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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Deuteronomy 24

Verse 1

man. Hebrew ' ish . App-14 . Compare Matthew 5:31 ; Matthew 19:7 , Matthew 19:8 .

write. See note on Exodus 17:14 and App-47 . Compare Matthew 5:31 .

Verse 4

may not take her again. Compare Jeremiah 3:1 .Isaiah 50:1 .

sin. See App-44 .

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .

Verse 5

When, &c. Compare Deuteronomy 20:7 .

Verse 6

millstone. Hand-mills found in every house. Corn ground daily.

pledge. Hebrew. kabal = something tied up with a cord, hence the term bond (= bound); compare Ex. Deuteronomy 22:26 , transferred to the person so bound. Compare Deuteronomy 24:10-5.24.13 .

life = soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .

Verse 7

any = a soul. Hebrew. neph es h . App-13 . Compare Exodus 21:16 .

him. A special various reading called Sev ir ( App-34 ), reads "her", fem, to agree with nephesh; or else a female in contrast with the "him" in next sentence.

put evil away. See note on Deuteronomy 13:5 .

Verse 8

as = according as. But a special various reading called Sevir ( App-34 ) reads "which", or "for that".

Verse 9

Miriam. Compare Numbers 12:10 .

Verse 10

lend. Compare Exodus 22:25-2.22.27 .

brother = neighbour. pledge. Hebrew. 'abot . = a security. Not the same word in verses: Deuteronomy 24:10 , Deuteronomy 24:11 , Deuteronomy 24:12 , Deuteronomy 24:13 as in Deuteronomy 24:6 and Deuteronomy 24:17 .

Verse 13

raiment = the mantle given to this day; not only for debt, but as a token that a business promise will be kept.

Verse 14

oppress = defraud. Compare Leviticus 19:13 .

Verse 15

the sun go down. Compare James 5:4 .

and setteth = and he lifteth up.

his heart = his soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .

Verse 16

for the children. This is Jehovah's law for man. His own right of judgment remains. Compare 2 Kings 14:6 . 2 Chronicles 25:4 .

Verse 17

fatherless. Some codices, with The Targum of Jonathan ben Uzziel and Septuagint, read "or the widow".

pledge. Not Hebrew. 'abot as Deuteronomy 24:10-5.24.13 , but kabal, as in Deuteronomy 24:6 .

Verse 18

in Egypt. Some codices, with one early printed edition, Targum of Onkelos, and Septuagint, read "in the land of Egypt". as in Deuteronomy 24:22 .

Verse 19

harvest , put for "corn" by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct). See App-6 .

stranger. . . fatherless . . . widow. Not the tramp, or ne'erdo- well, or the drunkard. And in kind, not money

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 24". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/deuteronomy-24.html. 1909-1922.