Burden. Such prophecies more especially are called burdens, as threaten grievous evils and punishments. (Challoner)
He says not against whom, because the menace is directed to persecutors in general. (Worthington)
HABACUC was a native of Bezocher, and prophesied in JUDA, some time before the invasion of the CHALDEANS, which he foretold. He lived to see this prophecy fulfilled, and for many years after, according to the general opinion, which supposes him to be the same that was brought by the ANGEL to DANIEL in BABYLON, Dan. 14.