And they shall not take of thee a stone for a corner, nor a
stone for foundations
Signifying that it should be so utterly consumed by fire, that there should not be a stone left fit to be put into any new building, especially to be a corner or a foundation stone. The Targum understands it figuratively,
``and they shall not take of thee a king for a kingdom, and a ruler for government:''but thou shall be desolate for ever, saith the Lord;
see ( Jeremiah 50:39 Jeremiah 50:40 ) .