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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Jeremiah 33

 

 

Verse 1

The Twenty-Fourth Prophecy of Jeremiah (see book comments for Jeremiah).

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

the second time. See the Structure (see book comments for Jeremiah).


Verse 2

the Maker thereof = the doer thereof: i.e. the accomplisher of His word.

the LORD. This is not found in some codices, nor in the Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate.

the LORD is His name. The Massorah states that this expression occurs only four times (Exodus 15:3. Exodus 33:2. Amos 5:8; Amos 9:6). Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 15:3). App-92.


Verse 3

mighty = inaccessible: i.e. too high for Jeremiah to know, apart from revelation.


Verse 4

the LORD, the God of Israel. See note on Jeremiah 11:3. God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.

thrown down, &c.: i.e. demolished to serve as a fence against the mounts and the sword.


Verse 5

They come: i.e. the demolished houses are coming to be used for defense, &c. For this sense of "come", see Mark 4:21 (Greek)

with. Some codices, with two early printed editions and Septuagint, read "against".

men = mankind. Hebrew. "adam. App-14.

wickedness = lawlessness. Hebrew. rasha".


Verse 6

Behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6.


Verse 7

captivity. As in Jeremiah 32:44.


Verse 8

I will cleanse. This is the foundation of all the blessing.

iniquity. Singular. = the principles. Hebrew. "avah. App-44.

sinned . . . sinned. Hebrew. chata". App-44.

iniquities. Plural = the acts. Hebrew. "avah. App-44.

transgressed = rebelled. Hebrew. pasha". App-44.


Verse 9

them. The Severus Codex (App-34) reads "it".


Verse 10

ye say. Jeremiah had been saying this.

man. Hebrew. "adam. App-14.

cities. See the Structure, p. 1064.


Verse 11

The voice of joy, &c. Compare Jeremiah 7:34; Jeremiah 16:9; Jeremiah 25:10.

the LORD of hosts = Jehovah (with "eth) Zebaoth. See note on Jeremiah 6:6, and 1 Samuel 1:3.

mercy = lovingkindness, or grace. Not the same word as in Jeremiah 33:26.

for ever = age-abiding. Therefore the fulfilment is still future.

them that shall bring. Implying a settled order of worship.

sacrifice of praise = thank-offering, or confession (of praise).

as at the first. Note the Structure, p. 1064.

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


Verse 13

mountains = hill country.


Verse 15

the Branch of righteousness. Compare Jeremiah 23:5. Isaiah 61:11.

He shall execute, &c. As David is more than once said to have done. Some codices, with three early printed editions and Syriac, read:
"And a King will reign, and prosper,
And will execute", &c.

land. Hebrew. "aretz = earth, or land.


Verse 16

this is the name,&c.: or, "this is that which shall be proclaimed to her [as her name]."

The LORD our righteousness. The term is here applied to the city, which has been applied to the king in Jeremiah 23:6.


Verse 17

man. Hebrew. "ish. App-14.


Verse 18

the priests the Levites. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 17:9, Numbers 25:10-13). App-92. Malachi 2:5.


Verse 20

The Twenty-Fifth Prophecy of Jeremiah (see book comments for Jeremiah).

My covenant of the day, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Genesis 8:22). App-92. Compare Jeremiah 31:35.


Verse 21

My covenant . . . with David. Wholly unconditional. Compare 2 Samuel 7:12, &c. Compare Psalms 89:3, Psalms 89:4, Psalms 89:20-37, and Jeremiah 132:11, with Jeremiah 31:35-37, and Jeremiah 33:17-26.


Verse 22

the host of heaven. Reference to Pentateuch (Genesis 15:3; Genesis 22:17). Compare Jeremiah 31:37. App-92.

the sand of the sea. Reference to Pentateuch (Genesis 13:19).


Verse 25

The Twenty-Sixth Prophecy of Jeremiah (see book comments for Jeremiah).

If My covenant, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Genesis 8:22).


Verse 26

Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. See note on Genesis 50:24.

mercy = compassion. Hebrew. raham. Not the same word as in Jeremiah 33:11.

 


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Bibliography Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Jeremiah 33:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/jeremiah-33.html. 1909-1922.

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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