The Twenty-First Prophecy of Jeremiah (see book comments for Jeremiah).
The word that came, &c. This chapter commences an historical part of the book, describing the incidents of the two years preceding the capture of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar. See Jeremiah 32:2.
the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.
the tenth . . . eighteenth year. Another contact between Biblical and secular chronology. See App-86.
besieged = was besieging.
the court of the prison: to which Jeremiah had access. Compare verses: Jeremiah 32:8, Jeremiah 32:12, Jeremiah 32:1.
had shut him up. One of the eleven rulers who were offended with God"s messengers. See note on Exodus 10:28.
his eyes shall behold his eyes: he should go to Babylon (Jeremiah 34:3). Yet Ezekiel (Jeremiah 12:13) declared that he should not "see" Babylon. Both statements were true; for we read that Zedekiah did "see" the king of Babylon at Riblah, but his eyes being put out there (2 Kings 25:6, 2 Kings 25:7), he never saw Babylon, though he was led there. See Jeremiah 52:10, Jeremiah 52:11.
saith the LORD = [is] Jehovah"s oracle.
The Twenty-Second Prophecy of Jeremiah (see book comments for Jeremiah)
Behold: Figure of speech. Asterismos. App-6.
thine uncle: i.e. Shallum, not Hanameel, who was Jeremiah"s cousin. See next verse.
my field. Accusative case to Numbers 35:5, this would be within 2,000 cubits of Anathoth.
the right, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 25:24, Leviticus 25:25, Leviticus 25:32). Compare Ruth 4:6.
shekels. See App-51.
the evidence = the deed.
according to the law. See notes on Jeremiah 32:7.
uncle"s son. Hebrew text reads "uncle". But some codices, with Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "uncle"s son", as in verses: Jeremiah 32:8, Jeremiah 32:9.
subscribed. Some codices, with three early printed editions, Aramaean, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "[whose names] were written".
before. Some codices, with Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "and before".
the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel. See note on Jeremiah 7:3.
God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.
many days: i.e. the seventy years, of which fifty two years had yet to run (deducting eighteen years from the fourth of Jehoiakim to the tenth of Zedekiah).
Lord GOD = Adonai Jehovah.
Thou hast made, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Gen 1). Compare Jeremiah 27:5.
nothing too hard for Thee. Reference to Pentateuch (Genesis 18:14). App-92.
Thou shewest lovingkindness, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 20:6; Exodus 34:7. Deuteronomy 5:9, Deuteronomy 5:10). App-92.
lovingkindness = grace. Hebrew. hesed.
iniquity. Hebrew. "avah. App-44.
children = sons.
after them. Compare Exodus 34:6, Exodus 34:7.
the Mighty. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 10:17). App-92. Compare Isaiah 9:6.
GOD. Hebrew El (with Art.) App-4. Occurs in Jeremiah only here and Jeremiah 51:56.
the LORD of Hosts. See note on Jeremiah 6:6.
Thine eyes. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia.
men. Hebrew. "adam. App-14.
signs and wonders. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 7:3. Deuteronomy 4:34; Deuteronomy 6:22; Deuteronomy 7:19; Deuteronomy 13:1, Deuteronomy 13:2; Deuteronomy 26:8; Deuteronomy 28:46; Deuteronomy 29:3; Deuteronomy 34:11). App-92. Elsewhere only in Psalms 78:43; Psalms 105:27; Psalms 135:9; and Nehemiah 9:10.
other men = mankind. Hebrew. "adam. App-14.
made Thee a name. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 9:16).
with a strong hand, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 9:6). App-92. See note on Jeremiah 27:5.
milk and honey. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 3:8, Exodus 3:17). See note on Jeremiah 11:5, and App-92.
law. Hebrew text has "laws" in margin, with some codices and three early printed editions.
evil. Hebrew. ra"a". App-44.
mounts. Erections of earth raised by the enemy to overtop the walls. Compare Jeremiah 6:6, and Jeremiah 33:4.
for the city is given, &c. An expression of surprise at the command to buy the field under such circumstances.
The Twenty-Third Prophecy of Jeremiah (see book comments for Jeremiah).
Jeremiah. Septuagint reads "me": for Jeremiah"s answer to Zedekiah took in not only verses: Jeremiah 32:16-25, but verses: Jeremiah 32:27-44.
the God of all flesh. Reference to Pentateuch (Numbers 16:22). App-92.
upon whose roofs, &c. Compare Jeremiah 19:13.
to provoke Me to anger. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 4:25; Deuteronomy 9:18; Deuteronomy 81:29; Deuteronomy 32:21). App-92.
evil. Hebrew. ra"a". App-44.
men. Hebrew. "ish. App-14.
rising up early, &c. See note on Jeremiah 7:13.
which is called by My name = upon which My name is called.
to pass through the fire. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 18:21).
came it into My mind. Compare Jeremiah 7:31; Jeremiah 19:5.
sin. Hebrew. chata". App-44.
the LORD, the God of Israel. See note on Jeremiah 11:3.
I will gather them out, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 30:3, the same word).
I will cause them to dwell safely. Hiphil of yashab = to settle down. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 23:43). App-92. Compare Ezekiel 36:11, Ezekiel 36:33. Hosea 11:11. Zechariah 10:6.
fear = revere.
for ever = all the days.
everlasting covenant. See note on Genesis 9:16. Reference to Pentateuch (App-92).
shall = may.
not depart. This must refer to millennial days: for Israel did depart; and that is why the nation is still "scattered", and not yet "gathered".
I will rejoice, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 30:9).
plant. Compare Jeremiah 1:10.
soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia.
man. Hebrew. "adam. App-14.
Men. Not in Hebrew Should be in italic type.
mountains = hill country.
captivity. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Subject), for captives.
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