* have maintenance, etc. Chal. are salted with the salt of the
Salt is reckoned among the principal necessaries of life,
(Ecclus. 39:26; or 31;) hence, by a very natural figure, salt
is used for food or maintenance in general. I am well
informed, says Mr. Parkhurst, that it is a common expression
of the natives in the East Indies, "I eat such a one's salt,"
meaning, I am fed by him. Salt was also, as it still is,
among eastern nations, a symbol of friendship and hospitality;
and hence, to eat a man's salt, is to be bound to him by the
ties of friendship.
* and it was.
Eze 33:31 Joh 12:5,6 19:12-15