Barley also and straw for the horses and swift steeds brought they unto the place where the officers were, every man according to his charge.
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George Leo Haydock
Beasts. Racesh denotes horses of extraordinary swiftness, (Bo chart) or dromedaries Junius translates, "post-horses. "
King: so also the Septuagint. Protestants, "the officers were, every man according to his charge. "The twelve governors employed others to bring all necessary provisions, (Haydock) to the places where the king was travelling; (Calmet) or they took care not only of the king's table, but they had also the general inspection over his stables. (Haydock)
Few oats are grown in the East. They feed their horses on barley and straw. (Calmet)