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Jeremiah 5

 

 

Introduction
1The judgments of God upon the Jews, for their perverseness;
7for their adultery;
10for their impiety;
15for their worship of idols;
19for their contempt of God;
25and for their great corruption in the civil state;
30and ecclesiastical.

Verse 1
Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it.
Run ye
2 Chronicles 16:9; Daniel 12:4; Joel 2:9; Amos 8:12; Zechariah 2:4
seek
Proverbs 8:3; Song of Solomon 3:2; Luke 14:21
if ye can
1 Kings 19:10; Proverbs 20:6; Ezekiel 22:30
if there
Genesis 18:23-32; Psalms 12:1; 14:3; 53:2-4; Micah 7:1,2
that seeketh
Proverbs 2:4-6; 23:23; Isaiah 59:4,14,15; 2 Thessalonians 2:10

Verse 2
And though they say, The LORD liveth; surely they swear falsely.
though
4:2; 7:9; Leviticus 19:12; Isaiah 48:1; Hosea 4:1,2,15; 10:4; Zechariah 5:3,4; Malachi 3:5; 1 Timothy 1:10; 2 Timothy 3:5; Titus 1:16

Verse 3
O LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.
are not thine
32:19; 2 Chronicles 16:9; Psalms 11:4-7; 51:6; Proverbs 22:12; Romans 2:2
thou hast stricken
2:30; 7:28; 2 Chronicles 28:22; Proverbs 23:35; 27:22; Isaiah 1:5,6; 9:13; 42:25; Ezekiel 24:13; Zephaniah 3:1,2,7
they have made
Proverbs 21:29; Isaiah 48:4; Ezekiel 3:7-9; Zechariah 7:11,12; Romans 2:4,5; Hebrews 12:9

Verse 4
Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the LORD, nor the judgment of their God.
4:22; 7:8; 8:7; Isaiah 27:11; 28:9-13; Hosea 4:6; Matthew 11:5; John 7:48,49

Verse 5
I will get me unto the great men, and will speak unto them; for they have known the way of the LORD, and the judgment of their God: but these have altogether broken the yoke, and burst the bonds.
get me
Amos 4:1; Micah 3:1; Malachi 2:7
but these
6:13; Psalms 2:2,3; Ezekiel 22:6-8,25-29; Micah 3:1-4,11; 7:3,4; Zephaniah 3:3-5; Matthew 19:23-26; Luke 18:24; 19:14; Acts 4:26,27; James 2:5-7

Verse 6
Wherefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, and a wolf of the evenings shall spoil them, a leopard shall watch over their cities: every one that goeth out thence shall be torn in pieces: because their transgressions are many, and their backslidings are increased.
a lion
2:15; 4:7; 25:38; 49:19; Ezekiel 14:16-21; Daniel 7:4; Hosea 5:14; 13:7,8; Amos 5:18,19; Nahum 2:11,12
and a wolf
Psalms 104:20; Ezekiel 22:27; Habakkuk 1:8; Zephaniah 3:3
evenings
or, deserts. a leopard.
Daniel 7:6; Hosea 13:7; Revelation 13:2
because
2:17,19; 9:12-14; 14:7; 16:10-12; 30:24; Numbers 32:14; Ezra 9:6; 10:10; Isaiah 59:12; Lamentations 1:5; Ezekiel 16:25; 23:19
increased
Heb. strong.

Verse 7
How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots' houses.
How shall
3:19; Hosea 11:8; Matthew 23:37,38
sworn by
12:16; Joshua 23:7; Hosea 4:15; Amos 8:14; Zephaniah 1:5
no gods
2:11; Deuteronomy 32:21; 1 Corinthians 8:4; Galatians 4:8
I had fed
2:31; Deuteronomy 32:15; Ezekiel 16:49,50; Hosea 13:6; James 5:1-5
they then
9:2; 13:27; 23:10; 29:22,23; Leviticus 20:10; Psalms 50:18; Ezekiel 22:11; Hosea 4:2,13,14; 7:4; Malachi 3:5; 1 Corinthians 6:9; Hebrews 13:4; James 4:4
by troops
Numbers 25:1-3

