6560. And they commanded Joseph, saying. That this signifies influx from the internal and the consequent perception, is evident from the signification of "to command," as being influx (see n. 5486, 5732); from the representation of Joseph, as being the internal (n. 6177, 6224) and from the signification of "saying," as being perception (of which frequently above). Hence by "they commanded Joseph, saying" is signified influx from the internal, and the consequent perception. The reason why their command to Joseph denotes influx from the internal into the external, and not from the external into the internal, is that all influx comes from within, and never from without (see n. 6322).