LABAN s. the affection of good in the natural man, or the affection of external good, and properly collateral good of a common stock. 3665. The good rep. by L. is such, that it is merely a useful good, viz., to introduce genuine truths and goods, and when it has answered this purpose of usefulness, it is afterwards left. 3982. L. (Gen. xxxi. 44, etc.) rep. the goods of works, such as have place with those who are aside, that is with the Gentiles. 4189. L. and the flock (Gen. xxxi.) rep. that middle or mediatory good that man is kept in for a while during the process of his regeneration.
LABAN and ARAMAEAN (Gen. xxxi. 20), s. middle good, in which there is not divine good and truths as before. 4112.
LABYRINTHS in the grand man. Exp. 518l.
LABOR has respect, in a good sense, to the things that are of love; and in an opp. sense, to the things that are of evil. 613. L. (Gen. xli. 51) den. the combats of temptation. 5322. L. s. affliction of soul and crucifixion of the flesh, for the sake of the Lord, and of eternal life. A. R. 640. To eat the l. of the hands s. celestial good, which man receives by a life according to divine truths from the Lord. A. E. 617. In a spiritual sense, l. s. all which man thinks; and patience, or endurance, all which man does. A. E. 430.
LABORERS (Matt. ix. 37, 38) s. all who teach from the Lord. A. E. 911.
LACE. Genuine scientific truths appear like l. Exp. 5954.
LACERATION, punishments of. Des. 829.
LADDER s. the communication of truth which is in the lowest place with truth which is in the highest. 3699. See Jacob's Ladder.
LAKE s. where there is truth in abundance; also, where the false principle abounds. A. R. 835. L. of waters s. knowledges of truth. A. E. 405. See Pool.
LAKE of FIRE s. hell. A. R. 872. L. of f. and sulphur s. the hell where the love of what is false and the cupidities or the lusts of evil reign. A. R. 864.
LAMB s. the good of the innocence of infancy. 10.132. L. s. the Lord as to his divine humanity. A. R. 256. L. (Rev. xiii. 11) s. the Lord as to the Word. A. E. 816. L. (Rev. xiv. 10) s. divine good. A. E. 888.
LAMB SLAIN from the FOUNDATION of the WORLD (Rev. xiii. 8) s. the Lord's divine humanity, not acknowledged from the first establishment of the church. A. R. 589.
LAMB, KID, and CALF (Isa. xi. 6), s. three degrees of innocence and love; wolf, leopard, and young lion, s. their oppositcs. 430.
LAMBS and SHEEP. L. s. those who are in the good of innocence and love to the Lord; and s., those who are in the good of charity towards their neighbor. A. E. 9.
LAMBS, RAMS, and GOATS, cor. to the goods and truths respectively, in which the angels of the third, second, and first heaven are principled. (See Ezek. xxvii. 21, and Deut. xxxii. 14.) A. E. 817. See Ewe Lambs.
LAME. That the l. s. those who are in good not genuine, because in ignorance of truth. A. E. 455, 518. That by the l. leaping, is s. joy from perception of truth. A. E. 455.
LAME and BLIND. The l. and b. s. those who are in their own proprium of selfhood. 210. The l. s. those who are in evil, and the b. those who are in falses. 4302.
LAME in the FEET and HANDS, the, rep. such as are in perverted external worship; such were not permitted to offer offerings of fire to Jehovah. (Lev. xxi. 19, 20.) 2162.
LAMECH (Gen. iv. 18) s. the vastation of the church, when there was no longer any faith. 405. L. (Gen. v. 25) s. the ninth church from Adam. 523. In this church the perception of truth and goodness was become so common and obscure, that it was next to none, and thus the church was vastated. See Zillah.
LAMENTATION. The children of Israel rep. l. by various things, which, from cor., were significative of some evil of the church among them, for which they were punished; and when they were punished, by such things, they rep. repentance and humiliation. A. R. 492. See Mourning.
LAMENTATION of DAVID over SAUL, treats concerning the doctrine of truth, combating against the falses of evil. 10.540.
LAMENTATIONS of JEREMIAH, treat of the vastation of every good and truth among the Jewish nation, on account of their application of the literal sense of the Word, to favor their own loves. A. E. 357.
LAMP. Light of a l. s. illumination from the Lord. A. R. 796. L. (Rev. xxii.) s. natural light from self-derived intelligence, A. R. 940. L. s. things celestial, from which things spiritual proceed. 886. By the ordination of the l., from the evening until the morning (Exod. xxvii. 20, 21) is s. the perpetual influx of the good and truth from the Lorrl, always in every state. 9787. L. (Matt. xxv. 4) s. love. 3079. L. and candles s. intelligence in both senses. A. R. 408. L. s. truths of faith. D. P. 328.
LANCES s. truths combating. A. E. 557.
LANCET s. truth. 2799.
LAND, in the Word, den. the church, for the things significative of the church, are significative also of the things relating to the church, for these constitute the church; the reason why l. den. the church in the Word is, because the l. of Canaan was the l. in which the church had been from tlie most ancient times; hence, when l. is named in the Word, the l. of Canaan is meant, and when this is meant, the church is meant; for they who are in the spiritual world, when mention is made of l., do not rest in the idea of l., but in the idea of the nation which inhabits it, nor in the idea of the nation which inhabits it, but in the idea of the quality of that nation, consequently, in the idea of the church. 5577. L. or earth (Gen. xx. 15) s. the doctrine of love and charity. 2571. The celestial principle of love. (Gen. xxiv. 4.) 3026. Things rational. (Gen. xxvi. 12.) 3404. The good of the natural principle. (Gen. xxviii. 13.) 3705. The divine of the rational principle. (Gen. xxx. 25.) 3973.
LAND OF CANAAN, or the HOLY LAND, in the Word, is taken for love, and consequently, for the will of the celestial man. 485.
LAND OF CUSH, the (Gen. ii. 13), s. mind or faculty, or the will and understanding. 116.
LAND OF DROUGHT and of THICK SHADE (Jer. ii. 2), s. the perception of good, and the understanding of truth obscured. A. B. 730.
LAND OF NEGOTIATION (Ezek. xvi. 29) (translated, the land of Canaan) s. the origin and source from whence all falses are derived; namely, the sensual principle. A. E. 654.
LAND OF SEIR s. celestial and natural good. 4328.
LAND NOT INHABITED (Lev. xvi. 22) s. hell. A. E. 730.
LAND and GROUND. (Mal. iii. 11,12.) L. evidently s. that which contains, consequently, it s. man, who is called l., where g. s. the church or doctrine. 566.
LANDS of different nations are used in the Word to s. the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants. 585.
LANES. By the servants going into the streets and l., is s. that he should seek everywhere some genuine truth. 2336.
