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Jeremiah 8

Introduction

Overview

Jeremiah 8:1, The calamity of the Jews, both dead and alive; Jeremiah 8:4, He upbraids their foolish and shameless impenitency; Jeremiah 8:13, He shews their grievous judgment; Jeremiah 8:18, and bewails their desperate estate.

Verse 1

Jeremiah 7:32-Nahum :, 1 Kings 13:2, 2 Kings 23:16, 2 Kings 23:20, 2 Chronicles 34:4, 2 Chronicles 34:5, Ezekiel 6:5, Ezekiel 37:1, Amos 2:1

Reciprocal: Genesis 15:15 - buried Leviticus 26:30 - I will destroy Deuteronomy 28:26 - General 2 Kings 23:5 - all the host 2 Kings 23:14 - the bones of men Nehemiah 9:32 - on our kings Psalms 79:3 - and there Isaiah 14:19 - thou Isaiah 34:3 - slain Jeremiah 7:33 - General Jeremiah 16:4 - as dung Ezekiel 6:4 - and I Amos 4:10 - the stink

Verse 2

and all: Jeremiah 19:13, Jeremiah 44:17-Psalms :, Deuteronomy 4:19, Deuteronomy 17:3, 2 Kings 17:16, 2 Kings 21:3, 2 Kings 21:5, 2 Kings 23:5, 2 Chronicles 33:3-Deuteronomy :, Ezekiel 8:16, Zephaniah 1:5, Acts 7:42

they shall be: Jeremiah 9:22, Jeremiah 16:4, Jeremiah 22:19, Jeremiah 36:30, 2 Kings 9:36, 2 Kings 9:37, Psalms 83:10, Ecclesiastes 6:3, Zephaniah 1:17

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:1 - host Genesis 15:15 - buried Genesis 48:15 - did walk Exodus 23:25 - And ye 1 Kings 14:10 - as a man taketh 1 Kings 18:15 - of hosts liveth 2 Kings 23:14 - the bones of men 2 Chronicles 34:5 - he Job 20:7 - perish Job 27:19 - gathered Job 31:26 - beheld Psalms 33:6 - the host Psalms 79:3 - and there Isaiah 5:25 - torn Isaiah 14:19 - thou Isaiah 34:3 - slain Jeremiah 7:33 - General Jeremiah 16:11 - walked Jeremiah 19:7 - and their Jeremiah 25:33 - they shall not Ezekiel 6:4 - and I Ezekiel 29:5 - I will leave Ezekiel 32:4 - General Ezekiel 39:5 - open field Amos 2:4 - after Amos 4:10 - the stink Malachi 2:3 - spread

Verse 3

death: Jeremiah 20:14-Job :, 1 Kings 19:4, Job 3:20-Song of Solomon :, Job 7:15, Job 7:16, Jonah 4:3, Revelation 6:16, Revelation 9:6

in all: Jeremiah 23:3, Jeremiah 23:8, Jeremiah 29:14, Jeremiah 29:28, Jeremiah 32:36, Jeremiah 32:37, Jeremiah 40:12, Deuteronomy 30:1, Deuteronomy 30:4, Daniel 9:7

Reciprocal: Isaiah 15:4 - his Isaiah 24:17 - and the pit Amos 3:1 - against Micah 2:3 - this family

Verse 4

Moreover: Blayney justly observes, that the change of speakers here requires to be carefully attended to. The prophet first, in the name of God, reproves the people, and threatens them with grievous calamities, Jeremiah 8:4-1 Chronicles :. Then, apostrophising his countrymen, he advises them to retire with him to some fortified city, Jeremiah 8:14-Nehemiah :. God then threatens to bring foes against them, that are irresistible, Jeremiah 8:17. The prophet next commiserates the daughter of his people, who is heard bewailing her forlorn case; whilst the voice of God breaks in upon her complaints, and shows that all this ruin is brought upon her by her infidelities, Jeremiah 8:18-Proverbs :. The prophet regrets that her wounds had not been healed, and laments over her slain, Jeremiah 8:21, Jeremiah 9:1.

