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Habakkuk 1:14

And make men like the fish of the sea, like the creeping things, that have no ruler over them?
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Ruler. People are subdued by Nabuchodouosor. (Haydock) They make little resistance. (Calmet)

John Chrysostom

AD 407
You see, even if it is the wicked who perish, nevertheless the souls of good people are likely to show compassion when they see people being punished. And you will find each of the good people and the inspired writers making earnest supplication for them, as for example the patriarch did for the Sodomites and the inspired writers all continued to do. One, for instance, said, “Woe is me, Lord; are you wiping out the remnant of Israel?” Another said, “Will you make people like the fish of the sea, deprived of a leader?” So since without even this the good man was troubled in mind and sick at heart, the Lord, in case the sight of these things should cast Noah into deeper depression, locked him in the ark as though in a prison, lest he have a sight of these events and be terrorstruck. In his care for him, therefore, the loving God does not allow him to view the torrent of water or see the disaster occurring that involved the destruction of the world. ...

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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