For I [am] the Lord: I will speak
A sovereign Being, immutable and eternal; who will speak by his prophets what is his mind and will shall be done: and the word that I shall speak shall come to pass;
the word of prophecy delivered out in his nature by the true prophets never fails, but is always accomplished; as that was which respected the siege or Jerusalem, and captivity of the Jews: it shall be no more prolonged:
the judgment threatened shall be inflicted, and that in a very short time: for in your days, O rebellious house;
while they were living; which they hoped would never be, at least not till after their death; whereas, within live or six years after this, all came to pass: will I say the word, and will perform it, saith the Lord God of hosts;
not only the prophecy of their ruin should be given out in their days, but accomplished in that time; which they might depend upon, since he who said it is the mighty God, the Lord of armies in heaven and in earth.