God blesses men in temporal ways, even those unconnected with
EMITES: "Formidable, tremendous", from rt "terrors" (sw
HORITES: "Cave dwellers", who lived in the rose-red
rock of Petra.
ZERED: "Pruning" (cp v 15n).
This was the "pruning" (which is the meaning of "Zered": cp v
13) of the murmurers over 38 years. "His power was exerted in a way of wrath and
vengeance on them, for their murmurings at the report of the spies; and
therefore, it is no wonder they were consumed, for strong is His hand, and high
is His right hand; and when lifted up it falls heavy, and there is no standing
up under it, or against it: it smote them with one disease or another, or
brought one judgment or another upon them: as the sword of Amalek, by which many
were cut off, and the plague at Shittim in the plains of Moab, in which died
24,000; besides the destruction of Korah and his company, which was quickly
after the affair of the spies, and the plague at that time, of which died
14,700; and thus, by one stroke after another, he went on to destroy them from
among the host until they were consumed, even all of them but two"
AVVITES: Lit "crooked ones", with deformities resulting
from genetic quirks in the races of giants (WBS 71).