As for me, I have not hastened from being a shepherd to follow you: neither have I desired the woeful day; you know: that which came out of my lips was right before you.
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George Leo Haydock
Troubled. Hebrew, "in haste to be a pastor after thee. "Chaldean, "I delay not, at thy command, to announce thy truths to them "chap. i. 6. Jeremias was aware of the dangers attending his office, yet not dismayed.
Day: approbation, (1 Corinthians iv. 3.) or advantages of the world. (Calmet)
Of man. Hebrew also "of the wretched: "anush. I wished rather for the people's welfare, (Haydock) and sought not their ruin. (Chaldean) (Theodoret)