LANGUAGE. There is a universal l., which angels and spirits use, and this has nothing in common with any l. of men in this world, but every man comes into this l. spontaneously after death, for it is inherent in him from his creation. A. R. 29. The l. of the Word is real angelic l. in its ultimates. 3482. Every spirit and angel, when conversing with a man, speaks that man's own l.; thus French with a Frenchman, English with an Englishman, etc. C. S. L. 326.
LANTERN (Ps. cxxxii. 17, 18) s. the light of truth. 2832.
LAODICEANS (Rev. iii. 14) s. those who alternately believe sometimes from themselves, and sometimes from the Word, and so profane holy things. A. R. 198. By the church of the L., are meant those who are in faith alone, thus who are in faith separate from charity. A. E. 227.
LAPPING WATER with the TONGUE, as a DOG (Judges vii.), s. punishment, on account of the falsification of truth. 3242.
LARGUX. They who love the Word are in the province of the l. 4791.
LASCIVIOUSNESS. One of the causes of disease. 5712.
LASHA s. falses and evils wherein knowledges terminate. 1212.
LASSITUDE, or WEARINESS, den. a state of temptation combat. 3318.
LAST. The first and the l. s. that the Lord is the only God. A. R. 92.
LAST JUDGMENT, the, was accomplished in the spiritual world in the year 1757 ; it was executed on those, who were in the world of spirits, but not on any one in heaven, nor on any one in hell. A. R. 342. The l.-j. is to be considered as general, particular, and singular; general, with respect to the end of a church; particular, as to the last time of every man's life; and singular, with respect to his thoughts, words, and actions. 1850,4535. L. j. is not executed till devastation takes place. A. R. 676. Unless the l. j. had been accomplished, the heavens would have suffered, and the church perished. A. R. 263. By the l. j., all things are reduced to order in the spiritual world, and thence in the natural world, or in the earths. A. R. 274. The l. j. with every one is when the Lord comes, as well in general, as in particular; thus, it was the l. j. when the Lord came into the world ; it will be the l. j. when he shall come to glory ; it is the l. j. when he comes to each man in particular; it is also the l. j. with every one when he dies. 900. After the l. j. it was provided and ordained by the Lord, that hereafter no one should have conjunction with heaven, than he who is in spiritual faith, which is acquired by a life according to the truths of the Word, which life is called charity. A. E. 737. The spiritual sense of the Word and the doctrine, that the Lord alone was the God of heaven and earth, was not revealed till after the l. j., for by the l. j. the Babylonians were, removed, and likewise such of the reformed, as acknowledged justification by faith only, whose falsities were like black clouds, interposed between the Lord and men upon earth; they were also like cold, and extinguished spiritual heat, which is the love of goodness and truth. A. R. 804.
LATCHET, by SHOE, is s. evil. 1748.
LATITUDE s. truth. A. R. 86l. See Degrees of Altitude.
LATTER DAYS (Jer. xlviii. 47) s. the advent of the Lord. A. E. 81l.
LAUGHTER is an affection of the rational principle, and indeed an affection of the true or of the false in the rational principle, hence comes all l.; so long as such affection is in the rational principle, which puts itself forth in l., so long there is somewhat corporeal or worldly, thus merely human; celestial good and spiritual good does not laugh, but expresses its delight and cheerfulness in the countenance, in the speech, and in the gesture, after another manner; for in l. there are many principles contained, as for the most part something of contempt, which although it does not appear, still lies concealed under that outward expression, and is easily distinguished from cheerfulness of mind, which also produces something similar to l. 2216.
LAURELS have respect to the affections of truth. H. and H. 520.
LAYER of BRASS (Exod. xxx. IS) s. the good of the natural man, in which purification takes place. L. s. the natural principle, and b., the good thereof. The like was s. by the molten sea, which Solomon made. (1 Kings vii. 23, etc.) 10.235.
LAW. By the l., in a strict sense, are meant the ten commandments; in a more extensive sense, all things written in the five books of Moses; and in the most extensive sense, all things that are contained in the Word. L. 8, 9, 10. By the works of the l., mentioned by Paul in Rom. iii. 28, are meant the works of the Mosaic l., proper to the Jews. A. R. 417.
LAW WRITTEN in their HEARTS (Jer. xxxi. 33) s. perception of good and truth thence derived, and also conscience. 3654. Those who have the l. w. in their h. are in the third heaven. A. R. 121.
LAW and the PROPHETS s. the universal doctrine of faith, and all the Word. 2116. A. E. 250.
LAW and WORD of JEHOVAH. (Isa. ii. 3-5.) L. is the doctrine of the good of love ; and W. is truth from that good. A. E. 734.
LAWN, or LINEN, s. genuine truth. A. R. 814.
LAWS, all, even civil and forensic, which are in the Word, have cor. with the l. of good and truth, which are in heaven. 3540.
LAWS of the JEWISH CHURCH, notwithstanding the cessation of their authority in the letter, are yet the sacred Word of God, on account of the interior things which are in it. 9211. All and singular things in the l., judgments, and statutes which were promulgated from Mount Sinai, and which are contained in Exodus xxi. xxii. xxiii., are holy in the internal form; but still that some of them are abrogated as to use at this day, where the church is, which is an internal church ; but some of them are of such a quality that they may serve for use, if people are so disposed ; and some of them ought altogether to be observed and done. Those which ought altogether to be observed and done, are what are contained in chap. xx. vs. 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13-16, 17, 23; xxi. 12, 14, 15, 20 ; xxii. 18, 19, 20, 28; xxiii. 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 21, 25, 32. Those which may serve for use if people are so disposed, are such as are contained in chap. xx. 10; xxi. 18,19,22,23,24,25,33,34,35,36; xxii. 1,2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13,16,20,21,22,24, 25, 20, 30; xxxiii. 4, 5, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 23. But those which arc abrogated as to use at this day where the church is, chap. xx. 24, 25, 26 ; xxi. 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 21, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32; xxii. 15, 29, 30; xxiii. 10, 11, 17, 18, 19. 9349.
LAWS of PERMISSION are laws of divine providence. D. P. 234-240
LAWGIVER (Num. xxi. 18) s. the Lord. 3424.
LAWYERS (Luke xi. 52) s. those who searched the scriptures and taught how they were to be understood. A. E. 536.
LAWN, or FINE LINEN, s. genuine truth. A. R. 814.
LAY, to, the HAND on the WALL (Amos v. 19) s. self-derived power and confidence, grounded in sensual things. 195.
LAYING on of HANDS in inauguration, rep. the blessing communicated to the intellectual and voluntary faculties. 6298.
