New International Version
Can you make a pet of it like a bird or put it on a leash for the young women in your house?
King James Bible
Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?
Darby Bible Translation
Wilt thou play with him as with a bird, and wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?
World English Bible
Will you play with him as with a bird? Or will you bind him for your girls?
Young's Literal Translation
Dost thou play with him as a bird? And dost thou bind him for thy damsels?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Wilt thou play with him - Is he such a creature as thou canst tame; and of which thou canst make a pet, and give as a plaything to thy little girls? נערותיך naarotheycha; probably alluding to the custom of catching birds, tying a string to their legs, and giving them to children to play with; a custom execrable as ancient, and disgraceful as modern.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
It is here proposed to show, that every incumbent duty ought, in suitable circumstances, to be engaged to in the exercise of Covenanting. The law and covenant of God are co-extensive; and what is enjoined in the one is confirmed in the other. The proposals of that Covenant include its promises and its duties. The former are made and fulfilled by its glorious Originator; the latter are enjoined and obligatory on man. The duties of that Covenant are God's law; and the demands of the law are all made …
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