- The Philistines had always been enemies to Israel; but the
Chaldean army shall overflow their land like a deluge. Those
whom God will spoil, must be spoiled. For when the Lord intends
to destroy the wicked, he will cut off every helper. So
deplorable are the desolations of war, that the blessings of
peace are most desirable. But we must submit to His appointments
who ordains all in perfect wisdom and justice.