And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and
the caves of the earth
That is, the worshippers of idols, as they are bid to do, ( Isaiah 2:10 ) for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty,
(See Gill on Isaiah 2:10) when be ariseth;
out of his place; Jarchi says, at the day of judgment; but it respects the judgment of the great whore, and the time when Babylon the great shall come in remembrance before God: to shake terribly the earth;
at which earthquake, or shaking of the earth, that is, a revolution of the antichristian state, the tenth part of the city will fall, and seven thousand men of name be slain, ( Revelation 9:13 ) ( Revelation 16:18 Revelation 16:19 ) and so the Targum paraphrases it,
``when he shall be revealed, to break in pieces the wicked of the earth;''which will be done by him, as the vessels of a potter are broken to shivers, ( Revelation 2:27 ) .