Emanuel Swedenborg.

Index to the Apocalypse explained of Emanuel Swedenborg online

. (page 13 of 53)
Online LibraryEmanuel SwedenborgIndex to the Apocalypse explained of Emanuel Swedenborg → online text (page 13 of 53)
Font size
QR-code for this ebook


from the love of self, and have believed themselves to be
wise above others. This persuasive influence is called in-
fatuating, because it induces a stupor on the understanding ;
it is called suffocating, because it takes away another's
power of free respiration {see much more, n. 544, 549, 559).

"Scorpio (a scorpion) " represents
•AQRABH, Deut. viil. 15 (n. Tiod).

"Scorpius (a scorpion) " represents

•AQRABH, Deut. viii. 15 (n. S44);

Ezek. ii. 6 (n. S44) :
SKORPios, Luke X. 19 (n. 544);

Apoc. IX. 3 (n. 544) ; verse 5 (n. 549) ; verse 10 (n. 559).

Scoriaiion {Scortatio), To commit witoredom [Scortan). — {See Fornica-
tion, Whoredom.)

By "scortations (often rendered 'fornication' and 'whoredom' in the

English versions)," "whoredoms," and "adulteries," named
so often in the prophetical portions of the Word, are sig-
nified falsifications and adulterations of the truth and the
good of the doftrine of the church, and thus of the Word
(n. 862; compare n. i^ia.i, 162, 511, 6951^, 805^): by
"scortations" are signified falsifications of the truth of
docflrine and of the Word (n. 654/).

"To commit whoredom " in the spiritual sense signifies to im-
bue oneself with falsities, and also to falsify truths (n. 141a).

"To commit whoredom with images" {Ezek. xvi. 18) signi-
fies to conclude falsities, through fallacies (n. 2421^).



INDEX OF WORDS. 767

Eating. of things sacrificed to idols, and whoredom with
women of another race, among the sons of Israel, repre-
sented and involved abominable things against heaven and
the church ; for they involved profanation of the goods
and truths of the church (n. 141*).

"Daughters who commit whoredom" {Hos. iv. 13) are the
goods of truth perverted (n. 141^).

"Sons of whoredoms " {Hos. ii. 4) are all falsities in general
(n. 240*).

"Meretricious hire" (^Isa. xxiii. 17) signifies knowledges of
truth and good applied to evils and falsities, by perverting
them (n. 141*).

That " Her merchandise and meretricious hire should be
a holy thing to Jehovah" (^Jsa. xxiii. 18), is because they
signified knowledges of truth and good applied to things
evil and false ; and by means of these knowledges, viewed
in themselves, man can be wise ; for knowledges are means
of being wise, and they are also means of being insane ;
they are means of being insane when they are falsified by
application to things evil and false. Similar is the signifi-
cation of " making to themselves friends of the unjust (or
'unrighteous') mammon," and of the commandment "to
borrow from the Egyptians gold, silver, and garments, and
carry them away from them" (n. 141^).

"Scortatio (scortation, whoredom, fornication,) " represents

z'NUNiM, 2 Kings ix. 22 (n. 161) ;

Ezek. xxiii. 11 (n. 141^, 240^, 654;) ;

Hos. i. 2 (n. 141^) ; ii. 2 (n. 240^, 730*) ; iv. 12 (n. y](>e) ;

Nahum iii. 4 (n. 141*, 355«) :
z=HUTH, Num. xiv. 33 (n. 141*) ;

Jer. iii. 1, 9 (n. 141*) ; xiii. 27 (n. 141^) ;

Hos. iv. II (n. 1414, 376^) ; vi. 10 (n. 8iirf) :
TAZNUTH, Ezek. xvi. 15, 26, 29, 33 (n. 141^, 240*); xxiii. 7, 8, 14,

17 (n. 141*, 240*, 654/) :
POBNEIA, Apoc. ii. 21 (n. 162) ; xiv. 8 (n. 141^ 376^-, 881) ; xviii. 3

(n. 141*, 376.r, 103s, 1102) :
PORNE, Apoc. xvii. 5 (n. 1032, 1047).

