And the nations shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity: because they trespassed against me, therefore hid I my face from them, and gave them into the hand of their enemies: so fell they all by the sword.
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George Leo Haydock
Sword. I could as easily have protected them against the Chaldeans as against this prince, if their sins had not been in the way. (Calmet)
These bring on the ruin of God's people more than the power of the enemy. (Worthington)