Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And he said, Accursed be Canaan, - a servant of servants, shall he be to his brethren!
The sojourner who is in thy midst, shall mount up above thee higher and higher, - whereas, thou, shalt come down lower and lower:
But, when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian, heard it, they laughed at us, and poured contempt upon us, - and said, What is this thing which ye would do? against the king, would ye rebel?
whereas, the former pashas, who were before me, suffered themselves to be a burden upon the people, and took from them in bread and wine, besides forty shekels of silver, even, their young men, bare rule over the people, - but, I, did not so, because of the fear of God.
Under a servant, when he reigneth, and a base man, when he is surfeited with food;
His children are far removed from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, and there is none to deliver:
Though it is, within thine own knowledge, that I would not be lawless, and, none, out of thy hand, can deliver?
Lest one tear, as a lion, my soul, - and there be no deliverer to rescue.
Understand this, I pray you, ye forgetters of GOD, Lest I tear in pieces, and there be none to deliver: -
Even from To-day, I, am He, And none, out of my hand, can deliver, - I work and who reverseth?
Now, therefore, will I expose her unseemliness, before the eyes of her lovers, - and no, man, shall deliver her out of my hand!
Surely I will have pity no longer upon the inhabitants of the earth, Declareth Yahweh, - Therefore lo! I am delivering up mankind, every man into the hand of his neighbour, and into the hand of his king, and they will crush the earth, nor will I deliver out of their hand.