5550. And ye will make my gray hairs go down. That this signifies that this will be the last of the church, is evident from the signification of "gray hairs," when the subject treated of is the church, as being the last of it. The last of it is signified by "gray hairs" also in Isaiah:
Attend unto Me O house of Jacob, and all the remains of the house of Israel, who have been borne from the womb, who have been carried from the matrix; and even to old age I am the same; and even to gray hairs will I carry you (Isa. 46:3-4);
the "house of Jacob" denotes the external church; the "house of Israel," the internal church; "from the womb and the matrix" denotes from the beginning of it; "to old age and gray hairs" denotes to the last of it. And in David:
They that are planted in the house of Jehovah shall sprout in the courts of our God. They shall still have increase in gray hairs (Ps. 92:13-14);
"in gray hairs" denotes in the last stage.