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Numbers 16:30 (a) By this figure is described the opening up of the crust of the earth which permitted Korah, Dothan and Abiram and their properties and families to go down into the heart of the earth or hell. (See also Numbers 26:10; Psalm 69:15 Deuteronomy 11:6).

2 Samuel 22:9 (a) This is a poetic expression used by David in the rejoicing of his heart. He is describing the greatness of GOD, the power of his Lord, and the judgments decreed by the great Judge when He pours out His wrath upon His enemies. (See Psalm 18:8).

2 Kings 4:34 (c) We should learn by this figure that we are to talk to others in the language and in a manner which they can understand. This older prophet talked to the young man (in figure) n a way that a boy could understand the meaning. We should learn to do this also in our teaching and ministry.

Job 5:16 (a) The reference here is to the fact that the evil thoughts and desires of the heart find expression through the words that are spoken. The Lord by His grace and power prevents wicked people from saying evil things.

Job 31:27 (a) In this peculiar figure, Job describes the fact that he did not say one thing, and do something entirely different. There was no disagreement between his statements and his doings whereby he could deceive others. He was no hypocrite.

Job 41:19 (a) GOD is describing in poetic language the tremendous strength and fierce power of this animal which may have been one of the prehistoric monsters whose skeletons have been discovered.

Psalm 22:21 (b) This is a type of the cruel power, the blasphemous statements and the cutting words spoken by the enemies of CHRIST as they surrounded the Cross on which He hung.

Isaiah 5:14 (a) Hell is ever ready to receive all who are sent there by CHRIST, the Judge. The gates are never closed; the entrance is never barred. There is no limit to the number that she may take into her pit of torture.

Isaiah 6:7 (c) Here we find that which may be used as a description of the cleansing power of GOD on the speech, the language and the conversation of men who trust in Him.

Isaiah 9:12 (b) This type represents the power of the enemies of Israel to come with damage and cruel hatred to invade the land and destroy the inhabitants.

Isaiah 11:4 (b) The reference no doubt is to the word that shall issue from the mouth of the Lord JESUS when He comes to judge the earth in righteousness and to punish His enemies. The rod is also mentioned as a sword proceeding from the mouth of the Lord JESUS CHRIST. His word is sufficient to judge and condemn. (See also Isaiah 49:2; Revelation 2:16; Revelation 19:15).

Daniel 7:5 (b) The prophet is describing in an interesting way the King of the Media-Persian empire, Darius. That nation, with the Medians in supremacy, destroyed the kingdom of his three predecessors in Babylon. He is represented as devouring that which had been built up by the three great kings of Babylon.

Daniel 7:8 (b) The proud and boastful language of the Roman emperors is thus described by this figure. It refers to the great leaders of the mighty Roman empire, which is represented by this fourth beast. (See also Daniel 7:20).

Amos 3:12 (a) In this case the lion represents the invading hosts of the enemies of Israel who almost completely destroy the people of GOD. Very few of the Jews are left, and they are in hiding in any place they can find, such as under the bed, or hiding in a couch under the blankets. Only a very insignificant part of Israel is left after the enemies finish their attack. Not much is left with which Israel can walk and work, and not much is left of their power to hear the call or the will of GOD.

Nahum 3:12 (b) By this we understand that Nineveh would become an easy prey to an invading army, who would destroy her inhabitants and carry away her possessions. The eater is the enemy that shall come to conquer Nineveh.

Zechariah 5:8 (b) The ephah was a measuring vessel. It was open at the top. The women probably represent commerce and business. They have wings to show that they may traverse the entire world if they wish. The woman in the midst may represent the fact that commerce and business have invaded society, and in a large measure controls the morals and actions of people everywhere. The lead weight placed on the opening at the top of this vessel probably indicates that GOD Himself seals men to the decision which they make, so that they are unable to extricate themselves from the chaos, the deceit, the wickedness in which they find themselves.

1 Corinthians 9:9 (a) The ox represents the Christian worker who is entitled to proper remuneration for the labor which he gives to GOD's people, and to the church. He brings spiritual blessings to the saints, and they should give temporal blessings to him. (See also1Co 9:11).

2 Timothy 4:17 (a) Paul describes his enemies as lions who would by their words and by their power hinder his testimony and destroy his person.

Revelation 1:16 (a) This figure is often used about the words that come from the lips of our Lord. What he says is piercing, cutting and forceful. (See also Hebrews 4:12; Revelation 19:15).

Revelation 12:15 (a) By this figure is represented the power of Satan by which he endeavors to destroy the nation of Israel, and to blot out all trace of the Lord JESUS CHRIST. Probably he does most of this by his words, false teachings, false doctrines, and false religions which are in fact destroying millions of souls, and keeping them from CHRIST JESUS.

Revelation 13:2 (a) This beast is the antichrist from whom there comes announcements that create great hopes and words that create great fears. He is described as a monstrous wild and fierce animal who by his messages destroys millions. (See also Revelation 9:19).

Bibliography Information
Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Mouth'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​wdt/​m/mouth.html. 1957.
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