So it shall be a reproach and a taunt
The subject of the reproaches and taunts of the enemy; see ( Jeremiah 24:9 ) ; this is repeated for the greater confirmation of it: an instruction;
or "discipline", or "correction" F24. The meaning is, that the Gentiles, seeing the judgments of God upon the Jews, would hereby learn righteousness, forsake their sins, amend their ways, and fear, the Lord: and an astonishment unto the nations that [are] round about thee;
being amazed that such judgments should fall upon a people that had been so highly favoured of God; and at their stupidity, hardness, and incorrigibleness under them: when I shall execute judgments in thee in anger and in fury, and in
a heap of words, not only denoting the certainty of divine judgments, but the greatness and fierceness of divine wrath, in the execution of them; that these were not fatherly chastisements, rebukes in love, but the effects of vindictive justice: I the Lord have spoken [it];
or those things, as the Arabic version; and as sure as I have spoken, I will do. The Targum is,
``I the Lord have decreed in my word;''and so in ( Ezekiel 5:13 ) ; where it is added, and I will confirm or accomplish.