* Thy shepherds.
That is, the rulers and tributary princes, who, as Herodotus
informs us, deserted Nineveh in the day of her distress, and
came not to her succour. Diodorus also says, that when the
enemy shut up the king in the city, many nations revolted;
each going over to the besiegers for the sake of their
liberty; that the king despatched messengers to all his
subjects, requiring power from them to succour him, and that
he thought himself able to endure the siege, and remained in
expectation of armies which were to be raised throughout his
empire, relying on the oracle, that the city would not be
taken till the river became its enemy.
2:6 Ex 15:16 Ps 76:5,6 Isa 56:9,10 Jer 51:39,57
* O King.
Jer 50:18 Eze 31:3-18 32:22,23
* nobles. or, valiant ones.
Isa 47:1 Re 6:15
* thy people.
1Ki 22:17 Isa 13:14