19:5 Now when she saw that she had waited, [and] her hope was
lost, then she took another of her d whelps, [and] made
him a young lion.
(d) Which was Jehoiakim.
19:6 And he went up and down among the lions, he became a young
lion, and learned to catch the prey, [and] devoured e
(e) He slew the prophets and them that feared God and
ravished their wives.
19:8 Then the f nations set against him on every side from the
provinces, and spread their net over him: he was taken in
(f) Nebuchadnezzar with his great army which was gathered
from various nations.
19:10 Thy g mother [is] like a vine in thy blood, planted by
the waters: she was fruitful and full of branches by
reason of many waters.
(g) He speaks this in the reproach of this wicked king, in
whose blood, that is in the race of his predecessors,
Jerusalem would have been blessed according to God's
promise and flourished as a fruitful vine.
19:12 But she was plucked up in fury, she was cast down to the
ground, and the h east wind dried up her fruit: her
strong rods were broken and withered; the fire consumed
(h) Meaning, that the Chaldeans would destroy them as the
east wind does the fruit of the vine.
19:14 And fire hath gone out i of a rod of her branches,
[which] hath devoured her fruit, so that she hath no
strong rod [to be] a sceptre to rule. This [is] a
lamentation, and shall be for a lamentation.
(i) Destruction is come by Zedekiah, who was the
opportunity for this rebellion.