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Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types
Leviticus 26:13 (a) These are hindrances and restraints placed upon the people of Israel by their Egyptian taskmasters. (See also Psalm 107:14; Jeremiah 2:20).
Job 38:31 (a) There seems to be some strange, unknown influence issuing from these stars which we do not understand or comprehend.
Job 39:5 (b) Here we understand that there is no hindrance of any kind to the wickedness of the wicked as represented by the actions of this animal. This figure would indicate that there is no way of hindering the sinful actions of men except, of course, by the power and grace of GOD.
Psalm 2:3 (a) This is typical of the restraining laws and commandments of GOD wherein He curbs and retards the evil passions and cruel powers of wicked men. These heathen say that they will throw off all such restraint.
Psalm 73:4 (c) We learn from this that many wicked men die in peace with no fear of GOD, and no fear of punishment.
Ecclesiastes 7:26 (b) This is a figure of the tremendous, attractive power of the evil woman who holds in the chains of sin those who yield to her evil attractions.
Isaiah 28:22 (a) This solemn warning is to inform us that the evil habits of life will be made permanent if the evildoer persists in his path instead of coming to the Lord for salvation.
Isaiah 52:2 (b) These bands represent the things that hinder the child of GOD from being a free, happy servant of the Lord. (See also Isaiah 58:6).
Ezekiel 34:27 (a) This is a type of the restraints and hindrances now imposed upon Israel throughout the world by their Gentile rulers.
Hosea 11:4 (a) These are love bands that hold us to our Lord with strong cords which nothing can break.
Zechariah 11:14 (a) This possibly and probably refers to the influence of relatives either good or bad. Frequently relatives are like chains around the neck to keep one from running the race for the Lord, or walking with GOD.
Colossians 2:19 (b) This interesting use of the word teaches us that some of GOD's people have a ministry of restraint and hindrance which prevents enthusiastic leaders in the church from going too far, or getting out of joint. Every joint must move freely, but it must have ligaments and hands so that it will not move too far. This particular ministry is given to some of GOD's people.
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Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Bands'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​wdt/​b/bands.html. 1957.