Renewed iniquity and certain ruin
On the occasion of renewed
iniquity the prophet announces the certain ruin of the
people. Nevertheless Zedekiah, though carried captive to
Babylon, should die there in peace.  In the succeeding chapters we have some
details of the obstinate rebellion which led to the
destruction of Jerusalem and of all Judah.
 God's ways in this are remarkable.
He had broken the oath of Jehovah, and he is judged as
profane. It was mainly through the influence of others
(for he was disposed to listen to Jeremiah), and
therefore mercy is extended to him