Verse 13. Because
it is a trial
] This will be a trial of
strength and skill between the Chaldeans and the Jews; and a trial
of faith and patience to the righteous. And what if
the sword, (Nebuchadnezzar,) contemn even the rod?
Overthrow Zedekiah? It will do so; for the regal government of
Judea shall be no more
. Or, it is tried
; that is, the sword
Nebuchadnezzar has already shown himself strong and skilful.