Therefore prophesy thou against them all these words, and say
What follows, as well as declare all that is before spoken concerning the cup of fury all nations must drink of: the Lord shall roar from on high:
from, heaven, like a lion, in violent claps of thunder; or in such dreadful dispensations of his providence, as will be very amazing and terrifying: and utter his voice from his holy habitation;
from heaven, as before; and though it will be terrible, yet quite consistent with his holiness and justice: he shall mightily roar upon his habitation;
the temple at Jerusalem, where he had his residence; but now should be deserted by him, and feel the effects of his wrath in the destruction and desolation of it: or rather, since the address is made to the nations of the world, and not to the Jews, it may be rendered, "in" or "out of his habitation" F17; and so designs heaven, as before; and all these expressions are intended to show both the certainty and terribleness of the dispensation; he shall give a shout, as they that tread [the grapes], against all
the inhabitants of the earth;
or, "answer a shout" F18; give the onset for battle against the inhabitants of the earth, as the general of an army; which is accompanied with a shout, like that which is made by workmen treading in the wine press, to encourage one another to go on the more cheerfully in their work.
F17 (whwn le) "in habitaculo suo", Junius & Tremellius; "vel [ex habitaculo]", Gataker, Schmidt.
F18 (hney ddyh) "heded respondebit", Schmidt; "celeusma respondebit", Gataker.