: Spence-Jones, Henry
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6:8. The Lord commandeth, and he will smite. The expression, thus taken, implies
that God executes his commands through the ministers of his judgment; but it
may well be rendered, "and men shall smite" (comp. Amo. 9
). Breaches ... clefts.
The great palace requires a breach to bring it to the ground; the little but is ruined
by a small rent or cleft. All houses, great and small, shall be smitten. Possibly
Israel and Judah are signified respectively by "the great house" and "the little