627. And unto every nation, and tribe, and tongue, and people, signifies to all who from religion are in goods and from doctrine in truths. By "nation" are signified they who are in goods, and abstractly goods (n. 483); by "tribe" is signified the church as to religion (n. 349); by "tongue" is signified doctrine (n. 282); and by "people" are signified they who are in truths, and abstractly truths (n. 483). Therefore by "proclaiming unto every nation, and tribe, and tongue, and people" is signified to announce it to all who are in goods from religion, and in truths from doctrine; for these and no others receive the gospel. Such is the signification of these words in the spiritual sense.