The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, , at sacred-texts.com
The position of the Lord (Adonai) is significant. The altar speaks properly of mercy because of judgement executed upon an interposed sacrifice, but when altar and sacrifice are despised the altar becomes a place of judgment.
Compare (Joh 12:31).
(See Scofield) - (Hab 2:5).
(See Scofield) - (Psa 72:1).