Verse 8
They were as fed horses in the morning: every one neighed after his neighbour's wife.
every one
13:27; Genesis 39:9; Exodus 20:14,17; Deuteronomy 5:18,21; 2 Samuel 11:2-4; Job 31:9; Matthew 5:27,28

Verse 9
Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: and shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
I not visit
29; 9:9; 23:2; Lamentations 4:22; Hosea 2:13; 8:13
and shall
44:22; Leviticus 26:25; Deuteronomy 32:35,43; Isaiah 1:24; Ezekiel 5:13-15; 7:9; Nahum 1:2

Verse 10
Go ye up upon her walls, and destroy; but make not a full end: take away her battlements; for they are not the LORD'S.
ye up
6:4-6; 25:9; 39:8; 51:20-23; 2 Kings 24:2-4; 2 Chronicles 36:17; Isaiah 10:5-7; Isaiah 13:1-5; Ezekiel 9:5-7; 14:17; Matthew 22:7
but make
18; 4:27; 30:11; 46:28; Ezekiel 12:16; Amos 9:8
they are not
7:4-12; Psalms 78:61,62; Hosea 1:9

Verse 11
For the house of Israel and the house of Judah have dealt very treacherously against me, saith the LORD.
the house
3:6-11,20; Isaiah 48:8; Hosea 5:7; 6:7

Verse 12
They have belied the LORD, and said, It is not he; neither shall evil come upon us; neither shall we see sword nor famine:
have belied
31; 4:10; 14:13,14; 23:14-17; 28:15-17; 43:2,3; Deuteronomy 29:19; 1 Samuel 6:9; 2 Chronicles 36:16; Isaiah 28:14,15; Ezekiel 12:22-28; 13:6; Micah 2:11; 3:11; Habakkuk 1:5,6; 1 John 5:10
neither
23:17; 28:4; Psalms 10:6; 1 Thessalonians 5:2,3

Verse 13
And the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done unto them.
the prophets
14:13,15; 18:18; 20:8-11; 28:3; Job 6:26; 8:2; Hosea 9:7

Verse 14
Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.
I will make
1:9; 23:29; 28:15-17; 2 Kings 1:10-14; Hosea 6:5; Zechariah 1:6; Revelation 11:5,6

Verse 15
Lo, I will bring a nation upon you from far, O house of Israel, saith the LORD: it is a mighty nation, it is an ancient nation, a nation whose language thou knowest not, neither understandest what they say.
I will
1:15; 4:16; 6:22; 25:9; Deuteronomy 28:49; Isaiah 5:26; 29:3,6
O house
11; 2:26; 9:26; Isaiah 5:7; Ezekiel 18:31; Matthew 3:9,10
a mighty
Daniel 2:37,38; 7:7; Habakkuk 1:5-10
a nation
Isaiah 28:11; 33:19; 1 Corinthians 14:21

Verse 16
Their quiver is as an open sepulchre, they are all mighty men.
Psalms 5:9; Isaiah 5:28; Romans 3:13

Verse 17
And they shall eat up thine harvest, and thy bread, which thy sons and thy daughters should eat: they shall eat up thy flocks and thine herds: they shall eat up thy vines and thy fig trees: they shall impoverish thy fenced cities, wherein thou trustedst, with the sword.
And they
Leviticus 26:16; Deuteronomy 28:30,31,33; Judges 6:3,4; Isaiah 62:9; 65:22; Habakkuk 3:17,18
they shall impoverish
1:15; 4:7,26; Lamentations 2:2; Ezekiel 36:4; Zephaniah 3:6

Verse 18
Nevertheless in those days, saith the LORD, I will not make a full end with you.
I will not make
10; 4:27; Ezekiel 9:8; 11:13; Romans 11:1-5

Verse 19
And it shall come to pass, when ye shall say, Wherefore doeth the LORD our God all these things unto us? then shalt thou answer them, Like as ye have forsaken me, and served strange gods in your land, so shall ye serve strangers in a land that is not yours.
Wherefore
2:35; 13:22; 16:10; 22:8,9; Deuteronomy 29:24-28; 1 Kings 9:8,9; 2 Chronicles 7:21,22
Like as
2:13; Deuteronomy 4:25-28; 28:47,48; Lamentations 5:8

