Lectionary Calendar
Saturday, February 24th, 2024
the First Week of Lent
There are 36 days til Easter!
We are taking food to Ukrainians still living near the front lines. You can help by getting your church involved.
Click to donate today!

Bible Commentaries
Jeremiah 10

Bullinger's Companion Bible NotesBullinger's Companion Notes

Verse 2

the way of the heathen. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 18:3 ; Leviticus 20:23 ).

heathen = nations.

Verse 3

customs = statutes, or ordinances.

people = peoples.

vain = a breath.

one cutteth a tree = it [is only] a tree which one cutteth.

Verse 5

upright = stiff.

borne = carried.

Verse 6

there is none like, &c. See note on Exodus 15:11 .

Thy name. See note on Psalms 20:1 .

Verse 7

Who . . . ? Words quoted in "the song of Moses and the Lamb" (Revelation 15:3 , Revelation 15:4 ).

Verse 9

Tarshish. See note on 1 Kings 10:22 .

Uphaz. Probably = Ophir. Compare 1 Kings 9:28 ; 1 Kings 10:11 .

Verse 10

the living God. Both words in plural, referring to the triune God.

everlasting king = king of the ages, or, of eternity.

Verse 11

Thus shall ye say, &c. This verse is in Chaldee, to serve as a confession of their faith in their exile.

not made . . . shall perish. Note the Figure of speech Paronomasia. Hebrew. 'abadu ye'badu.

Verse 12

world = the habitable world. Hebrew. tebel.

discretion = understanding.

Verse 13

wind. Hebrew. ruach. App-9 .

Verse 14

confounded = put to shame.

breath. Hebrew. ruach. App-9 .

Verse 15

vanity. The common appellative for idols.

errors = mockeries.

the time of their visitation. See note on Jeremiah 8:12 .

Verse 16

The Portion of Jacob. Reference to Pentateuch (Numbers 18:20 . Deuteronomy 32:9 ).

Jacob. Not Israel, because the natural seed is spoken of as in Deuteronomy 32:9 . See notes on Genesis 32:28 ; Genesis 43:6 .

Former = Framer.

The LORD of hosts. See note on Jeremiah 6:6 .

Verse 17

Gather up = Gather in. Occurs only here.

wares = bundle. For that is all they would be able to take with them.

inhabitant = inhabitress. Put for "the daughter of Zion".

fortress. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), for the city Jerusalem.

Verse 18

I will sling. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), for all that is signified by it. Compare Isaiah 22:17 , Isaiah 22:18 .

find it so = discover the truth of it.

Verse 19

me. Zion now speaks in view of the coming deportation; or, Jeremiah voices the calamity.

a grief: or, my affliction.

and I = but I.

Verse 20

tabernacle = tent, or dwelling.

children = sons.

Verse 21

pastors = shepherds, or rulers.

are become. This points to Jehoiakim's reign.

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. (with' eth) = Jehovah Himself. App-4 .

Verse 22

noise = voice.

bruit = rumour. French bruit, a voice, from Breton (Celtic) bruchellein, to roar (as a lion). Compare Greek. bruchao-mai.

north. Compare Jeremiah 1:15 ; Jeremiah 5:15 ; Jeremiah 6:22 , &c.

dragons = jackals.

Verse 23

is not in = belongs not to.

it is not. Some codices, with two early printed editions, Aramaean, Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "nor".

direct = establish.

Verse 24

with = in.

Verse 25

families. Some codices read "kingdoms". Compare Psalms 79:6 .

Thy name = Thee (emphatic). See note on Psalms 20:1 .

Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Jeremiah 10". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/jeremiah-10.html. 1909-1922.
adsFree icon
Ads FreeProfile