New International Version
for Mount Zion, which lies desolate, with jackals prowling over it.
King James Bible
Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it.
Darby Bible Translation
Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate: foxes walk over it.
World English Bible
For the mountain of Zion, which is desolate: The foxes walk on it.
Young's Literal Translation
For the mount of Zion -- that is desolate, Foxes have gone up on it.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The foxes walk upon it - Foxes are very numerous in Palestine, see on Judges 15:4 (note). It was usual among the Hebrews to consider all desolated land to be the resort of wild beasts; which is, in fact, the case every where when the inhabitants are removed from a country.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryWhether an Angel Needs Grace in Order to Turn to God?
Objection 1: It would seem that the angel had no need of grace in order to turn to God. For, we have no need of grace for what we can accomplish naturally. But the angel naturally turns to God: because he loves God naturally, as is clear from what has been said (Q, A). Therefore an angel did not need grace in order to turn to God. Objection 2: Further, seemingly we need help only for difficult tasks. Now it was not a difficult task for the angel to turn to God; because there was no obstacle …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Tobiah the Ammonite, who was at his side, said, "What they are building--even a fox climbing up on it would break down their wall of stones!"
They will be given over to the sword and become food for jackals.
"Now, our God, hear the prayers and petitions of your servant. For your sake, Lord, look with favor on your desolate sanctuary.
Therefore because of you, Zion will be plowed like a field, Jerusalem will become a heap of rubble, the temple hill a mound overgrown with thickets.
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