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Jeremiah 42

Overview

Jeremiah 42:1, Johanan desires Jeremiah to enquire of God, promising obedience to his will; Jeremiah 42:7, Jeremiah assures him of safety in Judea; Jeremiah 42:13, and destruction in Egypt; Jeremiah 42:19, He reproves their hypocrisy, in enquiring of the Lord that which they mean not to follow.

Verse 1

all the: Jeremiah 42:8, Jeremiah 40:8, Jeremiah 40:13, Jeremiah 41:11, Jeremiah 41:16, Jeremiah 43:4, Jeremiah 43:5

Jezaniah: 2 Kings 25:23, Ezekiel 8:11, Ezekiel 11:1, Jaazaniah

from: Jeremiah 42:8, Jeremiah 5:4, Jeremiah 5:5, Jeremiah 6:13, Jeremiah 8:10, Jeremiah 44:12, Acts 8:10

came: Jeremiah 42:20, Isaiah 29:13, Isaiah 48:1, Isaiah 58:1, Isaiah 58:2, Ezekiel 14:3, Ezekiel 14:4, Ezekiel 20:1-3, Ezekiel 33:31, Matthew 15:8

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 33:30 - Come Jonah 3:5 - from Hebrews 8:11 - from

Verse 2

be accepted before thee: Heb. fall before thee, Jeremiah 36:7, Jeremiah 37:20, *marg.

and pray: Jeremiah 17:15, Jeremiah 17:16, Jeremiah 21:2, Jeremiah 37:3, Exodus 8:28, Exodus 9:28, 1 Samuel 7:8, 1 Samuel 12:19, 1 Samuel 12:23, 1 Kings 13:6, Isaiah 1:15, Isaiah 37:4, Acts 8:24, James 5:16

left: Leviticus 26:22, Deuteronomy 4:27, Deuteronomy 28:62, Isaiah 1:9, Lamentations 1:1, Ezekiel 5:3, Ezekiel 5:4, Ezekiel 12:16, Zechariah 13:8, Zechariah 13:9, Matthew 24:22

Reciprocal: Numbers 11:2 - cried Numbers 12:11 - I beseech thee 1 Kings 12:6 - consulted 1 Kings 22:5 - Inquire 2 Chronicles 10:6 - took counsel 2 Chronicles 18:5 - Shall we go 2 Chronicles 34:21 - that are left Ezra 9:8 - a remnant Isaiah 29:13 - Forasmuch Isaiah 30:2 - and have Isaiah 42:20 - opening Isaiah 58:2 - they ask Jeremiah 27:18 - let them Jeremiah 38:14 - I will Jeremiah 38:26 - General Jeremiah 42:9 - unto Jeremiah 42:20 - Pray Amos 7:2 - for Matthew 22:17 - What Mark 12:14 - Master Luke 20:21 - Master

Verse 3

Jeremiah 6:16, Deuteronomy 5:26, Deuteronomy 5:29, 1 Kings 8:36, Ezra 8:21, Psalms 25:4, Psalms 25:5, Psalms 27:11, Psalms 86:11, Psalms 143:8-10, Proverbs 3:6, Isaiah 2:3, Micah 4:2, Mark 12:13, Mark 12:14

Reciprocal: Exodus 18:20 - the way 1 Kings 22:16 - that thou tell 2 Chronicles 6:27 - good way 2 Chronicles 18:5 - Shall we go Jeremiah 41:11 - Johanan Jeremiah 43:1 - all the words Matthew 22:17 - What Luke 20:21 - Master John 6:28 - What

Verse 4

Jeremiah: The princes seem to have wholly neglected Jeremiah, till on this occasion they wanted his sanction to their purpose of going to Egypt. In order to induce him to favour them, they applied to him with one consent, in the most respectful and plausible manner: they used language to prepossess him with a favourable opinion of them, and to move his compassion; and, in words expressing great humility, they entreated his prayers in their behalf, and that he would enquire of the Lord what he would have them to do. The prophet readily acquiesced; and doubted not but that he should receive an answer from God, which he would unreservedly declare to them; and they called the Lord to witness that they would implicitly follow his directions.

I will pray: Exodus 8:29, 1 Samuel 12:23, Romans 10:1

whatsoever: Jeremiah 23:28, 1 Kings 22:14-16, 2 Chronicles 18:13-15, Ezekiel 2:7

I will keep: 1 Samuel 3:17, 1 Samuel 3:18, Psalms 40:10, Acts 20:20, Acts 20:27

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 21:2 - Inquire Jeremiah 26:2 - all the words

Verse 5

The Lord be: Jeremiah 5:2, Genesis 31:50, Exodus 20:7, Judges 11:10, 1 Samuel 12:5, 1 Samuel 20:42, Micah 1:2, Malachi 2:14, Malachi 3:5, Romans 1:9, Revelation 1:5, Revelation 3:14

if we: Exodus 20:19, Deuteronomy 5:27-29

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 43:4 - obeyed

Verse 6

it be good: Romans 7:7, Romans 7:13, Romans 8:7

that it: Jeremiah 7:23, Deuteronomy 5:29, Deuteronomy 5:33, Deuteronomy 6:2, Deuteronomy 6:3, Psalms 81:13-16, Psalms 128:2, Isaiah 3:10

