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Bible Commentaries
Jeremiah 12

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Introduction

Overview

Jeremiah 12:1, Jeremiah, complaining of the wicked’s prosperity, by faith sees their ruin; Jeremiah 12:5, God admonishes him of his brethren’s treachery against him; Jeremiah 12:7, and laments his heritage; Jeremiah 12:14, He promises to the penitent return from captivity.

Verse 1

Righteous: Jeremiah 11:20, Genesis 18:25, Deuteronomy 32:4, Psalms 51:4, Psalms 119:75, Psalms 119:137, Psalms 145:17, Daniel 9:7, Habakkuk 1:13-17, Zephaniah 3:5, Romans 3:5, Romans 3:6

talk: or, reason the case, Job 13:3, Isaiah 41:21

Wherefore doth: Jeremiah 5:28, Job 12:6, Job 21:7-15, Psalms 37:1, Psalms 37:35, Psalms 73:3-28, Psalms 92:7, Psalms 94:3, Psalms 94:4, Proverbs 1:32, Habakkuk 1:4, Malachi 3:15

deal: Jeremiah 12:6, Jeremiah 5:11, Isaiah 48:8, Hosea 6:7

Reciprocal: Genesis 15:3 - Behold Exodus 5:22 - returned Exodus 32:11 - why doth Joshua 7:7 - wherefore Judges 20:21 - destroyed Judges 21:3 - why is 2 Samuel 14:12 - speak one word 1 Kings 17:20 - hast thou also 2 Chronicles 22:12 - Athaliah Nehemiah 9:33 - Howbeit Job 4:17 - Shall mortal Job 5:3 - taking Job 8:17 - roots Job 9:24 - earth Job 10:3 - shine upon Job 23:7 - There Job 24:1 - not see Job 24:23 - it be given Job 34:10 - far Job 36:3 - ascribe Job 36:6 - preserveth Psalms 36:6 - judgments Psalms 37:7 - fret Psalms 73:5 - They are Psalms 73:12 - these Psalms 89:38 - But Ecclesiastes 7:15 - there is a wicked Ecclesiastes 7:25 - the reason Isaiah 24:16 - the treacherous Jeremiah 9:2 - an assembly Jeremiah 32:16 - I Prayed Lamentations 1:18 - Lord Ezekiel 18:25 - my Daniel 8:12 - and it practiced Habakkuk 2:1 - when I am reproved Romans 2:2 - judgment Romans 9:14 - Is there unrighteousness

Verse 2

hast: Jeremiah 11:17, Jeremiah 45:4, Ezekiel 17:5-10, Ezekiel 19:10-13

grow: Heb. go on

near: Isaiah 29:13, Ezekiel 33:31, Matthew 15:8, Mark 7:6, Titus 1:16

Reciprocal: Exodus 32:11 - why doth Numbers 22:8 - General Deuteronomy 30:14 - mouth Joshua 7:7 - wherefore Job 8:17 - roots Job 9:24 - earth Job 13:3 - I desire Job 22:18 - he filled Job 36:6 - preserveth Psalms 16:7 - my reins Psalms 73:5 - They are Psalms 73:12 - these Psalms 73:27 - lo Psalms 80:9 - to take Psalms 92:7 - workers Psalms 94:3 - Lord Ecclesiastes 7:15 - there is a wicked Ecclesiastes 7:25 - the reason Jeremiah 2:5 - are gone Daniel 4:10 - a tree Daniel 11:7 - out of Habakkuk 1:13 - wherefore Malachi 3:15 - yea

