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Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Jeremiah 44:11-14

Jeremiah 44:11-14. I will set my face against you for evil See note on Jeremiah 21:10. And I will take Or, I will take away, namely, by destruction; the remnant of Judah, &c. The direful punishments denounced against those who went to Egypt were not denounced because it was a sin in itself for the Jews to leave their country, and seek a securer habitation in Egypt, but because, in so doing, they showed their distrust of God’s power or goodness, as if he were not able or willing to... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Jeremiah 44:1-30

Message to the Judeans in Egypt (44:1-30)Once they had settled down in Egypt, the Judeans soon copied Egyptian religious practices. Jeremiah begins his warnings to them with the reminder of what happened to Jerusalem. The city was destroyed and the people of Judah sent into Babylonian exile because of their false religion and idolatry (44:1-6). Yet the Judeans who escaped to Egypt have not heeded the lesson. God had promised to preserve a minority of the people taken captive to Babylon, but he... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Jeremiah 44:14

have a desire = lift up their soul. Hebrew. nephesh, App-13 . read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - Jeremiah 44:14

Jeremiah 44:14. So that none, &c.— Houbigant renders the last clause, Nor shall they return, except a few who shall escape. It is evident from Jer 44:28 that some Jews were to escape the general destruction in Egypt, and to return into their own country, although but a few; and the same thing is implied in the latter sentence of this verse. But the former part of this verse excludes out of the number of escapers every individual of those that were called properly, the remnant of Judah,... read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Jeremiah 44:14

14. none . . . shall escape . . . that they should return, c.—The Jews had gone to Egypt with the idea that a return to Judea, which they thought hopeless to their brethren in Babylon, would be an easy matter to themselves in Egypt: the exact reverse should happen in the case of each respectively. The Jews whom God sent to Babylon were there weaned from idolatry, and were restored those who went to Egypt by their perverse will were hardened in idolatry, and perished there. have a... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Jeremiah 44:13-14

The Lord would punish His people in Egypt, as He had punished them in Judah, with: warfare, starvation, and disease. All but a few refugees-of the remnant who had fled to Egypt to live there temporarily and then return to Judah-would die in Egypt. They would not return to the Promised Land. Thus this judgment had as its focus those who fled to Egypt for temporary asylum, not all the Jews who had moved there earlier and had made it their permanent home.The Jews then responded to Jeremiah’s... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Jeremiah 44:1-30

Jeremiah’s Latest Prophecy (after 586 b.c.). (The prophecies against the Gentile nations (Jeremiah 46-51) were mostly uttered after the battle of Carchemish, 605 b.c.)He denounces the unabated idolatry which still characterised the people now that they dwelt in Egypt. Their experience of suffering had taught them nothing.1-10. Jeremiah’s countrymen rebuked.1. Migdol] on the northern boundary of Egypt. For Noph and Tahpanhes see on Jeremiah 2:16.8. The works of your hands] i.e. your idols. Might... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Jeremiah 44:14

(14) To the which they have a desire to return.—Literally, unto which they lift up their souls to return. The words are significant as showing that the exiles still cherished the hope of getting back to the land of their fathers.None shall return but such as shall escape.—The words seem at first a truism, but they imply that the escape would be difficult. The formula seems to have been not uncommon (Ezekiel 7:16). In Jeremiah 44:28 we have the fact more definitely stated: there should be, as in... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - Jeremiah 44:1-30

CHAPTER XVTHE QUEEN OF HEAVENJeremiah 44:1-30"Since we left off burning incense and offering libations to the Queen of Heaven, we have been in want of everything, and have been consumed by the sword and the famine."- Jeremiah 44:18THE Jewish exiles in Egypt still retained a semblance of national life, and were bound together by old religious ties. Accordingly we read that they came together from their different settlements-from Migdol and Tahpanhes on the northeastern frontier, from Noph or... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - Jeremiah 44:1-30

CHAPTER 44 1. The message to the Jews (Jeremiah 44:1-10 ) 2. Their punishment (Jeremiah 44:11-14 ) 3. Worshipping the queen of heaven (Jeremiah 44:15-19 ) 4. Jehovah’s answer (Jeremiah 44:20-28 ) 5. The sign: Pharaoh-Hophra’s Defeat (Jeremiah 44:29-30 ) Jeremiah 44:1-10 . The message is concerning all the Jews who were now dwelling in Egypt. Besides being in Tahpanhes, they were also in Noph (Memphis) and in Pathros, which was in the upper Egypt. Not long ago ancient papyri in... read more

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