6 I will
not be afraid [yare'] of ten thousands [rababah]
of people, [`am] that have set [shiyth] themselves against me round about. [cabiyb] KJV-Interlinear
6 I will
not be afraid of ten thousands of people Who have set themselves against me
round about. NASB
The word for
ten-thousands, ‘rababah,’ means an indefinite number, countless enemies, whether
large or small in number.
To set themselves, ‘shiyth,’
means to array in an organized effort of purpose. This opposition is not by accident,
but one of intention.
Round about, means on
every side, from every angle.
The world is full of
enemies. There is unfairness and bias and prejudice and handicaps galore.
Whether physical or mental or social or financial, the world has more angles of
attack than one can even begin to count.
Take two piles of dust
and set them beside one another. Which is the better pile? And yet one pile
will presume that it is the better pile of dust and try to take advantage of
the other, even to the point of eliminating the other pile.
And yet God took human
life and created it out of nothing. With no substance, no color, no culture, no
background whatsoever, and inserted it, human life, into a pile of dust, and
said to that pile of dust, ‘Obey Me, and I will give the universe to you.’
All of the world is
nothing but a large number of piles of dust who presume that they can out
maneuver, out smart, out do, God.
To the obedient, to the
humble, to those who pursue their spiritual lives in accordance with Gods will,
then the power and sovereign will of God becomes the ultimate fortress and
palace and temple and destiny, forever.