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And it will come to pass that whoever is left in your house will come and bow down to him for a piece of silver and a loaf of bread, and will say, ‘Please put me into one of the priests’ offices so that I may eat a piece of bread.’” Bible see other translations

“bow down.” The common biblical way of bowing down before people or God was to fall to one’s knees and bow the upper body to the earth. It is the same Hebrew word as “worship.” [For more on bowing down, see commentary on 1 Chron. 29:20].

“loaf of bread.” A “loaf” of bread was quite like a pancake.

“piece of bread.” Cp. Judges 19:5.


Commentary for: 1 Samuel 2:36

 
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