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Bible Commentaries

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Deuteronomy 25

Verse 1

men. Hebrew, plural of ' i s h , 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 zaka r, males; as Joab seems to have understood it in 1Ki 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". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/deuteronomy-25.html. 1909-1922.