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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Jeremiah 10

 

 

Verse 2

the way of the heathen. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 18:3; Leviticus 20:23).

heathen = nations.


Verse 3

customs = statutes, or ordinances.

people = peoples.

vain = a breath.

one cutteth a tree = it [is only] a tree which one cutteth.


Verse 5

upright = stiff.

borne = carried.


Verse 6

there is none like, &c. See note on Exodus 15:11.

Thy name. See note on Psalms 20:1.


Verse 7

Who . . . ? Words quoted in "the song of Moses and the Lamb" (Revelation 15:3, Revelation 15:4).


Verse 9

Tarshish. See note on 1 Kings 10:22.

Uphaz. Probably = Ophir. Compare 1 Kings 9:28; 1 Kings 10:11.


Verse 10

the living God. Both words in plural, referring to the triune God.

everlasting king = king of the ages, or, of eternity.


Verse 11

Thus shall ye say, &c. This verse is in Chaldee, to serve as a confession of their faith in their exile.

not made . . . shall perish. Note the Figure of speech Paronomasia. Hebrew. "abadu ye"badu.


Verse 12

world = the habitable world. Hebrew. tebel.

discretion = understanding.


Verse 13

wind. Hebrew. ruach. App-9.


Verse 14

confounded = put to shame.

breath. Hebrew. ruach. App-9.


Verse 15

vanity. The common appellative for idols.

errors = mockeries.

the time of their visitation. See note on Jeremiah 8:12.


Verse 16

The Portion of Jacob. Reference to Pentateuch (Numbers 18:20. Deuteronomy 32:9).

Jacob. Not Israel, because the natural seed is spoken of as in Deuteronomy 32:9. See notes on Genesis 32:28; Genesis 43:6.

Former = Framer.

The LORD of hosts. See note on Jeremiah 6:6.


Verse 17

Gather up = Gather in. Occurs only here.

wares = bundle. For that is all they would be able to take with them.

inhabitant = inhabitress. Put for "the daughter of Zion".

fortress. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), for the city Jerusalem.


Verse 18

I will sling. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), for all that is signified by it. Compare Isaiah 22:17, Isaiah 22:18.

find it so = discover the truth of it.


Verse 19

me. Zion now speaks in view of the coming deportation; or, Jeremiah voices the calamity.

a grief: or, my affliction.

and I = but I.


Verse 20

tabernacle = tent, or dwelling.

children = sons.


Verse 21

pastors = shepherds, or rulers.

are become. This points to Jehoiakim"s reign.

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah.(with"eth) = Jehovah Himself. App-4.


Verse 22

noise = voice.

bruit = rumour. French bruit, a voice, from Breton (Celtic) bruchellein, to roar (as a lion). Compare Greek. bruchao-mai.

north. Compare Jeremiah 1:15; Jeremiah 5:15; Jeremiah 6:22, &c.

dragons = jackals.


Verse 23

is not in = belongs not to.

it is not. Some codices, with two early printed editions, Aramaean, Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "nor".

direct = establish.


Verse 24

with = in.


Verse 25

families. Some codices read "kingdoms". Compare Psalms 79:6.

Thy name = Thee (emphatic). See note on Psalms 20:1.

 


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Bibliography Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Jeremiah 10:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/jeremiah-10.html. 1909-1922.

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