……………..(c) When the INFINITIVE is wanting after another verb,
.                                   personal or impersonal.

Gen. 9:20—“And Noah began to be an husbandman,” or,
“And Noah the husbandman began and planted, etc.”

1 Kings 7:47—“And Solomon left all the vessels unweighed
because they were exceeding many,”
i.e., and Solomon omitted to weigh, etc.

Prov. 21:5—“The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness:
but of every one that is hasty only to want.”

Here plenteousness is מוֹתָר (mōthar) that which is over and above, excess,
(from יָתַר yahthar) to be superfluous).

“The thoughts of the diligent tend only to excess,
and [the thoughts] of every one that hasteth [to get riches tend] only to want.”

The R.V. supplies the Ellipses thus.
“But every one that is hasty hasteth only to want”; “hasting to want” is very obscure, but the “hasting to get riches” tending to want is clear.

Mark 15:8 — “And the multitude crying aloud began to desire him to do as he had ever done unto them,”
i.e., that he should do.

Luke 13:33—“Nevertheless I must walk today, and tomorrow, and the day following,” etc.

The R.V. has “Howbeit I must go on my way.” But the Greek is “Howbeit it behoves me today, and tomorrow, and the day following, to go on [to work],”
i.e., to continue working.

Rom. 4:25—“Who was delivered [to die] for our offences.”

From “Figures Of Speech Used In The Bible” by Dr. E. W. Bullinger,
(Public Domain) pages 36-37. Amended for website compatibility. See original at link.

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