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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Jeremiah 21:1-7

Here is, I. A very humble decent message which king Zedekiah, when he was in distress, sent to Jeremiah the prophet. It is indeed charged upon this Zedekiah that he humbled not himself before Jeremiah the prophet, speaking from the mouth of the Lord (2 Chron. 36:12); he did not always humble himself as he did sometimes; he never humbled himself till necessity forced him to it; he humbled himself so far as to desire the prophet's assistance, but not so far as to take his advice, or to be ruled... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Jeremiah 21:5

And myself will fight against you ,.... So far from being entreated to do for them according to his wondrous works in times past, as their friend; that he will set himself against them as their enemy; and sad it is to have God for an enemy: if God be for a people, none can be against them to do them any hurt; but if he is against them, it signifies nothing who is for them: this must be much more terrible to them than the whole Chaldean army, and the king of Babylon at the head of them: ... read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Jeremiah 21:5

Verse 5 He proceeds with the subject; and though he afterwards is more diffuse, he yet confirms here what we have just seen, — even that God was the leader of the war, and that the Chaldeans were, as it were, his hired soldiers, whom he guided by his own hand, and to whom he would give the signal to fight. I, myself he says, will fight against you He put this in opposition to the wonderful works which Zedekiah had mentioned. God, indeed, had formerly been in a wonderful way present with his... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 21:1-7

A king appealing for a prophet's intercession. I. A KING 'S ACKNOWLEDGMENT THAT HUMAN RESOURCES ARE UNAVAILING . The hour and the danger so long and often predicted, referred to all the more earnestly as the hour draws nigh, has come at last. No time is here taken up in narrating the attempts Zedekiah may have made himself to repel the invader. The Scriptures were not meant to give us details of sieges. The likelihood is, however, that it was long before Zedekiah reached... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 21:1-14

Saved so as by fire. This chapter has been by some means put out of its proper place; for it treats of King Zedekiah, whilst in later chapters circumstances connected with the reigns of the kings who preceded him are given. But being placed here it serves to show how God's servants, despised at first, come to be honored at last. The stocks had been good enough for Jeremiah—so the last chapter tells-and his enemies had smitten him as if he were a common felon. Here we find the king and high... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Jeremiah 21:4-7

Jeremiah 21:4-7. Behold, I will turn back the weapons, &c. Instead of doing execution upon your enemies, they shall hurt yourselves, and be the occasion of your own destruction. God will as visibly appear against you as if a miraculous wind were to drive back your own darts and arrows, and turn them upon yourselves. And I myself will fight against you By the executioners of my wrath, the sword, the famine, and the pestilence. I will plainly appear on your enemies’ side, by the success... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Jeremiah 21:1-10

21:1-25:38 WARNINGS TO KINGS AND FALSE PROPHETSA message for Zedekiah (21:1-10)This message was given late in the reign of Judah’s last king, Zedekiah. Jerusalem was under its last great siege, which resulted in its fall and destruction in 587 BC. The king sent to Jeremiah and asked that he would pray to God to save Jerusalem from the Babylonians (21:1-2). Jeremiah replies that God will not save Jerusalem but will fight for the Babylonians (Chaldeans) against Jerusalem. Many of the people... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Jeremiah 21:5

outstretched hand. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 6:6 ) strong = strong (for holding fast). read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Jeremiah 21:5

5. The Jews shall have not merely the Chaldees, but Jehovah Himself in wrath at their provocations, fighting against them. Every word enhances the formidable character of God's opposition, "I myself . . . outstretched hand . . . strong arm (no longer as in :-, and in the case of Sennacherib, in your behalf, but) in anger . . . fury . . . great wrath." read more

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