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Stalk

STALK

stok:

In Genesis 41:5,22 is for qaneh, "cane"; in Joshua 2:6 for ets, "wood." In Hosea 8:7, the Revised Version margin has "stalk" for qamah, "that which stands." The Revised Version's "standing grain" is due to this meaning of qamah in Exodus 22:6, etc., but this translation spoils the figure. The meaning is, "They sow the wind, a worthless sowing, for such seed produces no stalk, it yields no grain."


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'STALK'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.