ἡμῖν, “"for us,"” i.e. so that we may find them: ethic dat. (cp. 81). Campbell defends the MS. ἡμῶν as if “ἔχεις...ἡμῶν”=“"hast taken from us,"” comparing 821 “τὴν παῖδ᾽ ἔχεις μου”, where, however, the gen. is possessive, and O. T. 1522, where “μου” depends on “ἕλῃ. τὰς παῖδας ἡμῶν” could mean only “"our maidens,"”—which is hardly to be justified as the language of a paternal government.
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