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Jeremiah 27:22

 

 

`They will be carried to Babylon and they will be there until the day I visit them,' declares the LORD. `Then I will bring them back and restore them to this place.' "

Adam Clarke Commentary

They shall be carried to Babylon - Far from those already taken being brought back, those which now remain shall be carried thither, unless ye submit to the Chaldeans. They did not submit, and the prophecy was literally fulfilled; see Jeremiah 52:17-23; 2 Kings 25:13, 2 Chronicles 36:18.


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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Jeremiah 27:22". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/jeremiah-27.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

They shall be carried to Babylon,.... As they were; and of which, with others, there is a particular account in 2 Kings 25:13;

and there shall they be until the day that I visit them, saith to the Lord; the Chaldeans in a way of wrath, and the Jews in a way of grace and favour; which was at the end of the seventy years' captivity; and so long the vessels of the sanctuary continued there; here we read of them as in use the very night that Belshazzar was slain, and Babylon taken, Daniel 5:2;

then will I bring them up, and restore them to this place; which was fulfilled when the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus, king of Persia to give leave to the Jews to return to their own land, and rebuild their temple; and at the same time delivered into the hands of Sheshbazzar, prince of Judah, the vessels of the temple, Ezra 1:1.


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Gill, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 27:22". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/jeremiah-27.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

They shall be carried to Babylon, and there shall they be until the day that I visit h them, saith the LORD; then will I bring them up, and restore them to this place.

(h) That is, for the space of seventy years till I have caused the Medes and Persians to overcome the Chaldeans.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Jeremiah 27:22". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/jeremiah-27.html. 1599-1645.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

I visit them — in wrath by Cyrus (Jeremiah 32:5). In seventy years from the first carrying away of captives in Jehoiachin‘s reign (Jeremiah 29:10; 2 Chronicles 36:21).

restore them — by the hand of Cyrus (Ezra 1:7). By Artaxerxes (Ezra 7:19).


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Jeremiah 27:22". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/jeremiah-27.html. 1871-8.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Jeremiah 27:22 They shall be carried to Babylon, and there shall they be until the day that I visit them, saith the LORD then will I bring them up, and restore them to this place.

Ver. 22. Until the day that I visit them.] Till by my providence I appoint a great part of them to be brought back again, and to be new consecrated to my service. [Ezra 1:7; Ezra 7:19]


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 27:22". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/jeremiah-27.html. 1865-1868.

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary

REFLECTIONS

PAUSE Reader! and behold the wretched state of false prophets! for the wretched hire of this world's favor, and to please men, what will they not do. Though the Lord sent his faithful servant Jeremiah, both to the nations around and to Judah, with assurance that the King of Babylon should come, and take them away into captivity; yet allured by those false prophesiers of deceit, they were lulled to their ruin, and put off all consideration of the evil day, until the tremendous event came upon them. Pause Reader! and then ask, is it not too often the case now? Doth not the gospel of salvation uniformly denounce evil upon all unrighteousness and ungodliness of men! Are not we assured again and again, that by the deeds of the law no flesh can be justified in God's sight: and that nothing but the blood of Christ can cleanse from all sin? How are these truths received by the great mass of men? Are they not considered by them as idle tales, and believed not? Oh! for grace, and the teachings of the Holy Spirit, to bring them home to the heart, and to rivet them on the mind. Blessed Jesus! take thy cause into thine own Almighty hand. Bring down every rebellious, every self-aspiring thought; and cause every knee to bow to thee, and to the sovereignty of thy power, until thou hast subdued the nations to the sceptre of thy grace, and made all confess, that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father. Amen.


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Hawker, Robert, D.D. "Commentary on Jeremiah 27:22". "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/jeremiah-27.html. 1828.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

They shall be carried to Babylon, and there shall they be: see the fulfilling of this prophecy, 2 Kings 25:13-15,2 Chronicles 36:18; and that they abode in Babylon till the end of the captivity, appeareth from Daniel 5:2, where we read of Belshazzar’s sending for them to drink wine in at his fatal feast.

Until the day that I visit them; that is, until the expiration of the time of the Jewish captivity, which was seventy years.

Then will I bring them up, and restore them to this place; the fulfilling of that part of the prophecy we have Ezra 1:7-11, in these words, Also Cyrus the king brought forth the vessels of the house of the Lord, which Nebuchadnezzar had brought forth out of Jerusalem, and had put them in the house of his gods; even those did Cyrus king of Persia bring forth by the hand of Mithredath the treasurer, and numbered them unto Sheshbazzar, the prince of Judah. And this is the number of them: thirty chargers of gold, a thousand chargers of silver, nine and twenty knives, thirty basons of gold, silver basons of a second sort four hundred and ten, and other vessels a thousand. All the vessels of gold and of silver were five thousand and four hundred. All these did Sheshbazzar bring up with them of the captivity that were brought up from Babylon to Jerusalem. So punctually was Jeremiah’s prophecy in this place fulfilled, and so exactly doth one part of holy writ agree with another, which are great arguments to prove the Divine authority of the Holy Scriptures.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Jeremiah 27:22". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/jeremiah-27.html. 1685.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

then will I bring them up. Fulfilled by Cyrus (Ezra 1:7; Ezra 5:13, Ezra 5:14).


