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Bible Encyclopedias

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Rag

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Plural in Proverbs 23:21 , "Drowsiness will clothe a man with rags " (קרעים , ḳerā‛ı̄m "torn garment"; compare 1 Kings 11:30 ), and figuratively in Isaiah 64:6 the King James Version, "All our righteousnesses are as filthy rags ," in the sense of "tattered clothing" (בּגד , beghedh , the Revised Version (British and American) "garment"). In Jeremiah 38:11 , Jeremiah 38:12 the American Standard Revised Version translates סחבה , ṣeḥābhāh , as "rag" (the King James Version, the English Revised Version "old cast clout"), while the King James Version, the English Revised Version use "rotten rag " for מלח , melaḥ (the American Standard Revised Version "worn-out garment"). Both ṣeḥābhāh and melaḥ mean "worn out."

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Rag'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/r/rag.html. 1915.

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