29. Shall I not visit for these things? saith the Lord: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
29. An super hoc non visitabo dicit Jehova? an in gente quae talis est, non se ulciscetur anima mea?
He repeats what we have before noticed, so there is no need of an explanation. But the repetition is not without its use; for the Jews had become so torpid, that all reproofs and threatenings were regarded with indifference. Hence God rouses them with great vehemence,
On such a nation as this, shall not avenged be my soul?
God transfers here to himself, as we have said elsewhere, what does not strictly belong to him; but it is the same as though he had said, "There is no one among earthly judges so void of feeling as to bear such indignities; for when the judge sees that he is treated with contempt by the wicked, is he not provoked?"
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