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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Jeremiah 15



Verse 1

Then: or, And.

Moses and Samuel. See Psalms 99:6 and Ezekiel 14:14 (where other names are thus connected).

Moses. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 17:11; Exodus 32:11. Numbers 14:13).

Samuel. Compare 1 Samuel 7:9; 1 Samuel 8:6; 1 Samuel 12:16-23.

My mind = My soul. Hebrew My nephesh. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia.

Verse 2

Such as are for death, &c. See notes on Jeremiah 43:9-11. 2 Samuel 12:31; 2 Samuel 8:2. Compare Revelation 13:10.

Verse 3

I will appoint, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 26:16).

Verse 4

to be removed, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 28:25, the same word).

because of Manasseh. See 2 Kings 21:3, &c.

Verse 5

how thou doest? = of thy welfare?

Verse 7

gates. Put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Part), for cities, or for the outlets of the land.

children = sons.

Verse 8

above, &c. Figure of speech Hyperbole.

the sand of the seas. Figure of speech Paroemia.

young men: choice ones, or warriors.

him to fall upon it . . . and terrors upon the city = I have let fall upon her (the mother), suddenly, anguish and terror. To this, one MS. (Harley, 5720, British Museum) adds: "Woe unto us! for the day declineth, for the shadows of the evening are stretched out", as in Ch. Jeremiah 6:4.

Verse 9

seven = the seven. Not even these will suffice.

given up the ghost = breathed out her soul. Hebrew. nephesh.

deliver = give.

Verse 10

lent on usury. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 22:25). App-92.

Verse 11

The LORD said = Jehovah said. This formula, as commencing a sentence, occurs only here and Jeremiah 46:25. It is adopted only in Luke 11:39; Luke 12:42; Luke 18:6; Luke 22:31.

thy: i.e. Israel"s.

evil. Hebrew. ra a". App-44.

Verse 12

steel = bronze.

Verse 13

sins. Hebrew. chata". App-44.

Verse 14

make thee to pass with thine enemies into. Some codices, with Septuagint and Syriac, read "make thee serve with thine enemies in". Compare Jeremiah 17:4.

a fire is kindled, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 32:22).

Verse 15

revenge = avenge.

rebuke = reproach.

Verse 16

found = discovered. In the eighteenth year of Josiah 513 B.C. Hebrew. maza". Not used of revelation. Reference to 2 Kings 22:8. 2 Chronicles 34:14, 2 Chronicles 34:15.

I am called by Thy name = Thy name was called upon me. Only those thus called feed upon Jehovah"s words, and suffer reproach (Jeremiah 15:15. Compare John 17:14).

O LORD God of hosts. See note on Jeremiah 5:14, and 1 Samuel 1:3.

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.

Verse 17

mockers = merry-makers.

hand. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), for guidance.

Verse 18

a liar = a deceitful [brook]. The Ellipsis, to be supplied from next clause, as a brook that disappointeth. Compare Job 6:20.

Verse 19

stand before Me: i.e. as My servant. Compare 1 Kings 18:15. 2 Kings 3:14.

take forth the precious, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 10:10).

Verse 20

I will make thee, &c. Compare Jeremiah 1:18, Jeremiah 1:19; Jeremiah 6:27,

deliver = rescue. Not the same word as in Jeremiah 15:9.

Verse 21

the wicked = wicked ones. Hebrew. ra"im (plural) App-44.

redeem: i.e. by power. Hebrew padah. Exodus 6:6 with Exodus 13:13.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Jeremiah 15:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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