O our God wilt thou not judge them?
&c.] Bring them to thy bar, examine these facts alleged against them, convict them of injustice, and condemn and punish them for it: for we have no might against the great company that cometh against us;
for though the militia of the kingdom of Judah was very numerous, as described ( 2 Chronicles 17:14-19 ) yet on a sudden it might not be easy to gather it together; besides, it was nothing to put trust and confidence in; and if the Lord was not with them, their strength would be weakness, and they not able to withstand this numerous army: neither know we what to do;
whether to attempt to muster the militia, and go out to meet them, or to shut up themselves in Jerusalem, and make the best defence they could: but our eyes are upon thee;
for advice and direction, for help and protection; the eyes of their bodies were lifted up in prayer to him, and the eyes of their souls, of faith, hope, expectation, and desire, were fastened on him.