A wound and dishonour shall he get
A wound, stroke, or blow, either from the husband of the
strumpet, as was often the case
F24 in later times; or from the civil
magistrate, being ordered by him to be beaten F25 or
stoned; or from God himself inflicting diseases on him; see (
) ; where the same word is used as here: and "dishonour" from men;
for though they do not despise a thief in circumstances before
related, yet they will despise an adulterer, and speak
reproachfully of him, whenever they have occasion to make mention
of him; and his reproach shall not be wiped away;
as long as he lives, though his life may be spared; yea, it shall
even continue after death; and though he may repent of his sin and
reform, as in the case of David. F24 "Secat ille cruentis verberibus",
Juvenal. Satyr. 10. v. 316. Vid. A. Gell. Noct. Attic. l. 17. c.
18. Horat. Satyr. l. 1. Sat. 2. v. 41, 42. F25 Valer. Maximus, l. 6. c. 1. s.