5181 sitting

5181 sitting

A bodily posture associated with resting, eating or instruction. When used of God, the image often conveys the idea of kingly authority over creation.

Sitting to rest

Ge 18:1; Jn 4:6 See also Ex 2:15; Ex 17:12; 1Ki 19:4; Mt 26:36

Sitting to eat

Ex 32:6; Lk 17:7 See also Jdg 19:6; Ru 2:14; 1Sa 20:24; Pr 23:1; Jer 16:8; Mt 14:19; 1Co 10:7

Sitting to teach or to learn

Mt 5:1-2 See also Mt 13:2; Mk 9:35; Lk 2:46; Lk 10:39; Jn 8:2

Sitting for prayer

Jdg 21:2 See also 2Sa 7:18

Sitting as a sign of authority

Human authority Ex 11:5 See also 1Ki 1:13; 1Ki 3:6; 2Ki 10:30; Zec 6:13; Mk 10:37

Divine authority Ps 29:10 See also 1Ki 22:19; Ps 47:8; Ps 80:1; Isa 6:1; Mt 26:64; Lk 20:42; Heb 1:3; Heb 10:12; Heb 12:2; Rev 3:21; Rev 4:10; Rev 7:10

Sitting to judge

Ex 18:13; Mt 25:31 See also 2Sa 19:8; Pr 20:8; Isa 28:6; Jer 38:7; Da 7:26; Joel 3:12; Mt 27:19; Lk 22:30; Ac 23:3

Sitting as a sign of possession and peace

Mic 4:4 See also Zec 3:10

Jesus Christ seated at God’s right hand

Lk 22:69; Eph 1:20; Eph 2:6; Col 3:1

See also

1090God, majesty of
1310God as judge
2309Christ as judge
2363Christ, preaching & teaching
4438eating
5184standing
5219authority, human institutions
5358judges
5581throne
7797teaching

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