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Coniah: i.e. Jeconiah, called also Jehoiachin. whom: i.e. Zedekiah.
words = prophecies.
Pharaoh's: i.e. Pharaoh Hophra's. Compare Jeremiah 44:30 . The Apries of Herodotus, and fourth successor of Psammeticus on the throne of Egypt. He came to help Zedekiah (Ezekiel 17:15-17 ), but was defeated by the Chaldeans, and Egypt subdued. Compare 2 Kings 24:7 . Ezekiel 29:1-16 and chs. 30-33. Also Jeremiah 43:9-13 .
The Thirty-Fourth Prophecy of Jeremiah (see book comments for Jeremiah).
the LORD, the God of Israel. See note on Jeremiah 11:3 .
Behold. Figure of speech Asterismos.
yourselves = your own souls. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .
every man. Hebrew. 'ish. App-14 .
to go, &c. Probably to Anathoth.
to separate himself thence = to assign [himself] his portion there (i.e. at Anathoth, in Benjamin, three and a half miles north-east of Jerusalem), where he drew his living.
in the midst: for safety, and to avoid detection.
the gate of Benjamin: i.e. the northern gate, called also "the gate of Ephraim" (2 Kings 14:13 .Nehemiah 8:16; Nehemiah 8:16 ), leading to Anathoth.
Hananiah. Perhaps the false prophet mentioned in Jeremiah 28:1-17 .
princes. Named in Jeremiah 38:1 ; none of whom had been favourable to Jeremiah in the days of Jehoiakim (Jeremiah 26:16 ).
smote = scourged.
put him in prison. Note Jeremiah ' s prison experiences:. (1) put in on false charge (Jeremiah 37:11-15 ); (2) released, but confined in the court of the prison; (3) imprisoned again in Malchiah's miry dungeon (Jeremiah 38:1-6 ); (4) released again as before (Jeremiah 38:13-28 ); (5) carried away in chains by Nebuchadnezzar, but released at Ramah (Jeremiah 40:1-4 ).
in prison = in the house of bonds.
the prison = the house of detention.
When, &c. = For Jeremiah [actually] entered, &c,
dungeon = house of the pit. Hebrew. bor. See notes on Genesis 21:19 ("well"). Isaiah 14:19 ("pit").
cabins = cells.
remained = abode. Note the Figure of speech Cyeloides , marking the refrain, which is repeated in Jeremiah 37:21 , and in Jeremiah 38:13 , Jeremiah 38:28 ; as shown in the Structure.
Is there . . . There is = Does there exist. . . ? . . . There does exist. Hebrew. yesh . . . yesh . See notes on Proverbs 8:21 ; Proverbs 18:24 ; and Luke 7:25 .
offended = sinned.
prison = the house of detention. See Jeremiah 37:16 .
your prophets. Not Jehovah's. From the beginning they had prophesied falsely. See Jeremiah 6:14 ; Jeremiah 27:16 ; Jeremiah 28:2 .
prison = guard-house. Not the same word as in Jeremiah 37:15 .
piece = a cake. Compare Jeremiah 52:6 . Three were reckoned as a meal (Luke 11:5 ); a soldier's ration at that time.
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Jeremiah 37". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://studylight.org/
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