In their sight shall you bear it upon your shoulders, and carry it forth in the twilight: you shall cover your face, that you see not the ground: for I have set you for a sign unto the house of Israel.
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George Leo Haydock
Be carried. (Septuagint) St. Jerome reads, "thou shalt carry thy bundles on the shoulder "as many explain the Hebrew, (Calmet) and also ver. 7. "I bear it upon my shoulder "ver. 12. (Protestants) (Haydock)
Cover, to denote the blindness of Sedecias, (Calmet) or his attempt to disguise himself. (Haydock)
The faces of criminals were covered, Esther vii. The king and nobles escaped through a breach, Jeremias xxxix. 4. (Calmet)
Sign. Literally, "a prodigy to "(Haydock)
The actions as well as the words of the prophet indicated what would happen. (St. Jerome, ver. 11.)