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Victor M. Eskew


And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool.



1.    Respect

A.   Strong (1914):  to gaze at with favor, look upon, regard, have respect to

B.    Thayer:  to turn the eyes upon, to have regard for, to regard

C.   Vine:  to look upon, regard


2.    Weareth

A.   Strong (5409):  to wear clothing

B.    Thayer:  wear, of clothing, garments

C.   Vine:  to bear, and denoting repeated or habitual action, is chiefly used of clothing


3.    Gay

A.   Strong (2986):  radiant, magnificent or sumptuous (in appearance)

B.    Thayer:  splendid, i.e., luxuries or elegancies in dress or style

C.   Vine:  gay, bright, sumptuous


4.    Clothing

A.   Strong (2066):  dress

B.    Thayer:  clothing, raiment, apparel

C.   Vine:  clothing, raiment, usually suggesting the ornate, the goodly


5.    Sit

A.   Strong (2521):  to sit, to sit down

B.    Thayer:  to sit down, seat one’s self

C.   Vine:  sit


6.    A good place

A.   Strong (2573):  well

B.    Thayer:  beautifully, finely, excellently, well…comfortable

C.   Vine:  Denotes that which is intrinsically good…of that which is well adapted to its circumstances


7.   Poor

A.   Strong (4434):  a beggar

B.    Thayer:  reduced to begging…destitute of wealth, influence, position, honor, poor, needy

C.   Vine:  a beggar…one in a poverty-stricken condition


8.   Stand

A.   Strong (2476):  to stand

B.    Thayer:  to cause or make stand…to bid to stand by

C.   Vine:  to cause to stand

9.   Sit

A.   Strong (2521):  to sit, to sit down

B.    Thayer:  to sit down, seat one’s self, be seated

C.   Vine:  sit


10. Under

A.   Strong (5259):  under…of place beneath

B.    Thayer:  by, under

C.   Vine:  under


11.  Footstool

A.   Strong (5286):  something under the feet, that is, a footrest

B.    Thayer:  footstool, to make one a footstool, i.e., to subject, to reduce under one’s power

C.   Vine:  from hupo, under, and pous, a foot