And after all that is come on us for our evil deeds, and for our great trespass…
I. OUR NATIONAL DUTY TO GOD. This may be viewed in three lights.
1. Of moral and Christian obligation.
2. Of Scripture precedent.
3. Of prophetic promise.
II. The abominations to be renounced. Christian idolatry and the Papacy of Rome.
1. It is unbelieving. True faith is blotted out by a blind credulity.
2. It is idolatrous.
3. It is self-righteous.
4. It is persecuting.
5. In its whole practice it denies the Father and the Son.
III. THE KIND OF AFFINITY WHICH IS SINFUL ANY FORBIDDEN. It is one of sympathy, of partial adoption, and of the direct patronage of idolatrous error.
IV. THE AGGRAVATION OF OUR SIN BY FORMER MERCIES.
(T. R. Birks, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And after all that is come upon us for our evil deeds, and for our great trespass, seeing that thou our God hast punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and hast given us such deliverance as this;
WEB: "After all that has come on us for our evil deeds, and for our great guilt, since you, our God, have punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and have given us such a remnant,