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Jeremiah 2

Introduction

1God having shewed his former kindness, expostulates with the Jews on their causeless and unexampled revolt.
14They are the causes of their own calamities.
18The sins and idolatries of Judah.
35Her confidence is rejected.

Verse 1

Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
the word
1:11; 7:1; 23:28; Ezekiel 7:1; Hebrews 1:1; 2 Peter 1:21
Reciprocal: Jeremiah 16:1 - The word;  Ezekiel 22:3 - and maketh;  Luke 3:2 - the word

Verse 2

Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD; I remember thee, the kindness of thy youth, the love of thine espousals, when thou wentest after me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown.
cry
7:2; 11:6; 19:2; Proverbs 1:20; 8:1-4; Isaiah 58:1; Hosea 8:1; Jonah 1:2; Matthew 11:15; Luke 12:13
thee
or, for thy sake. the kindness.
Exodus 14:31; 15:1-20; Ezekiel 16:8,22,60; 23:3,8,19; Hosea 2:15
thine espousals
Exodus 24:3-8; Song of Solomon 3:11; Exodus 16:8
when
6; Deuteronomy 2:7; 8:2,15,16; Nehemiah 9:12-21; Isaiah 63:7-14
Reciprocal: Exodus 3:18 - that we may;  Numbers 3:15 - GeneralNumbers 20:5 - this evil;  Joshua 5:6 - walked;  Psalm 129:1 - from;  Proverbs 14:34 - Righteousness;  Song of Solomon 3:6 - this;  Song of Solomon 8:5 - from the;  Isaiah 40:6 - Cry;  Jeremiah 3:4 - the guide;  Jeremiah 3:14 - for I am married;  Jeremiah 3:25 - we and our;  Jeremiah 11:15 - my;  Jeremiah 31:2 - found;  Jeremiah 31:32 - although I was;  Ezekiel 23:4 - they were;  Hosea 2:2 - Plead with;  Hosea 2:7 - first;  Hosea 2:14 - and bring;  Hosea 9:10 - found;  Hosea 11:1 - Israel;  Hosea 11:10 - walk;  Hosea 13:5 - in the wilderness;  Malachi 3:4 - as;  John 3:29 - hath;  John 7:37 - and cried;  Hebrews 6:10 - to forget;  Revelation 2:4 - because;  Revelation 2:5 - and do

Verse 3

Israel was holiness unto the LORD, and the firstfruits of his increase: all that devour him shall offend; evil shall come upon them, saith the LORD.
holiness
Exodus 19:5,6; Deuteronomy 7:6; 14:2; 26:19; Zechariah 14:20,21; Ephesians 1:4; 1 Peter 2:9
the first-fruits
Exodus 22:29; 23:16; Numbers 18:12; Amos 6:1; *marg:; Romans 11:16; 16:5; James 1:18; Revelation 14:4
all that
12:14; 50:7; Exodus 4:22,23; Psalms 81:14,15; 105:14,15,25-36; Isaiah 41:11; Isaiah 47:6; Joel 1:3,7,8; Zechariah 1:15; 2:8; 12:2-4; Acts 9:4,5
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 26:2 - That thou shalt;  Psalm 68:14 - GeneralIsaiah 17:14 - the portion;  Jeremiah 30:20 - and I;  Ezekiel 16:8 - thy time;  Ezekiel 23:4 - they were;  Hosea 9:10 - found;  Zechariah 11:5 - hold;  Malachi 2:11 - profaned;  Malachi 3:4 - as;  Hebrews 6:10 - to forget;  Revelation 2:5 - and do

Verse 4

Hear ye the word of the LORD, O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel:
Hear ye
5:21; 7:2; 13:15; 19:3; 34:4; 44:24-26; Isaiah 51:1-4; Hosea 4:1; Micah 6:1
all the families
31:1; 33:24
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 22:19 - Hear thou;  2 Chronicles 18:18 - hear the word;  Psalm 50:7 - Hear;  Isaiah 5:3 - judge;  Jeremiah 10:1 - GeneralJeremiah 36:2 - against Israel;  Micah 2:7 - named;  Acts 2:36 - all

Verse 5

Thus saith the LORD, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?
What
31; Isaiah 5:3,4; 43:22,23; Micah 6:2,3
are gone
12:2; Isaiah 29:13; Ezekiel 11:15; Matthew 15:8
walked
10:8,14,15; 14:22; Deuteronomy 32:21; 1 Samuel 12:21; 2 Kings 17:15; Jonah 2:8; Acts 14:15
and are
51:17,18; Psalms 115:8; Isaiah 44:9; Romans 1:21
Reciprocal: Genesis 4:6 - GeneralDeuteronomy 32:15 - then he;  Judges 2:2 - why have;  2 Chronicles 25:15 - Why hast thou sought;  Job 31:5 - walked;  Job 34:23 - that he;  Psalm 4:2 - love;  Psalm 50:7 - Hear;  Proverbs 27:10 - own;  Isaiah 1:2 - they have;  Isaiah 1:4 - gone away backward;  Isaiah 1:18 - and let us;  Isaiah 46:12 - that;  Jeremiah 2:11 - a nation;  Jeremiah 10:3 - customs;  Jeremiah 23:16 - they make;  Ezekiel 14:5 - estranged;  Amos 2:11 - Is it;  Malachi 1:2 - Wherein;  Luke 15:13 - and took;  Acts 22:7 - why;  James 2:20 - O vain

