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Psalm: 67:20
Iconography: God leans out of heaven to strike an embracing couple with a sword. The sword touches the man's hair. Beside them, another embracing couple look aghast. The two women wear red dresses, the colour of lust. The tree represents the Garden of Eden, a reminder of the first sin. In this example the sin is lust. God shall break the heads of his enemies: the hairy crown of them that walk in their sins.
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