For was not Israel a derision unto you? was he found among thieves? for when you spoke of him, you wagged your head.
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George Leo Haydock
Thieves. Chap. ii. 26. (Calmet)
Protestants, "was he found among thieves? for since thou speakest of him, thou skippest for joy. "(Haydock)
Chaldean agrees with the Vulgate, which is clearer. (Calmet)
Septuagint, "hath he been found stealing from thee, since thou hast fought against him? "Grabe subjoins, "Thou shalt go into banishment. (Haydock)
As Moab was related to Israel, his derision was the more criminal, and more grievously punished. (Worthington)