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Their disobedience to the prophets reproved, ver. 1 - 7.
The seventy years of captivity foretold, ver. 8 - 11.
and after that the destruction of Babylon, ver. 12 - 14.
By a cup of wine is foreshewn the destruction of all nations,
ver. 15 - 33.
The howling of the shepherds, ver. 34 - 38.
9: Nebuchadnezzar - In this work shall be my servant; though you will
not be my servants in obeying my commands.
10: Moreover - Nay, I will not only deprive you of your mirth, but of
those things that are necessary for you, as necessary as bread and light,
the millstone shall not move, you shall not have the light so much as of
12: Accomplished - Counted from the time that the Jews were
carried away in the time of Jeconiah or Jehoiakim,(2Ki 24:15,16).
Desolations - This was fulfilled by Darius, the king of Persia,(Da 4:31),
of these seventy Nebuchadnezzar reigned thirty six, (2Ki 25:27).
Evil - merodach thirty two, and Belshazzar at least two, (Da 8:1).
15: The cup - God made Jeremiah to see the appearance of such a
cup in a vision.
20: Of Uz - Some part of Arabia Petraea, near to Idumaea.
Of the Philistines - Uzzah, Ekron, Ashdod, and Askelon, were four
of their cities, the fifth which was Gath is not here named.
For before this time it was destroyed, either by Psammeticus,
father to Pharaoh Necho, or by Tartan, captain general to Sargon,
king of Assyria, of whom read, (Isa 20:1),
that he took Ashdod, which may be the reason that here mention
is made of no more than the remnant of Ashdod.
22: Beyond the sea - Probably those parts of Syria that coasted
upon the mid - land sea.
23: Tema - Tema descended from Ishmael, (Ge 25:15),
his posterity inhabited in Arabia, (Isa 21:13,14),
where they are joined with those of Dedan.
Buz - Buz was one of the posterity of Nahor, (Ge 22:21).
These were people mixed with the Saracens or Arabians.
25: Zimri - Those descended from Zimran, Abraham's son by
Keturah, (Ge 25:2).
Elam - The Persians.
The Medes - The Medes came from Madai the son of Japhet.
26: The north - All under the government of the Chaldeans.
Of Sheshach - And the king of Babylon, who was last of all to
drink of this cup of the Lord's fury.
34: Shepherds - Shepherds and the principal of the flock, in
this place mean civil rulers. A pleasant vessel - Like a crystal
glass, or some delicate vessel, which breaks in pieces and cannot
again be set together.
38: Because - The effects of this rising up of God out of his covert
is the desolation of the land through the fierceness of the enemy, caused
by the fierce anger of God.