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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).
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|