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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Jeremiah 25:8-14

Here is the sentence grounded upon the foregoing charge: ?Because you have not heard my words, I must take another course with you,? Jer. 25:8. Note, When men will not regard the judgments of God's mouth they may expect to feel the judgments of his hands, to hear the rod, since they would not hear the word; for the sinner must either be parted from his sin or perish in it. Wrath comes without remedy against those only that sin without repentance. It is not so much men's turning aside that... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Jeremiah 25:12

And it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished ,.... Which were accomplished in the first year of Cyrus: they began with the first year of Nebuchadnezzar, who reigned two years and two months with his father Nabopolassar; after that forty three years by himself; Evilmerodach two years: Neriglissar four years; Belshazzar or Nabonadius seventeen years; and Darius the Median two years; which all make sixty nine years and two months; and if ten months more be added to complete... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Jeremiah 25:12

And that nation - ההוא הגוי haggoi hahu . Dr. Blayney contends that this should be translated his nation, and that ההוא hahu is the substantive pronoun used in the genitive case. It is certainly more clear and definite to read, "I will punish the king of Babylon, and His nation." Will make it perpetual desolations - See the note on Isaiah 13:19 , where the fulfillment of this prophecy is distinctly marked. read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Jeremiah 25:12

Verse 12 The Prophet now, as I have said, shews more clearly why the time of the captivity and exile had been defined, even that the faithful might know that God would not forget his covenant, though he deprived the people of the inheritance of the land. These words were not addressed indiscriminately to the whole body of the people, as we have observed before in other places; but the Prophet intended to consult the benefit of God’s elect, who always retained a concern for true religion; for... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 25:12

Perpetual desolations . Thus, too, we read in Isaiah 13:20 , that Babylon "shall never be inhabited." There is a dispute between Dr. Keith and Dr. Kay on the one side, and rationalistic commentators (e.g. Kuenen) on the other, whether these prophecies have received a circumstantial fulfillment. The truth is that authorities are not entirely agreed on the area covered by the site of Babylon. General Chesney remarks that, so far from being uninhabited, "A town of considerable population,... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Jeremiah 25:12

Perpetual desolations - The ruins of Babylon form its only lasting memorial. read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Jeremiah 25:12-14

Jeremiah 25:12-14. When seventy years are accomplished, I will punish the king of Babylon “God often punishes the persons whom he makes instruments of his vengeance upon others for those very things which they did by his appointment, because their intention was merely to carry on their own ambitious and cruel purposes, and not at all to fulfil God’s will, or advance his glory. So that the evil they did was altogether their own, and the good that was brought out of it was to be ascribed... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Jeremiah 25:1-14

Seventy years captivity (25:1-14)Babylon conquered Egypt in 605 BC (the fourth year of Jehoiakim’s reign according to Judean reckoning, the third year of his reign according to Babylonian reckoning; cf. Daniel 1:1-6). Judah therefore came for the first time under the direct control of Babylon. Jeremiah now clearly sees his prophecies being fulfilled before his eyes. He reminds the people that for over twenty years he has been bringing God’s message to them but they have not listened (25:1-3).... read more

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