Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown
search . . . with candles—or lamps; so as to leave no dark corner in it wherein sin can escape the punishment, of which the Chaldeans are My instruments (compare Zephaniah 1:13; Luke 15:8).
settled on their lees—"hardened" or crusted; image from the crust formed at the bottom of wines long left undisturbed (Jeremiah 48:11). The effect of wealthy undisturbed ease ("lees") on the ungodly is hardening: they become stupidly secure (compare Psalms 55:19; Amos 6:1).
Lord will not do good . . . evil—They deny that God regards human affairs, or renders good to the good; or evil to the evil, but that all things go haphazard (Psalms 10:4; Malachi 2:17).
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