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Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary

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This is sometimes figuratively used. The Lord Jesus calls himself a worm and no man, (Psalms 22:6) to intimate the unparalleled humility of his person. Hence, JEHOVAH speaking to Christ,under the character of Jacob, saith, Fear not, thou worm Jacob! (Isaiah 41:14) Sometimes the word is also used by way of figure, to represent the torments of the damned. "Their worm, (said Jesus,) dieth not, and the fire is not quenched," Mark 9:44-48. Some of the old writers have contended, however, that this worm, here spoken of by Christ, is not in figure, but in reality. Of this opinion was Austin.

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Hawker, Robert D.D. Entry for 'Worm'. Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance and Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​pmd/​w/worm.html. London. 1828.
 
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