LECTURE ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY FIRST
42. The sea is come up upon Babylon: she is covered with the multitude of the waves thereof.
42. Ascendit contra Babylonem mare, multitudine fluctuum ejus cooperta est (vel, obruta.)
THE Prophet here employs a comparison, in order more fully to confirm his prophecy respecting the destruction of Babylon; for, as it was incredible that it could be subdued by the power or forces of men, he compares the calamity by which God would overwhelm it to a deluge. He then says that the army of the Persians and of the Medes would be like the sea, for it would irresistibly overflow; as when a storm rises, the sea swells, so he says the Medes and the Persians would come with such force, that Babylon would be overwhelmed with a deluge rather than with the forces of men. We now then understand the Prophet's meaning, when he says that Babylon would be
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