Behold, to morrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail…
1. Human faith of God's threatenings may make men fear and tremble at God's word. Human it may be called in respect of the principle, though the testimony on which it was grounded were Divine.
2. Such fear may make men careful to shun temporal judgments.
3. Wicked men, through fear, may flee from temporal plagues but not eternal (ver. 20).
4. Among wicked men some may refuse human faith which some embrace.
5. Unbelief will not suffer men to lay any of God's words to heart.
6. Regardless of God's threatenings, maketh men leave them and theirs to vengeance (ver. 21).
(G. Hughes, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Behold, to morrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as hath not been in Egypt since the foundation thereof even until now.