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Jeremiah 2 Commentary

Jeremiah 2 Commentary

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Here is a story which we are too sadly familiar today, the story of a marriage gone wrong!
Here is a story which we are too sadly familiar today, the story of a marriage gone wrong!

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Published by: GLENN DALE PEASE on Feb 12, 2014
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EDITED BY GLENN PEASEI quote authors both old and new, and if any I quote do not want their wisdom shared in this way they can let me know and I will remove it. My e-mail is gdpease1@gmail.com
 1 The word of the LORD came to me:
1. Barnes, “
Moreover - literally, And. Notice the connection between Jeremiah’s call and first prophecy.
1.1.Here is a story w/which we are too sadly familiar today, the story of a marriage gone wrong!vs.1-3- This picture goes all the way back to Ex. 19 where the Lord made a cov. W/Israel, & He entered into a loving relationship w/them that He compared to a marriage.
3. Gill, “
Moreover, the word of the Lord came to me, saying. Here begins the book, and Jeremiah's first sermon; and the following contains the message he was sent with, to which the preceding chapter is only a preface or introduction. The Targum calls it, "the word of the prophecy from before the Lord.''
4. Jamison, “
 Expostulation with the Jews, reminding them of their former devotedness, and God’s consequent favor, and a denunciation of God’s coming judgments for their idolatry.
Probably in the thirteenth year of the reign of Josiah (Jer_1:2; compare Jer_3:6, “
 ... in ... days of Josiah”). The warning not to rely as they did on Egypt (Jer_2:18), was in accordance with Josiah’s policy,  who took part with Assyria and Babylon against Egypt (2Ki_23:29). Jeremiah, doubtless, supported the reformation begun by Josiah, in the previous year (the twelfth of his reign), and fully carried out in the eighteenth.
2 “Go and proclaim in the hearing of Jerusalem: “This is what the LORD says: “‘I remember the devotion of your youth, how as a bride you loved me and followed me through the wilderness, through a land not sown.
1. Barnes, “
Up to this time Jeremiah had lived at Anathoth, he is now to make Jerusalem the scene of his ministrations.I remember ... - Or, I have remembered for thee the grace “of thy  youth, the love of thine espousals,” thy going “after me in the wilderness” in an unsown land. Jeremiah contrasts the present unfriendly relations  between Yahweh and His people with their past love. Israel, as often elsewhere, is represented as a young bride Eze_16:8; Hos_2:20; Joe_1:8. The walking after God in the wilderness was an act of love on Israel’s part. Israel did leave Egypt at Moses’ bidding, and at Sinai was solemnly espoused to Yahweh.
2. Clarke, “
I remember thee - The youth here refers to their infant political state when they came out of Egypt; they just then began to be a people. Their espousals refer to their receiving the law at Mount Sinai,
 which they solemnly accepted, Exo_24:6-8, and which acceptance was compared to a betrothing or espousal. Previously to this they were no people, for they had no constitution nor form of government. When they received the law, and an establishment in the Promised Land, then they  became a people and a nation. Wentest after me - Receivedst my law, and wert obedient to it; confiding thyself wholly to my guidance, and being conscientiously attached to my worship. The kindness was that which God showed them  by taking them to be his people, not their kindness to him.
3. Gill, “
Go, and cry in the ears of Jerusalem,.... Of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the metropolis of Judea. The prophet seems now to have  been at Anathoth, and therefore is bid to go from thence to Jerusalem, and there prophesy before the people in it, as the Targum paraphrases it: saying, thus saith the Lord, I remember thee; the Lord never forgets his people, though they sometimes think he does; it cannot be for they are engraven on the palms of his hands, yea, are set as a seal on his heart; nor does he forget his covenant with them, nor favours and blessings promised them: or, "I remember for thee"; or, "to thee" (w): things in thy favour, and which will be to thy advantage: the kindness of thy youth; either the lovingkindness of the Lord, which he had shown unto them; and the benefits, as the fruits thereof, which he had bestowed upon them in former times, when they were brought out of Egypt, and into the wilderness, which was the infancy both of their civil and church state; see Hos_11:1and when they received many favours from the Lord, Jer_31:2or the kindness of the people of Israel to the Lord, which was influenced and drawn forth by his love to them; though this can only be understood of some few of them, since the greater part tempted him, grieved, and provoked him: the love of thine espousals; for the covenant God made with that people,  when he brought them out of Egypt, was in the form of a marriage contract; he became their husband, and they became his spouse and  bride; and which is an aggravation of their violation of it, Jer_31:32and this love, as before, may be understood either of the love of God to them, or of their love to him. The Targum interprets the former clause of the divine goodness to them, and this of their love to him, paraphrasing the  whole thus, "I remember unto you the blessings of ancient days, and the love of your fathers, who believed in my word:''  when thou wentest after me; the Lord going before them in a pillar of cloud by day, and in a pillar of fire by night; even the angel of God's presence, who was their leader, guide, and preserver: in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown; where they passed through many difficulties, and lived upon the providence of God, which, in a wonderful manner, supported them with the necessaries of life,

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