"Scortari (to commit whoredom, to commit fornication,)"
represents

ZANAH, Exod. xxxiv. 16 (n. 141^) ;

Lev. XX. 6 (n. 141*) ; xxi. 9 (n. 141*) ;

Num. XV. 39 (n. 141*) ;' xxv. i (n. 141a) ;

Isa. xxiii. 17 (n. 141*) ; Ivii. 3 (n. 141*) ;

Jer. iii. i (n. 141*) ; verse 6 (n. 141^, 4051) ; verse 8 (n. 14I«) ;

V. 7 (n. 141^) ;
Ezek. xvi. 15 (n. 141*, 240^) ; verse 17 (n. 195^, 2\2d, $2411) ;

verses 26, 28 (n. 141^, 240^) ; xxiii. 3 (n. 141^, 240*, 555^,

654^ ; verse 5 (n. 355/) ;
Hos. i. 2 (n. 141*, 8o5^(iii.)) ; iv. lO (n. 141*) ; verse 13 (n. 141*,

324«) ; verse 18 (n. 283?) ; ix. I (n. 654/, 695.^) ;
Amos vii. 17 (n. 6241:) :



768 APOCALYPSE EXPLAINED.



NA'APH,



Ezek. xxiii. 37, where the rendering of the English ver-
sions is "commit adultery" (n. 724^) ;
poRNEuo, Apoc. ii. 14 (n. 141*) ; verse 20 (n. 161) ; xvii. 2 (n. 141*,
376^, 1034) ; xviii. 9 (n. 1130).

"Scortator (one who commits whoredom) " represents

QADHESH, Deut. xxiU. 17, where it is rendered "Sodomite" in the
text of the English versions ; but see the margin of the
revised version (n. 141*).

Scotland (ScoHa). — There are many within Babylon, in Holland,
England, Scodand, and Ireland, who have not taken away
from the Lord the power of saving men, and have not
taken from the Word its divine holiness (n. 1070).

Scourge {Fiageiiare). — " To scourge (mastigoo)" {Matt, s.yjm.. 34)
signifies to pervert (n. 65515).

Scribe (ScHba). — {See Pharisee.)

By "scribes" {Matt, xxiii. 34) is signified the Word, from
which is do6b-ine (n. 655^).

"Where is the scribe?" {Isa. xxxiii. 18,) signifies, Where is
there intelligence? (n. 453^.)

By "the chief priests and the scribes " {Matt. xx. 18) are sig-
nified adulterations of good and falsifications of truth, both
of them from infernal love (n. 6553).

"Scriba (a scribe)" represents

SAPHAS, Isa. xxxiii. 18 (n. 453^):

GRAMMATEus, in all places where it occurs in the New Testament.

(See articles n. 222^, 239*, 3045-, 39S<f, 453*, 537^, 584, 655^,
960^.)

Scripture (ScHptura). — " Scriptura (Scripture) " represents

GRAPHE, yohny. 39 (n. 635).

Sculpture, Engrave, Graving {Scuipere, Scuiptura). — "To sculpture
{or engrave) (pathach) the sculpture (or graving) (pittuach) "
{Zech. iii. 9), signifies a representative and significative
(n. 717O.

Sculptured image. Graven image {Scuipaie). — {See Idols.')

"Sculptured (or graven) images" signify falsities which are
from man's own intelligence, and which are declared to be
truths (n. %o^e ; compare n. 695^/).

By "a sculptured image" is meant falsity of doftrine, of reli-
gion, and of worship, in which there is nothing of spiritual
life, because it is from man's own intelligence (n. 587^).

" Sculptilia (sculptured images) " represents

pesiLiM, Deut. vii. 25 (n. 587<?) ;

Isa. X. 10 (n. 587^) ; xxi. .9 (n. 5870?) ; xxx. 22 (n. 587(f) ;



INDEX OF WORDS. 769

Jer. viii. 19 (n. 587^); 1. 38 (n. 304^, 355^, 587^);
Micak i. 7 (n. \/^\b, 587c, 695^); v. 13 (n. 587.1?).

"Sculptile (a sculptured image) " represents

PESEL, Deut. iv. 16 (n. 587^) ; xxvii. 15 (11. 587^) ;

/jra, xl. 19 (n. 587,5); verse 20 (n. 1145); xlii. 17 (11.587^);

xliv. 9 (n. 587*) ; xlviii. 5 (n. 5870?) ;
Jer. X. 14 (n. 587,5); li. 17 (11.587*);
Jiab. ii. 18 (n. 587,}).

