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The Twenty-First Prophecy of Jeremiah (see book comments for Jeremiah).
The word that came, &c. This chapter commences an historical part of the book, describing the incidents of the two years preceding the capture of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar. See Jeremiah 32:2 .
the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .
the tenth . . . eighteenth year. Another contact between Biblical and secular chronology. See App-86 .
besieged = was besieging.
the court of the prison: to which Jeremiah had access. Compare verses: Jeremiah 32:8 , Jeremiah 32:12 , Jeremiah 32:1 .
had shut him up. One of the eleven rulers who were offended with God's messengers. See note on Exodus 10:28 .
his eyes shall behold his eyes: he should go to Babylon (Jeremiah 34:3 ). Yet Ezekiel (Jeremiah 12:13 ) declared that he should not "see" Babylon. Both statements were true; for we read that Zedekiah did "see" the king of Babylon at Riblah, but his eyes being put out there (2 Kings 25:6 , 2 Kings 25:7 ), he never saw Babylon, though he was led there. See Jeremiah 52:10 , Jeremiah 52:11 .
saith the LORD = [is] Jehovah's oracle.
The Twenty-Second Prophecy of Jeremiah (see book comments for Jeremiah)
Behold : Figure of speech. Asterismos . App-6 .
thine uncle: i.e. Shallum, not Hanameel, who was Jeremiah's cousin. See next verse.
my field. Accusative case to Numbers 35:5 , this would be within 2,000 cubits of Anathoth.
the right, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 25:24 , Leviticus 25:25 , Leviticus 25:32 ). Compare Ruth 4:6 .
shekels. See App-51 .
the evidence = the deed.
according to the law. See notes on Jeremiah 32:7 .
uncle's son. Hebrew text reads "uncle". But some codices, with Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "uncle's son", as in verses: Jeremiah 32:8 , Jeremiah 32:9 .
subscribed. Some codices, with three early printed editions, Aramaean, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "[whose names] were written".
before. Some codices, with Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "and before".
the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel. See note on Jeremiah 7:3 .
God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .
many days: i.e. the seventy years, of which fifty two years had yet to run (deducting eighteen years from the fourth of Jehoiakim to the tenth of Zedekiah).
Lord GOD = Adonai Jehovah.
Thou hast made, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Genesis 1:0 ). Compare Jeremiah 27:5 .
nothing too hard for Thee. Reference to Pentateuch (Genesis 18:14 ). App-92 .
Thou shewest lovingkindness, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 20:6 ; Exodus 34:7 . Deuteronomy 5:9 , Deuteronomy 5:10 ). App-92 .
lovingkindness = grace. Hebrew. hesed.
iniquity. Hebrew. 'avah. App-44 .
children = sons.
after them. Compare Exodus 34:6 , Exodus 34:7 .
the Mighty. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 10:17 ). App-92 . Compare Isaiah 9:6 .
GOD. Hebrew El (with Art.) App-4 . Occurs in Jeremiah only here and Jeremiah 51:56 .
the LORD of Hosts. See note on Jeremiah 6:6 .
Thine eyes. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia.
men. Hebrew. 'adam. App-14 .
signs and wonders. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 7:3 .Deuteronomy 4:34 ; Deuteronomy 6:22 ; Deuteronomy 7:19 ; Deuteronomy 13:1 , Deuteronomy 13:2 ; Deuteronomy 26:8 ; Deuteronomy 28:46 ; Deuteronomy 29:3 ; Deuteronomy 34:11 ). App-92 . Elsewhere only in Psalms 78:43 ; Psalms 105:27 ; Psalms 135:9 ; and Nehemiah 9:10 .
other men = mankind. Hebrew. 'adam. App-14 .
made Thee a name. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 9:16 ).
with a strong hand, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 9:6 ). App-92 . See note on Jeremiah 27:5 .
milk and honey. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 3:8 , Exodus 3:17 ). See note on Jeremiah 11:5 , and App-92 .
law. Hebrew text has "laws" in margin, with some codices and three early printed editions.
evil. Hebrew. ra'a'. App-44 .
mounts. Erections of earth raised by the enemy to overtop the walls. Compare Jeremiah 6:6 , and Jeremiah 33:4 .
for the city is given, &c. An expression of surprise at the command to buy the field under such circumstances.
The Twenty-Third Prophecy of Jeremiah (see book comments for Jeremiah).
Jeremiah. Septuagint reads "me": for Jeremiah's answer to Zedekiah took in not only verses: Jeremiah 32:16-25 , but verses: Jeremiah 32:27-44 .
the God of all flesh. Reference to Pentateuch (Numbers 16:22 ). App-92 .
upon whose roofs, &c. Compare Jeremiah 19:13 .
to provoke Me to anger. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 4:25 ; Deuteronomy 9:18 ; Deu 81:29 ; Deuteronomy 32:21 ). App-92 .
evil. Hebrew. ra'a'. App-44 .
men. Hebrew. 'ish. App-14 .
rising up early, &c. See note on Jeremiah 7:13 .
which is called by My name = upon which My name is called.
to pass through the fire . Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 18:21 ).
came it into My mind. Compare Jeremiah 7:31 ; Jeremiah 19:5 .
sin. Hebrew. chata'. App-44 .
the LORD, the God of Israel. See note on Jeremiah 11:3 .
I will gather them out, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 30:3 , the same word).
I will cause them to dwell safely. Hiphil of yashab = to settle down. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 23:43 ). App-92 . Compare Ezekiel 36:11 , Ezekiel 36:33 .Hosea 11:11 .Zechariah 10:6 .
fear = revere.
for ever = all the days.
everlasting covenant. See note on Genesis 9:16 . Reference to Pentateuch ( App-92 ).
shall = may.
not depart. This must refer to millennial days: for Israel did depart; and that is why the nation is still "scattered", and not yet "gathered".
I will rejoice, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 30:9 ).
plant. Compare Jeremiah 1:10 .
soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 . Figure of speech Anthropopatheia.
man. Hebrew. 'adam. App-14 .
Men. Not in Hebrew Should be in italic type.
mountains = hill country.
captivity. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Subject), for captives.
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Jeremiah 32". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://studylight.org/
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