And he shall besiege you in all your gates, until your high and fenced walls come down, wherein you trusted, throughout all your land…
God's enemies will ultimately be driven from all their defenses. Cities "great and fenced up to heaven" will be no defense to them, any more than they were to the Canaanites (Deuteronomy 9:1). Horses and chariots (Psalm 20:7), numbers, prowess, wealth (Proverbs 10:15), arts of policy, leagues with foreign powers (Isaiah 30.), afford no protection when God is the besieger. Spiritually, the sinner will ultimately be driven out of every "refuge of lies."
1. Self-righteousness; every mouth shall be stopped (Romans 3:19).
2. False trusts (Matthew 3:9; Matthew 7:22).
3. Evasions and excuses (Matthew 25:26; Luke 14:18). - J.O.
Parallel VersesKJV: And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down, wherein thou trustedst, throughout all thy land: and he shall besiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thy land, which the LORD thy God hath given thee.
WEB: They shall besiege you in all your gates, until your high and fortified walls come down, in which you trusted, throughout all your land; and they shall besiege you in all your gates throughout all your land, which Yahweh your God has given you.