Arcana Coelestia (Elliott) n. 1261

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1261. As 'nations' meant goods so also did families, for each nation was composed of families. 'Houses' likewise had the same meaning, for each family was made up of a number of houses. Concerning a house, see 710. 'Families' however means goods when used in reference to nations, but truths when used in reference to peoples, as in David,

All the families of the nations will bow down before You, for the kingdom is Jehovah's, and He rules among the nations. Ps 22:27, 28.

And in the same author,

Give to Jehovah, O families of the peoples, give to Jehovah glory and strength! Ps 96:7.

In the present verse and in the previous verse of this chapter 'families' has reference to goods because they were families of nations.

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