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 Invited to the Supper

In the Lord's parable of those who were invited to the great supper:--

That one excused himself because he had bought five yoke of oxen, and must go to prove them (Luke 14:19).

Oxen signify in the Word natural affections, and five yoke of oxen signify all those affections or desires that lead away from heaven; heaven and the church in regard to spiritual nourishment or instruction are signified by the great supper to which they were invited.

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Author:  E. Swedenborg (1688-1772). Design:  I.J. Thompson, Feb 2002. www.BibleMeanings.info