Easton's Bible Dictionary: M. G. Easton, M.A., D.D.
), the rendering of ketseph
, which properly means twigs or splinters (as rendered in the LXX. and marg. R.V.). The expression in Hosea may therefore be read, "as a chip on the face of the water," denoting the helplessness of the piece of wood as compared with the irresistable current.
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