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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.
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Dummelow, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 42". "Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/
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