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Jeremiah 11

 

 

Introduction
1Jeremiah proclaims God's covenant;
8rebukes the Jews' disobeying thereof;
11prophesies evils to come upon them;
18and upon the men of Anathoth, for conspiring to kill him.

Verse 2
Hear ye the words of this covenant, and speak unto the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem;
A. M. 3406. B.C. 598
6; 34:13-16; Exodus 19:5; 2 Kings 11:17; 23:2,3; 2 Chronicles 23:16; 29:10; 2 Chronicles 34:31

Verse 3
And say thou unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel; Cursed be the man that obeyeth not the words of this covenant,
Deuteronomy 27:26; 28:15-68; 29:19,20; Galatians 3:10-13

Verse 4
Which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, Obey my voice, and do them, according to all which I command you: so shall ye be my people, and I will be your God:
I commanded
31:32; Exodus 24:3-8; Deuteronomy 5:2,3; 29:10-15; Ezekiel 20:6-12; Hebrews 8:8-10
iron
Deuteronomy 4:20; 1 Kings 8:51; Isaiah 48:10
Obey
7:22,23; 26:13; Exodus 20:6; 23:21,22; Leviticus 26:3,12; Deuteronomy 11:27; 28:1-14; 1 Samuel 15:22; Zechariah 6:15; Matthew 28:20; Hebrews 5:9
ye be
24:7; 30:22; 31:31,33; 32:28; Genesis 17:8; Leviticus 26:12; Ezekiel 11:20; 14:11; Ezekiel 36:28; 37:23,27; Zechariah 8:8; 13:9; 2 Corinthians 6:16; Hebrews 8:10

Verse 5
That I may perform the oath which I have sworn unto your fathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as it is this day. Then answered I, and said, So be it, O LORD.
perform
Genesis 22:16-18; 26:3-5; Psalms 105:9-11
a land
Exodus 3:8-17; Leviticus 20:24; Deuteronomy 6:3; 7:12,13
So be it
Heb. Amen.
28:6; Deuteronomy 27:15-26; Matthew 6:13; 1 Corinthians 14:16

Verse 6
Then the LORD said unto me, Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, saying, Hear ye the words of this covenant, and do them.
Proclaim
3:12; 7:2; 19:2; Isaiah 58:1; Zechariah 7:7
Hear
2-4; Psalms 15:5; John 13:17; Romans 2:13; James 1:22

Verse 7
For I earnestly protested unto your fathers in the day that I brought them up out of the land of Egypt, even unto this day, rising early and protesting, saying, Obey my voice.
I earnestly
1 Samuel 8:9; Ephesians 4:17; 2 Thessalonians 3:12
in the
7:13,23-25; 25:4; 35:15; Exodus 15:26; 23:21,22; Deuteronomy 4:6; 5:29; 6:2; 8:6; Deuteronomy 10:12,13; 11:26-28; 12:32; 28:1-14; 30:20

Verse 8
Yet they obeyed not, nor inclined their ear, but walked every one in the imagination of their evil heart: therefore I will bring upon them all the words of this covenant, which I commanded them to do; but they did them not.
obeyed
3:17; 6:16,17; 7:24,26; 9:13,14; 35:15; 44:17; Nehemiah 9:16,17,26,29; Ezekiel 20:8,18-21; Zechariah 7:11
imagination
or, stubbornness.
7:24; *marg:
therefore
Leviticus 26:16-46; Deuteronomy 28:15-68; 29:21-24; 30:17-19; 31:17,18; 32:20-26; Joshua 23:13-16; Ezekiel 20:37,38

Verse 9
And the LORD said unto me, A conspiracy is found among the men of Judah, and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
5:31; 6:13; 8:10; Ezekiel 22:25-31; Hosea 6:9; Micah 3:11; 7:2,3; Zephaniah 3:1-4; Matthew 21:38,39; 26:3,4,15; John 11:53; Acts 23:12-15

Verse 10
They are turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers, which refused to hear my words; and they went after other gods to serve them: the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken my covenant which I made with their fathers.
turned
3:10; 1 Samuel 15:11; 2 Chronicles 34:30-33; Hosea 6:4; 7:16; Zephaniah 1:6
iniquities
Judges 2:17,19; Psalms 78:8-10,57; Ezekiel 20:18-21; Zechariah 1:4; Acts 7:51,52
the house of Israel
3:6-11; 31:32; Leviticus 26:15; Deuteronomy 31:16; 2 Kings 17:7-20; Ezekiel 16:59; 44:7; Hosea 6:7; 8:1; Hebrews 8:9

Verse 11
Therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon them, which they shall not be able to escape; and though they shall cry unto me, I will not hearken unto them.
I will bring
17; 6:19; 19:3,15; 23:12; 35:17; 36:31; 2 Kings 22:16; 2 Chronicles 34:24; Ezekiel 7:5
which
15:2; Proverbs 29:1; Isaiah 24:17; Amos 2:14,15; 5:19; 9:1-4; 1 Thessalonians 5:3; Hebrews 1:3; Revelation 6:16,17
escape
Heb. go forth of. cry.
14:12; Psalms 18:41; 66:18; Proverbs 1:28; Isaiah 1:15; Ezekiel 8:18; Micah 3:4; Zechariah 7:13; Luke 13:24-28

Verse 12
Then shall the cities of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem go, and cry unto the gods unto whom they offer incense: but they shall not save them at all in the time of their trouble.
go
2:28; 44:17-27; Deuteronomy 32:37; Judges 10:14; 2 Chronicles 28:22; Isaiah 45:20
trouble
Heb. evil.