Verse 6

Neither said they, Where is the LORD that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, that led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and of pits, through a land of drought, and of the shadow of death, through a land that no man passed through, and where no man dwelt?
Where
8; 5:2; Judges 6:13; 2 Kings 2:14; Job 35:10; Psalms 77:5; Isaiah 64:7
brought us up
Exodus 14:1-15; Isaiah 63:9,11-13; Hosea 12:13; 13:4
led us
2; Deuteronomy 8:14-16; 32:10
the shadow
Job 3:5; 10:21,22; Psalms 23:4; Matthew 4:16
Reciprocal: Exodus 3:18 - that we may;  Exodus 15:13 - led;  Exodus 16:3 - hunger;  Numbers 20:5 - this evil;  Deuteronomy 1:19 - through;  Deuteronomy 8:15 - led thee;  Isaiah 30:6 - the viper;  Jeremiah 2:31 - Have I been;  Jeremiah 9:10 - so;  Jeremiah 51:43 - a land;  Hosea 2:3 - a dry;  Hosea 13:5 - in the wilderness;  Luke 1:79 - and

Verse 7

And I brought you into a plentiful country, to eat the fruit thereof and the goodness thereof; but when ye entered, ye defiled my land, and made mine heritage an abomination.
brought
Numbers 13:27; 14:7,8; Deuteronomy 6:10,11,18; 8:7-9; 11:11,12; Nehemiah 9:25; Ezekiel 20:6
a plentiful country
or, the land of Carmel. ye defiled.
3:1,9; 16:18; Leviticus 18:24-28; Numbers 35:33,34; Deuteronomy 21:23; Psalms 78:58,59; Psalms 106:38,39; Ezekiel 36:17; Micah 2:10
Reciprocal: Exodus 3:8 - unto a good;  Leviticus 18:25 - the land;  Isaiah 26:10 - in the;  Jeremiah 3:2 - thou hast;  Jeremiah 32:30 - children;  Ezekiel 20:18 - defile;  Ezekiel 20:28 - they saw;  Hosea 9:3 - the Lord's;  Malachi 2:11 - profaned

Verse 8

The priests said not, Where is the LORD? and they that handle the law knew me not: the pastors also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit.
priests
6; 5:31; 8:10,11; 23:9-15; 1 Samuel 2:12; Isaiah 28:7; 29:10; 56:9-12; Hosea 4:6
and they that
8:8,9; Deuteronomy 33:10; Malachi 2:6-9; Luke 11:52; John 8:55; 16:3; Romans 2:17-24; 2 Corinthians 4:2
the pastors
10:21; 12:10; 23:1,2
prophets
23:13; 1 Kings 18:29,22,40
do not
11; 7:8; 1 Samuel 12:21; Isaiah 30:5; Habakkuk 2:18; Matthew 16:26
Reciprocal: Leviticus 10:11 - GeneralDeuteronomy 18:20 - in the name;  Job 33:27 - it profited;  Psalm 119:99 - than all;  Ecclesiastes 5:16 - what;  Jeremiah 6:13 - and;  Jeremiah 14:18 - go about;  Jeremiah 16:11 - Because;  Jeremiah 22:22 - thy pastors;  Lamentations 2:14 - prophets;  Ezekiel 22:26 - priests;  Ezekiel 34:2 - the shepherds;  Malachi 2:11 - profaned;  2 Timothy 2:14 - to no

Verse 9

Wherefore I will yet plead with you, saith the LORD, and with your children's children will I plead.
I will
29,35; Isaiah 3:13; 43:26; Ezekiel 20:35,36; Hosea 2:2; Micah 6:2
with your
Exodus 20:5; Leviticus 20:5
Reciprocal: Psalm 50:7 - Hear;  Ezekiel 17:20 - plead;  Acts 22:7 - why

Verse 10

For pass over the isles of Chittim, and see; and send unto Kedar, and consider diligently, and see if there be such a thing.
over
or, over to. the isles.
Genesis 10:4,5; Numbers 24:24; 1 Chronicles 1:7; 23:1,12; Psalms 120:5; Ezekiel 27:6; Daniel 11:30
Kedar
Genesis 25:13
and see
18:13,14; Judges 19:30; 1 Corinthians 5:1
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 9:9 - Because;  1 Kings 11:5 - Ashtoreth;  Isaiah 23:1 - the land;  Jeremiah 49:28 - Kedar;  Ezekiel 5:7 - neither have done;  Daniel 11:18 - the isles;  Amos 3:9 - Publish;  Amos 6:2 - Pass;  Micah 4:5 - all;  Matthew 1:11 - Jechonias

