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Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types

Hedge

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Job 1:10 (b) This figure represents GOD's protection and care for Job, His servant.

Psalm 80:12 (b) This is an illustration of the way GOD took care of Israel, and hindered her enemies from overcoming her. He removed His protection later on because of her disobedience and wickedness.

Proverbs 15:19 (a) The word describes the hateful and hurtful ways of some people who thus injure and harm others. The wicked words, ways and works of the ungodly are as thorns and briers in the lives of those they intend to injure.

Ecclesiastes 10:8 (b) By this figure we understand that if one breaks down the fence of the neighbor or in any way trespasses on his neighbor's rights, he will be made to suffer for it.

Isaiah 5:5 (b) This is a picture of the protective measures taken by GOD to preserve Israel from their enemies when they came to dwell in the promised land. The hedge is the fence that is mentioned in verse2. When Israel became disobedient and rebelled against GOD's law, He removed every hindrance and His protecting arm, and gave them over to their enemies. (See also Psalm 80:12; Psalm 89:40; Matthew 21:33; Mark 12:1).

Job 3:23 (a) This represents those hindrances which GOD puts around a man to close him in and prevent progress. (See Lamentations 3:7).

Jeremiah 49:3 (c) We may learn from this that the enemies of GOD will seek hiding places from GOD and from His anger poured out. They find, however, that these places of refuge prove to be places of thorns, briers and hardship. (See Nahum 3:17).

Ezekiel 13:5 (a) By this figure we understand that the prophets were not protecting GOD's people as they should by proper teaching, leading and example.

Ezekiel 22:30 (a) This unusual passage teaches us that while GOD gives divine interference in order to protect and guard His people, He also needs godly men who will stand with Him and on His side to prevent the entrance of evil doctrines, evil programs, and evil teachings among the people of GOD.

Hosea 2:6 (a) This type reveals that GOD will surround the people with troubles, sorrows, griefs and pains so that they can hardly escape and must be punished.

Luke 14:23 (b) This type represents the difficult places in our cities and villages where it is hard to find people for the Lord, and one is quite apt to have his feelings hurt, and sometimes his body as well, he seeks to reach hearts for CHRIST in the ungodly districts of the city.

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Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Hedge'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/wdt/h/hedge.html. 1957.

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