The Fortieth Prophecy of Jeremiah (see book comments for Jeremiah).
Baruch. He was the grandson of Maaseiah, governor of Jerusalem in Josiah"s reign (2 Chronicles 34:8), and brother of Seraiah, chief chamberlain (Jeremiah 51:59).
written these words, &c. See Jer 36. the fourth year, &c. See App-86.
the LORD, the God of Israel. See note on Jeremiah 11:3.
Behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6.
built . . . break down . . . planted . . . pluck up. See note on Jeremiah 1:10.
And seekest, &c. = Wouldst thou seek to secure great things for thyself?
evil. Hebrew. ra"a". App-44.
saith the LORD = [is] Jehovah"s oracle.
life = soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13.
for a prey. Compare Jeremiah 39:18.
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Jeremiah 45". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/
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