Then shall thou say, O Lord
Acknowledging this prophecy to be of God; believing the accomplishment of it; and praying over it, and for it, like a good man, as doubtless he was: thou hast spoken against this place;
the city of Babylon, where Seraiah is now supposed to be: to cut it off, that none shall remain in it, neither man nor beast, but
that it shall be desolate for ever;
this is the substance of the whole prophecy, that the destruction of Babylon should be an utter and a perpetual one; and which is expressed in the same words that are here used, ( Jeremiah 50:3 Jeremiah 50:13 Jeremiah 50:26 Jeremiah 50:40 ) .