And I will make void the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem in
The counsel which they took in this place and agreed to, in offering their sons and daughters to idols; and which they took with these idols and their priests, from whom they expected assistance and relief; and all their schemes and projects for their deliverance; these were all made to spear to be mere empty things, as empty as the earthen bottle he had in his hand, to which there is an allusion; there being an elegant paronomasia between the word F16 here used and that: and I will cause them to fall by the sword before their enemies:
such as sallied out from the city, or attempted to make their escape: and by the hands of them that seek their lives;
and so would not spare them, when they fell into them: and their carcasses will I give to be meat for the fowls of the
heaven, and for the beasts of the earth:
signifying that they should have no burial, but their slain bodies should lie upon the earth, and be fed upon by fowls and beasts.
F16 (qbqb) & (ytqbw) .