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The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 28:13-14

Yokes of iron. Hananiah broke the wooden yoke which Jeremiah wore in token of the approaching servitude of the Jews. In return he was told that the real yoke of Babylon would be much more severe—a yoke of iron. I. FACTS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN OPINIONS . If the rule of Babylon really would be as a yoke of iron, what was the use of circulating milder views of the future? We are too much inclined to judge of ideas by their fitness for our own previous notions, instead of... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Jeremiah 28:10-14

Jeremiah 28:10-14. Then Hananiah took the yoke from off Jeremiah’s neck Thus it appears that Jeremiah wore this yoke, agreeably to the command given him by God, as a symbol of that subjection to the king of Babylon to which he admonished the Jews and other neighbouring nations to submit, in order that they might prevent the extreme evil which would otherwise fall upon them: and this yoke Hananiah took off the prophet’s neck, and broke it, by way of a symbolical sign that the Jews, and these... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Jeremiah 28:1-17

Hananiah’s false prophecy (28:1-17)One of the temple prophets, Hananiah, publicly contradicted Jeremiah. He asserted that he had received a revelation from God that showed that within two years Babylon would be overthrown. The captive people and the temple treasures would then return to Jerusalem (28:1-4). Jeremiah replied that he wished such would be the case (5-6), but wishing for a thing does not make it come true. Some prophesy doom, others prophesy peace, but when the events take place... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Jeremiah 28:13

for = instead of. yokes of iron. These are never used. No stronger symbol could have been given. read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Jeremiah 28:13

13. Thou hast broken . . . wood . . . thou shalt make . . . iron—Not here, "Thou hast broken . . . wood," and "I will make . . . iron" (compare Jeremiah 28:16). The same false prophets who, by urging the Jews to rebel, had caused them to throw off the then comparatively easy yoke of Babylon, thereby brought on them a more severe yoke imposed by that city. "Yokes of iron," alluding to Jeremiah 28:16- :. It is better to take up a light cross in our way, than to pull a heavier on our own heads. We... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Jeremiah 28:12-13

Shortly after these events, the Lord told Jeremiah to return to Hananiah with a message. He told the false prophet that by breaking the wooden yoke off of Jeremiah’s neck, he had only made Nebuchadnezzar’s oppression more certain. Failure to repent had resulted in more certain judgment.". . . we only add to our chastening when we resist it-exchanging wood for iron." [Note: Kidner, p. 99.] read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Jeremiah 28:1-17

1-11. Opposition of Hananiah and the false prophets.2. Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel] a formula of Jeremiah’s, and hence, perhaps, assumed by Hananiah as implying an equal claim to inspiration.6. Amen: the Lord do so] i.e. would that it might be so.7-9. Hananiah’s forecasts of peace being in opposition to those of his predecessors, the presumption is against him, and can only be removed by the fulfilment of his predictions (the test laid down in Deuteronomy 18:22), which... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - Jeremiah 28:1-17

CHAPTER IXHANANIAHJeremiah 27:1-22, Jeremiah 28:1-17"Hear now, Hananiah; Jehovah hath not sent thee, but thou makest this people to trust in a lie."- Jeremiah 28:15THE most conspicuous point at issue between Jeremiah and his opponents was political rather than ecclesiastical. Jeremiah was anxious that Zedekiah should keep faith with Nebuchadnezzar, and not involve Judah in useless misery by another hopeless revolt. The prophets preached the popular doctrine of an imminent Divine intervention to... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - Jeremiah 28:1-17

CHAPTER 28 1. Hananiah, the false prophet (Jeremiah 28:1-11 ) 2. The judgment of Hananiah (Jeremiah 28:12-17 ) Jeremiah 28:1-11 . One of these lying prophets became very bold, and declared that he had a message from the Lord that the yoke of the Babylonian king was to be broken, and that within two years the temple vessels would be brought back. Jeremiah said “Amen”--let it be so! But he knew it could not be so, for the Lord had spoken to him; he gives a test. Then Hananiah became still... read more

James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - Jeremiah 28:1-17

MORE MESSAGES FOR ZEDEKIAH In some respects the most important chapter here is the first, which deals with Babylon’s supremacy, and reveals the beginning of “the times of the Gentiles,” or “the fulness of the Gentiles” (Romans 11:25 ). The term refers to the period when Israel, because of her disobedience to God, has forfeited her place of power in the earth and is scattered among the nations. It begins when God transfers this power to the Gentiles as represented by Babylon, and continues... read more

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