And you has he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
Announce to a man who believes himself possessed of an enormous capital that bankruptcy and beggary await him; tell a prisoner who hopes for certain deliverance that the sentence of death is passed on him, and he may expect the summons of the executioner; inform a man who thinks he has got but a slight disease, that it is the symptom of a fatal plague, and advise him to prepare for death; thunder at a man's door, and shout that the house is on fire, and bid him escape for his life — and surely nothing but that men had sunk in death before these tidings reached their ears, could prevent their being suitably affected by them. But men can hear of the judgments and the wrath of God as though they heard them not; such announcements are like those of the destruction of Sodom by Lot, "He seemed as one that mocked unto his sons-in-law," or like the language of unbelieving Israel to the prophet, when he proclaimed the fearful judgments to come, "Ah, Lord God! they say of me, doth he not speak parables?"
(R. J. McGhee, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;