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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Jeremiah 13



Verse 1

the Lord. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-14

a linen girdle. Soft girdles, made of silk or linen, still worn by upper classes. Compare Ezekiel 16:10. Some embroidered (Daniel 10:5. Revelation 1:13; Revelation 15:6).

not in water. So that the cause of its marring be not mistaken.

Verse 2

got = bought.

Verse 4

Jeremiah"s Eighth Prophecy (see book comments for Jeremiah).

Euphrates. On the road to Babylon, this river would be first met with at Carchemish, then held by the Egyptians (Jeremiah 46:2).

Verse 5

as = according as.

Verse 7

it was. Some codices, with one early printed edition, read "and it was".

Verse 9

Jeremiah"s Ninth Prophecy (see book comments for Jeremiah).

mar the pride, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 26:19). App-92.

Verse 10

imagination = stubbornness.

Verse 11

house of Israel. See note on Jeremiah 2:4.

house of Judah. See note on Jeremiah 3:18.

saith the LORD = [is] Jehovah"s oracle.

that they might be unto Me for a people. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 19:5). App-92.

Verse 12

the LORD God of Israel. See note on Jeremiah 11:3.

bottle = an earthenware jar: not leathern or skin bottles.

wine. Hebrew. yayin. App-27.

Verse 15

ye. Now addressing all.

hath spoken. Jehovah"s words, not Jeremiah"s.

Verse 16

darkness. Hebrew. nephesh. A Homonym, with two meanings (darkness and daylight). See note on 1 Samuel 30:17.

Verse 17

my soul = Me (emphatic). Hebrew. nephesh. App-13. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia.

weep . . . weep sore . . . rundown. Figure of speech Anabasis. App-6.

run down, &c. Compare Matthew 26:38. Luke 19:41. See App-85.

Verse 18

the king and to the queen. This was Jehoiachin, and the queen-mother. See 2 Kings 24:12, 2 Kings 24:15. Jehoiachin was only eighteen, so that the queen-dowager would hold a position of some influence (490, or 489 B.C.)

principalities = head-gear.

Verse 19

cities. So in Codex "Mugah"; but Codex "Hallel" (both quoted in the Massorah) reads "eyes".

the south = the Negeb. See note on Psalms 126:4. Compare Genesis 12:9; Genesis 13:3.

Verse 20

the north. See notes on Jeremiah 1:13; Jeremiah 3:12; Jeremiah 6:1, &c.

Verse 22

iniquity. Hebrew. "avah. App-44.

Verse 23

Can . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis and Paroemia. .

accustomed = schooled, or trained.

Verse 24

stubble = (Hebrew. kash), not crushed straw (Hebrew. teben).

wind. Hebrew. ruach. App-9.

Verse 25

trusted = confided. Hebrew. batah. App-69.

Verse 27

when shall it once be? = how long ere it yet be?


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Jeremiah 13:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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