Jeremiah Chapter 8
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1 At that time, saith the LORD, they shall bring out the bones of the kings of Judah, and the bones of his princes, and the bones of the priests, and the bones of the prophets, and the bones of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, out of their graves:
2 And they shall spread them before the sun, and the moon, and all the host of heaven, whom they have loved, and whom they have served, and after whom they have walked, and whom they have sought, and whom they have worshipped: they shall not be gathered, nor be buried; they shall be for dung upon the face of the earth.
10 Therefore will I give their wives unto others, and their fields to them that shall inherit them: for every one from the least even unto the greatest is given to covetousness, from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.
12 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore shall they fall among them that fall: in the time of their visitation they shall be cast down, saith the LORD.
13 I will surely consume them, saith the LORD: there shall be no grapes on the vine, nor figs on the fig tree, and the leaf shall fade; and the things that I have given them shall pass away from them.
14 Why do we sit still? assemble yourselves, and let us enter into the defenced cities, and let us be silent there: for the LORD our God hath put us to silence, and given us water of gall to drink, because we have sinned against the LORD.
16 The snorting of his horses was heard from Dan: the whole land trembled at the sound of the neighing of his strong ones; for they are come, and have devoured the land, and all that is in it; the city, and those that dwell therein.
19 Behold the voice of the cry of the daughter of my people because of them that dwell in a far country: Is not the LORD in Zion? is not her king in her? Why have they provoked me to anger with their graven images, and with strange vanities?
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Matthew Henry's Jeremiah Chapter 8 Bible commentary...
The remains of the dead exposed. (1-3) The stupidity of the people, compared with the instinct of the brute creation. (4-13) The alarm of the invasion, and lamentation. (14-22)1-3 Though no real hurt can be done to a dead body, yet disgrace to the remains of wicked persons may alarm those yet alive; and this reminds us that the Divine justice and punishments extend beyond the grave. Whatever befalls us here, let us humble ourselves before God, and seek his mercy.
4-13 What brought this ruin? 1. The people would not attend to reason; they would not act in the affairs of their souls with common prudence. Sin is backsliding; it is going back from the way that leads to life, to that which leads to destruction. 2. They would not attend to the warning of conscience. They did not take the first step towards repentance: true repentance begins in serious inquiry as to what we have done, from conviction that we have done amiss. 3. They would not attend to the ways of providence, nor understand the voice of God in them, ver. #7|. They know not how to improve the seasons of grace, which God affords. Many boast of their religious knowledge, yet, unless taught by the Spirit of God, the instinct of brutes is a more sure guide than their supposed wisdom. 4. They would not attend to the written word. Many enjoy abundance of the means of grace, have Bibles and ministers, but they have them in vain. They will soon be ashamed of their devices. The pretenders to wisdom were the priests and the false prophets. They flattered people in sin, and so flattered them into destruction, silencing their fears and complaints with, All is well. Selfish teachers may promise peace when there is no peace; and thus men encourage each other in committing evil; but in the day of visitation they will have no refuge to flee unto.
14-22 At length they begin to see the hand of God lifted up. And when God appears against us, every thing that is against us appears formidable. As salvation only can be found in the Lord, so the present moment should be seized. Is there no medicine proper for a sick and dying kingdom? Is there no skilful, faithful hand to apply the medicine? Yes, God is able to help and to heal them. If sinners die of their wounds, their blood is upon their own heads. The blood of Christ is balm in Gilead, his Spirit is the Physician there, all-sufficient; so that the people may be healed, but will not. Thus men die unpardoned and unchanged, for they will not come to Christ to be saved.
Anonymous's Jeremiah Chapter 8 comment on 12/17/2013, 12:23am...
Evangelist Chidi.My only advice is that we all need to return like children of God not our fathers or our will buy the truth and sell it not nothing is new God is unchangeable and will do what he intends to do according to his judgements he will not change or spare the wicked.We need to change as quickly as possible not talk of some of us who had a life encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ and got delivered nothing is new if we refuse to turn around quickly judgement will repeat God is too real to doubt gor some of us who have no knowleadge or revelation about pls run as there is fire on the mountain run;run heaven and hell is too real be bless encourage anyone around you to make peace with God.
Andrew's Jeremiah Chapter 8 comment about verse 20 on 12/05/2013, 7:53pm...
Harvest - time when God gather His people to Him - is past, and the summer - God's allotted time for us to be saved, the time of grace -- is ended, and we are still not saved - to enter into winter, the time of God's reckoning.
Rodney noe's Jeremiah Chapter 8 comment about verse 20 on 11/13/2013, 12:45pm...
that's just one season ,One year,One summer,One harvest.What about all the other year's that we are not saved When are we going to get saved,we are in Ruth's gleaning that means we are running of time
Concern Sister's Jeremiah Chapter 8 comment on 8/07/2013, 11:41am...
As I read the comments on this p***age, I am reminded of the scripture in (Revelation 22:18-19)
Which is a warning for those who distort the Word! The Bible also records in (I Timothy 4:1) that this is another sign of the last days as well as (2Timothy 4:3-4) (2 Timothy3:16)" God Breathed" Read also ( 2 Peter1:19-21)(2 Peter2:1). Pray the prayer according to ( Ephesians 1:17-19), allow God through the Holy spirit to teach you, and give you the revelation, wisdom, knowledge, and understanding of His word.
Abonaba Aminu's Jeremiah Chapter 8 comment about verse 8 on 7/31/2013, 12:05am...
Do you believe this part of the bible is false? What can you say about it?
James's Jeremiah Chapter 8 comment on 4/03/2013, 10:18am...
Jeremiah 8:8 is only reminding us of how far we have negleted both the law and the word of GOD and how deep wickedness has eating deep into our society. It is a wake up call to our prophets(preachers), religiouse leaders and political leaders.
James's Jeremiah Chapter 8 comment on 4/03/2013, 10:07am...
Jeremiah 8:8 is only reminding us of how far we have neglected both the law and the word of GOD, and how deep wickedness has been eating deep into our society. It is a wake up call to our prophets (preachers), religious leaders and political leaders.
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