And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given your brother a thousand pieces of silver: behold, he is to you a vindication of the eyes, unto all that are with you, and with all others: thus she was righted.
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George Leo Haydock
Thy brother, as thou hast agreed to call thy husband.
Pieces, or sicles of silver, worth a little above 2s. 3d. each; total £113 sterling.
A covering, or veil, to show thou art married, and prevent thee from being taken by any one hereafter. It was to be so rich, that all might know her quality. St. Paul (1 Corinthians xi. 5, 15.) orders women to be covered. (Calmet)