New Living Translation
So I proclaimed this to the people the next morning, and in the evening my wife died. The next morning I did everything I had been told to do.
King James Bible
So I spake unto the people in the morning: and at even my wife died; and I did in the morning as I was commanded.
Darby Bible Translation
And I spoke unto the people in the morning; and at even my wife died. And I did in the morning as I was commanded.
World English Bible
So I spoke to the people in the morning; and at even my wife died; and I did in the morning as I was commanded.
Young's Literal Translation
And I speak unto the people in the morning, and my wife dieth in the evening, and I do in the morning as I have been commanded.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
24:18 I spake - Told them what I expected would be.
LibraryThe Seventh Commandment
Thou shalt not commit adultery.' Exod 20: 14. God is a pure, holy spirit, and has an infinite antipathy against all uncleanness. In this commandment he has entered his caution against it; non moechaberis, Thou shalt not commit adultery.' The sum of this commandment is, The preservations of corporal purity. We must take heed of running on the rock of uncleanness, and so making shipwreck of our chastity. In this commandment there is something tacitly implied, and something expressly forbidden. 1. The …
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments
So I did as I was told. In broad daylight I brought my pack outside, filled with the things I might carry into exile. Then in the evening while the people looked on, I dug through the wall with my hands and went out into the night with my pack on my shoulder.
"Son of man, with one blow I will take away your dearest treasure. Yet you must not show any sorrow at her death. Do not weep; let there be no tears.
Groan silently, but let there be no wailing at her grave. Do not uncover your head or take off your sandals. Do not perform the usual rituals of mourning or accept any food brought to you by consoling friends."
Then the people asked, "What does all this mean? What are you trying to tell us?"
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