Easton's Bible Dictionary: M. G. Easton, M.A., D.D.
Used sometimes figuratively. To "lay down the neck" (Rom. 16:4
) is to hazard one's life. Threatenings of coming judgments are represented by the prophets by their laying bands upon the people's necks (Dt. 28:48; Isa. 10:27; Jer. 27:2
). Conquerors put their feet on the necks of their enemies as a sign of their subjection (Josh. 10:24; 2 Sam. 22:41
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