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(0.44) (Exo 9:22)

tn The noun refers primarily to cultivated grains. But here it seems to be the general heading for anything that grows from the ground, all vegetation and plant life, as opposed to what grows on trees.

(0.44) (Luk 8:7)

sn Palestinian weeds like these thorns could grow up to 6 feet in height and have a major root system.

(0.44) (Mar 4:7)

sn Palestinian weeds like these thorns could grow up to 6 feet in height and have a major root system.

(0.44) (Mat 13:7)

sn Palestinian weeds like these thorns could grow up to 6 feet in height and have a major root system.

(0.44) (Eze 44:20)

sn Letting the hair grow was associated with taking a vow (Num 6:5; Acts 21:23-26).

(0.44) (Job 8:11)

tn The two verbs, גָּאָה (gaʾah) and שָׂגָה (sagah), have almost the same meanings of “flourish, grow, become tall.”

(0.43) (Jon 2:5)

tn The noun סוּף (suf) normally refers to “reeds,” freshwater plants that grow in Egyptian rivers and marshes (Exod 2:3, 5; Isa 10:19), but here it refers to “seaweed” (HALOT 747 s.v. סוּף 1). Though the same freshwater plants do not grow in the Mediterranean, the name may be seen to fit similarly long plants growing in seawater.

(0.38) (Jdg 10:16)

tn Heb “And his spirit grew short [i.e., impatient] with the suffering of Israel.” The Hebrew noun נֶפֶשׁ (nefesh) also appears as the subject of the verb קָצַר (qatsar) in Num 21:4 (the Israelites grow impatient wandering in the wilderness), Judg 16:16 (Samson grows impatient with Delilah’s constant nagging), and Zech 11:8 (Zechariah grows impatient with the three negligent “shepherds”).

(0.37) (Mar 16:1)

sn Spices were used not to preserve the body, but as an act of love, and to mask the growing stench of a corpse.

(0.37) (Isa 5:30)

tn Heb “and one will gaze toward the land, and look, darkness of distress, and light will grow dark by its [the land’s?] clouds.”

(0.37) (Pro 11:24)

tn Heb “increases.” The verb means that he grows even more wealthy. This is a paradox: Generosity determines prosperity in God’s economy.

(0.37) (Pro 11:25)

tn Heb “will grow fat.” Drawing on the standard comparison of fatness and abundance (Deut 32:15), the term means “become rich, prosperous.”

(0.37) (Psa 103:5)

sn The expression your youth is renewed like an eagle’s may allude to the phenomenon of molting, whereby the eagle grows new feathers.

(0.37) (Psa 72:6)

sn The imagery of this verse compares the blessings produced by the king’s reign to fructifying rains that cause the crops to grow.

(0.37) (Psa 32:3)

tn Heb “my bones became brittle.” The psalmist pictures himself as aging and growing physically weak. Trying to cover up his sin brought severe physical consequences.

(0.37) (Job 19:27)

tn Heb “fail/grow faint in my breast.” Job is saying that he has expended all his energy with his longing for vindication.

(0.37) (Job 14:8)

tn The LXX translates “dust” [soil] with “rock,” probably in light of the earlier illustration of the tree growing in the rocks.

(0.37) (Exo 10:17)

sn “Death” is a metonymy that names the effect for the cause. If the locusts are left in the land it will be death to everything that grows.

(0.35) (Eze 31:4)

tn Heb “Waters made it grow; the deep made it grow tall. It [the deep] was flowing with its rivers around the place it [the tree] was planted. It [the deep] sent out its channels to all the trees of the field.”

(0.35) (Isa 16:12)

tn Heb “when he appears, when he grows tired, Moab on the high places, and enters his temple to pray, he will not prevail.” It is possible that “when he grows tired” is an explanatory gloss for the preceding “when he appears.”

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