Shall they: Proverbs 24:16, Hosea 14:1, Amos 5:2, Micah 7:8

turn: Jeremiah 3:1, Jeremiah 3:22, Jeremiah 4:1, Jeremiah 23:14, Jeremiah 36:3, 1 Kings 8:38, Isaiah 44:22, Isaiah 55:7, Ezekiel 18:23, Hosea 6:1, Hosea 7:10

Reciprocal: Psalms 119:59 - turned Isaiah 24:20 - and it Jeremiah 15:7 - since Jeremiah 31:22 - backsliding Hosea 11:5 - because Haggai 2:17 - yet Luke 15:15 - he went Revelation 2:21 - space Revelation 9:20 - yet

Verse 5

slidden: Jeremiah 2:32, Jeremiah 3:11-2 Chronicles :, Jeremiah 7:24-Ezekiel :, Hosea 4:16, Hosea 11:7

they hold: Jeremiah 9:6, Proverbs 4:13, Isaiah 30:10, Isaiah 44:20, 1 Thessalonians 5:21, 2 Thessalonians 2:9-2 Kings :, Revelation 2:25

they refuse: Jeremiah 5:3, Isaiah 1:20, Zechariah 7:11, John 5:40, Hebrews 12:25

Reciprocal: Exodus 7:14 - he refuseth Psalms 53:3 - Every Proverbs 14:14 - backslider Isaiah 5:18 - draw Jeremiah 2:19 - and thy Jeremiah 8:19 - Why Jeremiah 13:10 - evil Jeremiah 14:10 - have they Jeremiah 15:6 - thou art Jeremiah 15:7 - since Ezekiel 5:6 - for they Ezekiel 14:6 - Repent Daniel 9:11 - all Hosea 7:10 - and they Amos 4:6 - yet

Verse 6

hearkened: Job 33:27, Job 33:28, Psalms 14:2, Isaiah 30:18, Malachi 3:16, 2 Peter 3:9

no: Jeremiah 5:1, Isaiah 59:16, Ezekiel 22:30, Micah 7:2

saying: Job 10:2, Ezekiel 18:28, Haggai 1:5, Haggai 1:7, Luke 15:17-Psalms :

as: Jeremiah 2:24, Jeremiah 2:25, Job 39:19-Lamentations :

Reciprocal: Genesis 8:21 - the imagination Job 39:21 - he goeth Psalms 32:9 - no Psalms 36:4 - setteth Psalms 53:3 - Every Psalms 94:8 - brutish Isaiah 50:2 - when I came Jeremiah 8:19 - Why Jeremiah 23:25 - heard Jeremiah 44:16 - we Ezekiel 14:6 - Repent Ezekiel 18:14 - considereth Hosea 7:10 - and they Zephaniah 3:7 - Surely Matthew 11:20 - because

Verse 7

stork: Proverbs 6:6-Ruth :, Isaiah 1:3

turtle: Song of Solomon 2:12

people: Jeremiah 5:4, Isaiah 1:3, Isaiah 5:12

know: Jeremiah 5:4, Jeremiah 5:5

Reciprocal: Genesis 7:9 - General Numbers 22:23 - the ass turned Job 12:7 - But ask Job 39:13 - wings and feathers unto the Job 39:26 - stretch Psalms 32:9 - no Psalms 104:17 - as for Proverbs 1:17 - in vain Proverbs 13:23 - destroyed Isaiah 5:13 - because Isaiah 27:11 - for it is Isaiah 29:14 - for the wisdom Jeremiah 4:22 - For my Jeremiah 5:21 - O foolish Hosea 4:6 - My people Matthew 21:27 - We cannot tell Mark 11:33 - We Mark 12:24 - Do Luke 20:7 - that

Verse 8

We: Job 5:12, Job 5:13, Job 11:12, Job 12:20, John 9:41, Romans 1:22, Romans 2:17-Joel :, 1 Corinthians 3:18-Proverbs :

the law: Psalms 147:19, Hosea 8:12

Lo: Matthew 15:6

in vain: etc. or, the false pen of the scribes worketh for falsehood, Proverbs 17:6, Isaiah 10:1, Isaiah 10:2

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 15:31 - turn the counsel 1 Chronicles 2:55 - the scribes 2 Chronicles 34:13 - scribes 2 Chronicles 34:14 - the law Ezra 7:6 - scribe Nehemiah 8:1 - Ezra Psalms 119:99 - than all Psalms 119:100 - because Psalms 119:126 - they Jeremiah 2:8 - and they that Jeremiah 48:14 - How Hosea 4:6 - because Matthew 2:4 - scribes Matthew 6:23 - If Mark 7:13 - the word Luke 7:30 - rejected Luke 11:35 - General John 3:10 - Art Romans 2:23 - that makest Romans 3:31 - do we 1 Corinthians 4:10 - are wise 2 Corinthians 6:1 - ye Galatians 2:21 - Christ 1 Timothy 1:7 - understanding

