New American Standard Bible
The lizard you may grasp with the hands, Yet it is in kings' palaces.
King James Bible
The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings' palaces.
Darby Bible Translation
thou takest hold of the lizard with the hands, yet is she in kings' palaces.
World English Bible
You can catch a lizard with your hands, yet it is in kings' palaces.
Young's Literal Translation
A spider with two hands taketh hold, And is in the palaces of a king.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Spider - Rather, the Gecko (or Stellio), a genus of the lizard tribe, many species of which haunt houses, make their way through crevices in the walls, and with feet that secrete a venomous exudation catch the spiders or the flies they find there.
LibraryParable of the Pharisee and Publican.
^C Luke XVIII. 9-14. ^c 9 And he spake also this parable unto certain who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and set all others at nought [It is commonly said that this parable teaches humility in prayer, but the preface and conclusion (see verse 14) show that it is indeed to set forth generally the difference between self-righteousness and humility, and that an occasion of prayer is chosen because it best illustrates the point which the Lord desired to teach. The parable shows that …
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel
Vehicles of Revelation; Scripture, the Church, Tradition.
Concerning the Scriptures.
The locusts have no king, Yet all of them go out in ranks;
There are three things which are stately in their march, Even four which are stately when they walk:
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