The burden of the word of the LORD is against the land of Hadrach, and will rest upon Damascus: when the eyes of man, as of all the tribes of Israel, shall be toward the LORD.
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George Leo Haydock
Burden. Preaching of the truth is disagreeable to infidels, and light to the faithful. (Worthington)
Hadrach; Syria, (Challoner) or a city near Damascus, on which it rested. The victories of Alexander and of the Machabees are here described. The former defeated the Arabs near Damascus, (which was betrayed to Parmenio) and having gained the victory at Issus, became master of Celosyria, of which he made Parmenio governor. (Calmet)
Rest. Septuagint, "his sacrifice, for the Lord looks on men and on all the tribes of Israel. "(Haydock)
He wished for the conversion of all, and those who turn to him are not rejected. (St. Jerome)