“How do the beasts groan! the herds of cattle are perplexed, because they have no pasture; yea, the flocks of sheep are made desolate.”
King James Version (KJV)
1:16 Cut off - Devoured by locusts, or withered with drought.
1:17 Laid desolate - Run to ruin because the owners discouraged with the barrenness of the seasons, would not repair them.
1:19 The fire - The immoderate heats. The wilderness - The world, only means places not ploughed, and less inhabited than others.
1:20 Cry - They utter their complaints, their sad tones, they have a voice to cry, as well as an eye to look to God.