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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Jeremiah 26:10

 

 

When the officials of Judah heard these things, they came up from the king's house to the house of the LORD and sat in the entrance of the New Gate of the LORD'S house.

Adam Clarke Commentary

The princes of Judah - The king's court; his cabinet counsellors.


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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Jeremiah 26:10". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/jeremiah-26.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

The princes of Judah - The priests could scourge a man etc., but could not then try him for his life, as the Sanhedrim subsequently did until the Romans deprived them of the power.

The new gate - That built by Jotham 2 Kings 15:35, and probably a usual place for trials.


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Jeremiah 26:10". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/jeremiah-26.html. 1870.

Coffman's Commentaries on the Bible

"And when the princes of Judah heard these things, they came up from the king's house unto the house of Jehovah; and they sat in the entry of the new gate of Jehovah's house. Then spake the priests and prophets unto the princes and unto all the people, saying, This man is worthy of death; for he hath prophesied against this city, as ye have heard with your ears."

"When the princes of Judah heard these things ..." (Jeremiah 26:10). This refers to their hearing of the commotion raised in the temple, which precipitated their prompt investigation.

"As ye have heard with your ears ..." (Jeremiah 26:11). It was not true that the princes and elders had indeed heard the alleged blasphemy of Jeremiah; and these words were directed to the bloodthirsty mob as their cue to join in the demand for Jeremiah's death. There was nothing fair about the charges of the priests and the prophets; they announced the verdict of death before they even mentioned the charges.

"The princes of Judah ..." (Jeremiah 26:10). "These, along with the elders, included all the branches of the royal family who acted as judges, and the heads of substantial families of Israel. Without these men, Jeremiah would have had only a mock-trial."[11] In our opinion, the arrival of the princes and elders was totally providential and unexpected by Jeremiah's enemies.


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Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on Jeremiah 26:10". "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/jeremiah-26.html. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1983-1999.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

When the princes of Judah heard these things,.... The tumult there was in the temple; these were the princes of the blood, or the nobles of the realm, particularly the courtiers, and who were of the king's privy council; or else the great sanhedrim, consisting of seventy persons, and were the chief court of judicature:

then they came up from the king's house to the house of the Lord; from the royal palace where they resided; by which it should seem that they were the king's courtiers, and counsellors, and officers of state; unless in those times the sanhedrim sat there; from hence they came up to the temple, where Jeremiah and the priests, &c. were, which, being built on a hill, was higher than the king's palace; and therefore are said to "come up" to it:

and sat down in the entry of the new gate of the Lord's house; as a court of judicature, to hear and try the cause between the prophet and his accusers. This gate of the temple is thought to be the higher gate, which Jotham built, 2 Kings 15:35. The Targum calls it the eastern gate; and so Kimchi says it was; and that it was called the new gate, according to the Rabbins, because there they renewed the constitutions and traditions; though he thinks the better reason is, because newly repaired, or some new building was added to it. Jarchi also says it was the eastern gate; and gives this reason for its being called new; that when Jehoiakim was carried captive, and some of the vessels of the temple, Nebuchadnezzar's army broke the eastern gate, which Zedekiah afterwards repaired, and made new; but if so, it is here called new by a prolepsis; or this account was written after that time.


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Gill, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 26:10". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/jeremiah-26.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

When the princes of Judah heard these things, then they came up from the king's house to the house of the LORD, and sat down in the entrance of the g new gate of the LORD'S [house].

(g) So called, because it was repaired by Jotham, (2 Kings 15:35).

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Jeremiah 26:10". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/jeremiah-26.html. 1599-1645.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

princes — members of the Council of State or Great Council, which took cognizance of such offenses.

heard — the clamor of the popular tumult.

came up — from the king‘s house to the temple, which stood higher than the palace.

sat — as judges, in the gate, the usual place of trying such cases.

new gate — originally built by Jotham (“the higher gate,” 2 Kings 15:35) and now recently restored.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Jeremiah 26:10". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/jeremiah-26.html. 1871-8.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

When the princes of Judah heard these things, then they came up from the king's house unto the house of the LORD, and sat down in the entry of the new gate of the LORD's house.

When — When the nobles, and other civil magistrates, heard of the tumult, they came from the king's court, where the nobles and great officers of nations usually are, to the temple.

At the entry — It was the place where their sanhedrim, who were to judge of false prophets, were wont to sit.


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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 26:10". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/jeremiah-26.html. 1765.

Calvin's Commentary on the Bible

We have said that the princes were roused by a popular clamor; nor is there a doubt but; that the king had sent them to quell the commotion. It must be especially noticed, that they were engaged in other matters, as it was seldom the case that courtiers spent their time in hearing the prophets. It is indeed true, that the occupations of those are sacred, who have the care of the commonwealth, who dispense justice, and who have to provide for the public safety; but it behoves them so to divide their time, that they may be able to consecrate some portion of it to God. But courtiers think themselves exempted by a sort of privilege, when yet the truth is more necessary for them than even for the common people; for not only the duty of the head of a family lies on each of them, but the Lord has also set them over a whole people. If, then, private men have need of being daily taught, that they may faithfully rule and guide themselves and their families, what ought to be done by those rulers who are as it were the fathers of the commonwealth? But as I have already said, such men usually exempt themselves from the yoke of the faithful.

