And he said, be it far from me, O Lord, that one should do
Drink of the water these men had brought him:
[is not this] the blood of the men that went in jeopardy of their
who risked the shedding of their blood, and went in danger of their lives to get it:
therefore he would not drink it:
some compare with this the story of Alexander F4 to whom a vessel of water was offered when in extreme thirst, which he refused, because he could not bear to drink it alone, and so small a quantity could not be divided among all about him; but the reasons are not the same:
these things did these three mighty men;
which made them very famous.
F4 Curt. Hist. l. 7. c. 5.