Verse 11

Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit.
a nation
5; Micah 4:5; 1 Peter 1:18
no gods
16:20; Psalms 115:4; Isaiah 37:19; 1 Corinthians 8:4
changed their glory
8; Deuteronomy 33:29; Psalms 3:3; 106:20; Romans 1:23
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 31:16 - forsake me;  Judges 16:23 - Dagon;  1 Samuel 4:21 - The glory;  2 Kings 1:3 - ye go;  2 Kings 22:17 - have forsaken;  2 Chronicles 13:9 - no gods;  Psalm 4:2 - my glory;  Psalm 81:11 - people;  Isaiah 43:22 - thou hast been;  Isaiah 44:9 - and their;  Jeremiah 2:13 - broken cisterns;  Jeremiah 2:32 - a maid;  Jeremiah 5:7 - no gods;  Jeremiah 16:19 - wherein;  Ezekiel 5:7 - neither have done;  Ezekiel 14:5 - estranged;  Amos 3:9 - Publish;  Amos 6:2 - Pass;  Mark 6:6 - marvelled;  Luke 2:32 - and;  1 Corinthians 8:5 - that;  Ephesians 1:17 - the Father;  2 Timothy 2:14 - to no

Verse 12

Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the LORD.
6:19; 22:29; Deuteronomy 32:1; Isaiah 1:2; Micah 6:2; Matthew 27:45,50-53
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 4:26 - I call heaven;  Deuteronomy 30:19 - I call heaven;  Ecclesiastes 7:29 - they;  Isaiah 29:9 - and wonder;  Jeremiah 5:30 - A wonderful and horrible thing;  Ezekiel 16:30 - weak;  Hosea 6:10 - GeneralGalatians 1:6 - so

Verse 13

For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.
For my
31,32; 4:22; 5:26,31; Psalms 81:11-13; Isaiah 1:3; 5:13; 63:8; Micah 2:8; 6:3
forsaken
17; 1:16; 15:6; Judges 10:13; 1 Samuel 12:10
the fountain
17:13; 18:14; Psalms 36:9; John 4:14; 7:37; Revelation 21:6; 22:1,17
broken cisterns
11,26; Psalms 115:4-8; 146:3,4; Ecclesiastes 1:2,14; 2:11,21,26; 4:4; 12:8; Isaiah 44:9-20; 46:6,7; 55:2; 2 Peter 2:17
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 30:19 - I call heaven;  Judges 10:6 - the gods of the Philistines;  1 Samuel 12:21 - vain things;  1 Kings 11:33 - they have forsaken;  1 Kings 18:18 - in that ye have;  2 Kings 21:22 - General2 Chronicles 21:10 - because;  2 Chronicles 29:6 - have forsaken him;  Psalm 14:3 - all gone;  Psalm 42:2 - living;  Ecclesiastes 7:29 - they;  Song of Solomon 4:15 - a well;  Isaiah 1:4 - forsaken;  Isaiah 8:6 - that go softly;  Isaiah 12:3 - with joy;  Isaiah 31:1 - stay on horses;  Isaiah 59:13 - departing;  Jeremiah 5:19 - Like as;  Jeremiah 13:25 - because;  Jeremiah 14:3 - pits;  Jeremiah 18:13 - virgin;  Jeremiah 18:15 - my people;  Jeremiah 19:4 - they have;  Ezekiel 16:30 - weak;  Ezekiel 24:12 - wearied;  Ezekiel 47:1 - waters issued;  Hosea 1:2 - for;  Hosea 6:10 - GeneralJonah 2:8 - GeneralZephaniah 1:6 - turned;  Luke 15:13 - and took;  John 4:10 - living;  Romans 3:12 - They are;  Galatians 1:6 - so;  Hebrews 3:12 - an;  Revelation 7:17 - shall lead

Verse 14

Is Israel a servant? is he a homeborn slave? why is he spoiled?
Israel
Exodus 4:22; Isaiah 50:1
he a home-born
Genesis 15:3; Ecclesiastes 2:7
spoiled
Heb. become a spoil.
Reciprocal: Exodus 21:4 - shall be her;  Jeremiah 9:19 - we are

Verse 15

The young lions roared upon him, and yelled, and they made his land waste: his cities are burned without inhabitant.
young lions
5:6; 25:30; 50:17; Judges 14:5; Job 4:10; Psalms 57:4; Isaiah 5:29; Hosea 5:14; Hosea 11:10; 13:7,8; Amos 3:4,8,12; Nahum 2:11
yelled
Heb. gave out their voice. they made.
Isaiah 1:7; 24:1; Ezekiel 5:14
his cities
4:7; 9:11; 26:9; 33:10; 34:22; 44:22; Isaiah 5:9; 6:11; Zephaniah 1:18; 2:5; Zephaniah 3:6
Reciprocal: Jeremiah 4:16 - give out;  Jeremiah 6:8 - lest I;  Jeremiah 12:8 - crieth out;  Jeremiah 12:9 - the birds;  Jeremiah 51:38 - roar;  Ezekiel 6:6 - the cities;  1 Peter 5:8 - as

Verse 16

Also the children of Noph and Tahapanes have broken the crown of thy head.
Also the
2 Kings 18:21; 23:33; Isaiah 30:1-6; 31:1-3
Noph
46:14,19; Isaiah 19:13; Ezekiel 30:13,16
Tahapanes
43:7-9; 44:1; 46:14
Tahpanhes
have broken the crown
or, feed on thy crown.
Deuteronomy 33:20; Isaiah 1:6,7; 8:8
Reciprocal: Ezekiel 30:18 - Tehaphnehes

