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Psalm 41:3 (b) This is a figure of the Lord bringing comfort, peace and blessing to those who care for the sorrows of others. Someone has rendered this passage, "Thou wilt smooth out the wrinkles of his bed in his sickness."

Isaiah 28:20 (b) Here is a type of man-made religious programs and humanly devised schemes of salvation on which men rest their souls for eternity. They will find in the great judgment day that this bed was too short, and insufficient.

Isaiah 57:2 (a) The prophet is telling us that GOD's people who are the righteous ones will enter into perfect rest and peace throughout eternity.

Isaiah 57:7 (b) The Lord seems to be telling us that there are those who will be at ease and comfort while they are exalted by their sins, their pride and their rebellion. (See also Psalm 73:46).

Ezekiel 23:17 (b) This reveals that Israel accepts all the offers and proffers of lust and profit offered by the Babylonians.

Hosea 7:14 (c) This is a picture of the rebellion of Israel even in affliction and trouble. Though forced to their beds by illness they still rebelled against the GOD who could heal them.

Amos 3:12 (b) This interesting passage indicates that Israel will be at ease in comfort and asleep in the midst of sin and trouble. The expression "corner of a bed" indicates that he is sleeping on the side of the bed to make room for a companion who will share his indifference to the evils that surround him.

Mark 4:21 (b) The teaching is that we should not hide our testimony under indolence and laziness. We should be active and zealous for GOD even in our business and in our social life. (See also Luke 8:16).

Revelation 2:22 (a) The indication is that GOD will "rub their nose in it." He will bind these to their sins and will fulfill Revelation 22:11. They will receive all the consequences of their sin.

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Bibliography Information
Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Bed'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. 1957.

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