Behold, therefore I will gather all thy lovers, with whom thou
hast taken pleasure
Or, "with whom thou hast mixed" F18; in unlawful embraces, joined in sinful alliances, or in idolatrous practices: and all [them] that thou hast loved;
the Egyptians and Assyrians, whose friendship and idolatrous customs they were fond of: with all [them] that thou hast hated;
as the Philistines, Moabites, and Ammonites: I will even gather them round about against thee;
as they were in the Chaldean army, which consisted of many nations: and will discover thy nakedness unto them, that they may see all thy
as a just retaliation for discovering it herself, as in ( Ezekiel 16:36 ) ; than which nothing can be more disagreeable to the sex. The Milesian virgins were restrained from suicide by a law, which ordered that such should be drawn naked through the market place. This is to be understood of the spoiling of the city and temple.
F18 (Mhyle tbre rva) "quibus commixtuisti cum illis", Starckius.