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Hands, The


1. Necessary members of the body. 1Co 12:21.

2. Parts of, mentioned

a. The palm. Isa 49:16; Mt 26:67.

b. The thumb. Ex 29:20; Le 14:14,17.

c. The fingers. 2Sa 21:20; Da 5:5.

3. God strengthens. Ge 49:24.

4. God makes impotent. Job 5:12.

5. Operations of, mentioned

a. Feeling. Ps 115:7; 1Jo 1:1.

b. Taking. Ge 3:22; Ex 4:4.

c. Holding. Jdj 7:20; Re 10:2.

d. Working. Pr 31:19; 1Th 4:11.

e. Writing. Isa 44:5; Ga 6:11.

f. Making signs. Isa 13:2; Ac 12:17.

g. Striking. Mr 14:65; Joh 19:3.

6. Distinguished as

a. The right. Ac 3:7.

b. The left. Ge 14:15; Ac 21:3.

7. Many alike expert with both. 1Ch 12:2.

8. Many had more command of the left. Jdj 3:15,21; 20:16.

9. The right hand

a. Place of honour. 1Ki 2:19; Ps 45:9.

b. Place of power. Ps 110:1; Mr 14:62.

c. Signet worn on. Jer 22:24.

d. Given in token of friendship. Ga 2:9.

e. Used in embracing. 2Sa 20:9; Song 2:6; 8:3.

f. Sworn by. Isa 62:8.

g. The accuser stood at, of the accused. Ps 109:6; Zec 3:1.

h. Of priests touched with blood of consecration-ram. Ex 29:20; Le 8:23,24.

i. Of healed leper touched with blood of his sacrifice. Le 14:14,17,25.

j. Of healed leper touched with oil. Le 14:28.

10. The Jews carried a staff in, when walking. Ex 12:11; 2Ki 4:29.

11. The Jews eat with. Mt 26:23.

12. Were washed

a. Before eating. Mt 15:2; Mr 7:3.

b. After touching an unclean person. Le 15:11.

c. In token of innocency. De 21:6,7; Mt 27:24.

13. Custom of domestics pouring water upon, alluded to. 2Ki 3:11.

14. Servants directed by movements of. Ps 123:2.

15. Kissed in idolatrous worship. Job 31:27.

16. Treaties made by joining. 2Ki 10:15; Pr 11:21.

17. Suretiship entered into by striking. Job 17:3; Pr 6:1; 17:18; 22:26.

18. Were lifted up

a. In prayer. Ps 141:2; La 3:41.

b. In praise. Ps 134:2.

c. In taking an oath. Ge 14:22; Re 10:5.

d. In blessing. Le 9:22.

19. Often spread out in prayer. Ps 68:31; Isa 1:15.

20. Placed under the thigh of a person to whom an oath was made. Ge 24:2,3; 47:29,31.

21. Clapped together in joy. 2Ki 11:12; Ps 47:1.

22. Smitten together in extreme anger. Nu 24:10; Eze 21:14,17.

23. Stretched out in derision. Ho 7:5; Zep 2:15.

24. Imposition of, used in

a. Transferring guilt of sacrifices. Le 1:4; 3:2; 16:21,22.

b. Setting apart the Levites. Nu 8:10.

c. Conferring civil power. Nu 27:18; De 34:9.

d. Blessing. Ge 48:14; Mr 10:16.

e. Ordaining ministers. Ac 6:6; 1Ti 4:14.

f. Imparting the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Ac 8:17; 19:6.

25. Imposition of, a first principle of the doctrine of Christ. Heb 6:1,2.

26. Should be employed

a. Industriously. Eph 4:28; 1Th 4:11.

b. In God’s service. Ne 2:18; Zec 8:9,13.

c. In acts of benevolence. Pr 3:27; 31:20.

27. Of the wicked, described as

a. Bloody. Isa 1:15; 59:3.

b. Violent. Ps 58:2; Isa 59:6.

c. Mischievous. Ps 26:10; Mic 7:3.

d. Slothful. Pr 6:10; 21:25.

e. Ensnaring to themselves. Ps 9:16.

28. The wicked recompensed for the work of. Ps 28:4; Pr 12:14; Isa 3:11.

29. Saints blessed in the work of. De 2:7; 30:9; Job 1:10; Ps 90:17.

30. Criminals often

a. Bound by. Mt 22:13.

b. Deprived of. De 25:12; 2Sa 4:12.

c. Mutilated in. Jdj 1:6,7.

d. Hung by. La 5:12.

31. Illustrative

a. Of power. 1Ki 18:46; 2Ki 13:5.

b. (Lifted up against another,) of rebellion. 2Sa 20:21.

c. (Opened,) of liberality. De 15:8; Ps 104:28.

d. (Shut,) of illiberality. De 15:7.

32. Right hand, illustrative

a. Of strength and power. Ex 15:6; Ps 17:7.

b. (Holding by,) of support. Ps 73:23; Isa 41:13.

c. (Standing at,) of protection. Ps 16:8; 109:31; 110:5.

d. (Full of bribes,) of corruption. Ps 26:10.

e. (Full of falsehood,) of deceitfulness. Ps 144:8,11; Isa 44:20.

f. (Withdrawn,) of support withheld. Ps 74:11.

33. (Cutting off,) of extreme self-denial. Mt 5:30.