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Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible
Jeremiah 46

 

 

Verses 1-28

IV. THE PROPHECIES CONCERNING THE GENTILE NATIONS

CHAPTER 46

Concerning Egypt

1. Prophecy about Pharaoh-Necho (Jeremiah 46:1-12)

2. Nebuchadnezzar’s invasion of Egypt (Jeremiah 46:13-26)

3. A message of comfort (Jeremiah 46:27-28)

Jeremiah 46:1-5. This Pharaoh made an attempt to invade the territory of the king of Babylon, but was defeated by Nebuchadrezzar in a battle on the river Euphrates at Carchemish. This prophecy was given about eighteen years before the fall of Jerusalem. All was literally fulfilled.

Jeremiah 46:13-26. This was given after the fall of Jerusalem, when the remnant had gone to Egypt. (See chapters 43 and 44.) This also was fulfilled. Jeremiah 46:26 promises a future restoration of Egypt. Compare this with Isaiah’s prophecy (Isaiah 19:19-25) .

Jeremiah 46:27-28. This blessed message of comfort also awaits its final great fulfillment in the coming days of promised blessing for Jacob’s seed.

 


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Gaebelein, Arno Clemens. "Commentary on Jeremiah 46:4". "Gaebelein's Annotated Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gab/jeremiah-46.html. 1913-1922.

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Monday, September 16th, 2019
the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
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