Verse 21
Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:
O foolish
4; 4:22; 8:7; 10:8; Deuteronomy 29:4; 32:6; Psalms 94:8; Isaiah 6:9,10; 27:11; Isaiah 44:18; Ezekiel 12:2; Matthew 13:13-15; John 12:40; Acts 28:26; Romans 11:8
understanding
Heb. heart.
Proverbs 17:16; Hosea 7:11

Verse 22
Fear ye not me? saith the LORD: will ye not tremble at my presence, which have placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves thereof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it?
Fear ye not
10:7; Deuteronomy 28:58; Psalms 119:120; Matthew 10:28; Luke 12:5; Revelation 15:4
tremble
Psalms 99:1; 119:120; Isaiah 66:5; Daniel 6:26
placed
Job 26:10; 38:10,11; Psalms 33:7; 93:3,4; 104:9; Proverbs 8:29; Isaiah 50:2; Amos 9:6; Nahum 1:4; Mark 4:39

Verse 23
But this people hath a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are revolted and gone.
a revolting
5; 6:28; 17:9; Psalms 95:10; Isaiah 1:5; 31:6; Hosea 4:8; 11:7; Hebrews 3:12

Verse 24
Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the LORD our God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest.
Let us now
22; 50:5; Isaiah 64:7; Hosea 3:5; 6:1
that giveth
14:22; Deuteronomy 11:13,14; 28:12; 1 Kings 17:1; Job 5:10; 36:27,28; 38:37; Psalms 147:8; Joel 2:23; Amos 4:7; Zechariah 10:1; Matthew 5:45; Acts 14:17; James 5:7; James 5:17,18; Revelation 11:6
the appointed
Genesis 8:22

Verse 25
Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you.
2:17-19; 3:3; Deuteronomy 28:23,24; Psalms 107:17,34; Isaiah 59:2; Lamentations 3:39; 4:22

Verse 26
For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men.
For
4:22; Isaiah 58:1; Ezekiel 22:2-12
lay wait
or, pry as fowlers lie in wait.
18:22; 1 Samuel 19:10,11; Psalms 10:9,10; 64:5; Proverbs 1:11,17,18; Habakkuk 1:14,15
catch
Luke 5:10

Verse 27
As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.
cage
or, coop. This is, without doubt, a reference to a decoy or trap-cage, as Dr. Blayney renders; in which fowlers place several tame birds, to decoy the others into the snare prepared for them.
Revelation 18:2
so are
Proverbs 1:11-13; Hosea 12:7,8; Amos 8:4-6; Micah 1:12; 6:10,11; Habakkuk 2:9-11

Verse 28
They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge.
waxen
Deuteronomy 32:15; Job 15:27,28; 21:23,24; Psalms 73:6,7,12; 119:70; Amos 4:1; James 5:4,5
overpass
2:33; Ezekiel 5:6,7; 16:47-52; 1 Corinthians 5:1
judge
22:15-19; Job 29:12-14; Psalms 72:4; 82:2-4; Isaiah 1:23; Zechariah 7:10
yet
12:1; Job 12:6; Psalms 73:12

Verse 29
Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
9; 9:9; Malachi 3:5; James 5:4

Verse 30
A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land;
A wonderful and horrible thing
or, Astonishment and filthiness.
2:12; 23:14; Isaiah 1:2; Hosea 6:10

Verse 31
The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?
prophets
14:14; 23:25,26; Lamentations 2:14; Ezekiel 13:6; Micah 3:11; Matthew 7:15-17; 2 Corinthians 11:13-15; 2 Peter 2:1,2
bear rule
or, take into their hands. my people.
Isaiah 30:10,11; Micah 2:6,11; John 3:19-21; 2 Thessalonians 2:9-11; 2 Timothy 4:3,4
and what
4:30,31; 22:22,23; Deuteronomy 32:29; Isaiah 10:3; 20:6; 33:14; Lamentations 1:9; Ezekiel 22:14; Zephaniah 2:2,3

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jeremiah 5:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/jeremiah-5.html.

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