Ye have feared the sword; and I will bring a sword upon you, saith the Lord GOD.
Ye have feared the sword,.... Of the Chaldeans; and therefore they sent to the Egyptians for help. The Targum is,
"ye have been afraid of them that kill with the sword;''
and not afraid of the Lord; see Matthew 10:28;
and I will bring a sword upon you, saith the Lord GOD; or those that kill with the sword, as the Targum; meaning the Chaldeans, who were sent by the Lord, and, when they took the city, put many to death by the sword, and carried captive others.