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Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary


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We meet with this word in reference to the Lord and to his people. The Lord Jesus, speaking of JEHOVAH'S eternal purpose and covenant respecting himself, saith: "The Lord hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me; and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me." (Isaiah 49:1-2) No doubt, from the womb of eternity, in the council of peace, and before all worlds, was Jesus in his mediatorial character set up, as well as his name declared to be Jesus by the angel before he was conceived in the womb of the Virgin Mary. The quiver, or, God is a fine expression, both to express the power and secrecy in which the person and purposes of God in Christ were concealed. So that the whole plan and determined end of redemption, were in JEHOVAH'S quiver concerning Christ not only; before his incarnation, or even as the promised seed; "but while as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world." (Proverbs 8:26) What a blessed consideration to the souls of the redeemed!

The Holy Ghost is pleased to make use of the term quiver in reference to the Lord's people. The arrows of a mighty man are said to be striking figures of children and a blessedness is declared to be the portion of that man that hath his quiver full of them. (Psalms 127:4-5) Children of grace are indeed blessed portions in a gracious man's quiver. Such in the great day of the Lord will be subjects of real joy; and the Lord, who hath given them, will give holy boldness with them, that there will be no shame when standing before their enemies in the gate.

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Hawker, Robert D.D. Entry for 'Quiver'. Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance and Dictionary. London. 1828.

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