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pomp [ga'own] is brought down [yarad] to
the grave [sha'owl], and the noise [hemyah] of thy viols [nebel]: the
worm [rimmah] is spread [yatsa`] under thee, and the worms [towla`] cover [makacceh] thee. KJV-Interlinear
pomp and the music of your harps Have been brought down to Sheol; Maggots are
spread out as your bed beneath you, And worms are your covering.' NASB
Pomp, ‘gaown,’ means arrogance, majesty, pride, swelling, excellency, and all of this refers to the cavalier, carefree, ego driven attitude of those who exclude God from their life.
Noise of the viols, ‘nebel,’ is a general reference to a musical instrument, and refers to the life of plenty, of prosperity, of social activities, and it also refers to the carefree life which ignores responsibility to the truth of life, focusing one’s attention on self.
Sheol is a reference to the grave and death in the ground.
The reference to worms here, likewise refers to death and the deterioration and corruption of the body from the activity of innumerable numbers of maggots.
There is a correlation between death and the ground, and life without God. Both result in corruption and the decaying results of a maggot infested dead body.
Life without God is nothing more than the filler of the walking dead. Death without God carries a more vivid view of the realities of that corruption that is there in life but cannot be seen until death.
And of course this refers to the celebrated people in history who are unbelievers, as well as the celebrated people of history who are believers in Christ but have long sense forgotten their Christian obligations and responsibilities. And naturally this refers to everyone else that is not celebrated and exists in far more numbers in the masses of people than do the elite of the world.
Life without God, has only one result, which is an everlasting final party with maggots instead of the beautiful people of life.
Life with God has a far better result, which is an everlasting never-ending party in the midst of God’s glory and presence, and the eternity of heaven.
One wonders, which of these would be better? Hummm!
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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.