and they clapped: Wyyakkoo kaph, "they clapped the hand," which Mr. Harmer thinks was similar to the mode in which Oriental females express their respect for persons of high rank, by gently applying one of their hands to their mouth. So Pitts relates, that in some of the towns of Barbary, the leaders of the sacred caravan being received with loud acclamations, "the very women get upon the tops of the houses to view the parade, or fine show, where they keep striking their four fingers on their lips, as fast as they can, making a joyful noise all the while." Psa 47:1, Psa 98:8; Isa 55:12
and said: 1Ki 1:34; Psa 72:15-17; Dan 3:9, Dan 6:21; Mat 21:9
God save the king: Heb. Let the king live, 1Sa 10:24; 2Sa 16:16 *marg.