foot'-stool (kebhes; hupopodion, "trodden on"): The 15 Scripture references to this term may be classified as literal or figurative. Of the former are the two passages: 2 Chronicles 9:18 and James 2:3. In these the footstool was a sort of step or support for the feet placed before the throne or any pretentious seat.
Of figurative uses, there are the following groups:
(1) Of the earth: Isaiah 66:1 Matthew 5:35 Acts 7:49.
(2) Of the ark: 1 Chronicles 28:2.
(3) Of the Temple: Psalm 99:5; Psalm 132:7 Lamentations 2:1; compare Isaiah 60:13.
(4) Of heathen enemies subdued by the Messianic King: Psalm 110:1 Matthew 22:44 the King James Version; Mark 12:36 Luke 20:43 Acts 2:35 Hebrews 1:13; Hebrews 10:13.
Thus the uses of this term are mainly metaphorical and symbolic of subjection, either to God as universal Lord or to God's Son as King by redemptive right. Compare 1 Corinthians 15:25-27, in which all things, including death, are represented as subject to Christ and placed beneath His feet.
Leonard W. Doolan
Connected with a throne (2 Chronicles 9:18). Jehovah symbolically dwelt in the holy place between the cherubim above the ark of the covenant. The ark was his footstool (1 Chronicles 28:2; Psalm 99:5; 132:7). And as heaven is God's throne, so the earth is his footstool (Psalm 110:1; Isaiah 66:1; Matthew 5:35).
(n.) A low stool to support the feet of one when sitting.Footstool (16 Occurrences)
Matthew 5:35 nor by the earth, for it is the footstool of his feet; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 22:44 'The Lord said to my Lord, sit on my right hand, until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet?' (WEB KJV WBS YLT)
Mark 12:36 For David himself said in the Holy Spirit,'The Lord said to my Lord, "Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies the footstool of your feet."' (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Luke 20:43 until I make your enemies the footstool of your feet."' (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Acts 2:35 until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet."' (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Acts 7:49 'heaven is my throne, and the earth a footstool for my feet. What kind of house will you build me?' says the Lord;'or what is the place of my rest? (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 1:13 But which of the angels has he told at any time, "Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies the footstool of your feet?" and prospered. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Hebrews 10:13 from that time waiting until his enemies are made the footstool of his feet. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
James 2:3 and you pay special attention to him who wears the fine clothing, and say, "Sit here in a good place;" and you tell the poor man, "Stand there," or "Sit by my footstool;" (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)
1 Chronicles 28:2 Then David the king stood up on his feet, and said, Hear me, my brothers, and my people: as for me, it was in my heart to build a house of rest for the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, and for the footstool of our God; and I had made ready for the building. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 9:18 And there were six steps to the throne, with a footstool of gold, which were fastened to the throne, and stays on either side by the place of the seat, and two lions standing beside the stays. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 99:5 Exalt Yahweh our God. Worship at his footstool. He is Holy! (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 110:1 A Psalm by David. Yahweh says to my Lord, "Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool for your feet." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 132:7 "We will go into his dwelling place. We will worship at his footstool. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 66:1 Thus says Yahweh, "Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: what manner of house will you build to me? and what place shall be my rest? (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Lamentations 2:1 How has the Lord covered the daughter of Zion with a cloud in his anger! He has cast down from heaven to the earth the beauty of Israel, And hasn't remembered his footstool in the day of his anger. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)Footstool (16 Occurrences)
... The ark was his footstool (1 Chronicles 28:2; Psalm 99:5; 132:7). And as heaven
is God's throne, so the earth is his footstool (Psalm 110:1; Isaiah 66:1 ...
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Enemies (317 Occurrences)
... Matthew 22:44 'The Lord said to my Lord, sit on my right hand, until I make your
enemies a footstool for your feet?' (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). ...
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Stool (6 Occurrences)
... 7. (n.) A bishop's seat or see; a bishop-stool. 8. (n.) A bench or form for resting
the feet or the knees; a footstool; as, a kneeling stool. ...
