Jeremiah 50:16

Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handles the sickle in the time of harvest: for fear of the oppressing sword they shall turn everyone to his people, and they shall flee everyone to his own land.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Harvest. Such were usually unmolested. (Calmet) Babylon was so large, that people sowed corn within the walls. (Curt. v.) The environs were well cultivated. (Pliny, xviii. 17.) Dove, or the destroyer; for the Hebrew word signifies either the one or the other. (Challoner) (Chap. xxv. 38., and xlvi. 16.) Literally, "from before the sword of the dove. "The power of Babylon is no more. (Haydock) The king is compared to a dove, for his swiftness; or God is meek, though terrible. (Worthington) Land. The other nations were set free as well as the Jews. (Calmet)

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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