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PROPHECY XX.

The desolation of the mystic Edom. Lamentations iv. 21. Rejoice, and be glad *, O daughter of Edom, that dwellest in the land of Uz, the cup also shall pass through unto thee: thou shalt be drunken, and shalt make thyself naked. 22. The punishment of thine iniquity is accomplished, o daughter of Zion; he will no more carry thee away into captivity: he will visit * thine iniquity, O daughter of Edom; he will discover thy sins.

COMMENTARY. I have already noticed this prophecy. The Edom, here spoken of, must undoubtedly be a typical Edom; because his destruction is connected with the very last restoration of Israel, after which the ancient people of God shall no. more be carried away into captivity. The typical Edom then must be the great Roman Antichristian

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* Rejoice, and be glad.] The words seem to be spoken ironically. Although thou hast long lived deliciously, and and committed fornication with the kings of the earth, a heavy judgment impends over thine head: thy nakedness shall shortly be revealed, and thy sins discovered. The style of the passage is exactly similar to Eçcles. xi. 2. See Dr. Blayney in loc. VOL. 1. .

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