(Sometimes in the plural masculine or feminine); properly the constructively contracted form of an otherwise unused noun from H0995
; a distinction
; but used only as a preposition, between
(repeated before each noun, often with other particles); also as a conjugation, either
; a shoot
(as if uttered
or put forth), that is, (generically) shrubbery
A primitive root; to bray
(as an ass), scream
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 19885
From the same as H8430
; the bottom
); only adverbially below
(often with prepositional prefix underneath
), in lieu of
Apparently passive participle of an unused root probably meaning to be prickly
; properly pointed
, that is, a bramble
or other thorny weed.
they were gathered together.
A primitive root; properly to scrape
out, but in certain peculiar senses (of removal
Stem - Pual (See H8849
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 93
_ _ brayed like the wild ass (Job 6:5 for food). The inarticulate tones of this uncivilized rabble are but little above those of the beast of the field.
_ _ gathered together rather, sprinkled here and there. Literally, “poured out,” graphically picturing their disorderly mode of encampment, lying up and down behind the thorn bushes.
_ _ nettles or brambles [Umbreit].
Brayed Like the wild asses, for hunger or thirst. Thorns Under which they hide themselves, that they might not be discovered when they are sought out for justice.
Job 6:5 Doth the wild ass bray when he hath grass? or loweth the ox over his fodder?
Job 11:12 For vain man would be wise, though man be born [like] a wild ass's colt.
Genesis 16:12 And he will be a wild man; his hand [will be] against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
- the nettles:
- Charul probably denotes some kind of briar or bramble, so Vulgate renders it by spina or sentis, (
Proverbs 24:31 And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, [and] nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.
Zephaniah 2:9 Therefore [as] I live, saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Surely Moab shall be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah, [even] the breeding of nettles, and saltpits, and a perpetual desolation: the residue of my people shall spoil them, and the remnant of my people shall possess them.
). Celsius and Scheuchzer are inclined to think it the paliurus, a shrub growing sometimes to a considerable height in desert places. "One of the inconveniences of the vegetable thickets of Egypt is," says Denon, "that it is difficult to remain in them, as nine tenths of the trees and plants are armed with inexorable thorns, which suffer only an unquiet enjoyment of the shadow which is so constantly desirable."
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