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 22:15 - then Jeremiah 43:4 - obeyed Ephesians 6:3 - General

Verse 7

At this time he was waiting for a revelation from God in answer to the enquiries of the people; who probably thus delayed to make known his will, in order to shew them that Jeremiah did not speak of his own mind, but when and as he was directed. The delay was also suited to give time for consideration, and to retard their rash project; and, as it would render them impatient, it tended to detect their hypocrisy, and to shew more clearly their determined rebellion against God. Psalms 27:14, Isaiah 28:16, Habakkuk 2:3

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 12:12 - General

Verse 8

Johanan: Jeremiah 42:1, Jeremiah 40:8, Jeremiah 40:13, Jeremiah 41:11-16, Jeremiah 43:2-5

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 41:16 - even Jonah 3:5 - from Hebrews 8:11 - from

Verse 9

unto: Jeremiah 42:2, 2 Kings 19:4, 2 Kings 19:6, 2 Kings 19:20-37, 2 Kings 22:15-20

Reciprocal: Matthew 23:37 - how

Verse 10

abide: Genesis 26:2, Genesis 26:3, Psalms 37:3

then: Jeremiah 24:6, Jeremiah 31:28, Jeremiah 33:7, Psalms 69:35, Psalms 102:16, Ezekiel 36:36, Acts 15:16

for I: Jeremiah 18:7-10, Jeremiah 26:19, Exodus 32:14, Deuteronomy 32:36, Judges 2:18, 2 Samuel 24:16, Psalms 106:45, Hosea 11:8, Joel 2:13, Amos 7:3, Amos 7:6, Jonah 3:10, Jonah 4:2

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:63 - plucked from Deuteronomy 29:28 - rooted them Jeremiah 11:17 - that Jeremiah 18:8 - I will Jeremiah 26:13 - repent Jeremiah 27:8 - that nation Jeremiah 27:11 - those Jeremiah 42:13 - General Jeremiah 43:4 - to dwell

Verse 11

afraid: Jeremiah 27:12, Jeremiah 27:17, Jeremiah 41:18, 2 Kings 25:26, Matthew 10:28

for I: Jeremiah 1:19, Jeremiah 15:20, Deuteronomy 20:4, Joshua 1:5, Joshua 1:9, 2 Chronicles 32:7, 2 Chronicles 32:8, Psalms 46:7, Psalms 46:11, Isaiah 8:8-10, Isaiah 41:10, Isaiah 43:2, Isaiah 43:5, Matthew 28:20, Acts 18:10, Romans 8:31, 2 Timothy 4:17

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 27:11 - those Ezekiel 11:16 - as a

Verse 12

Nehemiah 1:11, Psalms 106:45, Psalms 106:46, Proverbs 16:7

Reciprocal: Psalms 85:7 - General

Verse 13

Jeremiah 42:10, Jeremiah 44:16, Exodus 5:2

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 42:16 - that the sword

Verse 14

we will go: Jeremiah 41:17, Jeremiah 43:7, Deuteronomy 29:19, Isaiah 30:16, Isaiah 31:1

nor hear: Jeremiah 4:19, Jeremiah 4:21, Exodus 16:3, Exodus 17:3, Numbers 11:5, Numbers 16:13

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 17:16 - cause 2 Kings 18:24 - thy trust 2 Kings 25:26 - General Jeremiah 46:25 - and all Lamentations 5:9 - General Ezekiel 11:8 - General

Verse 15

If: If ye are determined to go into Egypt, the evils which ye dreaded by staying in your own land shall overtake and destroy you there; "and there shall ye die." God turned the policy of the wicked to their own destruction; for while they thought themselves safe in Egypt, there Nebuchadnezzar destroyed both them and the Egyptians. Jeremiah 42:17, Jeremiah 44:12-14, Genesis 31:21, Deuteronomy 17:16, Daniel 11:17, Luke 9:51

Reciprocal: Numbers 25:6 - in the sight of Moses 1 Kings 22:19 - Hear thou 2 Kings 12:17 - set his face Ecclesiastes 8:11 - fully Jeremiah 10:1 - General Jeremiah 44:24 - Hear

Verse 16

that the sword: Jeremiah 42:13, Jeremiah 44:13, Jeremiah 44:27, Deuteronomy 28:15, Deuteronomy 28:22, Deuteronomy 28:45, Proverbs 13:21, Ezekiel 11:8, Amos 9:1-4, Zechariah 1:6, John 11:48

follow close: Heb. cleave

there ye: Jeremiah 44:11, Jeremiah 44:12, Jeremiah 44:27

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 17:16 - Ye shall henceforth 1 Chronicles 21:12 - to be destroyed Jeremiah 41:18 - for they Lamentations 5:9 - General Ezekiel 5:12 - and I will draw Ezekiel 12:14 - I will draw 1 Thessalonians 5:4 - overtake

