The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJeremiah 2:32
Can a maid forget her ornaments…
Which she has provided
for her wedding day, and is then to wear, and which may be the next;
such as ear rings, bracelets, and jewels, which are never out of her
mind, and can scarce sleep for thinking of them, how richly she shall
be adorned with them; wherefore it follows:
or a bride her attire?
or, "her bindings" F15; her knots about her head
or breast. The word is rendered "head bands" in (Isaiah 3:20) and here, by
the Septuagint version, "her stomacher"; set with sparkling precious
stones; see (Isaiah 61:10) , these things her heart being set upon, and
priding herself with, cannot be forgotten by her, at least not long:
yet, my people have forgotten me days without number;
which shows great
stupidity and ingratitude; the Lord not being so much to them, from
whom they had received so many favours, as the ornaments of a maid, and
the attire of a bride, are to them.
F15 (hyrwvq) "fasciae suae", Tigurine version; "ligaminum suorum",
Munster, Calvin; "ligamentorum suorum", Piscator.