Jeremiah Chapter 6
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1 O ye children of Benjamin, gather yourselves to flee out of the midst of Jerusalem, and blow the trumpet in Tekoa, and set up a sign of fire in Bethhaccerem: for evil appeareth out of the north, and great destruction.
10 To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, the word of the LORD is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it.
11 Therefore I am full of the fury of the LORD; I am weary with holding in: I will pour it out upon the children abroad, and upon the assembly of young men together: for even the husband with the wife shall be taken, the aged with him that is full of days.
15 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the LORD.
16 Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.
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Matthew Henry's Jeremiah Chapter 6 Bible commentary...
The invasion of Judea. (1-8) The justice of God's proceedings. (9-17) All methods used to amend them had been without success. (18-30)1-8 Whatever methods are used, it is vain to contend with God's judgments. The more we indulge in the pleasures of this life, the more we unfit ourselves for the troubles of this life. The Chaldean army shall break in upon the land of Judah, and in a little time devour all. The day is coming, when those careless and secure in sinful ways will be visited. It is folly to trifle when we have eternal salvation to work out, and the enemies of that salvation to fight against. But they were thus eager, not that they might fulfil God's counsels, but that they might fill their own treasures; yet God thereby served his own purposes. The corrupt heart of man, in its natural state, casts out evil thoughts, just as a fountain casts out her waters. It is always flowing, yet always full. The God of mercy is loth to depart even from a provoking people, and is earnest with them, that by repentance and reformation, they may prevent things from coming to extremity.
9-17 When the Lord arises to take vengeance, no sinners of any age or rank, or of either sex escape. They were set upon the world, and wholly carried away by the love of it. If we judge of this sin by God's word, we find multitudes in every station and rank given up to it. Those are to be reckoned our worst and most dangerous enemies, who flatter us in a sinful way. Oh that men would be wise for their souls! Ask for the old paths; the way of godliness and righteousness has always been the way God has owned and blessed. Ask for the old paths set forth by the written word of God. When you have found the good way, go on in it, you will find abundant recompence at your journey's end. But if men will not obey the voice of God and flee to his appointed Refuge, it will plainly appear at the day of judgment, that they are ruined because they reject God's word.
18-30 God rejects their outward services, as worthless to atone for their sins. Sacrifice and incense were to direct them to a Mediator; but when offered to purchase a license to go on in sin, they provoke God. The sins of God's professing people make them an easy prey to their enemies. They dare not show themselves. Saints may rejoice in hope of God's mercies, though they see them only in the promise: sinners must mourn for fear of God's judgments, though they see them only in the threatenings. They are the worst of revolters, and are all corrupters. Sinners soon become tempters. They are compared to ore supposed to have good metal in it, but which proves all dross. Nothing will prevail to part between them and their sins. Reprobate silver shall they be called, useless and worthless. When warnings, corrections, rebukes, and all means of grace, leave men unrenewed, they will be left, as rejected of God, to everlasting misery. Let us pray, then, that we may be refined by the Lord, as silver is refined.
Anthony's Jeremiah Chapter 6 comment about verse 16 on 5/03/2013, 1:48am...
There is clear warning to us in that we have deviated from the ways of the LORD and not living like our fore fathers.God is providing a solution which is optional i may choose to or not to however there are consequences for of either way.I thank God because when we choose His ways there is promise of peace in our souls
LEMOGANG's Jeremiah Chapter 6 comment about verse 10 on 4/15/2013, 8:41am...
I THINK ITS GIVING US THE PERSPECTIVE THAT WE SHOULD NOT IGNORE OR NEGLECT THE TRUTH ABOUT..BECAUSE JOHN 14VERSE 6 *I AM THE WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LIGHT*
Candy's Jeremiah Chapter 6 comment about verse 16 on 3/06/2013, 7:03pm...
This verse was referred to in a card given to me by my father's Bible group when I was diagnosed with breast cancer for the third time. I believe the verse says that if you walk in the path of the Lord as the Lord has told us for centuries, that you will be at peace with yourself and what life has handed you. God gives us all a path to follow in life. If we follow these paths in a way that honors The Lord, we can overcome any obstacles put before us.
Florence Justine's Jeremiah Chapter 6 comment on 2/21/2013, 3:20am...
I think God calls us to repentance before it is too late. There is destruction if someone does not listen to God’s timing for repentance.
Anonymous's Jeremiah Chapter 6 comment about verse 2 on 11/19/2012, 10:48pm...
Except for the King James Version, all other bible versions have added one or two extra statements to this verse 2. The original verse in the King James Version, did not say anything about "cutting off or by his hand."
André's Jeremiah Chapter 6 comment on 11/07/2012, 9:18am...
You may not be receiving daily verses in your email box yet, but you can get them on your Facebook page. All you have to do is to go to the bottom of this page, and click at Home. When on the home page, you click at Facebook “like” icon, at the right hand top of the page, just beneath the opened Bible. God bless you."
Jeremiah's Jeremiah Chapter 6 comment on 11/07/2012, 3:37am...
Please send me more of God’s word (messages), I want to learn more.
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