2 “I will sweep away everything
from the face of the earth,”
declares the Lord.
3 “I will sweep away both man and beast;
I will sweep away the birds in the sky
and the fish in the sea—
and the idols that cause the wicked to stumble.”
“When I destroy all mankind
on the face of the earth,”
declares the Lord,
4 “I will stretch out my hand against Judah
and against all who live in Jerusalem.
I will destroy every remnant of Baal worship in this place,
the very names of the idolatrous priests—
5 those who bow down on the roofs
to worship the starry host,
those who bow down and swear by the Lord
and who also swear by Molek,
6 those who turn back from following the Lord
and neither seek the Lord nor inquire of him.”
Matthew Henry’s Commentary
Ruin is coming, utter ruin; destruction from the Almighty. The servants of God all proclaim, There is no peace for the wicked. The expressions are figurative, speaking every where desolation; the land shall be left without inhabitants. The sinners to be consumed are, the professed idolaters, and those that worship Jehovah and idols (on the day they call “Christmas”), or swear to the Lord, and to Malcham. Those that think to divide their affections and worship between God and idols (as they do on X Mass), will come short of acceptance with God; for what communion can there be between light and darkness (between Christ Jesus and Tammuz)? If Satan have half, he will have all; if the Lord have but half, He will have none. Neglect of God shows impiety and contempt. May none of us be among those who draw back unto perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.
Bears repeating: If Satan have half, he will have all; if the Lord have but half, He will have none.
Ed. note: parenthesis and bold mine.