Verse 3

knowest: Jeremiah 11:20, 2 Kings 20:3, 1 Chronicles 29:17, Job 23:10, Psalms 17:3, Psalms 26:1, Psalms 44:21, Psalms 139:1, Psalms 139:23, John 21:17, 1 John 3:20, 1 John 3:21

toward: or, with

pull: Jeremiah 17:18, Jeremiah 18:21-23, Jeremiah 20:12, Jeremiah 48:15, Jeremiah 50:27, Jeremiah 51:4

the day: Jeremiah 11:19, Psalms 44:22, James 5:5

Reciprocal: Genesis 6:7 - General Genesis 7:21 - General Joshua 22:22 - he knoweth Psalms 44:11 - given Psalms 49:14 - Like Jeremiah 15:15 - thou Jeremiah 21:6 - I will Jeremiah 23:10 - the land Jeremiah 40:15 - wherefore Acts 8:32 - as a Romans 8:36 - as sheep 2 Peter 2:12 - as natural

Verse 4

long: Jeremiah 9:10, Jeremiah 14:2, Jeremiah 23:10

the herbs: Psalms 107:34, Joel 1:10-17

the beasts: Jeremiah 4:25, Jeremiah 7:20, Hosea 4:3, Habakkuk 3:17, Romans 8:22

He: Jeremiah 5:13, Jeremiah 5:31, Psalms 50:21, Ezekiel 7:2-13

Reciprocal: Genesis 6:7 - General Genesis 7:21 - General Isaiah 24:4 - mourneth Jeremiah 4:26 - the fruitful Jeremiah 4:28 - the earth Jeremiah 12:11 - it mourneth Jeremiah 21:6 - I will Jeremiah 40:15 - wherefore Jeremiah 47:6 - how long Joel 1:18 - General Amos 1:2 - the habitations Amos 8:8 - every one Amos 9:5 - and all Zephaniah 1:3 - consume man Romans 8:20 - the creature

Verse 5

thou hast: Proverbs 3:11, Proverbs 24:10, Hebrews 12:3, Hebrews 12:4, 1 Peter 4:12

canst: Jeremiah 26:8, Jeremiah 36:26, Jeremiah 38:4-6

swelling: Jeremiah 49:19, Jeremiah 50:44, Joshua 3:15, 1 Chronicles 12:15, Psalms 42:7, Psalms 69:1, Psalms 69:2

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 23:3 - Behold Job 41:10 - who Jeremiah 11:21 - that seek Mark 14:37 - couldest 1 Corinthians 9:24 - run in 1 Corinthians 10:13 - hath

Verse 6

thy brethren: Jeremiah 9:4, Jeremiah 11:19, Jeremiah 11:21, Jeremiah 20:10, Genesis 37:4-11, Job 6:15, Psalms 69:8, Ezekiel 33:30, Ezekiel 33:31, Micah 7:5, Micah 7:6, Matthew 10:21, Mark 12:12, John 7:5

yea: Isaiah 31:4, Acts 16:22, Acts 18:12, Acts 19:24-29, Acts 21:28-30

have called: etc. or, cried after thee fully

though: Psalms 12:2, Proverbs 26:25, Matthew 22:16-18

fair words: Heb. good things

Reciprocal: Psalms 22:16 - assembly Psalms 31:11 - especially Song of Solomon 1:6 - my mother's Isaiah 24:16 - the treacherous Jeremiah 9:2 - an assembly Jeremiah 12:1 - deal Jeremiah 26:8 - the priests Habakkuk 1:4 - for Matthew 10:36 - General Mark 6:4 - General Luke 21:16 - ye shall John 7:3 - Depart

Verse 7

have forsaken: Jeremiah 11:15, Jeremiah 51:5, Isaiah 2:6, Psalms 78:59, Psalms 78:60, Hosea 9:15, Joel 2:15, Joel 3:2

I have given: Jeremiah 7:14, Lamentations 2:1-22, Ezekiel 7:20, Ezekiel 7:21, Ezekiel 24:21, Luke 21:24

dearly beloved: Heb. love

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 9:9 - therefore 2 Kings 21:14 - And I will Isaiah 6:12 - a great Jeremiah 23:33 - I Jeremiah 50:7 - have devoured Jeremiah 51:19 - the rod Lamentations 1:5 - adversaries Zephaniah 2:1 - O nation