Hence then it was, that none of the princes were present, when Jeremiah had been commanded to proclaim his message, not only on the day when few came to the Temple, but when they came from all the cities of Judah to sacrifice at Jerusalem. It was, indeed, a very shameful sign of gross contempt, that no one of the king’s counsellors appeared in the Temple, when there were present, from remote places, those whom religion and the desire to sacrifice had brought there. But he says that they came to know the cause of the commotion; for it is said, that they sat at the new gate, which some say was eastward; and they conjecture that it was called new, because it had been renewed; the king’s palace was also towards the east, and the eastern gate was his tribunal. I am disposed to embrace this opinion, that they sat at the eastern gate. (164) It now follows, —


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Calvin, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 26:10". "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/jeremiah-26.html. 1840-57.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Jeremiah 26:10 When the princes of Judah heard these things, then they came up from the king’s house unto the house of the LORD, and sat down in the entry of the new gate of the LORD’S [house].

Ver. 10. When the princes of Judah heard those things.] Pii viri sunt quibus doluit populi impietas; good men they were, saith Oecolampadius. They might be so, some of them at least; and it was well done of them here to pass an impartial sentence for the innocent prophet against the priests and people. But Pilate did so for a while for our Saviour; and these princes soon after turned Jeremiah’s cruel enemies [Jeremiah 37:15] for his plain dealing. [Jeremiah 34:1-7]

And sat down in the entry of the new gate.] The east gate, saith the Chaldee paraphrast; called the new gate because repaired by Jotham, [2 Kings 15:35] saith Lyra.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 26:10". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/jeremiah-26.html. 1865-1868.

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

Jeremiah 26:10. When the princes of Judah That is, the king's counsellors or chief officers of the state, who were also members of the Sanhedrin. By the prophets, mentioned in these verses, are meant the false prophets, who were extremely irritated against Jeremiah. The intelligent reader will observe a great similarity between the conduct of these priests and prophets towards Jeremiah, and in that of the priests, the Scribes and Pharisees, towards Jesus Christ, of whom Jeremiah was a type. See particularly Mark 14:58. Matthew 26:61.


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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on Jeremiah 26:10". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/jeremiah-26.html. 1801-1803.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

When the nobles and other civil magistrates heard of the tumult, occasioned by Jeremiah’s unpleasing prophecy, they came from the king’s court, where the nobles and great officers in nations usually are, to the temple; and sat down at the entry of the new gate in the Lord’s house. Some think it was called the new gate because repaired by Jotham, 2 Kings 15:35 2 Chronicles 27:3. Some say it was the eastern, others that it was the western gate. It was certainly the place where their sanhedrim, who were to judge of false prophets, were wont to sit.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Jeremiah 26:10". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/jeremiah-26.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

10. Princes of Judah — Probably the judicial officers who were about the palace — the germ of the sanhedrin of later times. They evidently had the power of life and death.

The new gate — Cannot be identified. The Targum says, “east gate.” It was built by Jotham, (2 Kings 15:35,) and, according to Jeremiah 36:10, was by the inner court.


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Jeremiah 26:10". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/jeremiah-26.html. 1874-1909.

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable

When the princes of Judah heard what had happened, they left the palace complex and assembled at the New Gate of the temple (cf. Jeremiah 20:2; 2 Kings 15:35). Gates were the normal sites of court sessions (cf. Genesis 23:10-20; Deuteronomy 21:19; Ruth 4:1; 2 Samuel 15:2; Proverbs 31:23; Amos 5:10-12). The exact location of the New (Benjamin, Altar, Upper, North) Gate is unknown, though it was an opening in the barrier that separated the outer and inner courtyards on the north side of the temple (cf. Jeremiah 36:10; Ezekiel 8:3; Ezekiel 8:5; Ezekiel 9:2). [Note: See the diagram of the temple near20:2 above.]


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Constable, Thomas. DD. "Commentary on Jeremiah 26:10". "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/jeremiah-26.html. 2012.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

new gate. The Targum takes this to be the east gate.

house. Some codices, with Aramaean, Syriac, and Vulgate, read this word "house" in the text.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Jeremiah 26:10". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/jeremiah-26.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

When the princes of Judah heard these things, then they came up from the king's house unto the house of the LORD, and sat down in the entry of the new gate of the LORD's house.

When the princes - members of the Council of State, or great council, which took cognizance of such offences.

Heard these things - the clamour of the popular tumult.

They came up - from the king's house to the temple, which stood higher than the palace.

Sat - as judges, in the gate, the usual place of trying such cases.

The new gate - originally built by Jotham (2 Kings 15:35, "the higher gate"), and now recently restored.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Jeremiah 26:10". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/jeremiah-26.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(10) When the princes of Judah heard these things . . .—The princes appear not to have been present when the words were spoken. The report was carried to them as they sat in council with the king, and they came down to the Temple and took their place, to watch and listen what would come next. They went apparently by what was known as the king’s entry into the Temple (2 Kings 16:18), the high gate which had been built by Jotham (2 Chronicles 27:3), from which they could command a view of the crowds in the Temple court. (See Note on Jeremiah 22:2). One of them, in all probability, was Ahikam, the son of Shaphan (Jeremiah 26:24). As in Jeremiah 36:19; Jeremiah 36:25, the princes are less bitterly hostile than the priests.


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 26:10". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/jeremiah-26.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

When the princes of Judah heard these things, then they came up from the king's house unto the house of the LORD, and sat down in the entry of the new gate of the LORD'S house.
the princes
16,17,24; 34:19; 36:12-19,25; 37:14-16; 38:4-6; Ezekiel 22:6,27
in the entry
or, at the door. the new.
36:10; 2 Kings 15:35

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jeremiah 26:10". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/jeremiah-26.html.

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