brayed: Job 6:5, Job 11:12, Gen 16:12
the nettles: Charul probably denotes some kind of briar or bramble, so Vulgate renders it by spina or sentis, (Pro 24:31. Zep 2:9). Celsius and Scheuchzer are inclined to think it the paliurus, a shrub growing sometimes to a considerable height in desert places. "One of the inconveniences of the vegetable thickets of Egypt is," says Denon, "that it is difficult to remain in them, as nine tenths of the trees and plants are armed with inexorable thorns, which suffer only an unquiet enjoyment of the shadow which is so constantly desirable.
Reciprocal: Mat 27:44 - General