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Bible Commentaries

Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Isaiah 37

Verse 1

Sackcloth. Emblems of repentance. Sennacherib’s boasting (ver. 13.) was chastised, ver. 36. (Worthington)

Verse 7


Spirit. Angel, or a different design, 2 Thessalonians ii. 8. (Calmet)

Verse 18

Lands. Hebrew, "all the lands and their land." The parallel text is more correct, "the nations and their land." (Kennicott)

Verse 24

Carmel. See 4 Kings xix. (Challoner)

Verse 25

Shut, &c. Hebrew matsor, (Haydock) "of Egypt," where Sennacherib had been. (Calmet)

Verse 29

Lips, and treat thee like some ungovernable beast. (Haydock) (Ezechiel xxix. 4., and xxxviii. 4.) (Calmet)

Verse 30

Thee. He directeth his speech to Ezechias.

Verse 35

Servant. Hence it plainly appears that God protects the living for the sake of the saints departed. To evade this proof, Protestants (Bible 1603) explain, "for God’s promise sake made to David." But God never made any such promise to him; otherwise the city would never have been destroyed. (Worthington)

Verse 36

They. The people of Jerusalem, or rather the soldiers of Ezechias, who saw those who had been slain, near Pelusium. (Calmet)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Isaiah 37". "Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". 1859.