Verse 17

Hast thou not procured this unto thyself, in that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, when he led thee by the way?
Hast thou
19; 4:18; Leviticus 26:15-46; Numbers 32:23; Deuteronomy 28:15-68; Job 4:8; Isaiah 1:4; Hosea 13:9
in that
13; 1 Chronicles 28:9; 2 Chronicles 7:19,20
when he
Deuteronomy 32:19; Psalms 77:20; 78:53,54; 107:7; 136:16; Isaiah 63:11-14
Reciprocal: Genesis 14:12 - who;  Genesis 16:8 - whence;  Genesis 42:21 - we saw;  1 Samuel 28:15 - I am sore;  2 Chronicles 29:6 - have forsaken him;  Isaiah 27:8 - thou wilt;  Jeremiah 1:16 - who have;  Jeremiah 3:25 - for we have sinned;  Jeremiah 5:6 - because;  Jeremiah 5:25 - GeneralJeremiah 7:19 - they provoke;  Jeremiah 13:22 - the greatness;  Jeremiah 14:16 - for;  Jeremiah 15:6 - forsaken;  Jeremiah 17:13 - forsaken;  Jeremiah 19:4 - they have;  Jeremiah 22:9 - GeneralJeremiah 44:3 - of their;  Lamentations 5:16 - woe;  Ezekiel 18:25 - are;  Ezekiel 39:24 - GeneralMicah 1:5 - the transgression of Jacob;  Zephaniah 1:6 - turned;  Zephaniah 1:17 - because;  Luke 15:13 - and took

Verse 18

And now what hast thou to do in the way of Egypt, to drink the waters of Sihor? or what hast thou to do in the way of Assyria, to drink the waters of the river?
what hast
36; 37:5-10; Isaiah 30:1-7; 31:1; Lamentations 4:17; Ezekiel 17:15; Hosea 7:11
Sihor
Joshua 13:3
or what hast
2 Kings 16:7-9; 2 Chronicles 28:20,21; Hosea 5:13
Reciprocal: Genesis 16:8 - whence;  Judges 2:2 - why have;  1 Samuel 15:14 - What meaneth;  1 Samuel 28:15 - I am sore;  1 Kings 19:9 - What doest thou;  1 Chronicles 13:5 - Shihor;  Psalm 91:11 - in all;  Isaiah 8:6 - that go softly;  Isaiah 23:3 - Sihor;  Jeremiah 31:22 - How;  Lamentations 5:6 - to the Egyptians;  Ezekiel 16:28 - GeneralEzekiel 23:30 - thou hast;  Ezekiel 29:16 - the confidence

Verse 19

Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, and that my fear is not in thee, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.
Thine
17; Proverbs 1:31; 5:22; Isaiah 3:9; 5:5; 50:1; Hosea 5:5
and thy
3:6-8,11-14; 5:6; 8:5; Hosea 4:16; 11:7; 14:1; Zechariah 7:11
bitter
4:18; Job 20:11-16; Amos 8:10
and that my
5:22; 36:23,24; Psalms 36:1; Romans 3:18
Reciprocal: Genesis 42:21 - we saw;  Exodus 33:6 - GeneralNumbers 5:18 - the bitter water;  Ruth 1:5 - Mahlon;  1 Samuel 15:14 - What meaneth;  1 Kings 9:9 - Because;  1 Kings 13:21 - Thus saith;  1 Kings 18:18 - in that ye have;  2 Chronicles 12:2 - because;  2 Chronicles 12:5 - Ye have forsaken me;  2 Chronicles 24:20 - because;  2 Chronicles 28:6 - because;  Job 20:14 - his meat;  Psalm 107:17 - because;  Psalm 125:5 - As for such;  Proverbs 13:15 - but;  Proverbs 14:14 - backslider;  Isaiah 1:4 - forsaken;  Isaiah 59:13 - departing;  Jeremiah 3:14 - O backsliding;  Jeremiah 3:25 - for we have sinned;  Jeremiah 7:19 - they provoke;  Jeremiah 14:7 - for our;  Jeremiah 15:6 - forsaken;  Jeremiah 18:15 - my people;  Jeremiah 19:4 - they have;  Jeremiah 30:15 - for the;  Lamentations 5:16 - woe;  Ezekiel 16:59 - I will;  Ezekiel 29:16 - the confidence;  Ezekiel 39:24 - GeneralHosea 7:2 - their own;  Hosea 13:9 - thou;  Micah 1:5 - the transgression of Jacob;  Zephaniah 1:17 - because

