For who has despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plumbline in the hand of Zerubbabel; these seven are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth.
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George Leo Haydock
Little days. That is, these small and feeble beginnings of the temple of God. (Challoner)
Ye of little faith shall rejoice when you shall behold Zorobabel surmounting all difficulties. (Calmet)
Plummet. Literally, "the stone of tin. "He means the builder's plummet, which Zorobabel shall hold in his hand for the finishing the building. (Challoner)
The Hebrew style all weights stones, Deuteronomy xxv. 13. (Calmet)
Eyes. The providence of God, that oversees and orders all things; (Challoner) or the assistance of the seven chief angels, Tobias xii. 15., and Apocalypse i. 4. (Calmet) ...