And flocks shall lie down in the midst of her, all the beasts of the nations: both the vulture and the hedgehog shall lodge in her capitals; their voice shall sing in the windows; desolation shall be in the thresholds: for he shall lay bare her cedar work.
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George Leo Haydock
Bittern and the urchin. Hebrew kaath and kippod, are terms to us (Haydock) unknown.
Threshold. Hebrew, "the pomegranates "supposed to be an ornament of the doors.
Raven. Septuagint also read árb better than choreb, "the desolation or the sword. "See Isaias xxxiv. 11. (Calmet)
Chereb has both meanings, "a raven, or sword. "(St. Jerome)
I will. Hebrew, "he has uncovered her cedar "(Calmet) her fine palaces and apartments. Septuagint, "for the cedar is its height, (or pride) this is the city given to evils, that "(Haydock)