Every one that is found shall be thrust through
With a sword, spear, or lance, and be slain; that is, everyone that is found in the city of Babylon; and so the Targum adds,
``and everyone that is found in it shall be slain;''so Kimchi, in the midst of it, or without; in the street, as Jarchi. The orders of Cyrus F8 were, that those that were found without (in the streets) should be slain; and to proclaim in the Syriac language, that those that were within doors should continue there, but, if they were found without, they should be put to death; which orders were executed, and well agrees with this prophecy: and everyone that is joined [unto them] shall fall by the sword;
``everyone that enters into the fortified cities,''flees there for safety and protection.