but no good came; they were disappointed in their expectation; the good that was promised them, and they looked for, never came, but all the reverse:
and for a time of health; or, of healing (l); the political wounds of the commonwealth of Israel:
and behold trouble! or "terror" (m); at the approach of the enemy, described in the following verses. The Targum is,
"a time of pardon of offences, and, lo, a punishment of sins.''
Healing, in Scripture, signifies pardon of sin; see Psalm 41:4.
(l) "medelae, vel sanationis", Pagninus, Montanus, Vatablus, Schmidt. (m) "terror", Pagninus, Montanus, Junius & Tremellius, Schmdit.