LAZARUS s. the Gentiles, who had not the Word. That they were despised and rejected by the Jews is s. by his being laid at the gate of the rich man, full of sores. S. S. 40. A. R. 724. The raising of Lazarus (John ix.) rep. a new church from among the Gentiles. 2916. See Dives
LAZULE STONE rep. the appearance of the Lord's divine sphere, in the spiritual heavens. A. R. 232.
LEAD (Exod. xv. 10) s. evil. 8298.
LEAD, to. The Lord leads and inclines man by his proprium, as well by the fallacies of the senses as by his lusts, to those things which are true and good. 24. The Lord l. those who are in the principles of good and truth, into the life of truth and good, although they know it not. 3773. The divine love l. the evil and unjust in hell, and snatches them out thence. D. P. 337.
LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION, etc. (Matt. vi.) According to the literal sense, it appears that the Lord leads man into temptation ; but the internal sense is, that the Lord leads no one into temptation. 3425.
LEADER. What is primary in doctrine. 3448.
LEAF s. truth throughout the Word. 885. L. rep. the external natural church. A. E. 695. See Medicine.
LEAH and RACHEL. L. rep. the Jewish church, and R. the new church of the Gentiles. 422. L. s. the exterior affection of truth, and R. the interior affection thereof. 3793.
LEAN in FLESH (Gen. xli. 19) s. where there was no charity. 5258. To make l. (Zeph. ii. 11) s. to remove evils from falses. A. E. 406.
LEAP, to (Lev. xi. 21), when pred. of birds, s. to live. A. E. 543.
LEARN, to (Rev. xiv. 3), s. to perceive interiorly in himself, that it is so, which is to understand, and so to receive and acknowledge ; he who l. any otherwise, learns and does not l., because he does not retain what he l. A. R. 618.
LEARNED, from the light of the world. Exp. 206. The l., or wise, who shall shine as the stars, are they who are in good. 3820.
LEAST. The greatest in heaven are they who are l. in their esteem, and in the greatest affection of serving others. 3417.
LEATHERN GIRDLE, the, which John the Baptist wore, s. an external band receiving and containing the interiors. 9372.
LEAVEN s. evil and the false, which should not be mixed with things good and true; therefore in Lev. ii. 11, it is said,"no meat offering which ye shall bring to Jehovah, shall be made leavened." And therefore it was also enjoined, that on seven days of the passover, they should not eat any but unleavened bread. (Exod. xii. 15, 18-20.) 2342.
LEAVES s. truths according to the different kinds of trees. The l. of the olive tree and vine, s. rational truths, from celestial and spiritual light; the l. of the fig-tree rational truths from natural light; and the l. of the fir, poplar, oak, and pine, rational from sensual light. The l. of the latter trees excite terror in the spiritual world, when they are agitated by a strong wind, and these are what are meant in Lev. xxvi. 36 ; Job xiii. 25. But with the l. of the former it is not so. A. R. 936. L. of the fig-tree (Matt. xxi. 19) s. truths from the literal sense of the Word. A. E. 386. L. and blossoms s. the truths of faith, and fruit the good of love. Dec. 46.
LEBANON s. spiritual good. 10.26l. Lebanon s. the church as to the perception of truth from the rational man. A. E. 650. See Cedars.
LED. To be l. by the Lord is to be in a state of essential liberty, blessedness, and happiness. 5660.
LED and TAUGHT. It is a law of the divine providence, that man is l. and t. by the Lord from heaven, through the Word, by doctrine and preachings from it, and this in all appearance as of himself. D. P. 154. The will of the life of man is l., and the understanding of his life is t. D. P. 156.
LEEKS s, the corporeal part of man. A. E. 513. See Cucumbers.
LEES s. truths from good. A. E. 1159. See Feast of Fat Things.
LEFT in the LAND (Isa. vii. 22) s. remains. 680. It is said (Luke xvii. 34) that at the last judgment, "one shall be taken from the mill, and the other left," etc., and by some being left is plainly declared, that the world would not then be destroyed. 931. By those who are left are s. they who neither inquire after, nor receive truths, because they are in falses. A. R. 794.
LEFT FOOT. See Jew.
LEFT HAND in a bad sense, the false by which evil is produced. 10.061.
LEGIONS, twelve, of ANGELS (Matt. xxvi. 53) s. the universal heaven, and more than these, divine omnipotence. A. E. 430.
LEGISLATOR (Num. xxi. 18) s. the Lord as to the Word, and doctrine from the Word. A. E. 537.
LEGITIMATE. Truth can only be l., multiplied from good. 5345.
LEGS s. the exteriors of the natural man. 10.050. The l. of a man (Ps. cxlvii. 10) which Jehovah does not take pleasure in, s. those things which are of man's voluntary proprium, from which are mere evils. A. E. 355. Two l. (Amos iii. 12) s. the will of good, and a small piece of an ear the will of truth. 3861). See Horse.
LEGS and FEET s. natural good conjoined to spiritual good, and f. natural truth separated from good which should not be appropriated by man; it was therefore called an abomination to eat any thing that went upon all four, without l. (Lev. xi. 80, 2l.) A. E. 543.
LEHABIM. Rituals of external worship, merely scientific. 1149.
LEIBNITZ. No one can think from himself, ill. in the case of L. D. P. 289.
LEND, to, s. to teach. A. E. 559. Also to communicate the goods and truths of doctrine from the Word. 695.
LENGTH den. good or the good of the church, which is grounded in the same cause as the g. of breadth; the cause is this; the extent of heaven from east to west is s. by L, and the extent of heaven from south to north is s. by breadth, and the angels who dwell in the east and west of heaven, are in the good of love, and the angels who dwell in the south and north of heaven, are in the truths of wisdom. It is the same with the church on earth, for every man who is in the goods and truths of the church derived from the Word, is consociated with angels of heaven, and as to the interiors of his mind dwells with them; they who are in the good of love in the east and west of heaven, and they who are in the truths of wisdom in the south and north of heaven ; this indeed man does not know, but yet every one after death comes into his place. A. R. 906. L. has respect to holiness. 646-650.
LENTILES s. the less noble species of good. 332.
LEOPARD, a, being an artful and insidious animal, more particularly rep. those who confirm faith separate from good works. A. E. 780. L. s. the affection or lust of falsifying the truths of the Word ; and because it is a ferocious beast, and kills innocent animals, it also s. an heresy destructive of the church. That truths of the Word falsified are s. by l., is owing to its black and white spots, and by black spots are s. falses, and by the white intermixed with them is s. truth ; therefore, because it is a fierce and murderous beast, by it are s. truths of the Word falsified, and so destroyed. A. R. 572.
LEPROSY, the, rep. unclean false principles grounded in what is profane. 330l. A. E. 962. The l.s. the falsification of truth and good in the Word, also the Jewish profanation of the Word; wherefore that nation was afflicted with that disease. A. E. 475, A. R. 678.
LESSER den. truth, greater den. good. 3296.
