Verse 17. "Thy wife shall be a harlot" - As this was the word of the Lord, so it was fulfilled; but as we have no farther account of this idolatrous priest, so we cannot tell in what circumstances these threatenings were executed. 1. His wife was to be a public prostitute; she was probably such already privately in the temple, as the wife of an idolatrous priest. 2. His sons and daughters were to fall by the sword. 3. Their inheritance was to be taken by strangers. 4. And himself was to die a captive in a heathen land.
Israel shall surety go into captivity] He now declares fully what he had not declared before, though Amaziah had made it a subject of accusation.
This particular was probably revealed at this instant, as well as those which concerned Amaziah and his family.