So will I break down the wall that ye have daubed with
Which is repeated and expressed in these words, both for the sake of confirmation and explanation of what is before said: and bring it down to the ground, so that the foundation thereof shall
meaning the city of Jerusalem, and by these phrases declaring the utter destruction of it; whereby also would be discovered the vain assurances and lying predictions of the false prophets, and which would appear to be entirely groundless: so the Targum,
``and I will destroy the city in which ye have prophesied false prophecies; and I will cause it to fall to the ground, and its foundations shall be discovered:''and it shall fall, and ye shall be consumed in the midst of it;
the false prophets perished in the destruction of Jerusalem, and not one of them escaped: and ye shall know that I [am] the Lord;
who is true to his word, and able to accomplish it, whether of punishment or of threatening.