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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Jeremiah 31:35-40

Glorious things have been spoken in the Jer. 31:1-34 concerning the gospel church, which that epocha of the Jewish church that was to commence at the return from captivity would at length terminate in, and which all those promises were to have their full accomplishment in. But may we depend upon these promises? Yes, we have here a ratification of them, and the utmost assurance imaginable given of the perpetuity of the blessings contained in them. The great thing here secured to us is that... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Jeremiah 31:35

Thus saith the Lord, which giveth the sun for a light by day ,.... As he did at first, and still continues it; and which is a wonderful gift of nature he bestows on men, unworthy of such a favour, Matthew 5:45 ; and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night ; which have a settled regular order and course, in which they move; and whereby they impart the light they borrow from the sun, to enlighten the world by night; which is another favour to the inhabitants of... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Jeremiah 31:36

If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the Lord ,.... Of the sun, moon, and stars; should these leave their proper course, and not perform their several functions, or do the service appointed for them; should they desert their master, or disobey his orders, turn away from him, and pay no regard to the laws and rules he has set them: then the seed of Israel shall also cease from being a nation before me for ever ; but, as the former is impossible, so is the latter, The Jews... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Jeremiah 31:36

If those ordinances - As sure as the sun shall give light to the day, and the moon to the night, so surely shall the Jews continue to be a distinct people. The same thing is expressed in other words in the next verse. Hitherto this prophecy has been literally fulfilled; the Jews are still a distinct people from all the dwellers upon earth. Every attempt that has been made in any country to naturalize and unite them with the people of that country, has proved abortive. The well-circumstanced... read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Jeremiah 31:36

Verse 36 He confirms the promises which we have been considering; for it was difficult to believe that the people would not only recover what they had lost, but also be made much more happy; for the Church was then wholly in a desponding state. It was not then an easy matter to raise, as it were, from the lowest depths a miserable people, and to comfort them so that they might overcome their dreadful trial; for the disorder of the Church was such, that had it been raised a hundred times from... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 31:35

The ordinances of the moon; i.e. the moon in its appointed changes (comp. Jeremiah 33:23 ). Which divideth the sea when, etc.; rather, which stirreth up the sea, so that, etc. This is one of the points of content Jeremiah with the latter part of Isaiah (see Isaiah 51:17 ; and comp. Job 26:12 ). read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 31:35-37

Guarantee of Israel's national continuance. A marvellous promise, in the face of the Babylonian Captivity. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 31:35-37

Guarantees of perpetuity. These words are a promise to the Jews, and plainly refer to the national existence of Israel; but the breadth and spirituality of file covenant they confirm warrants us in seeing in them the pledges of God's faithfulness and the Church's stability for all who enjoy the privileges of the covenant. These pledges are to be seen in the symbolism of nature. The God of grace is thee God of nature. Spiritual revelation throws light on the vague religion of nature; but... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 31:35-37

The seed of Israel; signs of its everlasting duration. I. THEY ARE SIGNS WITH MUCH REVELATION OF GOD IN THEM . The sun, the moon, the stars, the heavenly spaces with all their occupants, the terrestrial surface with the fathomless depths beneath it. We shall never know all that is to he known about these existences; but we may soon know enough to know through them something of their Maker. That they are the common work of one hand, the common expression of one wisdom... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Jeremiah 31:35

Divideth ... - Rather, stirreth up the sea so that its waves roar. read more

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