The wicked are in great fear where no fear is, for God can make the most daring sinner a terror to himself. Hearken to the word of the Lord, and mourn with godly sorrow. Those that are not killed will be taken into captivity in Babylon. As being more apt to grieve, thereby to express the readiness that he would have the land to be in for mourning. This was a bold thing to say to the person who had authority to put you in chains. All my familiars watched for my halting, saying, Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him. Fatted bullocks — The soldiers mentioned in Jeremiah 46:9, the Ethiopians, Libyans, and Lydians, were allies; but after their destruction in the battle of Carchemish mercenaries were engaged from Asia Minor — Carians and Ionians.
The prophet found the grace of God mighty in him to keep him to his business, notwithstanding the temptation he was in to throw it up. Let the people of God open their cause before Him, and he will enable them to see deliverance. The word signifies no more than by words to remove a man from his own opinion. Jeremiah was silent till God put a word into his mouth. Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name.
Be it so, says the Prophet, yet death will enter, if not through the gates, yet through the windows, and through our towers, and it will destroy the children who play in our streets, and our young men assembled in the squares and the wide places of our city. It will not do to attempt to soften the language as some have suggested. How foolish and unnatural are the thoughts and wishes of our hearts, when we yield to discontent! One of them, Lune de Guerre, with a story by Jean Van Hamme, was later filmed as The Wedding Party by Dominique Deruddere. And out of the hand of those that watched for his faltering. It is important to notice that with this outpouring of sorrow Jeremiah's ministry virtually closed. That is why those persecuting me will stumble and will not prevail.
We are not the first to feel this way. To upbraid the men with their stupidity. He was persecuted on every side. How weak, foolish, and sinful they appear. The memory of it will always continue, to their everlasting grief and reproach. The others had never physically attacked Jeremiah however. But if they had followed immediately , there would have been no propriety in the observation in the verse.
Also her hired men are in the midst of her like fatted bullocks; for they also are turned back, and are fled away together: they did not stand, because the day of their calamity was come upon them, and the time of their visitation. Jeremiah 20 — Jeremiah in the Stocks A. Tome Number Title Publication date 1 La Nuit des rapaces April 1979 2 Du sable plein les dents Oct. While we remember that these wishes are not recorded for us to utter the like, we may learn good lessons from them. Jeremiah, being the more noble of the two, often sticks his neck out to help others, while Kurdy is a more wily, opportunistic scoundrel.
He then somewhat changes the comparison; for he had bidden them before to hire women to excite to mourning by fictitious tears, but he now addresses women in general; as though he had said, that such would be the mourning, that hired lamentations would not be sufficient, for the calamity would touch all hearts, and that mercenary wailing would not be real. The Lord allows the righteous to bring their negative emotions to Him in prayer, and this type of accusatory language toward God appears in more than a third of the Psalms. Daniel's seventy prophetic weeks are based on the seventy years of the captivity compare. I will hand the people of Judah over to the king of Babylon. It is supposed to be composed of פּוּשׁ, Chald.
Have you seen a burning house? See how much those who think they stand, ought to take heed lest they fall. Wherefore came I forth out of the womb to see labour and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame? I am in derision daily, every one mocketh me; he complaineth that now he was in this office every one mocked him and derided him, and that for the faithful discharge of that office to which God had called him. He was compelled to prophesy. Meaning himself, a poor destitute person, few or none to stand by him but the Lord, who had delivered him out of the hand of Pashur and his accomplices. He had been prophesying that all was well.
This appears from , where those that flee to Egypt are threatened with destruction by famine and sword עד כּלּותי או, while continues: but they that have escaped the sword shall return. All these interpretations are arbitrary. A sign of a very fretful and impatient spirit, and of a carnal nature. May the day my mother bore me not be blessed! Copyright Statement These files are public domain. .
The land shall be so desolated that even in the houses left standing there shall be no inhabitant; a terrible stillness shall prevail; no sound of the hand-mill two circular stones, one above the other, for grinding corn, worked by two women, , ; in daily use in every house, and therefore forbidden to be taken in pledge, ; no night-light, so universal in the East that the poorest house has it, burning all night. The verse may be thus rendered, -- For climbed has death through our windows, It has come through our towers, To cut off the child from the street, The young men from the broad streets. Their everlasting humiliation will not be forgotten. With this latter passage the second clause: I send the sword after them, has a close affinity. Why had Pashur done this to Jeremiah? And it would have been well if he had kept this always in view, and had continued in the same act of faith and temper of mind.