And if you deal thus with me, kill me, I pray you, out of hand, if I have found favor in your sight; and let me not see my wretchedness.
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George Leo Haydock
Evils. Hebrew, "my misfortune. "The Rabbins say their, or thy, was formerly written, but corrected by the scribes. (Calmet)
Moses fears the anger of God falling upon the people. (Haydock)
It is very wonderful that the Hebrew text here retains the feminine pronoun att, instead of atta; thy, thee; as if Moses were addressing himself to some woman; and this absurd peculiarity is more absurdly accounted for, by saying that Moses was "so exasperated during this his address to the divine Being, as to be incapable of pronouncing both syllables! "The same mistake occurs 1 Kings xxiv. 19. (Kennicott, i. 412.) God does not reprehend Moses as guilty of any disrespect or pusillanimity. (Haydock)
The holy man prays with due submission to the will of the most High. (Worthington)