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In the type of a linen girdle God prefigures their destruction,
ver. 1 - 11.
Under the parable of bottles filled with wine, is foretold their
drunkenness with misery, ver. 12 - 14.
He exhorts to prevent these judgments by repentance, ver. 15 - 27.
5: So - Most think Jeremiah did this in a vision, for it was a
very long journey from Anathoth to Euphrates.
12: Do we not know - This is no strange thing.
13: Behold - There is a wine of astonishment and confusion,(Ps 60:3). With that wine, saith God, I will fill all orders
of persons, kings, priests, prophets, and all the inhabitants of
16: Give glory - Glorify God, by an humble confession of your sins,
by submitting yourselves to God, humbling yourselves under his word, and
under his mighty hand, before God brings upon you, his great and heavy
19: The cities - The cities of Judah lay southward from
20: Where - The prophet speaks to the king, or to the rulers.
In the multitude of the people is the king's honour.
21: What wilt thou say - Thou wilt have nothing to say, but be wholly
confounded when God shall visit thee with this sore judgment, for by thy
so often calling them to thy assistance, thou hast taught them to be
captains over thee.
22: Thy skirts - Probably these phrases are fetched from the usual
practice of soldiers when they have conquered a place and taken prisoners,
to strip them. By skirts is meant the lower part of their bodies covered
with the lower part of their garments.
26: Therefore - I will expose thee to shame and contempt.
27: Thy whoredom - Thy idolatries.