This evil people, which refuse to hear my words
Sent by the prophets, to whom they turned a deaf ear; and though they pressed them, and importunately desired them to give them a hearing, they refused it; and this showed them to be a bad people, very degenerate and wicked; and which further appears by what follows: which walk in the imagination of their heart;
which was evil, stubborn, and rebellious, see ( Jeremiah 7:24 ) ( 9:14 ) : and walk after other gods, to serve them, and to worship them;
went to Egypt and Assyria to pay their adoration to those who were not by nature gods; and this was the cause of their ruin and destruction: shall even be as this girdle, which is good for nothing:
as they were corrupt in their practices, and were become useless and unserviceable to God; so they would be carried captive into a foreign country, where they would be inglorious, and unprofitable, uncomfortable in themselves, and of no use to one another.