2 0 2 0 0 2:1 Will stand, etc: Waiting to see what the Lord will answer to my complaint, viz., that the Chaldeans, who are worse than the Jews, and who attribute all their success to their own strength, or to their idols, should nevertheless prevail over the people of the Lord. The Lord's answer is, that the prophet must wait with patience and faith: that all should be set right in due time; and the enemies of God and his people punished according to their deserts. 2 1 2 0 0 2:5 As wine deceiveth, etc: Viz., by affording only a short passing pleasure; followed by the evils and disgrace that are the usual consequences of drunkenness; so shall it be with the proud enemies of the people of God; whose success affordeth them only a momentary pleasure, followed by innumerable and everlasting evils. 2 5 2 0 0 2:6 Thick clay: Ill-gotten goods, that, like mire, both burden and defile the soul. 2 6 2 0 0 2:13 Are not these things, etc: That is, shall not these punishments that are here recorded, come from the Lord upon him that is guilty of such crimes.--Ibid. The people shall labour, etc. . .Viz., the enemies of God's people. 2 13 2 0 0 2:17 The iniquity of Libanus: That is, the iniquity committed by the Chaldeans against the temple of God, signified here by the name of Libanus. 2 17 2 0 0 Content-type: text/html; charset=utf-8 THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims: hab 2:0


Notes on Prophecy of Habacuc (Author Bishop Richard Challoner (ed.))

¤ Chapter 2: The prophet is admonished to wait with faith. The enemies of God's people shall assuredly be punished.

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