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bosom

In the East objects are carried in the bosom which Europeans carry in the pocket. To have in one’s bosom indicates kindness, secrecy, or intimacy (Genesis 16:5; 2 Sam. 12:8). Christ is said to have been in “the bosom of the Father,” i.e., he had the most perfect knowledge of the Father, had the closest intimacy with him (John 1:18).

John (13:23) was “leaning on Jesus' bosom” at the last supper.

Our Lord carries his lambs in his bosom, i.e., has a tender, watchful care over them (Isa. 40:11).