30:2 Thus speaketh the LORD God of Israel, saying, Write for
thee all the words that I have spoken to thee in a a
(a) Because they would be assured and their posterity
confirmed in the hope of this deliverance promised.
30:5 For thus saith the LORD; We have heard a b voice of
trembling, of fear, and not of peace.
(b) He shows that before this deliverance will come, the
Chaldeans would be extremely afflicted by their
enemies, and that they would be in such perplexity and
sorrow as a woman in her travail as (Isa 13:8).
30:7 Alas! for that c day [is] great, so that none [is] like
it: it [is] even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall
be saved out of it.
(c) Meaning that the time of their captivity would be
30:8d For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD
of hosts, [that] I will break e his yoke from off thy
neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more
f bring him into subjection:
(d) When I will visit Babylon.
(e) Of the king of Babylon.
(f) That is, of Jacob.
30:9 But they shall serve the LORD their God, and g David
their king, whom I will raise up to them.
(g) That is, Messiah who would come of the stock of David
according to the flesh and would be the true pastor,
(Eze 34:23) who is set forth and his kingdom would
be everlasting in the person of David, (Ho 3:5).
30:11 For I [am] with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee: though
I make a full end of all nations where I have scattered
thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee: but I will
correct thee in measure, and will not h leave thee
(h) In this is commanded God's great mercy toward his, who
does not destroy them for their sins, but corrects and
chastises them till he has purged and pardoned them
and so burns the rods by which he punished them,
30:18 Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will bring again the
captives of Jacob's tents, and have mercy on his
dwellingplaces; and the city shall be built upon her own
heap, and the m palace shall remain after its manner.
(m) Meaning that the city and the temple would be restored
to their former estate.
30:19 And out of them shall proceed n thanksgiving and the
voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them,
and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and
they shall not be small.
(n) He shows how the people will with praise and
thanksgiving acknowledge this blessing.
30:21 And their o nobles shall be from themselves, and their
governor shall proceed from the midst of them; and I will
cause him to draw near, and he shall approach to me: for
who [is] this that engaged his p heart to approach to
me? saith the LORD.
(o) Meaning, Zerubbabel, who was the figure of Christ in
whom this was accomplished.
(p) Signifying that Christ willingly submits himself to
the obedience of God his father.
30:23 Behold, q the whirlwind of the LORD goeth forth with
fury, a continuing whirlwind: it shall fall with pain upon
the head of the wicked.
(q) Lest the wicked hypocrites should flatter themselves
with these promises the prophet shows what will be
30:24 The fierce anger of the LORD shall not return, until he
hath done [it], and until he hath performed the intents of
his heart: in the r latter days ye shall consider it.