For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the earth, to possess the dwelling places that are not theirs.
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George Leo Haydock
Chaldeans. Nabuchodonosor was the first of this nation who attacked Joakim, and having conquered all as far as the Nile, returned to succeed Nabopolassar. He afterwards came upon Jechonias and Sedecias The prophet might have all this in view, particularly the first invasion. (Calmet)
Bitter; warlike, as all the Greek historians remark. (St. Jerome)
The Chaldeans were not yet arrived at such greatness, and of course this is not the Habacuc specified Daniel xiv. (Worthington)
Yet the same prophet might foresee it. (Haydock)