LET DOWN, to (Gen. xxiv. 18), s. an act of submission. 3091.
LETUSHIM s. varieties of faith. 3241.
LEUMMIM s. good of faith and its varieties. 3241.
LEVI s. truth in act, which is the good of life. A. R. 17. L., in a supreme sense, s. love and mercy; in a spiritual sense, charity in act, which is good of life; and in a natural sense, consociation and conjunction. A. R. 357. L. s. the affection of truth originating in good, and consequently, intelligence. A. R. 357. L. (Mal. ii. 5) rep. the Lord as to divine good. A. E. 701. L., in a bad sense, s. the evil of the false which is opp. to the good of charity. See Gen. xlix. 5-7, and Luke x. 29-37. A. E. 444. The sons of L. (Deut. xxi. 5) s. the affection of good and truth, which is charity. A. E. 444.
LEVIATHAN (Ps. lxxiv. 14) s. scientifics in general. 7293, 9755, 10.416. L. the straight serpents, the merely sensual who are without faith, because they do not comprehend, and who reject all things they do not see with their eyes; l. the crooked serpent s. they who therefore do not believe and yet say that they do believe. A. E. 275.
LEVITES, by, is s. obedience of faith. A. E. 438.
LIBANUS s. the spiritual church. 5922. The glory of L. or cedars (Isa. Ix. 13) s. the celestial spiritual things of the Lord's kingdom and church. 2162.
LIBATION. See Drink-Offering.
LIBERATION from evils and falses is effected by the holy proceeding from the Lord's divine human. 6864.
LIBERTY, or FREE-WiLL, s. the faculty of thinking, willing, and acting freely. D. L. W. 264. All liberty is from love and affection. 2870, 3158, 9585, 9591. Man first conies into a state of L, when he is regenerated, being before in a state of slavery. 892. The infernal l. or freedom, consists in being led by the loves of self and of the world, and their lusts. 2870, 2873. Spiritual l. is grounded in the love of eternal life. D. P. 73. In temptations man's spiritual l. is stronger than when he is out of them, because it is interior. A. E. 900.
LIBRATION. The salvation and l. of the spiritual, is by means of the divine human. 2833.
LICE (Exod. viii.) s. evils which are in the sensual, or in the external man ; and infestations by evils, are s. by their biting. 7419.
LIE DOWN, or sit at a table, s. conjunction and consociation. A. E. 252.
LIE WITH, to (Gen. xxvi. 10), s. to pervert and adulterate what is true and good. 3399. To l. w. (Gen. xxxix. 7) s. conjunction, or to the intent, that there might be conjunction. 5007.
LIE and VASTATION. (Hosea xii. 2.) L. s. the false, and v. the dissipation of truth. A. E. 419. L. s. falses, and perversity is the evil of the false. (Isa. lix. 3, 7.) A. E. 329.
LIFE. There is one sole l., which is God. and all men are recipients of l. from him. D. P. 213. A. C. 1954, 2536, 5847. The Lord as to his divine human, is l. in himself. A. R. 58, 96l. Good has l. in itself, because it is from the Lord, who is l. itself; in the l. which is from the Lord, there is wisdom and intelligence, lor to receive good from the Lord, and thence to will good, is wisdom, and to receive truth from the Lord, and thence to believe truth, is intelligence, and they who have this wisdom and intelligence have l.; and whereas happiness is adjoined to such L, eternal happiness is what is also s. by l. 5070. There can be no such thing as l. in an individual, unconnected with the l. of others. 687, 889, L. appears to man as properly his own, and it is by influx from the Lord. 3742,4320. L. from the Lord flows in with the evil, and with those who are in hell; but they change good into evil, and the truth into the false, and thus l. into spiritual death; for such as man's nature is, such is his reception of l. 2706, 2743. Spiritual l. is that l. which the angels have in heaven; to this l. man is introduced in the world by the things which are of faith and charity; the very affection of good which is of charity and the affection of truth which is of faith is spiritual life. 5561. A moral l. without a spiritual l., will avail nothing, being like natural l., which is from no other origin than the love of self and the world, and must be vivified by truth and good, which prepares and opens the internal spiritual man. A. E. 188.
LIFE AFTER DEATH. Not openly declared to the Jews. See Jews.
LIFE of MAN, in its principles, is in the brains, and in its principiates in the body. D. L. W. 365. The l. of m. consists in the freedom of will he possesses in spiritual things, from the Lord. U. T. 489. The l. of m. admits of no change after death, for it remains the same that it was in the world, and is in no respect changed, inasmuch as an evil life cannot be changed into a good one, nor vice versa, because they are opposites, and conversion into an opposite is extinction. N. J. D. 239. H. and H. 470. If any man's life had been in the love of evil, every truth which he had acquired in this world, from masters, preachings, and the Word, is taken away from him in the other world. D. P. 17.
LIFT UP the EYES, to (Gen. xxiv. 63), s. intention. 3198. To l. u. the e. (Gen. xliii. 29) den. thought and intention, observance and reflection. 5684.
LIFT, to, UP the HEAD s. to conclude, and in the supreme sense, to provide, for the divine conclusion and execution of a thing concluded is providence. To l. u. the h. was a customary form of judgment amongst the ancients, when the bound, or they who were in prison, were judged either to life or death; when to life, it was expressed by l. u. the h. (2 Kings xx. 27, 28), but when they were judged to death, it was expressed by l. u. the h. from upon him. (Gen. xl. 19.) This form of judgment derived its origin with the ancients, who were in rep. from the rep. of those who were bound in prison, or in a pit, and inasmuch as by these were rep. they who are in vastation under the lower earth ; therefore, by l. u. the h. was s. their liberation, for in such case they are elevated or lifted up out of vastation to the heavenly societies; to be lifted up or be elevated is to advance towards interior things, for what is elevated or high is pred. of things interior. 5124.
LIFT UP, to, the VOICE, and WEEP (Gen. xxix. 11), s. the ardor of love. 3801.
