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Celebration of the lord because he is omnipotent, verses 1 to 5; because he came into the world, verse 6; because he will save those who shall be of his church, verses 7 to 9.
Verses 7, 8, 9. He raises the poor out of the dust etc, In the above verses, by barren is meant the nations who are, called to the church, and to whom the church is transferred when the old church ceases, that is, when they who were before of the church are no longer in faith, because in no charity; this latter is meant by her who had many children, who had failed, and by her that was married; but the former, namely the new church of the nations, is meant by the barren and the desolate who should have many sons, and by the barren of the house being a joyful mother of sons; to bear seven denotes to be regenerated to the full, for seven does not signify seven, but to the full. AC 9325.
That they who are in false principles from ignorance, and hence are not in principles of good, are to be instructed by the lord in truths, is signified by jehovah raises up the poor out of the dust, and exalts the needy from the dunghill; the poor and needy are those who are in false principles from ignorance, and thence not in principles of good. The primary truths of the church, in which they are to be instructed, are signified by princes, the princes of the people with whom they are to be placed; that life, from the marriage of truth and of good, would be with those who had not before enjoyed it, is signified by making the barren woman to dwell in a house, a joyful mother of children; to dwell signifies to live, the barren, where there is no marriage of truth and of good; a joyful mother of children is the church, where are truths from good; a joyful mother of children denotes where truths from good are nascent. AE 721.PSALMS 113 Other translations - previous - next - meaning - Psalms - BM Home - Full Page