And Moses was very angry, and said unto the LORD, Respect not their offering: I have not taken one donkey from them, neither have I hurt one of them.
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George Leo Haydock
Very angry. This anger was a zeal against sin; and an indignation at the affront offered to God; like that which the same holy prophet conceived upon the sight of the golden calf, Exodus xxxii. 19. (Challoner)
Respect not. Hebrew, "thou wilt not have regard for their sacrifices "as long as they continue in these sentiments of pride and of rebellion. (Haydock)
Thou knowest. Hebrew, "I have not "
Ass. This expression is proverbial, 1 Kings xii. 3. The Samaritan and Septuagint read, chamod, "any thing desirable "instead of chamor, "an ass. "(Calmet) ...