And when the people saw him
In the condition he was, blinded and fettered, of whom and of his great exploits they had heard so much: they praised their god; as Belshazzar did his, ( Daniel 5:4 ) in hymns and songs composed for them, the substance of which was as follows:
for they said, our god hath delivered into our hands our enemy, and the
destroyer of our country;
as he had been, by tying firebrands to the tails of three hundred foxes, and letting them go into their cornfields, vineyards, and oliveyards:
which slew many of us;
thirty men at Ashkelon, more at Timnath, and 1000 with the jawbone of an ass at Lehi.