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Jeremiah 52

Overview

Jeremiah 52:1, Zedekiah rebels; Jeremiah 52:4, Jerusalem is besieged and taken; Jeremiah 52:8, Zedekiah’s sons killed, and his own eyes put out; Jeremiah 52:12, Nebuzar-adan burns and spoils the city; Jeremiah 52:24, He carries away the captives; Jeremiah 52:28, The number of Jews carried captive; Jeremiah 52:31, Evil-merodach advances Jehoiachin.

Verse 1

am 3406-3416, bc 598-588

one: 2 Kings 24:18, 2 Chronicles 36:11

began to reign: Heb. reigned

Libnah: Joshua 10:29, Joshua 15:42

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 24:17 - the king 2 Chronicles 36:17 - the king Ezra 2:1 - whom Nebuchadnezzar Nehemiah 7:6 - whom Nebuchadnezzar Nehemiah 9:32 - on our kings Jeremiah 1:12 - I will Jeremiah 21:1 - when Jeremiah 50:17 - this Ezekiel 36:3 - they have made Ezekiel 40:1 - after Habakkuk 1:17 - and

Verse 2

he did: 1 Kings 14:22, 2 Kings 24:19, 2 Kings 24:20, 2 Chronicles 36:12, 2 Chronicles 36:13, Ezekiel 17:16-20, Ezekiel 21:25

according: Jeremiah 26:21-23, Jeremiah 36:21-23, Jeremiah 36:29-31

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 24:8 - So will

Verse 3

through: 2 Samuel 24:1, 1 Kings 10:9, Proverbs 28:2, Ecclesiastes 10:16, Isaiah 3:4, Isaiah 3:5, Isaiah 19:4

Zedekiah: 2 Chronicles 36:13, Ezekiel 17:15-21

Reciprocal: Genesis 4:16 - went Ezra 4:12 - rebellious Ezra 4:15 - for which Isaiah 36:5 - that Jeremiah 7:15 - I will Jeremiah 15:1 - cast Jeremiah 21:2 - for Jeremiah 23:39 - cast Jeremiah 27:8 - that nation Ezekiel 19:14 - fire Ezekiel 21:23 - but

Verse 4

am 3414, bc 590

the ninth year: Jeremiah 39:1, 2 Kings 25:1-27, Ezekiel 24:1, Ezekiel 24:2

in the tenth month: Zechariah 8:19

pitched: Jeremiah 52:7, Jeremiah 6:3-6, Jeremiah 32:24, Leviticus 26:25, Deuteronomy 28:52-57, Isaiah 29:3, Isaiah 42:24, Isaiah 42:25, Ezekiel 4:1-7, Ezekiel 21:22, Luke 19:43, Luke 21:20

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 17:5 - three years Isaiah 42:22 - a people Jeremiah 32:1 - in the Jeremiah 34:1 - when Jeremiah 42:18 - As mine Ezekiel 4:2 - lay Ezekiel 17:17 - by Ezekiel 26:8 - he shall make Ezekiel 33:21 - The city Daniel 11:15 - cast up Micah 4:11 - many Habakkuk 1:10 - they shall deride

Verse 5

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 17:5 - three years 2 Kings 25:1 - in the ninth Jeremiah 32:1 - in the Ezekiel 31:1 - in the eleventh

Verse 6

am 3416, bc 588

the fourth: Jeremiah 39:2, 2 Kings 25:3, Zechariah 8:19

the famine: Jeremiah 15:2, Jeremiah 19:9, Jeremiah 21:9, Jeremiah 25:10, Jeremiah 38:9, Leviticus 26:26, Deuteronomy 28:52, Deuteronomy 28:53, Deuteronomy 32:24, Isaiah 3:1, Lamentations 4:4-6, Lamentations 5:10, Ezekiel 4:9-17, Ezekiel 5:10-12, Ezekiel 7:15, Ezekiel 14:21

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:55 - in the siege 2 Kings 6:25 - a great famine 2 Kings 25:4 - the city Isaiah 8:21 - hardly bestead Isaiah 22:2 - thy slain Jeremiah 14:18 - go forth Jeremiah 29:17 - Behold Jeremiah 32:24 - because Jeremiah 37:21 - until Jeremiah 41:1 - the seventh month Lamentations 1:11 - seek Ezekiel 31:1 - in the eleventh

