Matthew Poole Commentary - Zephaniah 3:3 - 3:3

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Matthew Poole Commentary - Zephaniah 3:3 - 3:3


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Her princes; persons of principal place and authority about the king, chief officers in civil matters. and, which is worse, her own princes, born and bred among them, who should have been most tender and just.



Are roaring lions; which hunt for prey, are ever tearing or threatening, affrighting or devouring. Such the Assyrian princes were, Nah_2:11,12. Such, and no better, are the princes in Judah and Jerusalem.



Her judges; elders of cities, magistrates of lower rank; or it may be the sanhedrim.



Evening wolves; most hungry, insatiable, and cruel, like wolves of the evening whetted with hunger and fasting, Hab_1:8.



They gnaw not the bones till the morrow; they leave nothing to be eat or the morrow, they devour all presently.

Her princes; persons of principal place and authority about the king, chief officers in civil matters. and, which is worse, her own princes, born and bred among them, who should have been most tender and just.



Are roaring lions; which hunt for prey, are ever tearing or threatening, affrighting or devouring. Such the Assyrian princes were, Nah_2:11,12. Such, and no better, are the princes in Judah and Jerusalem.



Her judges; elders of cities, magistrates of lower rank; or it may be the sanhedrim.



Evening wolves; most hungry, insatiable, and cruel, like wolves of the evening whetted with hunger and fasting, Hab_1:8.



They gnaw not the bones till the morrow; they leave nothing to be eat or the morrow, they devour all presently.