Ezekiel 31:8

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8 The cedars in the garden of God could not hide him; the cypresses were not like his boughs, and the plane-trees were not as his branches: no tree in the garden of God was like unto him in his beauty.

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From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 154

Other references to this verse:

Arcana Coelestia 108, 1186, 2588, 4014

Apocalypse Revealed 90, 503

Divine Love and Wisdom 325

True Christian Religion 467, 635

References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 110, 388, 654

Coronis (An Appendix to True Christian Religion) 27, 41

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