All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished
At thy fall; that such a mighty city, and powerful prince, should be destroyed at once; that, from such a height of prosperity, they should be brought to so low an estate of adversity; this will be the astonishment of kings, merchants, and others, that knew the riches, power, and flourishing estate of Rome, as before observed: thou shalt be a terror;
to the said persons, who will be afraid to come nigh for fear of the same torments and punishment, ( Revelation 18:10 Revelation 18:15 ) , or, though thou "hast been a terror"; or "terrors"; exceeding terrible to others in time past, yet now, as the Targum,
``I will give thee (or make thee) as if thou wast not:''and never shalt thou be any more;
as thou hast been, or after thy last destruction; so mystical Tyre or Babylon shall be no more, when once destroyed, ( Revelation 18:21 ) .