Jeremiah Chapter 4
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4 Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and take away the foreskins of your heart, ye men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: lest my fury come forth like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.
7 The lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way; he is gone forth from his place to make thy land desolate; and thy cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant.
30 And when thou art spoiled, what wilt thou do? Though thou clothest thyself with crimson, though thou deckest thee with ornaments of gold, though thou rentest thy face with painting, in vain shalt thou make thyself fair; thy lovers will despise thee, they will seek thy life.
31 For I have heard a voice as of a woman in travail, and the anguish as of her that bringeth forth her first child, the voice of the daughter of Zion, that bewaileth herself, that spreadeth her hands, saying, Woe is me now! for my soul is wearied because of murderers.
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Matthew Henry's Jeremiah Chapter 4 Bible commentary...
Exhortations and promises. (1-2) Judah exhorted to repentance. (3-4) Judgements denounced. (5-18) The approaching ruin of Judah. (19-31)1,2 The first two verses should be read with the last chapter. Sin must be put away out of the heart, else it is not put away out of God's sight, for the heart is open before him.
3,4 An unhumbled heart is like ground untilled. It is ground which may be improved; it is our ground let out to us; but it is fallow; it is over-grown with thorns and weeds, the natural product of the corrupt heart. Let us entreat the Lord to create in us a clean heart, and to renew a right spirit within us; for except a man be born again, he cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven.
5-18 The fierce conqueror of the neighbouring nations was to make Judah desolate. The prophet was afflicted to see the people lulled into security by false prophets. The approach of the enemy is described. Some attention was paid in Jerusalem to outward reformation; but it was necessary that their hearts should be washed, in the exercise of true repentance and faith, from the love and pollution of sin. When lesser calamities do not rouse sinners and reform nations, sentence will be given against them. The Lord's voice declares that misery is approaching, especially against wicked professors of the gospel; when it overtakes them, it will be plainly seen that the fruit of wickedness is bitter, and the end is fatal.
19-31 The prophet had no pleasure in delivering messages of wrath. He is shown in a vision the whole land in confusion. Compared with what it was, every thing is out of order; but the ruin of the Jewish nation would not be final. Every end of our comforts is not a full end. Though the Lord may correct his people very severely, yet he will not cast them off. Ornaments and false colouring would be of no avail. No outward privileges or profession, no contrivances would prevent destruction. How wretched the state of those who are like foolish children in the concerns of their souls! Whatever we are ignorant of, may the Lord make of good understanding in the ways of godliness. As sin will find out the sinner, so sorrow will, sooner or later, find out the secure.
Comments for Jeremiah Chapter 4...
Larry Falzitto's Jeremiah Chapter 4 comment on 5/16/2013, 9:55am...
We should interject Jeremiah 4: 23-26 in between Genesis 1:2 and 1:3! Then take a good long studied look at what it now states! And after doing that, take a good very long studied look into the new discoveries and fact being dug up of the last decade, concerning the destruction of earth by a comet that broke into many pieces(the instrument of God's judgment!)that happened back before and during the Younger-Dryas event of 12,900 years ago! That's what I think. There is a 'gap' between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2 but it is not billions, millions or even 100's of thousands of years, but rather only a few thousand, and the recreation from the damage caused by the comet, took God only SIX literal days to restore! That's what I think. God bless!
MDB's Jeremiah Chapter 4 comment on 7/07/2012, 5:42am...
This is the 1st Earth Age,
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Our Father didnt create nothin "Void" this word was means became that way.
To understand our Fathers 7 thousand year plan, one must understand the 3- Earth Age's
Garyloyd's Jeremiah Chapter 4 comment on 1/01/2012, 10:37pm...
The 1000 years is for teaching.the Elect are Priest and teach. Know one, not even the wicked die until the Great White Throne judgment. The wicked maybe in a pit. But after the 1000 years satan will be let out as lucifer the created man and even then it says that some will follow him into the fire. They get lied to again by a man lucifer and they Don't think they will lose. They do! Now in Revelation the acting roll and the power given the false prophet go into the fire but satan goes into the pit until that short season.
Garyloyd's Jeremiah Chapter 4 comment on 1/01/2012, 10:26am...
Catharine this says in verse 22 my people, that's all. That and in the Hebrew it says at this flood God took the Earth and submerged it in the water and washed it top to bottom, turned it like a bowl. Here the waters where gone! As with in Noahs flood the waters receeded as a normal flood would do. Noahs flood with Boat and two of every flesh and a bird and trees were about. I'm pretty sure that Noahs flood was targeted to get rid of a bunch of bad angels trying to disrupt Gods plans. The 6th of Genesis speaks of these angels who left their first estate. Fallen sons of God and it will be like this in the end times with the locust coming. If you go and google search the companion Bible appendixes you can scroll down to appendix #146 and see of the different worlds or ages we will live in.(ge) beatiful green and the katabole or attempted overthrow by satan wanting and trying to steal Gods throne. This age ended with this flood, God got mad because we were stupit.
Itsme Thistime's Jeremiah Chapter 4 comment on 12/03/2011, 12:48pm...
It's my understanding that this chapter is God emphasizing the fact that he has distroyed this earth once before(in the first earth-age) and, in essence, he's not afraid to do it again
Johnny Hodges's Jeremiah Chapter 4 comment on 6/08/2011, 10:32am...
Jeremiah 4:23-27 speaks of an earth that was created
and destroyed before the present earth in Genesis
1 was created and there's a well known Preacher on
the TV that agrees with me
Catharina's Jeremiah Chapter 4 comment about verse 23 on 3/04/2011, 6:14pm...
I belief that this scene will be reality at the end of the tribulation when Jesus and the Father will gather his elect to take them to heaven to be with them for the 1000 years and the earth is in absolute ruins and empty of the wicked people who perished at that time.
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