In that day shall one take up a parable against you, and lament with a doleful lamentation, and say, We are utterly ruined: he has changed the portion of my people: how he has removed it from me! turning away he has divided our fields.
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George Leo Haydock
Say. The Israelites sing this mournful canticle to ver. 7., which the prophet composes for them, to show the certainty of the event. It is very difficult. (Calmet)
The whole synagogue speaks. (Menochius)
Depart. How do you pretend to say that the Assyrian is departing, when indeed he is coming to divide our lands amongst his subjects? (Challoner)
The Cutheans were sent into the country, 4 Kings xvii. 24. (Calmet)
Septuagint, "and there was none to hinder him from returning, our lands were divided. "(Haydock)