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Genesis 25:14

    Genesis 25:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Mishma and Dumah and Massa,

    Webster's Revision

    and Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,

    World English Bible

    Mishma, Dumah, Massa,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa;

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 25:14

    Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa - Where the first and last of these settled is not known; but it is probable that Dumah gave his name to a place called Dumah in Arabia. See a prophecy concerning this place, Isaiah 21:11 (note), from which we find that it was in the vicinity of Mount Seir.

    These three names have passed into a proverb among the Hebrews, because of their signification. משמע mishma signifies Hearing; דומה dumah, Silence; and משא massa, Patience. Hence, "Hear much, say little, and bear much," tantamount to the famous maxim of the Stoics, Ανεχου και απεχου, "Sustain and abstain," is supposed to be the spirit of the original words.