Matthew Poole Commentary - Habakkuk 3:17 - 3:17

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Matthew Poole Commentary - Habakkuk 3:17 - 3:17


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To war foreseen the prophet supposeth famine, and describeth the most grievous, as indeed it fell out.



Although the fig tree, which was in that country a very considerable part of their provision to live upon,



shall not blossom; not give the least sign of bringing forth fruit.



Neither shall fruit be in the vines, which were also the riches and provision of those countries.



The labour of the olive; either labour bestowed upon the olive, or the fruit which the olive brings forth, called here labour by an allusion to our labour.



Shall fail; disappoint the expectation of both dresser and eater.



The fields, ploughed and sown, shall yield no meat; corn for bread.



The flock of sheep, kept out in the field, shall be cut off, either by wolf, murrain, or by the wasting Babylonians,



from the fold; where they were wont to be safe. now they are in greatest danger, and that because they may be swept away all at once.



No herd in the stall; greater cattle kept in the stall for labour, or for feeding.

To war foreseen the prophet supposeth famine, and describeth the most grievous, as indeed it fell out.



Although the fig tree, which was in that country a very considerable part of their provision to live upon,



shall not blossom; not give the least sign of bringing forth fruit.



Neither shall fruit be in the vines, which were also the riches and provision of those countries.



The labour of the olive; either labour bestowed upon the olive, or the fruit which the olive brings forth, called here labour by an allusion to our labour.



Shall fail; disappoint the expectation of both dresser and eater.



The fields, ploughed and sown, shall yield no meat; corn for bread.



The flock of sheep, kept out in the field, shall be cut off, either by wolf, murrain, or by the wasting Babylonians,



from the fold; where they were wont to be safe. now they are in greatest danger, and that because they may be swept away all at once.



No herd in the stall; greater cattle kept in the stall for labour, or for feeding.

To war foreseen the prophet supposeth famine, and describeth the most grievous, as indeed it fell out.



Although the fig tree, which was in that country a very considerable part of their provision to live upon,



shall not blossom; not give the least sign of bringing forth fruit.



Neither shall fruit be in the vines, which were also the riches and provision of those countries.



The labour of the olive; either labour bestowed upon the olive, or the fruit which the olive brings forth, called here labour by an allusion to our labour.



Shall fail; disappoint the expectation of both dresser and eater.



The fields, ploughed and sown, shall yield no meat; corn for bread.



The flock of sheep, kept out in the field, shall be cut off, either by wolf, murrain, or by the wasting Babylonians,



from the fold; where they were wont to be safe. now they are in greatest danger, and that because they may be swept away all at once.



No herd in the stall; greater cattle kept in the stall for labour, or for feeding.

To war foreseen the prophet supposeth famine, and describeth the most grievous, as indeed it fell out.



Although the fig tree, which was in that country a very considerable part of their provision to live upon,



shall not blossom; not give the least sign of bringing forth fruit.



Neither shall fruit be in the vines, which were also the riches and provision of those countries.



The labour of the olive; either labour bestowed upon the olive, or the fruit which the olive brings forth, called here labour by an allusion to our labour.



Shall fail; disappoint the expectation of both dresser and eater.



The fields, ploughed and sown, shall yield no meat; corn for bread.



The flock of sheep, kept out in the field, shall be cut off, either by wolf, murrain, or by the wasting Babylonians,



from the fold; where they were wont to be safe. now they are in greatest danger, and that because they may be swept away all at once.



No herd in the stall; greater cattle kept in the stall for labour, or for feeding.