1 ! He prophecieth the destruction of Babylon, and the deliuerance of Israel, which was in captiuitie.
2 a After that God hathe vsed the Babylonians seruice to punish other nations, he sheweth taht their turne shal come to be punished.
2 b These were two of their chief idoles.
4 d When Cyrus shal take Babel.
6 g They haue commit idolatrie in euerie place.
7 h For the Lord dwelt among them in his Temple, and wolde haue mainteined them by his justice against their enemies.
8 k That is, moste forward and without feare.
14 p Thogh the Lord called the Babylonians his seruants, and their worke his worke in punishing his people, yet because they did it not to glorifie God, but for their owne malice, & to profite them selues, it is here called sinne.
14 o He speaketh to the enemies the Medes and Persians.
17 f He caryed away the rest, to wit, Judah, & Benjamin.
21 / Or, of them that shulde by visited.
34 z He sheweth that when God executeth his judgements against his enemies, that his Church shal then haue rest.
38 a For Cyrus did cut the riuer Euphrates and deuided the course thereof into many streames, so that it might be passed ouer as thogh there had bene no water: which thing he did by the counsel of two of Belshazzars captaines, who conspired against their Kings, because he had gelded the one of them in despite, and slaine the sonne of the other.
39 / Ebr. sonnes of the ostriches, the yong.