Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types
Genesis 14:23 (c) Abraham uses this figure to tell the king that he would have nothing whatever from him, whether it be the least thing, or the greatest. It is a lesson to us that we should depend entirely on the Lord for our prosperity, and not on the favors of this wicked world.
John 1:27 (c) John thus describes his own unworthiness, because the least service one could render would be to kneel at the feet of a monarch and tie his shoe laces. John felt that he was not worthy to do even this.
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Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Shoelatchet'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/wdt/s/shoelatchet.html. 1957.