And I will set my jealousy against you, and they shall deal furiously with you: they shall take away your nose and your ears; and your remnant shall fall by the sword: they shall take your sons and your daughters; and your survivors shall be devoured by the fire.
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George Leo Haydock
Jealousy, the most violent of passions. (Calmet)
So the Chaldeans are styled, as Assur is the rod, Isaias x. 5. (Worthington)
Ears, the punishment of adulteresses: both king and priests suffer. (St. Jerome)
Thus the captives were probably treated. (Calmet) See Seneca, Ira. iii. 20.
Fire, by Ismahel, chap. xix. 14.