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Bible Commentaries
Numbers 30

Bullinger's Companion Bible NotesBullinger's Companion Notes

Verse 1

heads = rulers or princes.

children = sons.

Verse 2

vow a vow. Figure of speech Polyptoton ( App-6 ) = make a solemn promise.

soul. Hebrew. nephesh ( App-13 ), used in this chapter twelve times for the whole (responsible) person.

break = Hebrew profane.

Verse 3

and = or.

bind . . . a bond. Figure of speech Polyptoton = make a solemn bond.

Verse 4

shall stand = abideth firm. Compare Genesis 23:17 , Genesis 23:20 . Psalms 19:7 . Isaiah 14:24 ; Isaiah 40:8 . Jeremiah 44:29 .

Verse 7

her. Some codices, with Samaritan Pentateuch, Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "all her", as in Numbers 30:4 .

Verse 9

divorced. Hebrew "put away [from her husband]". Compare Leviticus 21:7 .

Verse 12

hath utterly made them void. Figure of speech Polyptoton ( App-6 ). Hebrew "a making void he hath made them void". Figure of speech well represented by the word "utterly". See note on Genesis 26:28 .

Verse 14

altogether, &c. Hebrew "a holding his peace, he held his peace". Figure of speech Polyptoton ( App-6 ), well translated by "altogether".

Verse 15

iniquity. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6 , for the punishment occasioned by it. Hebrew. 'avah. App-44 .

Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Numbers 30". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/numbers-30.html. 1909-1922.
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