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Jeremiah 37:2

 

 

But neither he nor his servants nor the people of the land listened to the words of the LORD which He spoke through Jeremiah the prophet.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

But neither he, nor his servants, nor the people of the land,.... The king, his courtiers and subjects the royal family, nobility, and common people; they were all degenerate and corrupt. Jarchi observes, that Jehoiakim was wicked, and his people righteous; and that Zedekiah was righteous, and his people wicked but he seems to found his character on that single action of taking Jeremiah out of prison; whereas, according to this account, king and people were all wicked: for neither one or other

did hearken unto the words of the Lord, which he spake by Jeremiah the prophet; neither those which were spoken in the former nor in the latter part of his reign, concerning the destruction of the city by the Chaldeans. This short count is given to show how just it was to give up such a prince and people to ruin.


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:2". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/jeremiah-37.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Amazing stupidity, that they were not admonished by the punishment of Jeconiah [Calvin], (2 Chronicles 36:12, 2 Chronicles 36:14)!


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Bibliography
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:2". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/jeremiah-37.html. 1871-8.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Jeremiah 37:2 But neither he, nor his servants, nor the people of the land, did hearken unto the words of the LORD, which he spake by the prophet Jeremiah.

Ver. 2. But neither he nor his servants did hearken.] And this was their undoing - scil., that they humbled not themselves before this holy prophet, speaking unto them from the mouth of the Lord. [2 Chronicles 36:12]


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:2". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/jeremiah-37.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

This Zedekiah was little better than Jehoiakim; he seemeth by his story to be of a little better temper, not so cruel and bloody; but he no more regarded God’s word by his prophet than Jehoiakim had done.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:2". 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

2. Neither he, nor… did hearken — “Amazing stupidity that they were not warned by the punishment of Jeconiah.” (Calvin.)


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:2". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/jeremiah-37.html. 1874-1909.

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable

Neither Zedekiah, nor his nobles, nor the people of the land, paid any attention to Jeremiah"s prophecies to them.


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Constable, Thomas. DD. "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:2". "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/jeremiah-37.html. 2012.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

words = prophecies.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:2". "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

But neither he, nor his servants, nor the people of the land, did hearken unto the words of the LORD, which he spake by the prophet Jeremiah.

But neither he, nor his servants, nor the people ... did hearken unto the words or the Lord ... by ... Jeremiah. Amazing stupidity, that they were not admonished by the punishment of Jeconiah! (Calvin.) (2 Chronicles 36:12; 2 Chronicles 36:14.)


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:2". "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

(2) But neither he, nor his servants . . .—The verse gives a general survey of the character of Zedekiah’s reign preparatory to the actual history that follows, which falls towards its close, probably in the seventh or eighth year of his reign. It will be noted that the “servants” here, as in Jeremiah 36:24, are the personal attendants of the king, his courtiers, as distinct from the “princes” of Judah and the “people of the land,” that is, the great body of unofficial laymen.


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:2". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/jeremiah-37.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But neither he, nor his servants, nor the people of the land, did hearken unto the words of the LORD, which he spake by the prophet Jeremiah.
neither
2 Kings 24:19,20; 2 Chronicles 36:12-16; Proverbs 29:12; Ezekiel 21:25; 1 Thessalonians 4:8
the prophet
Heb. the hand of the prophet.
Exodus 4:13; Leviticus 8:36; 2 Samuel 10:2; 12:25; 1 Kings 14:18; 16:7; Proverbs 26:6; Hosea 12:10; *marg:

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:2". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/jeremiah-37.html.

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