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23:9 'I see [this nation] from mountain tops, and gaze on it from the heights. It is a nation dwelling alone at peace, not counting itself among other nations.
Ki-merosh tsurim er'enu umigeva'ot ashurenu hen-am levadad yishkon uvagoyim lo yitchashav.
23:10 Jacob [is like] the dust; who can count his [hordes]? Who can number the seed of Israel? Let me die the death of the upright, but let my end be like his!'
Mi manah afar Ya'akov umispar et-rova Yisra'el tamot nafshi mot yesharim utehi achariti kamohu.



Commentary:

like the dust
  See Genesis 13:16, 28:14.

seed
  (Saadia; Rashi; Hirsch). Robha in Hebrew, cf. Leviticus 19:19, 20:16. Or, 'even a fourth' (Targum; Ibn Ezra; Radak, Sherashim); or, 'families' (Septuagint).





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