And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will recompense thee according to thy ways and thine abominations that are in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I am the LORD that smiteth.
And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have
This verse is the same with ( Ezekiel 7:4 ) ; only
instead of "I will recompense thy ways upon thee", here it is,
I will recompense thee according to thy ways upon thee and
thine abominations [that] are in the midst of thee;
which have both the same sense, showing the equity and justice of
the divine proceedings: and to the clause, it is added, and
ye shall know that I [am] the Lord that smiteth;
with the rod of his anger, inflicts punishment for sin. The
Syriac version is, "that smiteth them"; the Jews, by suffering
them to be carried captive: and so the Targum,
``I am the Lord that bringeth upon you a smiting,''
or the blow; the sense is, that when it came, they should be
sensible that it was the Lord's doing. (See Gill on Ezekiel