LIGHT s. the divine truth of the Word, also the truth of faith. A. R. 897. A. C. 3395, 9684. The Lord is the l. which illuminates the understanding of angels and men, and that l. proceeds from the sun of the spiritual world, in which he dwells. A. R. 796. The delight of love and wisdom elevates the thought, enabling it to see, as in the l., that a thing is so, although the man had never heard of it before; this l. which illuminates the mind, flows from no other source but out of heaven from the Lord; and whereas they who are to be of the New Jerusalem will directly approach the Lord that l. will flow in, in the way of order, which is through the love of the will into the, perception of the understanding. A. R. 914. L., which was made the first day (Gen. i.), s. divine l. which, in itself, and in its essence, is divine truth, consequently, spiritual l., which ill. the understanding, and since in that chapter regeneration is treated of, which is primarily effected by ill. from the Lord, therefore, l. is therein first of all mentioned. A. E. 532. L. (John xi. 9) s. truth grounded in good. 2353. L. (Rev. xxi. 24) s. perception of divine truth by interior illumination from the Lord. A. R. 920. L. of eternity (Isa. ix. 20) is pred. concerning those who are in the good of love to the Lord, and the fulfilling of the days of mourning, concerning those who are in the good of charity towards the neighbor, or in truths from good. A. E. 401. L. of heaven is divine truth, and by that l. falses are discovered, also the thoughts of every one, and this l. is spiritual l. A. R. 754. L. of infatuation arises from the confirmation of what is false. Persons in this situation are called owls and bats. A. R. 566. L. of a lamp (Rev. xviii.) s. illumination from the Lord, and consequent perception of spiritual truth. A. R. 796. " L. of the moon shall be as the l. of the sun, and the l. of the sun shall be sevenfold, like the l. of seven days " (Isa. xxx. 26), s. that then the truth of the Lord's spiritual kingdom shall be such as the truth of his celestial kingdom had formerly been, and truth in the celestial kingdom shall become the good of love. Also, that the Lord should appear in much greater effulgence and splendor in the heavens, at the time of the last judgment, and commencement of the New Jerusalem, than he did before. A. E. 401. The l. of the moon is faith grounded in charity, and the l. of the sun is intelligence and wisdom grounded in love, in such case derived from the Lord. A. R. 53. The l. which the spiritual enjoy, is a sort of nocturnal l., such as that of the moon and stars, in respect to the diurnal l. which the celestial enjoy. 2849.
LIGHT and HEAT. The l. of the spiritual sun is divine truth, and the h. is the divine good. A. Cr. 3, 17.
LIGHTNINGS, THUNDERINGS, and VOICES s. illustrations, perceptions, and instructions, by influx from heaven. A. R. 396.
LIGN ALOES (Num. xxiv. C, 7) s. those things which are of the natural man. A. E. 518.
LIGURE, AGATE, and AMETHYST, the (Exod. xxviii. 19), s. the spiritual truth of good. 9870.
LIKENESS OF GOD s. the celestial man. 5l. L. (Gen. v. 3) has relation to faith, and image to love. 484.
LILY. " To blossom as the l." (Hosea xiv. 5), is pred. of the first state of the new birth, or of regeneration; for a l. s. the blossom which precedes the fruit, A. E. 638.
LIMBS and JOINTS, a torpor of the, is occasioned from voluptuous spirits, who spurn at faith. 5724.
LIMIT to the determination of thought. Exp. 5225.
LINE OF EMPTINESS, and PLUMB-LINES of WASTENESS (Isa. xxxiv. 11), s. the desolation and vastation of truth. 5044.
LINEN s. the truth of spiritual love. 9873. L. s. divine truth. A. R. 67l. L. or lawn s. truth from good. A. R. 67l. Fine-twined l. s. truth from a celestial origin; or, the intellectual quality of the spiritual man, or which is in an angel who is ia the Lord's spiritual kingdom. 9596 L., clean and shining, s. what is bright, by virtue of good; and pure, by virtue of truths. A. R. 814. L. and fine l., genuine truth. A. R. 814. See Flax.
LINGER, to (Gen. xix. 16), s. resistance from the nature of evil. 2410. Lingering s. a state of doubt, inasmuch as when the state of the life is in a state of doubt, in such case the external is in a state of lingering; this is also exhibited to view in the man himself, for when his mind rests in any doubt, he instantly stops and pauses; the reason is, because doubt causes the state of the life to be a state of hesitation and fluctuation, consequently, it affects in like manner the external progression, as being the effect. 5613.
LINTEL den. the goods of the natural principle ; and posts, its truths. 7847, 8989.
LION, in a good sense, s. divine truth in power. A. R. 241, 471, 574. L. s. the Lord as to his humanity, or the power of his divine truth; hence he is called the l. of the tribe of Judah. A. R, 241. L. s. the good of celestial love. 6367. L., in a bad sense, s. the false principle destroying the truths of the Word. A. R. 573. " The l. shall eat straw, like the ox" (Isa. xi. 6), s. that the infernal false, burning to destroy the truths of the church, shall do no hurt to the good affection of the natural man, as well with man in himself, as with men among themselves, and that neither shall it do any hurt to the Word. A. E. 78l. L. and asp s. interior and exterior falses, destroying the truths of the church; and l. and dragon s. interior and exterior falses, devastating the goods of the church. (Ts. xci. 13.) A. E. 714. L. (Ps. civ. 21, 22) s. the angels of heaven. A. E. 278.
LIP s. doctrine. 1284, 1288. L. (Isa. vi. 3, 7) s. the interiors of man, consequently, internal worship, wherein is grounded adoration. 1286. L. (Isa. xxxvii. 29) s. thought of the understanding. A. E. 923. L. (Mal. ii. 6, 7) den. doctrine grounded in charity. 1286.
LIQUID, or to MELT, den. good from the Lord vanishing before the heat of lust. 8487.
LITERAL SENSE of the WORD. Such is the nature of it, that it, distinguishes what the internal sense unites; and this by reason that man who is to be instructed from the sense of the letter cannot have an idea of one, unless he has first an idea of several, for one with man is formed of several, or, what is the same thing, that which is simultaneous is from things successive. There are several things or principles in the Lord, and all are, Jehovah. Hence it is, that, the sense of the letter distin guishes, whereas heaven in no sort distinguishes, but acknowledges one God, with a simple idea, nor any other than the Lord. 3035. Unless the Word in that sense, consisted of natural rep. cor. with spiritual and celestial things, it would be like a house without a foundation. 10.559. The l. s. of the W. must pass, as it were, into a shade, before the internal sense can appear, even as the earthly body must die, before- man can clearly behold the spiritual things of heaven. 1408. The l. s. of the W. is written according to appearances and cor., but not in the spiritual sense, for in this latter there is no appearance and cor., but truth in its light. A. R. 658. The reapon why it is said therein, that Jehovah God not only turns away his face, is angry, punishes, and tempts, but also kills, and even curses, is in order lliat men might believe, that the Lord governs and disposes all and every thing in the universe, even evil itself, punishment, and temptation; and when they have received this most general idea, might afterwards learn hoy, or in what manner, he governs and disposes all things, and that he turns the evil of punishment and the evil of temptation into good; the order of teaching and of learning in the Word, is from the most general ideas; for which reason the sense of the letter abounds with such most general ideas. 245. The l. s. of the W. is in the light of the world, because it is the Word for men before they come into the light of heaven from the Lord, from which, in such ease, they have illustration; hence it is evident, that the sense of the letter, is serviceable for the simple, to initiate them into the internal sense. 4783. The l. s. of the W. serves the spiritual ideas of angels, as a medium of conveyance comparatively, as the words of speech do with men, to convey the sense of a subject, whereon they discourse. 2143. The l. s. of the W. is called a cloud, because the internal sense, which is called glory, cannot be comprehended by man, unless by one who is regenerated, and thence ill.; the internal sense of the Word, or divine truth in its own glory, if it should appear before the man who is not regenerated, would be as thick darkness, in which he could see nothing at all, and also from which he would blind himself, that is, he would believe nothing. 8106. The l. s. of the Word, is a defence for the divine truths concealed in it. U. T. 260. The l. s. of the W., is the basis, the continent, and the firmament, of its spiritual and celestial sense. U. T. 210-213. See Jehovah.
