What are the connotations of "mi'Chutz Teshakel Cherev"?
Rashi #1: 'Outside the city the sword of the brigands bereaves'.
Rashi #2: 'The sword bereaves due to the sins that they committed outside'. 1
Targum Yonasan: 'The plague of the sword will cut down those who are outside Eretz Yisrael, 2 (who have gone into Galus).
What are the connotations of "u'me'Chadarim Eimah"?
Rashi #1: 'And when someone escapes from sword, the walls of his heart pound from dread - and this leads to his death'.
Rashi #2 (citing Onkelos): 'Whereas inside his house there exists the dread of pestilence. 1
Rashi #3: And there is dread due to the sins that they committed in their innermost rooms. 2
Seforno: And in the rooms (of their houses) terror will cut down the boys and girls.
Targum Yonasan: Whereas those who remain in Eretz Yisrael in their bedrooms I will arouse in them the fear of death, which, like the sword in Chutz la'Aretz, will cause their death.
What is the significance of 'the boys and the girls, the babies and the old men'?
Hadar Zekenim: Also bachelors and virgins sitting in the room will not esacpe. 3