Spiritual Meaning of GENESIS 17:22
AC 2096. Verse 22. And He left off speaking with him; and God went up from over Abraham. "He left off speaking with him," signifies the end of this perception; "and God went up from over Abraham," signifies the Lord‘s entrance into the former state.
AC 2097. He left off speaking with him. That this signifies the end of this perception, is evident from the signification of " speaking" and "saying," as being in the internal sense to perceive; and therefore to "leave off speaking" is to be no longer in such perception.
AC 2098. And God went up from over Abraham. That this signifies the Lord’s entrance into the former state, follows from what has been said, and therefore without explication. That during His life in the world the Lord had two states, one of humiliation, and the other of glorification, has been shown before (n. 1603, 2033); and as He had two states, it is evident that He had two states of perception. He was in a state of glorification, that is, of union of the Human with the Divine, when He perceived the things that are contained in the internal sense of this chapter up to this point; but that He was no longer in such perception is expressed by the words, "He left off speaking with him, and God went up from over Abraham." GENESIS 17:22 previous - next - text - summary - Genesis - Full Page
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