16. Their quiver is as an open sepulcher, they are all mighty men.
16. Pharetra ejus tanquam sepulchrum apertum; omnes fortes.
The Prophet had already threatened the Jews with the vengeance of God, and had said that the ministers and executioners of it would be the Chaldeans: he now continues the same subject, and says that their quiver would be like an
And he adds, that they would be all
1 The idea intended is capaciousness. The grave is represented as never satisfied, ready to receive any number. See Proverbs 27:20; 30:16; Habakkuk. 2:5. The Chaldean quiver would be so large as to contain a vast quantity of arrows, as though it was an open grave.-Ed.
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