Jeremiah Chapter 9 (Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 Ieremiah lamenteth the Iewes for their manifold sinnes, 9 and for their iudgement. 12 Disobedience is the cause of their bitter calamitie. 17 He exhorteth to mourne for their destruction, 23 and to trust, not in themselues, but in God. 25 He threatneth both Iewes and Gentiles.
10 For the mountaines will I take vp a weeping and wayling, and for the habitations of the wildernesse a lamentation, because they are burnt vp, so that none can passe through them, neither can men heare the voyce of the cattell, both the foule of the heauens, and the beast are fled, they are gone.10
12 ¶ Who is the wise man that may vnderstand this, and who is he to whom the mouth of the Lord hath spoken, that hee may declare it; for what the land perisheth, and is burnt vp like a wildernesse that none passeth through?
24 But let him that glorieth, glory in this, that hee vnderstandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise louing kindnesse, iudgement and righteousnesse in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord.
26 Egypt, and Iudah, and Edom, and the children of Ammon, and Moab, and all that are in the vtmost corners, that dwell in the wildernesse: for all these nations are vncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are vncircumcised in the heart.26
View Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah Chapter 9
9:2 A lodging place - Some retiring place, though it were but some mean hut in the wilderness.
9:5 Weary - They use industry, and contrivance in it, they spare no labour.
9:7 Try them - By melting them, I will bring upon them, the fire of the Chaldean war, that shall purge away those deceits in which they trust, that the remnant may be purified. For how - I have tried all other means.
9:10 Wailing - The prophet having taken up a lamentation for the slaughter of the people, now re - assumes it for the desolation of the whole land. The mountains shall not be able to secure them, nor the valleys to feed them.
9:12 Who is - Is there not a wise man among you, that will search into the cause of all these threatened judgments.
9:16 A sword - But I will follow them with the sword, 'till they be destroyed, such of them as were appointed for destruction; for otherwise, they were not all consumed, a full end was not to be made.
9:17 Women - Who were hired to tear their hair, and beat their breasts, with other mourning postures, a foolish custom which has obtained in most ages and countries. Cunning - Such as are most skilful in it.
9:20 Every one - It denotes how large and universal the mourning shall be.
9:21 Death - The unavoidableness of the ruin is expressed metaphorically, alluding to the storming of a city, wherein there is no respect had to sex, youth, or age.
9:22 As the handful - They shall be no more regarded than a few scattered ears that drop out of the reapers hand, which either lie on the ground and are eaten by birds, or trod to dirt by beasts. None - None shall have so much respect to them, as to afford burial.
9:24 Knoweth - Whether we make any curious distinction between understanding God, as if that be more speculative, whereby we rightly apprehend his nature; and knowing God, as if that be more practical, as directing the conversation, we need not here enquire; yet certainly both center in this, that we so know and understand God as to trust in him, and depend on him alone in all conditions. Exercise - Kindness, as it relates to his own people; judgment, in punishing the wicked; righteousness, as he deals justly and uprightly with both.
Jeremiah Chapter 9 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
1 Heb. who will giue my head &c. , Isa.22.4. chap.4.19.
4 Chap. 12. 6. mich. 7. 5,6. , Or, friend.
5 Or, mocke.
8 Psal.120.4 , Psal. 12.2. and 28.3. , Psa. 12.3. and 28.3. , Heb. in the middest of him. , Or, waite for him.
9 Chap.5.9, 29.
10 Or, pastures , Or, desolate , Heb. from the foule euen to &c.
11 Chap. 11. 10,22. , Heb. desolation.
14 Or, stubburnesse.
15 Cha. 8.12. and 23.15.
16 Leuit. 26. 33.
23 1.Cor.1. 31. 2.cor. 10.17.
25 Heb. visit vpon.
26 Hebr. cut off into corners, or hauing the corners of their haire polled. , Chap. 25. 23. , Rom.2. 28,29.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania
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