………………………4. When the Participle is wanting.

Num. 24:19 —“Out of Jacob shall come he that shall have dominion.”

The R.V. is more literal:—“And out of Jacob shall one have dominion.”

The Heb. is simply:—“And one shall rule (or have dominion) out of Jacob.”

The Ellipsis of the participle being supplied, it reads:—
“And one shall rule [being born] out of Jacob.”

1 Sam. 15:7 —“And Saul smote the Amalekites [dwelling] from Havilah unto Shur.”

This refers to the region occupied by the Amalekites, and not to the people smitten,
as is clear from chap. 30.

Isa. 57:8 — “Thou hast discovered thyself to another than me,”
i.e., thou hast discovered thyself, departing from me, מֵאִתִּי (meïttee).

Ezek. 11:11 — “This city shall not be your caldron, neither shall ye be the flesh in the midst thereof; but I will judge you [scattered] in the border of Israel.”

Mark 7:4 —“And [on coming] from the market, they eat not except they wash.”

Mark 7:17 —“And when he was entered into the house [getting away] from the people.”

Acts 13:20 —“And after that he gave unto them judges about the space of 450 years.” Lit., “After these things [were done],” i.e., after the division of the land by Joshua.*
* For the question as to the Chronology involved in this difficulty,
see Number in Scripture, by the same author and publisher, page 5.

2 Thess. 1:9 —“Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction [driven out]
from the presence of the Lord.”

Heb. 2:3 — “Which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him,” i.e., “which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and, [being brought] unto us by them that heard him, was confirmed,” etc.

From “Figures Of Speech Used In The Bible” by Dr. E. W. Bullinger,
(Public Domain) pages 46-47. Amended for website compatibility.
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