1 tn The word גֵּו (gev) is an Aramaic term meaning “midst,” indicating “midst [of society].” But there is also a Phoenician word that means “community” (DISO 48).
2 tn The form simply is the plural verb, but it means those who drove them from society.
3 tn The text merely says “as thieves,” but it obviously compares the poor to the thieves.
4 tn This use of the infinitive construct expresses that they were compelled to do something (see GKC 348-49 §114.h, k).
5 tn The adjectives followed by a partitive genitive take on the emphasis of a superlative: “in the most horrible of valleys” (see GKC 431 §133.h).