the understanding, and thus of the mind, and natural s. which is that of the eye, and thus of the body, mutually cor. with each other. U. T. 346. Spiritual-natural s. is science, spiritual s. is intelligence, and celestial s. is wisdom. A. R. 351. See Eye.
SIGN is mentioned in the Word in reference to things to come, and then constitutes revelation; it refers also to truth, when it constitutes testification ; and it also refers to the quality of any state and thing, when it constitutes manifestation. A. R. 532. S. of the son of man in heaven (Matt. xxiv. 30) s. the manifestation of divine truth. H. and H. 1. The great s. which appeared in heaven (Rev. xii. 1) s. revelation from the Lord concerning his new church in the heavens and on earth, and concerning the difficult reception and resistance which its doctrine meets wilh. A. R. 532. S. upon the mountains (Isa. xviii. 3) s. the advent of the Lord, and convocation to the church. The like is s. by the sounding of the trumpet. A. E. 741. See Memorial.
SIGN and MIRACLE. S. s. that which indicates, witnesses, and persuades, concerning a subject of inquiry; but a in. s. that which excites, strikes, and induces astonishment; thus as. moves the understanding and faith, and a m. the will and its affection; for the will and its affection is what is excited, struck, and amazed, and the understanding and its faith is what is persuaded, indicated to, and for which testification is made. A. E. 706.
SIGNS and PRODIGIES (Matt. xxiv. 24) s. confirming and persuading principles grounded in external appearances and fallacies, whereby the simple suffer themselves to be seduced. 3000.
SIGNET and SEAL den. confirmation and testification. 4874.
SIGNIFICATIONS. All things in the literal sense are s. of things in the internal sense. 1404.
SIHOR, the seed of (Isa. xxiii. 3), s. scientific truth. 9295. To drink the waters of S. (Jer. ii. 18) s. to investigate spiritual things by the scientifics of the natural man. A. E. 569.
SILENCE has various significations; in general it B. all things which cause it, amongst which is astonishment, whereby it is especially induced (See Rev. viii. 1.) A. E. 487.
SILK s. mediate celestial good and truth; good, from its softness; and truth, from its shining. A. R. 773. S. the same as fine linen, den. genuine truth, but resplendent from interior good. 5311). Thread of s. s. spiritual truths. A. E. 654.
SILOAM s. the Word in the letter; and to be washed therein s. to be purified from falses and evils. A. E. 239, 475.
SILVER, in the internal sense of the Word, s. truth, and, in an opp. sense, the false. 1551. The truth which is of faith. 5291. Truth acquired from proprium. 9039. Spiritual good or truth from a celestial origin. H. and H. 115. Scientific truth. 6112. S. (Gen. xx. 16) s. rational truth. 2575. S. purified seven times (Ps. xii. 6) s. divine truth. 1551.
SILVER AGE, the, was the time of the ancient church, which was a spiritual man. 1551. The people of that age possessed the science of cor., and they had intelligence from spiritual truths and therefrom in natural truths; the like also is s. by s. C. S. L. 76. See Golden Age.
SILVER, IRON, and STONE. The most ancient people compared and likened the inmost spiritual to s.; the inferior spiritual to i.; and the lowest to s. 643.
SILVER, IRON, TIN, and LEAD (Ezek. xxvii. 12), s. truths in their order, even to the last, which are sensual. 2967.
SILVER. A piece of s. s. a truth, or a knowledge of truth. A. E. 675.
SIMEON. (Rev. vii.) By S., in a supreme sense, is s. providence; in a spiritual sense, love towards our neighbor, or charity; and, in a natural sense, obedience and hearing. S. (Judges i. 1-4) s. the Lord as to things spiritual, der. from celestial things. 1574.
SIMEON and LEVI, in respect to the Jewish nation, rep. what is false and evil. 4497.
SIMILITUDE, a, EFFIGY, or LIKENESS, den. the celestial man, an image of the spiritual. 51. The Lord spoke by s. and comparisons, which are cor. T. C. R. 215.
SIMILARITIES. Extension of distances with the angels are according to s. and dissimilarities of their states: one produces conjunction, the other separation. A. Cr. IOC.
SIMON. (Luke xxii. 31, 32.) Peter in this passage rep. faith without charity, which faith is the faith of what is false. A. E. 740.
SIMON, Son of JONAH (John xxi. 15), s. faith from charity: S. s. worship and obedience, and J., a dove, which also s. charity. A. E. 820.
SlMRAN, JOKSUAN, MEDAN, MIDIAN, JISHBAK, and SHUAH (Gen. xxv. 2), s. common lots of the Lord’s spiritual kingdom, in the heavens and in the earths. 3239.
SIMULATION and DECEIT regarded as enormities, and the deceitful cast out as devils. 3573. Such become jugglers and soothsayers. 831.
SIMULTANEOUS ORDER, in, one thing is next to another, from what is innermost to what i.s outermost. U. T. 214.
SIN, wilderness of (Exod. xvi.), s. the good which is from truth in a prior state, of temptation. 8398.
SIN AGAINST the HOLY SPIRIT is denying the Lord’s divinity, and the sanctity of the Word. D. P. 98, 09.
SIN s. evils arising from a love of self and the world. A. E. 1008.
SINAI, Mount (Exod. xix. 1), s., in a supreme sense, divine truth from divine good: Mount, divine good, and S., divine truth; in the internal sense, the truth of faith from good ; and when it is called ” the desert of S.,” it s. the truth of faith to be implanted in good. 8753. Mount S. a. celestial good. 8819. Mount S. s. heaven. 8931, 9420. Mount S. s. the Word, which is from the Lord, and, consequently, in which the Lord is. 9415.
SINEW, or NERVE, s. truth, for truths in good are. like s. or n. in flesh; and also truths, in a spiritual sense, are s., and pood is flesh. Like things also are, s. by s. and flesh. (Exek. xxxvii. 6, 8.) 4303, 4317.
SING, to, a SONG, or HYMN, s. glorification of the Lord. 8261.
SINGING. Every affection of the heart has a tendency to produce s., and, consequently, to produce whatever has relation to s.; the affection of the heart is celestial, s. thence der. is spiritual. 418. S. s. the testification of gladness from the affection of truth. A. E. 323. The s. of heaven is nothing else but an affection of the mind, which is emitted through the mouth as a tune, for it is sound separate from the discourse of one speaking from an affection of love, which affection gives life to the speech. C. S. L. 155. See Song.
SINGULARS. Every common contains thousands of particulars, and every particular thousands of s. 865.
SINITES s. different kinds of idolatry. 1205. See Jebusites, etc.
SINUS. Those des. who have reference to the s. 4048.
SIRENS, who are interior jugglers, are they who particularly beset man during night, and, at the same time, endeavor to infuse themselves into his interior thoughts and affections, but they are as often driven away by angels from the Lord, and are at length deterred from such attempts by most grevious punishments. They are chiefly of the female sex, who, in the life of the body, have studied, by interior artifices, to allure to themselves companions, insinuating themselves by things external, using every method of engaging men’s minds, entering into the affections and delights of every one, but with an evil end, especially to gain influence and authority. 1983. S. are such females as have been principled in a persuasion that whoredom and adultery is honorable, and have also been held in esteem by others on account of such persuasion, and of their elegant way of living; the greatest part of them come into another life from Christendom. 2744.
SISERA (Judges v. 20) s. the false from evil destroying the church. A. E. 355, 434.
SISTER. They are called sisters by the Lord who are in truth from the good of charity from him. (Matt. xii. 50.) A. E. 746. S. den. intellectual truth, when celestial truth is a wife. 1475. S. den. intellectual rational truth. The reason why rational truth is called s. is, because it is conceived by an influx of divine good into the affection of rational truths; the good which is thence in the rational principle is called brother, and the truth which is thence is called s. (See Gen. xx. 12.) 2508.
SIT, to, by the FLESH POTS (Exod. xvi. 3) s. a life according to pleasure, and what is lusted after, for this life is the life of man’s proprium. 8408.
SIT, to, STAND, and WALK BEFORE JEHOVAH. To s. before Jehovah is to be with him, consequently, also to will and act from him; to s. before him, is to look to and understand his will, and to w. before him, is to live according to his precepts, thus from himself: forasmuch as to s. involves such a s., therefore, the same word, in the original language which is used to express it, s. to remain and dwell. A-. E. 687.
SITNAH (Gen. xxvi. 21), in the original tongue, s. aversion, and here a denial of the internal sense of the Word. 3429.
SITUATION of spirits in the other life des. 1274.
SIX s. combat, as appears from the first chapter of Genesis, where mention is made of s. days in which man is regenerated before he becomes celestial, within which days there is a continual combat, but on the seventh day comes rest; hence it is that there are s. days of labor, and the seventh the sabbath, which s. rest; hence also it is, that an Hebrew servant was to serve s. years, and in the “seventh was to be free (Exod. xxi. 2; Deut. xv. 12 ; Jer. xxxiv. 14) and that they should sow the land s. years, and should gather its produce, but on the seventh they should let it rest (Exod. xxiii. 10-12) ; and in like manner they should do with a vineyard; and that on the seventh year there should be a sabbath of a sabbath for the land, a sabbath of Jehovah (Lev. xxv. 3, 4) ; whereas s. s. labor and combat they s. also the dispersion of what is false (Ezek. ix. 2 ; xxxix. 2), in which passages, s., and to leave a sixth part s. dispersion; and in Job v. 29, it s. the combat of temptations. In some other cases, where the number a. occurs in the Word, it does not s. labor, combat, or the dispersion of what is false, but the holy of faith as having relation to twelve, which number s. faith and all things appertaining to faith in the complex; and as having relation also to three, which number s. what is holy; hence also the genuine derivation of the number s., as in Ezek. xl. 5, where it is said that the man’s reed with which he measured the holy city of Israel, was s. cubits; and so in other passages; the reason of this ground of its derivation, is because the combat of temptation is the holy of faith, and also because s. days of labor and combat have respect unto the holy seventh. 737. S. s. all as to truth and good, for s. is composed of three and two multiplied by each other, and by three is a. all with respect to truth, and by two all with respect to good. A. R. 245.
SIX HUNDRED YEARS. (Gen. vii. 6.) Noah’s being a son of s. h. y. s. the first state of his temptation, which appears from this consideration, that from this chapter, even to Heber, eh. xi. by numbers and by ages of years, and by names, nothing else is s. but things, as also by the ages and names of all that are recorded in chapter v. That s. h. y. s. in this verse the first state of temptation, may appear from the ruling numbers therein, which are ten and six, which are twice multiplied into themselves. 737.
SIX HUNDRED and SIXTY-SIX, (Rev. xiii. 18.) By. s. h. and s.-s. is a. all truth of good, and as this is said of the Word, it s. all truth of good in the Word, in the present instance the same falsified, because it is the number of the beast. A. R. 610.
SIXTEEN and SIXTEEN HUNDRED s. the same as four, because s. is the product of four multiplied by itself, and four is pred. of good and of the conjunction of good with truth, consequently, in an opp. sense, of evil, and the conjunction of evil with the false. A. R. 654.
SIXTH PART. Because six s. what is full, the word to sextate, or give a s. p., came into use, by which, in a spiritual sense, is s. what is complete and entire; as that the prophet was to drink water by measure, the s. p. of a bin (Ezek. iv. 11) ; that they were to take for an offering the s. p. of an ephah of a homer of wheat. (Ezek. xlv. 13.) A. II. 610.
SIXTY s. a full time and state as to the implantation of truth. A. E. 648.
SKELETONS. Profaners appear in the spiritual world like s. D. P. 226.
SKILFUL. A man s. is pred. of the affection of truth, or of those who are in the affection of truth. 3309.
SKIN, the, cor. to truth or to the false in the ultimates. 10.036. The s., from cor. with the greatest man, s. the natural man. A. E. 386. There are spirits who belong to the province of the s., especially that part of it which is rough and scaly, who are disposed to reason on all subjects, having no perception of what is good and true; there are they, who, during the bodily life, have confounded truth and goodness by scientific and philosophical investigations, whereby they seemed to themselves more learned than others, though at the same time they had never taken from the Word any previous principles of truth; hence they have a less share of common sense than the rest of mankind. 1835. S. (Job xix. 26) s. the natural such as man has with him after death. 3540. S. s. things external, because s. are the outermost principles of the animal, in which its interiors are terminated, in like manner as the s., or cuticles in man; this significative is grounded in what is rep. in another life; the s. and also the hides of beasts, s. things external, which is also manifest from the Word. 3540.
SKIRT. The s. of a Jew (Zech. viii. 23) s. truth from the good of love to the Lord. To take hold of the s. of a Jew s. the desire of knowing truth from the Lord. A. E. See Hem.
SKIRTS and HEELS. (Jer. xiii. 22.) S. a. external truths, and h. outermost goods. 3540.
SKULL. They who have lived in deadly hatred, and in the revenges of such hatred, and in falses thence der., have s. perfectly hardened, and some have s. like ebony, through which no rays of light, which are truths, penetrate, but are altogether reflected. 5563.
SLAIN, when pred. concerning the Lord (Rev. v.) s. the separation of all things from the divine; for by a denial of his divinity, he is spiritually s. among men and denial causes a state of separation from him. A. E. 828. The s. (Lam. ii. 12) s. those who do not know what is meant by the truths of faith. 1071. The s. of Jehovah s. those who turn truths into falses, by which means they perish. A, R. 139. A multitude of s. is pred. of those who perish from falses, and a great number of carcasses, of those who perish from evils. (Nahum iii. 2) A. E. 354.
SLAUGHTER s. perdition and damnation. A. E. 315. S. and a storm of s. s. evils which destroy the goods of the church. The day of great s. s. the last judgment. A. E. 315.
SLAVE s. those who do not think from themselves but from others A. E. 836.
SLAVERY consists in being under the dominion of evil spirits. 892.
SLAY, to, or KILL, in the Word, s. to destroy souls, which is to k. spiritually. A. R. 320. To s. a man to his wounding, s. to extinguish faith, and to s. a little child to his hurt, s. to extinguish charity. (Gen. iv. 23.) 427.
