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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Jeremiah 32:1-15

It appears by the date of this chapter that we are now coming very nigh to that fatal year which completed the desolations of Judah and Jerusalem by the Chaldeans. God's judgments came gradually upon them, but, they not meeting him by repentance in the way of his judgments, he proceeded in his controversy till all was laid waste, which was in the eleventh year of Zedekiah; now what is here recorded happened in the tenth. The king of Babylon's army had now invested Jerusalem and was carrying on... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Jeremiah 32:15

For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel ,.... Who is the Lord God Almighty, and can do what he pleases; and is the covenant God of his people, and therefore will do them good by all his providences in the issue of things: houses, and fields, and vineyards, shall be possessed in this land ; or "bought" F25 יקנו "ementur", Cocceius, Piscator; "vedentur", Schmidt. in it; of which the prophet's buying this field was a pledge and earnest; signifying, that though the city... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Jeremiah 32:15

Houses and fields - shall be possessed again - That is, this is an evidence that the captivity shall not last long: houses, etc., shall here be possessed again, either by their present owners or immediate descendants. The young might return; at least, all under ten years of age: there was no natural impossibility that they should not live till they should be fourscore. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 32:1-44

A story of God's sustaining grace. This whole chapter may be summed up under some such heading as this. For it begins with showing us God's servant Jeremiah in a position in which he sorely needed sustaining grace, and then it proceeds to narrate the threefold process by which this grace was communicated to him. The manner in which God sustained Jeremiah is very much akin to that in which he will sustain all his servants who may be in similar need. If any be so now, let them give heed to... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 32:6-15

The purchase of the field. Jeremiah 32:6 resumes Jeremiah 32:1 , after the long parenthesis in Jeremiah 32:2-5 . read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 32:6-15

Purchasing by Divine command. The passage a locus classicus for various questions and formalities connected with the Mosaic Law. Abraham bought a field for his dead; Jeremiah bought one for a nation yet unborn. If no other circumstance had been recorded concerning the latter, this alone would entitle him to be enrolled amongst the fathers of the faithful. I. GOD 'S SERVANTS ARE SOMETIMES CALLED TO PERFORM STRANGE AND SINGULAR ACTIONS . The prophet bidden to... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 32:6-15

A parable of redemption. For the sake of variety and interest, it is lawful now and then to make the transactions of earth tell of the transactions of heaven; to make prosaic matters of fact—as the redeeming of this field—parables of spiritual realities. Let us so deal with this narrative. Here was— I. A POSSESSION IN AN ENEMY 'S POWER . The field, as the whole land virtually was so at that very moment. So man. II. THE LORD PROMPTING REDEMPTION . Jeremiah knew... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 32:6-15

Jeremiah showing his faith by his works. Jeremiah, as a prophet of Jehovah, had not only to utter warnings and predictions, but to show, on needful occasion, that he himself believed in them. He who would have others obey the Lord, must keep on persuading them to obedience by being prominent in obedience himself. Observe— I. HOW THE LORD PREPARES JEREMIAH AGAINST A DIFFICULTY . Hanameel, we may take it, was coming in any case with this proposition of purchase, and, but... read more

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