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Jeremiah 37:14

 

 

But Jeremiah said, "A lie! I am not going over to the Chaldeans"; yet he would not listen to him. So Irijah arrested Jeremiah and brought him to the officials.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

The princes - Not the noblemen trained in the days of Josiah and Jeremiah‘s friends Jeremiah 26:16, but those described in Jeremiah 24:8. They assumed that the accusation was true; they first scourged and then imprisoned Jeremiah.


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:14". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/jeremiah-37.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Then said Jeremiah, it is false,.... Or a "falsehood"F11שקר "mendacium est", Vatablus; "falsitas, calumnia", Schmidt. ; as undoubtedly it was;

I fall not away to the Chaldeans; for the Chaldean army was gone from the city; nor did Jeremiah like so well to be with an idolatrous people; for after the city was taken, when Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard gave him his choice, either to go with him to Babylon, where he promised to take care of him; or to go to Gedaliah, who was made governor of Judah; he chose rather to be with him, and his poor company:

but he hearkened not to him; would not hear his defence, or however would not give any credit to it, being unwilling to let slip this opportunity of doing him ill will:

so Irijah took Jeremiah, and brought him to the princes; the princes of Zedekiah's court, or the princes of the people, the civil magistrates; or it may be the great sanhedrim, who he knew had no good disposition towards the prophet.


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Gill, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:14". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/jeremiah-37.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Jeremiah 37:14 Then said Jeremiah, [It is] false; I fall not away to the Chaldeans. But he hearkened not to him: so Irijah took Jeremiah, and brought him to the princes.

Ver. 14. Then said Jeremiah, It is false.] Satanae pectus mendaciis faecundissimum est. (a) It is no news for innocence to be slandered, and to go with a scratched face.

But he hearkened not unto him.] Right or wrong, he must come before the princes, who do also handle the good prophet very coarsely.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:14". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/jeremiah-37.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Though Jeremiah, as the Lord’s prophet, faithfully revealed the will of God, that the Chaldeans should take the city, to warn the people (if possible) to prevent it by solemn addresses unto God, or at least to prevent what mischief might be prevented by a timely surrender to the king of Babylon, yet he had no design to fly to them; he was so far from delighting in their company, that when the city was taken, and the captain of the guard offered him either to go along with him to Babylon, promising to look well to him, Jeremiah 40:4,5, or to go back to Gedaliah, whom the king of Babylon had left as deputy governor in Judea, he chose rather to go and dwell under Gedaliah’s government in a poor condition, than to mend his commons in an idolatrous country: but the captain would not believe him, but carrieth him before the princes.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:14". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/jeremiah-37.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

14. The princes — These were not the men who had twice before espoused the cause of Jeremiah. Chaps. 26 and 36. Probably those had been carried away with Jeconiah, and their places were now filled by men less worthy.


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:14". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/jeremiah-37.html. 1874-1909.

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable

Jeremiah denied the charge but to no avail. Irijah took him prisoner and brought him before the city officials.


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Constable, Thomas. DD. "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:14". "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/jeremiah-37.html. 2012.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Beat him, as a traitor and fugitive. --- Prison, very deep, ver. 19. (Calmet)


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:14". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/jeremiah-37.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

princes. Named in Jeremiah 38:1; none of whom had been favourable to Jeremiah in the days of Jehoiakim (Jeremiah 26:16).


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:14". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/jeremiah-37.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

Then said Jeremiah, It is false; I fall not away to the Chaldeans. But he hearkened not to him: so Irijah took Jeremiah, and brought him to the princes.

No JFB commentary on this verse.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:14". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/jeremiah-37.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(14) Irijah took Jeremiah, and brought him to the princes.—These were probably, as a body, identical with those named in Jeremiah 36:12, but the party opposed to the prophet were now apparently stronger than they had been. Neither they nor Irijah would listen to the prophet’s denial of the accusation. The fact that the siege had been raised by the Chaldæans may have given fresh strength to the party of resistance. Possibly also many of the prophet’s friends had shared the captivity of Jehoiakim.


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:14". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/jeremiah-37.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Then said Jeremiah, It is false; I fall not away to the Chaldeans. But he hearkened not to him: so Irijah took Jeremiah, and brought him to the princes.
said
40:4-6; Nehemiah 6:8; Psalms 27:12; 35:11; 52:1,2; Matthew 5:11,12; Luke 6:22,23,26; 1 Peter 3:16; 4:14-16
false
Heb. falsehood. or, a lie.

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:14". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/jeremiah-37.html.

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