Son {Man). — "The sea" signifies common [or general forms] of
truth ; such as truth is in the ultimates of heaven, and with
one in his natural man, which is called scientific truth.
That "the sea" signifies these common [forms] of truth,
is for the reason that in the sea is the gathering together
of waters ; and by "waters" are signified truths (n. 275a ;
compare n. 326c, 342*, 406^, 447, 511).
By "the sea" is signified the natural man, into which descend
the things that are in the spiritual man (n. 275,5 ; compare
n. 342,}, 406,5).

"The sea and its fulness" (^sa. xlii. 10) signify the natural
man and all things which are therein (n. 406* ; compare
n. 511).

By " the sea great and broad in spaces " (^Ps. civ. 25) is sig-
nified the natural itself (n. 650^) ; also the external or nat-
ural man, that receives goods and truths scientifically (n.

By "the eastern sea" {Zech. xiv. 8) is signified the natural
man as to good, and by "the hinder sea" the natural man
as to truth (n. 275,5).

By " the sea " {Apoc. xiv. 7) is signified the Word in the letter
(n. _876)._

"The inhabiters of the sea" {Apoc. xii. 12) are the sensual

•^"^ 752).
" From sea to sea" {Ps. Ixxii. 8) signifies all things of heaven

and of the church (n. dfidd).
Whereas "the sea" signifies cornmon [or general forms or

colledlions] of truth, therefore the great vessel which was

for general ablution (i Kings vii. 23-26) was called the

brazen sea (n. 275^).

In the spiritual world there appear seas in various places,
especially about the outmost borders, where the spiritual
societies, or heaven itself, cease. Seas exist there for the
reason that in the borders of heaven, and beyond them,
are such as were merely natural men ; they also appear
therein in deep places, where they have their abodes :
these natural men, however, are not evil (n. 511; compare
n. 342,5, 4o6<!r, 538^,^).



770 APOCALYPSE EXPLAINED.

By " the glassy sea {Apoc. iv. 6 ; xv. 2) is signified the Word

in the sense of the letter, pellucent from its spiritual sense

(n. 931).
"The Lord's walking upon the sea" {yohn vi. 19) signified

the Lord's presence and His influx into the ultimates of

heaven and the church (n. 5141^).

By "sea" in the opposite sense is signified the natural man

separate from the spiritual (n. 3161;).
"To be cast into the sea" signifies to be cast down into hell

(n. 4052; compare n. 418^, 514^, 538^, 659*, 1182).

The waves of the seas in which are the well disposed {froH)
who are in the lowest heaven, are clear and pure ; but the
waves of the seas in which are the evil are thick and im-
pure : thus the seas are altogether unlike. They who are
in these seas do not seem to themselves to be in the sea ;
but as in an atmosphere ipuch like that which they were
in while they lived in the world : they appear to be in the
sea only to those who are above them (n. 342.5).

"Mare (the sea) " represents

YAM, in the passages of the Old Testament to which reference is

here given :
THALAssA, in the passages of the New Testament.

See articles n. 175^, 2^^a,^, 304^^, 316c, 326c, Z^2a-c, 355a,
357<^. 36s<^, 376^. 386<r, 395^, 405^.-^^, 406^,'^, 418^420,.
425, 426, 447, 511, 512, SUd, 5l8a,i,^, 538a-c, 6ooa, 6o6,
609, 615, 650*,^, 659^, 684c, ^o6d, 734<f, 74ii, 752, 774,
815a, 863», 876, 931, 934, 965, 967, 969, 1182.

Billows (Saium).—"T\\e sea and the open sea {or 'billows')

(sALos) " which shall resound {Luke xxi. 25), are fallacies
and reasonings from them (n. 175*; compare n. 304/).

&eah (Sea, Seah) — Just estimation and exploration of good and truth
are expressed throughout the Word by "balances" and
"scales," by "the ephah," "theomer," "the homer," "the
seah," "the hin," etc. (n. 373).

What is here called "the seah" is the Hebrew word s"ah. The uniform
rendering of this word in the English versions is "measure." It occurs in Gen.
xviii. 6, n. 1153 ; there, however, it is translated by "satum," which is the Latin
form of the Greek word saton.

Seal (Sigiiium). — "To be sealed with seals" signifies to be con-
cealed ; for what is contained in a book that is sealed up
with seals, no one knows till it is opened and read (n.
300).
"To loose the seals" signifies to perceive things that have
been wholly concealed from others (n. 303 ; compare n.
306, 311, 327, 352, 361, 369, 378, 390, 399, 486) : it sig-



INDEX OF WORDS. 77I

nifies prediflion and manifestation concerning the succes-
sive states of the church (n. 486).

