9 But thou
art he that took [giyach] me out of the womb: [beten]
thou didst make me hope [batach] when I was
upon my mother's ['em] breasts. [shad] KJV-Interlinear
9 Yet Thou
art He who didst bring me forth from the womb; Thou didst make me trust when
upon my mother's breasts. NASB
This is a reference to the Lord, mentioned in the previous verse. It is the Lord in whom we all place our trust. It was the Lord of whom the crowd, even he priests, ridiculed.
Out of the womb is the phrase for birth. It is a natural event in our minds, but it is God, or more specifically the Lord, who is Jesus Christ, who breathes human life into the infant child, once born.
The baby is tied to the mother through the umbilical cord, but once that cord is cut, that life link stops, and the infant needs a different life connection in order to continue in life.
Biological life exists within the womb, human life exists once out of the womb, and the link with the mother is cut.
God, exhales life. Man inhales life at the point of birth.
Remember, we as humanity can only perpetuate biological life. We cannot create human life. That is the domain and prerogative and exclusive right of God.
Mary did not create Jesus Christ, God did.
And from a very young age, namely from the point of birth, it is God who starts and maintains each living person thereafter.
The word for hope here is refuge or place of safety. And it is God who provides a refuge for each one of us, and for Jesus, from the moment of our birth through the rest of our life.
It was not the crowd that mocked that sustains life. It was not the priests that sustain life. It was not the nation of Judah or Rome, or any other earthly domain. God and God alone keeps us safe, even at the time when we know nothing about God or anything else for that matter.
The crowd that was mocking Jesus on the cross, was opinionated, belligerent, and thoroughly stuck in their stubborn ways. And yet God protected even them, granting them the ability to mock, while He paid the way for their salvation, as He made for them an opportunity for a phenomenal complete and spiritual life, even as they rejected it and him.
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