25 Thy men
[math] shall fall [naphal] by the
sword, [chereb] and thy mighty [gabuwrah] in the war. [milchamah] KJV-Interlinear
25 Your men
will fall by the sword, And your mighty ones in battle. NASB
The word for sword generally refers to the violence of war, but can apply to many types of violence.
War, 'milchamah,' is a reference to war, but is also a reference to a higher elevation of violence or instability.
So, when a society drifts away from truth, they drift not by accident or from being naïve about life, but do so intentionally. Wickedness is by conscious choice and therefore is intentional.
The women of society, as most of these terms have been placed in the feminine gender, represent the driving vanity of a society filled with arrogance. The men of society receive the symbolic repercussions of arrogance due to the rejection of truth.
The men die by means of violence. This violence can be due to crime or by war.
When a society has gone spiritually negative, then their state of readiness diminishes just as their spiritual state has diminished. The result, failure in life, failure in society and failure in war. The nation suffers.
The men die, and the women suffer because of their loss. The men represent the strength of a nation, the work force, the productivity. The women represent the strength of a family, the glue that raises a family, the desire of the husbands eye, Song of Solomon. But in a dysfunctional society, these things cease to exist as they were designed. And loss and suffering are the result.
It is often said that you do not realize the value of what you had until you lose it. And doctrine is the most valuable possession that anyone can ever have. Doctrine is the gold mine of the spiritual life.
Without it, all of life falls apart, all of society falls apart, and the stench and sounds of loss and death and mourning are all that remain.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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