And the LORD said, "I will remove Judah also out of my sight, as I have removed Israel, and I will cast off this city that I have chosen, Jerusalem, and the house of which I said, My name shall be there."
And the Lord said, I will remove Judah also out of my
sight, as I have removed Israel.
] Not from his all seeing eye, but from being the object of his
special care and protection; the meaning is, that he would suffer
them to he carried out of their land into captivity as Israel
was; this he had said in his heart, was determined upon; the
decree was gone forth, and it was irrevocable:
and will cast off this city Jerusalem which I have
for the place of his worship, the people having forsaken his
worship there, and followed after idols:
and the house of which I said, my name shall be
the temple, called after his name, and where his name was to be,
and had been, called upon.