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Bible Commentaries

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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Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Jeremiah 19". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/jeremiah-19.html. 1909-1922.