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Foes (95 Occurrences)
... Mark 12:36 David himself said, taught by the Holy Spirit, "'The Lord said to my
Lord, Sit at My right hand, until I have made thy foes a footstool under thy ...
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Sit (216 Occurrences)
... Matthew 22:44 'The Lord said to my Lord, sit on my right hand, until I make your
enemies a footstool for your feet?' (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). ...
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Till (774 Occurrences)
... (WEY). Matthew 22:44 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till
I make thine enemies thy footstool? (KJV ASV BBE WBS YLT RSV). ...
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Footsteps (30 Occurrences)
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Neck (97 Occurrences)
... in Romans 16:20 and Psalm 110:1. Paul praises the devotion of Aquila and Priscilla,
"who for my life laid down their own necks" (Romans 16:4). See FOOTSTOOL. ...
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Onward (25 Occurrences)
... Appearing. (WEY). Hebrews 10:13 waiting from that time onward until His
enemies be put as a footstool under His feet. (WEY NAS). 2 ...
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Gay (2 Occurrences)
... that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place;
and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool: (KJV WBS ...
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5286. hupopodion -- a footstool
... a footstool. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: hupopodion Phonetic Spelling:
(hoop-op-od'-ee-on) Short Definition: a footstool Definition: a ...
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4228. pous -- a foot 3534. kebesh -- footstool
... word Definition a foot NASB Word Usage feet (83), foot (9), under* (1). foot, footstool.
A primary word; a "foot" (figuratively or literally) -- foot(-stool). ...
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... << 3533, 3534. kebesh. 3535 >>. footstool. Transliteration: kebesh Phonetic
Spelling: (keh'-besh) Short Definition: footstool. Word Origin ...
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1916. hadom -- a stool, footstool
... << 1915, 1916. hadom. 1917 >>. a stool, footstool. Transliteration: hadom
Phonetic Spelling: (had-ome') Short Definition: footstool. ...
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7272. regel -- foot
... accompany* (1), after (1), attended* (1), feet (139), follow (2), followed (2),
following (1), foot (60), footstep* (1), footsteps (1), footstool* (6), four ...
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The Objection Has Been Made, that the Words of St. ...
... be laid down as regards the Spirit. Why are we commanded to fall down before
His footstool? Because by this is signified the Lord's ...
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The Waiting Christ.
... is seen in the beginning of that Psalm seated at the right hand of God; this heavenly
place will be occupied by Him till His enemies are made His footstool. ...
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... 2. "The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit Thou on My right hand, until I make Thine enemies
Thy footstool" (ver.1). We ought, therefore, thoroughly to consider this ...
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... Lord thine oath:  But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven,
for it is God's throne; nor by the earth, for it is His footstool; neither by ...
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On the Trinity. Book i. When I was Seeking an Employment Adequate ...
... God, Who says, Who holdeth the heaven in His palm and the earth in His hand  ,
and again, The heaven is My throne and the earth is the footstool of My feet ...
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Answer to the Cavils of the Gnostics we are not to Suppose that ...
... We are not to suppose that the true God can be changed, or come to an end because
the heavens, which are His throne and the earth, His footstool, shall pass ...
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To Sit at the Right Hand of the Father is a Mystery Belonging to ...
... God the Father;" of Whom also David thus speaks, "The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit
Thou on my right hand until I make Thine enemies Thy footstool." Referring to ...
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Of the First Covenant.
... I say, is manifested in it, and chiefly the glory of his goodness and love, that
the Most High comes down so low as to article with his own footstool, that he ...
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On the World.
... saith the Lord;"  and again, "The heaven is My throne, and the earth is My
footstool;"  and by the Saviour's words, when He says that we are to ...
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... For of Christ it is said, "who justifieth the ungodly."  ..."And fall down
before  His footstool: for He is holy." What are we to fall down before? ...
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