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with the internal sight, which is that of the thought, pro. 1 5662. [2 Cor. x. 1. I beseech you by the meekness and ceeding from its objects. The objects of this sight are not gentleness of Christ] If a man would recommend bis relia material, as objects in the world; but, being spiritual, they gion to strangers or his countrymen, should be not go about diffuse themselves to such things as are in the spiritual world ; with the most winning composure, the most insinuating mildthus to the true and good spheres there, consequently to the U ness? If he sets out with saying, that what he declares is societies which are in such spheres. As also what is flaming demonstrably true, he will meet with strong opposition: and in the world spreads itself around to the greatest extent; so if he takes upon him to tell them that they reject his docdoes the good sphere and its affection, in the spiritual world. trine, ouly because it condemns their passions; that their SWEDENBORG, Arcana, n. 6601. heart has corrupted their mind; that they have only a

false and presumptuous reason; he excites their contempt and resentment, and overthrows what he was for build

ing up. *5657. (2 Cor. iv. 18.] The two worlds, the spiritual and

If the religion which he preaches be true, will passion the natural, are so distinct, as to have nothing in common

and insolence add to its truth? Do you storm and rage with each other. Yet they are so created as to communicate,

when you say that men should be mild, patient, benevolent, and even conjoin, by their correspondencies ; the heat and light

just, exact in the discharge of all the duties of society ? No; of the natural world being vivified and illustrated by influx

here every body is of your mind. Why then such virulent of the heat and light of heaven. Such influx is brought down

language to your brother, when you are preaching to him by correspondent recipients, not continuously produced by

metaphysical mysteries ? It is because his good sense irrigenerating principles. Id. on Divine Love, nn. 83, 88.

tates your self-love. You proudly require that your brother should submit his understanding to yours; and pride disappointed blazes into rage: hence, and hence only, arises your passion.


5658. [2 Cor. v. 1.] The angels themselves, who are from this or any other earth, are together with the angels of the rest of the earths ; for all who are truly angels constitute one common heaven (or Grand Man of the universe). — Thus “all go to one place." Eccl. iii. 20.

This resemblance of heaven in its whole complex to One Man is from the Divine Human (Spirit) of the Lord; for from this (Spirit or Sphere) the Lord gives influx into heaven, . makes it, and forms it to a likeness of Himself. See No. 1330.

Id. Arcana, nn. 1801, 10,159.

5663. (2 Cor. xi. 4. Ye might well bear with him) Ironically, for ye would fairly suffer him, For ye suffer a man to bring you into bondage, &c. Verse 20. — He thus reprehends their levity, and shews thein how their minds were corrupted from the simplicity or siucerity which is in Christ, Verse 3.


5659. [- 5.] The earnest, though confessedly yot the entire sum, is yet not only a part of it, but a pledge.

Boyle's Seraphic Love, p. 41. See No. 1330, 1238.

5664. [ 7.] Because I hade preached to you the gospel of God gratis !

-8] To do you service, did I rob other churches, taking wages ?

5660. (2 Cor. vii. 4. I am exceeding joyful] The word


21.] Josephus considers the punishment here is peculiar to Paul: it occurs once more in Rom. v. 20, ||

of stripes ordained by Moses, as in the highest degree in. “ I overflow with joy," &c.

famous; and asserts, that the free-born Israelite was obliged to submit to that most ignominious punishment, because he had been a slave to unjust gain, and thereby

dishonoured his station. 5661. ( 10.] There is a repentance from good, Deut. xxv. 3.

Antiq. b. iv. ch. viii. § 21, 23. which is to be repented of; the repentance from evil, is hot to be repented of.


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1 1.] As the torpedo poisons the arm that 5670. [2 Cor. xiii. 4. Through weakness] As the influwounds it; so pride is often excited in the mind of its anta ence of the sun is weak through a cloudy atmosphere ; so the gonist, by the very strength and seeming success of the efflux of the Spirit within Jesus Christ was comparatively arguments used for its destruction.

weak while it passed through the dark infesting spheres of, See Boyle, on Greatness of Mind, p. 51. || temptation which he bore in his material humanity.

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5673. [- 2.] Galatia, Celtic Gaul.
St. Pierre's Studies of Nature, vol. iv.


iii. 5. Faith) The trae faith is that the p. 114.

Son is like the Father and that the Son in Man is the same

as in Christ. 5674. [- 19.] This James, the Just, bishop of Jerusalem, was the son of Cleophas or Alpheus, the brother of the blessed Virgin, from whom he was therefore our Lord's first cousin, and hence called his brother, according to the 5677. [- 17. Four hundred and thirty years) This Hebrew custom.

