The heaven shall reveal his iniquity
Either God the Maker and Possessor of heaven, who dwells there, and is sometimes so called, ( Daniel 4:25 ) ( Luke 15:18 ) ; who sees and knows all things, even those that are most secret, as well as more openly committed, and will make all manifest, sooner or later; or else the angels of heaven, the inhabitants of it, so the Targum; who in the last day will be employed in gathering out of Christ's kingdom all that offend, and do iniquity, ( Matthew 13:41 Matthew 13:42 ) ; or the judgments of God descending from heaven, or appear there, and are owing to it; such as drowning the old world by opening the windows of heaven, ( Genesis 7:11 ) ; the burning of Sodom and Gomorrah by fire and brimstone from thence, ( Genesis 19:24 ) ; and the destruction of persons by thunder, ( 2 Samuel 22:15 ) ( Psalms 144:6 ) , and lightning, ( 1 Samuel 2:10 ) ( 7:10 ) ( Isaiah 29:6 ) , and the like; which judgments falling upon men, show them to be guilty of crimes deserving of the wrath of God, see ( Romans 1:18 ) ;
and the earth shall rise up against him;
when that becomes barren for the sins of men, and nothing but things hurtful to man rise up out of it; when it discloses the blood of murdered persons, and will at last give up the wicked dead that are buried in it; the Targum is,
``the inhabitants of the earth;''and may be interpreted of their enmity, opposition, and hostility.