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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Jeremiah 33:1-9

Observe here, I. The date of this comfortable prophecy which God entrusted Jeremiah with. It is not exact in the time, only that it was after that in the foregoing chapter, when things were still growing worse and worse; it was the second time. God speaketh once, yea, twice, for the encouragement of his people. We are not only so disobedient that we have need of precept upon precept to bring us to our duty, but so distrustful that we have need of promise upon promise to bring us to our... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Jeremiah 33:4

For thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel ,.... The destruction of Jerusalem by the Chaldeans, which was now fulfilling, is here mentioned as a pledge of the accomplishment of spiritual blessings after spoken of; and to assure the prophet, that as he would with his own eyes see the fulfilment of the prophecies he had delivered out in the name of the Lord concerning that, so likewise as certainly would the other be brought to pass: concerning the houses of this city, and concerning the... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Jeremiah 33:4

Thus saith the Lord - This is a new confirmation of what has already been said, viz., The city shall fall, a number of the inhabitants shall perish, the rest shall be carried into captivity; but the nation shall be preserved, and the people return from their captivity. read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Jeremiah 33:4

Verse 4 He now expresses what these hidden things were, As to the houses, he says, (so it is literally) thus saith Jehovah, the God of Israel, as to the houses of this city, and as to the houses of the kings of Judah The proposition; על, upon, often means with regard to, concerning. He names the houses of the kings, for the kings of Judah were not satisfied, as it is well known, with one palace, but had many houses without the city. As to the houses, he says, which had been thrown down This is... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 33:4

By the mounts, and by the sword; rather, because of the mounds (see on Jeremiah 32:24 ) and because of the weapons of war. The latter are the warlike instruments used by the besiegers from their batteries or breastworks. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 33:4-9

The houses of Jerusalem, destroyed by the engines of the besiegers or filled with dead bodies, shall be restored; the captives shall be brought back; their sins shall be forgiven, and God be glorified. read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Jeremiah 33:4

By ... by - Rather, against ... against. As the works of the enemy approached the walls, houses were pulled down to build inner fortifications. Swords are mentioned in Ezekiel 26:9 (translated, axes), as used for breaking down the towers in the walls. See Jeremiah 5:17, note. read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Jeremiah 33:4-5

Jeremiah 33:4-5. Thus saith the Lord concerning the houses of this city Not excepting those of the kings of Judah, thrown down by the mounts Namely, by the battering engines placed upon the mounts, which were raised against the walls of the city; and by the sword By the violence of war. The Hebrew word generally rendered sword may mean any instrument of iron, and particularly such as were used in demolishing any building. It is rendered a mattock by our translators, 2 Chronicles 24:6,... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Jeremiah 33:1-26

The nation restored (33:1-26)After this reassurance, God encourages Jeremiah to ask for further revelations of his plans for his people (3:1-3). Because of his imprisonment, Jeremiah may not know what is happening in and around the city. God shows him that the people of Jerusalem are desperate. They are demolishing houses and palaces in order to obtain materials to strengthen the city walls against the enemy’s battering rams. But they are wasting their time, as the city is going to be destroyed... read more

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