Therefore thus saith the Lord God, [as] I live
A repetition of the oath of God as before, expressing his
indignation at the king of Judah, and the certainty of his ruin:
surely mine oath that he hath despised, and my covenant
that he hath broken;
the Lord calls it his oath, because it was made and taken in his
name, ( 2
Chronicles 36:13 ) ; and his covenant, because it was
agreeable to his will, and was made in his sight, and he was
solemnly appealed to at the making of it; all which were an
aggravation of Zedekiah's sin in violating them, and made his
punishment the heavier: even it will I recompense upon his
he shall personally bear the punishment due to such crimes. The
``I will revenge his way upon his head.''
Jarchi thinks this refers to the putting out of his eyes; and
Kimchi takes notice of the same sense.