Ye have feared the sword
Of the Chaldeans; and therefore they sent to the Egyptians for help. The Targum is,
``ye have been afraid of them that kill with the sword;''and not afraid of the Lord; see ( Matthew 10:28 ) ; and I will bring a sword upon you, saith the Lord God;
or those that kill with the sword, as the Targum; meaning the Chaldeans, who were sent by the Lord, and, when they took the city, put many to death by the sword, and carried captive others.