Likewise shall the ladies of Persia and Media say this day unto all the king's princes, who have heard of the deed of the queen. Thus shall there arise too much contempt and wrath.
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George Leo Haydock
Wives. Greek turannides, "princesses, or female tyrants. "
Slight. Septuagint, "dare to slight their husbands. Wherefore if "(Haydock)
Just. Hebrew, "enough of contempt and indignation. "This may be referred either to the king or to the women's husbands. The example will prove a source of continual quarrels. (Calmet)
Brentius approves the decision of this parasite; though St. Ambrose, think that the queen was justified by the laws, which the king had no right to infringe, to gratify his drunken humour, ver. 10. Luther would also wrest this text in favour of adultery, p.ii. Divort. p. 177. (Worthington)