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Jeremiah's Twentieth Prophecy (see book comments for Jeremiah).
the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .
the LORD God of Israel. See note on Jeremiah 11:3 .
God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .
in a book. For abiding comfort and hope in the coming times of trouble. Written before the deportation. Compare Jeremiah 30:5-11 , Jeremiah 30:12-24 . A dark foreground is shown in Jeremiah 31:37 .
lo. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6 .
Israel. As well as Judah.
these are the words. This is the introduction to the two chapters.
a man = a male. Hebrew. zakar.
man = a strong man. Hebrew. geber . App-14 .
that day. The interpretation here is of the day of Babylon's overthrow. The application is of the yet future Great Tribulation of Matthew 24:0 . This is in contrast with the day of Restoration.
great, &c. = too great to have another like it.
Jacob's. Not Israel's, for it is the natural seed that is here in question, not the spiritual. See notes on Genesis 32:28 ; Genesis 43:6 ; Genesis 45:26 , Genesis 45:28 .
break his yoke. Reminding us of Jeremiah 28:10 , Jeremiah 28:11 .
David their king. This is yet future. Compare Ezekiel, Jeremiah's contemporary (Ezekiel 34:23 , Ezekiel 34:24 ; Ezekiel 37:24 , Ezekiel 37:25 .Isaiah 55:3 .Hosea 3:5; Hosea 3:5 ) for seven years (484-477). See App-77 .
fear thou not, &c. Taking up Isaiah 41:10 , Isaiah 41:18 ; Isaiah 43:5 ; Isaiah 44:2 .
shall be in rest = be [again] in rest.
in measure = to the due measure.
unpunished = guiltless. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 20:7 ; Exodus 34:7 . Numbers 14:18 ). App-92 .
that thou mayest, &c. = for binding thee up.
all they that devour thee, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 23:22 ).
upon her own heap. This cannot have a spiritual application; still less interpretation. It is literally Zion. This was written in the book, before the siege, which had already been foretold (chs. 7; 19; Jeremiah 21:10 , Jeremiah 34:2 , Jeremiah 37:10 ).
heap = ruins.
palace = fortress.
after the manner thereof: or, upon its own site.
them: i.e. the restored cities and palaces.
I will multiply . Note the Alternation : | multiply. | not be few. | glorify. | not be despised.
small = small (in number).
children = sons.
oppress. First used by God Himself (Exodus 3:9 ).
their nobles. Hebrew his Prince.
their governor. Hebrew his Ruler.
cause him to draw near. Reference to Pentateuch (Numbers 16:5 ).
who is this . . . ? Compare Isaiah 63:1 (in judgment). Matthew 21:10 (in grace).
engaged = pledged.
continuing whirlwind = a tempest rolling itself upward: i.e. a roaring tempest.
the wicked = lawless ones (plural) Hebrew. rasha'. App-44 .
the latter days = the end of the days. Reference to Pentateuch (Genesis 49:1 ). Compare Jeremiah 23:20 . App-92 . consider = understand. Compare Jeremiah 23:20 .
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Jeremiah 30". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://studylight.org/
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