Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of
What is said of Nebuchadnezzar coming up against Edom is here said of Cyrus coming up against Babylon; for of a king it is to be understood; as the Targum,
``behold, a king with his army shall come up against them, as a lion from the height of Jordan;''see ( Jeremiah 49:19 ) ; unto the habitation of the strong;
to Babylon; where dwelt the king, his nobles, and his mighty men: but I will make them suddenly run away from her;
as they did from her king Belshazzar, when Gobrias and Gadates entered the royal palace, and seized upon him F1; and who [is] a chosen [man, that] I may appoint over her?
or, "a young man" F2? such an one Cyrus was, who, by divine appointment, became master and governor of Babylon: and who will appoint me the time?
to enter the lists with me, and litigate the point with me in a court of judicature, or contend with me in battle: and who [is] that shepherd that will stand before me?
or king? not Belshazzar, he could not stand before the Lord: so the Targum,
``there is no king that hath strength before me;''that is, to withstand him, or hinder what he has appointed and ordered to be done; (See Gill on Jeremiah 49:19).
F2 (rwxb ym) "quis juvenis?" Cocceius, Schmidt.