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2 Chronicles 6:28

 

 

"If there is famine in the land, if there is pestilence, if there is blight or mildew, if there is locust or grasshopper, if their enemies besiege them in the land of their cities, whatever plague or whatever sickness there is,

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Blasting, or mildew, (ærugo & aurugo.) The first has the colour of brass, the other of gold. both have nearly the same import. (Menochius) --- One of the terms is rendered, corrupt air; (3 Kings viii. 37.; Calmet) as this is one of the great causes why both plants and animals do not thrive. Septuagint, "corruption of the air and king's evil, or yellow jaundice:" Greek: ikteros. (Haydock)


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:28". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-chronicles-6.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

enemies. Septuagint reads "enemy", as in 1 Kings 8:37.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:28". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-chronicles-6.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(28) If their enemies besiege them.—If his enemies (Kings, “enemy”) besiege him. (So in 2 Chronicles 6:34.)

In the cities of their land.—See margin, which correctly renders the Hebrew text. But the expression “in the land of his gates” is strange. LXX. has, “if the enemy afflict him before their cities;” Vulg., “et hostes, vastatis regionibus, portas obsederint civitatis;” Syriac and Arabic, “when enemies press them hard in their land and in their cities.” Perhaps “in the land (at) his gates” is right (Bertheau).


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:28". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-chronicles-6.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

If there be dearth in the land, if there be pestilence, if there be blasting, or mildew, locusts, or caterpillers; if their enemies besiege them in the cities of their land; whatsoever sore or whatsoever sickness there be:
if there be dearth
"Persia," says Chardin, "is subject to have its harvest spoiled by hail, by drought, or by insects; either locusts, or small insects, which they call sim, which are small white lice;" probably the caterpillars of the text.
20:5-13; Leviticus 26:16,25,26; Deuteronomy 28:21-61; Ruth 1:1; 1 Kings 8:37-40; 2 Kings 6:25-29; 8:1
locusts
Exodus 10:12-15; Joel 1:4-7,11; 2:25; Revelation 9:3-11
their enemies
12:2-5; 20:9-13; 32:1; Leviticus 26:25; Deuteronomy 28:52-57
cities of their land
Heb. land of their gates. whatsoever.
32:24; 1 Kings 8:37,38; James 5:13

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:28". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-chronicles-6.html.

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