New American Standard Bible
The young men saw me and hid themselves, And the old men arose and stood.
King James Bible
The young men saw me, and hid themselves: and the aged arose, and stood up.
Darby Bible Translation
The young men saw me, and hid themselves; and the aged arose and stood up;
World English Bible
The young men saw me and hid themselves. The aged rose up and stood.
Young's Literal Translation
Seen me have youths, and they, been hidden, And the aged have risen -- they stood up.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The young men saw me, and hid themselves - That is, they retired as if awed at my presence. They gave place to me, or reverently withdrew as I passed along.
And the aged arose, and stood up - They not merely rose, but they continued to stand still until I had passed by. "This is a most elegant description, and exhibits most correctly the great reverence and respect which was paid, even by the old and the decrepit, to the holy man, in passing along the streets, or when he sat in public. They not only rose, which in men so old was a great mark of distinction, but they stood; and they continued to do it, though the attempt was so difficult." Lowth. The whole image presents a beautiful illustration of Oriental manners, and of the respect paid to a man of known excellence of character and distinction.
LibraryThe Case of Spiritual Decay and Languor in Religion
1. Declension in religion, and relapses into sin, with their sorrowful consequences, are in the general too probable.--2. The ease of declension and langour in religion described, negatively.--3. And positively.--4. As discovering itself by a failure in the duties of the closet.--5. By a neglect of social worship.--6. By want of love to our fellow Christians.--7. By an undue attachment to sensual pleasures or secular cares.--8. By prejudices against some important principles in religion.--9,10. A …
Philip Doddridge—The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul
"When I went out to the gate of the city, When I took my seat in the square,
"The princes stopped talking And put their hands on their mouths;
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