But I will kindle a fire in the wall of Rabbah
Which was the metropolis of the children of Ammon, and their royal city, ( 2 Samuel 12:26 ) . This is to be understood of an enemy that should destroy it, perhaps Nebuchadnezzar; or of war being kindled and raised in their country; this place being put for the whole; (See Gill on Jeremiah 49:2); and it shall devour the palaces thereof;
the palaces of the king, and his nobles: with shouting in the day of battle;
with the noise of soldiers when they make their onset, or have gained the victory; see ( Jeremiah 49:2 ) ; with a tempest in the day of the whirlwind;
denoting that this judgment should come suddenly, and at an unawares, with great force, irresistibly; and a tempest added to fire, if literally taken, must spread the desolation more abundantly, and make it more terrible.