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Hesekiel 1:11

German: Elberfelder (1871)         

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11 Und ihre Angesichter und ihre Flügel waren oben getrennt; jedes hatte zwei Flügel miteinander verbunden (Eig. sich verbindend; d. h. der rechte Flügel des einen Cherubs rührte an den linken Flügel des anderen (vergl. Kap. 3,13 und 1,23), indem die Cherubim paarweise einander gegenüber standen und ein Ganzes bildeten (Vergl. v 22; Kap. 9,3;10,2. 4.15.),) und zwei, welche ihre Leiber bedeckten.

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der Propheten und der Psalmen Davids 124

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Arcana Coelestia 9509

Apocalypse Revealed 239

Die Lehre des neuen Jerusalem von der Heiligen Schrift 97

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Apocalypse Revealed #614

Apocalypse Revealed (Rogers translation)      

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614. 14:2 And I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters. This symbolizes the Lord speaking through the new heaven with Divine truths.

A voice from heaven symbolizes an utterance or declaration coming from the Lord through heaven, for when a voice is heard from heaven, it comes from the Lord. Here it comes through the new heaven formed of Christians, meant by Mount Zion on which the Lamb was seen standing, and with him the one hundred and forty-four thousand (nos. 612[1-4], 613). Many waters symbolize Divine truths (no. 50).

The Lord is similarly depicted as speaking through heaven with Divine truths in the following places:

The Son of Man's voice was heard "as the sound of many waters" in Revelation 1:15. And the voice from the throne "as the sound of many waters" in Revelation 19:6. The voice of the God of Israel "like the sound of many waters" in Ezekiel 43:2.

The voice of Jehovah is over the waters..., Jehovah over many waters. (Psalms 29:3)

...the sound of (the cherubim's) wings, like the sound of many waters... (Ezekiel 1:24)

Cherubim symbolize the Word (no. 239), thus the Divine truth with which the Lord speaks.

(References: Apocalypse Revealed 612-613)

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Apocalypse Revealed 612, 616, 661, 700, 719, 811

True Christian Religion 572

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