Verse 23. And took, &c. - That is, each man his wife. By which we may see, they had no very favourable opinion of polygamy, because they did not allow it in this case, when it might seem most necessary for the reparation of a lost tribe. Repaired - By degrees, increasing their buildings as their number increased.
Verse 25. Right in his own eyes - What wonder was it then, if all wickedness overflowed the land? Blessed be God for magistracy!