And the land shall tremble and sorrow
The land of Chaldea, the inhabitants of it, should tremble, when they heard of this powerful army invading their land, and besieging their metropolis; and should sorrow, and be in pain as a woman in travail, as the word F6 signifies: for every purpose of the Lord shall be performed against Babylon;
or, "shall stand" F7; be certainly fulfilled; for his purposes are firm and not frustratable: to make the land of Babylon a desolation without an inhabitant;
this the Lord purposed, and threatened to do; see ( Jeremiah 50:39 Jeremiah 50:40 ) ( Isaiah 13:19 Isaiah 13:20 ) .
F6 (lxtw) "et parturiet", Schmidt. So Ben Melech.
F7 (hmq) "stabit, [vel] stant", Schmidt.