Therefore, son of man, prophesy, and say unto
Since these are his thoughts and designs, and those his big words, and which he will endeavour to put in practice, and be applauded for it by others; deliver this prophecy to him, or concerning him: thus saith the Lord God, in that day when my people of Israel dwelleth
safely, shall thou not know it?
that Israel are returned to their own land? that they dwell in it safely? that they have abundance of cattle, gold, and silver that they have no walls, gates, and bars to protect them? that they live without fear or suspicion of any enemy to annoy them, and therefore may be easily surprised and taken? this, when it comes to pass, will soon be known by the Turks, through their spies and informers: or, "shall thou not know?" F17 or experience the divine vengeance for thy wicked thoughts, intentions, and attempts against Israel? he should. So the Targum,
``shalt thou not know the vengeance of my power?''or shalt thou not know that all attempts to make them uneasy and uncomfortable will be in vain?
F17 (edt) "experturus esses", Junius & Tremellius; "experieris, scil. poenam meam", Piscator.