384. And shall lead them unto living fountains of waters, signifies, and lead them by the truths of the Word to conjunction with Himself. Since by "a living fountain of waters" is signified the Lord, and also the Word, and by "waters" are signified truths (n. 50), and since by the Divine truths of the Word, when they are made of the life, which is done when one lives according to them, conjunction is effected with the Lord, therefore by "leading them to living fountains of waters," is signified to lead by the truths of the Word to conjunction with the Lord. That by "a fountain" and "fountains" is signified the Lord, and also the Word, is evident from these passages:
All my fountains are in Thee, O Jehovah (Ps. 87:7).
They have deserted Jehovah, the fountain of living waters (Jer. 17:13).
The people deserted Me the fountain of living waters (Jer. 2:13).
Thou makest them drink of the river of pleasures, for with Thee is the fountain of life (Ps. 36:8-9).
In that day shall a fountain be opened to the inhabitants of Jerusalem (Zech. 13:1).
Israel dwelt securely solitary at the fountain of Jacob (Deut. 33:28).
When the Lord sat at the fountain of Jacob, He said to the woman, The water that I shall give shall become a fountain of water springing up into eternal life (John 4:5-20).
Joseph is the son of a fruitful one near a fountain (Gen. 49:22).
Bless the Lord from the fountain of Israel (Ps. 68:26).
Then with joy shall ye draw waters from the fountains of salvation (Isa. 12:3).
Unto him that thirsteth I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely (Rev. 21:6).
I will lead them to the fountains of waters in a straight way (Jer. 31:9).
Similar to these and the above in Revelation, are said also in Isaiah:
They shall not hunger nor thirst, neither shall the heat smite them, for He that hath mercy on them shall lead them even to the fountains of waters (Isa. 49:10).