Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
Jeremiah, what see you?
And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree.
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George Leo Haydock
Watching. Hebrew, "of an almond. "Septuagint, "nut-tree. "(Haydock)
The almond-tree flourishes in January, and bears fruit in March. (Theodoret) (Pliny, xvi. 25.)
Thus God will speedily send his scourge from Babylon, to punish his people. (Calmet)
The sense is the same. (Menochius)
God's law is outwardly bitter, but the kernel is sweet. (Theodoret) (Worthington)