7:3 Now [is] the end [come] upon thee, and I will send my anger
upon thee, and will judge thee according to thy ways, and
will recompense upon thee all a thy abominations.
(a) I will punish you as you have deserved for your
7:6 An end is come, the end is come: it b watcheth for thee;
behold, it is come.
(b) He shows that the judgments of God ever watch to destroy
the sinners, who notwithstanding he delays till there is
no more hope of repentance.
7:7 The c morning is come upon thee, O thou that dwellest in
the land: the time is come, the day of trouble [is] near,
and not the joyful d shouting upon the mountains.
(c) The beginning of his punishments is already come.
(d) Which was a voice of joy and mirth.
7:10 Behold the day, behold, it is come: the morning is gone
forth; the e rod hath blossomed, f pride hath budded.
(e) The scourge is ready.
(f) That is, the proud tyrant Nebuchadnezzar has gathered
his force and is ready.
7:11g Violence hath risen into a rod of wickedness: none of
them [shall remain], nor of their multitude, nor of any of
theirs: neither [shall there be] wailing for them.
(g) This cruel enemy will be a sharp scourge for their
7:12 The time is come, the day draweth near: let not the buyer
i rejoice, nor the seller k mourn: for wrath [is] upon
all its multitude.
(i) For the present profit.
(k) For he will lose nothing.
7:13 For the seller shall not l return to that which is sold,
although they were yet alive: for the m vision [is]
concerning its whole multitude, [which] shall not return;
n neither shall any strengthen himself in the iniquity of
(l) In the year of the Jubile, meaning that none would
enjoy the privilege of the law, (Le 25:13) for
they would all be carried away captives.
(m) This vision signified that all would be carried away,
and none would return for the Jubile.
(n) No man for all this endeavours himself or takes heart to
repent for his evil life. Some read, for none will be
strengthened in his iniquity of his life: meaning that
they would gain nothing by flattering themselves in
7:14o They have blown the trumpet, even to make all ready;
but none goeth to the battle: for my wrath [is] upon all
(o) The Israelites made a brag, but their hearts failed
7:20 As for the beauty of his p ornament, he set it in
majesty: but they made the images of their abominations
[and] of their detestable things in it: therefore have I
set it far from them.
(p) Meaning, the sanctuary.
7:21 And I will give it into the hands of the q strangers for
a prey, and to the wicked of the earth for a spoil; and
they shall pollute it.
(q) That is, of the Babylonians.
7:22 My face will I turn also from them, and they shall pollute
my r secret [place]: for the robbers shall enter into it,
and defile it.
(r) Which signifies the most holy place, into which none
might enter but the high priest.
7:23 Make a s chain: for the land is full of t bloody
crimes, and the city is full of violence.
(s) Signifying that they would be bound and led away
(t) That is, of sins that deserve death.
7:24 Wherefore I will bring the worst of the nations, and they
shall possess their houses: I will also make the pomp of
the strong to cease; and their u holy places shall be
(u) Which was the temple that was divided into three parts.