Jeremiah Chapter 5
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1 Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it.
3 O LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.
6 Wherefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, and a wolf of the evenings shall spoil them, a leopard shall watch over their cities: every one that goeth out thence shall be torn in pieces: because their transgressions are many, and their backslidings are increased.
7 How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots' houses.
15 Lo, I will bring a nation upon you from far, O house of Israel, saith the LORD: it is a mighty nation, it is an ancient nation, a nation whose language thou knowest not, neither understandest what they say.
17 And they shall eat up thine harvest, and thy bread, which thy sons and thy daughters should eat: they shall eat up thy flocks and thine herds: they shall eat up thy vines and thy fig trees: they shall impoverish thy fenced cities, wherein thou trustedst, with the sword.
19 And it shall come to pass, when ye shall say, Wherefore doeth the LORD our God all these things unto us? then shalt thou answer them, Like as ye have forsaken me, and served strange gods in your land, so shall ye serve strangers in a land that is not yours.
22 Fear ye not me? saith the LORD: will ye not tremble at my presence, which have placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves thereof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it?
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Matthew Henry's Jeremiah Chapter 5 Bible commentary...
The Jews' profession of religion was hypocritical. (1-9) The cruel proceedings of their enemies. (10-18) Their apostacy and idolatry. (19-31)1-9 None could be found who behaved as upright and godly men. But the Lord saw the true character of the people through all their disguises. The poor were ignorant, and therefore they were wicked. What can be expected but works of darkness, from people that know nothing of God and religion? There are God's poor, who, notwithstanding poverty, know the way of the Lord, walk in it, and do their duty; but these were willingly ignorant, and their ignorance would not be their excuse. The rich were insolent and haughty, and the abuse of God's favours made their sin worse.
10-18 Multitudes are ruined by believing that God will not be so strict as his word says he will; by this artifice Satan undid mankind. Sinners are not willing to own any thing to be God's word, that tends to part them from, or to disquiet them in, their sins. Mocking and misusing the Lord's messengers, filled the measure of their iniquity. God can bring trouble upon us from places and causes very remote. He has mercy in store for his people, therefore will set bounds to this desolating judgment. Let us not overlook the "nevertheless," ver. #18|. This is the Lord's covenant with Israel. He thereby proclaims his holiness, and his utter displeasure against sin while sparing the sinner, #Ps 89:30-35|.
19-31 Unhumbled hearts are ready to charge God with being unjust in their afflictions. But they may read their sin in their punishment. If men will inquire wherefore the Lord doeth hard things unto them, let them think of their sins. The restless waves obeyed the Divine decree, that they should not pass the sandy shores, which were as much a restraint as lofty mountains; but they burst all restraints of God's law, and were wholly gone into wickedness. Neither did they consider their interest. While the Lord, year after year, reserves to us the appointed weeks of harvest, men live on his bounty; yet they transgress against him. Sin deprives us of God's blessings; it makes the heaven as brass, and the earth as iron. Certainly the things of this world are not the best things; and we are not to think, that, because evil men prosper, God allows their practices. Though sentence against evil works is not executed speedily, it will be executed. Shall I not visit for these things? This speaks the certainty and the necessity of God's judgments. Let those who walk in bad ways consider that an end will come, and there will be bitterness in the latter end.
Debra's Jeremiah Chapter 5 comment about verse 3 on 3/21/2013, 1:31pm...
Aren't we living through the same thing today.. We've invited every demonic doctrine into our churches never judging nor any attempt made to throw false doctrine out.. Judgement is looming and it's because of the church not our government. God gives to a people the leaders they deserve.
Blessed's Jeremiah Chapter 5 comment on 2/19/2013, 8:50am...
God is going to mess up this world and no one will be able to stop that, he sends his prophets to tell the people but they are not listening to the voice of God; they change the law, serve God and live like “reject God and die”. The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life, if the world wants eternal life, they need to accept Christ as their personal saviour and turn from their wicked ways. And God, our God will pardon and have mercy on us. Let us pray that he will hear our weeping.
David Pasquill's Jeremiah Chapter 5 comment about verse 5 on 2/12/2012, 8:10pm...
Awesome verse! My pastor has preached it more than once!!
Gracie's Jeremiah Chapter 5 comment on 7/13/2011, 12:30am...
I believe that what happened then is happening now,more or less. The way this country is going or shall I say the people in this country, with all the sin and hardening of hearts and turning away from God. If the unbelievers don't have a change of heart about God, I believe that God will turn his back on our country and this will be our demise as well.
Susan's Jeremiah Chapter 5 comment on 9/10/2010, 2:41pm...
While the prophet Jeremiah addressed the Jewish nation of his own day, the prophecies and warnings are every bit as relevant to the Christian nations today. We are grafted into the tree, and therefore we, as a people, must have the same spiritual environment to thrive as did the Israelites. If we choose to turn away from the righteous God that establishes His people, we will most certainly face the same consequences.
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