Verse 8

crieth out: or, yelleth, Heb. giveth out his voice, Jeremiah 2:15, Jeremiah 51:38

therefore: Hosea 9:15, Amos 6:8, Zechariah 11:8

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 9:9 - therefore Psalms 11:5 - wicked Jeremiah 14:19 - hath Jeremiah 20:12 - let me Ezekiel 23:18 - then

Verse 9

Mine: Or rather, as the learned Bochart renders, "Is then my heritage - people to me as a fierce hyena? Is there a wild beast all around upon her?" i.e., the land of Canaan. The hyena is a kind of wolf, a little bigger than a mastiff; colour grey, streaked with black: it is of a solitary and savage disposition.

speckled bird: or, a bird having talons

the birds: Jeremiah 2:15, 2 Kings 24:2, Ezekiel 16:36, Ezekiel 16:37, Ezekiel 23:22-25, Revelation 17:16

come ye: Jeremiah 7:33, Isaiah 56:9, Ezekiel 39:17-20, Revelation 19:17, Revelation 19:18

come: or, cause them to come

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 34:5 - and they became Hosea 13:8 - wild beast

Verse 10

pastors: Jeremiah 6:3, Jeremiah 25:9, Jeremiah 39:3

my vineyard: Psalms 80:8-16, Isaiah 5:1-7, Luke 20:9-16

trodden: Isaiah 43:28, Isaiah 63:18, Lamentations 1:10, Lamentations 1:11, Luke 21:14, Revelation 11:2

pleasant portion: Heb. portion of desire, Jeremiah 3:19

Reciprocal: Isaiah 5:7 - the vineyard Jeremiah 2:8 - the pastors Jeremiah 9:10 - because Jeremiah 10:21 - the pastors Jeremiah 22:22 - thy pastors Jeremiah 23:1 - pastors Ezekiel 12:20 - General Ezekiel 34:2 - the shepherds Hosea 2:3 - as Zephaniah 1:13 - their goods John 15:1 - vine

Verse 11

made it: Jeremiah 6:8, Jeremiah 9:11, Jeremiah 10:22, Jeremiah 10:25, Jeremiah 19:8

it mourneth: Jeremiah 12:4-8, Jeremiah 14:2, Jeremiah 23:10, Lamentations 1:1 - Lamentations 5:22, Zechariah 7:5

layeth: Ecclesiastes 7:2, Isaiah 42:25, Isaiah 57:1, Malachi 2:2

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 4:27 - The Joel 1:10 - field Romans 8:20 - the creature Romans 8:22 - groaneth

Verse 12

spoilers: Jeremiah 4:11-15, Jeremiah 9:19-21

the sword: Jeremiah 15:2, Jeremiah 34:17, Jeremiah 47:6, Jeremiah 48:2, Leviticus 26:33, Isaiah 34:6, Isaiah 66:15, Isaiah 66:16, Ezekiel 5:2, Ezekiel 14:17, Amos 9:4, Zephaniah 2:12, Revelation 19:16-21

no: Isaiah 57:21, Matthew 24:21, Matthew 24:22, Revelation 6:4

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 33:29 - the sword 2 Samuel 2:26 - sword 1 Chronicles 21:12 - the sword Jeremiah 6:26 - for the Jeremiah 17:3 - and thy Jeremiah 20:5 - I will deliver Jeremiah 25:27 - because Jeremiah 46:14 - the sword Ezekiel 7:14 - for Ezekiel 7:24 - I will bring Ezekiel 21:9 - A sword Ezekiel 33:2 - When I bring the sword upon a land

