And the Chaldeans, that fight against this city, shall come,
&c.] Or rather "shall enter", as Aquila renders it; for they were come to it already, and were fighting against it, battering the walls, and throwing in their arrows, and putting to the sword such as came out, or were within their reach: and set fire on this city;
as they did, ( Jeremiah 39:8 ) ; and burn it, with the houses, upon whose roofs they have offered
incense unto Baal;
or "especially the houses" F7, or "even the houses"; the houses particularly mentioned in the history of the destruction as burnt; and which, very probably, are here intended; besides the Lord's house, and all the houses in Jerusalem, were the king's house, and the houses of the great men or princes; and which, Kimchi thinks, were higher than others; on which therefore they burnt incense to Baal; wherefore it was a just retaliation, upon them that they should be burnt with fire: and poured out drink offerings unto other gods, to provoke me to
to other gods besides the true God; to strange gods, and to other gods besides Baal; which was done as if they really designed to provoke the Lord; as if they had it in view to affront him; and, if they had, they could not have taken a more effectual method; though this is to be understood, not intentionally, but eventually; not what was their design, though it looked like it, but what was the effect of their idolatry.
F7 (Mytbh taw) "imprimis domos", Schmidt; "nempe domos", Piscator.