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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Deuteronomy 25



Verse 1

men. Hebrew, plural of "ish, or "enosh. App-14.

shall justify. Compare Deuteronomy 16:18; Deuteronomy 17:8. Exodus 23:7. Proverbs 17:15.

Verse 3

Forty stripes. To ensure obedience to this law, tradition made the stripes 39, and gave three strokes with a thong of thirteen cords. Compare 2 Corinthians 11:24.

vile = mean, or lightly esteemed.

Verse 4

See the Structure, "Threshing" for this verse in the book comments for Deuteronomy.

not muzzle. Animals generally muzzled in the East. Compare 1 Corinthians 9:9. 1 Timothy 5:18.

Verse 5

If brethren, &c. Compare Genesis 38:8. Ruth 4:5, &c. Matthew 22:24. Mark 12:19. Luke 20:28.

stranger = foreigner.

Verse 6

put out = blotted out.

Verse 9

in the presence, &c., Ruth 4:11.

loose his shoe. Compare Ruth 4:7, Ruth 4:8.

shoe = sandal.

Verse 13

divers weights. Hebrew a stone and a stone. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), for any weight. App-6.

Verse 14

divers measures. Hebrew an ephah and an ephah. Compare Leviticus 19:35, Leviticus 19:36. Proverbs 11:1; Proverbs 20:10. See App-51.

Verse 15

in the land = on the soil or ground.

Verse 17

Remember. Compare Exodus 17:8-16. An event ordered to be written down,

Amalek. Name of a man, put for his posterity, by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6.

Verse 19

blot out. Fulfilled in the time of Esther in 462 B.C. See App-50.

remembrance. Hebrew. zekar, not zakar, males; as Joab seems to have understood it in 1 Kings 11:15, 1 Kings 11:16.

Amalek. Compare 1 Samuel 15:2, 1 Samuel 15:3. Numbers 24:20.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 25:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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