Then shall thou say unto them
Explaining the above words: thus saith the Lord, behold, I will fill all the inhabitants of this
this is the application of the parable, and shows that by every bottle is meant every inhabitant of Judea: even the kings that sit upon David's throne;
or, "that sit for David on his throne" F23; that succeed him one after another; more kings may be meant than one, as Jehoiakim and Zedekiah; or the present reigning king, and the princes of the brood, are designed; who, though of David's family, and on his throne, yet this could not secure them from the calamity threatened: and the priests;
who ministered in holy things; their sacred office and function would not preserve them from ruin: and the prophets;
the false prophets, as the Targum, that prophesied smooth things, and prophesied them peace and safety, these should be involved in the common destruction: and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem with drunkenness;
with tribulation, as the Targum interprets it; and adds,
``and shall be like a drunken man;''giddy, stupid, unable to help themselves, or to advise one another.
F23 (dwdl Mybvyh) "sedentes Davidi", Montanus, Schmidt, Cocceius; "pro David", Pagninus, Calvin, Junius & Tremellius.