Meta. "Jewels of silver, and jewels of gold" (Exod. 12:35) represent wisdom and love in an external sense, which are to be asked or demanded by the Children of Israel (the word "borrowed," in the Authorized Version, is an error). This means that we are to affirm that all wisdom and all love, even in their most external manifestations, are spiritual. This puts Spirit in control both within and without, and does away with the external ruling power that is the "first-born in the land of Egypt." The "first-born" of every state of consciousness is the personal 1. When the flood of light from the Universal is let in through our declaration of the one wisdom and one love, this I of every mortal state of consciousness is slain and there is a "great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead."