Lamentations 3:47

Fear and a snare has come upon us, desolation and destruction.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Prophecy. Many would read, vastatio. Hebrew, "ruin. "Septuagint, "taking away. "(Calmet) Protestants, "Fear and a snare is come upon us, desolation and destruction. "The prophets were continually in danger. (Haydock) The preaching of false prophets has brought these evils upon the people. (Worthington)

Thomas Aquinas

AD 1274
Second, there is a description of prophets whom they ought to be protected against their enemies. Since Verse 47 says: "panic and pitfall have come upon us, devastation and destruction." That is, sheer panic, as cause of fear before captivity. And, "pitfall": within such captivity. Then: "devastation": after the captivity and "destruction": from false prophets. For Isaiah 24:17 says: "Terror, and the pit, and the snare are upon you, O inhabitants of the earth!" Third, compassion is considered. As: "My eyes flow with rivers of tears because of the destruction of the daughter of my people." Namely, as one imploring, due to singular miseries. Thus Psalm 119 (118): 136 expresses: "My eyes shed streams of tears, because men do not keep thy law."

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

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