SLEEP, to, den. an obscure state; s. also, in a spiritual sense, is nothing else, as wakefulness is nothing else but a clear state; for spiritual s. is when truths are in obscurity, and spiritual wakefulness when truths are in clearness: in the degree also of such clearness, or obscurity, spirits are wakeful, or asleep. 5210. By a deep s. (Gen. ii. 21) is meant that state into which man was let, that he seemed to himself to have proprium, which state is like that of s. because in that state he knows no other, but that he lives, thinks, speaks, and acts of himself; but when he begins to know that this is false, he then starts as it were out of s., and becomes awake. 147. ” A deep s. fell upon Abram ” (Gen. xv. 12), s. that the church was then in darkness ; for a deep s. is a dark state in respect to being awake, which state is here pred. of the Lord, who is rep. by Abram ; not that a deep s., or a dark state ever has place with him, but with the church; the case herein is as in another life, where the Lord is always the sun, and essential light, but before the wicked he appears as darkness, for the Lord appears to every one according to his state; and so it is in respect to the church when it is in a dark state. Sleeping, when spoken of the Lord, s. his apparent absence. A. E. 514. To s. a perpetual a. (Jer. li. 39) s. never to perceive truths to eternity. A. E. 481. There is a necessity that man should s. in safety, for otherwise the human race must needs perish. 959. Evil spirits have the greatest and most burning desire to infest and assault man during s., but he is then particularly under the Lord’s keeping ; for love never s. The spirits who infest are miserably punished. 1983. Those spirits who are allotted to involuntary respiration, are present with man during s., for as soon as man falls asleep, his voluntary principle of respiration ceases, and he receives an involuntary principle of respiration. 3893. Certain spirits on their first entrance into the spiritual world, who desire to see the glory of the Lord, before they are in such a state as to be capable of beholding it, are cast into a kind of sweet s. as to their exterior senses and inferior faculties, and then their interior senses and faculties are awakened into an extraordinary wakefulness, and thus they are let into tho glory of heaven; but as soon as wakefulness is restored to the interior senses and faculties, they return to their former state. 9182.
SLEIGHTS in the HAND s. falsifications of truth. 3242.
SLUGGISHNESS of spirits who had given themselves up to ease, etc., des. 5723.
SLUMBER, to, and SLEEP den. the state of a man who is not in truths. (See Jer. li. 39, 57 ; Ps. xiii. 3 ; lxxvi. 5; Luke viii. 23.) A. R. 158. To s., in the internal sense, is, from delay to grow slothful in the things appertaining to the church, and to s. is to cherish doubt. (Matt. xxv. 5.) 4638.
SMALL and GREAT. The s. s. those who know or are but little in the truths and goods of the church, and the great those who know or are much in them. A. E. 696. S. and g. (Rev. xi. 98) s. who fear the Lord in a lesser or greater degree. A. R. 527. S. and g. (Rev. xix. 5) s. those who, in a lesser and greater degree, worship the Lord from truths of faith, and goods of love. A. R. 810.
SMALL and ROUND are pred. of truth and good respectively. 8458.
SMELL, the sense of, in general cor. to the affection of perceiving. 4404. See Spheres, Taste.
SMELLING. Instead of taste, spirits have a sense resembling s. 1516
SMITE, to, s. condemn. 7871. To s. (Gen. xiv. 15) s. vindication 1714. To s. (Gen. xxxii. 8) s. to destroy. 4251. To. s. the earth with every plague as often as they will (Rev. xi. 6), is s. to destroy the church by all kinds of evils and falses. A. R. 498. To s. the mother upon the sons was a form of speaking in use amongst the ancients, who were principled in rep. and s., s. the destruction of the church and of all things appertaining to the church, either in general or in particular with the man who is a church; for by mother they understood the church, and by sons the truths appertaining to the church ; hence to s. the mother upon the sons den. to perish utterly; man also in such case perishes utterly, when the church, and what appertains to the church with him perishes, that is, when the affection of truth, which is properly s. by mother, and which constitutes the church with man, is destroyed. 4257.
SMITH STRENGTHENING the MELTER, the, is pred. of evil, and the smoothing the hammer, of what is false. (Isa. xli. 7.) 3527. S. s. truths in ultimates, the same as iron. A. E. 310.
SMITTEN s. those who are oppressed by the falses of ignorance. A. E. 357.
SMOKE s. divine truth in ultimates, because fire from which s. issues, s. love, moreover, s. s. the same as cloud in many places. A. R. 674. S. (Exod. xx.) s. divine truth, or the Word in its external form. 8916. S. (Rev. ix. 17) s. the pride of self-ascribed intelligence, which is the proprium of man’s understanding, issuing from the love of self and of the world, as s. does from fire. A. R. 452. S. of her burning (Rev. lviii.) s. damnation in consequence of adulterating and profaning the Word. A. R. 787. S. of a great furnace (Rev. ix. 2) s. the falses of concupiscences streaming forth from evil loves. A. R. 422. S. of the incense (Rev. viii. 4) s. what is accepted and grateful. A. R. 394.
SMOOTH is pred. of truth, and, in an opp. sense, of what is false. 3527.
SMOOTH MAN, a (Gen. xxvii. 11), s. the quality of natural truth. 3527.
SMYRNA. (Rev. ii.) The church in S. s. those who are in goods as to life, but in falses as to doctrine, which i.s evident from the things written to it, when understood in the spiritual sense. A. R. 91.
SNAKE, or SERPENT. The bite of a s. or s. (Amos. v. 19) s. falsification of the Word, from the interior dominion of the false from evil. A. E. 781.
SNARE. To be in a s, s. to be taken and seduced by one’s own evil and false. 10.641.
SNARES of DEATH. (Ps. xviii. 5.) The cords and s. of d. that compassed and prevented, s. temptations which being from hell, are also called the cords of hell, treating of the combats and victories of the Lord. L. 14.
SNORTING of HOUSES HEARD FROM DAN (Jer. viii. 16), s. reasoning concerning truth from a principle not affirmative. 3923.
SNOW s. truth in ultimates, for s. is from water, which s. the truths of faith. A. R. 47. S., or ice, cor. to the state of those who are in truth without good, or faith without charity. N. J. D. 114. S., also, from whiteness, is pred. of truth. 8459.
SOAP, WATERS of SNOW and PIT. (Job ix. 30.) Waters of s. den. truths which are or appear genuine; s. den. the good by which purification is effected; and the pit den. the false. A. E. 475.
SOCIETY. Every man as to his affections and consequent thoughts, is in s. with those who are in the world of spirits, and mediately through them with those who are either in heaven or in hell: the life of every man depends upon that connection. A. R. 552. If any one in another life be deprived of the s. in which he is, he becomes at first, as it were, almost lifeless, his life at such times being sustained only by an influx of heaven into his interiors. 1506. Heaven is distinguished into innumerable s.; in like manner, hell, der. from an opp. principle; and the mind of every man according to his will and consequent understanding, actually dwells in one s. and intends and thinks in like manner with those who compose the s. C. S. L. 530. Every one after death is bound to, or in fellowship with a certain s., and this immediately on his entering into the spiritual world; but a spirit in his first state knows nothing thereof, being then in his externals, and not as yet in internals. During his external state, he wanders hither and thither, wheresoever he pleases ; but still he is actually where his love is, that is, in s. with those who are in a similar love, while a spirit is in this state, he appears in many other places, and also everywhere as if present in body, but this is only an appearance; wherefore as soon as ever he is brought by the Lord into his governing love, he immediately disappears from the sight of others, and is amongst his like in the s. to which he is bound. L. J. 32. A whole angelic s. appears as one in a human form. But although all who are in one s. when together, appear as one in the likeness of a man, yet one s. is not a like man as another, for they are distinguished one from another, as human faces from one stock. H. and H. 68-70. Every s. of heaven daily increases, and as it increases it becomes more perfect; thus not only that s. is perfected, but also heaven in common, because s. constitute heaven. H. and H. 71.
SOCINIANS and ARIANS, the, although they do not deny the Lord, yet as they deny his divinity, they are without heaven and cannot be received by any angelic society. A. E. 778.
SOCKETS of GOLD. To be encompassed with s. of g. (Exod. xxviii. 13) s. to be continued from good, and der. existence and subsistence. 9847.
SODOM den. all evil originating in self-love. 2220.
SODOM and EGYPT (Rev. xi.) s. two infernal loves, which are the love of dominion grounded in self-love, and the love of rule grounded in the pride of self-der. intelligence. A. R. 502.
SODOM and GOMORRAH. S. s. the evil of self-love, and G. the false thence der. 2220. See Cry.
SOJOURN, to, in the Word s. to be instructed, for this reason, because sojourning and migration, or procession from place to place in heaven is nothing else but change of state, wherefore, wheresoever departure, sojourning, and translation from place to place occur in the Word, nothing is (hereby suggested to the angels than such a change of state, which has place with those of whom such things are pred.; changes of state have respect to the thoughts and the affections; changes of state in respect to the thoughts are knowledges, which in the world of spirits are exhibited by instructions, which also was a reason why the men of the most ancient church, as having communication with the angelic heaven, by sojourning, had a perception only of instruction. 1463.
SOJOURNER, or STRANGER (Matt. xxv. 32), s. one who is willing to be instructed. 4956.
SOJOURNINGS, land of (Gen. xvii. 8), in reference to the Lord, s. the life which he procured to himself by knowledges, by temptation combats, and by victories therein, by his own strength. 2025.
SOLDIERS (John xix. 21) s. those who are of the church and who fight for divine truth. A. E. 64.
SOLE-SUBSISTING. He is so called from whom every thing is. D. L. W. 363.
SOLES of the FEET cor. to the sensual natural principle of man. A. E. 365. A. C. 2162. Beneath the s. of the f., are they, who in the life of the body, have lived to the world and to their own particular taste and temper, delighted with such things as are of the world, and have loved to live in splendor, but only from external cupidity, or that of the body, not from internal, or that of the mind. 4947. See Love of Dominion.
SOLICITUDE. They have care for the morrow who are not content with their own lot, who do not trust to the Divine, but themselves, and who look only to worldly and terrestrial things, and not to heavenly. (See Matt. vi. 25, etc.; Luke xii. 11, etc.) 8478.
SOLOMON was permitted to institute idolatrous worship, for the purpose that he might rep. the Lord’s kingdom or church with all the religions in the universal habitable world, for the church instituted with the Israelitish or Jewish nation, was a rep. church, wherefore all the judgments and statutes of that church, rep. the spiritual things of the church, which are its internals; the people itself, the church; the king, the Lord; David, the Lord about to come into the world; and S., the Lord after his coming: and because the Lord after the glorification of his human had power over heaven and earth, as he says (Matt, xxviii. 18), therefore the rep. of him, S., appeared in glory and magnificence, and was in wisdom above all the kings of the earth, and also built the temple ; and he moreover, permitted and established the worship of many nations, by which were rep. the various religions in the world ; the like things his wives s. who were seven hundred in number, and his concubines who were three hundred in number (I Kings xi. 3), for a wife in the Word s. a church; and concubine, a religion. From these things it may be evident why it was given S. to build the temple, by which was s. the divine human of the Lord (John ii. 19, 21), and also the church: also that it was permitted him to establish idolatrous worship, and to marry so many wives. D. P. 245. S. rep. the Lord, both as to his celestial and spiritual kingdom. A. E. 654. See Queen of Sheba.
SOLOMON’S SONG, or the CANTICLES, is not amongst those books which are called Moses and the Prophets, because it has not an internal sense, but it is written in the ancient style, and is full of s. collected from the books of the ancient church, and of several particulars which in the ancient church s. celestial and spiritual love, and especially conjugial love. 3942.
SOLOMON’S TEMPLE rep. heaven and the church. A. E. 220. See Temple.
SON (Gen. v. 28) s. the rise of a new church. 526. S. (Gen. xxiv. 3) s. the Lord’s rational principle as to good. 3024. S. (Gen. xxx. 7) s. a general truth. 3496. S. (Gen. xxxviii. 4) s. evil. 4823. S. (Gen. xxxviii. 5) s. what is idolatrous. 4825.
SON of GOD and SON of MAN. The Lord, at one time, calls himself the S., at another time, the S. of man; and this always according to the subject treated or spoken of. When his divinity, his unity with the Father, his divine power, faith in him, and the life that is from him, are treated of, he then calls himself the S. of G., as in John v. 17-20, and elsewhere. But where what relates to the passion, the judgment, his coming, and in general to redemption, salvation, reformation, and regeneration are treated of, he then calls himself the s. of m.; the reason whereof is, because he is then spoken of as the Word; and he, as the Word, suffers, judges, comes into the world, redeems, saves, reforms, and regenerates. The reason why the Lord calls himself the S. of m. when judgment is treated of, is because all judgment is executed according to the divine truth, which is in the Word; that this judges every one, the Lord himself declares in John xii. 47, 48, and iii. 17,18. L. 22. When the Lord put off the maternal humanity, lie put on the divine humanity, by virtue whereof he called himself the S. of m., as he frequently does in the Word of tho New Testament, and also the S. of G.; and by the S. of m. he s. the essential truth, and by the S. of G., the essential good which appertained to his human when made divine. 2159.
SON THAT is A STRANGER (Gen. xvii. 12) s. those who are not born within the church, consequently, who are not principled in the goods and truths of faith, because not in the knowledges thereof: song that are strangers also s. those who are in external worship. (Isa. Ixi. 5.) 2049.
SONG, a, s. acknowledgment and confession from joy of heart. A. R. 279.
SONS OF THE STRANGER s. spurious truths, or falses; our s. s. the doctrinals of truth ; and our daughters, the doctrinals of good. (Ps. xliv. 11,12.) 489.
SONS-IN-LAW. (Gen. xix. 12.) S.-in-l. are truths associated to the affections of good. 2389.
SONS’ WIVES (Gen. vi. 18) s. truths adjoined to goods. 668.
SONS of BEREAVINGS (Isa. xlix. 18) s. truths restored to the vastated church. 5036.
SONS of CANAAN. (Gen. x.) They who are called the s. of C. were such as maintained external worship separate from internal. 1141.
SONS of CONCUBINES s. the spiritual. 3246.
SONS of the EAST s., in general, those who are of the Lord’s spiritual kingdom. 3239.
SONS of a FATHER den. truths der. from good, thus from one origin ; all truths also are from one good. 5515.
SONS of GOD and SONS of LIGHT. The spiritual man, who is an image, is called by the Lord a s. of l. (John xii. 36.) But the celestial man, who is a likeness, is called a s. of G. (John i. 12.) 51.
SONS of GOD and DAUGHTERS of MAN. (Gen. vi. 2.) By the s. of G. seeing the d. of m. that they were good, and taking to themselves wives of all that they chose, is s. that they conjoined the doctrinals of faith with lusts, and that promiscuously. 569.
SONS of HAM. (Gen. x.) They who are named as the s. of H., were such us had a corrupt internal worship. 1141.
SONS of ISRAEL, camp of the, rep. the church. C. L. 431.
SONS of JACOB, the, in general, s. all things which are in the Lord’s divine natural. 4610. See Jacob.
SONS of JAPHETH. (Gen. x.) They who are named as the s. of J., were all such as maintained external worship cor. with internal, that is, who lived in simplicity, in friendship, and in mutual charity, and were acquainted with no other doctrinals than external rites. 1141.
