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{Genesis 45:22} To all x3605 of them he gave 5414 z8804 each man 376 changes 2487 of raiment; 8071 but to Benjamin 1144 he gave 5414 z8804 three 7969 hundred 3967 [pieces] of silver, 3701 and five 2568 changes 2487 of raiment. 8071
To all:
It is a common custom with all the Asiatic sovereigns to give both garments and money to ambassadors and persons of distinction, whom they particularly wish to honour. De la Motraye says, "that they then clothed them (the ambassadors) with caffetans (long vests of gold or silver brocade) with large silk flowers."
each:
"And Samson said unto them, I will now put forth a riddle unto you: if ye can certainly declare it me within the seven days of the feast, and find [it] out, then I will give you thirty sheets and thirty change of garments:" {Jdg 14:12} + "And the Spirit of the LORD came upon him, and he went down to Ashkelon, and slew thirty men of them, and took their spoil, and gave change of garments unto them which expounded the riddle. And his anger was kindled, and he went up to his father's house." {Jdg 14:19} + "And the king of Syria said, Go to, go, and I will send a letter unto the king of Israel. And he departed, and took with him ten talents of silver, and six thousand [pieces] of gold, and ten changes of raiment." {2Kg 5:5} + "And he said, All [is] well. My master hath sent me, saying, Behold, even now there be come to me from mount Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets: give them, I pray thee, a talent of silver, and two changes of garments. ... And Naaman said, Be content, take two talents. And he urged him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of garments, and laid [them] upon two of his servants; and they bare [them] before him." {2Kg 5:22-23} + "And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they [were], should be fulfilled." {Rev 6:11}
to Benjamin:
"And he took [and sent] messes unto them from before him: but Benjamin's mess was five times so much as any of theirs. And they drank, and were merry with him." {Gen 43:34}

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