And the Lord God of hosts [is] he that toucheth the land, and
it shall melt
Which is another reason why it is impossible to escape the hands of a sin revenging God, because he is omnipotent as well as omniscient; he is the Lord of all the armies above and below; and if he but touch the land, any particular country, as the land of Israel, it shakes and trembles, and falls into a flow of water, or melts like wax; as when he toucheth the hills and mountains they smoke, being like fuel to fire; see ( Psalms 104:32 ) ( 144:5 ) ; and all that dwell therein shall mourn;
their houses destroyed, their substance consumed, and all that is near and dear to them swallowed up: and it shall rise up wholly like a flood, and shall be drowned as [by]
the flood of Egypt; (See Gill on Amos 8:8).