" To have the seal of the Hving God " (Apoc. vii. 2), is to have
the divine command (n. 423).

"Sigillum (a seal) " represents

sPHRAGis, Apoc. V. 2 (n. 300) ; vii. 2 (n. 423) ; etc., etc.

To seal, To sign. To mark (Signare). — "To be sealed (or

signed) " signifies to be reduced into such a state as to be
known as to quality, so as to be conjoined with those in a
similar state, and separated from those in dissimilar states.
"To be sealed on their foreheads" {Apoc. vii. 3) signifies
to be in good of love to the Lord, from the Lord, and by
this to be distinguished and separated from those who
are not in that love (n. 427a ; compare n. 429, 4333).

^'■Signare (to sign, to seal,) " represents

spHBAGizo, Apoc. vii. 3 (n. 427a); verse 4 (n. 429); verse 5 (n.
433") ; etc-, etc-

To seal. To seal up {Obsignare). — "To seal (sphragizo)" (Apoc.

X. 4) signifies to hold in silence, and to reserve for another
time (n. 604 ; compare n. 300, 327).

"To seal (chatham) the vision and the prophet" {Dan. ix. 24),
signifies the end of the former church and the beginning
of a new (n. 624^ ; compare n. 375«(vi.)) ; " to seal the vision
and the prophet," signifies for fulfilling all things which
are in the Word (n. 684^).

Sealskin. — {See Badgers' skin.)

Search (ScrutaH). — "To search," when said concerning the Lord,
signifies that He alone knows and explores (n. 167).

"Scrutari (to search)" represents

chaqar, jfer. xvii. 10 (n. 167) :
ereunao, Apoc. ii. 23 (n. 167).

Search out, Seek out {investigare). — By "searching out (tuh)

rest" {Num. x. 33) is signified salvation, which is the end
(n. 7003).

Seat (Sedes), Sitting (Sessio). — {See Sit.)

Standing and sitting belong to man's rest, and thence they
signify the esse {or inmost being) of life, from which is its
existere {or outcoming) (n. 687^).

"The way" in which he is said "to stand" {Ps. i. i) regards
the intention, and "to sit in the seat (moshabh)" regards
the will, which is the esse of man's life (n. 687^).



772 APOCALYPSE EXPLAINED.

— ■ — {Cathedra). — By "them that sold and bought in the temple"
{Matt. xxi. 12), are signified those who make for them-
selves gain from holy things ; by " the tables of the money-
changers " are those who make gain from holy truths,
and by "the seats (kathedra) of them that sold the doves"
are signified those who make gain firom holy goods (n.
840).

Seba. — By "the kings of Sheba and of Seba" {Ps. Ixxii. 10) are
meant interior and exterior good things belonging to the
natural man ; by " Sheba " interior good things, by " Seba "
exterior (n. 406c).

Sebulon. — {See Zebulon.)

Second {Secundus). — "The second (deuteros) death" {Apoc. xx. 6,
xxi. 8,) is damnation (n. 128).

Secret (Secretum). — " Into their secret (sodh) let not my soul come"
{Gen. xlix. 6), signifies that spiritual good is not willing
to know of the evils of their will (n. 443*).

Secret, Covert (AbdUum). — {See Hide.)

"Secret (sether)" {Ps. xxxi. 20) signifies what is interior in
man (n. 4553).

Secret place. — {See Adytum, Lurking places.')

Security {Securiias), Secure {Securus), Securely {Secure). — By "peace"
{Ps. iv. 9) is signified the internal enjoyment of heaven,
and by " security (the English versions have ' safety ') " its exter-
nal enjoyment (n. 3651:).
Prote<5tion and security from evils and falsities is signified
{Ezek. xxxiv. 25) where it is said, " I will cause the evil
wild beast to cease out of the land, that they may dwell
securely {or ' safely ') in the wilderness, and sleep in the
woods" (n. 365«).

"Tents of securities" (the English versions have "sure dwellings")

{Isa. xxxii. 18) are the good things of love and of worship
without infestation from evils and falsities that are from
hell (n. 365^).

By " women secure {or ' at ease ')" {/sa. xxxii. 9) are signified
the cupidities which those have who care not that the
church is laid waste (n. 555<^).

