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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|