Verse 20

For of old time I have broken thy yoke, and burst thy bands; and thou saidst, I will not transgress; when upon every high hill and under every green tree thou wanderest, playing the harlot.
For of
30:8; Exodus 3:8; Leviticus 26:13; Deuteronomy 4:20,34; 15:15; Isaiah 9:4; 10:27; 14:25; Nahum 1:13
and thou saidst
Exodus 19:8; 24:3; Deuteronomy 5:27; 26:17; Joshua 1:16; 24:26-24; 1 Samuel 12:10
transgress
or, serve. when upon.
3:6; Deuteronomy 12:2; 1 Kings 12:32; Psalms 78:58; Isaiah 57:5-7; Ezekiel 16:24,25,31; Ezekiel 20:28
playing
3:1,6-8; Exodus 34:14-16; Deuteronomy 12:2; Isaiah 1:21; Ezekiel 16:15,16,28,41; 23:5; Hosea 2:5; 3:3
Reciprocal: Genesis 38:24 - played the harlot;  2 Kings 12:3 - GeneralProverbs 7:12 - GeneralEcclesiastes 6:9 - wandering of the desire;  Isaiah 1:29 - the gardens;  Isaiah 57:7 - GeneralJeremiah 3:2 - unto;  Jeremiah 3:13 - and hast scattered;  Jeremiah 13:27 - thine adulteries;  Jeremiah 17:2 - their altars;  Jeremiah 28:4 - I will break;  Jeremiah 50:6 - on the;  Lamentations 4:13 - that;  Ezekiel 6:3 - to the mountains;  Ezekiel 6:13 - upon;  Ezekiel 11:21 - their detestable;  Ezekiel 34:27 - when I;  Hosea 12:11 - their altars

Verse 21

Yet I had planted thee a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how then art thou turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine unto me?
Yet I
Exodus 15:17; Psalms 44:2; 80:8; Isaiah 5:1,2; 60:21; 61:3; Matthew 21:33; Mark 12:1; Luke 20:9; John 15:1
wholly
Genesis 18:19; 26:3-5; 32:28; Deuteronomy 4:37; Joshua 24:31; Psalms 105:6; Isaiah 41:8
into the degenerate
Deuteronomy 32:32; Isaiah 1:21; 5:4; Lamentations 4:1
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 4:39 - a wild vine;  Psalm 80:15 - vineyard;  Isaiah 27:2 - A vineyard;  Isaiah 43:26 - Put;  Jeremiah 11:17 - that;  Ezekiel 15:2 - What;  Hosea 4:18 - drink;  Malachi 1:6 - And ye;  Malachi 2:11 - profaned;  Malachi 2:15 - That he;  Luke 6:43 - GeneralLuke 13:6 - fig tree;  Acts 17:11 - more;  Romans 6:5 - planted;  Romans 11:16 - and if;  1 Corinthians 3:9 - ye are God's;  Hebrews 12:15 - any root;  James 3:12 - the fig tree

Verse 22

For though thou wash thee with nitre, and take thee much soap, yet thine iniquity is marked before me, saith the Lord GOD.
For though
Job 9:30,31
yet thine iniquity
16:17; 17:1; Deuteronomy 32:34; Job 14:17; Psalms 90:8; 130:3; Hosea 13:12; Amos 8:7
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 21:6 - wash their hands;  1 Samuel 15:14 - What meaneth;  2 Samuel 11:12 - General2 Samuel 14:32 - if there;  Psalm 109:15 - before;  Proverbs 16:2 - the ways;  Proverbs 28:13 - that;  Proverbs 30:12 - that are;  Jeremiah 13:23 - Ethiopian;  Malachi 1:6 - And ye;  Malachi 2:11 - profaned;  Malachi 3:2 - like fullers';  1 John 1:8 - say

Verse 23

How canst thou say, I am not polluted, I have not gone after Baalim? see thy way in the valley, know what thou hast done: thou art a swift dromedary traversing her ways;
How canst
34,35; Genesis 3:12,13; 1 Samuel 15:13,14; Psalms 36:2; Proverbs 28:13; 30:12,20; Luke 10:29; Romans 3:19; 1 John 1:8-10; Revelation 3:17,18
see
3:2; Psalms 50:21; Ezekiel 16:1-63; 23:1-49
valley
7:31; Isaiah 57:5,6
thou art a swift
or, O swift.
Esther 8:16
Reciprocal: Judges 2:11 - and served Baalim;  2 Samuel 11:12 - General2 Samuel 14:32 - if there;  2 Chronicles 17:3 - sought;  Esther 8:10 - young dromedaries;  Psalm 32:5 - have;  Proverbs 16:2 - the ways;  Jeremiah 2:29 - will ye plead;  Jeremiah 2:33 - Why;  Jeremiah 2:36 - gaddest;  Jeremiah 3:1 - but thou hast;  Jeremiah 14:10 - have they;  Jeremiah 31:22 - How;  Ezekiel 16:25 - at every;  Hosea 2:13 - she went;  Hosea 12:8 - they;  Matthew 22:12 - And he was;  Matthew 25:44 - when;  John 14:9 - how

Verse 24

A wild ass used to the wilderness, that snuffeth up the wind at her pleasure; in her occasion who can turn her away? all they that seek her will not weary themselves; in her month they shall find her.
A wild ass
or, O wild ass, etc.
14:6; Job 11:12; 39:5-8
used
Heb. taught. her pleasure. Heb. the desire of her heart. turn her away. or, reverse it. in her mouth.
27; Hosea 5:15
Reciprocal: Job 24:5 - wild asses;  Job 39:2 - GeneralJeremiah 8:6 - as;  Ezekiel 16:25 - at every;  Hosea 8:9 - a wild;  John 13:27 - That

