By the swords of the mighty will I cause thy multitude to
Pharaoh's numerous subjects; or his army, as the Targum; the vast number of soldiers in it, whose carcasses should fall in battle by the sword of the Chaldeans, the mighty men of Nebuchadnezzar's army: the terrible of the nations all of them;
which army consisted of men of several nations, and those the most terrible, fierce, and cruel, by whose swords this slaughter should be made: and they shall spoil the pomp of Egypt;
cut off the king, the princes of the blood, the nobility and gentry, the prime of the nation; plunder the king's palace of all the wealth and riches in it, the treasury of the kingdom; destroy the metropolis of it; demolish its cities and fortified places, and take away all its strength and glory: and all the multitude thereof shall be destroyed:
all the people of the land, high and low, rich and poor; the destruction shall be general, all ranks and degrees of men shall share in it.