And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever
That her monarchy would continue in a succession of kings, that should rule over all nations to the end of the world. So mystical Babylon, when near her ruin, will say, "I sit a queen----and shall see no sorrow", ( Revelation 18:7 ) : so that thou didst not lay these things to thy heart;
neither the sins she had been guilty of, particularly in acting the cruel part towards the people of God; nor the evils foretold should come upon her; these she did not consider of and think upon, so as to repent of the one, and prevent the other: neither didst remember the latter end of it;
or, "thy latter end" F6; either her own latter end, the end of her wickedness which she had committed, as Jarchi; the end of her pride, that she should be humbled, as Aben Ezra and Kimchi; or her ruin and destruction, the end she should come to at last; this she never thought of, but put this evil day far from her: or she remembered not the latter end of Jerusalem, who, though a lady too, fell by her own hand; which sense Kimchi takes notice of: or she did not consider what would befall the Jews in the latter day; that God would put an end to their calamities, and deliver them out of Babylon, as he had foretold.
F6 (htyrxa) "novissimi tui", Vatablus; who observes a various reading. In some copies it is (Ktyrxa) , "thy latter end"; which is followed by the Vulgate Latin.