New International Version
though you were a powerful man, owning land-- an honored man, living on it.
King James Bible
But as for the mighty man, he had the earth; and the honourable man dwelt in it.
Darby Bible Translation
But the powerful man, he had the land; and the man of high rank dwelt in it.
World English Bible
But as for the mighty man, he had the earth. The honorable man, he lived in it.
Young's Literal Translation
As to the man of arm -- he hath the earth, And the accepted of face -- he dwelleth in it.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But as for the mighty man, he had the earth - איש זרוע ish zeroa, the man of arm. Finger, hand, and arm, are all emblems of strength and power. The man of arm is not only the strong man, but the man of power and influence, the man of rapine and plunder.
The honorable man - Literally, the man whose face is accepted, the respectable man, the man of wealth. Thou wert an enemy to the poor and needy, but thou didst favor and flatter the rich and great.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
mighty man. Heb. man of arm. honourable. Heb. eminent, or, accepted for countenance
LibraryDecember 29 Morning
Understanding what the will of the Lord is.--EPH. 5:17. This is the will of God, even your sanctification.--Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.--This is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.--We know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal …
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Whether all Things are under Divine Providence
Covenanting Enforced by the Grant of Covenant Signs and Seals.
Epistle xxxix. To Eulogius, Patriarch of Alexandria.
When a land falls into the hands of the wicked, he blindfolds its judges. If it is not he, then who is it?
He leads priests away stripped and overthrows officials long established.
the captain of fifty and the man of rank, the counselor, skilled craftsman and clever enchanter.
the elders and dignitaries are the head, the prophets who teach lies are the tail.
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