SONS of the JAVANITES (Joel iv. 6) s. worship in externals separate from what is internal. 1151.
SONS of JERUSALEM (Joel iv.6) s. the spiritual things of faith, consequently, things internal. 1151.
SONS of JUDAH (Joel iv. 6) s. the celestial things of faith. 1151.
SONS of LEVI (Deut. xxi. 5) s. the affection of good and truth, which is charity. A. E. 414.
SONS of the LORD. They who immediately approach the Lord, are his sons, because they are born anew from him, that is, regenerated, wherefore, he called his disciples sons. (John xii. 36; xiii. 33; xxi. 5.) A. R. 890.
SONS of NUPTIALS (Luke v. 35) s. the men of the church. A. E. 1180. A. C. 4434.
SONS of OIL s. doctrinal truths. A. E. 724. See Olive Trees.
SONS of SHEM. (Gen. x.) They who were called the s. of S., were internal men, and worshipped the Lord, and loved their neighbor; whose church was nearly such as our true Christian church. 1141.
SONS of THUNDER (Mark iii. 17) s. truths from celestial good. A. E. 821.
SONS of ZION (Joel ii. 23) s. those who are in wisdom from divine truth. A. E. 922.
SONS of ZION and SONS of JAVAN (Zech. ix. 13) s. the truths of the Word, internal and external. A. E. 724.
SONS and DAUGHTERS s. truths and goods, which may appear from many passages in the prophets: for the conceptions and births of the church in the Word, as of old time, are called s. and d. But according to the nature and quality of the church, such are its s. and d., or such are its truths and goods. 489.
SONG (Rev. v. 9) s. glorification, which is confession from joy of heart, because singing exalts, and causes aflection from the heart to break out into sound, and show itself intensely in its life. Nor are the Psalms of David any other than s., for they were set to music and sung, for which reason they are also called s. in many places. That s. were used for the sake of exalting the life of love and the joy der. from it, is evident from many passages. A. R. 279. By singing a new s., is s. an acknowledgment and glorification of the Lord, as being the only judge, redeemer, and saviour, consequently, the God of heaven and earth. A. R. 617.
SONG of MOSES and the SONG of the LAMB. (Rev. xv. 3.) The s. of M. s. confession grounded in a life according to the precepts of the law, which is the decalogue; and the s. of the L., confession grounded in faith concerning the divinity of the Lord’s humanity. A. R. 662.
SONGS in the ancient and Jewish churches were prophetical concerning the Lord, especially that he should come into the world, and subdue the diabolical spirits, and liberate the faithful from their assaults. 8261, Heavenly s. are nothing else but affections made sonorous or affections expressed and modified by sounds, for as thoughts are expressed by discourse, so are affections by s.; and from the measure and flow of the modulation, angels perceive the object of the affection. C. S. L. 55.
SOOTHSAYERS. Such as studied natural magic. 3698.
SORCERIES. In Rev. ix. 21, s. are mentioned in place of the eighth precept in the decalogue, ” Thou shalt not bear false witness,” for the three other evils, which are murders, fornications, and thefts, are there named. To bear false witness, s., in the natural sense, to act the part of a false witness, to lie and defame; and in the spiritual sense, to confirm and persuade that what is false is true, and that what is evil is good; from which it is evident, that by sorcery is s. to persuade to what is false, and thus to destroy truth. S. were in use among the ancients, and were performed in three ways; first, by keeping the hearing and thus the mind of another continually intent upon his words and sayings, without retaining aught from them; and, at the same time, by an aspiration and inspiration of thought conjoined with affection, by means of the breath, into the sound of the voice, whereby the hearer is incapable of thinking any thing from himself; in this manner did the lovers of falsehood pour in their falses with violence. Secondly, they infused a persuasion, which was done by detaining the mind from every thing of a contrary nature, and directing the attention exclusively to the idea involved in that which was uttered by themselves, hence the spiritual sphere of his mind dispelled the spiritual sphere of the mind of another, and stifled it; this was the kind of spiritual fascination which the magi of old made use of, and which was spoken of as the tying up and binding the understanding. The latter kind of sorcery pertained only to the spirit or thought, but the former to the lips or speech also. Thirdly, the hearer kept his mind so fixed in his own opinion, that he almost shut his ears against hearing any thing from the speaker, which was done by holding the breath, and sometimes by a tacit muttering, and thus by a continual negation of his adversary’s sentiment. This kind of sorcery was practised by those who heard others, but the two former by those who spake to others. These three kinds of s. prevailed among the ancients, and prevail still among infernal spirits; but with men in the world there remains only the third kind, and this with those, who, from the pride of their own intelligence, have confirmed in themselves the falses of religion; for these, when they hear things contrary, admit them no further into their thought than to mere contact, and then from the interior recess of their mind they emit, as it were, fire which consumes them, about which the other knows nothing except by conjecture drawn from the countenance and the sound of the voice in the reply, provided the sorcerer does not, by dissimulation, restrain that fire, or what is the same, the anger of his pride. This of sorcery operates at the present day, to prevent truths from being accepted, and, with many, to their not being understood. That in ancient times many magical arts prevailed, and among these, s., is evident from Moses: “When thou art come into the land thou shall not learn to do after the abominations of those nations, there shall not be found among, you one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divinations, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, or a charmer of incantations, and a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer; for all these things are an abomination unto Jehovah.” (Deut. xviii. 9, 10, 11.) On the other hand, incantations s. the rejection of falsity by truths, which was also effected by tacitly thinking and whispering, from a zeal for truth in opposition to falsehood. (See Isa. iii. 1, 2, 7; xxvi. 16; Ps. lviii. 17 ; Jer. viii. 17.) A. R. 462.
SORCERIES and INCHANTMENTS (Isa. xlvii. 9) are pred. of the profanation of truth. 1368.
SORE (Rev. xvi. 2) s. interior evils and falses destructive of all good and truth in the church; by noisome or noxious is s. destructive, and evil cannot but destroy good, and falsehood truth. The reason why s. has this signification is, because s. of the body proceed from a corrupt state of the blood or some other interior malignity ; it is the same with s., when understood in a spiritual sense, these proceed from concupiscences and their delights which are interior causes; evil itself, which is s. by s., and appears pleasant in externals, inwardly in itself conceals concupiscences, from which it proceeds, and of which it is compounded. Ulcers and wounds s. evils in extremes, or external parts, proceeding from interior evils, which are concupiscences, also in the following passages: Isa. i. 6, 7; Ps. xxxviii. 5, 6; Isa. xxx. 26; Deut. xxviii. 15, 27, 35. Neither by the boil breaking out with blains upon man and upon beast in Egypt (Exod. ix. 8-11), was any thing else s.; for the miracles performed in Egypt s. the evils and falses in which they were principled. And inasmuch as the Jewish nation were guilty of profaning the Word, which profanation is s. by leprosy, therefore the leprosy was not only in their flesh, but also in their clothes, houses, and vessels; and the kinds of profanation are s. by the various evils of leprosy, which were tumors, ulcerous tumors, white and red spots, abscesses, scalds, freckled spots, scurfs, etc. (Lev. xiii. 1 to the end.) For the church with that nation was a rep. church, in which internals were rep. by cor. externals. A. R. 678.
SORROW. The woman condemned to bring forth sons in s. den. the anxieties and combats attending the production of truths. 261-3.
SOUL. 1. That the term s., in general, s. man; 2. That the term s., specifically, s. the life of the body; 3. That the term s. s. the life of the spirit of man; 4. That the term s. s. the faculty of understanding; 5. That the term s. s. divine truth ; 6. That the term s. s. spiritual life; 7. That the living s. s. life in general. A. E. 750. That the s. of the hungry s. the understanding of good. A. E. 750. S., in the celestial sense, s. the divine proceeding from the Lord. A. E. 750. S. (Gen. ix. 4) is pred. of the life of the regenerate man, which is separate from the will-principle of man. 1000. S. (Isa. xxix. 8) s. the faith of the false der. from no understanding of truth. A. E. 750. S. (Jer. xxxi. 12, 25) s. the affection of truth and good. 2930. S. (Ezek. xxvii. 13; Rev xviii. 13) s. the science of truth in the natural man. A. E. 750. To require the s. of man is to vindicate profanation. (Gen. ix. 5.) 1004. By not loving their s. (Rev. xii. 11) is s. not to love self and the world more than the Lord ; and the things which are of the Lord unto death s. to be willing to die rather; consequently, it is to love the Lord above all things, and one’s neighbor as one’s self (Matt. xxii. 35-38), and to be willing to die rather than to recede from those two loves. The same is s. by the following passages: Matt. x. 39; Luke xvii. 33; John xii. 25; Matt. xvi. 21, 25; Mark viii. 35, 36, 37; Luke ix. 24, 25. A. R. 556. The s. of every man, from its origin, is heavenly, wherefore, it receives influx immediately from the Lord, for it receives from him the marriage of love and wisdom, or of good and truth, and this influx makes him man, and distinguishes him from beasts. C. S. L. 482. The s. of man is nothing else but the internal man, and the internal man, after death, appears altogether as a man in the world, with a like face, a like body, a like sensitive and thinking faculty. 5511. The s. of man, which lives after death, is his spirit; and this is in perfect form a man, and the s. of this form is the will and understanding, and the s. of these is love and wisdom from the Lord, and these two constitute the life of man. D. L. W. 394, 395. The s. of the Lord was Jehovah. N. J. D. 298. U. T, 167.
SOUL and HEART. By s. and h. is meant the life of man, is plain, but the life of man is from his will and understanding, or spiritually speaking, from love and wisdom, also from charity and faith; and the life of the will from the good of love, or of charity, is meant by the h., and the life of the understanding from the truths of wisdom, or of faith, is meant by the s.: this is what is meant by s. and h. in Matt. xxii. 3; Mark xii. 30, 33 ; Luke x. 27 ; Deut. vi. 5; x. 11; xi. 14; xxvi. 16 ; Jer. xxxii. 41, and other places; it is the same in those passages where the h. is mentioned by itself, and the s. by itself. The reason of their being named, is grounded in the cor. of the h. with the will and love, and of the animation or respiration of the lungs with the understanding and wisdom. A. R. 681.
SOUL and BODY. The s. of the offspring is from the father, and its clothing from the mother. That the s. is from the father, is doubted by no wise man; it is also manifestly conspicuous from minds, and likewise from faces which are types of minds, in descendants who proceed from fathers of families in just series; for the father returns, as in effigy, if not in his sons, yet, in his grandsons and great-grandsons; and this by reason that the s. constitutes the inmost principle of man, and this inmost principle may be covered and concealed by the offspring nearest in descent, but, nevertheless, it comes forth and manifests itself in the more remote issue. That the s. is from the father, and the clothing from the mother, may be ill. by things analogous in the vegetable kingdom; in this kingdom the earth or ground is the common mother, which in itself, as in a womb, receives and clothes seeds, yea, as it were, conceives, bears, brings forth, and educates them, as a mother her offspring from the father. C. S. L. 206. The human b. exists and subsists by the s., wherefore, in the b., all and singular things are rep. of its s.; the s. regards uses and ends, but the b. is employed in promoting, or bringing into effect, such uses and ends. 1807. See Lord.
SOUL and SPIRIT. (Isa. xxvi. 9.) S. s. the affection of truth, and s., the affection of good. 2930.
SOUL of BEASTS, the, considered in itself, is spiritual; for affection, of whatever kind it be, whether it be good or evil, is spiritual, for it is a derivation of some love, and der. its origin from the heat and light, which proceed from the Lord as a sun; and whatsoever proceeds thence is spiritual. Beasts and wild beasts, whose souls are similar evil affections, as mice, venomous serpents, crocodiles, basilisks, or cocatrices, vipers, etc., with the various kinds of noxious insects, were not created from the beginning, but have originated with hell, in stagnant lakes, marshes, putrid and fetid waters, etc., with which the malignant loves of the infernal societies communicate. There is also in every spiritual principle a plastic force, where homogeneous exhalations are present in nature; and there is also in every spiritual principle a propagative force, for it not only forms organs of sense and motion, but also organs of prolification, by wombs or by eggs; but from the beginning only useful and clean beasts were created, whose souls are good affections. It is to be observed, however, that the s. of b. are not spiritual in that degree in which the souls of men are, but in an inferior degree, for there are seven degrees of spirituality, and the affections of the inferior degree, although viewed in their origin they are spiritual, are yet to be called natural, being similar to the affections of the natural man. There are three degrees of natural affections in beasts, as well as man; in the lowest degree are insects of various kinds; in the superior degree are the fowls of the heaven, and in a still superior degree are the beasts of the earth, which were created from the beginning. A. E. 1201.
SOUL of VEGETABLES. By vegetative soul is understood the conatus and effort of producing a vegetable from its seed progressively even to new seeds, and thereby of multiplying itself to infinity, and propagating itself to eternity, for there is, as it were, an idea of what is infinite and eternal in every vegetable.; for one seed maybe multiplied through a certain number of years so as to fill the whole earth, and also may be propagated from seed to seed without end. This, together with the wonderful propagation of growth from the root into a germ, afterwards into a trunk, likewise into branches, leaves, flowers, fruits, even into new seeds, is not natural, but spiritual. A. E. 1203. The origin of the vegetative soul is also from use, affections having respect to uses: use is the subject of all affection ; for man cannot be affected, except it be for the sake of somewhat, and this somewhat is use. Now, since all affection supposes use, and the vegetative soul, from its spiritual origin, is affection, as was said, therefore, it is also use. From this cause it is that in every vegetable there is contained a use, a spiritual use in the spiritual world, and a spiritual and also a natural use in the natural world ; the spiritual use is for the various states of the mind, and natural use is for the various states of the body. The external spiritual use from them in the heavens, is recreation of minds: and the internal is the representation of divine things in them, and thereby also the elevation of the mind; for the wiser angels see in them the nature and quality of their affections in a series, the varieties of flowers in their order, and, at the same time, the variegations of colors, and likewise of odors, make those affections manifest, and whatever lies interiorly hid in them; for every ultimate affection which is called natural, although it is spiritual, der. its quality from some interior affection, which is of intelligence and wisdom, and these der. their quality from use and its love. In a word, nothing springs up and flourishes from the ground in the heavens, but use, for use is the vegetative soul. Since use is the vegetative soul, therefore, in those places in the spiritual world, which are called deserts where they dwell who in the world had rejected works of charity, which are essential uses, there appears neither grass nor herb, but mere wastes and sand. A. E. 1214.
SOUL GOING FORTH and DYING (Gen. xxxv. 18) s. the ultimate of temptation, which is when the old man dies and the new receives life. 4590.
SOUL of thy TURTLE DOVE (Ps. lxxiv. 19) s. the life of faith. 870.
