"There shall be no remnant unto them ..." (Jeremiah 11:23). That eighteenth century falsehood of Satan needs to be exploded. b. There are two views of when this conspiracy occurred. Changes will take effect once you reload the page. “For the LORD of hosts, who planted you, has pronounced doom against you for the evil of the house of Israel and of the house of Judah, which they have done against themselves to provoke Me to anger in offering incense to Baal.”. He loved them tenderly and deeply; yet they returned His love with unfaithfulness. "But I was like a gentle lamb that was led to the slaughter; and I knew not that they had devised devices against me, saying, Let us destroy the tree with the fruit thereof, and let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name be no more remembered.". God's Word tells us what book was discovered. b. One thing Josiah did was to shut down the disobedient and unauthorized sacrifices on the high places, outside the altar at the temple in Jerusalem. (Deuteronomy 31:24) And upon that same occasion, Moses entrusted that Law to the custodianship of the Levites. Sometimes members of a family will set out to kill a kinsman who has brought disgrace on the family.” (Thompson). 27:12-22). a. The answer lies squarely in the truth that the Messiah had not yet been born. The Real Meaning of Jeremiah 29:11 Just because you're a Christian, it doesn't mean you'll never experience suffering. Perhaps on a human level they were unaware of the coordination of the conspiracy, and perhaps spiritual forces of wickedness in high places organized it. 104795 WeHeartIt One of the verses that is most often taken out of context is Jeremiah 29:11… Much of Jeremiah’s work was done during the days of the reforming King Josiah. So, that’s the Lord’s word to Jeremiah about the people as a whole. In the case of judicial hardening, except for Israel, it always meant the summary and final end of the person or cities hardened; why then was it to be different in the case of Israel? Therefore God said, I will bring upon them all the words of this covenant. Therefore thus saith Jehovah concerning the men of Anathoth, that seek thy life, saying, Thou shalt not prophesy in the name of Jehovah, that thou die not by our hand. The prophet Daniel is taken … Our minds should be at one with God in all that he is doing, even in the rejection of the reprobate. Now, in their distress, their many gods and many altars stand … By what follows (Jeremiah 11:21), we understand that these enemies were the men of Anathoth, which was Jeremiah’s home village (Jeremiah 1:1, 29:27, 32:7-9). Tremper Longman — Jeremiah, Lamentations (New International Biblical Commentary, 2008). Green Olive Tree, Lovely and of Good Fruit. Kaitlyn Stickley. "This is the standard response to a covenant; and it is Jeremiah's pledge to recall Israel to the historic Sinai event when God promised to supply the material and spiritual needs of his people in their infancy as a nation, in return for their undivided worship and obedience. A conspiracy has been found: God told Jeremiah that the men of Judah and Jerusalem were organized in a conspiracy. For to You I have revealed my cause. For according to the number of your cities were your gods, O Judah; and according to the number of the streets of Jerusalem you have set up altars to that shameful thing, altars to burn incense to Baal. Just as Christ was rejected in his home town of Nazareth, Jeremiah's home town of Anathoth was a party to this plot to kill him, reminding us of what the Lord said, "A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country." (Verse 11-17.) Let me see Your vengeance on them, And you don’t have to be a Hebrew scholar to realize that “one” versus “many” is a big difference. It was such similarities that caused some of the people to think that perhaps Christ himself was Jeremiah risen from the dead (Matthew 16:14). JOHN CALVIN Commentary Book of Jeremiah. “What has My beloved to do in My house, Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. "[19], "And Jehovah gave me knowledge of it, and I knew it: then thou showedst me their doings.". Then answered I and said, Amen, O Jehovah.". Jeremiah 14 Commentary | Jeremiah 14:11-12 | The Lord Refuses to Hear Intercession for Judah. Of course, it is "unsuitable" for all of the erroneous allegations the radical critics have thrown at the passages here. The licentious worship of the Baalim had finally destroyed the whole nation of the Chosen People, morally, nationally, politically, and religiously, the "righteous remnant" alone being excepted. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/jeremiah-11.html. "[11] In the same breath, he admitted that "the words of this covenant" is a correct rendition of the text; but he declared it to be "unsuitable." Now, in their distress, their many gods and many … 11 The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord saying, 2 Hear ye the words of this covenant, and speak unto the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem; 3 And say thou unto them, Thus … i. "The righteous remnant" would indeed have preserved countless portions of it. Jul 31, 2020. "According to the number of the cities of Judah; and according to the number of the streets of Jerusalem ..." (Jeremiah 11:13) Such a proliferation of altars erected to Baal indicates that the rampant idolatry of the times of Manasseh had indeed come back full force, At this point the "conspiracy" which God revealed to Jeremiah had achieved one of its purposes. when thou doest evil, then thou