Why will ye die, thou and thy people, the sword, by the
famine, and by the pestilence
Through a blockade of the Chaldean army, which would invade their land, and besiege their city, upon a refusal to be subject to their yoke: as the Lord hath spoken against the nation that will not serve the
king of Babylon?
as the Lord has threatened shall be the case of any and everyone of the above nations that should refuse to be tributary to him; of which, no doubt, Zedekiah and his court had been apprized; see ( Jeremiah 27:8 ) .