"Securitas (security) " represents

BETACH, Isa. xxxii. 17, where the authorized version has "assur-
ance," and the revised has " confidence " (n. s6$g) :

M I BHTACH, Isa. xxxii. i8, where the English versions have " sure "
(n- 36S«-)-



INDEX OF WORDS. 773

"Securus (secure) " represents

BETACH, Ps. iv. 8, where the English versions have "in safety"

(n.36s.):
BATACH, Isa. xxxii. 9, where the English versions have " careless "

but the revised has "confident" in the margin (n. SSS<i)-

"Secure (securely) " represents

BETACH, rendered in the English versions, "safely," "in safety,"
"carelessly," Lev. xxvi. 5 (n. 36SC, 388^, 650/J:
Deut. xxxiii. 28 (n. 483*) ;
Isa. xlvii. 8 (n. 687*) ;

Jer. xxiii. 6 (n. 4331:) ; xxxiii. 16 (n. 433c, 444*) ;
Ezek. xxxiv. 25 (n. 365V) ;
Micah ii. 8 (n. 3950?, 555*).

■ Securely, — {See Confidently.)

Seduce, Mislead, Deceive (Seducere). — It is said "teach and se-
duce" {Apoc. ii. 20), because "to teach" is predicated of
trutlis and falsities, and "to seduce" of goods and evils
(n. 160).

"Seducere" represents

PATHAH, yob xxxi. 2"], whcre the English versions have "entice"

(n. 40if) :
TA'AH, Isa. iii. 12 (n. 55S<i') ; xxx. 28 (n. 923) :
PLAN AC, Apoc. ii. 20 (n. i6o); xii. 9 (n. 741a) ; xiii. 14 (n. 826);

XX. 8 (n. 734^).

See {Videre). — "To See" signifies to know, to perceive, and to un-
derstand (n. 657) ; to understand from enlightenment (n.
II, 13) ; to understand, perceive and acknowledge (n. 37).

"To see the Lord" is to believe in Him (n. 84).

" To see the faces of Jehovah " (^Exod. xxxiii. 20) signifies to
see Him in the interior things of the Word, of the church,
and of worship (n. 412^).

"To hear" is to be obedient; "to see" is to be intelligent
(n. 249).

By "them that see" i^John ix. 39-41) are meant those who
are within the church and have the Word, thus the Jews ;
by "them that see not" are meant those who are outside
of the church, and do not know truths because they have
not the Word ; thus the gentiles (n. 23915).

While man is in the body, he does not see such things as
there are in heaven, unless the sight of his spirit be opened ;
but wJien this is opened, he sees. So John saw the things
described in the Apocalypse ; and so were things seen by
the prophets, who were therefore called "seers," and were
said "to have their eyes open :" so, too, were angels seen
in ancient times ; and so, also, was the Lord seen by the
disciples after the resurreftion. This sight is man's spir-
itual sight (n. 53).



774 APOCALYPSE EXPLAINED.

" Videre (to see, to behold,) " represents

RA'AH, Gen. xlix. 15 (n. 445);
Exod. xxxiii. 20 (n. 4i2ar) ;
Num. xiv. 22, 23 (n. 706*);
Deut. V. 24 (n. ^\2d);
yudges xiii. 22 (n. 4i2<^) ;

Ps. xxvii. 13 (n. 671) ; cxiv. 3 (n. 405.:) ; cxv. 5 (11. 587^) ;
Isa. vi. 9, 10 (n. 152) ; xxix. 18 (n. 239^); xxx. 10 (n. 260);
xxxii. 3 (n. 152, 260) ; xl. 26 (n. 294*) ; xli. 20 (n. 294*);
xlii. 18, 20 (n. 260); xliv. 9, 18 (n. 587*); Ixi. 9 (n.
768*) ;
Jer. V. 21 (n. 152);
Lam. i. 8 (n. 240*-) ;

EzeJk. xii. 2 (n. 152, 260) ; xiii. 3 (n. 624c) ; xvi. 6 (n. 240^) :
CHA2AH, £zei. xiii. 8 (n. 624c) :
CHOZEH, /sa. xxix. 10, rendered "seers" in the English versions

