New American Standard Bible
"Fools, even those without a name, They were scourged from the land.
King James Bible
They were children of fools, yea, children of base men: they were viler than the earth.
Darby Bible Translation
Sons of fools, and sons of nameless sires, they are driven out of the land.
World English Bible
They are children of fools, yes, children of base men. They were flogged out of the land.
Young's Literal Translation
Sons of folly -- even sons without name, They have been smitten from the land.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
They were children of fools - The word rendered "fools" נבל nâbâl, means,
(1) stupid, foolish; and
Here it means the worthless, the refuse of society, the abandoned. They had no respectable parentage. Umbreit, "A brood of infamy." Coverdale, "Children of fools and villains."
Children of base men - Margin, as in Hebrew, "men of no name." They were men of no reputation; whose ancestors had in no way been distinguished; possibly meaning, also, that they herded together as beasts without even a name.
They were viler than the earth - Gesenius renders this, "They are frightened out of the land." The Hebrew word (כאה) means "to chide, to upbraid," and then in the niphal "to be chidden away," or "to be driven off." The sense is, as an impious and low-born race they were driven out of the land.
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Objection 1: It would seem that the limbo of hell is not the same as Abraham's bosom. For according to Augustine (Gen. ad lit. xxxiii): "I have not yet found Scripture mentioning hell in a favorable sense." Now Abraham's bosom is taken in a favorable sense, as Augustine goes on to say (Gen. ad lit. xxxiii): "Surely no one would be allowed to give an unfavorable signification to Abraham's bosom and the place of rest whither the godly poor man was carried by the angels." Therefore Abraham's bosom is …
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and will hand Him over to the Gentiles to mock and scourge and crucify Him, and on the third day He will be raised up."
"Among the bushes they cry out; Under the nettles they are gathered together.
"And now I have become their taunt, I have even become a byword to them.
But at my stumbling they rejoiced and gathered themselves together; The smiters whom I did not know gathered together against me, They slandered me without ceasing.
"I will throw filth on you And make you vile, And set you up as a spectacle.
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