And they shall know that I [am] the Lord
As in ( Ezekiel 6:7 ) ; [and that] I have not said in vain;
either within himself, in his own purposes and decrees; so the Targum,
``I have not in vain decreed in my word;''or by the mouth of the prophets: that I would do this evil unto them;
in carrying them captive, and dispersing them in other lands; for this is not the evil of sin, but the evil of punishment, or of affliction.