The eternal Jehovah, the only true God, the Maker of heaven and earth; this is said by way of preface to the prophecy, and to assure of the fulfilment of it, as well as in opposition to the gods of the Zidonians: behold, I am against thee, O Zidon;
angry with thee, and will come out against thee in my wrath, because of thine idolatries and impieties. The Targum is,
``behold, I send my fury upon thee, O Zidon:''I will be glorified in the midst of thee;
not by the conversion of them; nor by acts of religious worship truly performed by them: by prayer, confession of sin, or thanksgiving; but by his judgments executed in the midst of them; by pouring out the vials of his wrath on them, as it follows: and they shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall have executed
judgments in her;
for the Lord is known, by the judgments he executes, to be that pure, holy, just, and sin avenging God he is, as well as omniscient and omnipotent; and this even Heathens and antichristian persons are obliged to acknowledge, ( Psalms 9:15 Psalms 9:16 ) : and shall be sanctified in her;
that is, shall appear, be declared and owned, to be a God, just and holy, in all his ways and works.