Verse 7

the city: Jeremiah 34:2, Jeremiah 34:3, 2 Kings 25:4

all the men: Jeremiah 39:4-7, Jeremiah 49:26, Jeremiah 51:32, Leviticus 26:17, Leviticus 26:36, Deuteronomy 28:25, Deuteronomy 32:30, Joshua 7:8-12

Reciprocal: Psalms 80:13 - The boar Isaiah 24:10 - city Isaiah 30:16 - for we will Jeremiah 4:9 - that the heart Jeremiah 4:29 - shall flee Jeremiah 14:18 - go forth Jeremiah 20:5 - I will deliver Jeremiah 34:22 - shall fight Jeremiah 38:18 - then Jeremiah 39:2 - was Jeremiah 52:4 - pitched Lamentations 1:6 - her princes Lamentations 4:18 - hunt Ezekiel 12:4 - at even Ezekiel 17:9 - shall he Zechariah 8:19 - the fourth

Verse 8

Jeremiah 21:7, Jeremiah 32:4, Jeremiah 34:21, Jeremiah 37:18, Jeremiah 38:23, Jeremiah 39:5, Isaiah 30:16, Isaiah 30:17, Lamentations 4:19, Lamentations 4:20, Ezekiel 12:12-14, Ezekiel 17:20, Ezekiel 17:21, Amos 2:14, Amos 2:15, Amos 9:1-4

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:36 - bring thee Joshua 4:13 - to the plains 2 Kings 25:5 - and overtook Jeremiah 25:35 - nor Jeremiah 44:30 - as I Lamentations 1:3 - all Lamentations 1:6 - all Lamentations 2:9 - her king Ezekiel 7:27 - king Ezekiel 12:13 - and I

Verse 9

they took: Jeremiah 32:4, Jeremiah 32:5, 2 Chronicles 33:11, Ezekiel 21:25-27

Riblah: Jeremiah 39:5, 2 Kings 23:33, 2 Kings 25:6

Hamath: Numbers 13:21, Joshua 13:5, 1 Kings 8:65, 2 Chronicles 8:3

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 52:27 - Riblah Lamentations 2:9 - her king Ezekiel 11:10 - fall Ezekiel 21:26 - Remove Ezekiel 34:10 - and cause Habakkuk 1:7 - their judgment

Verse 10

slew: Jeremiah 22:30, Jeremiah 39:6, Jeremiah 39:7, Genesis 21:16, Genesis 44:34, Deuteronomy 28:34, 2 Kings 25:7

he slew: Jeremiah 52:24-27, 2 Kings 25:18-21, Ezekiel 9:6, Ezekiel 11:7-11

Reciprocal: Numbers 34:11 - Riblah 2 Kings 23:33 - Riblah Jeremiah 34:3 - and thine Jeremiah 34:21 - Zedekiah Jeremiah 43:6 - the king's Lamentations 5:12 - General Ezekiel 11:10 - fall Ezekiel 19:1 - the princes Ezekiel 24:5 - the choice Ezekiel 24:25 - their sons

Verse 11

put out the eyes of Zedekiah: Heb. blinded Zedekiah, Jeremiah 34:3-5, Ezekiel 12:13

chains: or, fetters

prison: Heb. house of the wards

Reciprocal: Genesis 44:34 - lest 2 Kings 25:7 - they slew Jeremiah 39:7 - he put Lamentations 1:6 - all Lamentations 2:6 - the king Lamentations 5:12 - General Ezekiel 17:16 - even Ezekiel 19:1 - the princes Matthew 1:11 - about

Verse 12

fifth: 2 Kings 25:8, Zechariah 7:3-5, Zechariah 8:19

the tenth: It appears from the parallel passage of Kings, that Nebuzar-adan came from Riblah to Jerusalem on the seventh of the fifth month; but it seems that he did not set fire to the temple and city till the tenth day, being probably occupied on the intervening days in taking the vessels out of the house of the Lord, and collecting together all the riches that could be found. In memory of this calamity, the Jews devote two fasts to this day; the seventeenth of the fourth month, which falls in June, for the destruction of Jerusalem, and the ninth of the fifth month, which falls in July, for the destruction of the temple; both of which are mentioned by Zechariah as kept from this event till his time, a period of seventy years, under the names of the fast of the fourth month, and fast of the fifth month.

