33:5 They come to d fight with the Chaldeans, but [it is] to
fill them with the dead bodies of men, whom I have slain in
my anger and in my fury, and for all whose wickedness I
have hid my e face from this city.
(d) The Jews think to overcome the Chaldeans, but they seek
their own destruction.
(e) He shows that God's favour is cause of all prosperity,
as his anger is of all adversity.
33:6 Behold, I f will bring it health and cure, and I will
cure them, and will reveal to them the abundance of peace
(f) In the midst of his threatenings God remembers his, and
33:8 And I will g cleanse them from all their iniquity, by
which they have sinned against me; and I will pardon all
their iniquities, by which they have sinned, and by which
they have transgressed against me.
(g) Declaring that there is no deliverance nor joy, but
where we feel remission of sins.
33:9 And it shall be to me a name of h joy, a praise and an
honour before all the nations of the earth, which shall
hear all the good that I do to them: and they shall fear
and tremble for all the goodness and for all the prosperity
that I procure to it.
(h) By which he shows that the Church in which is remission
of sins, is God's honour and glory, so that whoever is
enemy to it, labours to dishonour God.
33:11 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of
the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of
them that shall say, i Praise the LORD of hosts: for the
LORD [is] good; for his mercy [endureth] for ever: [and]
of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the
house of the LORD. For I will cause to return the captives
of the land, as at the first, saith the LORD.
33:13 In the cities of the k mountains, in the cities of the
vale, and in the cities of the south, and in the land of
Benjamin, and in the places about Jerusalem, and in the
cities of Judah, shall the flocks pass again under the
hands of him that counteth [them], saith the LORD.
(k) Meaning that all the country of Judah will be
33:15 In those days, and at that time, will I cause l the
Branch of righteousness to grow up to David; and he shall
execute judgment and righteousness in the land.
(l) That is, I will send the Messiah, who will come of the
house of David, of whom this prophecy is meant, as
testify all the Jews and that which is written,
33:16 In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall
dwell in safety: and this [is the name] by which m she
shall be called, The LORD our n righteousness.
(m) That is, Christ that will call his Church.
(n) That is, Christ is our Lord God, our righteousness,
sanctification and redemption, (1Co 1:30).
33:18 Neither shall the priests the Levites lack a man before me
to offer o burnt offerings, and to kindle meat
offerings, and to do sacrifice continually.
(o) That is, chiefly meant of the spiritual sacrifice of
thanksgiving which is left to the Church in the time
of Christ, who was the everlasting priest and the
everlasting sacrifice figured by the sacrifices of the
33:20 Thus saith the LORD; If ye can break my covenant of the
p day, and my covenant of the night, so that there
should not be day and night in their season;
33:24 Considerest thou not what q this people have spoken,
saying, The two families which the LORD hath chosen, he
hath even cast them off? thus they have despised my
people, that they should be no more a nation before them.
(q) Meaning, the Chaldeans and other infidels who thought
God had utterly cast off Judah and Israel or Benjamin,
because he corrected them for a time for their