New International Version
I have dug wells in foreign lands and drunk the water there. With the soles of my feet I have dried up all the streams of Egypt.'
King James Bible
I have digged, and drunk water; and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of the besieged places.
Darby Bible Translation
I have digged and drunk water; and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the streams of Matsor.
World English Bible
I have dug and drunk water, and with the sole of my feet I will dry up all the rivers of Egypt."
Young's Literal Translation
I -- I have dug and drunk waters, And I dry up with the sole of my steps All floods of a bulwark.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Water "Strange waters" - The word זרים zarim, strange, lost out of the Hebrew text in this place, is supplied from the other copy. A MS. supplies the word רבים rabbim, many, instead of it.
With the sole of my feet - With my infantry.
All the rivers of the besieged places "All the canals of fenced places" - The principal cities of Egypt, the scene of his late exploits, were chiefly defended by deep moats, canals, or large lakes, made by labor and art, with which they were surrounded. See Harmer's Observ. 2 p. Claudian introduces Alaric boasting of his conquests in the same extravagant manner: -
Sub pedibus montes; arescere vidimus amnes. -
Fregi Alpes, galeisque Padum victricibus hausi."
De Bello Getic. 526.
"The mountains have passed away under our feet; we have seen the rivers dried up. I have broken the Alps, and laden out the Po with our victorious helmets."
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The land you are entering to take over is not like the land of Egypt, from which you have come, where you planted your seed and irrigated it by foot as in a vegetable garden.
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Then Ben-Hadad sent another message to Ahab: "May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely, if enough dust remains in Samaria to give each of my men a handful."
The canals will stink; the streams of Egypt will dwindle and dry up. The reeds and rushes will wither,
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