Treasury of Scripture
fringes in the borders. The word tzitzith properly denotes an ornament resembling a flower. From ver.
Numbers 15:39 And it shall be to you for a fringe, that you may look on it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them...
, we learn that these were emblematical of the commands of God. That there is any analogy between a fringe and a precept, it would be bold to assert; but when a thing is appointed to represent another, no matter how different, that first object becomes the legitimate representative or sign of the other.
Deuteronomy 22:12 You shall make you fringes on the four quarters of your clothing, with which you cover yourself.
Matthew 9:20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:
Matthew 23:5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
Luke 8:44 Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.