"There are three things that are stately in their stride, four that move with stately bearing:
There are three things which are stately in their march, Even four which are stately when they walk:
There are three stately monarchs on the earth––no, four:
There are three solemn dignitaries, four that are impressive in their bearing--
There are three things whose steps are good to see, even four whose goings are fair:
Three things are stately in their stride; four are stately in their gait:
There are three things which are majestic in pace, Yes, four which are stately in walk:
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1 tn The form מֵיטִיבֵי (metibe) is the Hiphil participle, plural construct. It has the idea of “doing good [in] their step.” They move about well, i.e., magnificently. The genitive would be a genitive of specification.
2 tn The construction uses the Hiphil participle again (as in the previous line) followed by the infinitive construct of הָלַךְ (halakh). This forms a verbal hendiadys, the infinitive becoming the main verb and the participle before it the adverb.