Jeremiah Chapter 11 (Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 Ieremiah proclaimeth Gods Couenant: 8 Rebuketh the Iewes disobeying thereof: 11 Prophesieth euils to come vpon them, 18 and vpon the men of Anathoth, for conspiring to kill Ieremiah.
4 Which I commaunded your fathers in the day that I brought them foorth out of the land of Egypt, from the yron furnace, saying, Obey my voyce, and doe them, according to all which I command you: so shall yee be my people, and I will be your God.4
8 Yet they obeyed not, nor inclined their eare: but walked euery one in the imagination of their euill heart: therefore I will bring vpon them all the words of this Couenant, which I commaunded them to doe; but they did them not.8
10 They are turned backe to the iniquities of their forefathers, which refused to heare my wordes: and they went after other gods to serue them: the house of Israel, and the house of Iudah haue broken my Couenant, which I made with their fathers.
13 For according to the number of thy cities were thy gods, O Iudah, and according to the number of the streetes of Ierusalem haue ye set vp altars to that shamefull thing, euen altars to burne incense vnto Baal.13
17 For the Lord of hostes that planted thee, hath pronounced euill against thee, for the euill of the house of Israel, and of the house of Iudah, which they haue done against themselues to prouoke mee to anger in offering incense vnto Baal.
19 But I was like a lambe or an oxe that is brought to the slaughter, and I knew not that they had deuised deuices against me, saying; Let vs destroy the tree with the fruit thereof, and let vs cut him off from the land of the liuing, that his name may be no more remembred.19
View Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah Chapter 11
11:2 Of this covenant - The covenant here spoken of, was the covenant of the law of God, delivered by Moses, to which the people more than once promised obedience.
11:5 So be it - God having ended his speech, the prophet saith, Amen, either asserting the truth of which God had said, or wishing that the people would do according to their covenant.
11:8 Did them not - For this God threatens to bring upon them all his words of threatening, annexed to the covenant of the law.
11:9 A conspiracy - All sorts of people have done alike, as if they had conspired together to break my law.
11:11 I will not hearken - God will not hear them crying to him in their adversity, who refuse to hear him speaking to them in their prosperity.
11:13 That shameful thing - Baal, called a shameful thing, because it was what they had reason to be ashamed of, and what would certainly bring them to shame and confusion. Baal - Signifies Lord, and was a common name given to more idols than one; the Phoenicians used the name Baal, the Chaldeans, Bell. Learned men say, that the Asians called the same idol Baal, whom those of Europe called Jupiter. It is not improbable, that the Heathens acknowledging one supreme being, worshipped him in several creatures; some mistaking the Sun, Moon, and Stars to be he, others, other things; these they called Baalim, Lords, as they called the principal god, Baal.
11:15 My beloved - My people, saith God, though I was formerly their husband, yet have wrought lewdness with many, that is, committed idolatry with many idols, and now what have they to do more in my house? The holy flesh - Flesh of their sacrifices, being set before idols, as well as before God, became polluted, and was abomination to the Lord. Thou rejoicest - They were not only evil but gloried in their wickedness.
11:16 Fair - The Lord fixed thee when he brought thee first into Canaan, in a flourishing condition, like a fair olive - tree, fit to bear goodly fruit. Broken - But thou hast so behaved thyself, that he who planted thee, is about to pluck thee up. God is about to kindle a fire which will burn thee up, and to break thy branches.
11:18 Thou shewedst me - This may be understood with relation to that conspiracy which is mentioned in the following verses.
11:19 Let us destroy - We have no other mention of this conspiracy, but it is plain both from this verse, and what follows, that the men of Anathoth (which was Jeremiah's own town) were offended at his prophesying, and had conspired to kill him. Let us destroy the tree with the fruit thereof - Let us not only put an end to his prophesying, but to his life.
Jeremiah Chapter 11 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
3 Deut. 27. 26. gal.3. 10.
4 Leuit. 26. 3, 12.
5 Deut.7. 12. , Hebr. Amen.
8 Or, stubburnnesse.
11 Hebr. to goe forth of. , Prou.1.28. isa.1.15. cha. 14. 12. eze. 8. 18. mich. 3. 8.
12 Heb. euill.
13 Cha.2.28. , Heb. shame
14 Cha.7.16. and 14.11. , Heb. euill.
15 Isai. 1.11. &c. , Heb. what is to my beloued in my house? , Or, when thy euill is.
19 Heb. the stalke with his bread.
20 1.Sam.16.7. 1.chron.28.9. psal.7.10. and 20.12. cha.17.10. and 20.12. reue.2.23.
22 Heb. visite vpon.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania
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