That is, probably, "Though ye have laboured and lain down
between the brick-kilns in Egypt--a poor, enslaved, and
oppressed people, yet ye shall gradually rise to dignity,
prosperity, and splendour; as a dove, which has been defiled
with dirt, disordered, and dejected, by washing herself in a
running stream, and trimming her plumage, gradually recovers
the serenity of her disposition, the purity of colour, and the
richness and varied elegance of her appearance."
* ye have.
81:6 Ex 1:14 1Co 6:9-11 12:2 Eph 2:1-3 Tit 3:3
* the wings.
74:19 105:37 149:4 1Ki 4:20,21 Eze 16:6-14 Lu 15:16,22
Eph 5:26,27 Re 1:5,6