* And it.
There is a peculiar grandeur, as well as propriety, in this
method of predicting Nebuchadnezzar's rapid successes. The
God of Israel, declaring himself to be the Lord of armies, and
the Creator and Owner of the whole earth, with all its
inhabitants and productions, and claiming full sovereignty
over his creatures, avows his determination, for reasons he
does not deign to assign, to give all the countries of the
world to the king of Babylon, whom he calls his servant,
because he would accomplish an important part of his most
righteous designs. They, therefore, who would escape the most
dreadful judgments, must submit to the God of Israel, by
submitting to Nebuchadnezzar; they must hearken to the
prophets of Israel, and not to their own diviners; and they
must observe, that Nebuchadnezzar, his son, and his grandson,
would whatever opposition should be made, possess the full
dominion of all these countries, till the appointed time was
expired; and then, these haughty conquerors would in their
turn become the prey of other powerful conquerors; all of
which was most exactly fulfilled.
* that nation.
25:28,29 38:17-19 40:9 42:10-18 52:3-6 Eze 17:19-21
* with the sword.
24:10 Eze 14:21