broad place

broad place

A large and level area, usually with a connotation of goodness. Figuratively, it describes the place to which one is brought by God’s deliverance from straits of various kinds (Job 36:16; 2Sam 22:20; Ps 18:19; Ps 31:8), perhaps in reference to the open spaces in cities used for assemblies, with a connotation of restoration to community.

Job 36:16

16He also allured you out of distress
into a broad place where there was no constraint,
and what was set on your table was full of fatness.

2Sam 22:20

20He brought me out into a broad place;
he delivered me, because he delighted in me.

Ps 18:19

19He brought me out into a broad place;
he delivered me, because he delighted in me.

Ps 31:8

8and have not delivered me into the hand of the enemy;
you have set my feet in a broad place.

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