Verse 9

The wise men are: or, Have they been, etc. Jeremiah 6:15, Jeremiah 49:7, Job 5:12, Isaiah 19:11, Ezekiel 7:26, 1 Corinthians 1:26-Joel :

lo: Deuteronomy 4:6, Psalms 19:7, Psalms 119:98- :, Isaiah 8:20, 1 Corinthians 1:18-Joel :, 2 Timothy 3:15

what wisdom: Heb. the wisdom of what thing, etc

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 32:28 - General 2 Samuel 15:31 - turn the counsel 2 Samuel 16:23 - all the counsel 2 Kings 17:15 - they rejected Nehemiah 8:1 - Ezra Psalms 50:17 - castest Psalms 119:99 - than all Psalms 119:100 - because Proverbs 1:30 - General Proverbs 14:6 - scorner Isaiah 5:24 - cast away Jeremiah 2:8 - and they that Jeremiah 6:19 - nor to Jeremiah 10:21 - the pastors Jeremiah 50:35 - her wise men Ezekiel 28:17 - thou hast Hosea 4:6 - because Amos 2:4 - because Matthew 6:23 - If Matthew 7:26 - doeth Mark 7:13 - the word Luke 11:35 - General John 3:10 - Art John 5:39 - Search Romans 1:22 - General Romans 2:23 - that makest Romans 3:31 - do we 1 Corinthians 1:19 - General 1 Corinthians 4:10 - are wise 1 Timothy 1:7 - understanding

Verse 10

will I: Jeremiah 6:12, Deuteronomy 28:30-Jonah :, Amos 5:11, Zephaniah 1:13

for: Jeremiah 6:13, Isaiah 56:10-2 Kings :, Ezekiel 33:31, Micah 3:5, Micah 3:11, Titus 1:7, Titus 1:11, 2 Peter 2:1-Leviticus :

from the prophet: Jeremiah 5:31, Jeremiah 23:11-Esther :, Jeremiah 23:25, Jeremiah 23:26, Jeremiah 32:32, Isaiah 28:7, Lamentations 4:13, Ezekiel 22:27, Ezekiel 22:28

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 22:6 - Go up 2 Chronicles 18:5 - Go up Job 31:10 - and let Proverbs 24:24 - that Isaiah 30:10 - speak Isaiah 57:17 - the iniquity Jeremiah 2:8 - priests Jeremiah 7:8 - ye trust Jeremiah 11:9 - General Jeremiah 14:18 - yea Jeremiah 20:6 - thy friends Jeremiah 27:15 - ye Jeremiah 42:1 - from Lamentations 2:14 - prophets Ezekiel 13:2 - prophesy against Hosea 4:5 - and the prophet Hosea 4:9 - like people Micah 2:11 - I will Micah 7:3 - the prince Zephaniah 3:4 - light Zechariah 13:2 - cause Malachi 1:10 - even Luke 16:14 - who Acts 8:10 - from Romans 16:18 - by Ephesians 5:3 - covetousness 1 Thessalonians 2:5 - a cloak 1 Timothy 3:3 - not covetous 1 Timothy 6:5 - supposing 1 Peter 5:2 - not for 2 Peter 2:3 - through

Verse 11

they: Jeremiah 6:14, Jeremiah 14:14, Jeremiah 14:15, Jeremiah 27:9, Jeremiah 27:10, Jeremiah 28:3-1 Samuel :, 1 Kings 22:6, 1 Kings 22:13, Lamentations 2:14, Ezekiel 13:10-Nehemiah :, Ezekiel 13:22, Micah 2:11

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 18:5 - Go up Proverbs 24:24 - that Isaiah 30:10 - speak Jeremiah 2:8 - priests Jeremiah 4:10 - Ye shall have Jeremiah 14:13 - behold Jeremiah 20:6 - thy friends Jeremiah 23:17 - Ye Jeremiah 28:9 - which Jeremiah 37:19 - your Ezekiel 13:16 - see visions Ezekiel 14:10 - the punishment Ezekiel 22:28 - prophets Ezekiel 33:8 - if thou Hosea 9:7 - the prophet Micah 2:6 - that they Zechariah 10:2 - they comfort Romans 16:18 - by

