And their houses shall be turned unto others
To strangers, to the Chaldeans; they shall be transferred unto
them, come into their hands, and become their property:
with their fields and wives together:
not only their houses and lands shall be taken away from them,
and put to the use of others, but even their wives; than which
nothing could be more distressing: for I will stretch out
my hand upon the inhabitants of the land, saith the Lord;
the inhabitants of the land of Judea; and so the Septuagint
render it, "upon them that inhabit this land"; and so the Arabic
version: wherefore, since the Lord would exert himself in this
affair, and stretch out his hand of almighty power, as the Targum
``I will lift up the stroke of my power;''
it might be depended upon that all this destruction threatened
would come on them.