Yet hear the word of the Lord, O Zedekiah king of
Which, though a king, he ought to hearken to; and, besides, what
follows was for comfort, being a mitigation of his sentence, and
containing in it mercy, as well as judgment: thus saith the
Lord of thee, thou shalt not die by the sword:
of the king of Babylon; or a violent death; and therefore fear
not to deliver up thyself and city into his hands; which he might
be twelfth to do, fearing he would put him to death immediately.