Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
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Augustine of Hippo
11. "Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow" (ver. 8). After his death, both his children were fatherless, and his wife a widow. "Let his children be vagabonds, and be carried away, and beg their bread" (ver. 9). By "vagabonds" he meaneth, uncertain whither to go, destitute of all help. "Let them be driven from their habitations." He here explaineth what he had said above, "Let them be carried away." How all this happened to his wife and children, the following verses explain.
Out. Hebrew, "seek. "St. Jerome, "be sought after "which implies that the are rejected. (Houbigant)
The being reduced to beg, is terrible to one who has been brought up in a better manner.
Dwellings. Septuagint (Menochius) and St. Jerome, "ruins. "The Jews were forbidden to weep over the ruins of Jerusalem, and are become vagabonds. (Calmet)