(n. 152, 376/):
CH«zAH (Chaldee), Dan. vii. 13 (n. 594^) :
RO'EH, /sa. xxviii. 7 (n. 235 ; A.C., n. 1072, here has "in visione,"

which is hlie the English rendering) :
El DO, Maii. xii. 38 (n. 706*) ; xiii. 14, 15 (n. 260) ;
Luke xxiv. 39 (n. 41) ;

yoAn vi. 30 (n. 706*) ; ix. i (n. 239^) ; xii. 40 (n. 239^, 706*) ;
Afoc. i. 12 (n. 61) ; verse 17 (n. 76) ; verse 19 (n. 87) ; verse
20 (n. 88, 91); iv. I (n. 260); v. 6 (n. 313a); vi. 1 (n.
351) ; verse 9 (n. 391a) ; vii. i (n. 416) ; verse 2 (n. 422a) ;
verse 9 (n. 452); viii. 13 (n. 529); ix. i (n. 535); verse
17 (n- 575); X. I (n. 593); xii. 13 (n. 757); xiv. i (n.
849) ; verse 14 (n. 594*) ; xv. 2 (n. 931) ; xvi. 13 (n. 998) :
BLEPO, Mad. xiii. 14 (n. 260) ;

Mark iv. 12 (n. 260) ; viii. 18 (n. 260) ; verses 23, 24 (n. 239*);
John ix. 39, 41 (n. 239^) ;

Apoc. iii. 18 (n. 245) ; xi. 9 (n. 657) ; xvi. 15 (n. 1009):
HORAo, John i. 18 (n. 114) ; v. 37 (n. 114) ; xiv. 9 (n. 114) ;
oPTOMAi, Matt. xxiv. 30 (n. 594^, 706*, 849);
John iii. 36 (n. 84);

Apoc. i. 7 (n. 37, 594*) ; xii. 3 (n. 713); xiv. 14 (n. 594^) :
THEOREo, Luke X. i8 (n. 535);

John vi. 40 (n. 84) ; xiv. 19 (n. 84) ;
Apoc. xi. II (n. 667).

Seed (Semen). — {See Sow.)

By "the Seed of the woman " {Gen. iii. 15) is meant the Lord

(n. 739*) : it signifies divine truth, and all truth that is

from good (n. 768^ ; compare n. ^Itb).
By "the seed of David" which shall be for ever {Ps. Ixxxix.

36), is signified divine truth (n. 401^ ; compare n. 684c) ;

those also are signified who are in truths of do6irine from

the Word (n. 768<f).
By " the seed of Abraham " is signified celestial divine truth,

by "the seed of Isaac" spiritual divine truth, and by "the

seed of Jacob" natural divine truth: they, therefore, are

signified who are in divine truth from the Lord (n. 768<:).
By "the seed of man" {Jer. xxxi. 27) is signified spiritual

afifedlion for truth, and by "the seed of beast" is signified



INDEX OF WORDS.



775



natural affedion for truth (n. 280^; compare n. 433.^,
768^).

"The seed of man" (Z)a«. ii. 43) is the Word, where are
truths and goods (n. 41 1^).

By " the seed of the kingdom " ( Jer. xli. i) are signified those
who are in the genuine truths of the church (n. 3741}).

" Good seed in the field " {Matt. xiii. 24) signifies truths of the
church that are from good (n. 374-^) : by "seeds" are sig-
nified truths from the Word, or that man receives from
the Lord (n. 40 1^^).

Produdlions, which are chiefly animals and vegetables, are
continuations of creation. It matters not that the con-
tinuations are effecSled by means of seeds ; it is still the
same creative force that produces. It is according to the
experience of certain people that some [new] seeds are stiU
produced (n. 1209).

In the heavens nothing springs forth from planted seed, but
from seed that is created ; and the creation there is in-
stantaneous {see much more, n. 121 1).

The man communicates and joins his soul to his wife by aflual
love ; his spirit is in his seed, and his wife receives it with
the heart (n. 1004).

The falsity of those who are in evils, is signified {^Isa. i. 4) by
"the seed of evil doers" (n. 7681^).

By "the seed of the adulterer" (Zra. Ivii. 3) are signified falsi-
ties from the Word adulterated (n. 768<;).

"Semen (seed)" represents

ZERA', Gen. iii. 15 (n. 577^, 739^, 768*); ix. 9 (n. 768^); xiii. 15,

16 (n. 768c) ; XV. 5 (n. 768<r) ; xxii. 18 (n. 768^) ; xxvi.

