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Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types

Scorpion

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1 Kings 12:11 (a) Here is a figure to describe the terrible oppression which Rehoboam intended to bring upon the people over whom he ruled. His father's oppression is compared to a whip. His was to be so much worse that he compared it to the sting of a scorpion. (See also1Ki 12:14 and2Ch 10:11-14).

Ezekiel 2:6 (a) The word is used to describe the terrible wickedness and the evil scourge of Israel at this time.

Luke 11:12 (a) The little child, seeing a scorpion rolled up ready to strike, is deceived by its appearance and thinks he is looking at an egg. The Lord is teaching us that often we see something which looks as if it would be good for us to have, but our Lord sees that it would be injurious. Therefore, He does not grant our request for it in prayer.

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Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Scorpion'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/wdt/s/scorpion.html. 1957.

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