Jeremiah"s Eleventh prophecy (see book comments for Jeremiah).
the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.
earth = ground, or soil.
taken away. Hebrew. "asaph. A Homonym, with two meanings: (1) to protect, or heal (Numbers 12:14, Numbers 12:15; 2 Kings 5:6. Psalms 27:10); (2) to snatch away (Psalms 26:9. Psalms 16:5).
peace: or, blessing.
saith the LORD = [is] Jehovah"s oracle.
mercies = compassions, or tender mercies.
cut themselves . . . make . . . bald. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 19:28; Leviticus 21:5. Deuteronomy 14:1). Compare Jeremiah 41:5; Jeremiah 47:5.
men tear themselves = break [bread]. Hebrew. paras, to break, used of breaking bread, as in Isaiah 58:7. Ezekiel 24:17. Hosea 9:4, and Revised Version. The Ellipsis, is wrongly supplied in Authorized Version. See the margin there.
the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel. See note on Jeremiah 7:3.
God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.
Behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. .
the bride. Compare Jeremiah 7:34; Jeremiah 25:10; Jeremiah 33:11
Wherefore . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis, App-6. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 29:24, Deuteronomy 29:25). Compare Jeremiah 5:19.
evil = mischief, or calamity. Hebrew. ra"a". App-44.
iniquity. Hebrew. "avah. App-44.
sin. Hebrew. chata". App-44.
not kept My law. Reference to Pentateuch (Ex. 20). App-92.
imagination = stubbornness. Reference to Pentateuch, (see notes on Jeremiah 3:17; Jeremiah 7:24; Jeremiah 9:14; Jeremiah 13:10). App-92.
evil. Hebrew. ra"a". App-44.
serve other gods. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 4:26-28; Deuteronomy 28:36). App-92.
children = sons.
out of. Egypt. Reference to Pentateuch (Ex. Jeremiah 12:15).
north. Babylon on the east; but entrance thence into the Land was by the north.
many fishers . . . hunters. Reference to Judah"s enemies. Compare Jeremiah 16:18. Amos 4:2. Ezekiel 12:13. Habakkuk 1:14.
double. See note on Isaiah 40:2.
Strength = strength (for protection). Hebrew. "azaz.
Gentiles = nations.
man. Hebrew. "adam. App-14.
My name. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 3:15; Exodus 15:3). App-92.
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