Verse 17

it be with all the men: Heb. all the men be

they shall: Jeremiah 42:22, Jeremiah 24:10, Jeremiah 44:14

none: Jeremiah 44:28

Reciprocal: Leviticus 26:38 - General Jeremiah 38:2 - He Jeremiah 42:15 - If Ezekiel 5:12 - and I will draw

Verse 18

As mine: The people had witnessed the tremendous effects of the wrath of God, in the siege and destruction of Jerusalem; and had they not been past feeling, this denunciation must have made their ears tingle, and appalled their very souls. Jeremiah 6:11, Jeremiah 7:20, Jeremiah 39:1-9, Jeremiah 52:4-11, 2 Kings 25:4-7, 2 Chronicles 34:25, 2 Chronicles 36:16-19, Lamentations 2:4, Lamentations 4:11, Ezekiel 22:22, Daniel 9:11, Daniel 9:27, Nahum 1:6, Revelation 14:10, Revelation 16:2-21

ye shall be: Jeremiah 18:16, Jeremiah 24:9, Jeremiah 25:9, Jeremiah 26:6, Jeremiah 29:18, Jeremiah 29:22, Jeremiah 44:12, Deuteronomy 29:21, Deuteronomy 29:22, 1 Kings 9:7-9, Isaiah 65:15, Zechariah 8:13

and ye shall see: Jeremiah 22:10-12, Jeremiah 22:27

Reciprocal: Leviticus 26:38 - General Numbers 5:27 - the woman Nehemiah 1:3 - reproach Psalms 79:4 - become Psalms 89:41 - he is Isaiah 24:2 - as with the people Jeremiah 23:40 - General Jeremiah 44:6 - my fury Jeremiah 44:8 - a curse Jeremiah 44:13 - General Ezekiel 5:14 - I will Ezekiel 20:33 - surely

Verse 19

Go: God knew, that such was their miserable propensity to idolatry, that they would adopt the idolatrous worship of Egypt. Add to which, their going thither for protection was in effect refusing to submit to the king of Babylon, to whom God had decreed the rule of Judah and the neighbouring kingdoms. Deuteronomy 17:16, Isaiah 30:1-7, Isaiah 31:1-3, Ezekiel 17:15

know: Jeremiah 38:21, Ezekiel 3:21, Acts 20:26, Acts 20:27

admonished you: Heb. testified against you, Deuteronomy 31:21, 2 Chronicles 24:19, Nehemiah 9:26, Nehemiah 9:29, Nehemiah 9:30, Acts 2:40, Ephesians 4:17, 1 Thessalonians 4:6

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 17:13 - testified Nehemiah 13:15 - I testified Isaiah 21:12 - if Jeremiah 41:17 - to go Ezekiel 3:19 - if thou Acts 4:10 - known

Verse 20

For ye: God made known to the prophet their dissimulation; which he shunned not to declare to them. Jeremiah 3:10, Jeremiah 17:10, Psalms 18:44, Psalms 65:3, Ezekiel 14:3, Ezekiel 14:4, Ezekiel 33:31, Matthew 22:15-18, Matthew 22:35, Galatians 6:7

dissembled in your hearts: Heb. have used deceit against your souls, Numbers 16:38, James 1:22

Pray: Jeremiah 42:2

Reciprocal: Exodus 8:29 - deal 2 Samuel 15:8 - I will serve 2 Chronicles 10:6 - took counsel 2 Chronicles 18:5 - Shall we go Isaiah 29:13 - Forasmuch Isaiah 30:2 - and have Isaiah 57:11 - that thou Isaiah 58:2 - they ask Isaiah 59:13 - lying Jeremiah 37:3 - Pray Jeremiah 38:14 - I will Jeremiah 42:1 - came Jeremiah 44:7 - against Ezekiel 33:4 - whosoever heareth Ezekiel 33:30 - Come Hosea 7:13 - spoken Matthew 22:17 - What Mark 12:14 - Master John 6:28 - What Acts 4:10 - known

Verse 21

I have: Deuteronomy 11:26, Deuteronomy 11:27, Ezekiel 2:7, Ezekiel 3:17, Acts 20:20, Acts 20:26, Acts 20:27

but: Jeremiah 7:24-27, Deuteronomy 29:19, Zechariah 7:11, Zechariah 7:12

Reciprocal: Exodus 8:29 - deal Judges 6:10 - ye have Ezekiel 14:3 - should

Verse 22

know: Jeremiah 42:17, Jeremiah 43:11, Ezekiel 5:3, Ezekiel 5:4, Ezekiel 6:11

in the: Hosea 9:6

to go and to sojourn: or, to go to sojourn

Reciprocal: Leviticus 26:38 - General Jeremiah 1:18 - against Jeremiah 21:6 - they Jeremiah 38:2 - He Jeremiah 44:12 - I will take Jeremiah 44:14 - which they Ezekiel 5:12 - and I will draw Ezekiel 12:14 - I will draw Ezekiel 33:27 - surely

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jeremiah 42". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/jeremiah-42.html.