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Jeremiah represents to the people in Egypt, the former sins and
punishment of Judah, ver. 1 - 10.
He prophesies of their destruction in Egypt, ver. 11 - 14.
Their obstinacy, ver. 15 - 19.
Threatened, ver. 20 - 28.
For a sign, the destruction of Egypt is foretold, ver. 29, 30.
1: At Migdol - It seems the Jews that went into Egypt had
planted themselves at these four places. Migdol was a city upon
the borders of the Red Sea. Noph was a city, which the Greeks
and Latines called Memphis; it is thought to be that, which
is now called Cairo. Pathros was the province, since called
14: For none - Only such shall escape, as have been forced into
Egypt against their wills; and as did not fall in with the idolatry
of the Egyptians.
15: All the men - It should seem those that did it were mostly women,
and that they did it with some privacy, so that all their husbands did
not know of it.
26: The Lord liveth - There shall not any be left alive of the
Jews that are in Egypt, to swear The Lord God liveth.
29: This shall be a sign - Signs are usually antecedent to the thing
signified, but the word is taken in a larger notion in this place for
that which should attend the thing signified by it.