Verse 25

Withhold thy foot from being unshod, and thy throat from thirst: but thou saidst, There is no hope: no; for I have loved strangers, and after them will I go.
Withhold
13:22; Deuteronomy 28:48; Isaiah 20:2-4; Lamentations 4:4; Hosea 2:3; Luke 15:22; 16:24
There is no hope
or, Is the case desperate?
18:12; Isaiah 57:10
for I have
3:13; Isaiah 2:6
after
44:17; Deuteronomy 29:19,20; 32:16; 2 Chronicles 28:22; Romans 2:4,5; 8:24
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 17:15 - not set;  2 Kings 6:33 - this evil is of the Lord;  Job 7:6 - without hope;  Jeremiah 6:16 - We will;  Jeremiah 8:6 - as;  Jeremiah 14:10 - refrained;  Ezekiel 16:32 - GeneralEzekiel 33:10 - how;  Ezekiel 37:11 - Our bones;  Hosea 2:5 - their mother;  John 13:27 - That;  Acts 27:20 - all

Verse 26

As the thief is ashamed when he is found, so is the house of Israel ashamed; they, their kings, their princes, and their priests, and their prophets,
the thief
36; 3:24,25; Proverbs 6:30,31; Isaiah 1:29; Romans 6:21
their kings
32:32; Ezra 9:7; Nehemiah 9:32-34; Daniel 9:6-8
Reciprocal: Genesis 38:25 - Discern;  Exodus 22:7 - if the thief be found;  Joshua 7:18 - was taken;  Job 24:17 - in the terrors;  Isaiah 42:17 - be greatly;  Isaiah 44:11 - all his;  Isaiah 45:16 - GeneralJeremiah 2:13 - broken cisterns;  Jeremiah 5:15 - O house;  Jeremiah 6:13 - and;  Jeremiah 14:3 - they were;  Jeremiah 17:13 - all that;  Jeremiah 22:22 - surely;  Jeremiah 23:1 - Woe;  Jeremiah 48:27 - was he found;  Ezekiel 8:10 - every;  Ezekiel 16:54 - thou mayest;  Ezekiel 22:6 - the princes;  Ezekiel 22:26 - priests;  Daniel 9:7 - unto us;  Hosea 2:5 - hath done;  Hosea 4:7 - therefore;  Hosea 4:19 - and;  Hosea 10:6 - receive;  Zechariah 11:15 - a foolish;  Zechariah 13:4 - the prophets;  Matthew 22:12 - And he was

Verse 27

Saying to a stock, Thou art my father; and to a stone, Thou hast brought me forth: for they have turned their back unto me, and not their face: but in the time of their trouble they will say, Arise, and save us.
to a stock
10:8; Psalms 115:4-8; Isaiah 44:9-20; 46:6-8; Habakkuk 2:18,19
brought me forth
or, begotten me. for they.
Ezekiel 8:16; 23:35
their back
Heb. the hinder part of the neck. but in the time.
24; 22:23; Judges 10:8-16; Psalms 78:34-37; Isaiah 26:16; Hosea 5:15; 7:14
Reciprocal: Judges 4:3 - cried;  2 Kings 3:13 - get;  2 Kings 13:4 - Jehoahaz;  2 Kings 22:17 - have forsaken;  2 Chronicles 29:6 - turned away;  Psalm 27:5 - For in;  Isaiah 33:2 - our salvation;  Isaiah 42:17 - be greatly;  Isaiah 44:11 - all his;  Isaiah 45:16 - GeneralIsaiah 45:20 - they;  Jeremiah 3:4 - My father;  Jeremiah 3:9 - committed;  Jeremiah 7:24 - backward;  Jeremiah 14:3 - they were;  Jeremiah 17:13 - all that;  Jeremiah 18:17 - show;  Jeremiah 22:22 - surely;  Jeremiah 32:33 - turned;  Jeremiah 37:3 - Pray;  Ezekiel 8:10 - every;  Ezekiel 16:17 - and didst;  Ezekiel 22:6 - the princes;  Ezekiel 22:26 - priests;  Daniel 9:7 - unto us;  Hosea 2:5 - hath done;  Hosea 4:7 - therefore;  Hosea 4:12 - ask;  Hosea 4:19 - and;  Hosea 10:6 - receive;  Amos 5:2 - none;  Jonah 1:6 - arise;  Micah 3:4 - cry;  Zechariah 11:15 - a foolish;  Matthew 27:24 - and washed

Verse 28

But where are thy gods that thou hast made thee? let them arise, if they can save thee in the time of thy trouble: for according to the number of thy cities are thy gods, O Judah.
But where
Deuteronomy 32:37; Judges 10:14; 2 Kings 3:13; Isaiah 45:20; 46:2,7
trouble
Heb. evil. to the number.
11:13; 2 Kings 17:30,31; Hosea 10:1
Reciprocal: Judges 4:3 - cried;  Judges 9:38 - General2 Kings 17:19 - Also Judah;  2 Kings 22:17 - have forsaken;  2 Chronicles 28:24 - he made;  Psalm 27:5 - For in;  Isaiah 2:8 - is full;  Isaiah 19:12 - where are thy;  Isaiah 33:2 - our salvation;  Isaiah 44:9 - and their;  Isaiah 47:12 - GeneralIsaiah 65:11 - prepare;  Jeremiah 11:12 - go;  Jeremiah 30:15 - for the;  Jeremiah 37:19 - Where;  Lamentations 1:19 - for;  Ezekiel 13:12 - Where;  Ezekiel 16:17 - and didst;  Ezekiel 16:32 - GeneralHosea 2:7 - she shall follow;  Hosea 12:11 - their altars;  Hosea 13:10 - where;  Jonah 1:5 - cried;  Jonah 1:6 - arise;  Micah 3:4 - cry;  Habakkuk 2:18 - profiteth;  Luke 18:11 - God;  1 Corinthians 8:5 - that

