Behold: The rites of hospitality are regarded as sacred and inviolable in the East, and a man who has admitted a stranger under his roof, is bound to protect him even at the expense of his life. On these high notions only, the influence of which an Asiatic mind alone can appreciate, can the present transaction be either excused or palliated.
them: Gen 19:8, Rom 3:8
humble ye: Gen 34:2, *marg. Deu 21:14
so vile a thing: Heb. the matter of this folly
Reciprocal: 2Sa 13:13 - Now therefore