Lamentations 3:47

Fear and a snare has come upon us, desolation and destruction.
All Commentaries on Lamentations 3:47 Go To Lamentations 3

Thomas Aquinas

AD 1274
Second, there is a description of prophets whom they ought to be protected against their enemies. Since Verse 47 says: "panic and pitfall have come upon us, devastation and destruction." That is, sheer panic, as cause of fear before captivity. And, "pitfall": within such captivity. Then: "devastation": after the captivity and "destruction": from false prophets. For Isaiah 24:17 says: "Terror, and the pit, and the snare are upon you, O inhabitants of the earth!" Third, compassion is considered. As: "My eyes flow with rivers of tears because of the destruction of the daughter of my people." Namely, as one imploring, due to singular miseries. Thus Psalm 119 (118): 136 expresses: "My eyes shed streams of tears, because men do not keep thy law."
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Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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