Therefore thus saith the Lord God, [as] I live
A repetition of the oath of God as before, expressing his indignation at the king of Judah, and the certainty of his ruin: surely mine oath that he hath despised, and my covenant that he hath
the Lord calls it his oath, because it was made and taken in his name, ( 2 Chronicles 36:13 ) ; and his covenant, because it was agreeable to his will, and was made in his sight, and he was solemnly appealed to at the making of it; all which were an aggravation of Zedekiah's sin in violating them, and made his punishment the heavier: even it will I recompense upon his own head;
he shall personally bear the punishment due to such crimes. The Targum is,
``I will revenge his way upon his head.''Jarchi thinks this refers to the putting out of his eyes; and Kimchi takes notice of the same sense.