Treasury of Scripture
Now because we have maintenance from the king's palace, and it was not meet for us to see the king's dishonor, therefore have we sent and certified the king;
have maintenance, etc. Chal. are salted with the salt of the palace (Salt is reckoned among the principal necessaries of life, (Ecclus.
31;) hence, by a very natural figure, salt is used for food or maintenance in general. I am well informed, says Mr. Parkhurst, that it is a common expression of the natives in the East Indies, 'I eat such a one's salt,' meaning, I am fed by him. Salt was also, as it still is, among eastern nations, a symbol of friendship and hospitality; and hence, to eat a man's salt, is to be bound to him by the ties of friendship.)
and it was
Ezekiel 33:31 And they come to you as the people comes, and they sit before you as my people, and they hear your words, but they will not do them...
John 12:5,6 Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor...
John 19:12-15 And from thereafter Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If you let this man go, you are not Caesar's friend...
Strong's ConcordanceNow because we have maintenance from [the king's] palace, and it was not meet for us to see the king's dishonour, therefore have we sent and certified the king;
Topical BibleAnnounced Appropriate Certified Damaged Dishonor Dishonored Dishonour Eat Fitting Honour Inform Informed Injury King's Maintenance Meet Message Nakedness Palace Patience Proper Responsible Salt Sending Service Witness
Ezra Chapter 4 Verse 14
Alphabetical: and are because dishonor dishonored fitting for have in inform informed is it king king's message not Now obligation of palace proper see sending sent service since the therefore this to under us we
OT History: Ezra 4:14 Now because we eat the salt (Ezr. Ez)