I have compared you, O my love, to a mare of Pharaoh's chariots.
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George Leo Haydock
As Hebrew, "with rows of jewels, thy neck with chains of gold. "(Protestants)
Septuagint here read like the Vulgate c instead of b before thurim, which signifies chains, (ver. 10.; Haydock) as well as turtles. We cannot say that this bird has cheeks. (Calmet)
It is an emblem of the Church mourning, and ever true to her beloved, (Origen) who bestows a variety of graces on different people, 1 Corinthians xii. 4. (Calmet)