Arcana Coelestia (Elliott) n. 9881

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9881. 'From pure gold' means through celestial good. This is clear from the meaning of 'gold' as the good of love, dealt with in 113, 1551, 1552, 5658, 6914, 6917, 8932, 9490, 9510; and since the words 'pure gold' are used celestial good is what is meant. For there is celestial good and there is spiritual good, both of which may be internal or external, celestial good being the good of love to the Lord, and spiritual good the good of love towards the neighbour. In the Word all those kinds of good are called 'gold'. But they are distinguished from one another by being called gold 'from Uphaz', 'from Ophir', 'from Sheba' and 'Havillah', and also 'from Tarshish' - gold from Uphaz in Jer 10:9; Dan 10:5, by which celestial good is meant; gold from Ophir in Isa 13:12; Ps 45:9; Job 22:24; 28:16, by which spiritual good is meant; gold from Sheba in Isa 60:6; Ezek 27:22; Ps 72:15, by which good on the level of religious knowledge is meant, as it is by gold from Havillah in Gen 2:11, 12; and also silver and gold from Tarshish, in Isa 60:9, by which truth and good on the level of factual knowledge are meant.

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