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614. Verse 2. And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, signifies the Lord speaking through the New Heaven from Divine truths. By "a voice from heaven" is signified a voice or speech from the Lord through heaven; for when a voice is heard from heaven, it is from the Lord; here, through the New Heaven of Christians, which is meant by "Mount Zion," upon which "the Lamb was seen standing, and with him a hundred forty-four thousand" (n. 612, 613); by "many waters" are signified Divine truths (n. 50). The like is said of the Lord speaking through heaven from Divine truths, in the following passages:
The voice of the Son of man was heard as the voice of many waters (Rev. 1:15).
And a voice from the throne, as the voice of many waters (Rev. 19:6).
And the voice of the God of Israel as the voice of many waters (Ezek. 43:2).
The voice of Jehovah is upon the waters, Jehovah is upon many waters (Ps. 29:3).
The sound of the wings of the cherubim was like the sound of great waters (Ezek. 1:24).
By "the cherubim" is signified the Word (n. 239), thus Divine truth, from which the Lord speaks.


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