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Celebration of the father by the lord, because he succoured him in grievous temptations, verses 1 to 11; that so the divine being will be worshiped in the lord, verses 12 to 19,
Verse 13. I will take the cup of salvations, etc. To take the cup of salvations denotes the appropriation of the goods of faith. It is said cup, not wine, because wine is predicated of the spiritual church, but blood of the celestial church, although each signifies the holy truth proceeding from the lord, but in the spiritual church, the holy principle of faith, grounded in charity towards the neighbour, whereas in the celestial church, it is the holy principle of charity grounded in love to the lord; the spiritual church is distinguished from the celestial in this, that the former is principled in charity towards the neighbour, but the latter in love to the lord, and the Holy Supper was instituted that it might represent and signify the lord's love towards the universal human race, and the reciprocal love of man towards him. AC 5120.
Verse 15. Precious in the sight of jehovah, is the death of his saints. That the death of the saints does not signify damnation, but the separation and removal of unclean spirits, thus regeneration and resurrection. The case is similar with man, who as to the body must die that he may rise again, and as to his selfhood, which in itself is infernal, for unless the former and the latter die, man has not the form of heaven. AE 899.PSALMS 116 Other translations - previous - next - meaning - Psalms - BM Home - Full Page