3:5 Taken - Either as part of the spoil, or as part of your pay. My silver - Silver and gold vessels dedicated to my service.

3:1-8 The restoration of the Jews, and the final victory of true religion over all opposers, appear to be here foretold. The contempt and scorn with which the Jews have often been treated as a people, and the little value set upon them, are noticed. None ever hardened his heart against God or his church, and prospered long.