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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Jeremiah 46:12-28

In these verses we have, I. Confusion and terror spoken to Egypt. The accomplishment of the prediction in the former part of the chapter disabled the Egyptians from making any attempts upon other nations; for what could they do when their army was routed? But still they remained strong at home, and none of their neighbours durst make any attempts upon them. Though the kings of Egypt came no more out of their land (2 Kgs. 24:7), yet they kept safe and easy in their land; and what would they... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Jeremiah 46:13

The word that the Lord spake to Jeremiah the prophet ,.... This is a new and distinct prophecy from the former, though concerning Egypt as that; but in this they differ; the former prophecy respects only the overthrow of the Egyptian army at a certain place; this latter the general destruction of the land; and was fulfilled some years after the other; Jarchi says, according to their chronicles F7 Seder Olam Rabba, c. 26. p. 77. , in the twenty seventh year of Nebuchadnezzar's reign: ... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Jeremiah 46:13

How Nebuchadrezzar - should come and smite the land of Egypt - See on Jeremiah 44 (note). This was after Amasis had driven Pharaoh-necho into Upper Egypt. See Jeremiah 44:30 . read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Jeremiah 46:13

Verse 13 The former prophecy was respecting the slaughter of the Egyptian army, when Pharaoh came to assist the Assyrians, with whom he was then confederate. But this prophecy extends farther; for Jeremiah declares that the Egyptians themselves would have their turn; for we know even from other Prophets, that punishment had been denounced on them, (and Ezekiel pursues this subject through many chapters,) because they had, by their allurements, deceived the people of God. And God punished them... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 46:1-26

The judgment of Egypt. This is twofold, first in the defeat at Carchemish ( Jeremiah 46:1-12 ), and then in a complete overthrow of the kingdom ( Jeremiah 46:13-26 ), which Jeremiah seems to have anticipated immediately after, just as the early Christians connected the destruction of Jerusalem with the expected end of the world. Though this anticipation was not chronologically correct, the essence of the prophecy was ultimately fulfilled. The kingdom of the Pharaohs has passed away. ... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 46:1-28

(1) verses 3-6; In the first two the great event is described with poetical imagery; in the third, its cause is declared, and the irremediable completeness of its effects. The point of time assumed is immediately before the battle of Carehemish. The Egyptian army has taken up its position by the Euphrates, and Jeremiah, from his prophetic watch tower, recognizes the importance of the step. He knows that a collision of the two great powers is inevitable, and that the fortunes of his... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 46:1-28

Judgment going on from the house of God. The former chapters have shown judgment beginning at the house of God. This and the following chapters show that judgment going on. I. JUDGMENT BEGINS AT THE HOUSE OF GOD . This whole life here is more or less a time of trial. God never suffers his Church to be long at ease. But there are especial times of trial, as in persecutions, bereavements, uprisings of the power of sin. And sometimes, as in the former chapters is told, God... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 46:13

The word, etc. This verse is the heading of a new prophecy, which, however, for the reason already mentioned (see introduction to this chapter), is not to be regarded as entirely independent of the preceding prophecy, but rather as a supplement (just as Isaiah 18:1-7 , though not in strict sequence to Isaiah 17:12-14 , is yet a supplement to it). The heading does not expressly state when the prophecy was written, but from the mention of Nebuchadnezzar, both in the heading and in the... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Jeremiah 46:13

A new prophecy, foretelling the successful invasion of Egypt by Nebuchadnezzar, has been appended to the hymn of triumph, because they both relate to the same kingdom. This prophecy was probably spoken in Egypt to warn the Jews there, that the country which they were so obstinately determined to make their refuge would share the fate of their native land.How ... should come - Or, concerning the coming “of Nebuchadrezzar.” read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Jeremiah 46:13

Jeremiah 46:13. The word that the Lord spake, &c. Here begins the second prophecy against Egypt, the exact time of the delivery of which we have no means of ascertaining; but the desolation foretold in it is undoubtedly the same with that predicted by Ezekiel, chaps. 29., 30., 31., 32. And this came to pass in the twenty-seventh year of Jehoiachin’s captivity, that is, the sixteenth year after the destruction of Jerusalem, as may be collected from Ezekiel 29:17, where Nebuchadnezzar’s... read more

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