Apostolic chronology is exactly concordant with the SamaJOSEPH. Antiq. I. XX. C. 8. And Univer. ritan Pentateuch. See Exod. xii. 40; the Aler. and Ald. See No. 182. Hist. vol. x. p. 419.

Edit. of the Septuagint ; St. Austin; HOUBIGANT, and
Locke. Also Joseph. I. ii. cap. 15.

The Apostle reckons from the first promise made to Abraham to the promulgation of the law in the first year after the

Exodus, four hundred and thirty years divided into two 5675. ( jj. 9.] James, Cephas, and John, gave to || epochs of 215 years each, calculated in the following me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship ; that is, | manner :

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430 yrs. 5682. [Gal. v. 6.] But faith operating by love.

BOYLE. See Unider. Hist. vol. ii. pp. 358, 363. At the termination of the first epoch, Abrahain left Egypt greally enriched ; on the conclusion of the second epoch, the 5683. - 20. Witchcraft] Pharmakeia (Grk.), Israelites, departing, spoiled the Egyptians.

quackery. — The Apostle here inveighs against intoxicating drugs, opiates, philtres, and aphrodisiacs.

Month. Mag. for Feb. 1814, p. 30. 6678. [Gal. iji. 19.] Moses is here called a mediator, be See No. 1264. cause he was the internuncius to relate the mind of God to the people, and the people's requests and resolutions to God again.

Bingham's Antiq. vol. i. p. 81. See No. 1068..

5684. [Gal. vi. 7.] The cat-bird, an eminent songster of America, endeavours to imitate every bird and animal, and in many atlempts does not ill succeed, even in re

hearsing the songs, which he attentively listens to, from 5679. (Gal. iv. 6. It was not allowed to slaves to use the l| the shepherdess and rural swain ; and will endeavour and title of Abba in addressing the master of the family to which succeed to admiration, in repeating the melodious and vari. they belonged ; nor the correspondent title of Imma, or mo able airs from instrumental inusic, and this in his wild state ther, when speaking to the mistress of it.

of nature. Selden, de Succ. in bona Def. cap. 4. 11




I AUL's Eighth Epistle.

Aerial spirits, by great Jove design'd,
To be on earth the guardians of mankind :

Invisible to mortal eyes they go, 5685. [- i. 17.] This spirit of wisdom and revela

And mark our actions good or bad below; tion from God, consists in bis shewing us how to exalt and as

Th' immortal spies, with watchful care preside, it were spiritualize our natural sentiments and words; by

And twice ten thousand, round their charges glide : transferring them analogically from things of this world to

They can reward with glory or with gold, things divine ; and by rendering things obvious and familiar,

A power, they by divine permission hold.

Cooke's Trans. Works and Days, a kind of representations of those objects for which we have

b. i. l. 172. not as yet either proper words and ideas, or direct conceptions. Bp. BROWNE's Divine Analogy, p. 34.

5687. [ ii. 2.] The Vapor of Water exists at all times in the atmosphere, and is capable of bearing any known degree of cold without a total condensation. The vapor so existing is one and the same thing with steam, or

vapor of 212 degrees or upwards. - The utmost force such 5686. ( ii. 2.] It was the opinion of the Jews, that

steam can exert, is equivalent to the weight of 30 inches of all places from earth to heaven, even the starry skies, are mercury : any greater force than this, acting on vapor alone full of spirits.

of that temperature, will condense the whole into water. Grotius, in loco.

This vapor, this power of the air, is probably the cause of Dæmons (tbose spirits of the deceased that live on the epileptic fits, or of the possessions mentioned in the Gospels. lowest elastic sphere encircling our earth) are called by the - Beware, then, of intoxication : "experience proves that Pythagoreans and Platonists, aerion genos (Grk.) an aerial the spirit of wine (or any vinous spirit), rises much sooner race.

into vapor than water." (Dalton's Essays, pp. 201, 207.) See Boyle, on the ligh Veneration Man's Intel - Above this elastic fluid stands Paradise, where all souls lect owes to God, p. 74.

from our earth first assemble. Hesiod also, in his account of the 'golden age,' calls the departed souls of just men aerial spirits or dæmons. When in the grave this race of men was laid,

5688. - It is well known, that the gas from ferSoon was a world of holy dæmons made,

Il menting liquors, or that obtained from lime-stone, will destroy

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