And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem toward the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, -- a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
Or '[this] shall be;' or, according to others, '... and come not, shall there not be upon them ...?'
Chattah, 'sin,' as Prov. 10.16; 'Punishment' may be alluded to as what represents and marks the sin: see Lam. 3.39; 4.6; bearing the sin on himself in punishment, something like the sense of sin-offering. It must be so taken here; but so as to charge the measure and character of sin, not merely the fact of punishment. It is governmentally putting the sin upon him instead of taking it off: see Lam. 4.22.