“Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it.”
King James Version (KJV)
6:17 Trumpet - The voice of his prophet, intimating his loud crying upon the account of eminent danger.
6:18 Nations - He calls upon the nations round about to be spectators of his severity against Judah. What - The greatness of their punishment, as the effect of the greatness of their sins.
6:20 Sheba - A country in Arabia Faelix, to which country frankincense was peculiar. The sweet cane - The same that is mentioned as an ingredient in the holy oil, #Exod 30:23|. To what purpose art thou at this trouble and charge to fetch these ingredients for thy incense.
6:21 I will say - I will suffer such things to be laid in their way, as shall be the occasion of their destruction. The neighbour - Men of all sorts and conditions.