New American Standard Bible
"For my husband is not at home, He has gone on a long journey;
King James Bible
For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey:
Darby Bible Translation
For the husband is not at home, he is gone a long journey;
World English Bible
For my husband isn't at home. He has gone on a long journey.
Young's Literal Translation
For the man is not in his house, He hath gone on a long journey.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The reference to the husband is probably a blind. The use of the word "goodman" is due to the wish of the English translators to give a colloquial character to this part of their Version. The Hebrew is merely "the man." A touch of scorn may be noticed in the form of speech: not "my husband," but simply "the man."
LibraryBlessed are the Poor in Spirit
Having spoken of the general notion of blessedness, I come next to consider the subjects of this blessedness, and these our Saviour has deciphered to be the poor in spirit, the mourners, etc. But before I touch upon these, I shall attempt a little preface or paraphrase upon this sermon of the beatitudes. 1 Observe the divinity in this sermon, which goes beyond all philosophy. The philosophers use to say that one contrary expels another; but here one contrary begets another. Poverty is wont to expel …
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12
On the Symbols of the Essence' and Coessential. '
"Come, let us drink our fill of love until morning; Let us delight ourselves with caresses.
He has taken a bag of money with him, At the full moon he will come home."
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