And I will make your tongue cleave to the roof of your mouth, that you shall be dumb, and shall not be to them one who reproves: for they are a rebellious house.
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George Leo Haydock
House. "When there is a multitude of sins, (or sinners; peccatorum) the offenders are unworthy of being corrected by the Lord. "(St. Jerome)
The prophet's silence might suffice to admonish them. (Calmet)
He heard the Lord's commands to chap. xi. 24., before he spoke to the people. (Menochius)