Spiritual Meaning of
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That pegs, stakes, or nails, denote things which conjoin and strengthen, is because they do conjoin and strengthen. Similar things are also signified by them in the Word throughout; as in Isaiah:--
Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations; forbid not; lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes (Isa. 54:2);
a new church from the Lord is here treated of; enlarging the place of the tent, and stretching forth the curtains of the habitations, denotes the doctrine of good and truth, and the consequent worship (AC 9596); long cords, and stakes, denote an ample connection and confirmation of truths. That the court also had its cords may be seen in (Exodus 35:18; Numbers 3:37; 4:32).
Look upon Zion; thine eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be dispersed; the stakes thereof shall never be removed, neither shall any of the cords thereof be pulled away (Isa. 33:20);
where stakes, and cords, in like manner denote things which strengthen and conjoin. Nails also denote strengthening and conjunction in (Isaiah 41:7, Jeremiah 10:4); but are there used in regard to idols, by which are signified doctrines of falsity, because from own intelligence (AC 8941, 9494). By the nail however on which anything is hung, is signified affixing and adjoining, in (Isaiah 22:23, 24; Ezekiel 15:3).
from AC 9777
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