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7 And when I shall put thee out, I will cover the heaven, and make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light.
The Chaldean power under Nebuchadnezzar was the cloud that covered the sun of Egypt, and made the stars of its heaven dark, and its moon eclipsed; and the pharoah dragon thenceforth swam no more in Egypt.
8 All the bright lights of heaven will I make dark over thee, and set darkness upon thy land, saith Adonai Yahweh.
The Chaldean power under Nebuchadnezzar was the "cloud" that covered the sun of Egypt, and made the stars of its heaven dark, and its moon eclipsed; and the Pharaoh-Dragon thenceforth swam no more in Egypt.
After the same manner the prophets spoke when they predicted the overthrow of the kingdoms of Babylon and Idumea. In foretelling the subversion of the former power by the Medes and Persians, Isaiah says in symbolizing ch. xiii. 9,
"For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light; the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine" (ver. 10);
which in verse 11, is interpreted to signify the punishing of the Chaldean world for evil, "and the wicked for their iniquity."