Verse 13

sown: Leviticus 26:16, Deuteronomy 28:38, Micah 6:15, Haggai 1:6, Haggai 2:16, Haggai 2:17

put: Jeremiah 3:23-25, Isaiah 30:1-6, Isaiah 31:1-3, Isaiah 55:2, Habakkuk 2:13, Romans 6:21

they: or, ye

Reciprocal: Genesis 3:18 - Thorns Deuteronomy 28:30 - build Isaiah 17:10 - shalt thou Hosea 8:7 - it hath Galatians 6:8 - reap

Verse 14

am 3401, bc 603

against: Jeremiah 48:26, Jeremiah 48:27, Jeremiah 50:9-17, Jeremiah 51:33-35, Ezekiel 25:3-15, Amos 1:2-15, Zephaniah 2:8-10

that: Jeremiah 2:3, Jeremiah 49:1, Jeremiah 49:7, Psalms 105:15, Obadiah 1:10-16, Zechariah 1:15, Zechariah 2:8, Zechariah 12:2-4

I will: Jeremiah 48:1 - Jeremiah 51:64, Ezekiel 25:1 - Ezekiel 32:32, Ezekiel 35:1-15

and pluck: Jeremiah 3:18, Jeremiah 32:37, Deuteronomy 30:3, Psalms 106:47, Isaiah 11:11-16, Ezekiel 28:25, Ezekiel 34:12, Ezekiel 34:13, Ezekiel 36:24, Ezekiel 37:21, Ezekiel 39:27, Ezekiel 39:28, Hosea 1:11, Amos 9:14, Amos 9:15, Zephaniah 3:19, Zephaniah 3:20, Zechariah 10:6-12

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:63 - plucked from Jeremiah 12:17 - pluck Jeremiah 18:7 - to pluck Jeremiah 30:16 - General Ezekiel 28:24 - a pricking Joel 3:2 - and parted

Verse 15

after: Jeremiah 48:47, Jeremiah 49:6, Jeremiah 49:39, Deuteronomy 30:3, Isaiah 23:17, Isaiah 23:18

heritage: Jeremiah 48:47, Jeremiah 49:6, Jeremiah 49:39, Numbers 32:18, Deuteronomy 3:20

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:63 - plucked from 2 Kings 13:23 - the Lord Nehemiah 1:9 - yet will I Psalms 90:13 - Return Isaiah 14:1 - the strangers Jeremiah 24:6 - and I will bring Daniel 11:4 - be plucked Zechariah 1:3 - and Malachi 3:18 - shall

Verse 16

my name: Jeremiah 4:2, Jeremiah 5:2, Deuteronomy 10:20, Deuteronomy 10:21, Song of Solomon 1:8, Isaiah 9:18-21, Isaiah 45:23, Isaiah 65:16, Romans 14:11

as they: Joshua 23:7, Psalms 106:35, Psalms 106:36, Zephaniah 1:5

built: Isaiah 19:23-25, Isaiah 56:5, Isaiah 56:6, Zechariah 2:11, Romans 11:17, 1 Corinthians 3:9, Ephesians 2:19-22, 1 Peter 2:4-6

Reciprocal: Genesis 24:3 - swear Deuteronomy 6:13 - shalt swear Deuteronomy 28:1 - If thou shalt Joshua 2:12 - swear Joshua 22:5 - take 1 Samuel 20:21 - as the 1 Samuel 29:6 - the Lord Job 27:2 - God liveth Isaiah 14:1 - the strangers Isaiah 19:18 - and swear Jeremiah 5:7 - sworn by Ezekiel 16:53 - in the midst Zechariah 1:6 - take hold of

Verse 17

if: Psalms 2:8-12, Isaiah 60:12, Zechariah 14:16-19, Luke 19:27, 2 Thessalonians 1:8, 1 Peter 2:6-8

pluck: Jeremiah 12:14-17, Jeremiah 18:7, Jeremiah 31:28, Ezekiel 19:12, Daniel 7:4-8, Daniel 11:4

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 7:20 - I pluck

Bibliographical Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jeremiah 12". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/jeremiah-12.html.
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