8:6 this people. That is, Judah.
waters of Shiloah. Perhaps this refers to a stream flowing from the Gihon Spring (2 Chr. 32:30). It is a symbol of the Lord’s provision, which the people despised (cf. 1:30 note; Jer. 2:13; Zech. 4:10).
rejoice. The people may have looked forward to the fall of Rezin, king of Syria, without considering that the word of judgment applied to Judah as well.