And when he had finished presenting the tribute, he sent away the people that bore the tribute.
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George Leo Haydock
Him; or according to the Hebrew, Septuagint, and Chaldean, "he sent away the men who had brought the presents. "(Calmet)
But it seems he followed after them as far as Galgal, (Haydock) whence he returned, as if he had been consulting the oracle, and had orders to communicate something of importance to the king, unless we translate, "He dismissed, (19.) and as he was returned from the idols at Galgal, he said", at the same interview. (Calmet) He would not expose his companions to danger. (Menochius)