14. They have blown the trumpet, even to make all ready; but none goeth to the battle: for my wrath is upon all the multitude thereof.
14. Clanxerunt tuba, pararunt omnia ;1 nemo autem egressus ad proelium: quia indignatio mea super totam multitudinem ejus.
Here the Prophet adds, although the Israelites provide themselves with every aid, and prepare all things for carrying on the war, nay, while they omit nothing for the best fortification, yet when it came to the point, their hopes would be vain, and all the supplies which they prepared for themselves of no avail. However, therefore, they may blow the trumpet, and prepare all things, he says, yet no one goes out to battle. The reason must be marked, since God's indignation was upon the whole multitude of them, that is, because God determined to destroy them all. Now it follows --
1 Or, "Blow ye the trumpet, and make ready, as others translate, in the imperative mood, but I prefer the perfect tense -- they have blown and prepared all things." -- Calvin.
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