Verse 29

Wherefore will ye plead with me? ye all have transgressed against me, saith the LORD.
will ye plead
23,35; 3:2
ye all have
5:1; 6:13; 9:2-6; Daniel 9:11; Romans 3:19
Reciprocal: Jeremiah 2:9 - I will;  Ezekiel 18:25 - are;  Micah 6:2 - a controversy;  Ephesians 1:9 - purposed

Verse 30

In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.
In vain
5:3; 6:29,30; 7:28; 31:18; 2 Chronicles 28:22; Isaiah 1:5; 9:13; Ezekiel 24:13; Zephaniah 3:2; Revelation 9:20,21; 16:9
your own sword
26:20-24; 1 Kings 19:10,14; 2 Chronicles 24:21; 36:16; Nehemiah 9:26; Matthew 21:35,36; Matthew 23:29,34-37; Mark 12:2-8; Luke 11:47-51; 13:33,34; Acts 7:52; 1 Thessalonians 2:15
Reciprocal: Leviticus 26:23 - General2 Samuel 2:26 - sword;  Isaiah 5:4 - GeneralIsaiah 57:17 - and he;  Isaiah 59:3 - your hands;  Jeremiah 7:6 - and shed;  Jeremiah 13:23 - Ethiopian;  Jeremiah 19:4 - filled;  Jeremiah 26:8 - the priests;  Jeremiah 26:15 - ye shall;  Jeremiah 26:23 - who;  Jeremiah 32:3 - Zedekiah;  Jeremiah 36:26 - to take;  Jeremiah 46:14 - the sword;  Ezekiel 11:6 - GeneralEzekiel 22:2 - bloody city;  Ezekiel 22:24 - GeneralEzekiel 22:25 - they have devoured;  Ezekiel 34:3 - ye kill;  Daniel 9:13 - made we not our prayer before;  Zechariah 11:3 - a voice;  Matthew 5:12 - for so;  Matthew 14:10 - and beheaded;  Matthew 23:30 - the blood;  Matthew 23:35 - upon;  Matthew 23:37 - thou;  Mark 12:3 - they;  Luke 3:20 - GeneralLuke 6:23 - for in;  Luke 20:10 - beat;  Romans 11:3 - Lord;  2 Timothy 4:17 - and I;  Hebrews 11:37 - were slain;  James 5:10 - for;  Revelation 3:19 - many;  Revelation 16:6 - they have

Verse 31

O generation, see ye the word of the LORD. Have I been a wilderness unto Israel? a land of darkness? wherefore say my people, We are lords; we will come no more unto thee?
see ye
Amos 1:1; Micah 6:9
Have I been
5,6; 2 Samuel 12:7-9; 2 Chronicles 31:10; Nehemiah 9:21-25; Hosea 2:7,8; Malachi 3:9-11
We are lords
Heb. We have dominion.
Deuteronomy 8:12-14; 31:20; 32:15; Psalms 10:4; 12:4; Proverbs 30:9; Hosea 13:6; 1 Corinthians 4:8; Revelation 3:15-17
Reciprocal: Genesis 4:6 - GeneralDeuteronomy 6:11 - when thou;  Deuteronomy 8:14 - thine heart;  Judges 2:2 - why have;  1 Kings 11:22 - But;  2 Chronicles 12:1 - he forsook;  Nehemiah 9:16 - dealt;  Psalm 103:2 - forget not;  Isaiah 1:4 - gone away backward;  Isaiah 5:4 - GeneralIsaiah 43:22 - thou hast been;  Isaiah 48:6 - hast heard;  Jeremiah 2:13 - For my;  Jeremiah 5:7 - I had fed;  Jeremiah 22:21 - I spake;  Ezekiel 14:5 - estranged;  Hosea 2:3 - as;  Amos 2:11 - Is it;  Micah 6:3 - what;  Malachi 1:2 - Wherein;  Matthew 25:24 - I knew;  Luke 15:13 - and took;  Luke 18:24 - How;  1 Timothy 6:17 - that they;  Hebrews 11:6 - he that;  2 Peter 2:10 - despise;  Revelation 3:17 - have need

Verse 32

Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number.
a maid
11; Genesis 24:22,30,53; 2 Samuel 1:24; Psalms 45:13,14; Isaiah 61:10; Ezekiel 16:10-13; 1 Peter 3:3-5; Revelation 21:2
yet my people
3:21; 13:10,25; 18:15; Psalms 9:17; 106:21; Isaiah 17:10; Ezekiel 22:12; Hosea 8:14
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 6:11 - when thou;  Deuteronomy 32:18 - forgotten;  Judges 8:34 - remembered;  1 Samuel 12:9 - forgat;  Psalm 44:17 - yet;  Psalm 50:22 - forget;  Psalm 78:11 - GeneralPsalm 103:2 - forget not;  Isaiah 43:22 - thou hast been;  Isaiah 49:18 - as a bride;  Isaiah 51:13 - forgettest;  Isaiah 57:11 - and hast;  Jeremiah 2:13 - For my;  Jeremiah 8:5 - slidden;  Jeremiah 50:6 - have forgotten;  Ezekiel 14:5 - estranged;  Ezekiel 16:43 - thou hast;  Ezekiel 23:35 - Because;  Hosea 2:13 - forgat;  Hosea 13:6 - therefore;  1 Timothy 2:9 - not

