Verse 26. "Then shall they seek a vision" - Vision shall perish from the prophet, the law from the priest, and counsel from the ancients.
Previously to great national judgments, God restrains the influences of his Spirit. His word is not accompanied with the usual unction; and the wise men of the land, the senators and celebrated statesmen, devise foolish schemes; and thus, in endeavouring to avert it, they hasten on the national ruin. How true is the saying, Quem Deus vult perdere, prius dementat.
"Those whom God designs to destroy, he first infatuates."