1; The judgments wherewith God revenges his church.
11; The desolation of her enemies.
16; The certainty of the prophecy.
This and the following chapter, as Bp. Lowth observes, form
one distinct prophecy; an entire, regular, and beautiful poem,
consisting of two parts; the first containing a denunciation
of Divine vengeance against the enemies of the people or
church of God; the second describing the flourishing state of
that church consequent upon those judgments. The event
foretold is represented as of the highest importance, and of
universal concern; all nations are called upon to attend to
the declaration of it; and the wrath of God is denounced
against all the nations who had provoked to anger the Defender
of the cause of Zion. By a figure frequently occurring in the
prophetical writings, the cities and people mentioned here,
who were remarkably distinguished as the enemies of the people
of God, are put for those enemies in general.
18:3 33:13 41:1 43:9 49:1 Jud 5:3,31 Ps 49:1,2 50:1 96:10
Mr 16:15,16 Re 2:7
* let the.
1:2 De 4:26 32:1 Jer 22:29 Mic 6:1,2
* all that is therein. Heb. the fulness thereof.
Ps 24:1 1Co 10:26