13:4 Take the sash that thou hast bought, which [is] upon thy loins, and arise, go to a Euphrates, and hide it there in a cleft of the rock.
(a) Because this river was far from Jerusalem, it
is evident that this was a vision, by which it was signified that the Jews
would pass over the Euphrates to be captives in Babylon, and there for length
of time would seem to be rotten, although they were joined to the Lord before
as a girdle about a man.
Therefore thou shalt speak to them this word; Thus saith the LORD God of Israel,
Every b skin shall be filled with wine:
and they shall say to thee, Do we not certainly know that every skin shall be
filled with wine?
(b) Every one of you will be filled with
spiritual drunkenness, and be without all knowledge to seek how to help
13:14 And I will c
dash them one against another, even the fathers and the sons together, saith the
LORD: I will not pity, nor spare, nor have mercy, but destroy them.
(c) It will be as easy for me to destroy the
greatest and the strongest as it is for a man to break earthen bottles.
13:16 Give glory to the
LORD your God, before he shall cause d
darkness, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains, and, while ye
look for e light, he shall turn it into
the shadow of death, [and] make [it] gross darkness.
(d) That is, affliction and misery by the
(e) Meaning, for help and support of the
13:17 But if ye will not hear it, my soul shall f
weep in secret places for [your] pride; and my eye shall weep bitterly, and run
down with tears, because the LORD'S flock is carried away captive.
(f) You will surely be led away captive and I,
according to my affection toward you, will weep and lament for your
13:18 Say to the g
king and to the queen, Humble yourselves, sit down: for your principalities
shall come down, [even] the crown of your glory.
(g) For Jehoiachin and his mother rendered
themselves by Jeremiah's counsel to the king of Babylon, (2 Kings
13:19 The cities of h
the south shall be shut up, and none shall open [them]: Judah shall be carried
away captive all of it, it shall be wholly carried away captive.
(h) That is, of Judah, which lies south of
13:20 Lift up your eyes, and behold them that come
from the north: where [is] the i flock
[that] was given thee, thy beautiful flock?
(i) He asks the king, where his people is become.
13:21 What wilt thou say when he shall punish
thee? for thou hast k taught them [to
be] captains, [and] as chief over thee: shall not sorrows take thee, as a woman
(k) By seeking to strangers for help, you have
made them skilful to fight against you.
13:22 And if thou shalt say in thy heart, Why come
these things upon me? For the greatness of thy iniquity are thy skirts l
uncovered, [and] thy heels made bare.
(l) The cloak of hypocrisy will be pulled off,
and your shame seen.
Therefore will I uncover thy skirts upon thy face, m
that thy shame may appear.
(m) As your iniquities have been revealed to all
the world, so shall your shame and punishment.
13:27 I have seen thy adulteries, and thy n
neighings, the lewdness of thy harlotry, [and] thy abominations on the hills in o
the fields. Woe to thee, O Jerusalem! wilt thou not be made clean? when [shall
it] once [be]?
(n) He compares idolaters to horses inflamed
(o) There is no place so high nor low, where the
marks and signs of your idolatry do not appear.