Neither will I cause men to hear in thee the shame of
Heathen any more
Their calumnies and revilings, their scoffs and jeers: neither shalt thou bear the reproach of the people any more;
or be any more a taunt and a curse, a proverb and a byword of the people; or be their laughing stock, and the object of their derision: neither shalt thou cause thy nations to fall any more, saith the Lord
by famine, sword, or pestilence, or any other judgment caused by sin: or, "thou shalt not bereave" F12, as the marginal reading is; and which the Targum and many versions follow: now what is here promised, in this and the preceding verse, had not its full accomplishment upon the Jews' return from the Babylonish captivity; for since that time their men have been devoured, and their tribes have been bereaved of them by famine, sword, and pestilence; and they have heard and bore the shame and reproach of the nations where they have been dispersed, and do to this day; wherefore these prophecies must refer to a future restoration of that people.