They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but
none [shall be] there
They shall call them to take upon them the kingdom and government, and there shall be none to do it, or that will care to do it; or rather there will be no kingdom to take unto them. The words may be rendered either, "as for the nobles thereof, not there a kingdom shall they be called" F16; or, "the nobles shall call"; or, "they shall call the nobles", and "there shall be no kingdom" F17; the kingdom of the beast, as it is called, ( Revelation 16:10 ) shall be no more; and though the cardinals, who are like to nobles, may call for it, and expect it, or be called to it, yet to no purpose; this kingdom will not only be full of darkness, but utterly destroyed:
and all her princes shall be nothing;
shall come to nothing; the above mentioned cardinals, who are clothed and live like princes, these shall be no more; the same with the merchants of the earth, which like the merchants of Tyre are princes, ( Revelation 18:3 Revelation 18:11 ) ( Isaiah 23:8 ) .
F16 (warqy hkwlm Mv Nyaw hyrx) "nobiles ejus, et non ibi regnum vocabuntur", Forerius.
F17 "Ingenuos ejus vocabunt, et non erit ibi regnum", Tigurine version.