“And will make thine house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah, for the provocation wherewith thou hast provoked me to anger, and made Israel to sin.”
King James Version (KJV)
21:20 Hast thou found - Dost thou pursue me from place to place?Wilt thou never let me rest? Art thou come after me hither with thyunwelcome messages? Thou art always disturbing, threatening, and opposingme. I have - The hand of God hath found and overtaken thee. Soldthyself - Thou hast wholly resigned up thyself to be the bondslave of thedevil, as a man that sells himself to another is totally in his master'spower. To work evil, &c. - Impudently and contemptuously. Those whogive themselves up to sin will certainly be found out, sooner or later,to their unspeakable amazement.
21:23 By the wall - Or, in the portion, as it is explained#2Kings 9:36|.
21:24 Him that dieth, &c. - Punishments after death are here mostinsisted on. And these, tho' lighting on the body only, yet undoubtedlywere designed as figures of the soul's misery in an after state.