Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Then men shall say, Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD God of their fathers, which he made with them when he brought them forth out of the land of Egypt:
They have forsaken
1 Kings 19:10
He answered, "I have been absolutely loyal to the Lord, the sovereign God, even though the Israelites have abandoned the agreement they made with you, torn down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left and now they want to take my life."
Look, the Lord is ready to devastate the earth and leave it in ruins; he will mar its surface and scatter its inhabitants.
The answer will come back, "It is because they broke their covenant with the Lord their God and worshiped and served other gods."
It will not be like the old covenant that I made with their ancestors when I delivered them from Egypt. For they violated that covenant, even though I was like a faithful husband to them," says the Lord.
"It will not be like the covenant that I made with their fathers, on the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they did not continue in my covenant and I had no regard for them, says the Lord.
"'People from other nations will pass by this city. They will ask one another, "Why has the Lord done such a thing to this great city?"
(Lamed) Neither the kings of the earth nor the people of the lands ever thought that enemy or foe would enter the gates of Jerusalem.
And everyone will see that I, the Lord, have burned it; it will not be extinguished.'"
The desolate land will be plowed, instead of being desolate in the sight of everyone who passes by.
but on the day Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.