And I called for a drought upon the land, and upon the mountains, and upon the grain, and upon the new wine, and upon the oil, and upon that which the ground brings forth, and upon men, and upon cattle, and upon all the labor of the hands.
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George Leo Haydock
Drought. Hebrew choreb, (Haydock) is rendered the sword, by the Septuagint and may best signify "a burning wind "according to the different pronunciation. (St. Jerome)
This was not then determined by the vowel points (Calmet) of the Masora, Sophonias ii. 14. (Haydock)