The morning is come upon thee, O thou that dwellest in
That is, early ruin was come, or was coming, upon the inhabitants of Judea, which before is said to be awake, and to watch for them; and now the day being broke, the morning come, it hastened to them. Some, because this word F7 is used in ( Isaiah 18:5 ) ; for a crown or diadem, think a crowned head, a king, is here meant; particularly Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, the instrument of the destruction of Jerusalem. So the Targum,
``the kingdom is revealed upon or against thee, O inhabitant of the land.''Jarchi interprets it of the morning setting as the sun does, its light and glory disappearing; and so denotes a dark and gloomy day; the time is come;
``and there is no fleeing or escaping to the tops of the mountains.''