6:3 And say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord
GOD; Thus saith the Lord GOD to the a mountains, and to
the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys; Behold, I,
[even] I, will bring a sword upon you, and I will destroy
your high places.
(a) He speaks of all the places where the Israelites
accustomed to commit their idolaters, threatening them
6:4 And your altars shall be desolate, and your b images shall
be broken: and I will cast down your slain [men] before your
6:5 And I will lay the dead carcases of the children of Israel
before their c idols; and I will scatter your bones about
(c) In contempt of their power and force, which will neither
be able to deliver you or themselves.
6:8 Yet will I leave a remnant, d that ye may have [some] that
shall escape the sword among the nations, when ye shall be
scattered through the countries.
(d) He shows that in all dangers God will preserve a few,
which will be as the seed of his Church and call on his
6:9 And they that escape of you shall remember me among the
nations to which they shall be carried captives, because I
am broken with their adulterous heart, which hath departed
from me, and with their eyes, which play the harlot with
their idols: and they e shall lothe themselves for the
evils which they have committed in all their abominations.
(e) They will be ashamed to see that their hope in idols was
in vain, and so will repent.
6:11 Thus saith the Lord GOD; f Smite with thy hand, and stamp
with thy foot, and say, Alas for all the evil abominations
of the house of Israel! for they shall fall by the sword,
by the famine, and by the pestilence.
(f) By these signs he would that the prophet would signify
the great destruction to come.
6:13 Then shall g ye know that I [am] the LORD, when their
slain [men] shall be among their idols all around their
altars, upon every high hill, on all the tops of the
mountains, and under every green tree, and under every
thick oak, the place where they offered sweet savour to all
(g) That is, all nations when you will see my judgments.
6:14 So will I stretch out my hand upon them, and make the land
desolate, even, more desolate h than the wilderness
toward Diblath, in all their habitations: and they shall
know that I [am] the LORD.
(h) Which was in Syria and bordered on Israel, or from the
wilderness which was south, to Diblath which was north:
meaning the while country.