Verse 12

ashamed when: Jeremiah 3:3, Jeremiah 6:15, Psalms 52:1, Psalms 52:7, Isaiah 3:9, Zephaniah 3:5, Philippians 3:19

therefore: Isaiah 9:13-Esther :, Isaiah 24:2, Ezekiel 22:25-Obadiah :, Hosea 4:5, Hosea 4:6

in the: Deuteronomy 32:35, Hosea 5:9

Reciprocal: Genesis 19:9 - Stand Genesis 19:34 - General Numbers 25:6 - in the sight of Moses 1 Samuel 2:23 - by all 2 Samuel 13:4 - from day to day 2 Samuel 14:32 - if there 2 Samuel 16:22 - went in 2 Chronicles 33:23 - humbled Ezra 9:6 - I am ashamed Proverbs 21:29 - hardeneth Jeremiah 2:34 - I Jeremiah 6:14 - healed Jeremiah 10:15 - in the Jeremiah 11:23 - the year Jeremiah 14:15 - Sword and famine shall not Jeremiah 18:23 - in the Jeremiah 23:2 - I Jeremiah 44:10 - are not Jeremiah 44:16 - we Jeremiah 48:44 - the year Ezekiel 2:4 - they Ezekiel 13:14 - ye shall be Ezekiel 14:10 - the punishment Ezekiel 21:24 - your transgressions Ezekiel 23:18 - discovered Ezekiel 33:8 - if thou Micah 2:6 - that they Micah 7:4 - thy Malachi 2:14 - Wherefore Malachi 3:13 - What Matthew 15:14 - And if Luke 6:39 - shall John 18:5 - stood Acts 23:14 - General Romans 6:21 - whereof

Verse 13

I will surely consume: or, In gathering I will consume, Isaiah 24:21, Isaiah 24:22, Ezekiel 22:19-Ecclesiastes :, Ezekiel 24:3-1 Kings :

there: Leviticus 26:20, Deuteronomy 28:39-Luke :, Isaiah 5:4-Joshua :, Isaiah 5:10, Hosea 2:8, Hosea 2:9, Joel 1:7, Joel 1:10-2 Kings :, Habakkuk 3:17, Haggai 1:11, Haggai 2:17, Matthew 21:19, Luke 13:6-1 Samuel :

the leaf: Jeremiah 17:8, Psalms 1:3, Psalms 1:4, James 1:11

Reciprocal: Isaiah 32:10 - for Ezekiel 33:8 - O wicked Malachi 3:11 - neither

Verse 14

do: 2 Kings 7:3, 2 Kings 7:4

enter: Jeremiah 4:5, Jeremiah 4:6, Jeremiah 35:11, 2 Samuel 20:6

be silent: Leviticus 10:3, Psalms 39:2, Lamentations 3:27, Lamentations 3:28, Amos 6:10, Habakkuk 2:20, Zechariah 2:13

water: Jeremiah 9:15, Jeremiah 23:15, Numbers 5:18-Jeremiah :, Deuteronomy 32:32, Psalms 69:21, Lamentations 3:19, Matthew 27:34

gall: or, poison

Reciprocal: Genesis 42:1 - Why do ye Deuteronomy 32:33 - the poison Joshua 10:19 - suffer them Joshua 10:20 - fenced cities 1 Samuel 2:9 - be silent Ecclesiastes 3:7 - time to keep Jeremiah 6:25 - Go not Jeremiah 8:4 - Moreover Jeremiah 34:7 - fought against Lamentations 2:10 - and keep Lamentations 3:5 - gall Nahum 3:11 - thou also Zechariah 12:2 - trembling Acts 22:16 - why

Verse 15

Jeremiah 4:10, Jeremiah 14:19, Micah 1:12, 1 Thessalonians 5:3

Reciprocal: Job 3:9 - look for light Job 30:26 - When I looked Isaiah 59:9 - we wait Isaiah 59:11 - mourn Jeremiah 13:16 - while Lamentations 3:17 - thou Ezekiel 7:25 - and they Ezekiel 13:10 - Peace Matthew 24:6 - ye shall hear

Verse 16

The snorting: Grotius observes, after Jerome, that Nebuchadnezzar, having subdued Phoenicia, passed through Dan, in his way to Jerusalem.

was heard: Jeremiah 4:15, Jeremiah 4:16, Judges 18:29, Judges 20:1

the whole: Jeremiah 4:24, Habakkuk 3:10

at the: Jeremiah 6:23, Jeremiah 47:3, Judges 5:22, Nahum 1:4, Nahum 1:5, Nahum 3:2

of his strong ones: Of his war-horses, This is a fine image; so terrible was the united neighings of the cavalry of the Babylonians, that the reverberation of the air caused the ground to tremble.

all that is in it: Heb. the fulness thereof, Psalms 24:1, 1 Corinthians 10:26, 1 Corinthians 10:28