the nineteenth: Jeremiah 52:29, 2 Kings 24:12, 2 Kings 25:8

captain of the guard: or, chief marshal, Heb. chief of the executioners, or slaughtermen, and so, Jeremiah 52:14, Jeremiah 39:9, Genesis 37:36,*marg.

served: Heb. stood before

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 25:11 - the rest 1 Chronicles 6:15 - when the Lord Psalms 80:13 - The boar Jeremiah 1:3 - in the fifth Jeremiah 52:24 - the captain Daniel 2:14 - captain of the king's guard

Verse 13

burned: Jeremiah 7:14, 2 Kings 25:9, 2 Chronicles 36:19, Psalms 74:6-8, Psalms 79:1, Isaiah 64:10, Isaiah 64:11, Lamentations 2:7, Ezekiel 7:20-22, Ezekiel 24:21, Micah 3:12, Zechariah 11:1, Matthew 24:2, Acts 6:13, Acts 6:14

the king's: Jeremiah 22:14, Jeremiah 34:22, Jeremiah 37:8-10, Jeremiah 38:23, Jeremiah 39:8, Jeremiah 39:9, Ezekiel 24:1-14, Amos 2:5, Amos 3:10, Amos 3:11, Amos 6:11

Reciprocal: Leviticus 14:45 - break down Leviticus 26:31 - and bring 1 Kings 9:7 - this house Psalms 74:3 - all Isaiah 24:10 - city Jeremiah 6:5 - let us destroy Jeremiah 17:27 - shall devour Jeremiah 21:10 - it shall Jeremiah 21:14 - shall Jeremiah 32:29 - and set Jeremiah 51:51 - for strangers Lamentations 1:6 - all Lamentations 1:10 - seen Lamentations 2:5 - he hath swallowed up Israel Lamentations 4:1 - the stones Lamentations 5:18 - of the Ezekiel 7:21 - General Ezekiel 16:41 - burn Ezekiel 23:47 - and burn Ezekiel 24:11 - set it Haggai 1:4 - and

Verse 14

brake: 2 Kings 25:10, Nehemiah 1:3

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 9:1 - carried 2 Chronicles 36:19 - brake down Isaiah 24:10 - city Jeremiah 39:8 - and brake Jeremiah 52:12 - captain of the guard Lamentations 2:9 - gates Daniel 2:14 - captain of the king's guard

Verse 15

carried: Jeremiah 15:1, Jeremiah 15:2, Zechariah 14:2

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 9:1 - carried 2 Chronicles 36:19 - brake down Jeremiah 1:3 - in the fifth Jeremiah 17:3 - I will Jeremiah 52:24 - the captain Jeremiah 52:30 - carried Lamentations 1:3 - gone Ezekiel 12:11 - remove and go

Verse 16

certain: Jeremiah 39:9, Jeremiah 39:10, Jeremiah 40:5-7, 2 Kings 25:12, Ezekiel 33:24

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 24:14 - the poorest sort Ezekiel 5:3 - a few

Verse 17

pillars: Jeremiah 52:21-23, Jeremiah 27:19-22, 1 Kings 7:15-22, 1 Kings 7:27, 1 Kings 7:50, 2 Kings 25:13-17, 2 Chronicles 4:12, 2 Chronicles 4:13, 2 Chronicles 36:18, Lamentations 1:10, Daniel 1:2

the bases: 1 Kings 7:23-26, 2 Chronicles 4:14, 2 Chronicles 4:15

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 20:17 - shall be carried 1 Chronicles 18:8 - wherewith Isaiah 39:6 - that all Jeremiah 27:22 - carried Jeremiah 52:20 - two Ezekiel 40:49 - pillars

