For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave its engraving,
says the LORD of hosts,
and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.
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George Leo Haydock
The stone. Another emblem of Christ, the rock, foundation, and corner-stone of his Church.
Eyes. The manifold providence of Christ over his Church, or the seven gifts of the Spirit of God. (Challoner)
The Jews were lately returned from a country where seven chief officers were styled "the king's eyes "having to inform him of the conduct of governors Zorobabel shall build the temple, as a figure of Christ establishing his Church, chap. iv. 10.
Grave. Septuagint, "dig a pit. "The rest agree with us. Christ adorns and instructs his Church. (Calmet)
Day. The day of the passion of Christ, the source of all our good: when this precious stone shall be graved, that is cut and pierced with whips, thorns, nails, and spear. (Challoner)