SOUND and SPEECH. S. cor. to affection, and s. to thought, wherefore affection utters s., and thought utters s. A. R. 875.
SOUND of SPIRITUAL LANGUAGE, the, differs so far from that of natural l. that a spiritual s., though loud, cannot at all be heard by a natural man, nor a natural s. by a s. man. C. S. L. 326.
SOUNDS IN THE SPIRITUAL WORLD. Discrete s. excite the affection of truth, in the s. w., and continuous s. excite the affections of good. A. E. 323.
SOURCE, the only, of life is the Lord, and the s. of evil is the love of self and the world. D. P. 292, 139.
SOUTH and SOUTHWARD den. truth in light. 9642. Land of the s. (Gen. xxiv. 62) s. divine light, for the s. s. light, and indeed the light of intelligence, which is wisdom, but the land of the s. den. the place and state where that light is. 3195. See Quarters.
SOW (Isa. xxviii. 24) s. to learn. A. E. 374. To s. beside all waters (Isa. xxxii. 20) is pred. of those who suffer themselves to be instructed in things spiritual. 2781.
SOW, to, and REAP (Isa. xxxvii. 30) s. the implantation of good and its reception. A. E. 706.
SOWER, the parable of the. (Luke viii. 5-8; Matt. xii. 3-8; Mark iv. 3-8.) The s. here is the Lord, and the seed is his Word, thus truth ; the seed by the wayside is with those who have no concern about truths; the seed on stony ground is with those who have a concern about truth, but not for its own sake, and thus not inwardly; the seed in the midst of thorns is with those who are in the concupiscences of evil; but the seed in the good ground is with those who love the truths contained in the Word, from the Lord, and practise them in dependence on him, and thus bring forth fruit; that this is the meaning of the parable appears from the Lord’s explication of it. (Matt. xiii. 19-23; Mark iv. 14-20; Luke viii. 11-15.) Dec. 90.
SPACE and TIME. There are two things, which, during man’s life in the world, appear essential, because they are proper to nature, namely, s. and t.; hence to live in t., is to live in the world or nature, but these two things become none in another life ; still they appear in the world of spirits as something, by reason that spirits recent from the body have with them an idea of natural things, nevertheless they afterwards perceive, that in the spiritual world there is neither s. nor t., but instead thereof states, and that states in another life cor. to s. and t. in nature: to s., states as to esse, and to t., states as to existere. 2625.
SPACES, in the spiritual world, are appearances arising from the diversity of affection and of thought thence der. A. E. 282.
SPARROW and SWALLOW. (Ps. lxxxiv. 3.) S. here s. spiritual truth, and s. natural truth, from which worship is performed. A. E. 391.
SPEAK, to, in the internal sense, den. to think, because thought is interior speech, and when man thinks, he then s. with himself; interior things are expressed in the sense of the letter by the exterior things which cor. 5000. To s., in an internal sense, s. both to perceive and to will. 2965. To. s, when pred. of Jehovah, s. to perceive. 2287. By God’s s. to Noah (Gen. viii. la), is s. the presence of the Lord with the man of the church, may appear from the internal sense of the Word. The Lord s. with every man, for whatever is good and true, which a man wills and thinks, is from the Lord. There are with every man at least two evil spirits, and two angels, the former excite his evils, the latter inspire him with goods and truths; all good and truth which the angels inspire is from the Lord, thus the Lord continually s. with man, but altogether differently with different men : with such as suffer themselves to be drawn away by evil spirits, the Lord s. as absent, or at a distance, so that it can scarcely be said that he s., but with such as are led by the Lord, the Lord s. more present; which may sufficiently appear from this consideration, that no one can possibly think anything good and true but from the Lord. 904. To s. (Gen. xxiii. 13) s. influx. 2951. To s. (Rev. xiii. 11) s. affection, thought, doctrine, and preaching. A. E. 817.
SPEAK, to, GREAT THINGS and BLASPHEMIES (Rev. xiii. 5) s. to teach what is evil and false. A. R. 582.
SPEAK, to, a WORD AGAINST the SON of MAN s. to interpret the natural sense of the Word according to appearances. A. E. 778.
SPEAR. S. and swords s. truths adapted to spiritual warfare. A. R. 299. See Bow and Spear, Shield, Buckler.
SPECIAL PRINCIPLES of DOCTRINE s. doctrinals of good and truth from the Word. See Dothan. But when the church commences from faith and separates from charity, it s. special things of false principles. 4720.
SPECKLED and VARIEGATED. (Gen. xxx. 35.) S. s. good sprinkled and mixed with evils; and v., truth sprinkled and mixed with evils. 4006. See Spotted,
SPECKLED BIRD (Jer. xii. 9) s. ratiocinations from falses. A. E. 650.
SPEECH, angelic, or language, which is spiritual, when it falls into buman expressions, cannot fall into any other s. or language than such as is used in the Word, every singular thing therein being rep., and every singular expression being significative; the ancients, because they had commerce with spirits and angels, had no other s. or language than this, which was full of rep., and in every expression of which was a spiritual sense. 3482. In the natural world the s. of man is twofold, because his thought is twofold, exterior and interior ; for a man can speak from interior and at the same time from exterior thought, and he can speak from exterior thought and not from interior, yea contrary to interior thought, whence comes dissimulation, flattery, and hypocrisy; but in the spiritual world man’s s. is not twofold, but single; a man there speaks as he thinks, otherwise the sound is harsh and offends the ear; but yet he may be silent, and so not publish the thoughts of his mind; a hypocrite, therefore, when he comes into the company of the wise, either goes away, or retires to a corner of the room, and withdraws himself from observation and sits silent. A. R. 293. The angels from the sound of the voice know a man’s love, from the articulation of the sound, his wisdom, and from the sense of the word, his science. D. L. W. 280. Spiritual s. comprehends thousands of things which natural s. cannot express, and, what is wonderful, which cannot be formed into ideas of natural thought. A. R. 875.
SPELT, or FITCHES, s. various species of good. 3332. Also knowledges. A. E. 374.
SPEW, to. (Rev. iii. 16.) “I will s. thee out of my mouth,” s. to be separated from the Lord, and such separation from the Lord consists in being neither in heaven nor in hell, but in a place apart, deprived of human life, where mere phantasies exist; the reason is, because they have mixed truths with falses, and goods with evils, thus holy things with profane, in such a manner that they cannot be separated. The world of spirits, which is in the midst between heaven and hell, and into which every man first comes after death, and is there prepared, cor. to the stomach, in which all the ingesta are prepared for being converted either into blood and flesh, or excrement and urine, the latter having cor. with hell, but the former with heaven, but the substances that are vomited out of the stomach, are such as have not undergone that separation, but remain commixed. By reason of this cor. the expressions vomited and vomit, are used in the following passages: Hab. xi. 15, 16 ; Jer. xlviii. 26 ; Isa. xxviii. 8; besides other passages, as Jer. xxv. 27 ; Lev. xviii. 24, 25, 28. That warm water excites vomiting, is also from cor. A. R. 204. Shameful spewing (Hab. ii. 16), is pred. of the falsification of divine truth. A. E. 960.
SPHERE. There goes out, yea, flows forth from every man a spiritual s., from the affections of his love, which encompasses him, and infuses itself into the natural s. which is from the body, so that the two s. are conjoined ; that a natural s. is continually flowing forth, not only from man, but also from beasts, yea from trees, fruits, flowers, and also from metals, is a thing generally known; in like manner in the spiritual world; but the s. flowing forth from subjects in that world are spiritual, and those which emanate from spirits and angels are thoroughly spiritual, because with them there are affections of love, and thence interior perceptions and thoughts; all of sympathy and antipathy has hence its rise, and likewise all conjunction and disjunction, and according thereto presence and absence in the spiritual world, for what is homogeneous or concordant causes conjunction and presence, and what is heterogeneous and discordant, causes disjunction and absence, wherefore those s. cause distance in that world. C. S. L. 171. The divine s. which surrounds the Lord, is from his divine love, and at the same time from his divine wisdom, which, when it is rep. in the heavens, appears in the celestial kingdom red like a ruby, in the spiritual kingdom blue like the lazule stone, in the natural kingdom green like the emerald; everywhere with ineffable splendor and effulgence. A. R. 232. The s. which are perceived in the other life, all arise from loves and consequent affections, in which the spirits had been principled, consequently, from the life, for loves and consequent affections make the very life itself; and inasmuch as they arise from loves and consequent affections, they arise from the intentions and ends, for the sake of which man so wills and so acts, for every one has for an end what he loves, therefore ends determine man’s life and constitute its quality, hence especially in his s.; this s. is perceived most exquisitely in heaven, by reason that the universal heaven is in a s. of ends. 4446. See Odors,
SPHINCTER. Spirits des. who cor. with the s. 5380.
SPICE (Ezek. xxvii. 22), in an internal sense, is charity. 1171. S (1 Kings x. 2) s. interior truths. 10.199.
SPICES, RESIN, and MYRRH (Gen. xxxvii. 25), s. interior natural truths conjoined to good in the natural principle. Amongst the ancients, in their sacred worship, things of a sweet smell and fragrant were applied, whence came their incenses and perfumes; like things were also mixed in the oils with which they were anointed ; but at this day it is not known in what this originated; the reason is, because at this day it is not known, that the things applied in worship amongst the ancients der. their origin from things spiritual and celestial, which are in the heavens, and that they cor. thereto; man has removed himself so far from those things, and immersed himself in natural, worldly, and corporeal things, that he is in an obscure principle, and many in a negative principle, respecting the existence of any thing spiritual and celestial. The ground and reason why incenses and perfumes were applied by the ancients to sacred purposes was, because odor cor. to perception, a fragrant odor, as of s. of various kinds, to a grateful and-agreeable perception, such as is that of truth grounded in good, or of faith grounded in charity. 4748. See Odors.
SPIDERS’ WEBS (Isa. lix. 5) s. treacherous, falses. L. E. 581.
SPIES (Gen. xlii. 9) den. those who learn the truths of the church only to secure gain. 5432.
SPINAL MARROW. Des. of spirits who flow into the s. rn. 5717.
SPINE, or THORN, den. curse and vastation. 273.
SPIRAL. The contraction of the spiritual degree is like the retortion of a spire. D. L. W. 254.
SPIRIT. To be in the s. is to be in vision, which is effected by the opening of the sight of a man’s s., which, when it is opened, the things which are in the spiritual world, appear as clearly as the things which are in the natural world appear to the bodily sight. In this state the disciples were, when they saw the Lord after his resurrection, wherefore it is said that their eyes were opened. (Luke xxiv. 30,31.) Abraham was in a similar state when he saw the three angels ; so wore Hagar, Gideon, Joshua, and others, when they saw the angel of Jehovah. A. R. 36. See Prophets.
SPIRIT. By s. is understood the life of man in general; the various affections of life with man, also the life of the regenerate which is called the spiritual life, also spiritual life communicated to those who are in humiliation: but where the s. is spoken of as relative to the Lord, it s. his divine life, consequently, the Lord himself; and in particular the life of his wisdom which is the divine truth. L. 47, 48, 49, 50, 51. S. s. the understanding. D. L. W. 583. The s. which speaketh to the churches, s. the divine truth of the Word. A. R. 87. S. (Rev. xviii. 2) s. all that relates to affection and will, and thence to action. A. R. 757.
SPIRIT of GOD (Gen. i. 2) s. the divine mercy of the Lord. 19. The s. of G. is his proceeding emanation. D. L. W. 100. The s. of G. den. good from an interior principle, thus from the divine, for the s. of G. is what proceeds from the divine, thus from good itself, for the divine is good itself, and what proceeds from it is truth wherein is good, and this is what is s. in the Word by the s. of G., for the s. itself does not proceed, but the truth itself wherein is good, the s. being the instrument whereby it is produced. 5307.
SPIRIT of GOD and the HOLY SPIRIT. The s. of G. and the h. s. are two distinct things. The s. of G. did not operate, neither could it operate on man but imperceptibly ; whereas the h. s., which proceeds slowly from the Lord, operates on man perceptibly, and enables him to comprehend spiritual truths after a natural manner; for to the divine celestial and the divine spiritual the Lord has united the divine natural also, by which he operates from the divine celestial and divine spiritual. Besides, holy in the Word is alone pred. of divine truth, consequently, of the Lord, who is divine truth, not only in the celestial and spiritual sense, but also in the natural sense; wherefore it is said in the Apocalypse, that the Lord alone is holy. (Chap. xv. 3, 4 ; see also John vii. 39.) N. Q. 5.
SPIRIT of JEHOVAH, the, s. the influx of truth and goodness. 573.
SPIRIT of JUDGMENT and SPIRIT of EXPURGATION. (Isa. iv. 4.) The s. of j. s. the understanding of truth, and the s. of e., the affection of spiritual truth, for this purges or cleanses. A. E. 475.
SPIRIT of PROPHECY (Rev. xix. 10) s. the all of the Word, and of doctrine deduced from it. A. R. 819.
SPIRIT of STORMS and an OVERFLOWING RAIN (Ezek. xiii. 11, 13, 14) s. the desolation of what is false. 739.
SPIRIT of TRUTH, the (John xv. 20), s. truth itself proceeding from the Lord, wherefore it is said of him, that “he will not speak from himself, but from the Lord.” John xiv. 13-16. A. R. 6.
SPIRIT of WHOREDOM (Hosea iv. 12) s. the life of the false grounded in evil. 4876.
SPIRIT and BIRD. (Rev. xviii. 2.) S. s. all that relates to affection and will, and thence to action; and b. s. all that relates to thought or understanding, and thence to deliberation: for which reason, by a foul s. and an unclean b. are s. all the evils which pertain to the will and consequent actions, and all the falses which pertain to the thought and consequent deliberations. A. R. 757.
SPIRIT and BRIDE. (Rev. xxii. 17.) S. s. heaven, and b. the church. A. R. 955. Also the church as to good and as to truth. A. E. 1189.
SPIRIT and LIFE. (John vi. 63.) S. has respect to the spiritual sense of the Word, and life to the celestial sense. S. S. 39. In every particular of the Word there is a s. and L, for the Lord spake the Word, therefore he himself is in it, and he so spake the Word, that everything in it has communication with heaven, and through heaven, with him, there being a spiritual sense in it, by which this communication is effected; wherefore the Lord said, ” the words which I speak unto you, are s. and 1.” (John vi. 63.) A. R. 602.
