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Bible Commentaries
Jeremiah 29

Bullinger's Companion Bible NotesBullinger's Companion Notes

Verse 1

words: i.e. prophecies, as in Jeremiah 25:1 ; Jeremiah 26:1 ; Jeremiah 27:1 ; Jeremiah 30:1 , &c.

letter = writing.

residue of the elders. Compare Ezekiel 8:1 ; Ezekiel 14:1 ; Ezekiel 20:1 .

the prophets: i.e. Ezekiel (Jeremiah 1:1 ); Daniel (Jeremiah 1:6 ).

Nebuchadnezzar. Same spelling as throughout Jeremiah 2:0 8 and Jeremiah 29:3 here. Not the same as in Jeremiah 29:21 .

Verse 2

Jeconiah: i.e. Jehoiachin.

the queen = the queen-mother, Nehushta, the wife of Jehoiakim. Compare Jeremiah 13:18 . See 2 Kings 24:12 , 2 Kings 24:15 .

eunuchs = chamberlains.

carpenters = artificers, smiths. Compare Jeremiah 24:1 .

Verse 3

Shaphan. See note on 2 Kings 22:3 .

Zedekiah . . . sent. Compare Jeremiah 51:59 .

Verse 7

seek the peace = seek the welfare. Compare Ezra 6:10 .

captives. For sixty-three years. From Jehoiachin's captivity to Cyrus (489-426 = 63).

Verse 10

seventy years. See special note on 2 Chronicles 36:21 .

Verse 11

an expected end. Figure of speech Hendiadys. Hebrew "an end and an expectation" = an end, yea, an end which I have caused you to hope for: i.e. a hoped-for end.

Verse 13

ye shall seek Me. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 4:29 ; Deuteronomy 30:2 ).

Verse 14

away = back.

captivity. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Subject), for captives.

Verse 16

of = concerning.

Verse 17

I will send . . . the sword, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 26:25 , Leviticus 26:26 ).

the famine. Some codices, with three early printed editions (one in margin), Aramaean, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "and famine", thus completing the Figure of speech Polysyndeton .

vile figs = worthless figs. See Jeremiah 24:2 .

Verse 18

with. Some codices, with one early printed edition, read "and with".

removed. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 28:25 , the same word).

Verse 19

unto them. Some codices, with four early printed editions, read "unto you".

rising up early, &c . See note on Jeremiah 7:13 .

Verse 20

sent. Some codices, with Aramaean, read "caused to be carried captive". Compare Jeremiah 24:5 .

Verse 21

Ahab . . . Zedekiah. These were false prophets-whom Nebuchadrezzar treated as stated in Jeremiah 29:22 .

Kolaiah . . . curse . . . roasted. Note the Figure of speech Paronomasia . Hebrew. Kolayah . . . kelah . . . kalam.

Nebuchadrezzar. Some codices read Nebuchadnezzar.

Verse 22

a curse = a curse formula.

Verse 23

committed villany = vileness: i.e. worshipped idols. See the first occurance Genesis 34:7 .

Verse 24

Nehelamite: or, dreamer.

Verse 26

mad. Compare John 2:20 ; John 10:20 , John 10:39 . See App-85 .

maketh himself a prophet. Compare Matthew 21:11 . Joh 8:53 . See App-85 .

Verse 31

trust = confide. Hebrew. batah. App-69 .

Verse 32

rebellion, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 13:5 ). App-92 .

Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Jeremiah 29". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/jeremiah-29.html. 1909-1922.
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