New American Standard Bible
"I dug wells and drank foreign waters, And with the sole of my feet I dried up All the rivers of Egypt."
King James Bible
I have digged and drunk strange waters, and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of besieged places.
Darby Bible Translation
I have digged, and have drunk strange waters, And with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the streams of Matsor.
World English Bible
I have dug and drunk strange waters, and with the sole of my feet will I dry up all the rivers of Egypt.'
Young's Literal Translation
I have digged, and drunk strange waters, And I dry up with the sole of my steps All floods of a bulwark.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Have digged and drunk ... and dried up - The meaning seems to be - "Mountains do not stop me - I cross them even in my chariots. Deserts do not stop me - I dig wells there, and drink the water. Rivers do not stop me - I pass them as easily as if they were dry land."
The rivers of besieged places - Rather, "the rivers of Egypt." The singular form, Mazor (compare the modern Misr and the Assyrian Muzr), is here used instead of the ordinary dual form, Mizraim, perhaps because "Lower Egypt" only is intended. This was so cut up with canals and branches of the Nile, natural and artificial, that it was regarded as impassable for chariots and horses. Sennacherib, however, thought that these many streams would prove no impediments to him; he would advance as fast as if they were "dried up."
LibraryWhether Charity Requires that we Should Love Our Enemies?
Objection 1: It would seem that charity does not require us to love our enemies. For Augustine says (Enchiridion lxxiii) that "this great good," namely, the love of our enemies, is "not so universal in its application, as the object of our petition when we say: Forgive us our trespasses." Now no one is forgiven sin without he have charity, because, according to Prov. 10:12, "charity covereth all sins." Therefore charity does not require that we should love our enemies. Objection 2: Further, charity …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
The Golden Eagle is Cut to Pieces. Herod's Barbarity when He was Ready to Die. He Attempts to Kill Himself. He Commands Antipater to be Slain.
Now all the wells which his father's servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines stopped up by filling them with earth.
The canals will emit a stench, The streams of Egypt will thin out and dry up; The reeds and rushes will rot away.
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