SPIRITS. With every man there are attendant s. and angels, by whom he is ruled of the Lord. 50. S. have sight, hearing, smelling, touch, more exquisite than when in the body, also, lusts, affections, thoughts, and all faculties more excellent: and they discourse one amongst another. 321, 322. S. and angels have every sense except taste. 1880,1881. S. and angels are attendant on every man, and by them there is communication. 2886. To the intent that man may live, it is altogether necessary that angels from heaven and s. from hell be adjoined to him. 5993. Seven s. (Matt. xii. 45) s. all falses of evil, consequently, a plenary or total extinction of goodness and truth. A. R. 10. Seven s. (Rev. i. 4) s. all who are in divine truth, and in an abstract sense, the divine true or divine truth itself. A. R. 14. S. of demons (Rev. xvi.) s. cupidities of falsifying truths. A. R. 704. The s. which have intercourse with man put on all things which are man’s. 5853. See Persuasion. See Emissary Spirits.
SPIRITUAL. What is s. is pred., both of the rational and of the natural, for what is s. is the divine truth which is from the Lord, which, when it shines in the rational or in the internal man, is called the s. of the rational, and when it shines in the natural or in the external man, is called the s. of the natural. 4075.
SPIRITUAL BODY. Every soul of man is in a s. b., after it has put off its material coverings which it carried about with it in the world. D. L. W. 14. The s. b., or the b. of the spirit of man, is formed solely from those things which man does from his will or love. H. and H. 475. The natural mind of man consists of spiritual substances, and at the same time of natural substances. From its spiritual substances becomes thought, but not from the natural substances, the latter substances recede when a man dies, but not the spiritual substances, wherefore that same mind after death, when a man becomes a spirit or an angel, remains in a similar form to that in which it was in the world; the natural substances of that mind which recede by death, constitute the cutaneous covering of the spiritual body in which spirits and angels are; by means of such covering which is taken from the natural world, their s. b. subsist, for the natural is the containing ultimate; hence it is that there is not any spirit or angel, who was not born a man. D. L. W. 257.
SPIRITUAL CELESTIAL PRINCIPLE is an intermediate between the natural, or external man, and between the rational or internal. 4594.
SPIRITUAL CHURCH, the, extends over the whole globe, not being limited to those who have the Word, and who thereby know the Lord, and some particular truths of faith ; but it is also amongst those who have not the Word, and who therefore are altogether ignorant of the Lord, and consequently, do not know any truths of faith (for all the truths of faith have respect unto the Lord) ; that is, it is amongst the Gentiles remote from the church, for there are several amongst them who know by rational illumination that there is one God, that he created all things, and that he preserves all things, likewise that from him comes all good, consequently, all truth, and that similitude with him makes man blessed; and who moreover live according to their religious tenets, in love to that God and in charity towards their neighbor; from the affection of good doing works of charity. 3263. The essential of the s. c. is the good of truth. 6426.
SPIRITUAL FIRE. Good is actually s. f., from which spiritual heat, which makes it alive, is der. 4906.
SPIRITUAL GOOD is truth, which has been made good, for truth is made good when the life is according to it, for in such case it passes into the will, and from the will into the act, and is made the life’s, and when truth is made the life’s it is no longer called truth but good; the will, which transforms truth into good, is the new will in the intellectual part; this good is what is called s. g.; s. g. is distinguished from celestial good in this, that celestial good is implanted in the will part itself of man. 5595. See Good.
SPIRITUAL HEAVEN. With this h. man communicates by remains; this h. it is which is opened when man is regenerating, and it is this h. which is closed when man does not suffer himself to be regenerated ; for remains, or truths and goods stored up in the interiors, are nothing else but cor. with the societies of that h. 5344.
SPIRITUAL LIGHT and NATURAL LIGHT. There is s. l. and n. l., both as to external appearance alike, but as to internal unlike, for n. l. is from the sun of the natural world, and thence in itself is void of life, whereas s. l. is from the sun of the spiritual world, and thence in itself is living; this last illuminates the understanding, and not n. l. D. P. 166. When s. l. flows into n. l. with a man who is reading the Word, he is illuminated, and sees truths there, for the objects of s. l. are truths. A. R. 911.
SPIRITUAL LIGHT and SPIRITUAL HEAT. S. l. flows into man by three degrees, but not s. h., except so far as man avoids evils as sins, and looks up to the Lord. D.. L. W. 243. S. l. constitutes the life of the understanding, and s. h. the life of the will; s. l. is from its first origin divine truth from the divine good of the Lord, and hence the truth of faith from the good of charity; and s. h. from its first origin is the divine good of the divine love of the Lord,and hence the good of celestial love, which is love to the Lord, and the good of spiritual love, which is charity towards the neighbor; these two principles constitute all the life of man. 6032.
SPIRITUAL MAN, the, is not the interior rational man, but the interior natural; for the interior rational man is what is called celestial. 4402.
SPIRITUAL NATURAL and CELESTIAL NATURAL ANGELS are they who are in the first, or ultimate heaven. These s. n. a. belong to the Lord’s spiritual kingdom, and communicate with the second heaven; and the c. n. a. belong to his celestial kingdom, and communicate with the third heaven. A.E. 449.
SPIRITUAL NUPTIALS are understood by the words of the Lord, “that after the resurrection they are not given in marriage.” By s. n. is understood conjunction with the Lord, and this is effected on earth, and when it is effected on earth, it is also effected in the heavens, wherefore in the heavens the nuptials are not repeated, neither are they given in marriage. C. S. L. 41. See Marriages.
SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLE, the, consists in comprehending things abstractedly from the letter of the Word, to which things the literal sense serves for an object, as the things which the eye sees, serve as objects of thinking concerning things more sublime. 2275.
SPIRITUAL SENSE of the WORD. There is a s. s. in every particular of the Word, which differs from the literal sense, as that which is spiritual differs from that which is natural. A. R. 768. The true s. s. of the W. is abstracted from persons, spaces, and times, and the like things, which are proper to nature. A. E. 175. The s. s. of the W. is not that which breaks forth as light out of the literal sense, whilst a person is studying and explaining the Word to confirm some particular tenet of the church, for this sense is the literal sense of the Word. But the s. s. does not appear in the sense of the letter, it is within it, as the soul is in the body, or as the thought of the understanding is in the eye, or as the affection of love is in the countenance, which act together as cause and effect. It is this sense, principally which renders the Word spiritual, not only for the use of men, but also for the use of angels; whence also by means of that sense, the Word communicates with the heavens. S. S. 5. The s. s. of the W. is not given to any one except by the Lord alone, and it is guarded by him as the angelic heaven is guarded, for this is in it. U. T. 230. It is owing to the s. s. that the Word is divinely inspired, and holy in every syllable. U. T. 200.
SPIRITUAL SIGHT. Sight abstracted from such things as are of the world, that is s. s., is nothing else but the perception of truth, that is, of such things as are of faith, wherefore, by seeing in the internal sense nothing else is s.; for the internal sense comes forth, when those things are drawn aside which are of the world, inasmuch as the internal sense relates to such things as are of heaven: the light of heaven, whereby sight is effected there, is divine truth from the Lord, which appears before the eyes of the angels as light, a thousand times brighter than the midday light in the world, and this light, inasmuch as it has life in it, on that account illuminates the sight of the understanding of the angels, at the same time that it illuminates the sight of the eye, and causes an apperception of truth, according to the quantity and quality of the good in which they are principled. 5100.
SPIRITUAL SPEECH is not twofold, but single; a man there speaks as he thinks. A. R. 293. It comprehends thousands of things which the natural cannot express. A. R. 875. See Speech.
SPIRITUAL SUN, in its essence, is pure love proceeding from Jehovah God. I. 5. See Sun of the Spiritual World.
SPIRITUAL WORLD. In the s. w., by which is understood both the heavens and the hells, such is the arrangement, that the heavens are as expanses one above another, and under the heavens is the world of spirits, and under this are the hells, one below another; according to this successive arrangement, descends influx from the Lord, thus through the inmost heaven into the middle, and through this into the ultimate, and from these in their order, into the subjacent hells. Tho world of spirits is in the midst, and receives influx as well from the heavens as the hells, every one there according to the state of his life. But this arrangement of the heavens and the hells underwent changes, from one judgment to another. A. E. 702. In the s. w. there are all the objects that exist in the natural world, but with this difference, that all the things in the s. w. are cor., for they cor. to the interiors of its inhabitants, being splendid and magnificent with those who are in wisdom, der. from divine truths and goods through the Word from the Lord, and the contrary with those who are in a state of madness from falses and evils; such a cor. by virtue of creation, exists when what is spiritual in the mind is let down into what is sensual in the body, for which reason, every one in the s. w. knows the quality of another, as soon as he comes into his apartment. A. R. 772, With the inhabitants of the s. w., the third [degree] which is natural, is wanting. C. S. L. 52. The s. w. is where man is, and not at all removed from him. D. L. and W. n. 92.
SPIRITUAL and CELESTIAL. All those things are called s. which are of the knowledges of faith, and all those things c. which are of love towards the Lord, and towards the neighbor; the former appertain to the understanding of man, the latter to the will. 61.
SPITTLE. It is said, that the Lord spat upon the ground, and made clay of the s., and anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, by which was s. reformation by truths from the letter of the Word. A. E. 239.
SPLEEN. They who are in the province of the s., are almost directly above the head, but their operation falls thither. 5184.
SPLENDID THINGS s. truths and things magnificent thence der. A. E. 1159.
SPOIL, to (Gen. xxxiv. 27), s. to destroy. 4503. S. (Deut. xiii. 16) s. the falsification of truth. A. E. 652. Spoiled s. destitute of goods. A. E. 714.
SPOIL OF GOLD, and SILVER, and CATTLE (Num. xxv., xxxi.), s. truths falsified. 3242.
SPOIL IN MINE HOUSE (Mal. iii. 10) s. remains in the internal man, insinuated, as it were, by theft amongst so many evils and falses. 576.
SPOILED s. destitute of goods. A. E. 714.
SPOILER (Jer. xlviii. 32) s. evil and its derivative false. A. E. 919.
SPOILER of MOAB (Jer. xlviii. 18) s. the adulteration of the Word, as to its literal sense. A. E. 727.
SPONGE (Matt. xxvii. 48) s. the false in the extremes. A. E. 627.
SPONTANEITY, or FREEDOM, is pred. of whatever is from the affection or love. 4029.
SPORT, to, or to PLAY. To s., or to p. (Zech. viii. 5), s. what appertains to interior festivity, which is of the affection of truth and good. 10.416.
SPOTTED (Gen. xxx. 38) s. truth wherewith falses are mixed. 4020.
SPOTS s. falses, properly speaking, falses grounded in evil. A. R. 625. S. s. falses and evils of various kinds. A. E. 867. See Leopard.
SPREADING THEMSELVES on the EARTH (Gen. viii. 17) s. the operation of the internal man on the external. 913.
SPREAD OUT, to. (Gen. ix. 27.) By God’s spreading out Japheth, is s. his ill.; in a literal sense, to s. o. s. to extend the borders, but in a spiritual sense, it s. to be enlightened; for enlightening is the extension, as it were, of the borders of wisdom and intelligence, as in Isa. liv. 2, s. ill., or enlightening in spiritual things. The man of the external church is s. o, when he is instructed in the truths and goods of faith; and whereas he is in charity, he is thereby more and more confirmed ; and the more he is instructed, so much the more the cloud of his intellectual part is dissipated, in which part are charity and conscience. 1101.
SPREAD HIMSELF ABROAD, to (Gen. xxx, 43) s. to be multiplied. 4035.
SPREADING OUT of BONES to THE SUN (Jer. viii. 1) s. the infernal things attendant upon the lusts of self-love. 2441.
SPRING s. the first state of the church, the same as morning. D. L. W. 73.
SPRING and FOUNTAIN. (Hosea xiii. 15.) S. s. doctrine, and f., the Word. A. E. 730.
SPRINKLING BLOOD upon the ALTAR (Exod. xxix. 16), in a supreme sense, s. that the Lord, when he was in the world, made his human divine truth, and united it with divine good, which was in himself, and thus glorified his human. 10.047.
SPUR OUT s. to separate. To eject truths falsified. A. E. 235.
SQUARE, or QUADRANGULAR FIGURE, s. perfection. 9817, 9861. See Four-Square.
SQUARING of the CIRCLE, comparison of, between angelic and divine wisdom. D. P. 335.
STABLES s. instructions. C. S. L. 76. See Manger.
STACTE (Exod. xxx. 34) s. the affection of sensual truth. 10.292.
STAFF s. power. 4013. The reason why a s. s. power is, because it is a support, for it supports the hand and arm, and thereby the whole body, wherefore a s. puts on the s. of that part which it proximately supports, that is, of the hand and arm, by both which in the Word is s. the, power of truth. From several passages in the books of Moses, it is very evident that the s., as the hand, rep. power, and, in the supreme sense, the divine omnipotence of the Lord; and it is also hence evident, that at that time rep. constituted the externals of the church, and that the internals which are spiritual and celestial things, such as are in heaven, cor. thereto, and that hence was their efficacy. That a s. den. power in the spiritual sense is also manifest from several passages in the prophets. Inasmuch as a s. rep. the power of truth, that is, the power of good by truth, therefore kings had sceptres, and the sceptres wero formed like short s.; for by kings the Lord is rep. as to truth. S. (Isa. x. 24, 26) s. power der. from reasoning and science, such as is the power of those who reason from scientifics against the truths of faith, and pervert them or make light of them. 4876. S. (Hosea iv. 12) s. the imaginary power of self-understanding. 2466.
STAFF of BREAD and STAFF of WATER (Isa. iii. 1) s. goodness and truth. 4876.
STAFF of STRENGTH and STAFF of GRACEFULNESS. (Jer. xlviii. 17.) S. of s. s. power from good, and s. of g., power from truth. 4876.
STAG. To leap as a s. (Isa. xxxv. 6) s. to have joy from perception of truth. A. E. 455.
STAKES and CORDS (Isa. xxxiii. 20) s. strengthening by divine truths, and conjunction by divine good. A. E. 799.
STALL, calves of the, s. those who are filled with knowledges of things true and good from the affection of knowing them. A. R. 242.
STAMEN of LIFE. The s. exist in series, or in forms receptive of life. 7408,
STAMMERERS (Isa. xxxii. 4) s. those who with difficulty can apprehend the truth of the church. A. E. 455.
STAND, to (Dan. vii. 10), as to go forth, is pred. concerning truth A E. 836, To s. above at the fountain of waters (Gen. xxiv. 13), s. a state of conjunction of truth divine with the human. 3065. To s. at the right hand (Zech. iii. 1), s. to fight against divine truth. A. E. 740. To s. before God, s. to hear and do what he commands, as is the case with those who s. before a king. A. R. 366. By standing before God (Rev. xx. 12), that is, before him who sat on the throne, is s. to be present and assembled to judgment. A. R. 866. To s. round about (Rev. vii,) s. conjunction. A. E. 462. S. still, and see the salvation of the Lord (Exod. xiv. 13) s. to have faith. 8172. To s. upon the feet, s. life in fulness, because in the ultimatcs. A. E. 666. To walk is expressive of the life of the thought from intention, to s. is expressive of the life of the intention from the will, and to sit, of the life of the will. A. E. 687.
