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The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible

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Jeremiah 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.


FOOTNOTES:

F15 (hyrwvq) "fasciae suae", Tigurine version; "ligaminum suorum", Munster, Calvin; "ligamentorum suorum", Piscator.

 


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The New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 2:32". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=jer&chapter=002&verse=032>. 1999.

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