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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Jeremiah 25:30-38

We have, in these verses, a further description of those terrible desolations which the king of Babylon with his armies should make in all the countries and nations round about Jerusalem. In Jerusalem God had erected his temple; there were his oracles and ordinances, which the neighbouring nations should have attended to and might have received benefit by; thither they should have applied for the knowledge of God and their duty, and then they might have had reason to bless God for their... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Jeremiah 25:38

He hath forsaken his covert as a lion ,.... Which some understand of God leaving Jerusalem, or the temple, where he dwelt; who, while he made it his residence, protected it; but when he forsook it, it became exposed to the enemy. Kimchi says it may be understood of the destruction of the first temple by Nebuchadnezzar; but he thinks it is most correct to interpret it of the destruction of the second temple; that is, by the Romans, when it was left desolate by Christ, the Lion of the tribe of... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Jeremiah 25:38

As the lion - Leaving the banks of Jordan when overflowed, and coming with ravening fierceness to the champaign country. read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Jeremiah 25:38

Verse 38 The Prophet in the last verse reminds us, that the Jews in vain trusted in God’s protection, for he would forsake his own Temple as well as the city. It was as it were a common saying among them, “He has said, This is my rest for ever.” (Psalms 132:14.) But hypocrites did not consider that he could still stand faithful to his promises, though he did not suffer them to go unpunished. They could not therefore connect these two things together, — that God would be always mindful of his... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 25:30-38

The vision of final judgment. A sublime and terrible description; corresponding with many others throughout the Old and New Testaments. I. IT SERVES A GREAT ETHICAL PURPOSE . The sense of wrong-doing is thereby intensified, and some idea is given of the awful consequences of sin and its hatefulness to the mind of God. II. AN EVIDENCE OF THE HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE OF SIN AND SALVATION . By such visions as these the ages of the world are linked together... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 25:34-38

Howling shepherds. In the general calamity of the nation the shepherds are especially called upon to howl and cry and wallow in the dust. The shepherds are the leaders of the people. These leaders, therefore, are not to be exempt from the distresses of the common people; on the contrary, trouble is to fall upon them in an aggravated degree. I. HIGH RANK IS NO SECURITY AGAINST TROUBLE . It may free a man from many annoyances, it cannot defend him from all kinds of... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 25:38

Close of the prophecy with a fuller enunciation of the thought with which the paragraph was introduced. He hath forsaken ; comp. Jeremiah 25:30 , and notice the impressive non-mention of the subject (as Jeremiah 4:13 , etc.). Their land ; i.e. that of tile shepherds. The fierceness of the oppressor . A various reading, supported by some manuscripts, the Septuagint and the Targum, and accepted by Ewald, Hitzig, and Graf, and is the oppressing sword (so Jeremiah 46:16 ; Jeremiah... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Jeremiah 25:38

Yahweh has risen up, like a lion that leaves its covert, eager for prey, that He may execute judgment upon the wicked. read more

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