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Jeremiah 19

 

 

Introduction
1Under the type of breaking a potter's vessel, is foreshewn the desolation of the Jews for their sins.

Verse 1
Thus saith the LORD, Go and get a potter's earthen bottle, and take of the ancients of the people, and of the ancients of the priests;
A. M. 3397. B.C. 607. Go
10,11; 18:2-4; 32:14; Isaiah 30:14; *marg:; Lamentations 4:2; 2 Corinthians 4:7
the ancients of the people
26:17; Numbers 11:16; 1 Chronicles 24:4-6; Ezekiel 8:11,12; 9:6; Matthew 26:3; 27:1,41,42; Acts 4:5,6

Verse 2
And go forth unto the valley of the son of Hinnom, which is by the entry of the east gate, and proclaim there the words that I shall tell thee,
the valley
7:31,32; 32:35; Joshua 15:8; 2 Kings 23:10; 2 Chronicles 28:3; 33:6
east-gate
Heb. sun-gate.
Nehemiah 3:29
and proclaim
1:7; 3:12; 7:2; 11:6; 26:2; Proverbs 1:20-22; Ezekiel 3:10,11; Jonah 3:2; Matthew 10:27; Acts 5:20; 20:27

Verse 3
And say, Hear ye the word of the LORD, O kings of Judah, and inhabitants of Jerusalem; Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, the which whosoever heareth, his ears shall tingle.
Hear
13:18; 17:20; Psalms 2:10; 102:15; 110:5; Matthew 10:18; Revelation 2:29
his ears
1 Samuel 3:11; 4:16-18; 2 Kings 21:12,13; Isaiah 28:19

Verse 4
Because they have forsaken me, and have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it unto other gods, whom neither they nor their fathers have known, nor the kings of Judah, and have filled this place with the blood of innocents;
they have
2:13,17,19,34; 5:6; 15:6; 16:11; 17:13; Deuteronomy 28:20; 31:16-18; Deuteronomy 32:15-23; 2 Kings 22:16,17; Isaiah 65:11; Daniel 9:5-15
estranged
2 Kings 21:4,5,7; 23:11,12; 2 Chronicles 33:4-7
burned
7:9; 11:13; 18:15; 32:29-35; Deuteronomy 13:6,13; 28:36,64; 32:17
filled
2:30,34; 7:31,32; 22:17; 26:15,23; 2 Kings 21:6,16; 24:4; Isaiah 59:7; Lamentations 4:13; Matthew 23:34,35; Luke 11:50; Revelation 16:6

Verse 5
They have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings unto Baal, which I commanded not, nor spake it, neither came it into my mind:
the high
Numbers 22:41
to burn
7:31; Deuteronomy 12:31; 2 Kings 17:17; 2 Chronicles 28:3; Psalms 106:37,38; Ezekiel 16:20,21; Ezekiel 20:26
which
7:31,32; 32:35; Leviticus 18:21
neither
Ezekiel 38:10; Daniel 2:29

Verse 6
Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that this place shall no more be called Tophet, nor The valley of the son of Hinnom, but The valley of slaughter.
this
2,11; 7:32,33; Joshua 15:8; Isaiah 30:33

Verse 7
And I will make void the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem in this place; and I will cause them to fall by the sword before their enemies, and by the hands of them that seek their lives: and their carcases will I give to be meat for the fowls of the heaven, and for the beasts of the earth.
I will make
Job 5:12,13; Psalms 33:10,11; Proverbs 21:30; Isaiah 8:10; 28:17,18; 30:1-3; Lamentations 3:37; Romans 3:31; 4:14
I will cause
9:21; 15:2,9; 18:21; 22:25; 46:26; Leviticus 26:17; Deuteronomy 28:25
and their
7:33; 8:2; 9:22; 16:4; 22:19; 34:20; Deuteronomy 28:26; Psalms 79:2,3; Revelation 19:18-21

Verse 8
And I will make this city desolate, and an hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished and hiss because of all the plagues thereof.
9:9-11; 18:16; 25:18; 49:13; 50:13; Leviticus 26:32; 1 Kings 9:8; 2 Chronicles 7:20,21; Lamentations 2:15,16; Zephaniah 2:15

Verse 9
And I will cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters, and they shall eat every one the flesh of his friend in the siege and straitness, wherewith their enemies, and they that seek their lives, shall straiten them.
eat the
Leviticus 26:29; Deuteronomy 28:53-57; 2 Kings 6:26-29; Isaiah 9:20; Lamentations 2:20; 4:10; Ezekiel 5:10

Verse 10
Then shalt thou break the bottle in the sight of the men that go with thee,
48:12; 51:63,64

Verse 11
And shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Even so will I break this people and this city, as one breaketh a potter's vessel, that cannot be made whole again: and they shall bury them in Tophet, till there be no place to bury.
Even
13:14; Psalms 2:9; Isaiah 30:14; Lamentations 4:2; Revelation 2:27
made whole
Heb. healed. bury.
6; 7:31,32

Verse 12
Thus will I do unto this place, saith the LORD, and to the inhabitants thereof, and even make this city as Tophet:
make
lit. give.
Jeremiah 10:13; 11:5

Verse 13
And the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses of the kings of Judah, shall be defiled as the place of Tophet, because of all the houses upon whose roofs they have burned incense unto all the host of heaven, and have poured out drink offerings unto other gods.
defiled
2 Kings 23:10,12,14; Psalms 74:7; 79:1; Ezekiel 7:21,22
upon
32:29; 2 Kings 23:12; Zephaniah 1:5
have poured
7:18

Verse 14
Then came Jeremiah from Tophet, whither the LORD had sent him to prophesy; and he stood in the court of the LORD'S house; and said to all the people,
from
2,3
he stood
17:19; 26:2; 2 Chronicles 20:5; 24:20,21; Luke 21:37,38; Acts 5:20

Verse 15
Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring upon this city and upon all her towns all the evil that I have pronounced against it, because they have hardened their necks, that they might not hear my words.
because
7:26; 17:23; 35:15-17; 2 Chronicles 36:16,17; Nehemiah 9:17,29; Zechariah 7:11-14; Acts 7:51,52
hardened
This is a metaphor taken from unruly and unbroken oxen, who resist the yoke, and break and run away with their gears.
that they
Psalms 58:2-5

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jeremiah 19:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/jeremiah-19.html.

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