Lamentations 4:7

Overview - Lamentations 4
Zion bewails her pitiful estate.
13 She confesses her sins.
21 Edom is threatened and Zion comforted.
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Lamentations 4:7  (King James Version)
Her Nazarites were purer than snow, they were whiter than milk, they were more ruddy in body than rubies, their polishing was of sapphire:
 


Nazarites
Numbers 6:2-21 ; Judges 13:5 Judges 13:7 ; 16:17 Amos 2:11 Amos 2:12 ; Luke 1:15

purer
1 Samuel 16:12 ; Psalms 51:7 ; 144:12 Solomon 5:10 ; Daniel 1:15

their polishing
{Gizrathom,} rendered by Dr. Blayney, "their veining," from
{gazar,} to divide, intersect, as the blue veins do the surface of the body
This is approved by Dr. A. Clarke, who remarks, "Milk will most certainly well apply to the whiteness of the skin; the beautiful ruby to the ruddiness of the flesh; and the sapphire, in its clear, transcendent purple, to the veins in a fine complexion."
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