24. For shame hath devoured the labor of our fathers from our youth; their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters,
24. Et pudor (vel, probrum) voravit laborem patrum nostrorum a pueritia nostra, oves eorum et pecora eorum, filios eorum et filias eorum.
They confirm more fully the same complaint, -- That God had by manifest proofs shewed the sins of the nation; for he had consumed their labor, that is, whatever they had acquired by labor. He also adds sheep and cattle, and then
1 Rather, "And the shame," i.e., the idol-worship, referred to in the preceding verse; the article h is prefixed to the noun. This is the view taken by Gataker and Blayney. See Jeremiah 11:13; Hosea 9:10.-Ed.
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