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Genesis 49:12 (b) By this we may understand that there was to be great wealth and temporal blessings from GOD. Judah had a special place of blessing from GOD, and Jacob understood this. He therefore tells in this poetical language how richly GOD will supply all the needs of Judah.

Job 13:14 (b) Job evidently refers to the extreme pain and distress that he is experiencing in his time of sorrow. It seems as though he was being torn in pieces, distracted and disturbed in body and soul.

Psalm 3:7 (b) This is a type of the evil power of the wicked Absalom. Under GOD's good hand the evil ones, the rebels, are hindered from hurting His child. (See Psalm 58:6; Psalm 124:6; Proverbs 30:14).

Psalm 57:4 (a) At the time David wrote this portion, he was in danger of his life, was hiding in a cave from King Saul, and was in bitterness of spirit because of the enmity of his king. The teeth refer both to the words of Saul, and to his wicked plans and action. Saul was intent on destroying David. He uses the type of teeth to describe his feelings about it.

Proverbs 25:19 (b) This indicates the pain brought to the heart of one who has misplaced his trust.

Song of Solomon 4:2 (b) The bridegroom seems to be describing the beauty of his lover, and by means of this type describes the usefulness and attractiveness of his bride. (See also Song of Solomon 6:6).

Jeremiah 31:29 (b) Sometimes the sins of the fathers are carried through to their children. It is not always so, and yet sometimes we see it. The Lord is telling us in this passage that the children will not suffer for the sins of their fathers in the day when GOD restores all things to their correct relationship. The children will not be affected by that of which the father is guilty.

Lamentations 3:16 (b) Jeremiah uses many figures and types to illustrate his feelings. In this case he probably is telling us that his usefulness has been removed, and in a very painful way. His experiences were not natural in the ordinary course of events. It is not natural to have stones in the mouth in such a way that they would break the teeth.

Daniel 7:5 (a) This is an excellent picture of the complete victory which the Medio-Persian empire won over Babylon. The three ribs probably represent the three kings that had built up so successfully the great Kingdom of Babylon, but now this bear destroys that Kingdom, and the teeth represent the power that accomplished it.

Daniel 7:19 (a) Again we see that this fourth Kingdom had cruel power which was very destructive in character. This kingdom was Rome, which is known in history for its violence and cruelty. The teeth represent that terrible condition of hatred which characterized that nation.

Joel 1:6 (a) This type like those preceding it represents the philosophy and rapacity of the invading nation, which destroyed Israel as the lion destroys its prey.

Micah 3:5 (a) By this type we understand that the false prophets were hypocrites. Publicly they were proclaiming feasts, but privately they were destroying the people by subterfuge and hypocrisy.

Amos 4:6 (b) This is a description of the poverty that had come upon Israel because of her disobedience to GOD. He sent a famine by withholding rains.

Zechariah 9:7 (b) Probably by this type the Lord is telling us that He will eventually conquer the Syrians, and will remove His people from the power of that kingdom, and will enable them to live for the glory of GOD.

Matthew 22:13 (b) This is a description of the hatred of those hypocrites who thought they would be in Heaven, but who found themselves in hell. It should be noted that whenever the expression "gnashing of teeth" occurs, it is always in reference to hypocrites (see under "GNASHING"). These expected GOD to follow out their own plan, and to save them on their own terms. These had substituted their forms of sacrifice for CHRIST, and had rejected the Lord JESUS as the only Saviour. Their hatred against GOD is revealed by the gnashing of their teeth. (See also Matthew 8:12; Matthew 13:42; Matthew 13:50; Matthew 24:51; Matthew 25:30; Luke 13:28).

Matthew 27:44 (a) This is a figure of speech in which the contempt of the thieves is revealed, and their attitude of hatred against CHRIST is seen.


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Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Teeth'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/wdt/t/teeth.html. 1957.

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Monday, November 23rd, 2020
the Week of Christ the King / Proper 29 / Ordinary 34
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