3, 4 (n. 768c) ; xxviii. 14 (n. 340</) ; xxxv. 12 (n. 768c) ;

xlviii. 19 (n. 768^) ;
Exod. xvi. 31 (n. 146) ;

Lev. xviii. 21 (n. 7685) ; xx. 3 (n. 768?); xxi. 15 (n. 768<;);
Num. xiv. 24 (n. 768^) ; xvi. 40 (n. •jtZd) ;
Deut. i. 8 (n. 768c) ; iv. 37 (n. 768c) ; x. 15 (n. 768c) ; xi. 9

(n. 76&) ; xxviii. 38 (n. 543ir) ;
Ps. xxi. 10 (n. 768rf) ; xxii. 30 (n. 768*) ; Ixxxix. 36 (n. 401^,

768^); cii. 28 (n. 768,5); cvi. 27 (n. 768^);
/sa. i. 4 (n. 768.;) ; xiv. 20 (n. 768<!) ; xli. 8 (n. 7681:) ; xliii.

S (n. 239*, 768^) ; xliv. 3 (n. 768c) ; xiv. 25 (n. 768^) ;

liii. 10 (n. 768^); liv. 3 (n. 223^, 768^); Ivii. 3, 4 ^n.

768e) ; Ixi. 9 (n. 768*) ; Ixv. 9 (n. 433c) ; verse 23 (n.

768*) ; Ixvi. 22 (n. 768*) ;
yer. ii. 21 (n. ^6?,d) ; xxii. 30 (n. 768^) ; xxiii. 8 (n. 768c) ;

xxxi. 27 (n. 2804, 433<!r, 768^) ; verse 36 (n. 768</) ; xxxiii.

22 (n. 444^, 76Srf) ; verse 26 (n. 610, 768</} ; xli. i (n.

374*) ;
Ezei. xvii. 5 (n. 2810);



776 APOCALYPSE EXPLAINED.

Zech. viii. 12 (n. 365*, 695^:) ;

Mai. ii. 15 (n. 768^) :
z!RA< (Chaldee), Dan. ii. 43 (n. 176, 237^, 411^) :
spERMA, Matt. xiii. 24 (n. 374^, 911a) ; verse 38 (n. 31a, 63, 374<^,
683, 7681/, 911a) ;

John viii. 33 (n. 768c);

Apoc. xii. 17 (n. 768n) :
spoRos, Luke viii. 12 (n. ogSc).

Seed-time {Sementis). — By "seed-time (zera')" {Gen. viii. 22)

is described and signified the establishment of the church ;
by "seed-time and harvest" is signified the state of the
church as to the implantation of truth and as to the fruc-
tification of good from it (n. 610).

Seek {Quaerere). — "They that fear Jehovah," to whom there is no
lack {Ps. xxxiv. 9, 10), signify those who love to do the
Lord's precepts ; and " they that seek Jehovah," who shall
not want any good, signify those who are therefore loved
by the Lord, and receive from Him truths and goods (n.
386<f ; compare n. 205).

"Quaerere (to seek)" represents

BAQASH, Jer. xliv. 30 (n. 7061/);

Lam. i. 11 (n. 750e);

Hos. iii. 5 (n. 205);

Mai. iii. i (n. 444*) :
DARASH, Ps. xxxiv. lo (n. 3861?);

yer. viii. 2 (n. 659?) :
ZETEO, Matt. vi. 33 (n. 683, 1193);

Luke XV. 8 (n. 675*) ;

John viii. 37 (n. 768c) ;

Apoc. ix. 6 (n. 550).

Seek out (Perquirere). — {See Search out.)

"Perquirere (to seek out) " represents
BAQAR, Ezek. xxxiv. II (n. 482).

Seethe.— {See Cook.)

Seir. — "To go forth out of Seir, and to depart from the field of
Edom" {yudges v. 4), when said concerning Jehovah
signifies the enlightenment of the nations {or gentiles) by
the Lord when He assumed the Human (n. 594<r).

Seize. — {See Rebuke.)

Self-love {Sui amor). — {See Love.)

The loves of self and of the world are the roots from which
evils and falsities of every genus and of every species send
out shoots and are produced (n. 584 ; compare n. 982,
1022).

By the love of self is meant especially the love of exercising



INDEX OF WORDS. 777

command over others, simply from enjoyment in bearing



Online LibraryEmanuel SwedenborgIndex to the Apocalypse explained of Emanuel Swedenborg → online text (page 13 of 53)