New American Standard Bible
"Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one will be left.
King James Bible
Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Darby Bible Translation
two women grinding at the mill, one is taken and one is left.
World English Bible
two women grinding at the mill, one will be taken and one will be left.
Young's Literal Translation
two women shall be grinding in the mill, one is received, and one is left.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Two women ... - Grinding in the East was performed, as it is now, chiefly by hand. The millstones were about 2 feet in diameter and 12 foot in thickness. The lower one was fixed, and the upper one was turned by a handle or crank. This was done by two persons, who sat opposite to each other. One took hold of the mill-handle and turned it half-way round; the other then seized it and completed the revolution. This was done by women - by servants of the lowest order - and was a very laborious employment. See Exodus 11:5; Job 31:10; Isaiah 47:2; Judges 16:21. The meaning of this verse is similar to the former. Of two persons sitting near each other, one shall be taken and the other. left. The calamity would be sudden, and would come upon them before they were aware.
LibraryWatching for the King
'Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. 43. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. 44. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of Man cometh. 45. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season! 46. Blessed is that servant, whom his lord …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
"And Watch unto Prayer. "
Third Sunday Before Lent
The vineyard and Its Keepers
and all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of the Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the slave girl who is behind the millstones; all the firstborn of the cattle as well.
"No one shall take a handmill or an upper millstone in pledge, for he would be taking a life in pledge.
"Take the millstones and grind meal. Remove your veil, strip off the skirt, Uncover the leg, cross the rivers.
"Then there will be two men in the field; one will be taken and one will be left.
"There will be two women grinding at the same place; one will be taken and the other will be left.
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