The son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and his father was a man of Tyre, skilful to work in gold, and in silver, in bronze, in iron, in stone, and in wood, in purple, in blue, and in fine linen, and in crimson; also to engrave any manner of engraving, and to execute every design which shall be given to him, with your skillful men, and with the skillful men of my lord David your father.
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Douay Rheims 1609
And Asa did that which was good and pleasing in the sight of his God, and he overthrew the altars of (a) strange service, and the excesses,
(a) It pertained properly to the king to destroy the exterior practice of Idolatry, but to the Priests, & Prophets to inform the interior mind, & consciences of every one.
Dan, the city, as the widow as of the tribe of Nephthali. (Du Hamel)
Whose. Hebrew, "and his father "(Haydock) or "this Abi. "(Calmet) See 3 Kings vii. 14.
Silk. Hebrew, "byssus "which is the silk extracted from a fish, and not the fine linen of Egypt, or cotton which as sometimes this appellation, 1 Paralipomenon xv. 27.
My lord, a term of civility.