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668. Because Thy judgments are made manifest, signifies that the truths of the Word, when opened, testify it. By "judgments" are signified Divine truths, according to which man should live, from which his quality is known, and according to which he will be judged; and because those Divine truths are in the Word, and the Word is now opened, and this testifies that the Lord alone is the God of heaven and earth, therefore by "because Thy judgments are made manifest" is signified because the truths of the Word testify it. That the Word is now opened, and that it testifies that the Lord alone is the God of heaven and earth, and that one ought to live according to His commandments, and that the faith of the present day should be removed, may appear from the four doctrines just published, Doctrine of the Lord, Doctrine of the Sacred Scripture, Doctrine of Life, and Doctrine of Faith; these are meant by "because Thy judgments are made manifest."
[2] Since the Lord is the Divine good and the Divine truth, and since by "judgment" is signified the Divine truth, and by "justice" the Divine good, therefore, in many passages where the Lord is spoken of, "justice and judgment" are mentioned, as in the following:
Zion shall be redeemed in justice, and her restored one in judgment (Isa. 1:27).
He shall sit upon the throne of David and upon His kingdom to establish it in judgment and justice (Isa. 9:7).
Jehovah shall be exalted, for He dwelleth on high, and hath filled the earth* with judgment and justice (Isa. 33:5).
Let him that glorieth glory in this, that Jehovah doeth judgment and justice in the earth (Jer. 9:24).
I will raise up unto David a just branch, who shall reign King and do judgment and justice in the earth (Jer. 23:5; 33:15).
I will betroth me to Thee** in justice and in judgment (Hos. 2:19).
Judgment shall flow as water, and justice as a mighty torrent (Amos 5:24).
O Jehovah, Thy justice is like the mountains of God, Thy judgments a great abyss (Ps. 36:6).
Jehovah shall bring forth Thy justice as the light, and Thy judgment as the noonday (Ps. 37:6).
Jehovah will judge thy people in justice, and thy poor in judgment (Ps. 72:2).
Justice and judgment are the support of His*** throne (Ps. 89:14).
When I shall have learned the judgments of Thy justice; seven times in a day do I praise Thee, because of the judgments of Thy justice (Ps. 119:7, 164).
And in other places, that men ought to do justice and judgment, as Isa. 1:21; 5:16; 56:1; 58:2; Jer. 4:2; 22:3, 13, 15; Ezek. 18:5; 33:14, 16, 19; Amos 6:12; Micah 7:9; Deut. 33:21; John 16:8, 10. There "justice" is said of the good of truth, and "judgment" of the truth of good.
[3] Since judgment is said of truth, and justice of good, therefore we read in some places of "truth and justice" (Isa. 11:5; Ps. 85:11); and in David:
The judgments of Jehovah are truth, they are just altogether; more to be desired than gold, and sweeter than honey (Ps. 19:9-10).
That the Lord's government in the celestial kingdom is called justice, and in the spiritual kingdom judgment, may be seen in the work on Heaven and Hell published at London (n. 214-216).
* The Hebrew has "Zion."
** The Hebrew has "thee to Me."
*** The Hebrew has "Thy."


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