Therefore it is come to pass, [that] as he cried
The Lord by the former prophets called them to repentance and obedience: and they would not hear;
his words, nor obey his voice: so they cried:
when they were besieged in Jerusalem, and were carried captive into Babylon: and I would not hear, saith the Lord of hosts;
so as to deliver them out of the hands of their enemies; see ( Proverbs 1:24-28 ) .