For yet a very little while
Within a few days; for in a very short time after Sennacherib was come up against Jerusalem his army was destroyed by an angel: and the indignation shall cease;
the indignation of the Lord against his people Israel, shown by bringing the Assyrian monarch against them, of which he was the staff or instrument, ( Isaiah 10:5 ) : and mine anger in their destruction;
not in the destruction of the Jews, but the Assyrians: the sense is, that the anger of God towards the people of the Jews for the present should be discontinued, when the Assyrian army was destroyed. The Targum is,
``for yet a very little while, and the curses shall cease from you of the house of Jacob; and mine anger shall be upon the people that work iniquity, to destroy them;''that is, the Assyrians.