Verse 33

Why trimmest thou thy way to seek love? therefore hast thou also taught the wicked ones thy ways.
Why
23,36; 3:1,2; Isaiah 57:7-10; Hosea 2:5-7,13
hast
2 Chronicles 33:9; Ezekiel 16:27,47,51,52
Reciprocal: Job 21:31 - declare;  Proverbs 7:12 - GeneralEcclesiastes 7:17 - not;  Isaiah 1:4 - children;  Jeremiah 5:28 - overpass;  1 Corinthians 5:1 - and

Verse 34

<I>Also in thy skirts is found the blood of the souls of the poor innocents: I have not found it by secret search, but upon all these.
Also
7:31; 19:4; 2 Kings 21:16; 24:4; Psalms 106:37,38; Isaiah 57:5; 59:7; Ezekiel 16:20,21; 20:31
I
6:15; 8:12; Ezekiel 24:7
secret search
Heb. digging.
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 15:14 - What meaneth;  1 Kings 2:5 - put;  2 Chronicles 28:3 - burnt;  Job 10:6 - GeneralPsalm 10:15 - seek;  Psalm 36:2 - For he;  Ecclesiastes 7:17 - not;  Isaiah 59:3 - your hands;  Jeremiah 2:23 - How canst;  Jeremiah 7:6 - and shed;  Jeremiah 7:11 - even;  Jeremiah 26:15 - ye shall;  Lamentations 1:9 - filthiness;  Lamentations 4:14 - they have polluted;  Ezekiel 7:23 - for;  Ezekiel 8:8 - GeneralEzekiel 9:9 - and the land;  Ezekiel 11:6 - GeneralEzekiel 16:36 - and by;  Ezekiel 21:24 - your transgressions;  Ezekiel 22:2 - bloody city;  Ezekiel 22:25 - they have devoured;  Matthew 23:35 - upon;  1 Timothy 5:24 - GeneralRevelation 18:24 - in her

Verse 35

Yet thou sayest, Because I am innocent, surely his anger shall turn from me. Behold, I will plead with thee, because thou sayest, I have not sinned.
Because
23,29; Job 33:9; Proverbs 28:13; Isaiah 58:3; Romans 7:9
I will
9; 1 John 1:8-10
Reciprocal: Job 9:29 - GeneralPsalm 32:5 - have;  Psalm 36:2 - For he;  Proverbs 30:12 - that are;  Jeremiah 5:19 - Wherefore;  Jeremiah 16:10 - Wherefore;  Lamentations 1:20 - for;  Ezekiel 16:20 - Is this;  Ezekiel 17:20 - plead;  Ezekiel 20:35 - and there;  Hosea 12:8 - they;  Matthew 25:44 - when;  Matthew 27:24 - and washed;  Luke 18:11 - God;  John 9:41 - If

Verse 36

Why gaddest thou about so much to change thy way? thou also shalt be ashamed of Egypt, as thou wast ashamed of Assyria.
gaddest
18,23,33; 31:22; Hosea 5:13; 7:11; 12:1
thou also shalt
37:7; Isaiah 20:5; 30:1-7; 31:1-3; Lamentations 4:17; 5:6; Ezekiel 29:7
as thou wast
2 Chronicles 28:16,20,21; Hosea 5:13; 10:6; 14:3
Reciprocal: Genesis 19:11 - that they;  Genesis 19:30 - for he;  Genesis 34:1 - the daughter;  Judges 2:2 - why have;  Psalm 119:101 - refrained;  Proverbs 7:12 - GeneralIsaiah 30:5 - GeneralIsaiah 36:9 - and put;  Isaiah 57:10 - wearied;  Jeremiah 2:26 - the thief;  Jeremiah 2:37 - for the Lord;  Jeremiah 14:10 - have they;  Jeremiah 22:20 - and cry;  Jeremiah 30:14 - lovers;  Ezekiel 16:28 - GeneralEzekiel 29:6 - a staff;  Ezekiel 29:16 - the confidence;  Hosea 2:7 - she shall follow;  Hosea 4:19 - and

Verse 37

Yea, thou shalt go forth from him, and thine hands upon thine head: for the LORD hath rejected thy confidences, and thou shalt not prosper in them.
thine hands
2 Samuel 13:19
for the Lord
36; 17:5; 37:7-10; Isaiah 10:4; Ezekiel 17:15-20
and thou
32:5; Numbers 14:41; 2 Chronicles 13:12 Reciprocal: Genesis 19:30 - for he;  2 Samuel 11:12 - General2 Chronicles 28:20 - distressed him;  Jeremiah 22:20 - and cry;  Jeremiah 22:22 - surely;  Ezekiel 29:16 - the confidence;  Hosea 2:7 - she shall follow;  Hosea 4:19 - and;  Hosea 10:6 - receive

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jeremiah 2". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/jeremiah-2.html.