And it came to pass, through the lightness of her whoredom,
&c.] Or the "swiftness" F2 of it; when it was once set on foot, it ran through the land presently one taking it from and following the example of another; or it became a light thing with her to commit idolatry; it was looked upon as a small thing, a trivial offence at most: so the Targum,
``it came to pass that her idols were light in her eyes;''not lightly esteemed of, but it was a light thing to commit idolatry with them; interpreting the word as the Masora, which it follows: and to the same sense the Septuagint version, "her fornication was for nothing"; it stood for nothing, it was not reckoned as a sin: the Arabic version is, "her fornication was with nothing"; with an idol, which is nothing in the world, ( 1 Corinthians 8:4 ) , some choose to render it, "because of the voice or fame of her whoredom" F3, or idolatry; it sounded forth, and the fame, or rather infamy of it, went out through the whole land: wherefore it follows, that she defiled the land;
``she erred or committed idolatry with the worshippers of stone and wood.''This, by what follows, seems to be understood not of Judah, but of Israel.