take a wife of, &c. An unlawful connection. Compare Exodus 34:16. Deuteronomy 7:3, with Joshua 23:12.
pleaseth me well. Hebrew is right in mine eyes.
occasion = opportunity.
a young lion. Lions once abounded in Palestine. Hence names Lebaoth (Joshua 15:32; Joshua 19:6). Arieh (2 Kings 15:25). Laish (Judges 18:7). See also 1 Samuel 17:36. 1 Kings 13:24, &c).
against him = at meeting him.
the Spirit. Hebrew. ruach. App-9.
when they saw him: i.e. saw what sort of man he was. Note emphasis on "him".
I will = Let me.
sheets = linen wraps, or shirts.
seventh. The Septuagint reads "fourth".
is it not so? The italics reveal the uncertainty of Authorized Version. Many codices read "hither", which yields better sense. Hebrew text reads simply "not".
children = sons.
What. ? Figure of speech Anteisagoge. App-6.
If. Figure of speech Paroemia. App-6.
men. Hebrew. "ish. App-14.
his friend This was strictly in accordance with the laws of Khammurabi, 159, 163, 164.
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