LITIGATE den. to deny. 3425-7.
LITTLE ONE, or LITTLE CHILD, a, in the Word, s. innocence, and also charity, for true innocence cannot possibly exist without charity, nor can true charity exist without innocence. 430.
LIVE FOREVER, to (Gen. iii. 22), does not s. to live forever in the body, but to live after death in eternal damnation. (See also Ezek. xiii. 18, 19.) 304. "Him that liveth forever " (Rev. x. 26), s. the Lord himself. A. R. 474.
LIVER, the (Exod. xxix. 13), s. interior purification, and caul above the l., the inferior good of the external or natural man. 10.031.
LIVES, used in the plural, because of the will and understanding, and because these two l. make one. 3623.
LIVING, the, s. those who have spiritual life. A. R. 525.
LIVING SOUL (Gen. ii. 7) s. the external man made alive, by serving the internal. 94, 05. L. s. (Rev. xvi. 3) s. the truth of faith. A. R. 681. L. s., in the Word, s. every animal in general of every kind. 670.
LIVING THING, every (Gen. vi. 19), s. the things which appertain to the understanding, and all flesh, the things which appertain to the will. 670.
LIVING WATER and RIVERS. (John vii. 38.) L. w. s. divine truth, and r. intelligence. A. E. 518. L. w., or w. of life (Zech. xiv. 8) s. divine truths from the Lord. A. R. 932.
LOATHE den. aversion. 6665.
LOCUST and CATERPILLAR. (Ps. x. 5, 34.) L. s. the false of the sensual man, and c. his evil. A. E. 543.
LOCUSTS s. falses in the extremes, which consume the truths and goods of the church in man. A. R. 424, 430. L. which John the Baptist ate, s. ultimate truths, or truths of a most common or general nature ; and wild honey the pleasantnesses or delight of them. 9372.
LODGER (Exod. xii. 45) den. one who from natural disposition does good, and does it for the sake of gain. 8002.
LOFTINESS. The l. of man s. the pride of man's own intelligence. A. E. 445.
LOGIC draws down the understanding into the dust. Exp. 3348, 4658.
LOINS, in general, s. love, and when spoken of the Lord, divine love. A. R. 830. L. s. the interiors of conjugial love. 9961, L. (Isa. xi. 5) s. those who are in the divine good of love, and reins s. those who are in love towards their neighbor. A. E. 780. The l. (Ezek. xxix. 7) s. the marriage of truth and good. A. E. 627.
LONDON, in the spiritual world. Des. C. L. J. 42, 3.
LONG, and thence to prolong, are pred. of good. A. E. 900.
LOOK, to (Gen. xviii. 22), s. to think, for to see den. to understand. 2245. L. not back behind thee (Gen. xix. 17), means that Lot, who rep. the good of charity, should not have respect to doctrinals. 2114. To l. up, is to l. to things celestial. 248.
LOOK BACK. To regard doctrinal truths, and not the good of life. 2454.
LOOPS of the CURTAINS of the TABERNACLE (Exod. xxvi. 4) s. conjunction. 9605.
LORD, the, is essential good and essential truth. 2011. The L. is the Word, and the Word treats of him alone, and he is the God of heaven and earth, and from him alone the new church has its existence. A. R. 820. The ground and reason why so various principles of the L. are rep. is not because there are various principles in the L., but because his divine is variously received by man. 4206. The L. was the God of the most ancient church, and called Jehovah; and also of the ancient church. 1343. H. and H. 327. The L. is called a little one, or a little child (Isa. ix. 5), because he is essential innocence and essential love. 430. The L. is called " who is, who was, and who is to come," because he is eternal, infinite, and Jehovah. A. R. 13, 522. There is in the L., and therefore from the L., the divine celestial, the divine spiritual, and the divine natural; and from thence these three principles are also in heaven, in man, in the Word, and in the church. A. R. 49. The L. as to his divine human is Jehovah, or the father in a visible form. 9310. The L. from eternity, or Jehovah, out of himself produced the son of the spiritual world, and out of it created the universe and all things therein. D. L. W. 290. The L. from eternity could not have created the universe and all things therein, if he had not been a man. D. L. W. 285. Amongst other secret reasons for calling Jehovah L., were the following; viz., that if it had been declared at that time that the L. was the Jehovah so often mentioned in the Old Testament, it would not have been received, because it would not have been believed, and further because the L. was not made Jehovah, as to his human; also, until he had in every respect united the divine essence to the human, and the human to the divine. 2921. The L. came into the world not to save the celestial, but the spiritual church ; this is the meaning of his words. (Matt. ix. 12,13, and also John x. 16.) 2661. The L. came into the world to reduce all things to order in heaven and earth. D. L. W. 14. From the prophet Isaiab nuto Malachi, there is not a single thing that does not relate to the L., or that being in the opp. sense does not relate to something contrary to the L. L. 2, 3. The L., as to his humanity, was made the divine law, i.e., truth itself. 6716. When the L. made his whole human divine, then his flesh was nothing else but divine good, and his blood divine truth; that in the divine nothing material is to be understood, may be manifest. 3813, 5200. The L. was in two states when in the world, viz., a state of humiliation, and a state of glorification. 2288. The L., by degrees, adjoined the human essence to the divine. 1708. The L. made the very corporeal principle in himself divine. 2083, 5078, 10.121. D. L. W. 221. The L. made his humanity divine, by virtue of the divinity in himself, and thus he became one with the father. L. 29. The L. made himself righteousness by acts of redemption. U. T. 95, 96. By the same acts the L. united himself to the father, and the father united himself to him, and this was effected according to divine order. U. T. 97-100. The L. put off all the humanity taken from the mother by temptations, and at last by death, and put on the humanity from the essential divine; hence it is, that in heaven by his death and burial is understood the purification of his human and glorification. (See John xii. 2-1, and John xx. 17.) A. E. 899. The L. successively put off the human taken from the mother, and put on the human from the divine in himself, which is the divine humanity and the son of God. L. 35. The L. in the Word made his humanity divine truth from divine good which was in himself, and when he went out of the world he made his humanity divine good, by unition with his essential divinity, which was in him from conception. A. E. 594. A. C. 3210, 10.367. A. R. 193. The L. rising again on the third day implies that truth divine, or the Word, as to the internal sense, as it was understood by the ancient church, shall be raised again in the consummation of the age, which also is the third day. 2813. The L. from his own proper power disposed and reduced all things in himself into divine order. 