STANDARD den. a congregation gathering together; also the Lord’s protection. 8624.
STAND ERECT, to, is pred. of those who are in truth, because good softens and produces humiliation. 7068.
STAR, in a supreme sense, s. knowledge concerning the Lord. A. E. 422. The Lord is called a s. from the light of his divine wisdom, and from the light with which he comes into the world. A. R. 954. S. (Rev. ix. 1) s. divine spiritual truth or intelligence originating in spiritual love, which is love towards our neighbor. A. R. 420. S. out of Jacob and a sceptre out of Israel (Num. xxiv. 17) s. the Lord’s human essence. 3322. See Morning Star.
STARS s. the knowledges of truth and good. A. 11.51. S. are frequently mentioned in the Word, and everywhere s. goods and truths, and, in an opp. sense, evils and falses; or what is the same thing, they s. angels, or societies of angels, and also, in an opp. sense, evil spirits and their fellowships; when they s. angels, or societies of angels, then they are fixed s., but when they s. evil spirits and their fellowships, then they are wandering s. 1808. The seven s. (Rev. i.) den. the knowledges of all things pertaining to good and truth, and hence every variety of good and truth. A. E. 88.
STARS of the HEAVENS (Gen. xxii. 17) s. spiritual men. The spiritual are those, who in the Word throughout are compared to s., and this from the knowledge of good and truth which they possess, but not so the celestial, inasmuch as they have not knowledges but perceptions; and moreover inasmuch as s. enlighten the night, for the light which the spiritual enjoy is a sort of nocturnal light, such as is from the moon and the s., in respect to the diurnal light which the celestial enjoy. 2849.
STATIONS and SITTINGS are pred. of the rest of man and thence s. the esse of life, from which its existence is der. A. E. 687.
STATE has relation to love, life, wisdom, the affections, joys, and to good and truth. T. C. R. 30. General s. of regeneration six in number. 6-13. Fulness of s. 7839. Changes of place really changes of s. 1273-7. Varieties of state. 10.200. S. pred. of love, life, wisdom, etc. D. L. W. 7.
STATES. Man has external and internal s. D. P. 298. Man has three s.; first of damnation, second of reformation, and third of regeneration. D. P. 83.
STATE and FORM. By s. in man is meant his love, and by changes of s. the affections of his love; by f. is meant his intelligence, and by variations of f. his thoughts. A. Cr. 45.
STATION den. where scientifics terminate and commence, or where there is a conclusion from scientifics. 6384.
STATUE s. worship from the truths of faith. S. in the opp. sense, s. worship from falses, and thus idolatrous. A. E. 391. It also s. a holy border, thus the ultimate principle of order, because in the most ancient times, stones were placed at their borders or boundaries, which marked possession or inheritance one from that of another and were for a sign and a witness that the borders or boundaries were at that place; the most ancient people, in every particular object, and in every particular s., were led to think of somewhat celestial and spiritual; from these stones also which they set up, were led to think concerning the ultimate principles in man, consequently, concerning the ultimate principle of order, which is truth in the natural man; the ancients who were after the flood, received this from the most ancient people who were before the ilood, and began to account those stones holy, which wore set up in the borders, by reason that they s. holy truth which is in the ultimate principle of order. They also called those stones s. and hence it came to pass, that s. were used in worship, and that they erected such in the places where they had their groves, and afterwards where they had their temples, and also that they anointed them with oil; for the worship of the ancient church consisted of the perceptives and significatives of the most ancient people who were before the flood. The most ancient people, inasmuch as they discoursed with angels, and were together with them whilst they were on earth, were instructed from heaven that stones s. truth, and that wood s. good; hence then it is that s. s. a holy border, or boundary, thus truth, which is the ultimate principle of order with man; for the good which flows in through the internal man from the Lord, terminates in the external man, and in the truth that is therein ; man’s thought, his speech, and action, which are the ultimatcs of order, are nothing else but truths grounded in good, being the images or forms of good, for they appertain to the intellectual part of man, whereas the good which is in them, and from which they are der., appertains to his will part or principle. S., in an opp. sense, rep. those things which are contrary to order. 3727, 4580.
STATUES of the HOUSE of the SUN (Jer. xliii. 13) s. the worship of self. 2441.
STATUTE. To appoint for a s. (Gen. xlvii. 26) s. to conclude from consent, for what is appointed for a s. is done from consent on each side, and is referred amongst those things which are ordained from agreement, and thus duly. 6164.
STATUTES and PRECEPTS. (Deut. xi. 1.) S. s, the external things of the Word, such as rituals, and those things which are rep. and s. of the internal sense; but p. s. the internal things of the Word, such as are the things appertaining to life and doctrine, especially those which are of the internal sense. 3382.
STAVES den. the power which is of truth from good. 9496. See Swords and Staves.
STEAL, to. In a natural sense, by the commandment ” Thou shalt not s.” (Exod. xx. 15), is meant, according to the letter, not to s., to rob, or to act the pirate in time of peace ; and in general, not to deprive any one of his goods secretly, or under any pretext. It also extends to all impostures, illegitimate gains, usuries, and exactions; and also to fraudulent practices in paying duties and taxes, and in discharging debts. Workmen offend against this commandment, who do their work unfaithfully and dishonestly; merchants who deceive in merchandise, either in weight, measure, or accounts; officers who deprive the soldiers of their just wages; judges who judge for friendship, bribes, relationship, affinity, and other causes by perverting the laws or legal cases, and thus deprive others of their goods which they rightfully possess. In a spiritual sense, by stealing is meant, to deprive others of the truths of their faith, by means of false and heretical things; priests, who minister only for the sake of gain, or worldly honor, and teach such things as they see or may see from the Word are not true, are spiritual thieves, since they take away from the people the means of salvation, which are the truths of faith; they are also called thieves in several passages of the Word. In a celestial sense, by thieves are meant, those who take away divine power from the Lord, and also those who claim to themselves his merit and righteousness. These, although they adore God, still do not trust him, but themselves, and also do not believe in God, but in themselves. U. T. 317, 318, 319. S. S. 67.
STEM of JESSE s. the Lord in his divine humanity. A. R. 46.
STENCH, a, den. aversion and abomination. 4516.
STEPS (Exod. xx. 2C) s. ascent to superior or interior principles. 8945.
STEWARD of the HOUSE. (Gen. xv. 2.) An external church is called the s. of the h. when the internal church itself is the h., and the Lord is the father or master of the family. Just so it is with the external church ; for all stewardship appertains to the external of the church, as the administration of ceremonies and many things which are of the temple and of the church itself, that is, of the house of Jehovah, or of the Lord. 1795.
STICK of a REED, the (Ezek. xxix. 6), s. the power of exploring spiritual truths by scientifics. 1085.
STIFF-NECKED, to be, is pred. of the Israelitish nation, because they would not receive influx from the divine into their interiors. 10.628.
STINGS s. falses of a hurtful nature originating in evil. A. R. 439. S. (Rev. ix.) s. craftiness and subtleties to persuade by falses. Also interior falses. A. E. 560.
STINK, to (Gen. xxxiv. 30), s. to abominate. 4516. To s. (Exod. vii. 21) s. aversion. 7319. S. (Isa. xxxiv. 3) s. damnation. A. E. 405
STOMACH. The world of spirits, which is in the midst between heaven and hell, and into which every man first comes after death, and is there prepared, cor. to the s. A. R. 204. They who have been very solicitous concerning the future, and especially they who, on that account have been rendered tenacious and avaricious, appear in the region where the s. is; the sphere of their life may be compared to the nauseous stench which is exhaled from the stomach, and also to the heaviness arising from indigestion; they who have been such, stay long in that region, for solicitude about futurity, confirmed by act, makes dull and retards the influx of spiritual life, for they attribute to themselves what is of the divine providence, and they who do this oppose the influx, and remove from themselves the life of good and truth; inasmuch as solicitude concerning futurity is what causes anxieties in man, and inasmuch as such spirits appear in the region of the s.,it is from this ground, that anxieties affect the s. more than the rest of the viscera. 5177,5178. They, in another life, who induce extreme heaviness in the s., are such as have in the life of the body, not been habituated to any employment, not even domestic, but only to pleasure, and besides have lived jn filthy ease and sluggishness, neither had they any concern about others, and also despised faith: in a word, they were animals, not men. The sphere of such with the sick, induces numbness in the members and joints. 5723. See Intestines.
STONE, in the supreme sense, s. the Lord, and in the respective sense, his spiritual kingdom or the truth of faith. 6426. S. or rock s. the Lord as to the divine truth of the Word. A- R. 915. S. (Isa. Ix. 16) s. sensual truth. 425. Hewn s. (Isa. ix. 10) den. what is fictitious. 1296. Those things which are of self-der. intelligence. (Lam. iii. 9.) A. E. 781. S. s. natural truths, and precious stones, spiritual truths. C. S. L. 76. SeePrecious Stones, Millstone, White Stone, Corner-Stone, To roll away the Stone, etc.
STONE, to, any one s. to extinguish and demolish falses, but, in the opp. sense, when by the evil, it s. to extinguish and destroy the truths of faith. 7456.
STONING. There were two punishments of death with the Jews, crucifixion and s. The punishment of s. s. condemnation and the curse, on account of the destruction of truth in the church. A. E. 655. See To Crucify.
STONES of the ALTAR. Forasmuch as they s. truths formed from good, or good itself in form, therefore, it was prohibited to fit them with a hammer, an axe, or any instrument of iron, to den. that nothing of self-der. intelligence should enter into the formation thereof. A. E. 391.
STONES of HAIL are falses. A. E. 644. See Mortar.
STOOL of the FEET (Ps. ex. 1) s. things natural, as well sensual as scientific, and hence the rational things of man, which are called enemies when they pervert worship, and this by the literal sense of the Word, so that there remains only worship in externals, and internal worship either totally perishes or is defiled. 2162. See Footstool.
STOOP, to, or BEND HIMSELF as a LION (Gen. xlix. 9), s. to put himself in power. A. 11. 241.
STOP UP den. the denial and obliteration of truth. 3412.
STORAX den. the good of truth. 5621.
STORE den. the good of truth as provided for every use of the natural mind. 5299.
STOREHOUSES, or TREASURE CITIES, built by the enslaved Israelites, den. doctrines from falsified truths. 6661.
STORGE. Innocence from the inmost heavens. H. and H. 277. Maternal love der. from the womb. A. E. 710.
STORM, a spirit of, den. desolation of the false. 739.
STOUTNESS (Gen. xlvii. 6), in the original tongue, is expressed by a word which also s. strength and virtue, which, in the internal sense, den. what is prevalent, thus what is more excellent. 6086.
STRAIGHT, crooked made, s. the evil of ignorance turned into good. 3527.
STRAITNESS of SOUL (Gen. xlii. 21) s. a state of the internal, when it is alienated from the external. 5470.
STRANGE FIRE den. infernal love. 10.287.
STRANGE FIRE (Lev. x. 1) s. all love of self and of the world, and every lust of those loves. 934.
STRANGE GODS den. falses. 4544.
STRANGE LAND den. where the church is not, or where there is no genuine truth. 8650.
STRANGER, a (Exod. xii. 49), s. one who is instructed in the truths and goods of the church, and receives them, thus who is not born within the church, but still accedes to it. 7908. S. (Gen. xv. 13) s. what is not born in the land, and thus is not acknowledged as native, consequently, what is regarded as foreign. 1843. See Sojourner, Eunuch.
STRANGERS and ALIENS. (Lam. v. 2.) Our inheritance is turned away to s., s. the truths of the church converted into falses; our houses unto a. s. the good of the church turned into evils. A. E. 654.
STRANGERS and the VIOLENT of the NATIONS. (Ezek. xxviii. 8.) S. s. falses which destroy truths, and the v. of the n., evils which destroy good. A. E. 537.
STRAW (Gen. xxiv. 25) s. scientific truths, because it is pred. of camels, such being their food. 3114. S. (Isa. xi. 6) s. the Word in the letter, which is perverted by the infernal false, but cannot be perverted by them who are in truths from good. A. E. 781.
STRAW and PROVENDER, to give (Gen. xxiv. 32), s. to instruct in truths and goods. 3146. See Lion.
STRAY, to, in the FIELD. A wandering or a falling away of the common truths of the church. 4717.
STREAM s. those things which are of intelligence. 6015.
STREAMS of WATERS (Isa. xxx. 25) s. the knowledges of good and truth. 6435.
STREET of the GREAT CITY (Rev. xi. 8) s. the falsity of the doctrine concerning justification by faith alone. A. R. 501.
STREET and DITCH, the, BEING RESTORED (Dan. ix. 25) s. the restoration of truth and good. 2336.
STREETS. By s., in the Word, almost the same is s. as by ways, because s. are ways in a city; but still by s. are s. the truths or falses of doctrine, and by ways are s. truths and falses of the church, because earth s. the church. A. R. 501. On the s. of s., as den. truths, was grounded a rep. rite amongst the Jews to teach in s. (See Matt. vi. 2, 5; Luke xiii. 26, 27.) In the prophets, wheresoever s. are named, in an internal sense, they either s. truths, or what is contrary to truth. 2336.
STREETS of the NEW JERUSALEM (Rev. xxi.) s. all things of truth which lead to good, or all things of faith which lead to love and charity, and whereas truths, in such case, become of good, and thus transparent from good, the street is said to be pure gold as transparent glass. 2336.
STREETS and LANES. (Luke xiv. 21.) By the servant’s going into the s. and l. is s. that he should seek everywhere some genuine truth, or truth which shines from good or through which good shines. 2336. See Mire of the Streets.
STRENGTH is pred. of what is true, and of what is false. 3727. S. (Luke x. 27) s. the will and understanding brought forth into the ultmates. 9936. S. (Rev. i. 6) s. divine omnipotence, and is pred. of divine love. A. R. 22.
STRENGTH and GLORY. (Ps. lxxviii. 61.) His s., which he delivered into captivity, s. spiritual truth der. from celestial good, and his g. into the hand of the enemy, s. natural truth from spiritual. A. E. 811.
STRENGTH and HORN. (1 Sam. 10.) S. s. the power of good over evil, and h., the power of truth over the false. A. E. 684.
STRENGTH and MIGHT. (Gen. xlix. 3.) S. s. the ability which appertains to good, and m. s. the ability of truth; for the expression by which m. is expressed in the original tongue, is, in the Word, pred. of truth, whereas the expression by which s. is expressed, is pred. of good. 6343.
