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Bible Commentaries
Jeremiah 42

Dummelow's Commentary on the BibleDummelow on the Bible

Verses 1-22


Jeremiah’s Message from God to Johanan

1. Jezaniah] the Azariah of Jeremiah 43:2 (and probably not the Jezaniah of Jeremiah 40:8).

7-22. The people are forbidden to go down to Egypt. Jeremiah had always denounced connexion with Egypt (Jeremiah 2:36; Jeremiah 37:7).

15. And now] RV ’now.’

20. Ye dissembled in your hearts] RV ’ye have dealt deceitfully against your own souls,’i.e. while persuading yourselves that you are prepared to accept God’s decision, all the while nothing but your own way would content you.

Bibliographical Information
Dummelow, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 42". "Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/dcb/jeremiah-42.html. 1909.
 
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