Thus saith the Lord God, when the whole earth rejoiceth
When it shall go well with the world in general, and the inhabitants of it; when they shall enjoy great peace and prosperity. Jarchi has a very good note upon this clause,
``when I shall take my kingdom; for then the earth will rejoice, as it is said, the Lord reigns, let the earth rejoice;''so when Christ takes to himself his great power, and reigns, his church and people will rejoice, ( Revelation 11:16 Revelation 11:17 ) , as well as at the destruction of antichrist, as follows: I will make thee desolate;
for so some render it, "the whole earth rejoiceth when I make thee desolate"; or, "so shall all the earth rejoice in the desolation which I shall make for thee" F3; see ( Revelation 18:20 ) ( Revelation 19:1 Revelation 19:2 ) and which agrees with what follows:
F3 "Sic laetabitur omnis terra in desolatione quam faciam tibi", Vatablus.