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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Jeremiah 33:17-26

Three of God's covenants, that of royalty with David and his seed, that of the pri 33b3 esthood with Aaron and his seed, and that of Peculiarity with Abraham and his seed, seemed to be all broken and lost while the captivity lasted; but it is here promised that, notwithstanding that interruption and discontinuance for a time, they shall all three take place again, and the true intents and meaning of them all shall be abundantly answered in the New Testament blessings, typified by those... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Jeremiah 33:21

Then may also my covenant be broken with David my servant ,.... A type of the Messiah, with whom the covenant of grace is made, stands fast, and will never be broken; see Psalm 89:3 ; for, as the other is impossible, the breaking of the covenant with day and night, or hindering the certain rotation of them; so likewise as impossible is the breaking of the covenant with David concerning the perpetuity of his kingdom in the Messiah: that he should not have a son to reign upon his throne... read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Jeremiah 33:21

Verse 21 Hence he says, There shall be abolished my covenant with David my servant, that he should not be my son, etc. He repeats what he had said, even that it could not be but that the posterity of David should obtain the kingdom, which we know has been fulfilled in Christ. The throne of David he now calls what he had named before as the throne of the house of Israel; but he means the same thing. It is called the throne of the house of Israel, because the king and the people are relatively... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 33:14-26

These verses are omitted in the Septuagint, and some leading critics think that both the style and the contents point to a different author from our prophet. In particular it is urged that the promise of a multitude of Levites and of descendants of David is isolated among the prophecies of Jeremiah, who elsewhere speaks of a single great representative of David as the object of pious hope, and of the intercourse between Jehovah and his people as being closer and more immediate than under the... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 33:19-22

The covenant of God permanent as the laws of nature. A curious inversion of Genesis 8:22 , but very instructive. There, what is considered by the secular mind as secured by the laws of matter operating mechanically, is declared as a promise, and consequently as dependent upon the good will and gracious purpose of God; here, what appears at first to be within the power of one or both parties to it, is stated to be as absolute and permanent as if it were not a moral engagement but a... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 33:19-26

Nature's aids to faith. We see faith and science flung into conflict. In the Bible they not only harmonize, but science is regarded as a stay to faith, and nature, instead of being treated as a hindrance to faith, is repeatedly called in to strengthen it. As science advances old formulae are necessarily discarded. But may we not approach the difficulties of our age in the spirit of the Bible, and hope for some large synthesis which shall restore the old relation of science as the handmaid... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 33:20-22

The constant, regular succession of day and night is an emblem of the equally regular supply of royal descendants of David and of Levitical priests, and the countless grains of sand are symbolic of the wonderful increase of their numbers. At first sight the latter part of the promise seems a little unlike a blessing. But we have seen already (on Jeremiah 19:3 ) that the members of the various branches of the royal family probably occupied the principal offices of the state, and the prophet... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Jeremiah 33:21-22

This promise also has been not literally, but spiritually fulfilled, for in this sense only have the seed of David and the Levites been multiplied. read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Jeremiah 33:20-21

Jeremiah 33:20-21. If you can break my covenant of the day and of the night Called the ordinances of the day and night, Jeremiah 31:35-36. Then may also my covenant be broken with David and with the Levites A promise this, that the kingdom of Christ and a Christian ministry shall continue in the church to the end of time. And as his kingdom shall have no end, (Luke 1:32-33,) the words may also be construed as extending to the eternal state, in which, as Christ shall reign in glory... read more

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