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As by a witness is signified the confirmation of good by truth and of truth by good, therefore in the supreme sense by a witness is signified the Lord, because He is the Divine truth that confirms; as in Isaiah:--

I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the true mercies of David; behold I have given Him for a Witness to the peoples, a prince and commander to the peoples (Isa 55:4).

In John:--

And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful Witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth (Rev. 1:5).

In the same:--

These things saith the faithful and true Witness, the beginning of the creation of God (Rev. 3:14).

from AC 4197

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Author:  E. Swedenborg (1688-1772). Design:  I.J. Thompson, Feb 2002. www.BibleMeanings.info