Woe to you that plunder, and you were not plundered; and deal treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with you! when you shall cease to plunder, you shall be plundered; and when you shall make an end of dealing treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with you.
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George Leo Haydock
Spoilest. This is particularly directed to Sennacherib. (Challoner)
He was a figure of persecutors of the Church, to which many passages here allude. (Calmet)
Remota justitia quid sunt regna nisi magna latrocinia? (St. Augustine, City of God iv. 4.)
Sennacherib plundered Samaria and Juda, and despising God, was himself contemned. (Worthington)