3. Within two full years will I bring again into this place the vessels of the Lord's house that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took away from this place, and carried them to Babylon:
3. Adhuc (in adhuc, ad verbum) anni duo dierum (hoc est, cum transierint anni dierum duo,) ego reducam ad locum hunc omnia vasa domus Jehovae (id est, Templi,) quae abstulit Nebuchadnezer, rex Babylonis, a loco hoc et transportavit Babylonem.
We now see that what Hananiah had in view was to promise impunity to the people, and not only this, but also to soothe them with vain confidence, as though the people would have their king soon restored, together with the spoils which the enemy had taken away. But he began by referring to the power of the king, lest that terrible sight should occupy the minds of the people so as to prevent them to receive this joyful prophecy. He then says,
1 It is better rendered in our version, "Within two full years;" literally, "in during (that is, in the space of) two full years:" not at the end, but within two years. He took the range of two years, without specifying any particular time -- Ed.
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