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Matthew Poole

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible - Jeremiah 28:13

Jeremiah seeing the impudence of Hananiah, and that his further discourse with him would do no good, but it may be have caused more danger to himself, prophesying what was more ungrateful to the people than what the false prophet prophesied, and possibly desirous further to know the will of God, withdrew himself. Soon after God sends him back to the people and to Hananiah with this message, That he by his false prophecy had done the people no good, but much hurt, further incensed God against... read more

Joseph Exell

Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary - Jeremiah 28:1-17

CRITICAL AND EXEGETICAL NOTES.—For Chronology of the Chapter, &c., vide preceding chapter. The words (Jeremiah 28:1). “In the beginning of the reign,” and immediately described as “in the fourth year,” accords with the common mode of reckoning by dividing a term into two halves. And as Zedekiah reigned eleven years, this date was in the first half—at “the beginning” therefore.Personal Allusions.—Jeremiah 28:1. “Hananiah the son of Azur.” Nothing known of him; but being “of Gibeon,” one of... read more

Chuck Smith

Chuck Smith Bible Commentary - Jeremiah 28:1-17

Now in chapter 28:And it came to pass the same year, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the fourth year, and in the fifth month, that Hananiah the son of Azur the prophet, which was of Gibeon, he spake unto me in the house of the LORD, in the presence of the priests and of all the people, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying, I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon. Within two full years will I bring again into this place all the... read more

Joseph Sutcliffe

Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments - Jeremiah 28:1-17

Jeremiah 28:1 . In the beginning. The LXX read, the fourth year of Zedekiah. Hananiah, by education and profession, the prophet. Good men may teach and preach, though their learning be small, yet all ministers having to expound the holy scriptures should have learning, and be well read in natural and moral philosophy, the better to study the perfections of God, and know the human heart. But here is the difference; this man was a prophet of man’s making. Jeremiah was “a prophet of the... read more

Joseph Exell

The Biblical Illustrator - Jeremiah 28:13

Jeremiah 28:13Thou hast broken the yokes of wood; but thou shalt make for them yokes of iron. Yokes of wood and of ironTo throw off legitimate authority is to bind on a worse tyranny. Some kind of yoke every one of us must bend our necks to, and if we slip them out we do not thereby become independent, but simply bring upon ourselves a heavier pressure of a harder bondage.I. We have the choice between the yoke of law and the iron yoke of lawlessness. Even a band of brigands, or a crew of... read more

John Trapp

John Trapp Complete Commentary - Jeremiah 28:13

Jer 28:13 Go and tell Hananiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Thou hast broken the yokes of wood; but thou shalt make for them yokes of iron. Ver. 13. Thou hast broken the yokes of wood. ] That were weaker and lighter; “ Nunc graviora feres. ” But thou shalt make for them yokes of iron. ] Thou, Jeremiah shalt, for a type of a cruel, hard, and strong bondage. Bonfinius a writeth of the Hungarians, that they are not to be handled gently, or kindly dealt with, sed virga ferrea in obsequio... read more

Samuel Bagster

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge - Jeremiah 28:13

Thou hast: Jeremiah 27:15, Psalms 149:8, Lamentations 2:14 thou shalt: By encouraging an unavailing resistance to Nebuchadnezzar. Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:48 - a yoke 1 Kings 12:11 - I will add 2 Chronicles 10:11 - I will put Jeremiah 14:14 - The prophets Jeremiah 30:8 - I Jeremiah 36:28 - General read more

John Wesley

Wesley's Explanatory Notes - Jeremiah 28:13

Go and tell Hananiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Thou hast broken the yokes of wood; but thou shalt make for them yokes of iron.But — Thou hast further incensed God against them, and provoked him to make their judgment heavier. read more

Daniel Whedon

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible - Jeremiah 28:13

13. Yokes of wood Representing the comparatively easy burden of dependency and tribute which the king of Babylon at first imposed. Yokes of iron Emblems of the bitter bondage of the near future, when their city and temple should be destroyed, and the body of the people carried into captivity. “It is better to take up a light cross in our way, than to pull a heavier one over our heads. We may escape destroying providences by submitting to humbling providences.” read more

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