Jeremiah Chapter 8 (Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 The calamity of the Iewes, both dead and aliue. 4 Hee vpbraideth their foolish, and shamelesse impenitencie. 13 Hee sheweth their grieuous iudgment, 18 and bewaileth their desperate estate.
1 At that time, sayeth the Lord, they shall bring out the bones of the kings of Iudah, 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 Ierusalem out of their graues.
2 And they shall spread them before the Sunne, and the Moone, and all the hoste of heauen whom they haue loued, and whom they haue serued, and after whom they haue walked, and whom they haue sought, and whom they haue worshipped: they shall not be gathered, nor be buried, they shall be for doung, vpon the face of the earth.
10 Therfore will I giue their wiues vnto others, & their fields to them that shall inherite them: for euery one from the least euen vnto the greatest is giuen to couetousnes, from the Prophet euen vnto the priest, euery one dealeth falsly.10
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 fal, in the time of their visitation they shall be cast downe, saith the Lord.12
13 ¶ I will surely consume them, saith the Lord; there shalbe no grapes on the vine, nor figges on the figtree, and the leafe shall fade, and the things that I haue giuen them, shall passe away from them.13
14 Why doe wee sit still? assemble your selues, and let vs enter into the defenced cities, and let vs be silent there: for the Lord our God hath put vs to silence, and giuen vs waters of gall to drink, because we haue sinned against the Lord.14
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 haue deuoured the land, and all that is in it, the citie, and those that dwell therein.16
19 Behold the voice of the crie of the daughter of my people because of them that dwel in a farre countrey: Is not the Lord in Zion? is not her king in her? why haue they prouoked me to anger with their grauen images, and with strange vanities?19
View Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah Chapter 8
8:1 The bones - This denotes the utter desolation of the city, not only rasing the walls, but turning up the very sepulchres which were accounted sacred, and not to be violated.
8:4 Not arise - Will they never think of rising again? Not return - Will he wander for ever?
8:5 Deceit - Their false prophets, encouraging themselves in their wickedness, and pleasing themselves, that their miseries should not come upon them.
8:6 I - God.
8:7 Appointed time - The seasons of her going and coming. The judgment - God's vengeance, hovering over Jerusalem, and Judea.
8:8 How - These things considered where is your wisdom? He speaks to the whole body of the people. The Lord - This may have a more special eye to the priests. In vain - For any use they made of it; neither need it ever have been copied out by the scribe. A scribe was a teacher, one well versed in the scripture, or esteemed to be so.
8:13 Pass away - Shall be taken away by their enemies.
8:14 Why - The people at length seem to bethink themselves, and thus to bespeak each other. Silent - Keep close within our walls.
8:16 The snorting - The fury of the Chaldeans march is described by the snorting of their horses, which is a noise they make through their nostrils. Heard - Even to Jerusalem. Have devoured - It is spoken in a prophetical style, who use to express the certainty of what shall be, as if it actually were already.
8:17 Shall bite - There will be no appeasing their fury by any method.
8:18 Sorrow - The prophet now seems to speak, how greatly the calamity of this people affected him.
8:19 Why - As if God should seem to reply; let them not think it strange, seeing they have turned their backs upon me, and trusted to idols.
8:21 Am I hurt - The prophet here shews how deeply he is affected with the peoples misery. Black - I am as those that are clad in deep mourning.
Jeremiah Chapter 8 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
7 Isai. 1.3.
8 Or, the false penne of the scribes worketh for falshood.
9 Cha. 6.15. , Or, haue they beene ashamed, &c. , Heb. the wisedome of what thing.
10 Isai.56.11 chap. 6.13.
11 Cha. 6.14. , Eze. 13. 10.
12 Chap. 3.3. and 6.15.
13 Or, in gathering I will consume. , Isai. 5.1. &c. , Matth.21. 19. luke 13.6. &c.
14 Cha.9.15. dan. 23.15. , Or, poyson.
15 Chap. 14. 16.
16 Cha.4.15. , Hebr. the fulnesse therof.
17 Psal. 58. 5,6.
18 Heb. vpon.
19 Heb. because of the countrey of them that are farre off.
22 Chap. 46. 11. , Heb. gone vp.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania
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