Righteous, &c. Figure of speech Synchoresis. App-6.
LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4. "Wherefore . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis.
wicked = lawless. Hebrew. rasha". App-44. deal very treacherously. Figure of speech Polyptoton. Hebrew are traitors of treachery = are utter traitors.
near. Anathoth was a city of priests.
mouth. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), for the words uttered by it.
reins = kidneys. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Subject), App-6, for the affections.
prepare = separate, or devote.
How long . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis.
wickedness = lawlessness. Hebrew. rasha". App-44.
trustedst = confidedst. Hebrew. batah. App-69.
swelling. Hebrew pride. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), for proud beasts in the undergrowth on the banks of the Jordan. See Jeremiah 49:19; Jeremiah 50:44, and compare Job 41:34.
called = called loudly.
the dearly beloved. Hebrew love. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), for one loved.
My soul = I Myself (emphatic). Hebrew. nephesh. App-13. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia.
is = is become.
speckled bird = a bird of prey.
pastors. Used of rulers. See note on Jeremiah 2:80; Jeremiah 3:15.
My portion. One Codex (Dr. Ginsburg"s "G. 1") reads "My possession".
pleasant portion. Hebrew portion of desire = my desired portion.
man. Hebrew. "ish. App-14.
high = eminent.
but. Some codices, with three early printed editions, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "but" in the text.
revenues = produce.
neighbours. Egypt, Edom, Philistia, Amnion, and Moab.
to inherit. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 32:13). App-92.
them. Authorized Version 1611 omits this word.
every man. Hebrew. "ish. App-14.
as = according as.
built = rebuilt. See note on Numbers 13:22.
obey = hearken.
saith the LORD = [is] Jehovah"s oracle. 7-13. The beloved People. Themselves. 14-17. The beloved People. Their enemies.
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