Then said he unto me, son of man
That is, the Lord, or, the Spirit of the Lord, that lifted him up: these [are] the men that devise mischief;
or "vanity" F4; this is to be understood not of the two only that are named, though it may of them chiefly; but of all the twenty five, who formed schemes for the holding out of the siege, and for the security of the city, and of themselves in it, which was all folly and vanity: and give wicked counsel in this city;
either in ecclesiastical affairs, to forsake the worship of God, and cleave to the idols of the nations; or in civil things, as follows:
F4 (Nwa) "vanitatem", Calvin, Vatablus, Junius & Tremellius; "vanum", Cocceius, Starckius.