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635. Verse 10. He also shall drink of the wine of the anger of God mixed with unmixed wine in the cup of His wrath, signifies that they falsify the goods and truths of the Word, and imbue the life with such falsifications. This is the signification of these words, because by "the wine of the anger of God mixed with unmixed wine" is signified the truth of the Word falsified. And by "the cup of His wrath," is signified truth by which is good, in like manner falsified. And by "drinking" is signified to appropriate them, or to imbue the life with them. That by "wine" is signified the truth of the Word, may be seen (n. 316); by "the wine of the anger of God," the truth of the Word adulterated and falsified (n. 632); by "mixed with unmixed wine" is evidently signified its being falsified; by "a cup" also, the like is signified as by "wine," because a cup is that which contains it. The reason why "to drink" signifies to imbue the life with them, is because this is said to those who live according to the doctrine of justification by faith alone; see above (n. 634). By "mixing wine" and by "mixture" is signified the falsification of truth, in David:
In the hand of Jehovah there is a cup, and the wine is mixed, it is full of mixture, and He poureth it out, and all the wicked of the earth drink (Ps. 75:8).
[2] In many parts of the Word "anger" and "wrath" are mentioned together, and in such cases "anger" is predicated of evil, and "wrath" of falsity, because they who are in evil are angry, and they who are in falsity are in wrath; and both in the Word, are attributed to Jehovah, that is, to the Lord, but it is meant that they take place in man against the Lord; see above (n. 525). That, in the Word, "anger" and "wrath," are mentioned together, appears from these passages:
Jehovah cometh in wrath and anger; the earth shall remove out of her place, in the day of the wrath of His anger (Isa. 13:5, 9, 13).
Assyria, the rod of My anger, I will command him against the people of My wrath (Isa. 10:5-6).
I will fight against you in anger and in wrath (Jer. 21:5).
The anger of Jehovah is against all nations, and His wrath against all their armies (Isa. 34:2).
Jehovah will recompense His wrath with anger (Isa. 66:15).
I will tread down the people in My anger, and make them drunk in My wrath (Isa. 63:6).
My anger and My wrath shall be poured out upon this place (Jer. 7:20; besides other passages, as in Jer. 33:5; Ezek. 5:13; Deut. 29:27; and wrath of anger: Isa. 13:13; Ps. 78:49, 50; Deut. 6:14-15).
And in Isaiah:
Only in Jehovah is there justice and strength, and all that are incensed against Him shall be ashamed (Isa. 45:24).


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