I denounce unto, you this day that ye shall surely perish,
&c.] By one judgment or another; this he most solemnly averred, and it might be depended upon that it would certainly be their case; see ( Deuteronomy 4:26 ) ;
[and that] ye shall not prolong [your] days upon the land, whither
thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it;
but be cut short by death, of one kind or another, by sword, or famine, or pestilence, or be carried into captivity; one or other of which were frequently their case.