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The Old Testament > Psalms > Chapter 22
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 Lexical notes
 Verse 26
- The meek shall eat. Most scholars stress the importance of the communal feast being portrayed in verses 25-29 that includes a complete spectrum from the meek to the fat/rich/propserous. There may also be an important contrast here between the meek (anav, also meaning "weak or afflicted") who are now allowed to eat and the lions in verses 13-21 who were ready to eat the weak/afflicted. For a similar reversal, compare Num 11:1 where God consumes (akal meaning "to eat or consume") the murmuring Israelites with Num 14:9 where Joshua promises that God will help Israel consume their enemies.
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