And it came to pass, while they were slaying them
That were in the city: and I was left;
in the temple; and the only one that was left there, the rest were slain; for there were none marked in the temple, only in the city, ( Ezekiel 9:4 ) ; that I fell upon my face;
as a supplicant, with great humility: and cried, and said;
being greatly distressed with this awful providence: ah, Lord God! wilt thou destroy all the residue of Israel;
the ten tribes had been carried captive before; there only remained the two tribes of Judah and Benjamin, and these were now threatened with an utter destruction: in thy pouring out of thy fury upon Jerusalem?
shown in the destruction of men, both in the city and temple, by famine, pestilence, and sword.