Arcana Coelestia #4354

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4354. 'And they wept' means the outward expression. This is clear from the meaning of 'weeping' as the outward expression of grief or else the outward expression of joy, dealt with in 3081, in this case of joy resulting from the joining together of good and truths effected through love.

(References: Arcana Coelestia 3801, Genesis 33:4)

  
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