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Ezekiel 7:27

The king shall mourn, and the prince shall be clothed with desolation, and the hands of the people of the land shall be troubled: I will do unto them after their way, and according to their deserts will I judge them; and they shall know that I am the LORD.

The king shall mourn, and the prince shall be clothed with desolation,.... Meaning one and the same person, Zedekiah not being able to save himself and his people; and who falling into the hands of the king of Babylon, his children were slain before him; then his own eyes put out, and he bound in chains, and carried captive to Babylon,

Jeremiah 39:6;

and the hands of the people of the land shall be troubled; weakened through fear and distress; incapable of business, and unable to help themselves and others; and the more so, when they found their case desperate; which was manifest by the mourning and desolation of their king, in whom their confidence had been placed:

I will do unto them after their way; or, "for their way" {p}; because of their evil ways and works:

and according to their deserts will I judge them; take vengeance on them, as the Targum: or, "in their judgments will I judge them" {q}; the same measure they have meted out to others shall be measured out to them, Matthew 7:1:

and they shall know that I am the LORD; the only Lord God, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, true and faithful, holy, just, and good.


{p} Mkrdm "pro viis ipsorum", Calvin; "pro via ipsorum", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Polanus,
{q} Mjpva Mhyjpvmbw "et in", sive "pro judiciis eorum judicabo eos", Calvin, Polanus, Cocceius.

 

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