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Jeremiah 37:9

 

 

"Thus says the LORD, `Do not deceive yourselves, saying, "The Chaldeans will surely go away from us," for they will not go.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Thus saith the Lord, deceive not yourselves,.... Or, "your souls"; with a false opinion, a vain persuasion and belief of the departure of the Chaldeans never to return; which they would have confirmed by the Lord; or, "lift not up your souls"F2אל תשאו נפשתיכם "ne efferatis animas vestras", Tigurine version, Calvin; "ne tollatis (in spem) animas vestras", Schmidt. ; with vain hopes of the above things: self or soul deception is a dreadful thing; and sad is the disappointment when men are elated with a false and vain hope:

saying, the Chaldeans shall surely depart from us; they had departed from Jerusalem; but they were persuaded they would depart out of the land of Judea, and go into their own land, the land of Babylon, from whence they came, and never return more:

for they shall not depart; out of the land of Judea, into their own land; at least not till they had done the work they were sent about.


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:9". "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

yourselvesHebrew, “souls.”


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Bibliography
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:9". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/jeremiah-37.html. 1871-8.

Calvin's Commentary on the Bible

The Prophet confirms the former verse, and it was indeed necessary that this should be added, for though Zedekiah might not have divested himself of all anxiety and fear, he must yet have been moved by that prophecy, and thus he might have become more hardened in his obduracy, as it is the case with hypocrites; who, when they find that they can gain nothing, become furious against God, and run on headlong in their course. This might then have been the case with Zedekiah and also the Jews; hence Jeremiah adds, by way of confirmation, Elate not your hearts, or, Deceive not yourselves; that is, on account of the report respecting the Egyptian army. Thus he told the Jews that they had no reason to expect any alleviation. And the reason is added, For if, he says, ye had smitten, the Chaldeans so that few remained, yet they would rise up every one from his tent, and burn this city


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Calvin, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:9". "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/jeremiah-37.html. 1840-57.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Jeremiah 37:9 Thus saith the LORD Deceive not yourselves, saying, The Chaldeans shall surely depart from us: for they shall not depart.

Ver. 9. Deceive not yourselves.] As far too many do, qui praesumendo sperant, et sperando pereunt. hope beforehand and will die hoping.

For they shall not depart,] scil., For altogether; not for any space of time, or to any purpose. Like hereunto is that in Matthew 9:24, "The damsel is not dead."


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:9". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/jeremiah-37.html. 1865-1868.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Tent. So easy it is for God to destroy by few as well as by many! (Haydock)


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:9". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/jeremiah-37.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

yourselves = your own souls. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:9". "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

Thus saith the LORD Deceive not yourselves, saying, The Chaldeans shall surely depart from us: for they shall not depart.

Deceive not yourselves - Hebrew, 'your souls.'


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:9". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/jeremiah-37.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Thus saith the LORD; Deceive not yourselves, saying, The Chaldeans shall surely depart from us: for they shall not depart.
Deceive
Obadiah 1:3; Matthew 24:4,5; Galatians 6:3,7; Ephesians 5:6; 2 Thessalonians 2:3; James 1:22
yourselves
Heb. your souls.

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jeremiah 37:9". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/jeremiah-37.html.

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