And they shall burn thine houses with fire
As the houses in Jerusalem were by Nebuchadnezzar's army, even the temple, the house of the Lord, and the king's house, and the houses of great men, even all the houses in the city, ( Jeremiah 52:13 ) ; and as was commanded to be done to idolatrous cities, ( Deuteronomy 13:16 ) ; and this also may be said in allusion to the burning of adulterous persons, ( Genesis 38:24 ) ; and execute judgments upon thee in the sight of many women;
or provinces, as the Targum; meaning the Philistines, Moabites, Ammonites, and Edomites, who would rejoice in their ruin; the judgments design those before mentioned: and I will cause thee to cease from playing the harlot, and thou also
shalt give no hire any more;
their idols, high places, and altars, being demolished, and they plundered of their substance; and after the Babylonish captivity the Jews never returned to idolatry any more.