* wept aloud. Heb. gave forth his voice in weeping.
"This," says Sir J. Chardin, "is exactly the genius of the
people of Asia; their sentiments of joy or grief are properly
transports, and their transports are ungoverned, excessive,
and truly outrageous. When anyone returns from a long
journey or dies, his family burst into cries that may be
heard twenty doors off; and this is renewed at different
times, and continues many days, according to the vigour of
the passion. Sometimes they cease all at once, and then
begin as suddenly, with a greater shrillness and loudness
than one could easily imagine."
Nu 14:1 Ru 1:9 2Ki 20:3 Ac 20:37