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Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types

Shoulder

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Exodus 28:12 (c) By this is represented the strength and power of GOD upon which rests all the burdens and cares of the people of GOD.

Deuteronomy 18:3 (c) This may represent the fact that Christians give to their High Priest, CHRIST JESUS, the strength, vigor and power of their shoulders, which represents their work and service. It may mean also that they offer the shoulder to Him that He may put His burdens on them.

Deuteronomy 33:12 (b) This picture indicates that GOD's people are protected and sheltered by the mighty power of GOD as the papoose is safe between the shoulders of the Indian mother in a secure resting place.

Nehemiah 9:29 (b) Here is a graphic picture of the fact that Israel refused to bear GOD's burdens, and to do His work.

Psalm 81:6 (b) What a beautiful type is seen here of the deliverance that GOD gives to His child even though He does not remove the difficulty that is in the life. He may leave the affliction in the body or in the home, or in the business, but delivers His child from the burden of it, so that he can sing and be a radiant Christian while under the difficulty.

Isaiah 9:6 (b) This is a type of the power, wisdom and judgment of CHRIST JESUS who is able to bear all the governments of this world because of His sovereign knowledge, power and Deity.

Isaiah 11:14 (b) This prophecy reveals the fact that both Judah and Israel will conquer their enemies, make them their servants, and ride upon them as their victors, having them completely under their control. (See also Isaiah 49:22).

Isaiah 22:22 (b) Here we see a symbol of the responsibility and dependability of CHRIST JESUS to handle all the affairs of His people.

Zechariah 7:11 (b) The refusal of Israel to assume any responsibility for GOD and His work is thus represented. They would not enter into the program GOD outlined for them.

Luke 15:5 (a) By this type we understand the loving care and the mighty power of the great Shepherd of the sheep. He restores and returns and protects that one whom He reaches with His love, and who is willing to turn to Him for salvation, or restoration.

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

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