* with the web.
It is evident that this verse ends abruptly, and does not
contain a full sense. Houbigant has particularly noticed
this, and corrected the text from the Septuagint: which adds
after these words, [kai enkrouses to passalo eis ton toichou,
kai esomai hos eis ton anthropon asthenes kai egeneto en to
koimasthai auton kai elabe Dalida tas hepta seiras tes
kephales autou, kai hyphanen en to diasmati, k.t.l.] "and
shall fasten them with the pin in the wall, I shall become
weak like other men: and so it was, that when he slept,
Dalida took the seven locks of his head, and wove them with
the web," etc. This is absolutely necessary to complete the
sense; else Delilah would appear to do something she was not
ordered to do, and to omit what she was commanded. Dr.
Kennicott very judiciously observes, that the omission, for
such it appears to be, begins and ends with the same word; and
that the same word occurring in different places, is a very
common cause of omission in Hebrew manuscripts.