I will surely consume them, saith the Lord
Or, "gathering I will gather them" F11; into some one place, the city of Jerusalem, and there destroy them. The word is, (hyylk Nwvl) , expressive of consumption and destruction, as Jarchi, Kimchi, and Ben Melech observe; and so the Targum,
``destroying I will destroy them, saith the Lord.''There shall be no grapes on the vine, nor figs on the fig tree, and the
``and they shall fall, as the grapes fall from the vine, and as the falling fruit from the fig tree, and as the leaf from the tree.''Though it rather intends the sterility of the land, and in general the famine that should attend the siege of Jerusalem. Grapes and figs are mentioned only, as Kimchi observes, because they were the chief fruits, and they are put for the whole. And the things that I have given them shall pass away from them;
``because I have given them my law from Sinai, and they have transgressed it;''and so Jarchi,
``this shall be unto them, because I have given them statutes, and they have transgressed them.''