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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Jeremiah 44:20-30

Daring sinners may speak many a bold word and many a big word, but, after all, God will have the last word; for he will be justified when he speaks, and all flesh, even the proudest, shall be silent before him. Prophets may be run down, but God cannot; nay, here the prophet would not. I. Jeremiah has something to say to them from himself, which he could say without a spirit of prophecy, and that was to rectify their mistake (a wilful mistake it was) concerning the calamities they had been... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Jeremiah 44:26

Therefore hear ye the word of the Lord, all Judah that dwell in the land of Egypt ,.... See Gill on Jeremiah 44:24 ; since you have made your vows, and will perform them, I will take an oath, and abide by it: behold, I have sworn by my great name, saith the Lord ; by his name Jehovah, which is incommunicable, and expressive of his eternity and immutability; or by himself, his name being himself, and than which he can swear by no greater, Hebrews 6:13 ; that my name shall no more... read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Jeremiah 44:26

Verse 26 Hear ye now, he says, the word of Jehovah, etc. By these words, as I have already hinted, he intimates, that they could gain nothing by their insolence, except that they would thereby provoke God, who on the other hand did set up his own power against them. Thus, then, saith Jehovah, Behold, I have sworn by my great name, etc. As they had so often disregarded God speaking to them, he confirmed by an oath what he was going to say. Had he only threatened, they might have as usual... 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 44:26

My Name shall no more be named. Because no Jews will be left alive in Egypt. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 44:26-28

The danger of corrupting true religion. God has from the beginning been solicitous for the purity of his revelation and worship. He would never suffer his ordinances to be tampered with, or share his honour with other gods. "Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve" ( Deuteronomy 6:13 ; Luke 4:8 ). I. IT HAS BEEN GUARDED BY AWFUL SANCTIONS . Frequently in Old Testament history the death penalty was inflicted upon spiritual pretenders, false... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Jeremiah 44:24-30

Earnest as was the preceding expostulation, Jeremiah sees that it has produced no effect. He therefore utters his last warning, and with this last resistance to the sins of a debased and godless people, his earthly ministry closed.Jeremiah 44:25And fulfilled with your hand - Your hands. Jeremiah pointed to their hands, in which they were carrying the crescent-shaped cakes which they had vowed to the goddess. Their idolatry therefore was an accomplished deed, as the symbols held in their hands... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Jeremiah 44:24-28

Jeremiah 44:24-28. Jeremiah said, Hear all Judah that are in the land of Egypt That is, all you men and women that belong to Judah, and are now come to dwell in Egypt; ye and your wives have spoken The Hebrew word תדברנה , rendered have spoken, is of the feminine gender, and implies that the women were first and principally concerned in this idolatry, and that the men’s guilt lay chiefly in conniving at them, and suffering themselves to be seduced by them; saying, We will surely perform... read more

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