And the Lord said, I will remove Judah also out of my sight,
as I have removed Israel.
] Not from his all seeing eye, but from being the object of his special care and protection; the meaning is, that he would suffer them to he carried out of their land into captivity as Israel was; this he had said in his heart, was determined upon; the decree was gone forth, and it was irrevocable:
and will cast off this city Jerusalem which I have chosen:
for the place of his worship, the people having forsaken his worship there, and followed after idols:
and the house of which I said, my name shall be there;
the temple, called after his name, and where his name was to be, and had been, called upon.