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18 He looseth [pathach] the bond [muwcar] of kings [melek], and
girdeth ['acar] their loins [mothen] with a girdle ['ezowr].
19 He leadeth [yalak] princes [kohen] away spoiled [showlal], and
overthroweth [calaph] the mighty ['eythan]. KJV-Interlinear
18 'He loosens the bond of kings,
And binds their loins with a girdle. 19 'He
makes priests walk barefoot, And overthrows the secure ones. NASB
Kings refer to national leaders, or everyone who might
be related to government, or even organizations.
Their bonds are their legislations, rules,
regulations, laws, practices whether by means of a legal process, peer
pressure, or through tyranny.
The girdle is that of a servant or slave. The slave is led away by means of a rope, or
leash attached to his body. This leash
or rope is the authority of society, which recognizes that the slave is a
slave, or the servant is a servant, or the common person is a common person. In
other words, everyone knows their place.
And classes of peoples are established in order to keep certain folks in
their place while others, the higher ups, enjoy their elite or segregated
The princes are the priests, or those who occupy
various governmental administrative positions.
They are the administrators of the religious or secular thought, which
is common to society.
Their barefoot status is their revealed feet, exposing
their walk or pattern of life style. It
is also a reflection of their enslavement to that chosen pattern of life. They are in fact slaves by choice, of their
The mighty ones include anyone who feels secure in
their life. Their security can come from
their wealth, position, talent, social status, possessions, physical strengths,
abilities, or whatever it is in life, that makes a person feel safe within
Over all of these, God maintains total control,
sovereignty, and authority.
No one can legislate their own safety, power, or
eternal life. No one can invent anything,
which will eliminate the troubles of this world. No one can promote themselves above the
realities of life or history.
No one can design complex administrative, or social,
or political bureaucracies, within which they can insulate themselves from the
realities of the world.
No one can find safety and security, and prosperity, from
the suffering or command over others.
God can undo the chains of government. God can loosen the chains of social
ostracisms and prejudices. God can bring
low, anyone who makes themselves high.
The plans, the intents, the designs of humanity are
beyond counting, and yet none of them will stand up before the truth of God.
No matter what ones station is in life, whether a
billionaire, a bum living under a bridge, or anyone in between, when God,
Christ, and doctrine are excluded from ones life, then life in this world has
but one destiny. That destiny is total
doom and failure.
Death does not distinguish between anyone's world
status. Death takes the rich just as it
takes the poor. And in death, nothing
from is world is preserved and carried into the next life.
People can have their say in life, and all they enjoy
is God allowing them to do as they please, live as they please, boast as they
please, celebrate as they please, intimidate as they please up to a point.
God inevitably will always have the last word, and
since He has power over everything in creation, there is nothing that anyone
can do to stop, prevent, or alter His will.
Stand against God, and you will have everything to
fear, both from this world and from God.
Stand with God within your spiritual life, and there
is nothing and no one, which can take you out of Gods protective control over
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