Verse 18

caldrons: Exodus 27:3, Exodus 38:3, 2 Kings 25:14-16, Ezekiel 46:20-24

the shovels: or, instruments to remove the ashes, Numbers 4:14, 1 Kings 7:40, 1 Kings 7:45, 2 Chronicles 4:11, 2 Chronicles 4:16

the snuffers: Exodus 37:23, 2 Chronicles 4:22

bowls: or, basons, Exodus 25:29, Exodus 37:16, Numbers 4:7, Numbers 4:14, 1 Kings 7:50, 1 Chronicles 28:17, 2 Chronicles 4:8, Ezra 1:10

the spoons: Numbers 7:13, Numbers 7:14, Numbers 7:19, Numbers 7:20, Numbers 7:26, Numbers 7:32, Numbers 7:38, Numbers 7:44, Numbers 7:50, Numbers 7:56, 2 Chronicles 24:14

Reciprocal: Exodus 25:38 - the tongs 2 Chronicles 4:19 - all the vessels Jeremiah 21:4 - Behold

Verse 19

fire pans, or, censers, Leviticus 26:12, Numbers 16:46, Revelation 8:3-5

and the candlesticks: Exodus 25:31-39, 1 Kings 7:49, 2 Chronicles 4:6-22

Reciprocal: Exodus 25:29 - the Exodus 27:3 - firepans Exodus 37:16 - dishes Leviticus 24:4 - the pure Numbers 7:13 - charger 1 Kings 7:40 - the lavers 2 Chronicles 4:8 - basins 2 Chronicles 4:19 - all the vessels Ezra 5:14 - the vessels Ezra 6:5 - which Nebuchadnezzar Nehemiah 7:70 - basins Daniel 5:2 - the golden Zechariah 4:2 - a candlestick

Verse 20

two: Jeremiah 52:17

the brass: Heb. their brass

without: 1 Kings 7:47, 2 Kings 25:16, 1 Chronicles 22:14, 2 Chronicles 4:18

Reciprocal: Exodus 27:3 - firepans 1 Kings 7:23 - a molten sea 1 Kings 7:25 - General 1 Kings 7:27 - ten bases 2 Kings 16:17 - sea 1 Chronicles 22:3 - without weight 2 Chronicles 3:15 - two pillars

Verse 21

concerning: 1 Kings 7:15-21, 2 Kings 25:17, 2 Chronicles 3:15-17

fillet: Heb. thread

Reciprocal: Exodus 27:10 - fillets shall be of silver 1 Kings 7:26 - an hand breadth Jeremiah 52:17 - pillars

Verse 22

with network: Exodus 28:14-22, Exodus 28:25, Exodus 39:15-18, 1 Kings 7:17, 2 Chronicles 3:15, 2 Chronicles 4:12, 2 Chronicles 4:13

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 7:20 - and the pomegranates

Verse 23

all the: 1 Kings 7:20

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 4:13 - four hundred

Verse 24

the captain: Jeremiah 52:12, Jeremiah 52:15, 2 Kings 25:18

Seraiah: 1 Chronicles 6:14, Ezra 7:1

Zephaniah: Jeremiah 21:1, Jeremiah 29:25, Jeremiah 29:29, Jeremiah 37:3, 2 Kings 25:18

door: Heb. threshold, Jeremiah 35:4, 1 Chronicles 9:19-26, Psalms 84:10, *marg.

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 12:9 - the priests Isaiah 22:3 - thy rulers Isaiah 24:2 - as with the people Jeremiah 21:7 - I will Jeremiah 25:35 - nor Jeremiah 34:21 - Zedekiah Jeremiah 52:10 - he slew Ezekiel 11:7 - but Ezekiel 11:10 - fall Ezekiel 24:5 - the choice Ezekiel 34:10 - and cause

Verse 25

an eunuch: 2 Kings 25:19

were near the king's person: Heb. saw the face of the king, Esther 1:14, Matthew 18:10

principal scribe of the host: or, scribe of the captain of the host

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 36:10 - the scribe Lamentations 5:12 - General Ezekiel 19:1 - the princes Habakkuk 1:7 - their judgment

Verse 26

Reciprocal: Numbers 34:11 - Riblah 2 Kings 23:33 - Riblah 2 Kings 25:20 - and brought Jeremiah 39:5 - Riblah Jeremiah 39:9 - Nebuzaradan

