281. For thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God in Thy blood, signifies deliverance from hell, and salvation by conjunction with Him. It is not necessary to explain by the spiritual sense what is specifically signified by all the particulars here mentioned, as what by "being slain," by "redeeming us to God," and what by "His blood," for they are arcana which do not appear in the sense of the letter; suffice it to know that it is redemption which is thus described; and since it is redemption it is deliverance from hell, and salvation by conjunction with the Lord, which are signified. Here it shall only be confirmed from the Word that Jehovah Himself came into the world, was born a Man, and became the Redeemer and Savior of all, who by a life of charity and its faith are conjoined with His Divine Human, and that Jehovah is the Lord from eternity, consequently that the Divine Human of the Lord, with which there must be conjunction, is the Divine Human of Jehovah Himself.
 Here therefore some passages shall be adduced, which prove that Jehovah and the Lord are one; and since they are one and not two, that the Lord from eternity, who is Jehovah Himself, by the assumption of the Human, is the Redeemer and Savior: this is evident from the following passages:
Thou, O Jehovah, art our Father, our Redeemer; Thy name is from everlasting (Isa. 63:16).
Thus saith the king of Israel and his Redeemer, Jehovah of Hosts, I am the First and the Last, and besides Me there is no God (Isa. 44:6).
Thus saith Jehovah thy Redeemer, and thy Former; I am Jehovah that maketh all things, alone by Myself (Isa. 44:24).
Thus saith Jehovah thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, I am Jehovah thy God (Isa. 48:17).
Jehovah my Rock and my Redeemer (Ps. 19:14).
Their Redeemer is strong, Jehovah of Hosts is His name (Jer. 50:34).
Jehovah of Hosts is His name, and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel, the God of the whole earth shall He be called (Isa. 54:5).
And all flesh shall know that I Jehovah am thy Savior and thy Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob (Isa. 49:26; 60:16).
As for our Redeemer, Jehovah of Hosts is His name (Isa. 47:4).
With everlasting mercy will I have mercy on thee, saith Jehovah thy Redeemer (Isa. 54:8).
Thus saith Jehovah your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel (Isa. 43:14).
Thus saith Jehovah the Holy One of Israel, your Redeemer (Isa. 49:7).
Thou hast redeemed me, Jehovah of truth (Ps. 31:5).
Let Israel hope in Jehovah, for with Him there is plenteous redemption, and He shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities (Ps. 130:7, 8).
Arise, O Lord, for our help, and redeem us for Thy mercy's sake (Ps. 44:26).
Thus saith Jehovah God, I will redeem them from the hand of hell, I will redeem them from death (Hos. 13:4, 14).
O Jehovah, hear my voice, He shall redeem my soul (Ps. 55:17, 18).
Also in Ps. 49:15; 69:18; 71:23; 103:1, 4; 107:2; Jer. 15:20, 21.
 That the Lord as to His Human is the Redeemer, is not denied in the church, because it is according to Scripture, and the following passages:
Who is this that cometh from Edom, going in the multitude of His strength? the year of His redeemed is come. He redeemed them (Isa. 63:1, 4, 9).
Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh, behold, His reward is with Him, and they shall call them, The people of holiness, the redeemed of Jehovah (Isa. 62:11-12).
Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for He hath visited and hath made redemption for His people (Luke 1:68; besides other places).
Many other passages, proving that the Lord from eternity, who is Jehovah Himself, came into the world, and took upon Him the Human, to redeem men, may be seen in The Doctrine of the New Jerusalem concerning the Lord (n. 37-46). Jehovah is also called the Savior in many places, which cannot be adduced by reason of their abundance.