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6 He who
smote [nakah] the people [`am] in wrath [`ebrah] with a continual [biltiy] [carah] stroke [makkah], he that
ruled [radah] the nations [gowy] in anger ['aph], is
persecuted [murdaph], and none [baliy] hindereth [chasak]. KJV-Interlinear
used to strike the peoples in fury with unceasing strokes, Which subdued the
nations in anger with unrestrained persecution. NASB
Which or who, refers to Babylon and its rulers and its people, who while the boundaries of the empire were spreading and during its time as an empire, was relentless and unswerving, without cessation, in the placement of burdens and problems and hardships that it brought onto its people.
Babylon is representative of the world in general. The world brings relentless and unswerving, without cessation, burdens and problems and hardships onto humanity.
The phrase, and none hindereth, refers to the nations or world in general. With Babylon referring to the dominant force in the world, and the nations or rest of the world not offering any restraint or hindrance to its aggression, then that is a picture being painted here with regard to world history.
And so this verse strikes at the heart of why Babylon is destroyed and why humanity can never get anywhere.
The dominant forces of the world are evil by default, and they pursue evil by default. The subordinate forces of the world don’t try to stop it, and if they do try, then their efforts are to no avail.
During the tribulation, this truth will be more than apparent, since all believers in Christ will be removed from the world at the rapture, and all restraint against evil will be lifted, therefore leaving humanity to do what it does best when it ignores and rejects God. And that is, that it fails miserably.
And in those final days of history, God will have to bring everything to a dramatically crashing halt in order to save humanity from itself.
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