Verse 27

the king: Jeremiah 6:13-15, 2 Kings 25:20, 2 Kings 25:21, Ezekiel 8:11-18, Ezekiel 11:1-11

Riblah: Jeremiah 52:9, Numbers 34:8-11, 2 Samuel 8:9

Thus: Jeremiah 24:9, Jeremiah 24:10, Jeremiah 25:9-11, Jeremiah 39:10, Leviticus 26:33-35, Deuteronomy 4:26, Deuteronomy 28:36, Deuteronomy 28:64, 2 Kings 17:20, 2 Kings 17:23, 2 Kings 23:27, 2 Kings 25:21, Isaiah 6:11, Isaiah 6:12, Isaiah 24:3, Isaiah 27:10, Isaiah 32:13, Isaiah 32:14, Ezekiel 33:28, Micah 4:10

Reciprocal: Numbers 34:11 - Riblah 2 Kings 23:33 - Riblah Jeremiah 13:19 - Judah Jeremiah 15:14 - pass Jeremiah 39:5 - Riblah Lamentations 1:3 - gone Lamentations 1:5 - her children Ezekiel 14:22 - therein Ezekiel 19:13 - she is

Verse 28

am 3404, bc 600

in the: 2 Kings 24:2, 2 Kings 24:3, 2 Kings 24:12-16, Daniel 1:1-3

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:62 - few in number 2 Kings 24:14 - Jerusalem 2 Kings 24:16 - seven thousand 1 Chronicles 6:15 - when the Lord Isaiah 6:12 - the Lord Jeremiah 6:9 - They shall Jeremiah 39:9 - carried Ezekiel 12:11 - remove and go Obadiah 1:11 - in the day that the Matthew 1:11 - about

Verse 29

am 3415, bc 589

the eighteenth: Jeremiah 52:12, Jeremiah 39:9, 2 Kings 25:11, 2 Chronicles 36:20

persons: Heb. souls, Genesis 12:5, Exodus 1:5

Verse 30

carried: Jeremiah 52:15, Jeremiah 6:9

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 4:5 - three Ezekiel 4:6 - forty days Ezekiel 5:4 - take Zechariah 7:14 - the land

Verse 31

am 3442, bc 562

it came: 2 Kings 25:27-30

in the twelfth: Nearly answering to our 25th of April, am 3442.

king of Babylon: Proverbs 21:1

lifted up: This phrase is founded on the observation that those in sorrow hold down their heads; and, when comforted, or the cause of their sorrow removed, they lift up their heads. Genesis 40:13, Genesis 40:20, Job 22:29, Psalms 3:3, Psalms 27:6

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 24:12 - took him Job 12:18 - General Psalms 107:14 - brake Psalms 107:41 - setteth Psalms 110:7 - lift Isaiah 42:22 - are hid Jeremiah 22:27 - to the Jeremiah 27:7 - all Jeremiah 28:4 - Jeconiah Jeremiah 37:1 - Coniah Jeremiah 40:5 - gave him Jeremiah 50:2 - Merodach Ezekiel 17:12 - and led Ezekiel 21:26 - Remove Habakkuk 3:2 - in the

Verse 32

kindly unto him: Heb. good things with him, Proverbs 12:25

set: Gave him a more respectable seat than any of the captive princes. Jeremiah 27:6-11, Daniel 2:37, Daniel 5:18, Daniel 5:19

Reciprocal: Genesis 41:14 - he shaved Ezekiel 26:7 - a king

Verse 33

changed: Presented him with a caftan, or robe, as a mark of favour, as is still the practice in the East. Genesis 41:14, Genesis 41:42, Psalms 30:11, Isaiah 61:1-3, Zechariah 3:4

he did: 2 Samuel 9:7, 2 Samuel 9:13, 1 Kings 2:7

Verse 34

there was: 2 Samuel 9:10, Matthew 6:11

every day a portion: Heb. the matter of the day in his day, Luke 11:3

Reciprocal: Ezra 3:4 - as the duty of every day required Proverbs 30:8 - convenient for me Ecclesiastes 5:18 - it is his Jeremiah 9:26 - Egypt

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/jeremiah-52.html.