La 3:30 Mic 5:1 Mt 5:39 26:67 27:26 Mr 14:65 15:19
Lu 22:63,64 Joh 18:22 Heb 12:2
* my cheeks.
The eastern people always held the beard in great veneration;
and to pluck a man's beard is one of the grossest indignities
that can be offered. D'Arvieux gives a remarkable instance of
an Arab, who, having received a wound in his jaw, chose to
hazard his life rather than suffer the surgeon to cut off his
beard. See Note on 2; Sa 10:4.
* that plucked.
* I hid.
Another instance of the utmost contempt and detestation.
Throughout the East it is highly offensive to spit in any
one's presence; and if this is such an indignity, how much
more spitting in the face?