They shall also gird [themselves] with sackcloth
As a token of mourning, ( Genesis 37:34 ) ; and horror shall cover them:
either the horror of a guilty conscience, or the perpetual dread and terror of the enemy: and shame [shall be] upon all faces;
because of their sins and transgressions, which they shall now be convinced of; or because of their desolate condition, their sins had brought them into: and baldness upon all their heads;
through the plucking off of the hair of their heads in their distress; for to make baldness as a token of mourning for the dead was forbidden the Jews, ( Deuteronomy 14:1 ) .