Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Jeremiah 38:3

Thus says the Lord , ‘This city will certainly be given into the hand of the army of the king of Babylon and he will capture it.'"
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Israel, Prophecies Concerning;   Persecution;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Pashur;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Gedaliah;   Jeremiah;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Pashur;   Shephatiah;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Jehucal;   Kings, the Books of;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Jeremiah;   Pashur;   Prison, Prisoners;   Prophecy, Prophets;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Greek Versions of Ot;   Malchijah;   Pashhur;   Zedekiah,;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Judah;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Pashhur;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Pashur;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

This city shall surely be given - This was a testimony that be constantly bore: he had the authority of God for it. He knew it was true, and he never wavered nor equivocated.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Jeremiah 38:3". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/jeremiah-38.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Thus saith the Lord, this city shall surely be given into the hand of the king of Babylon's army,.... When those found in it should be put to the sword, or carried captive: this the prophet declares with the greatest certainty; and what he had often affirmed for twenty years past, and now stands to it, having had fresh assurances from the Lord that so it would be; and which he faithfully published; though he had received some favours from the court, had his liberty enlarged, and was now eating the king's bread, he was not to be bribed by these things to hold his peace; but the nearer the ruin of the city was, the more confident was he of its destruction:

which shall take it; or, "that it may take it"F15ולכדה "ut capiat eam", Schmidt. ; being delivered into its hands by the Lord, without whose permission the Chaldean army could never have taken it: or "and he shall take it"F16"Et capiet illam", Cocceius; "et capiet eam", V. L. Pagninus, Montanus. ; that is, the king of Babylon.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 38:3". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/jeremiah-38.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Jeremiah 38:3 Thus saith the LORD, This city shall surely be given into the hand of the king of Babylon’s army, which shall take it.

Ver. 3. Thus saith the Lord.] And as long as the Lord saith so, I must say so too, whatever come of it. [Jeremiah 1:9-10]

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 38:3". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/jeremiah-38.html. 1865-1868.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

Thus saith the LORD, This city shall surely be given into the hand of the king of Babylon's army, which shall take it.

No JFB commentary on this verse.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Jeremiah 38:3". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/jeremiah-38.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Thus saith the LORD, This city shall surely be given into the hand of the king of Babylon's army, which shall take it.
21:10; 32:3-5
Reciprocal: Jeremiah 21:4 - Behold;  Jeremiah 29:16 - GeneralJeremiah 38:18 - then

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jeremiah 38:3". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/jeremiah-38.html.

Calvin's Commentary on the Bible

Then follows a confirmation, Given up shall be this city into the hand of the army of the king of Babylon, and they shall take it The Prophet shews the reason why he exhorted the Jews to flee, because the city would at length be taken. This is substantially what he says.

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Calvin, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 38:3". "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/jeremiah-38.html. 1840-57.