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Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types

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Job 6:2 (b) Job is indicating that GOD knows just how heavy each burden is and each sorrow. For this reason He knows just how much His servants can bear.

Job 31:6 (b) This figure is used to illustrate the way GOD estimates man's activities and motives. Only He knows the true value of our lives.

Isaiah 40:12 (a) GOD must arrange the exact amount of weight in every part of the earth in order to keep an even balance, so that the earth may rotate on its axis evenly. He has done so and knows the exact weight of every mountain, hill and ocean.

Ezekiel 5:1 (b) Here we see how GOD notices the smallest person and the smallest sin. He is interested in every detail of life and knows how important each movement is, whether right or wrong.

Daniel 5:27 (b) This represents GOD's judgment in Heaven wherein He weighed the life of the king on one side of the scales, and the just demands of the law on the other side. Of course, each life in every person is found wanting and not sufficient to meet GOD's holy requirements. We must have the imputed righteousness and righteous life which GOD gives to those who belong to JESUS CHRIST by faith.

Revelation 6:5 (b) Here is a symbol of GOD's careful adjustment of earthly supplies to man's needs. In this particular case the supply was greatly cut down as a punishment on the wicked people.


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Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Balances'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/wdt/b/balances.html. 1957.

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