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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Jeremiah 44:1-14

The Jews in Egypt were now dispersed into various parts of the country, into Migdol, and Noph, and other places, and Jeremiah was sent on an errand from God to them, which he delivered either when he had the most of them together in Pathros (Jer. 44:15) or going about from place to place preaching to this purport. He delivered this message in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, and in it, I. God puts them in mind of the desolations of Judah and Jerusalem, which, though the... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Jeremiah 44:14

So that none of the remnant of Judah ,.... Which were left in the land of Judea after the captivity: which are gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall escape or remain ; escape either the sword, or the famine, or the pestilence, or remain in the land of Egypt, or in the land of the living; so general should be the destruction: that they should return into the land of Judah, to the which they have a desire to return there ; or, "have lift up their souls F2 מנשאים את... read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Jeremiah 44:14

Verse 14 The Prophet seems to be inconsistent with himself; for at the beginning of the verse he says that there would be no residue, but at the end he adds an exception, that there would be few alive, who would flee, and, by some miracle, escape from death. Some take this view, that none of the ungodly despisers would remain, but that some would yet be preserved alive, even those who had been drawn there against their own will, such as Jeremiah, Baruch, and such as were like them. But this... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 44:1-14

Accusation brought against the obstinately idolatrous people. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 44:1-14

( vide Jeremiah 43:8-13 ). The condition of hardened sinners desperate. I. WHY IS IT SO ? 1 . Because repeated warnings have been rejected. ( Jeremiah 44:4 , Jeremiah 44:5 .) These have been inspired and infallible. Had they believed ever so little they might have trusted implicitly what was spoken, accompanied as it was with such miraculous credentials. We, in these last times, have had the Lord himself. He has revealed the heart of the Father. 2 . Because... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 44:1-30

Jeremiah's last sermon. There are other prophecies of Jeremiah recorded in this book in the chapters that remain, but this discourse is the last that we know of his delivering. And with it the curtain falls upon this great prophet of God; upon Baruch, his beloved companion and helper; and upon the wretched Jews for whose good he had laboured, but in vain. A long interval separates it from that in the previous chapter; for we see the people not now at Tahpanhes, at the border of Egypt, but... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 44:1-30

The end of Jeremiah; or, going down in clouds. With this chapter Jeremiah disappears from view. The sadness which surrounded his first ministry accompanies it to the last and deepens at its close; like a sunset in clouds, going down in darkness and storm, The path along which he had been led had been via crucis, a via dolorosa indeed; a lifelong tragedy, an unceasing pain. We can only hope that death came soon to him after his recorded history closes. We have seen him torn from his... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 44:11-14

The doom on those making sure of safety in Egypt. I. A FIXED RESOLUTION . The obstinate self-will of man brings into relief the inflexibility of the righteous judgments of God. The remnant of Judah set their faces to go into the land of Egypt to sojourn there. What, then, is to be expected but that Jehovah should set his face against them? The more self-will becomes a power in the life, the more nearly does it move in direct opposition to him who is the true Sovereign and... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 44:14

They have a desire; literally, they lift up their soul (comp. Jeremiah 22:27 ). read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Jeremiah 44:14

Literally, “And there shall not be to the remnant of Judah, which are going to sojourn there in the land of Egypt, one that escapes or remains etc.” The word rendered “escapes” means one who slips away, saves himself by a stealthy flight Genesis 14:13; the word “remains,” one who survives when all the rest perish Job 18:19. Of all those now going down to Egypt none shall return to Judaea except a few miserable fugitives, who shall steal away as men who flee in battle 2 Samuel 19:3. For really... read more

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