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phet mentions a Coal from the Altar only because Fire is
the great Refiner, and therefore fit to free the Prophet from that Pollution he before complain'd of ; which, whether he means a natural Impediment in his Speech, which render'd his Preaching ineffectual, or the Corruption of his Nature, which expos'd him to the Anger of God, was correóted and taken away by this Application.
Ver. 12. And the Lord have removed Men far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the Land..] By removing Men far away, Grotius understands making them fly for shelter to distant Countries, which in all probability great numbers of them did upon the approach of the Assyrian Army , but they soon return’d again upon the News of the signal Overthrow of that prodigious