And they spoke unto him, saying, If you will be a servant unto this people this day, and will serve them, and answer them, and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants forever.
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George Leo Haydock
They said. Hebrew, "he said. "The transcribers, probably not understanding what they wrote, frequently make singular for plural verbs. So ver. 21, "They came "instead of he came. Some manuscripts and the ancient versions are correct. (Kennicott)
Yield. Hebrew, "serve. "By the submission of one day he might have acquired the kingdom. Great attention is requisite at first. Tacitus (Hist. iv.) represents Vespasian, Novo principatu suspensum,vultus quoque ac sermones omnium circumspectantem.