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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.
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 .
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 .
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.
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.
Tophet . . . Hinnom. Compare Jeremiah 7:31 .
The valley of slaughter. Compare Jeremiah 7:32 .
fall by the sword . . . enemies. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 26:17 . Deuteronomy 28:25 ). App-92 .
lives = souls. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .
desolate . . . hissing. See note on Jeremiah 18:16 .
to eat the flesh, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 26:29 . Deuteronomy 28:53-5.28.57 ). Compare Lamentations 2:20 ; Lamentations 4:10 .
the LORD of hosts. See note on Jeremiah 6:6 .
as = according as.
upon whose roofs. Compare Jeremiah 32:29 .
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Jeremiah 19". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/
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