4251. When the L. subdued the hells, he not only delivered the angels from infestation, but also the men of the church. A. R. 829. The L. spake by cor., rep., and significatives, because from the divine thus before the world and heaven those things which filled the universal heaven. 4807. The L. appeared in the most ancient church as a man, and spake to them by word of mouth. 49. The L. appears above the heavens in a sun, because no one can sustain his presence, such as it is in itself, and he is present with every one by veilings and coverings. A. R. 54, 465. The L. appears to every one according to his state and quality, as a vivifying and creating fire, to those who are in good, as a consuming fire to those who are in evil. 934, 1861, 10.551. The L. flows into man by good, and by this disposes truths into order, but not vice versa. 9337. The L. flows into man by a twofold manner, viz., mediately through heaven and immediately from himself. 6472. The L. flows into man in his love or will, and causes the faculty of reception, but in a state of liberty. 10.097. The L. not only knows the quality of the whole man, but also what his quality will be to eternity. 6214. The L. who is the light itself, sees all and singular the things which are in the thought and will of man, yea which are in the universal nature, and nothing is in any degree concealed from him. 5477. The L is not among the angels, as a king in his kingdom, for he is above them, as to his aspect in the sun, and as to the life of love and wisdom in them. D. L. W. 103. The L. only can teach and lead all, because he is God, and because heaven and the church are as one man, -whose soul and life the L. is. A. R. 383. Man cannot see the L., such as he is in himself, and live; and therefore he presents himself to be seen in the heavens by angels, whom he fills with his majesty. A. R. 938. The truths of the Word are mirrors or glasses, by which also he causes himself to be seen. A. R. 938. The angels continually behold the L. as a sun before their eyes, and this in every turn of their face and body. A. R. 938. Jehovah, who was in him, appeared to be absent in temptations, and this appearance was proportionable to the degree of his immersion in the humanity, which he received from the mother. 1815. The L. coming forth from the father, and returning to the father, means the humanity proceeding from the divinity and the union and glorification of the humanity. 3194, 3210. By the L. birth from eternity, is meant his birth foreseen from eternity, and provided for in time. A. R. 901.
LORD GOD OMNIPOTENT and the LAMB. (Rev. xxi. 22.) L. G. 0. s. the Lord from eternity, who is Jehovah himself; and the Lamb s. his divine humanity. A. R. 918.
LORD GOD and JEHOVAH GOD s. the L. as to divine good, and as to divine truth; and J. in the old Testament, is called L. in the new. A. E. 689.
LORD JEHOVIH is frequently mentioned in the Word, and this especially where the subject treated of is concerning temptations. 1793. L. J. is mentioned when the aid of omnipotence is more especially sought for, and supplicated. 292l. L. J. (Isa. xl. 10, etc.) s. the Lord as to divine good. A. E. 850.
LORD JESUS CHRIST, the, alone must be worshipped in the New Church, as he is in heaven. A. R. 839.
LORD and GOD. The L., in the Word, is called L., from the divine good of his divine love, and G., from the divine truth of his divine wisdom. A. R. 663.
LORD and GOD of JACOB. Where the subject treated of is concerning the good of love, in the Word, the L. is called the L., and when it is concerning goods in act, he is called the G. of J. (See Ps. civ. 2-6.) A. E. 405.
LORD and MASTER. He is called L. as to divine good, and M. as to divine truth. 2921.
LORD'S PRAYER. In the New Jerusalem Church, the L. alone will be worshipped as in heaven, and thus all will be fulfilled that is contained in the L. P., from beginning to end. U. T. 113. The L. P. is repeated every day in heaven. A. R. 839. U. T. 113. The quality of all spirits and angels, whatever, may be known by the influx of (he idea of their thoughts and affections into the contents of the L. P. 404 7. That whatever precedes, must reign or prevail in what follows, and consequently, in a series, appears evident from every word which the Lord spake; but more especially from his prayer, which is called the L. P.; all things therein follow in such a series, that they constitute, as it were, a column increasing from the highest to the lowest, in the interiors whereof are those things which precede in the series; that which is the first, there is the inmost; and that which succeeds in order adds itself successively to the inmost, and thus increases; whatever is the inmost, that reigns or prevails universally, in such things as are in the circumference, that is, in all and singular the parts thereof; for hence is what is essential to the existence of the whole. 8S64. See Daily Bread.
LOT means truth sensual. 1431, 1547, 1584. L., when he was with Abraham, rep. the Lord's sensual principle, consequently, his external man. 2324, 1428, 1434. L. den. the Lord's external man; in a former state he was denominated " a brother's son," being occupied by apparent goodnesses and truths, but he is called " the brother of Abraham," when occupied by genuine goodnesses and genuine truths. 1707. L. (Gen. xix.) rep. the rise of the new church. 2323. L. (Gen. xix.) rep. the external men of the church, who are those that are principled in the good of charity, but in external worship, and he not only rep. the external man of the church, or the external church, such as it is in the beginning, but also such as it is in its progress, and also in its end. 2324.
LOT'S WIFE s. truth wasted of all good. 2453-5.
LOTS, TO CAST, UPON THE PEOPLE s. to disperse the truths of the church, by falses. A. E. 863. See Coal.
LOUD, or GREAT VOICE, a (Rev. v. 2), s. divine truth from the Lord, in its power or virtue. A. R. 258.
LOUSE, LICE, s. evils in the sensual. 7449.
