New American Standard Bible
"They are wet with the mountain rains And hug the rock for want of a shelter.
King James Bible
They are wet with the showers of the mountains, and embrace the rock for want of a shelter.
Darby Bible Translation
They are wet with the showers of the mountains, and for want of a shelter embrace the rock ...
World English Bible
They are wet with the showers of the mountains, and embrace the rock for lack of a shelter.
Young's Literal Translation
From the inundation of hills they are wet, And without a refuge -- have embraced a rock.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
They are wet with the showers of the mountains - That is, the poor persons, or the travelers whom they have robbed. Hills collect the clouds, and showers seem to pour down from the mountains. These showers often collect and pour down so suddenly that there is scarcely time to seek a shelter.
And embrace the rock for want of a shelter - Take refuge beneath a projecting rock. The robbers drive them away from their homes, or plunder them of their tents, and leave them to find a shelter from the storm, or at night, beneath a rock. This agrees exactly with what Niebuhr says of the wandering Arabs near mount Sinai: "Those who cannot afford a tent, spread out a cloth upon four or six stakes; and others spread their cloth near a tree, or endeavor to shelter themselves from the heat and the rain in the cavities of the rocks. Reisebeschreib. i. Thes s. 233.
LibraryWhether in Hell the Damned are Tormented by the Sole Punishment of Fire?
Objection 1: It would seem that in hell the damned are tormented by the sole punishment of fire; because Mat. 25:41, where their condemnation is declared, mention is made of fire only, in the words: "Depart from Me, you cursed, into everlasting fire." Objection 2: Further, even as the punishment of purgatory is due to venial sin, so is the punishment of hell due to mortal sin. Now no other punishment but that of fire is stated to be in purgatory, as appears from the words of 1 Cor. 3:13: "The fire …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
The Desire of the Righteous Granted;
"They spend the night naked, without clothing, And have no covering against the cold.
"Others snatch the orphan from the breast, And against the poor they take a pledge.
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