The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJeremiah 2:4
Hear ye the word of the Lord, O house of Jacob, and all the
families of the house of Israel.
] The Lord, by the prophet, having
observed his great kindness to this people, what they were unto him,
and what a regard he had for them, proceeds to upbraid them with their
ingratitude, and requires an attention to what he was about to say; all
are called upon, because, all were guilty. This respects the two tribes
of Judah and Benjamin, and the several families in them. The ten tribes
had been long carried captive.