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Bible Commentaries

Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Isaiah 31

Verse 1

Chariots. He continues to inveigh against this practice, chap. xxx. 16. (Calmet) --- Salmanasar will ruin the ten tribes. (Menochius)

Verse 2

Words. The Lord will punish the wicked Jews, (Calmet) after the Egyptians. (Josephus, [Antiquities?] x. 1.) --- The former would not believe the prophets. (Worthington)

Verse 3

Hand. If God neglect to support empires, they fall of themselves.

Verse 4

Thereof. He will thence hurl destruction on the distant enemy. (Calmet) --- He had destroyed Sennacherib’s army, 4 Kings xix. Yet they forgot this and other proofs of God’s power and love. (Worthington)

Verse 5

Over. He will protect Jerusalem, notwithstanding the menaces of Sennacherib, as he did his people from the destroying angel.

Verse 6

Revolted. Let your conversion bear proportion (Calmet) with your sins. (Haydock)

Verse 7

Idols. Their worship was afterwards more severely prohibited, chap. xxx. 21.

Verse 8

Flee not. Hebrew, "flee to himself," lo. Septuagint and Vulgate have read la, "not." The angel destroyed the army, and the king was slain at his return. --- Tributaries. Ninive being afterwards subject to the Chaldeans, &c. (Calmet) --- Hebrew, "shall melt." (Vatable)

Verse 9

Strength. Hebrew, "rock," the king. --- Jerusalem, to protect it, (Calmet) and punish the guilty. (Chaldean)

Verse 33


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Isaiah 31". "Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". 1859.