Verse 17. "Ye have wearied the Lord" - He has borne with you so long, and has been prosoked so often, that he will bear it no longer. It is not fit that he should.
"Every one that doeth evil" - Ye say that it is right in the sight of the Lord to put away a wife, because she has no longer found favour in the sight of her husband. And because it has not been signally punished hitherto, ye blaspheme and cry out, "Where is the God of judgment?" Were he such as he is represented, would he not speak out? All these things show that this people were horribly corrupt. The priests were bad; the prophets were bad; the Levites were bad; and no wonder that the people were irreligious, profane, profligate, and cruel.