rejoicest. Lines 3 and 4 are … You can check these in your browser security settings. Jeremiah calls out Hananiah’s lie and then states the promise we read in 29:11. Jeremiah 11:11… “So attractive were the depraved Canaanite fertility rites, and so widespread the resultant idolatry in Israel, that it appeared as though the people had deliberately plotted to renounce their covenantal obligations and espouse apostasy.” (Harrison). We may request cookies to be set on your device. "There is a climax of guilt which admits of no further intercessory prayer. In the light of all these things, how can we understand a remark like that of Cheyne, who substituted for "the words of this covenant" the totally inadequate expression, "the words of this ordinance!? Yet they obeyed not, nor inclined their ear, but walked everyone in the stubbornness of their evil heart: therefore I brought upon them all the words of this covenant, which I commanded them to do, but they did them not.". "Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah ..." (Jeremiah 11:6) These words indicate that, for a period of time, at least, Jeremiah went about the various cities of Judah urging the people to renew their love and adherence to the ancient covenant, which also was their charter for remaining in Palestine. a. (1-5) Hiding the … Jeremiah 29:10-14. The people would be destroyed who sought the prophet's life. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. Of this covenant: “It is probable that Jeremiah, when he said thus, held the book in his hand, viz., the book of Deuteronomy.” (Trapp). Therefore thus says the Lord: "Behold, I will surely bring calamity on them which they will not be … This chapter seems to be a compilation of several signs and prophetic words given to Jeremiah at different times. What hath my beloved to do in my house, seeing she hath wrought lewdness with many, and the holy flesh is passed from thee? Finding the new version too difficult to understand? B.C. Now the LORD gave me knowledge of it, and I know it; for You showed me their doings. They have turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers who refused to hear My words, and they have gone after other gods to serve them; the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken My covenant which I made with their fathers.”. He was shocked at the intensity of the plot, because he was innocent (i.e., line 1, cf. Jehovah called thy name, A green olive tree, fair with goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he hath kindled fire upon it, and the branches of it are broken. Go to, To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, "Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah ...", "Conspiracy ... among the men of Judah ...", "The house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken the covenant ...", "According to the number of the cities of Judah; and according to the number of the streets of Jerusalem ...", "A goodly olive-tree, fair and goodly fruit ...", "What hath my beloved to do in my house, seeing she hath wrought lewdness with many? The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, “Hear the words of this covenant, and speak to the men of Judah and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and say to them, ‘Thus says the LORD God of Israel: “Cursed is the man who does not obey the words of this covenant which I commanded your fathers in the day I brought them out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, ‘Obey My voice, and do according to all that I command you; so shall you be My people, and I will be your God,’ that I may establish the oath which I have sworn to your fathers, to give them ‘a land flowing with milk and honey,’ as it is this day.”‘” And I answered and said, “So be it, LORD.”. For all the grammarians out there, the “you” in Jeremiah 29:11 isn’t singular, it’s plural. This figure of Israel as the olive-tree was adopted by the apostle Paul in Romans 11:17-24. All other rights reserved. For I earnestly exhorted your fathers: God gave the people of Israel many warnings and encouragements to do what was right under the covenant. He answered and said, Amen, O Lord. "[13], "And Jehovah said unto me, Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, saying, Hear ye the words of the covenant, and do them. We use cookies to let us know when you visit our websites, how you interact with us, to enrich your user experience, and to customize your relationship with our website. Hilda Bright. Jeremiah 11:11 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Jeremiah 11:11, NIV: "Therefore this is what the LORD says: 'I will bring on them a disaster they cannot escape.Although they cry out to me, I will not listen to them." Using a figure of speech, God even rising early and exhorting them. JEREMIAH 11 COMMENTARY EDITED BY GLENN PEASE The Covenant Is Broken 1 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: BARNES, "The prophecy contained in Jer. Anyone who reads Jeremiah 18:1-11 and expects that words from God are always words of comfort and reassurance will have to stop and think again. Commentary on Jeremiah 18:1-11 View Bible Text In this week’s Old Testament lection, God invites Jeremiah to enter a potter’s shed and there observe the potter working with clay, so that Jeremiah may better hear God’s words (Jeremiah 18:1), understand God’s way with Israel (18:6), and summon God’s people to conversion (18:11). The people of Israel had been to God as this girdle. He was defenseless before God showed him that his enemies wanted to cut him down like a tree. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. The great significance of God's appeal through Jeremiah to the Israelites at this juncture in their affairs, calling upon them to hear and obey the commandments of the covenant, derived from the fact that, "Whether the promised land would remain in the possession of Israel or not depended upon their observance, or non-observance, of the covenant. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. And we have the explanation, verses 9-11. c. Let me see Your vengeance on them, for to You I have revealed my cause: Properly, Jeremiah understood that vengeance belonged to the LORD (as in Deuteronomy 32:35 and Romans 12:19). They rejected God’s endearment and love. Just like many today, the ancient Jews did not believe it. 606.) b. Only the providence and protection of God could have preserved the prophet's life through the dreadful dangers to which he was exposed. c. Yet they did not obey or incline their ear, but everyone followed the dictates of his evil heart: Instead of following God’s instructions and warnings, they went their own way followed their own heart. Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. God by the prophet puts the people in mind of the covenant he had made with their fathers, and how much he had insisted upon it, as the condition of the covenant, … “His fierce reaction to the plot will shock us, but God upheld it, for it asked no more than justice.” (Kidner), “Therefore thus says the LORD concerning the men of Anathoth who seek your life, saying, ‘Do not prophesy in the name of the LORD, lest you die by our hand’— therefore thus says the LORD of hosts: ‘Behold, I will punish them. This paragraph fully corroborates all that we stated above concerning what covenant is here under consideration. And I answered and said, “So be it, LORD”: “When God recapitulated his promises in the heart of Jeremiah, even though they involved a curse on those who neutralized his words, there arose from it a deep response. Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. There was no deep-laid plot, no secrecy behind the apostasy that Jeremiah witnessed, although religiously Judah displayed all that a carefully organized plot would achieve.” (Thompson), ii. This is now the second time that God has forbidden Jeremiah to pray any more for the apostate nation (Jeremiah 7:16); and this admonition is still applicable to God's people as in 1 John 5:16. a. Bibliography InformationCoffman, James Burton. a. Therefore thus saith Jehovah, Behold, I will bring evil upon them, which they shall not be able to escape; and they shall cry unto me, but I will not hearken unto them. When Jeremiah intended to go to the land of Benjamin he was captured and cast into the dungeon (Jeremiah 37:11-21; Jeremiah 38:1-6). Though He had planted them, He still pronounced doom against them for their stubborn sin and idolatry. He does so, … "[15] A common denominator in both positions is that the whole population (except the righteous remnant) of the Chosen People (Israel and Judah alike) had given themselves completely to idolatry. “As if a husband should say to his adulterous wife, What maketh this strumpet in my bed, since she hath so many paramours?” (Trapp), ii. Jeremiah at the time indicated here possessed the whole Pentateuch at least, and he probably also had available to him a great many of the prophets, certainly including Isaiah. I It is a reasonable conjecture … a. But, O LORD of hosts: Knowing the threat against his life, Jeremiah did the right thing – he prayed. For Jehovah of hosts, who planted thee, hath pronounced evil against thee, because of the evil of the house of Israel and of the house of Judah, which they have wrought for themselves in provoking me to anger by offering incense unto Baal.". I will give you My rest." i. i. "And Jehovah said unto me, A conspiracy is found among the men of Judah, and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem. He has kindled fire on it, You who judge righteously, These references absolutely disprove the falsehood that anything less than the whole Pentateuch constituted that Book of the Law, or Book of the Covenant, which led to the extensive reforms under king Josiah. Besides that, it was not the whole people of Israel who had lost the Book of the Law; it was that gang of reprobate priests and scribes in the temple that had lost it! "[17] That this is really true appears in God's command to Moses (Exodus 32:10), also in God's forbidding Samuel to grieve any longer for Saul (1 Samuel 16:1). We have been seeking "the rest of God"'the true Sabbath, … Commentary on Jeremiah 11:11-17 (Read Jeremiah 11:11-17) Evil pursues sinners, and entangles them in snares, out of which they cannot free themselves. The reason for the double reference repeatedly to both Israel and Judah is to show that the whole Chosen People are meant. i. Hosea's unhappy marriage with Gomer was terminated exactly in the same manner at the time when he bought back his adulterous wife from slavery and returned her to his home, not as his wife, but as his slave. b. Cursed is the man who does not obey the words of this covenant: When Israel made the covenant with God at Mount Sinai, there were specific curses pronounced against those who violated the covenant (Deuteronomy 27:15-26). “There is a vast difference between the liturgical ‘Amen’ which is merely conventional, and which in the saying means nothing; and the Amen which comes out of the deep inner agreement of mind and heart and will with the purposes and methods of God.” (Morgan), Then the LORD said to me, “Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem, saying: ‘Hear the words of this covenant and do them. Commentary Read Jeremiah 11… In Isaiah’s great prophecy of the Suffering Servant, he described the Messiah as a lamb to the slaughter (Isaiah 53:7, Acts 8:32). Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. Jeremiah 12 Chapter 11 In this chapter, I. But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. It was the people of his own village who wanted to kill him. The sheer … b. i. "Commentary on Jeremiah 11:4". This is not a reference to the sacrifices and their lack of efficacy, because the sacrifices of hypocrites has no efficacy, or holiness. c. For I will not hear them in the time that they cry out to Me: The false gods would be silent because they were nothing. therefore thus saith Jehovah of hosts, Behold, I will punish them; the young men shall die by the sword; their sons and their daughters shall die by famine; and there shall be no remnant unto them: for I will bring evil upon the men of Anathoth, even the year of their visitation.". "[2] There is no doubt whatever that the Sinaitic covenant, all of it, as set forth in the Pentateuch, is the covenant in view here. Which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, from … Jeremiah 11 commentary 1. Commentary on Jeremiah 13:1-11 (Read Jeremiah 13:1-11) It was usual with the prophets to teach by signs. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. Click to enable/disable _gat_* - Google Analytics Cookie. Isa. b. Yet it existed and mattered just the same. Jeremiah 17:24-26 gives Judah a promise if they do keep the Sabbath. ii. Some think that a part of Israel’s slave labor in Egypt was to work as slaves in literal iron furnaces. Furthermore, there is not even any difference between the covenant as it appears in Deuteronomy from the one in Exodus; for it is expressly declared in Deuteronomy that: "When Moses made an end of writing the words of this law in a book ... Moses commanded that it be placed by the ark of the covenant." Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. "[3], Absolutely everything connected with the reforms of Josiah indicated the restoration in Israel of the entire Mosaic covenant. At some point in the conspiracy, but after God had revealed it to Jeremiah, the men of Anathoth attempted to silence the prophecies of Jeremiah by threatening to kill him. Which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, from … 53:7). The local priests at Anathoth may have resented that their shrine was shut down and may have hated Jeremiah because he supported Josiah. c. The LORD called your name, Green Olive Tree, Lovely, and of Good Fruit: This describes the expressions of love and endearment God gave to Israel. The inhabitants of Jerusalem will go and cry out to the gods to whom they offer incense, but they will not save them at all in their time of trouble: One way the people of Judah broke the Mosaic Covenant was by their worship of the false and pagan gods of the surrounding nations. We need 2 cookies to store this setting. Nothing is any more unbelievable than the allegation of radical critics that there were no scriptures at that time except, maybe, some fragment of Deuteronomy. "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". This principle was valid in the days of ancient Israel; and it is valid today under the grace of the Gospel of Christ. Jeremiah 11 New International Version (NIV) The Covenant Is Broken. “There would have been some strong reason why Jeremiah’s fellow citizens took such strong action against him, although such actions are not unknown even today in the Middle East. The Bible gives us no further information about such a traveling ministry by Jeremiah. When Yahweh cursed them under the terms of that covenant, they would find no help from those gods. Check to enable permanent hiding of message bar and refuse all cookies if you do not opt in. In context, Israel means the northern kingdom; and Judah means the southern kingdom, the whole nation. i. Outline of Jeremiah 11 The disobedient Jews reproved. The proof of this is in 2 Chronicles 34, which reveals that, "The centralization of worship in Jerusalem preceded the discovery of the Book of the Covenant in the temple by Hilkiah."[10]. a. We have already observed that Jeremiah's long life was most certainly a miracle. Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem: Jeremiah’s assignment was to preach this message of the broken covenant and its consequences in Jerusalem and the other cities of Judah. 1983-1999. (Verse 1-10.) Note the following: "The word that came to Jeremiah from Jehovah, saying, Hear ye the words of this covenant, and speak unto the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and say thou unto them, Thus saith Jehovah, the God of Israel: Cursed be the man that heareth not the words of this covenant, which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the iron furnace, saying, Obey my voice, and do them, according to all which I command you: so shall ye be my people, and I will be your God; that I may establish the oath which I sware unto your fathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as at this day. 11 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: 2 “Listen to the terms of this covenant and tell them to the people of Judah … The great theme here is the breaking of the Sinaitic covenant by the Chosen People.

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