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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Jeremiah 49:7-22

The Edomites come next to receive their doom from God, by the mouth of Jeremiah: they also were old enemies to the Israel of God; but their day will come to be reckoned with, and it is now at hand, and is foretold, not only for warning to them, but for comfort to the Israel of God, whose afflictions were very much aggravated by their triumphs over them and joy in their calamity, Ps. 137:7. Many of the expressions used in this prophecy concerning Edom are borrowed from the prophecy of Obadiah,... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Jeremiah 49:13

For I have sworn by myself, saith the Lord ,.... This he did, because he could swear by no greater, and to show the certain and infallible accomplishment of the event, and the importance of it; and which was so extraordinary, that it was scarce thought credible, and therefore an oath is used to confirm it: that Bozrah shall become a desolation, a reproach, a waste, and a curse ; not Rome, as Abarbinel; nor Jerusalem, as Cocceius; nor Bozrah of Moab, Jeremiah 48:24 ; but Bozrah of... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Jeremiah 49:13

Bozrah shall become a desolation - Bozrah, a city of Idumea, is here put for the whole country. read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Jeremiah 49:13

Verse 13 Here the Prophet confirms what he had already prophesied respecting the Idumeans; but to remove every doubt, he says, that God had sworn; and he introduces God as the speaker, in order that his word might be emphatical. He then declares that God had made an oath respecting the destruction of Bozrah. What is particular is put for what is general; for he includes the whole nation under the name of this city. Nor does he simply declare that the Idumeans would be laid waste and destroyed,... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 49:11-13

A merciful mitigation of the prophet's stern threat. The true God will provide for the widows and orphans, if Edom will but commit them to him. And let not Edom think it strange that he is punished; for even Israel, the chosen people, has drunk of the bitter cup. Yea, Jehovah has sworn "by himself" that all Edom's cities shall be laid waste. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 49:13

Bozrah . This seems to have been at one time the capital of Edom (see Amos 1:12 ; Isaiah 34:6 ; Isaiah 63:1 ). It was a hill city (comp. on Jeremiah 49:16 ); a village called Busaira ( i.e. little Bozrah) now stands among its ruins. Perpetual wastes. A phrase characteristic of Jeremiah (see also Jeremiah 25:9 ) and of the second part of Isaiah ( Isaiah 58:12 ; Isaiah 61:4 ). read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Jeremiah 49:7-22

Edom stretched along the south of Judah from the border of Moab on the Dead Sea to the Mediterranean and the Arabian deserts, and held the same relation to Judah which Moab held toward the kingdom of Israel. Although expressly reserved from attack by Moses Deuteronomy 2:5, a long feud caused the Edomites to cherish so bitter an enmity against Judah, that they exulted with cruel joy over the capture of Jerusalem by the Chaldaeans, and showed great cruelty toward those why fled to them for... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Jeremiah 49:12-13

Jeremiah 49:12-13. They whose judgment was not to drink of the cup Namely, of God’s wrath: see note on Jeremiah 25:15; have assuredly drunken The Israelites, God’s peculiar people, who, in regard to the gracious promises which he had made to them and to their fathers, the near relation in which they stood to him, and the many pious persons who, from age to age, were found among them, might, in all human appearance, have expected mercy at God’s hands, have, nevertheless, suffered dreadful... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Jeremiah 49:7-22

A message concerning Edom (49:7-22)The Edomites, the descendants of Esau, prided themselves that they were cleverer than peoples of surrounding nations. They were confident that their country was safe against attack because its rugged mountains provided it with a good defence system. The prophet tells them that neither their wisdom nor their defences will save them from the destruction that God has determined for them (7-8).A vineyard worker picks the grapes that are ripe but leaves the rest; a... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Jeremiah 49:13

I have sworn. Reference to Pentateuch (Genesis 22:16 ). App-92 . Bozrah. Now el Buseirah, south-east of the Dead Sea. Not the Bozrah of Jeremiah 48:24 . read more

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