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Jeremiah 27:22". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/jeremiah-27.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

They shall be carried to Babylon, and there shall they be until the day that I visit them, saith the LORD then will I bring them up, and restore them to this place.

Until the day that I visit them - until I visit the Babylonians in wrath by Cyrus (Jeremiah 32:5). In 70 years from the first carrying away of captives in Jehoiachin's reign (Jeremiah 29:10; 2 Chronicles 36:21).

I will restore them - "the vessels" of the temple, by the hand of Cyrus (Ezra 1:7) through Sheshbazzar the prince of Judah; also subsequently by Artaxerxes (Ezra 7:19) through Ezra.

Remarks:

(1) How futile it is to attempt to resist the will of God. God, who has made the earth and all things therein, by "His great power and His outstretched arm," can give it to whomsoever He pleases (Jeremiah 27:5). We must not, therefore, resist the authority which He has delegated to human rulers, but cheerfully submit.

(2) It is true we see power often in the hands of bad men; but God has His own all-wise purposes to serve, and our part is to believe He doeth all things well, and will make what is dark now, clear at last, if we but wait in patient faith.

`Blind unbelief is sure to err, And scan God's work in vain; God is His own interpreter, And He will make it plain.'

(3) The day of God's wrathful visitation of the proud oppressor, whom God has exalted for a time, is coming at last (Jeremiah 27:7; Jeremiah 27:22). Meanwhile we may judge how inferior in value are worldly riches and grandeur to the true riches, from the fact that often God gives the largest measure of the former to unbelievers.

(4) By a meek spirit, by quietness, and by a contented resignation to circumstances which we cannot alter, we may turn a cross into a blessing. Many would have escaped destroying providences had they submitted to humbling providences. It is better to take up a light cross that God puts in our way, than to pull down a heavier one on our head by impatience and impotent fretfulness. It would have been better for the Jews to have submitted to Nebuchadnezzar's yoke, as appointed by God, and so to have remained in their own land, than by their rebellion to bring on themselves their expulsion from it, and lengthened exile in Babylon (Jeremiah 27:10). In resisting Nebuchadnezzar, after the warning of God, they virtually rushed upon their own destruction. O that sinners would submit to the light yoke (Jeremiah 27:2) of Messiah, to whom the Father hath given power over all nations, and over the beasts of the field (Psalms 2:1-12 and Psalms 8:6-8 : cf. Genesis 2:19-20), rather than "die" (Jeremiah 27:13) by the vain effort to "break His hands asunder (Psalms 2:3), and to cast away His cords from them." Rather let them "cast away from them all their transgressions, and make them a new heart and a new spirit." For God saith-now saith-as He did to Israel of old, "Why will ye die?" (Ezekiel 18:31.) Why should you die the second death, infinitely worse than that "by sword, famine, and pestilence?" (Jeremiah 27:13.)

(5) What a grievous responsibility they incur who, by false promises of safety, without regeneration and conversion, flatter sinners to their ruin (Jeremiah 27:15-18). They and their dupes shall perish together, but especial woe awaits those by whom the offence came; they shall be beaten with many stripes.

(6) There is hope to the Church in her days of great est depression. Though one's lot be cast in times of her affliction, he must not despair, but confidently expect that, if not in his time, at least in God's own good time, better days are in store for the Church, and through her for the world. Her holy vessels shall be restored as at the first (Jeremiah 27:22), believing ministers and people, about to be "vessels of honour, sanctified and meet for the Master's use" (2 Timothy 2:21).


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Jeremiah 27:22". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/jeremiah-27.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(22) They shall be carried to Babylon.—The fulfilment of the prediction is recorded in 2 Kings 25:13-17.

Until the day that I visit them.—The date is not given definitely, but seventy years had been already named as the period between the plunder and the restoration (Jeremiah 25:12). Here the undefined vagueness of “the day that I will visit them” is contrasted with the equally indefinite but more exciting “shortly” of the false prophets (Jeremiah 27:16).


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 27:22". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/jeremiah-27.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

They shall be carried to Babylon, and there shall they be until the day that I visit them, saith the LORD; then will I bring them up, and restore them to this place.
carried
29:10; 34:5; 52:17-21; 2 Kings 24:13-17; 2 Chronicles 36:17,18; Daniel 5:1-4,23
until
25:11,12; 29:10; 32:5; 2 Chronicles 36:21-23; Ezra 1:1-5; Proverbs 21:30; Daniel 9:2
then
Ezra 1:7,11; 5:13-15; 7:9,19

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jeremiah 27:22". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/jeremiah-27.html.

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