Judges 5:6

In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways were unoccupied, and the travelers walked through byways.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
The paths rested. The ways to the sanctuary of God were unfrequented; and men walked in the bye-ways of error and sin. (Challoner) Though Samgar and Jehel were so remarkable for their valour, as they had manifested on a late occasion, yet they did not prevent the incursions of the enemy both on the south and north. (Haydock) The merchants durst not travel, as usual, through the country. (Drusius) God had threatened the faithless Israel with this punishment, Leviticus xxvi. 22., and Lamentations i. 4., and Isaias xxiii. 8. (Calmet) They that went by them formerly without apprehension, are now forced to seek out bye-ways. (Haydock) Thus was justly punished the negligence of those who observed not the festivals of the Lord, nor frequented his tabernacle. (Menochius)

Richard Challoner

AD 1781
The paths rested: The ways to the sanctuary of God were unfrequented: and men walked in the by-ways of error and sin.

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

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