The stately strides (Prov 30:29-30:31)

“Three things are stately in their stride.

Four are stately in their gait.

The lion is the mightiest among wild animals.

It does not turn back before any.

The others are

The strutting rooster,

The he-goat,

Finally the king

Who strides before his people.”

Finally, we have the last 4 and 3 numerical proverb. There are 4 stately striders: 1) the lion, 2) the rooster, 3) the male goat, and 4) the king. Interesting enough the bull and the deer are missing from this stately list. The lion is the mightiest among all the animals that never turn back. The strutting rooster and the male goat once again emphasis the strutting male. The king, however, also strides before all his people.

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