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Jeremiah 52:3

 

 

For through the anger of the LORD this came about in Jerusalem and Judah until He cast them out from His presence. And Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.

Adam Clarke Commentary

Through the anger of the Lord - Here is a king given to a people in God's anger, and taken away in his displeasure.


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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:3". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/jeremiah-52.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

It - i. e., Zedekiah‘s evil doing.

Presence, that Zedekiah - Or, punctuate; “presence. And Zedekiah” etc.


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:3". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/jeremiah-52.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

For through the anger of the Lord it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah,.... Or, "besides the anger of the Lord that was in", or "against Jerusalem and Judah"F14כי על אף יהוה "nam praeter iram Jehovae, quae fuit contra Hierosolymam", Schmidt. ; for their many sins and transgressions committed against him:

till he had cast them out from his presence; out of the land of Judea; out of Jerusalem, and the temple, where were the symbols of his presence; so the Targum,

"till he removed them from the land of the house of his Shechinah;'

or majesty:

that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon: acted a very perfidious part, and broke a solemn covenant made with him by an oath, which was highly displeasing to God, and resented by him; the oath being made in his name, and by one that professed to worship him: this was an additional sin to those of the inhabitants of Judah and Jerusalem, which provoked the Lord to anger. According to our version the sense is, that because of the anger of the Lord for the sins of the Jews, God suffered Zedekiah to rebel against the king of Babylon, that so he might be provoked to come against them, and take vengeance on them; or for his former sins he suffered him to fall into this, to his own and his people's ruin.


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Gill, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:3". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/jeremiah-52.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

a For through the anger of the LORD it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, till he had cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.

(a) So the Lord punished sin by sin and gave him up to his rebellious heart, till he had brought the enemy on him to lead him away and his people.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:3". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/jeremiah-52.html. 1599-1645.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

anger of … Lord … Zedekiah rebelled — His “anger” against Jerusalem, determining Him to “cast out” His people “from His presence” heretofore manifested there, led Him to permit Zedekiah to rebel (2 Kings 23:26, 2 Kings 23:27; compare Exodus 9:12; Exodus 10:1; Romans 9:18). That rebellion, being in violation of his oath “by God,” was sure to bring down God‘s vengeance (2 Chronicles 36:13; Ezekiel 17:15, Ezekiel 17:16, Ezekiel 17:18).


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:3". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/jeremiah-52.html. 1871-8.

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

Jeremiah 52:3. For through the anger of the Lord, &c.— For it was so because of the anger of JEHOVAH against Judah and Jerusalem. The particle כי ki, is here causal, and assigns a reason for what went before; namely, why Zedekiah succeeded Jehoiakim in the throne. This happened, it is said, "because of the anger of JEHOVAH" not that JEHOVAH instigated either them or any man else to do wickedly; but it was of his special order and appointment, for the punishment of a wicked people, that men of such perverse and evil dispositions were advanced to be their kings. For having determined, as it is said, 2 Kings 21:11-16 to execute a signal vengeance upon Judah and Jerusalem for the very heinous provocations that he had received during the reign of Manasseh, he first of all removed the good Josiah out of the way, from respect to whose piety he would not bring the evil in his days, and thus opened the succession to his sons, the badness of whose principles favoured the designs of God's justice, and led them to pursue measures equally fatal to themselves and their country. For hence it flowed, that to their other wicked and sinful actions they added one no less impolitic than profligate, that of rebelling against a prince, to whom they were engaged by all the ties of religion, honour, and gratitude; one who had power to crush them, and who exercised that power with the most unrelenting severity. Thus truly might it be said of the people of Judah, in the words of the prophet Hosea, chap. Jeremiah 13:11. "God gave them kings in his anger, and took, or applied, them to the purposes of his indignation;" which indeed is but another way of expressing the sense here intended, namely, that it, Zedekiah's succession, was the consequence of the anger of JEHOVAH against Judah and Jerusalem, and designed finally to terminate in his removal of them out of his sight.


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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:3". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/jeremiah-52.html. 1801-1803.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

It is generally thought that what we have in this chapter was not penned by the prophet Jeremiah, who it is not probable would have so largely repeated what he had related before, Jer 39, and could not historically relate what happened after his time, as some things did, which are mentioned towards the end of the chapter, from Jeremiah 52:31 to the end. They therefore rather think it penned by some or other of those in Babylon, and put in here as a preface to the Book of Lamentations. What we have in the three first verses is entirely taken out of 2 Kings 24:18-20. See the notes there.

Here the wicked actions of Zedekiah, and particularly his rebellion against the king of Babylon, who had made him king, as 2 Kings 24:17, and to whom he had given an oath of fealty, is ascribed to the wrath of the Lord; God not putting any such wickedness into his heart, but suffering him so to miscarry, having a design to send Judah into captivity. Princes are often by God suffered to miscarry for the sins of their people, which should oblige us, when we think we have cause to complain of the errors of our rulers, to consider whether we have not by some sinful courses provoked God, which hath made him leave our rulers so to miscarry in order to our ruin and punishment.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:3". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/jeremiah-52.html. 1685.

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable

The Lord brought hardships on Judah and Jerusalem-during Jehoiakim"s evil reign, because of Judah"s iniquity-until He sent the king out of His presence into Babylon (cf. 2 Chronicles 36:3). To compound Judah"s troubles further, Zedekiah rebelled against Nebuchadnezzar sometime before588 B.C, the ninth year of Zedekiah"s reign ( 2 Kings 24:20). Because God wanted Zedekiah to submit to Nebuchadnezzar, Zedekiah"s rebellion was more significantly against Yahweh.


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Constable, Thomas. DD. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:3". "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/jeremiah-52.html. 2012.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Revolted, breaking his oath, which greatly offended God.


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:3". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/jeremiah-52.html. 1859.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

For through the anger of the LORD it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, till he had cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.

Through the anger of the Lord ... Zedekiah rebelled. His "anger" against Jerusalem, determining Him to "cast out" His people "from His presence" heretofore manifested there, led Him to permit Zedekiah to rebel (2 Kings 23:26-27; cf. Exodus 9:12; Exodus 10:1; Romans 9:18). That rebellion, being in violation of his oath "by God," was sure to bring down (God's vengeance (2 Chronicles 13:1-22; Ezekiel 17:15-16; Ezekiel 17:18).


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:3". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/jeremiah-52.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For through the anger of the LORD it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, till he had cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.
through
2 Samuel 24:1; 1 Kings 10:9; Proverbs 28:2; Ecclesiastes 10:16; Isaiah 3:4,5; 19:4
Zedekiah
2 Chronicles 36:13; Ezekiel 17:15-21

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:3". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/jeremiah-52.html.

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