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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Jeremiah 19



Verse 1

saith the LORD. Some codices, with two early printed editions, Aramaean, Septuagint, and Syriac, read "Jehovah said unto me".

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

bottle = pitcher. Often seen hanging by a well to this day. Not a leathern wine-skin.

take. The Figure of speech Ellipsis (Absolute), must be thus supplied.

ancients = elders.

Verse 2

the east gate: i.e. the pottery gate. See App-59. Not from Haras = east, but from heres = a potsherd. See note on Isaiah 19:19 and App-81.

Verse 3

the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel. See note on Jeremiah 7:3.

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.

Behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6.

evil = calamity. Hebrew. ra"a". App-44.

his ears shall tingle. Reference to earlier books (1 Samuel 3:11. 2 Kings 21:12). Compare the reference to Samuel in Jeremiah 15:1.

Verse 4

forsaken Me. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 28:20; Deuteronomy 32:15). Compare Jeremiah 5:7, Jeremiah 5:19. App-92.

whom . . . they. . . have known. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 32:17).

innocents = people, not merely babes.

Verse 5

to burn = consume. Hebrew. saraph. App-43.

burn their sons, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 18:21).

burnt offerings. Compare Jeremiah 7:31.

My mind. Hebrew My heart. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia. "Mind" put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), for the thoughts.

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

Verse 6

Tophet . . . Hinnom. Compare Jeremiah 7:31.

The valley of slaughter. Compare Jeremiah 7:32.

Verse 7

fall by the sword . . . enemies. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 26:17. Deuteronomy 28:25). App-92.

lives = souls. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13.

Verse 8

desolate . . . hissing. See note on Jeremiah 18:16.

Verse 9

to eat the flesh, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 26:29. Deuteronomy 28:53-57). Compare Lamentations 2:20; Lamentations 4:10.

Verse 11

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

as = according as.

Verse 13

upon whose roofs. Compare Jeremiah 32:29.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Jeremiah 19:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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