Afterward I came unto the house of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah the son of Mehetabel, who was shut up; and he said, Let us meet together in the house of God, within the temple, and let us shut the doors of the temple: for they will come to slay you; yea, in the night will they come to slay you.
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George Leo Haydock
Went, being invited. (Tirinus)
Semaia, of the twenty-third course of priests, 1 Paralipomenon xxiv. 18. (Menochius)
Privately. Hebrew, "who was shut up "like a recluse, (Haydock) to deceive the people, by the appearance of superior sanctity, and by an imitation of the true prophets. (Calmet)
Some translate hatsur, "bound by vow "(1 Kings xxi. 7.) to protect the governor; (Malvenda) but this seems too far-fetched. (Calmet)