New International Version
"You may go," he said. And he let her go for two months. She and her friends went into the hills and wept because she would never marry.
King James Bible
And he said, Go. And he sent her away for two months: and she went with her companions, and bewailed her virginity upon the mountains.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said, Go. And he sent her away for two months. And she went with her companions, and bewailed her virginity upon the mountains.
World English Bible
He said, "Go." He sent her away for two months: and she departed, she and her companions, and mourned her virginity on the mountains.
Young's Literal Translation
And he saith, 'Go;' and he sendeth her away two months, and she goeth, she and her friends, and she weepeth for her virginity on the hills;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I and my fellows - Whether she meant the young women of her own acquaintance, or those who had been consecrated to God in the same way, though on different accounts, is not quite clear; but it is likely she means her own companions: and her going up and down upon the mountains may signify no more than her paying each of them a visit at their own houses, previously to her being shut up at the tabernacle; and this visiting of each at their own home might require the space of two months. This I am inclined to think is the meaning of this difficult clause.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryWhether a Vow Should Always be About a Better Good?
Objection 1: It would seem that a vow need not be always about a better good. A greater good is one that pertains to supererogation. But vows are not only about matters of supererogation, but also about matters of salvation: thus in Baptism men vow to renounce the devil and his pomps, and to keep the faith, as a gloss observes on Ps. 75:12, "Vow ye, and pay to the Lord your God"; and Jacob vowed (Gn. 28:21) that the Lord should be his God. Now this above all is necessary for salvation. Therefore …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Jesus Works his First Miracle at Cana in Galilee.
But grant me this one request," she said. "Give me two months to roam the hills and weep with my friends, because I will never marry."
After the two months, she returned to her father, and he did to her as he had vowed. And she was a virgin. From this comes the Israelite tradition
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