6294. And said, I know, my son, I know. That this signifies that so it is, but that it appears otherwise, is evident from the signification of "knowing," as here being to know that it is so, but that it appears otherwise. That spiritual good which is "Israel" now perceived this, was from the influx of the internal celestial, which is "Joseph" (which influx has been treated of above, n. 6289, 6291). When spiritual good is in enlightenment from such an influx, it perceives that it is so, that is, that good is in the prior place, and truth in the posterior, and also that it appears otherwise; but at this time it makes the priority consist in the fact that truth should reign over good (as said below), and for this reason he retains the right hand on the head of the younger son, and the left on the head of the firstborn.