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Numbers 15:38

Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them tassels in the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the tassel of the corners a thread of blue:
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Fringes. The Pharisees enlarged these fringes through hypocrisy, (Matthew xxiii. 5,) to appear more zealous than other men for the law of God. (Challoner) Our Saviour conformed to this law, Luke viii. 44. Moses shows that these fringes were to be made for the cloak, which was square, and not for the tunic, Deuteronomy xxii. 12. The colour, in St. Justin Martyr's time, was purple. (Dialogue with Trypho) It seems that the Phoenicians were accustomed to wear such fringes. Sidoniam picto chlamidem circumdata limbo. (Virgil, ├ćneid iv.) (Calmet) God ordained that his people should be thus distinguished from other nations. (Tirinus)

Richard Challoner

AD 1781
Fringes: The Pharisees enlarged these fringes through hypocrisy, Matt. 23. 5, to appear more zealous than other men for the law of God.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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