Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown
eyes . . . upon the sinful kingdom—that is, I am watching all its sinful course in order to punish it (compare Amos 9:4; Psalms 34:15-16).
not utterly destroy the house of Jacob—Though as a "kingdom" the nation is now utterly to perish, a remnant is to be spared for "Jacob," their forefather's sake (compare Jeremiah 30:11); to fulfil the covenant whereby "the seed of Israel" is hereafter to be "a nation for ever" (Jeremiah 31:36).
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