Wherefore I will bring the worst of the Heathen
The Chaldeans, notorious for their cruelty, savageness, and barbarity: and they shall possess their houses;
which they have built, and thought to have lived and died in, and left them to their children for an inheritance; but the Chaldeans, and not their children, became their heirs, and inherited their houses and lands: I will also make the pomp of the strong to cease;
or, "the pride of the mighty ones" F14; the noble and the rich; their wealth and substance, by which their pride and grandeur were supported, being takes away from them: and their holy places shall be defiled;
the temple, in which were the holy place, and the holy of holies: or, "they that sanctify them"; the priests that offered sacrifices, which only sanctified to the purifying of the flesh; even these holy persons and things, as well as holy places, would be defiled.
F14 (Myze Nwag) "superbiam fortium", Calvin; "superbiam robustorum", Starckius.