STRENGTH, THRONE, and POWER. (Rev. xiii. 2.) By s. is s. authority, by t, government, and by great p., dominion. A. R. 575.
STRENGTH of a HOUSE. (Ps. cxlvii. 10.) The s. of a h. s. man’s proper power of thinking truth. 2826.
STRENGTHENED, to be (Gen. xxi. 18) s. to be supported. 2698.
STRETCH OUT, to, the EARTH and the HEAVENS is a common form of speaking with the prophets, when they are treating of the regeneration of man. 25.
STRETCHED OUT ARM, a (Exod. vi. 6), s. omnipotence or divine power, because by an a., when it appears s. o. in the heavens, is rep. power from the divine, but when not s. o., but bended, power in the general sense is rep.; hence now it is, that divine power in the Word is very often expressed by a s. o. a., and by a strong hand. 7205.
STRIFE. Two subjects of s. have infested the church; 1st, whether faith or charity is first born ; or 2d, whether faith separate from charity is
saving. 9224.
STRIKE, to, UPON the HARP (Rev. xiv. 2) s. to confess the Lord from spiritual truths. A. R. 616.
STRINGED INSTRUMENTS s. affections of truth. 8337.
STRINGED INSTRUMENTS s. spiritual truth. A. C. 417, 420.
STRIP, to (Gen. xxxvii. 23), when it is pred. of divine truth, which in the present case is Joseph, s. to shake off, and also to annihilate. 4741.
STRIPT and NAKED. (Micah i. 8.) To be s. s. to be without goods, and to be n. s. to be without truths. A. E. 714.
STRIPE (Exod. xxi. 25) s. the extinction, or loss of affection in the intellectual principle; or truth hurt or extinguished. (Jer. xxx. 12.) 9057.
STRONG. (Isa. i. 30,31.) He is sometimes called s. in the Word, who trusts to himself and his own intelligence, for he supposes himself, and the work which he thence produces, to be s. A. E. 504.
STRONG DRINK s. the truth of the natural man. A. E. 376.
STRONG HOLDS, or FORTRESSES of MUNITIONS (Dan. xi. 39). s. the things of self-der. intelligence confirmed by the literal sense of the Word. A. E. 717.
STRONG MAN, MAN of WAR, JUDGE, and PROPHET. (Isa. iii. 2.) S. m. and m. of w. s. truth combating against evil and the false; and j. and p., the doctrine of good and truth. A. E. 727.
STRONG and MANY. (Isa. xiii. 7.) S. has respect to lust, and in. to falsity. A. E. 518.
STRONG and WITHOUT NUMBER. (Joel i. 6.) S. is pred. of the power of evil, and w. n., of the power of false. A. E. 550.
STRUGGLE, to (Gen. xxv. 22), s. combat concerning priority, whether good or truth be prior, or what is the same thing, whether charity, which is of good, or faith which is of truth, be prior. 3289. Strugglings of God, and strugglings den. temptations. 3927.
STRUGGLING, or WRESTLING, den. temptation, especially as to truth. 4248.
STRUMPET, a, s. falsification. S. S. 26. See Harlot.
STUBBLE for CHAFF (Exod. v. 12) s. scientific truth; for s. is such truth as is accommodated to the scientific, which is s. by c.; the reason why s. den. such truth is, because it is the stalk in the top of which is seed, and by seeds in the Word are s. truths and goods; thus by the stalk which is beneath them, is s. the common vessel of truth, consequently, scientific truth ; for the scientifics of faith and charity are indeed truths, but common or general truths, and thereby the recipient vessels of particular and singular truths: which may also be manifest to every one. 7131.
STUBBLE, being the grain bearing stalk, den. scientific truth. 7131. To be consumed as s. den. full vastation. 8285.
STUMBLE, to, den. to be scandalized or offended, and to fall in consequence from truths into falses. 9163.
STUMP of the ROOTS of the TREE which should be left in EARTH, (Dan. iv. 15) s. the. Word, which is understood as to the letter only and the knowledge remaining in the memory, and passing forth into the speech. A. E. 650.
STUPOR, or AMAZEMENT, is pred. of the understanding, when it has no perception of good, and blindness when there is no apperception of truth. A. E. 355.
STYLE of the WORD is a truly divine s., with which no other s., however sublime and excellent it may seem, is at all comparable, for it is as darkness compared with light. The s. of the W. is of such a nature that it is holy in every verse, in every word, and in some cases in every letter; and hence the Word conjoins man with the Lord, and opens heaven. S. S. 3. A. E. 175. There are in general four different s. in the W.; the first is that which was of the most ancient church; their method of expressing was such, that when they made mention of earthly and worldly things they thought of the spiritual and celestial things which they rep. so that they not only expressed things by rep., but also reduced them into a kind of historical series, that they might have more life, which to them was in the highest degree delightful : those rep. are called in David, ” dark sayings of old.” (Ps. lxxviii. 2, 3, 4.) From the posterity of the most ancient church Moses had these things concerning the creation, concerning the garden of Eden, even till the time of Abram. The second s. is the historical, occurring in the books of Moses, from the time of Abram and in those of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and the Kings, in which books the historical facts are exactly such as appear in the sense of the letter, but yet they all and each contain things altogether different in the internal sense. The third s. is the prophetical, which took its rise from the s. of the most ancient church, which s. they adored, but it is not continuous as if historical, like the most ancient, but is broken and interrupted, being scarce ever intelligible, but in its internal sense, wherein are things most hidden, which connectedly follow in harmonious order; and they regard the external and internal man, the several states of the church, heaven itself, and in their inmost the Lord. The fourth s. is that of the Psalms of David, which is between the prophetical s. and that of common speech; there, under the person of David as a king, the Lord is treated of in the internal sense. CC.
SUBDUE. He who subdues the love of dominion, subdues easily all other evil loves. D. P. 146.
SUBJECTS. In the other life, one society cannot have communication with another, or with an individual, except by the spirits who are sent forth by them, and who are called s., for by them as by s. they discourse. To send forth s. to other societies, and thereby to procure to themselves communication, is amongst things that are familiar in the other life; the spirits and genii attendant on man are nothing else but s., whereby he has communication with hell; and the celestial and spiritual angels are s., whereby he has communication with the heavens. 5983.
SUBMISSION. There is a chain of subordination, and thus of application, consequently, of s. from the first of life, or the Lord: the things which are in a lower place, inasmuch ai they ought to be subservient to the higher, will be in s., otherwise there is not, given conjunction. 3090. The Lord, with a view to render any one blessed and happy, wills a total s., that is, that he should not be partly his own and partly the Lord’s, for in such case there are two lords, whom man cannot serve at the same time. (Matt. vi. 24, x. 37; John xii. 25, 26; Matt. viii. 21, 22; Mark xii. 30; Gen. xvi. 9.) 6138.
SUBORDINATION. All application and submission must, be in succession from the first source of life, that there may be conjunction. 3091. The order of s. is celestial, spiritual, rational, scientific, and sensual. 1486. S. is a law of heaven, but it is of one good to another. In hell it is the reverse. 7773.
SUBSIST, to. The universe and all things therein s. from heat and light. D. L. W. 32. The internal man, as being prior, can s. without the external, because posterior, but not vice versa; lor it is an universal canon, that nothing can s. from itself, but from another, and by another, consequently, that nothing can be kept in a form, but from another and by another; which may also be manifest from the singular things in nature ; the case is the same with man, who, as to the external, cannot s. but from the internal, and by the internal; neither can the internal man s. but from heaven and by heaven; and neither can heaven s. of itself, but from the Lord, who alone s. of himself; according to existence and subsistence is influx, for by influx all things s.; but all and singular things s. by influx from the Lord, not only mediately through the spiritual world but also immediately, as well in mediates as in ultimates. 6056.
SUBSISTENCE is perpetual existence. The prior flows into the posterior. 3648, 6451.
SUBSTANCE. S. is pred. of things appertaining to the will, because all things arise or exist, and subsist in man from the will, for the will is the very s. itself of man, or the man himself. 808.
SUBSTANCE and FORM. The divine love and the divine wisdom in themselves, are a s. and a f., for they are essence and existence itself, and if they were not such an essence and existence as they are a s. and f., they would only be an imaginary entity, which in itself is not any thing. As the divine love and the divine wisdom are s. and f. in themselves, they are, consequently, the self-subsisting and only subsisting. D. L. W. 43, 44, 198. A s. without a f. is not any thing, neither is a f. any thing without a s. D. L. W. 209.
SUBSTANCE and TREASURES (Jer. xvii. 3) s. the spiritual riches of faith, or the things which are of the doctrine of faith. 368.
SUBSTANCES. The natural mind consists not only of s. of the spiritual world, but also of s. of the natural world, and the s. of the natural world, from their nature, re-act against the s. of the spiritual world, for the s. of the natural world in themselves are dead, and are acted upon from without by the s. of the spiritual world, and those things which are dead, and are acted upon from without, from their nature resist and consequently, from their nature, re-act. D. L. W. 260.
SUBSTANCES and MATTERS of which the earths consist, are the ends and terminations of the atmospheres, which proceed as uses from the spiritual sun. D. L. W. 310.
SUCCESSIVE. Influx is according to order, from celestial to spiritual, and from spiritual to natural. 7270.
SUCCESSIVE ORDER, in, one thing succeeds and follows another, from what is highest to what is lowest. U. T. 214.
SUCCOTH (Gen. xxxiii. 17; Ps. lx. 6, 7; cviii. 7, 8) s. the quality of the holy state of truth from good; for S. s. tents, and tents the holy principle of truth. 4302.
SUCK, to. (Isa. lx. 15, 16.) To s. the milk of the Gentiles, s. the insinuation of celestial good ; and to s. the paps of kings, s. the insinuation of celestial truth. 6745. To s. (Isa. lxvi. 11) s. influx from the Lord. A. E. 365. To s. the affluence of the sea s. to imbibe truths of doctrine from the Word and intelligence thence. To s. the covered things of the hidden things of the sand, s. the spiritual things which lie concealed in the literal sense of the Word. (Deut. xxxiii. 19.) A. E. 445. See Elders.
SUCKLE, to, den. to insinuate good, for a nurse, or one that s., s. the insinuation of good. 6745. To s. (Gen. xxi. 7) s. to implant the spiritual from a celestial origin, or truth from good ; or to implant the Lord’s human in the divine, by his own proper power. 2643.
SUCKLING and INFANTS. (Lam. iv. 3, 4.) S. s. innocence, and i. the affections of good. 3183.
SUCKLING, INFANT, and BOY. In the Word, mention is made of a s., and i., and a b., and by them are s. three degrees of innocence, the first degree by the s., the second by the i.,and the third by the b.; but whereas with the b. innocence begins to be put off, therefore by b. is s. that innocent principle which is called guiltless; inasmuch as the three degrees of innocence are s. by s., i., and b., the three degrees of love and charity are also s. by the same, by reason that celestial and spiritual love, that is, love to the Lord and charity towards the neighbor, cannot be given except in innocence; it is however to be noted, that the innocence of s,, of i., and of b., is only external, and that internal innocence is not given with man, until he be born anew, that is, be made anew as it were a s., an i., and a b.; these states are what are s. by s., i., and b., in the Word, for in the internal sense of the Word nothing is meant but what is spiritual, consequently, spiritual birth, which is called rebirth, and also regeneration. 5236.
SUFFOCATE, to, is to deprive the understanding of the faculty of thinking freely, and of extending its sight on every side, as is done by every rational man. A. E. 549. See Persuasion.
SUGAR-CANE den. acquisitions of truth from which is good. 3923.
SULPHUR, or BRIMSTONE, s. cupidities or lusts, originating in self-love and the love of the world. A. R. 452, 636.
SULPHUR and FIRE. (Gen. xix. 24.) S. is the hell of the evils of self-love, and f. is the hell of the falses thence. 2446. S. s. the concupiscence of destroying the church by the falses of evil, and f. that concupiscence abounding from self-love. (Luke xvii. 29, 30.) A. E. 578.
SULPHUR and SALT (Deut. xxix. 23) den. the vastation of goodness and truth, for as what is fiery and s. destroys the earth and its produce, so lust destroys goods, and falsity, truths. 1666. See Burning, Fire, Pitch-Sum. To take the s. of the sons of Israel (Exod. xxx. 12) s. all things of the church. 10.216.
SUMMER s. the full state of the church, the same as noon. D. L. W. 73. With the regenerate the changes of things of the will are like winter and s., and the changes of things intellectual like day and night. 935.
SUN, the, s. celestial and spiritual love. A. E. 709. The s. in the Word, when the Lord is spoken of, s. his divine love, and at the same time his divine wisdom; forasmuch as the Lord with respect to his divine love and his divine wisdom, is meant by the s., therefore the ancients in their boly worship turned their faces to the rising s., and also their temples, which custom still continues. A. R. 53. The s. s. the Lord, as to his divine love, and thence the good of love from him, and, in an opp. sense, a denial of the Lord’s divinitv, and thence adulteration of the good of love. A. R. 332. S. (Jer. viii. 1) s. self-love and its lusts. 2441. Without two s., the one living and the other dead, there can be no creation. D. L. W. 163. There are two s. by which all things were created by the Lord — the s. of the spiritual world and the s. of the natural world; the sun of the natural world was created to act as a medium or substitute. D. L. W. 153.
SUNDAY, or SABBATH, the holy observance of, den. the conjunction of the Lord with the church. 10.326.
SUNRISE den. coming of the Lord, or beginning of a celestial state. 2333.
SUNSET den. the end of a state. 8615.
SUN SHINING IN HIS STRENGTH s. the divine principle itself in its essence. A. R. 53.
SUN-RISING. (Gen. xix. 23.) Forasmuch as times of the day, and also times of the year, in an internal sense, s. successive states of the church, and day-dawn, or morning, s. the coining of the Lord, or the approach of his kingdom, therefore, the rising of the sun, or his going forth upon the earth, s. the Lord’s essential presence. In another life, the case is this, the Lord is a sun to the universal heaven, the divine celestial of his love appearing thus to the eyes of the angels, and, in effect, constitutes the essential light of heaven; in proportion, therefore, as the angels are in celestial love, in the same proportion they are elevated into that celestial light which is from the Lord; but in proportion as any are, remote from celestial love, in the same proportion they cast themselves from the light into infernal darkness. The ancient church, by the sun, understood nothing else than the Lord, and the divine celestial of his love, and hence came the custom of praying with their faces towards the rising of the sun, not even thinking about the sun at such times ; but after their posterity lost this, together with other rep. and s., they then began to worship the sun and the moon, which worship spread itself to many nations, insomuch that they dedicated temples to those objects, and erected statues to their honor; and whereas the sun and moon hereby received an opp. sense, they s. self-love and the love of the world, which are altogether opp. to celestial and spiritual love; hence, in the Word, by the worship of the sun and moon, is meant the worship of self and of the world. 2441. S.-r. (Gen. xxxii. 31) s. conjunction of goods. 4300. S.-r. (Rev. xvi. 12) s. the beginning of a new church from the Lord. A. R. 700. By the rising of the sun is s. tho good of love, which is the good of life, and by the setting of the sun is s. the evil of the love, which is the evil of life. A. E. 401. From its rising to its going down (Mal. i. 11) s. every place where there is good. A. E. 324. The sun is also said to rise, with every one who becomes a church, thus also who becomes rep. of a church. 4312.
