I spake unto thee in thy prosperity
Or "prosperities", or "tranquillities" F25; when in their greatest affluence, in the height of it; this he did, when he sent to them his servants the prophets, as the Targum, and by them exhorted, reproved, and advised them: [but] thou saidst, I will not hear;
this was the language of their hearts and actions, though not of their mouths: this [hath been] thy manner from thy youth;
from the time they came out of Egypt, and first became a church and body politic; while they were in the wilderness; or when first settled in the land of Canaan: this was the infancy of their state; and from that time it was their manner and custom to reject the word of the Lord, and turn a deaf ear to it: that thou obeyest not my voice;
in his law, and by his prophets.