And I will make drunk her princes, and her wise men, her captains, and her rulers, and her mighty men: and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts.
And I will make drunk her princes
With the wine of divine wrath; that is, slay them; though there
may be an allusion to their being drunk with wine at the feast
Belshazzar made for his thousand lords; who are the princes here
intended, together with the king and his royal family, ( Daniel 5:1Daniel 5:4 ) ; and
her wise [men], her captains, and her rulers, and her mighty
the counsellors of state, priests, magicians, and astrologers;
officers in the army, superior and inferior ones; and the
soldiers and warriors, whom Cyrus and his men slew; when they
entered the city; compare with this ( Revelation
19:18 ) ; and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and
be all asleep in their drunken fits, and be slain therein; and so
never wake, or live more. The Targum is,
``and they shall die the second death, and not come into the
world to come;''
(See Gill on Jeremiah
51:39); saith the king, whose name [is] the Lord of
the King of kings and Lord of lords; the Lord of armies in heaven
and earth; and can do, and does, what he pleases in both worlds.