But cursed be the deceiver, who has in his flock a male, and vows, and sacrifices unto the Lord a corrupt thing: for I am a great King,
says the LORD of hosts,
and my name is feared among the nations.
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George Leo Haydock
Male. So better things are styled mascula thura. (Virgil; Pliny, xii. 14.)
It was unlawful to offer a female by vow, but not out of devotion, Leviticus xxii. 18, 23. (Calmet)
King. So the Persian monarchs were called.
Dreadful. Greek, "Epiphanes. "(Haydock)