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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Jeremiah 25:1-7

We have here a message from God concerning all the people of Judah (Jer. 25:1), which Jeremiah delivered, in his name, unto all the people of Judah, Jer. 25:2. Note, That which is of universal concern ought to be of universal cognizance. It is fit that the word which concerns all the people, as the word of God does, the word of the gospel particularly, should be divulged to all in general, and, as far as may be, addressed to each in particular. Jeremiah had been sent to the house of the king... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Jeremiah 25:1

The word that came to Jeremiah concerning all the people of Judah ,.... Not only in the city of Jerusalem, but in the whole land of Judea. This prophecy concerns them all; their repentance and reformation, to which they are exhorted; or their invasion, desolation, and captivity, with which they are threatened. Before the prophet was sent to the king of Judah only, Jeremiah 22:1 ; now to all the people: in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah ; in the latter part... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Jeremiah 25:1

The word that came to Jeremiah - to the fourth year - This prophecy, we see, was delivered in the fourth year of Jehoiakim, and the chapter that contains it is utterly out of its place. It should be between chapters 35 and 36. The defeat of the Egyptians by Nebuchadnezzar at Carchemish, and the subsequent taking of Jerusalem, occurred in this year, viz., the fourth year of Jehoiakim. The first year of Nebuchadrezzar - This king was associated with his father two years before the death... read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Jeremiah 25:1

Verse 1 his prophecy no doubt preceded the vision which we have just explained, and which had just been presented to Jeremiah when Jehoiakim died, and when Zedekiah reigned in the place of Jeconiah; who, being the last king, was substituted for his nephew Jeconiah. But related now is the prophecy which Jeremiah was bidden to proclaim in the fourth year of Jehoiakim; and he reigned, as we shall hereafter see, eleven years. We hence conclude that his book is composed of various addresses, but... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 25:1-7

A melancholy review of twenty-three years of work. I. THE CHARACTER OF THE WORKER . A three and twenty years' experience furnishes a good test of character. So long a time is quite sufficient to eliminate the accidents of passion and temporary enthusiasm, and to bring to light the general principles of a man's conduct. These constitute his character; they reveal the true features of him. We should not judge a man by his latest action, perhaps a hasty and quite uncharacteristic... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 25:1-7

Messages recapitulated. I. CAREFUL REMINDER OF THE EXTENT OF HIS MINISTRY . ( Jeremiah 25:1-3 .) 1. The moral value of this is great . It is no vague indictment, but one made out with all accuracy and conscientiousness. We ought to take note of the extent of our privileges and opportunities, for we shall have to give an exact account of them all. 2. Its evidential value is equally great . The date of the prediction is thus fixed, and history becomes a... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 25:1-7

A twenty-three years' ministry. Here we get a statement, brief but not at all uncertain, of what had been done in the prophetic way during twenty-three years. Three parties are concerned in this statement: I. GOD . Nebuchadnezzar, who is to act as the servant of God ( Jeremiah 25:9 ) in the great overthrowing work, has just come to his throne, and is unconsciously preparing for that to which God had appointed him. Hence it was fitting that, just at this crisis, God should point... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Jeremiah 25:1

The fourth year - See Daniel 1:1 note. This invasion of Judaea, in which Daniel was carried captive to Babylon, was according to the date of the years the fourth, but according to the actual time the third, year of the Jewish king. Nebuchadnezzar was not yet fully king, but associated with his father Nabopalassar. read more

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