Deuteronomy 28:49

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15 The curses for disobedience.
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Deuteronomy 28:49  (King James Version)
The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;
 


bring a nation
Though the Chaldeans are frequently described under the figure of an eagle, yet these verses especially predict the desolations brought on the Jews by the Romans; who came from a country far more distant than Chaldea; whose conquests were as rapid as the eagle's flight, and whose standard bore this very figure; who spake a language to which the Jews were then entire strangers, being wholly unlike the Hebrew, of which the Chaldee was merely a dialect; whose appearance and victories were terrible; and whose yoke was a yoke of iron; and the havoc which they made tremendous.
Numbers 24:24 ; Isaiah 5:26-30 ; Jeremiah 5:15-17 ; Daniel 6:22 Daniel 6:23 ; 9:26 Habakkuk 1:6 Habakkuk 1:7
Luke 19:43 Luke 19:44

as the eagle
Jeremiah 4:13 ; 48:40 49:22 Lamentations 4:19 ; Ezekiel 17:3 Ezekiel 17:12 ; Hosea 8:1 ; Matthew 24:28

a nation whose
Jeremiah 5:15 ; Ezekiel 3:6 ; 1 Corinthians 14:21

understand
Hebrew hear.
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