5812. The boy cannot leave his father. That this signifies that this truth cannot be separated from spiritual good, is evident from the signification of "leaving," as being to be separated; from the representation of Israel as being spiritual good from the natural (as shown above, n. 4286, 4598, 5807); and from the representation of Benjamin as being new truth (see n. 5804, 5806). This truth is called a "boy," because it is born last; for this truth is not born until the man is regenerate. He then receives newness of life through this new truth conjoined with good. Therefore also this truth is signified by "a child of his old age, the youngest" (n. 5804).