Sweet. Hebrew, "wine, because of the sweet wine "(Haydock) or liquors extracted from fruit. The things which you have abused, are now taken away. Ver. 6. Nations. Some understand the Assyrians or Chaldeans. But locusts are here styled a nation, Proverbs xxx. 25.
Lion. Such locusts are described, Apocalypse ix. 8. (Calmet)
"In India they are said to be three feet long, and their legs and thighs are used for saws when dried. "(Pliny, xi. 29.)
They were attacked by regular troops in Syria. (Pliny, xi. 29.) Ver. 8. Youth, whom she espoused first. Such are more tenderly loved, particularly where polygamy prevails. (Calmet)
So Dido speaks of Sichæus, Virgil, Æneid iv.: Ille meos primus qui se mihi junxit amores Abstulit, ille habeat secum servetque sepulchro. Ver. 9. Lord. No harvest being reaped, the fruits could not be paid. Yet it is thought that what was requisite for sacrifice, would be procured from other countries. (Calmet)
When Jerusalem was destroyed, sacrifices ceased. (Worthi...