SUNSET, in the Word, s. the false and evil principle, in which they are, who have no charity and faith, and thus also it s. the last time of the church; and also it s. an obscure principle as to those things which appertain to good and truth, such as has place with those who are in a degree more remote from divine doctrinals. 3693. The sun was darkened when the Lord was upon the cross, because in the church which was then amongst the Jews, he was entirely rejected, and they were, consequently, in dense darkness, or falsities. A. E. 401. ” She that hath borne seven shall breath out her soul, her sun shall set, while it is yet day” (Jer. xv. 9), s. the Jewish church which was to breathe out its soul, or, in other words, would perish; the sun shall set, s. that there will be no longer any love and chanty. A. R. 53. ” The sun which shall not set” (Isa. lx. 19) is love and wisdom from the Lord. A. R.53.
SUN of the NATURAL WORLD s. self-love and the pride of self-der. intelligence; and self-love is diametrically opp. to divine love; and the pride of self-der. intelligence is opp. to divine wisdom. To adore the sun of this world, is to acknowledge nature to be creative, and self-der. prudence effective of all things, which implies a negation of God, and a negation of the divine providence. A. R. 53. The s. of the n. w. is pure fire, therefore, dead, and from or by this sun, did exist and does subsist this our world of nature. Hence it follows, that whatever proceeds fiom this material sun, considered in itself, must be void of life. 1.9,10. D. L.W. 157.
SUN of the SPIRITUAL WORLD is, in its essence, pure love proceeding from Jehovah God, who is in the midst of it. I. 5. That the sphere about the Lord is the s. of the s. w. D. L. W. 291. From the s. of the s. w. proceed heat and light; and as the heat proceeding from it is in its essence love, so the light proceeding from it is in its essence wisdom. I. 6. That sun is not God, but it is an emanation from the divine love and the divine wisdom of God-man : in like manner, the heat and light from that sun. D. L. W. 93. Spiritual heat and spiritual light in proceeding from the Lord as a sun make one, as his divine love and his divine wisdom make one. D. L. W. 99. The s. of the s. w., from which the angels have their light and heat, appears above the earths which the angels inhabit, in an elevation of about forty-five degrees, which is a middle altitude, and it appears distant from the angels, as the sun of this world from men. It appears also constantly in that altitude, and at that distance, neither does it move. D. L. W. 104. The s. of the s. w. is fixed and constant in the east, and has none of those apparent circumvolutions which the sun of this world has, and which produce the various times and seasons of the year. A. E. 610. The distance between the sun and the angels in the spiritual world, is an appearance according to the reception of the divine love and the divine wisdom by them. D. L. W. 108. The Lord from eternity, or Jehovah out of himself, produced the s. of the s. w., and out of it created the universe, and all things therein. D. L. W. 290. The s. of the s. w. is the one only substance from which all things are; and forasmuch as the Divine is not in space, and forasmuch as in the greatest and least things it is the same, so in like manner, is that sun which is the first proceeding of God-man ; and that only substance, which is a sun, proceeding by means of the atmospheres according to degrees of continuity, or of latitude, and, at the same time, according to discrete degrees, or degrees of altitude, presents the varieties of all things in the created universe. D. L. W. 300. That the angels of the third heaven see the spiritual sun always, the angels of the second heaven very often, and the angels of the first or ultimate heaven sometimes. D. L. W. 85.
SUN and AIR. (Rev. ix. 2.) By the s. and the a. is here s. the light of truth, for by the s. is s. love, and by the light proceeding from it divine truth, wherefore when it is said, that the s. was darkened, and at the same time the a., it s. that divine truth had become thick darkness; that this was called by falses of concupiscences, is s. by its being effected by the smoke of the pit. A. R. 423.
SUN and MOON and the eleven STARS. (Gen. xxxvii. 9.) S. and m. s. natural good and truth, because they are pred. of Jacob and Leah, and Jacob rep. natural good, and Leah, natural truth; s. s. the knowledges of good and truth. 4696. See Ajalon, Moon.
SUN and RAIN. (Matt. v. 45.) By s. is meant here as elsewhere in the Word, in its spiritual sense, the divine good of the divine love, and by r., the divine truth of the divine wisdom, these are given to the evil and the good, and to the just and the unjust, for if they were not given, no one would have perception and thought. D. P. 173.
SUP, to, a LITTLE WATER, etc. (Gen. xxiv. 17), s. exploration whether any thing of truth thence could be conjoined, for to s. s. somewhat similar to drinking, but in a diminutive sense. 3089.
SUPERIOR and INFERIOR in the Word s. what is interior and exterior : the same is s. by upwards and downwards, also by high and deep. D. L. W. 206.
SUPH. The Sea S. s. damnation, and also hell. A. E. 400.
SUPPER, the, HOLY contains both in a general and particular sense, all things relating to the church, and likewise all things relating to heaven. U. T. 711. The Lord and all the effects of his redemption are entirely and completely omnipresent in the holy s. U. T. 716. The Lord is present and opens heaven to those who approach the holy s. worthily, and he is present also with those who approach unworthily, but he does not open heaven to them; consequently, as baptism is an introduction into the church, so the holy s. is an introduction into heaven. U. T. 719. They approach the holy s. worthily who are under the influence of faith towards the Lord, and of charity towards their neighbor, that is, who are regenerate. U. T. 722. The holy s. is to the worthy receivers as a sign and seal that they are the sons of God, and moreover as a key to their house in heaven where they shall dwell to all eternity. U. T. 728-730. N. J. D. 202, 222. A holy principle flows from heaven into the members of the church who partake worthily of the holy s. 676. The holy s. is the primary part of external worship, because it is the Lord’s divine human which is there given and communicated. 2811. Bread and wine, in the holy s., in an external sense, s. the Lord’s love towards the whole human race and the things appertaining to love, and the reciprocal love of man towards the Lord and his neighbor. 1798. See Gates.
SUPPER, a great, to which all were invited (Luke xiv.), s. heaven and the church, as to spiritual nutrition, or instruction. A. E. 548.
SUPPER of the GREAT GOD (Rev. xix. 17) s. the new church, and thereby conjunction with the Lord. A. R. 831. S. of the G. G. s. instruction in truths, and the perception of good from the Lord. A. E. 354. See Dinner.
SUPPLICATE, to, den. humiliation. 7391.
SUPREME, the head is as, or inmost which continually flows into its derivatives. 10.011.
SURETY. To be s. for any one,s. to be adjoined to him. (Gen. xliii 9.) 5609.
SURNAME, to, and to NAME (Isa. xlv. 4), s. to foreknow the quality. 145.
SURFACE den. what is ultimate. 7687.
SUSIMS den. persuasions of the false. 1673.
SUSPEND, to, or HANG, rep. the damnation of profanation. 5044.
SUSTAIN. To s. exaction (Isa. liii. 7) s. temptations. A. E. 814.
SUSTAIN, or HOLD UP. The sustaining power of good is truth. 3812. In heaven, it is the good of love from the Lord that sustains, includes, and limits all things. 9490.
SUSTENTATION is perpetual creation. A. Cr. 102.
SWADDLING CLOTHES (Luke ii. 16) s. the first truths which are truths of innocence, which also are truths of divine love, for nakedness, when pred. of an infant, s. the deprivation of truth. A. E. 706. See Nakedness.
SWALLOW s. natural truth. A. E. 391. See Sparrow and Swallow.
SWALLOW UP, to (Gen. xli. 21), s. to exterminate. 5217.
SWARMS of FLIES (Exod. viii. 21) s. the falses of malevolence. 7442.
SWEAR, to. Jehovah, that is, the Lord swearing by himself s. that divine truth testifies, for he is divine truth itself, and this testifies from itself and by itself; the reason why it is said that Jehovah s., is, because the church established among the sons of Israel was a rep. church, and therefore the Lord’s conjunction with the church was rep. by a covenant, such as takes place between two who s. to their compact; for which reason, as swearing was used for the purpose of ratifying a covenant or compact, it is said that Jehovah s.; by which nevertheless it is not meant that he really did s., but that divine truth testifies or bears testimony to the things asserted. A. R. 474.
SWEAT (Ezek. xliv. 18) den. the proprium of man. 9959.
SWEAT of the FACE. (Gen. iii. 19.) ” To eat bread in the sweat of the face,” s. to have an aversion to what is celestial. 276.
SWEDENBORG held discourse with angels and spirits for many years. 5, 5978. Let down into hell with a guard. 699, 4940. How and why he opened the interiors of the Word. 4923, 4939. The presence of the Lord in repeating the Lord’s Prayer. 6476. Sight opened that he might see things, and describe them. D. L. W. 85. Seeing the sun of heaven, the Lord in the midst. 7173. The Lord was revealed to him, and afterwards continually appeared before his eyes as the sun. D. P. 135.
SWEDES, the, in the spiritual world, are arranged towards the west of the centre. L. J. 48.
SWEEP the HOUSE, to (Gen. xxiv. 31), s. to prepare and to be filled with goods, because nothing else is required of man out to s. the h., that is, to reject the lusts of evil, and the persuasions of the false thence; then he is filled with goods, for good from the Lord continually flows in, but into the house, or into man purged from such things as impede influx, that is, which reflect, or pervert, or suffocate the inflowing good; hence was the customary form of speaking with the ancients, to s. or purge the h., also to s. and prepare the way: and by s. the h. was understood to purge themselves from evils, and thus to prepare themselves for the entrance of goods: whereas to s. the way was understood to prepare themselves for the reception of truths, for by h. was s. good, and by way truth. To s. the h. also, in an opp. sense, is applied to man, to s. one who deprives himself of all goods and truths, and thus is filled with evils and falses. (See Luke xi. 24-26 ; Matt. xii. 43-45.) 3142. To s. the h. s. to run over tho whole mind, and to view every thing therein, to discover where the truth has hid itself. A. E. 675.
SWEET s. what is delightful from the good of truth, and the truth of good. A. E. 618. Every thing s. in the natural world cor. to what is delightful and pleasant in the spiritual. 5620.
SWEET and HARMONIOUS. Every thing in another life that is s. and h. is from goodness and charity. 1759.
SWEET CALAMUS s. good. 10.256. Sec Calamus.
SWELL, to. (Deut. viii. 4.) ” Thy foot hath not swelled these forty years,” s. that the natural man was not hurt by the afflictions of temptation. A. E. 730.
SWELLING or JORDAN, the (Jer. xii. 5), s. the things appertaining to the external man, which rise up and are desirous to have dominion over the internal. 1585.
SWIFTNESS and HASTE s. excitation from affection and lust. A. E. 281. S. is pred. of affection. 455.
SWIFT BEASTS (Isa. lxvi. 20) s. the external rational principle, which is natural. A. E. 355.
SWINE (Matt. vii. 6) s. filthy loves such are in the hells of adulterers. A. E. 1014. By s. (Matt. vii, 6), are s. those who only love worldly riches, and not spiritual riches, which are the knowledges of good and truth, der. from the Word. A. R. 727. To eat the flesh of s. (Isa. lxv. 4) s. to appropriate infernal evils. A. E. 659.
SWOONING. There are spirits who infuse unclean colds, such as are those of a cold fever. The same spirits also induce such things as disturb the mind; and likewise they induce s. 5716.
SWORD, in the Word, s. 1, the truth of faith combating; 2, the vastation of truth; 3, in an opp. sense, the false combating; and 4, the punishment of the false. 2799. S. on the thigh, s. combat from love; s. in the hand, combat from power; and s. out of the mouth, combat from doctrine. A. R. 826. S. (Ezek. xxi. 9-15) s. the desolation of man, so that he can see nothing that is good and true, but only mere falses and contrarieties, which is meant by multiplying offences. 309. That the dispersion of falses by the Lord, is understood by s. (Rev. 5. 16), is evident, because the s. was seen to go out of his mouth, and to go out of the mouth of the Lord, is to go out of the Word, for this the Lord spake with his mouth; and forasmuch as the Word is understood by doctrine thence deduced, this is also s., and it is called ” a sharp, two-edged s,” because it penetrates the heart and soul. A. R. 52. See Spears.
SWORD, flame of a, WHICH TURNED EVERY WAY (Gen. iii. 24), s. divine truth in ultimates, which, like the Word in its literal sense, is capable of being thus turned. A. R. 329. See Flame of a Sword.
SWORD and FAMINE are expressions of devastation ; the s. as to things spiritual, and f. as to things celestial. 1460.
SWORD, FAMINE, and PESTILENCE. S. s. the vastation of truth; f. the vastation of good; and pestilence, the raging thereof even to consummation. 2799.
SWORDS and STAVES. (Matt. xxvi. 47; Mark xiv, 43,48; Luke xxii. 42.) S. s. falses destroying truths, and woods or s. of wood, evils destroying good. A. E. 1145.
SYCAMORE and the VINE den. truths of the internal and external church respectively. 7553.
SYCAMORE TREE den. external truth; and fig tree external good. 7553. S. t. (Ps. lxxviii. 47) s. the natural truth of the church. A. E. 503. Also, the natural man as to truths therein, and, in the opp. sense, as to falses. A. E. 815.
SYCHAR, or SCHECHEM, den. tranquillity. 4430.
SYLLABLES and LETTERS of the ALPHABET in the SPIRITUAL WORLD, s. things; and thence originates the speech and writing of those who are there. A. R. 38.
SYMBOLS. Bread and wine were made s. in the holy supper because they rep. celestial and spiritual things. 1727. Were commanded because the greater part of mankind are in externals only. 2165.
SYNAGOGUE of SATAN. (Rev. ii. 9.) It is called s., because Jews are mentioned, and as they taught in s., by s. is s. doctrine; and because by S. is understood the hell of those who are in falses, therefore it is called the s. of S.; therefore by their being the s. of S. is s. that as to doctrine, they are in falses. A. R. 97.
SYRIA (Ezek. xxvii. 16) s. the church as to knowledges of truth and good. A. E. 195.
SYRIA of RIVERS s. the knowledges of truth. 376.
SYRENS are interior witches, and prone to infest men by night. 1983.
SYSTOLE and DIASTOLE. Influx into the s. and d. des. 3884. Changes of state ill. by the expressions and compressions of the s. D. P. 319.