Verse 13
For according to the number of thy cities were thy gods, O Judah; and according to the number of the streets of Jerusalem have ye set up altars to that shameful thing, even altars to burn incense unto Baal.
For according
2:28; 3:1,2; Deuteronomy 32:16,17; 2 Kings 23:4,5,13; Isaiah 2:8; Hosea 12:11
up altars
19:5; 32:35; 2 Kings 21:4,5
shameful thing
Heb. shame.

Verse 14
Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up a cry or prayer for them: for I will not hear them in the time that they cry unto me for their trouble.
pray
7:16; 14:11; 15:1; Exodus 32:10; Proverbs 26:24,25; 1 John 5:16
for
11; Psalms 66:18; Hosea 5:6
trouble
Heb. evil.

Verse 15
What hath my beloved to do in mine house, seeing she hath wrought lewdness with many, and the holy flesh is passed from thee? when thou doest evil, then thou rejoicest.
What, etc
Heb. What is to my beloved in my house?
Luke 8:28; *Gr:
my
2:2; 3:14; 12:7; Hosea 3:1; Matthew 22:11; Romans 11:28
to do
3:8; 7:8-11; 15:1; Psalms 50:16; Proverbs 15:8; 21:27; 28:9; Isaiah 1:11-15; 50:1
seeing
3:1,2; Ezekiel 16:25-34; 23:2-21
the holy
Haggai 2:12-14; Titus 1:15
thou doest evil
or, thy evil is.
Proverbs 2:14; 10:23; 26:18; 1 Corinthians 13:6; James 4:16

Verse 16
The LORD called thy name, A green olive tree, fair, and of goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he hath kindled fire upon it, and the branches of it are broken.
A green
Psalms 52:8; Romans 11:17-24
with
Psalms 80:16; Isaiah 1:30,31; 27:11; Ezekiel 15:4-7; 20:47,48; Matthew 3:10; John 15:6

Verse 17
For the LORD of hosts, that planted thee, hath pronounced evil against thee, for the evil of the house of Israel and of the house of Judah, which they have done against themselves to provoke me to anger in offering incense unto Baal.
that
2:21; 12:2; 24:6; 42:10; 45:4; 2 Samuel 7:10; Psalms 44:2; 80:8,15; Isaiah 5:2; Isaiah 61:3; Ezekiel 17:5
pronounced
11; 16:10,11; 18:8; 19:15; 26:13,19; 35:17; 36:7; 40:2

Verse 18
And the LORD hath given me knowledge of it, and I know it: then thou shewedst me their doings.
the Lord
19; 1 Samuel 23:11,12; 2 Kings 6:9,10,14-20; Ezekiel 8:6-18; Matthew 21:3; Romans 3:7

Verse 19
But I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; and I knew not that they had devised devices against me, saying, Let us destroy the tree with the fruit thereof, and let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name may be no more remembered.
I was
Proverbs 7:22; Isaiah 53:7
and I
18:18; 20:10; Psalms 31:13; 35:15; 37:32,33; Isaiah 32:7; Matthew 26:3,4
destroy
"Let us kill the prophet, and burn his prophecies."
Psalms 83:4; Isaiah 53:8; Daniel 9:26; Luke 20:10-15
from
Job 28:13; Psalms 27:13; 52:5; 116:9; 142:5
that his
Psalms 109:13; 112:6; Proverbs 10:7; Isaiah 38:11; Numbers 1:14

Verse 20
But, O LORD of hosts, that judgest righteously, that triest the reins and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on them: for unto thee have I revealed my cause.
judgest
12:1; Genesis 18:25; Psalms 98:9; Acts 17:31
triest
17:10; 20:12; 1 Samuel 16:7; 1 Chronicles 28:9; 29:17; Psalms 7:9; Revelation 2:23
let
15:15; 17:18; 18:20-23; 2 Timothy 4:14; Revelation 6:9,10; 18:20
revealed
1 Samuel 24:15; Job 5:8; Psalms 10:14,15; 35:2; 43:1; 57:1; Philippians 4:6; 1 Peter 2:23

Verse 21
Therefore thus saith the LORD of the men of Anathoth, that seek thy life, saying, Prophesy not in the name of the LORD, that thou die not by our hand:
that seek
12:5,6; 20:10; Micah 7:6; Matthew 10:21,34-36; Luke 4:24
Prophesy
Isaiah 30:10; Amos 2:12; 7:13-16; Micah 2:6-11
thou
20:1,2; 38:1-6; Matthew 21:35; 22:6; 23:34-37; Luke 13:33,34; Acts 7:51,52

Verse 22
Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, I will punish them: the young men shall die by the sword; their sons and their daughters shall die by famine:
punish
Heb. visit upon. young.
9:21; 18:21; 2 Chronicles 36:17; Lamentations 2:21; 1 Thessalonians 2:15,16

Verse 23
And there shall be no remnant of them: for I will bring evil upon the men of Anathoth, even the year of their visitation.
no
19; 44:27; Isaiah 14:20-22
the year
5:9,29; 8:12; 23:12; 46:21; 48:44; 50:27; Hosea 9:7; Micah 7:4; Luke 19:44

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jeremiah 11:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/jeremiah-11.html.

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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