LOVE, or the WILL, is the essential life of man. D. L. W. 399. L., or the w., continually makes an effort to the human form, and to all things which are of the human form. D. L. W. 400. L., originating in the Lord as a sun, is the heat of life (or vital heat) in angels and men, consequently, it is their life, and the derivations of l. are called affections, and bv these arc produced perceptions, and consequently, thoughts; therefore, wisdom in its origin is l. A. R. 875. Every l. follows man after death, because it is the esse of his life; and the ruling l., which is the head of the rest, remains with him to eternity, and together with it the subordinate l. C. S. L. 45-48. Every l. is felt under some species of delight, and, therefore, unless man knew what evil was, he might feel evil as good, and thence by falses confirm it, from which man perishes. A. R. 531, 908. In every one's l., there is the light of his life. 3798. L. is like a fire in the w., and like a flame in the understanding. C. S. L. 300. U. T. 658. The essence of l. is to l. others out of, or without, itself, to desire to be one with them, and to make them happy from itself; and these properties of the divine l. were the cause of the creation of the universe, and are also the cause of its preservation. U. T. 37-57. Three kinds of l. constitute the heavenly things of the Lord's kingdom; viz., conjugial l., l. towards infants, and the l. of society, or mutual l. 2039. Celestial l. from the Lord, continually flows into man, and nothing else hinders and impedes its reception, than the lusts of self-l., and the l. of the world, and the falsities thence derived. 2041. There is celestial l., in which are the angels who are in the Lord's celestial kingdom, and there is spiritual l., in which are the angels who are in the Lord's spiritual kingdom. A. R. 120. Celestial and spiritual l., when they flow in, torment and excruciate those who are in self-l., and in the pride of self-derived intelligence. A. R. 691. Spiritual l. derives its essence from celestial l. A.R. 305. Spiritual l. is l. towards our neighbor, which is called charity. A. R. 128. Infernal l. cannot be transcribed or changed into celestial l. N. J. D. 239.
LOVE, to, the LORD s. to do his commandments, because he himself is his commandments, for they are from him, therefore, he is in them, and consequently, is in the man in whose life they are engraven; and they are engraven in man by willing and doing them. A. R. 556. L. towards God, and love towards our neighbor, were intended to be joined together, and are so joined with those who live in the exercise of charity or neighborly l., out of l. towards God. U. T. 456-458. There is no other medium given of loving the Lord, than charity. 4776. L. to the Lord is a likeness of him, and charity to our neighbor is an image of him. 3324.
LOVE OF DOMINION, the, originating in self-love, and the love of rule originating in the pride of self-derived intelligence, are the heads or sources of all infernal loves, and consequently, the heads or sources of all evils and of all falses, resulting from those evils in the church; when the l. of d. originating from self-love and the pride of self-derived intelligence constitute the head, then the love of uses, which is celestial love, constitute the feet, and the soles of the feet; and so on the contrary. A. R. 502.
LOVE and WISDOM. L. or the will can be elevated, and receive the things which are of the heat from heaven, if it loves w., its consort in that degree. Otherwise, l., or the will, draws down w., or the understanding, from its elevation, to act as one with it. D. L. W. 414, 416. L. purified by w. in the understanding, becomes spiritual and celestial, but defiled in the understanding, becomes sensual and corporeal. D. L. W. 422-424.
LOVE, to, and SERVE, relate to l., and to walk and seek, relate to faith. (Jer. viii. 2.) 519.
LOVE YOUR ENEMIES s. charity; bless them that curse you, instruction ; and to pray for them that despitefully use, and persecute you, intercession. A. E. 644.
LOVERS (Jer. xxii. 22) s. truths of the church.
LOWER, or inferior region of the world of spirits. A. E. 899.
LOWER EARTH. In the world of spirits, the l. e. is the region under the feet, where well-disposed spirits are, before they are elevated into heaven. 4728.
LOWEST. In each kingdom of nature, l. is for the use of the middle, and the middle for the use of the supreme. U. L. W. 65.
LOWING of the KINE s. the difficult conversion of the concupiscences of evil in the natural man into good affections. D. P. 326.
LUBIM s. rituals merely scientific. 1195.
LUCID s. to be wise. A. E. 1081.
LUCIFER s. self-love, profaning holy things. 3387. D. P. 257. L., son of the morning (Isa. xiv.), s. the same as Babel. A. E. 1029. L. and Babylon s. those who profane the goods and truths of the Word. A. R. 24.
LUCRE, or GAIN, s. every thing false derived from evil, which perverts the judgment. 8711.
LUD (Gen. x. 22) s. the knowledge of truth. 1223.
LUDIM, ANAMIM, LEHABIM, and NAPTHTUKIM (Gen. x. 13), s. so many several kinds of rituals of external worship, which are merely scientific. 1194.
LUKEWARM. The subject where truths and at the same time falses which are opp. subsist, is called l.; and the subject in which falses and truths are commixed is called profane. 5217. To be l. (Rev. iii, 16), is pred. of those, who are guilty of profanation, and after death are neither in heaven nor hell, but in a place separate, deprived of human life, where there are nothing but mere fantasies. A. R. 204. D. P. 226, 231. See To Spew out of the Mouth.
LUMEN, delusive. Spirits who attribute all things to fortune, and to their own prudence, and nothing to the divine, as they have done in the world, have the skill to imitate divine things by various methods; for they present to view palaces almost like those in the heavens, also groves and rural objects nearly resembling those presented by the Lord among good spirits; they adorn themselves with shining garments, yea, the syrens also induce a beauty almost angelical; but all these things are the effect of art by fantasies; nevertheless, however like they appear in the external form, still in the internal they are filthy; which also is instantly made manifest to good spirits by the Lord, for unless it were manifested, they would be seduced; for what is external is taken away, and when this is the case, the diabolical [principle] within comes forth; it is taken away by light let in upon it from heaven, by virtue whereof the delusive l., which is of fantasies, by which they produce such effects, is dispersed. 10.286.
LUMINARIES. The two l. den. love and faith in the internal man. 30-37.
LUMINOUS. Those in ill. from the Lord have something I. and glowing round the head. D. P. 169.
LUNGS, the, cor. to faith in the understanding. 3886. The l. cor. to the spiritual kingdom, which consists of those who are in love to the neighbor. 3635. See Heart, Respiration.
LUST and CONCUPISCENCE, all, is of self-love, and the love of the world. 1668. L. close up and blind the understanding. D. P. 144. The l. of evil impede genuine truths. 3175. The l. of the mind are the origins of diseases. 5712. Infernal spirits dwell in, and excite the l. of others. 5032.
LUTHER accurses faith alone, and acknowledges that he was warned by an angel of the Lord not to do it. D. P. 258. His lot in the spiritual world. C. L. J. 54, 5.
LUXURIES are among the causes of disease. 5712, 5145.
LUZ (Gen. xxviii.) s. a state wherein truth is together with good, in the ultimate principle of order. 3730.
LYBIA s. the same as Phut, which see.
LYDIANS (Jer. xlvi. 8} s. scientific rituals. 1196.
LYE, in the Word, s. the false of doctrine. A. R. 924.
LYMPH. Those who belong to that province, and who are of the viler sort, run about hither and thither, apply themselves to those whom they see, attend to every particular, and tell to others what they hear; prone to suspicion, impatient, restless, in imitation of that l. which is therein and is conveyed to and fro, their reasonings are the fluids there which rep.; but these are of the middle sort; whereas they who have reference to the excrementitious l. therein, are such as draw down spiritual truths to things terrestrial, and there defile them. These appear in front at some distance to the right. 4050.
LYMPHATICS. The gyres of those who belong to this province are like a lightly flowing stream. Ill. 5181.