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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Jeremiah 11:1-10

The prophet here, as prosecutor in God's name, draws up an indictment against the Jews for wilful disobedience to the commands of their rightful Sovereign. For the more solemn management of this charge, I. He produces the commission he had to draw up the charge against them. He did not take pleasure in accusing the children of his people, but God commanded him to speak it to the men of Judah, Jer. 11:1, 2. In the original it is plural: Speak you this. For what he said to Jeremiah was the same... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Jeremiah 11:9

And the Lord said unto me ,.... After he had given him the order to publish and proclaim the words of the covenant, and exhort to obedience to them; he showed the prophet the reason of it, and opened to him a secret he was not acquainted with: a conspiracy is found among the men of Judah, and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem ; not against the king, and against the civil government, but against the King of kings, against God and his covenant, his word and his worship; some designs were... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Jeremiah 11:9

A conspiracy is found - They were all fratres conjurati , sworn brothers, determined to cast off the Divine yoke, and no longer to have God to reign over them. read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Jeremiah 11:9

Verse 9 Here the Prophet joins closer battle with the men of his age, and says, that they were worse than their fathers; for this is the meaning of the word, banding or joining together. For when the Israelites concurred in a body in ungodly superstitions, it was more excusable at the beginning, for they had not yet struck deep roots in true religion; but when God by his prophets had endeavored many times, and in various ways, to restore them to the right way, and when his diligence and... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 11:1-12

The covenant with the fathers binding on the children. Here it is necessary to go back over all the history of Israel, and consider the great covenant transactions between God and his people. Such transactions we find to have been filled with great solemnity, so that they might make a deep mark in history. We trace the beginnings of the great covenant in God's dealings with Abraham. Indeed, the covenant with Israel as a nation was the necessary consequence of the covenant with Abraham as... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 11:1-23

1. A reminder of the renewal of the covenant between Jehovah and the people lately made under Josiah ( Jeremiah 11:1-8 ). 2. First stage of the conspiracy; all Israel, instead of keeping the covenant with Jehovah, conspires against him ( Jeremiah 11:9-13 ). 3. The punishment of the conspiracy is an irreversible, severe judgment ( Jeremiah 11:14 17). 4. Second stage of the conspiracy; the plot of the men of Anathoth ( Jeremiah 11:18-23 ). 5. Third stage; the plot... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 11:9

A conspiracy . The language is figurative. Jehovah is the King of Israel; to commit sin is "to rebel against" him (Authorized Version sometimes weakens this into "transgress'); and to encourage one another in wickedness is "to conspire against" God. We need not suppose any open combination against spiritual religion; it is enough if" the spirit of the time" was directly contrary to it. read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Jeremiah 11:9

A conspiracy - The defection from the covenant was as general as if it had been the result of preconcerted arrangement. The decided course taken by Josiah may, however, have led the opposite party to secret combinations against him. read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Jeremiah 11:9-11

Jeremiah 11:9-11. And the Lord said, A conspiracy is found, &c. Namely, by him whose eye is upon the hidden works of darkness. There is a combination formed among them against God and religion, a dangerous design to overthrow the government of Jehovah, and to bring in counterfeit deities. In other words, All sorts of people have been alike disobedient, as if they had conspired together to break my law. They are turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers They made some steps... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Jeremiah 11:1-17

The broken covenant (11:1-17)God had made a covenant with Israel after the people came out of Egypt, assuring them of blessing if they obeyed his law and punishment if they disobeyed. God now tells Jeremiah to remind the people of these conditions of the covenant (11:1-5). Past lessons should be a warning to them that unless they change their ways, they are heading for disaster (6-8). However, the people prefer to ignore the warnings. Like their forefathers they rebel against God and follow... read more

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