Verses 1-19: The prophecy of the destruction of Egypt is very full.
Those who take their lot with God's enemies, shall be with them
in punishment. The king of Babylon and his army shall be
instruments of this destruction. God often makes one wicked man
a scourge to another. No place in the land of Egypt shall escape
the fury of the Chaldeans. The Lord is known by the judgments he
executes. Yet these are only present effects of the Divine
displeasure, not worthy of our fear, compared with the wrath to
come, from which Jesus delivers his people.
Verses 20-26: Egypt shall grow weaker and weaker. If lesser judgments
do not prevail to humble and reform sinners, God will send
greater. God justly breaks that power which is abused, either to
put wrongs upon people, or to put cheats upon them. Babylon
shall grow stronger. In vain do men endeavour to bind up the arm
the Lord is pleased to break, and to strengthen those whom he
will bring down. Those who disregard the discoveries of his
truth and mercy, shall know his power and justice, in the
punishment for their sins.