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HEAVENLY MYSTERIES

CONTAINED IN

THE HOLY SCHIITIIIIE, Oil WOKD OF THE LORD
UNFOLDED

IN AN EXPOSITION OF GENESIS AND EXODUS

TOGETHER WITH A KKl.AIION OF

WONDERFUL THINGS SEEN IN THE WORLD OF SPIRITS AND
IN THE HEAVEN OF ANGELS



EMANUEL SWEDENBORG



BEING A TKAX.SLATION OF HIS WOl'.K ENTlTI.En

'ARCANA CffiLESTIA qvx in Soriptura Sacra, seu Verbo Domini sunt, detecta ;

Hic primum QU.+: IN Genesi. Una cum Mirabilibus guy*; visa sunt in Mundo

Spirituum et in CffiLO Anoei.orum." Londini, 1749-1750



IN TWELVE VOLUMES
VOLUME VIII.

GENESIS, CHAPTER XLIV. TO CHAPTER L.

THE SWEDENBORG SOCIETY

(Instituted 1810)
36 BLOOMSBURY STREET, LONDON

1890



"Seek yefird the Idtyjdom of God, and His rigkfeousvess,

and all these fhinr/K i^hall he added vnto you."

— Matthew vi. 33.






GENESIS.

CHAPTEH THE EOrtTY-FOUllTH.



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1. AND he comniaiuled him who was over liis house, saying,
Fill the wallets of tlie men with food, as much as they can
carry, and put every one's silver in the mouth of his wallet.

2. And my cup, the silver cup, put in the mouth of the
wallet of the youngest, and the silver of his corn. And he did
according to the word which Joseph spake.

3. In the morning it was light : and the men were sent
away, they and their asses.

4. They went forth from the city (but) were not far off:
and Joseph said unto him who was over his house. Arise, follow
after the men, and overtake them, and say unto them,
AVherefore do ye recompense evil for good ?

5. Is it not that in which my lord drinketh ? and in which
divining he divineth ? Ye have ill done that which ye have done.

6. And he overtook them, and spake unto them these words.

7. And they said unto him. Wherefore doth my lord speak
according to these words ? Far he it from thy servants to do
according to this word.

8. Behold, the silver, which we found in the mouth of our
wallets, we brought again unto thee from the land of Canaan ;
and how should we steal out of the house of thy lord silver
or gold ?

9. With whichever of thy servants it is found, let him (he,
and we also will be to my lord for servants.

10. And he said. Now also according unto your words, thus
let it be, he with whom it is found shall be my servant, and
ye shall Ije guiltless.

11. And they hastened, and caused to descend e^'ery one
his wallet to the earth : and they oj)ened every one his wallet.

12. And he searched ; with the eldest he began, and with
the youngest he left off": and the cup was found in Benjamin's
wallet.

13. And they rent their garments; and every one laded his
ass, and tliey returned to the city.

14. And Judah and his brethren went into the house of J ose})li ;
and he, still he was there : and they fell before him to the earth.

15. And Joseph said unto them, AVhat deed is this which
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ye have done ? Knew ye not that a man, who is as I, in
divining divineth ?

16. And Judah said, What shall we say unto my lord ? what
shall we speak ? and how shall we be justihed ? God hath found
out the iniquity of thy servants ; behold, we are servants to my
lord, even we, also he in whose hand the cup is found.

17. And he said, Far be it from me to do this : the man in
whose hand the cup is found, he shall 1 )e my servant ; and
you, go ye up in peace to your father.

18. And Judah came near unto him, and said. By me,
my lord, let thy servant, I pray, speak a word in the ears of
my lord, and let not thine anger be kindled against thy ser^•ant ;
because thou art even as Pharaoh.

19. My lord asked his servants, saying. Have ye a father
or a brother ?

20. And we said unto my lord, We have an old father, and
a child (natus) of his old age, the youngest ; and his brother is
dead, and he alone is left of his mother, and his father lo^•eth him.

21. And thou saidst unto thy servants, Cause him to come
down unto me, that I may set mine eye upon him.

22. And we said unto my lord. The boy cannot leave his
father ; and let him leave his father, and he will die.

23. And thou saidst unto thy servants. If your youngest
brother come not down with you, ye shall not add to see my faces.

24. And it came to pass, when we came up unto thy se^^'ant,
my father, we told him the w^ords of my lord.

25. And our father said. Go again, buy us a little food.

26. And we said. We cannot go down : if our voungest
brother be with us we will go down ; because we cannot see
the faces of the man, our youngest brother not being with us.

27. And thy servant, my father, said unto us. Ye know that
my wife bare me two.

28. And one went forth from me, and I said, Surely by
tearing he was torn to pieces ; and I have not seen him since.

29. And ye take this one also from [being] with my faces,
and hurt may befall huu : and ye will cause my grey hair to go
down in evil to the grave.

30. And now, when I shall come to thy servant, my father,
and the boy he is not with us ; and his soul is bound in his soul.

31. And it shall come to pass, when he seetli that the boy
is not, he will die ; and thy servants shall cause the grey hair
of thy servant, our father, to go down in sorrow to the grave.

32. Because thy servant was surety for the boy from [Ijeing]
with my father, saying. If I bring him not back unto thee, I
shall sin against my father all days.

33. And now let thy servant, I pray, remain in the place of
the boy a servant to my lord ; and let the boy go up with his
brethren.



5728-5731.] GENESIS. 3

34 Because how shall I go up to my father, and the boy
e is not with me ? pevadvonture I shall see the evil that shall
lind my father.



THE CONTENTS.



5728. THE subject treated of in the internal sense of tliis
chapter, is the medium between the internal celestial man,
and the external natural ; first, that the internal celestial man
filled the medium with spiritual truth from himself. Tlie
medium is Benjamin : the spiritual truth with him is Josepli's
silver cup : the internal celestial man is Joseph : the ten sons
of Jacob are the external natural man.

5729. The subject next treated of is the temptation of the
external natural man, and this until they submitted them-
selves of their own accord to the internal celestial. The
temptation is described by their being accused, and by their re-
turning in despair to Joseph : submission of their own accord
is described by their all offering themselves for servants, and
by Judah offering himself in their stead : the conjunction of
the external man with the internal is not effected without
temptation and spontaneous submission.

5730. In the representative historical sense, the subject here
treated of is the posterity of Jacob, that they were rejected ;
but that they obstinately insisted on being representative.
That they were rejected, is meant by the willingness of Joseph
to dismiss them, and to retain only Benjamin : that they obsti-
nately insisted, is involved in the contents of their confession
and supplication.



THE INTERNAL SENSE.



5731. Verses 1, 2. AND Iw commanded him lolio was over
his house, saying, Fill the wallets of the men ivith food, as much
as they can carry, and init every one's silver in the 'mouth of his
wallet. And 7ny cup, the silver ciq'), "put in the mouth



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