Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel
The Lord of armies above and below in general, and the God of Israel in particular; wherefore they ought to hearken to what he was about to say, and to be obedient to him: amend your ways and your doings;
or, "make them good" F12; which shows that they were bad, and were not agreeable to the law and will of God, to which they ought to have been conformed; and the way to amend them was to act according to the rule of the divine word they were favoured with: and I will cause you to dwell in this place;
to continue to dwell in Jerusalem, and in Judea, the land of their nativity, and in the temple, the house of God, and place of religious worship; but, if not, it is suggested that they should not continue here, but be carried captive into a strange land.
F12 (Mkykrd wbyjyh) "bonas facite vias vestras", V. L. Munster, Pagninus, Montanus; "efficite" Junius & Tremellius, Piscator.