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:33 - The fruit Deuteronomy 33:16 - the earth 1 Kings 12:29 - Dan Job 39:20 - the glory Jeremiah 10:25 - eaten Jeremiah 25:9 - I Jeremiah 47:2 - all that is therein Jeremiah 50:42 - shall ride Jeremiah 51:29 - the land Ezekiel 7:25 - and they Ezekiel 9:2 - six Zephaniah 1:16 - day Matthew 24:6 - ye shall hear

Verse 17

I will: Deuteronomy 32:24, Isaiah 14:29, Amos 5:19, Amos 9:3, Revelation 9:19

which: Psalms 58:4, Psalms 58:5, Ecclesiastes 10:11

Reciprocal: Numbers 21:6 - General Proverbs 23:32 - biteth Jeremiah 8:4 - Moreover Ezekiel 9:2 - six Habakkuk 2:7 - bite

Verse 18

my: Jeremiah 6:24, Jeremiah 10:19-Song of Solomon :, Job 7:13, Job 7:14, Isaiah 22:4, Lamentations 1:16, Lamentations 1:17, Daniel 10:16, Daniel 10:17, Habakkuk 3:16

in: Heb. upon

Reciprocal: Job 9:27 - General Psalms 13:2 - sorrow Isaiah 15:5 - My heart Jeremiah 8:4 - Moreover Jeremiah 9:10 - the mountains Jeremiah 14:17 - let mine Jeremiah 20:18 - to see Jeremiah 45:3 - I fainted Lamentations 1:22 - my heart Lamentations 5:17 - our heart Ezekiel 21:7 - faint John 14:1 - not 2 Corinthians 7:5 - our Philippians 2:27 - but on

Verse 19

the voice: Jeremiah 4:16, Jeremiah 4:17, Jeremiah 4:30, Jeremiah 4:31, Isaiah 13:5, Isaiah 39:3

them: etc. Heb. the country of them that are afar off

the Lord: Jeremiah 14:19, Jeremiah 31:6, Psalms 135:21, Isaiah 12:6, Isaiah 52:1, Joel 2:32, Joel 3:21, Obadiah 1:17, Revelation 2:1

her king: Psalms 146:10, Psalms 149:2, Isaiah 33:22

Why: Jeremiah 8:5, Jeremiah 8:6, Deuteronomy 32:16-Ecclesiastes :, Isaiah 1:4

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 32:21 - with their vanities 1 Kings 16:26 - their vanities Psalms 78:58 - with Isaiah 15:5 - My heart Jeremiah 4:11 - daughter Jeremiah 6:26 - daughter Jeremiah 10:15 - vanity Jeremiah 30:5 - a voice Lamentations 2:11 - for Hosea 13:10 - I will be thy king Micah 4:9 - why Acts 14:15 - from

Verse 20

Proverbs 10:5, Luke 13:25, Luke 19:44, Hebrews 3:7-Ezra :, Matthew 25:1-2 Kings :

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 6:4 - for the Jeremiah 51:9 - forsake Lamentations 4:17 - our eyes

Verse 21

the hurt: Jeremiah 4:19, Jeremiah 9:1, Jeremiah 14:17, Jeremiah 17:16, Nehemiah 2:3, Psalms 137:3-Joshua :, Luke 19:41, Romans 9:1-Leviticus :

I am: Song of Solomon 1:5, Song of Solomon 1:6, Joel 2:6, Nahum 2:10

Reciprocal: Isaiah 1:6 - they have Jeremiah 6:26 - daughter Jeremiah 8:4 - Moreover Jeremiah 10:19 - Woe Jeremiah 14:2 - they

Verse 22

no balm: Jeremiah 46:11, Jeremiah 51:8, Genesis 37:25, Genesis 43:11

no physician: Matthew 9:11, Matthew 9:12, Luke 5:31, Luke 5:32, Luke 8:43

why: Jeremiah 30:12-Esther :

recovered: Heb. gone up, Isaiah 1:5, Isaiah 1:6

Reciprocal: Exodus 15:26 - for I am 2 Chronicles 7:14 - heal their land 2 Chronicles 16:12 - physicians Job 13:4 - physicians Psalms 38:5 - My wounds Jeremiah 6:26 - daughter Jeremiah 9:1 - the daughter Jeremiah 14:19 - no healing Jeremiah 30:13 - hast Lamentations 2:13 - who can Ezekiel 27:17 - balm Ezekiel 34:4 - diseased Ezekiel 47:12 - medicine Hosea 11:3 - I healed Hosea 14:4 - heal Mark 5:26 - had suffered Luke 16:20 - full

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jeremiah 8". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/jeremiah-8.html.