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- Published on Tuesday, 17 November 2009 15:41
The wording of the KJV presents a difficulty: our Lord as Victor is not on the level of "the great." He is unrivaled. Most authorities have not given too much light on this verse. Undoubtedly, however, this delightful chapter concludes with the Servant of Jehovah coming forth as the mighty Victor. The Septuagint may give us a clearer understanding of this text. It reads, "Therefore shall He inherit the many" (that He delivered in conquest), "and He shall divide the spoils of the mighty" (that He conquered as the Victor). Another has put it, "He divides the portion as a great one, and He divides the spoil as a strong one." The Victor shares the spoil with His friends. The spoil is evidently from the defeated foe. Isn't David's conquest in the valley a picture of this? David inherits the many by his victory as a great one. In the victory over the mighty He divides the spoil, as the strong one, with the delivered nation.