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Bible Commentaries

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Jeremiah 15

Verse 1

Then: or, And.

Moses and Samuel. See Psalms 99:6 and Ezekiel 14:14 (where other names are thus connected).

Moses. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 17:11 ; Exodus 32:11 .Numbers 14:13; Numbers 14:13 ).

Samuel. Compare 1 Samuel 7:9 ; 1 Samuel 8:6 ; 1 Samuel 12:16-23 .

My mind = My soul. Hebrew My nephesh . Figure of speech Anthropopatheia.

Verse 2

Such as are for death, &c. See notes on Jeremiah 43:9-11 . 2 Samuel 12:31 ; 2 Samuel 8:2 . Compare Revelation 13:10 .

Verse 3

I will appoint, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 26:16 ).

Verse 4

to be removed, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 28:25 , the same word).

because of Manasseh. See 2 Kings 21:3 , &c.

Verse 5

how thou doest? = of thy welfare?

Verse 7

gates. Put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Part), for cities, or for the outlets of the land.

children = sons.

Verse 8

above, &c. Figure of speech Hyperbole.

the sand of the seas. Figure of speech Paroemia.

young men: choice ones, or warriors.

him to fall upon it . . . and terrors upon the city = I have let fall upon her (the mother), suddenly, anguish and terror. To this, one MS. (Harley, 5720, British Museum) adds: "Woe unto us! for the day declineth, for the shadows of the evening are stretched out", as in Ch. Jeremiah 6:4 .

Verse 9

seven = the seven. Not even these will suffice.

given up the ghost = breathed out her soul. Hebrew. nephesh.

deliver = give.

Verse 10

lent on usury. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 22:25 ). App-92 .

Verse 11

The LORD said = Jehovah said. This formula, as commencing a sentence, occurs only here and Jeremiah 46:25 . It is adopted only in Luke 11:39 ; Luke 12:42 ; Luke 18:6 ; Luke 22:31 .

thy: i.e. Israel's.

evil. Hebrew. ra a'. App-44 .

Verse 12

steel = bronze.

Verse 13

sins. Hebrew. chata'. App-44 .

Verse 14

make thee to pass with thine enemies into. Some codices, with Septuagint and Syriac, read "make thee serve with thine enemies in". Compare Jeremiah 17:4 .

a fire is kindled, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 32:22 ).

Verse 15

revenge = avenge.

rebuke = reproach.

Verse 16

found = discovered. In the eighteenth year of Josiah 513 B.C. Hebrew. maza'. Not used of revelation. Reference to 2 Kings 22:8 . 2Ch 34:14 , 2 Chronicles 34:15 .

I am called by Thy name = Thy name was called upon me. Only those thus called feed upon Jehovah's words, and suffer reproach (Jeremiah 15:15 . Compare John 17:14 ).

O LORD God of hosts. See note on Jeremiah 5:14 , and 1 Samuel 1:3 .

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .

Verse 17

mockers = merry-makers.

hand. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), for guidance.

Verse 18

a liar = a deceitful [brook]. The Ellipsis , to be supplied from next clause, as a brook that disappointeth. Compare Job 6:20 .

Verse 19

stand before Me: i.e. as My servant. Compare 1 Kings 18:15 . 2 Kings 3:14 .

take forth the precious, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 10:10 ).

Verse 20

I will make thee, &c. Compare Jeremiah 1:18 , Jeremiah 1:19 ; Jeremiah 6:27 ,

deliver = rescue. Not the same word as in Jeremiah 15:9 .

Verse 21

the wicked = wicked ones. Hebrew. ra'im (plural) App-44 .

redeem: i.e. by power. Hebrew padah. Exodus 6:6 with Exodus 13:13 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Jeremiah 15". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/jeremiah-15.html. 1909-1922.