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Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types

Sit (Downsitting)

Psalm 139:2 (c) This expression is used to denote the intricate and intimate knowledge of GOD concerning all of our actions and ways. Probably no one knows how many times he sat down in any one day, nor why he did so. GOD watches every movement, and is interested whether we are sitting when we should be standing, whether we are resting when we should be working.

Zechariah 5:7 (b) Probably the woman represents Israel, while lead represents the heavy burdens and the weight of sorrow in which Israel is sitting. It may also represent the deceitful practices of the people in their commercial life, and this became a weight which held them down from walking with GOD.

Luke 8:35 (c) We may learn from this posture that when a soul meets JESUS CHRIST, his restlessness ceases, and he begins to rest in the presence of his Lord. CHRIST is the anti-type of the sabbath day. He said "Come unto Me, and I will give you rest." This is illustrated in the passage we are considering.

Revelation 17:1 (b) The woman represents the apostate church, while the waters represent peoples, nations and tongues. The great apostate church of Rome, which is undoubtedly intended by the picture of the woman, does rule with vigor, cruelty and power in every country where she controls the government. The rulers and the people must obey the commandments of that church. This is indicated by the fact that she sits on the waters. She is in the place of authority and control.

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Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Sit (Downsitting)'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/wdt/s/sit-downsitting.html. 1957.

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