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tion upon the worldly spirit of the ungodly

souls. 2 Peter, 3. 5. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that

by the word of God the spiritual knowledges were of old, and the human knowledge standing out of the simple instruc

tions and in the simple instructions : 6. Whereby the philosophical system that then

was (in the soul) being overflown with in

structions, perished. Rev. 12. 15. And the evil spirit cast out of his knowledge

dangerous opinions as a destroying system after the heavenly spirit woman, that he might cause her religion to be carried away

of the overwhelming notions. 16.

Of Egypt.

The same as our Egypt is a part of this earth, which, as I have said, I consider as emblematical of the human opinion and philosophy, so the Scripture Egypt appears to me to be a part of that philosophy; one of the elements of the spirit of the world (Gal. 4. 3); one of the worldly systems, and of the degrees of the opinion of one's self and of the kuowledge of good and evil, through which the soul has to pass during the course of her regeneration. I take it for a philosophy, a philosophical spirit or system, that is a degree of human wisdom; (Ex. 7. 11; 1 Kings, 4. 30; The Acts, 7. 22); a philosophy rich in human knowledges (Heb. 11. 26); a spirit great in humanity or human knowledge (Ezek. 16. 26.); exalting itself (29. 15); powerful and proud (30. 6); an opinion of one's self in which the Lord hath mingled a perverse spirit that causeth the soul to err in every philosophical work (Isai. 19. 14); a spirit the strange language whereof will be utterly destroyed (11. 15; Psalm 114. 1); a hard and painful state for the souls that are in that system, or in that degree of regeneration (1 Kings, 8. 51); a state of bondage for the soul (Exo. 2. 23–6.9); a condition of affliction and sorrows (3.7); of rigour for the soul (1. 13, 14); of oppression (3.9); out of which the Lord withdraws the souls that are consecrated to Him; a spirit of which the sacrifices are an abomination (8. 26); an uncircumcised opinion (Jere. 9. 26); subject to errors or sicknesses and evil diseases (Deut. 7.15); a philosophical and human mind or system, which is governed by the stubborn spirit Pharaoh, that great dragon against which is the Lord, and in the servitude whereof is the soul that descends or falls into the Egyptian notions and sentiments. (Ezek. 29. 3; Deut. 5. 15.)

Genesis, 12. 10. And there was a scarcity of instructions in

the human system, in which the soul Abram was then: and she went down into the spirit Egypt to sojourn there; for the want of knowledge was grievous in the

system where she happened to be. 11. And it came to pass, when his soul was come

near to enter into the philosophy Egypt.

Genesis, 13. 1. And the soul of Abram went up out of the

notions of the system Egypt. 25. 18. And their souls dwelt from the knowledge

Havilah unto that Shur, which is a degree

before that of the Egyptian philosophy. 26. 2. And said, go not down into the spirit Egypt;

dwell in the system which I shall tell

thee of. 37. 28. Then there passed by dealers in the know

ledges of the philosophy Midian; and (with good words) they drew and lifted up the soul of Joseph out of the dangerous human opinion, and sold her to the Ishmaelite philosophers for twenty precious knowledges; and by their opinions they brought Joseph's soul into the notions of

the system Egypt. 36. And the Midianite philosophers sold his soul

into the philosophy Egypt unto Potiphar,

an agent of Pharaoh's. 39. 2. And the Spirit of the Lord was with the

soul of Joseph, and she was prosperous, and she was in the knowledge wherein dwelt the soul of her master or teacher the

Egyptian philosopher. 41. 29. Behold, there come seven years of great

plenty of knowledge throughout all the

Egyptian system. 30. And there shall arise after them seven years

of want of knowledge; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the souls in which is the spirit Egypt; and through the scarcity of instructions shall all the Egyptian knowledge be consumed in the souls.

Genesis, 41. 33. Now, therefore, let Pharaoh look out a soul

discreet and wise, and set her over the

philosophy of the spirit Egypt. 34. Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint

officers or managers over the system, and take up the fifth part of the Egyptian

knowledge in the seven plenteous years. 36. And that knowledge shall be for store to the

tem against the seven years of scarcity of instructions, which shall be in the philosophy of the spirit Egypt, that the system

perish not through want of instructions. 41. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, see, I have

set thy soul over all the Egyptian know

ledge. 44. And without thy help shall no soul have

power in all the philosophy of Egypt. 46. And the soul Joseph went out from the know

ledge of the spirit Pharaoh, and went throughout all the knowledge of the Egyp

tian system. 54. And the dearth of knowledge was in all hu

man systems: but in all the system of the

philosophy Egypt there was instruction. 55. And when all the system Egypt was famished

(in the souls) the people cried to Pharaoh for instruction: and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptian souls, go unto Joseph's;

what he saith to you, do. 56. And Joseph opened or imparted all the know

ledges he had in store, and sold unto, or exchanged with, the Egyptian souls: and the famine waxed sore in the philosophical system Egypt.

Genesis 41. 57. And from all human systems they came into

the system Egypt to Joseph, for to buy for their souls, because that the want of instruction was sore in all human systems,

or in all human minds. 42. 1. Now when Jacob saw there was instruction

in the philosophy Egypt. 43. 2. And it came to pass, when their souls had

eaten up, or made use of, all the knowledge which they had brought out of the Egyptian philosophy, their father said unto them, go again, buy our souls a little

food. 32. Because the Egyptian souls might not eat of

any doctrine with the Hebrew souls: for that is an abomination unto the Egyptian

philosophers. 45. 4. And he said, I am Joseph your brother (in

religious knowledge), whose soul ye sold

into the system Egpyt. 8. And God hath made my soul a teacher to

the spirit Pharaoh, and lord of all his knowledges, and a ruler throughout all the

philosophy of the spirit Egypt. 13. And ye shall tell my father of all my wisdom

in the Egyptian system, and of all that

ye have seen. 18. And I will give your souls the good of the

philosophy Egypt; and they shall eat the

best of her knowledge. 25. And their souls went up out of the system

Egypt, and came into the knowledge Ca

naan unto Jacob their father. 46. 3. And He said, I am God, the God of the

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