Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?
It is a fine conception of Vitringa, that the ships expressly mentioned in the next verso are here described in their first appearance at a distance resembling with their outspread sails and rapid course a fleecy cloud driven by the wind, and a flight of doves returning to their young. Both comparisons are used as here to indicate rapidity of . notion (Job 30:15; Psalm 4:6, 7; Hosea 11:11; Jeremiah 4:13).
(J. A. Alexander.)
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