Verse 21. "Do not disgrace the throne of thy glory" - The temple. Let not this sacred place be profaned by impious and sacrilegious hands.
Break not thy covenant] See Exod. xxiv. 7, 8; xix. 5. They had already broken the covenant, and they wish God to fulfill his part. They ceased to be his people, for they abandoned themselves to idolatry; and yet they wished Jehovah to be their Lord; to defend, support, and fill them with all good things! But when the conditions of a covenant are broken by one of the contracting parties, the other party is not bound; and the covenant is necessarily annulled.
Verse 22. "Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles" - Probably the dearth was now coming, as there had been a long want of rain. It was the prerogative of the true God to give rain and send showers at the prayers of his people.
"Therefore we will wait upon thee" - If thou do not undertake for us, we must be utterly ruined.