The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJeremiah 6:8
And be thou instructed, O Jerusalem…
Or "corrected" F19;
receive discipline or instructions by chastisements and corrections,
return by repentance, that the evils threatened may not come: this
shows the affection of the Lord to his people, notwithstanding all
their sins; that their amendment, and not their destruction, were
pleasing to him; that it was with reluctance he was about to visit them
in the manner threatened; and that even now it was not too late,
provided they were instructed and reformed; but, if not, they must
expect what follows:
lest my soul depart from thee;
his Shechinah, or divine Presence, and
all the tokens of his love, favour, and good will. The Targum
interprets it of the Word of the Lord,
``lest my Word cast thee off;''
see (Romans 11:1) , or, "lest my soul pluck itself from thee"; or "be
plucked" F20, and separated from thee: the phrase denotes an utter
separation, a forcible one, joined with the utmost abhorrence and
detestation. In (Ezekiel 23:18) , it is rendered, "my mind was alienated"; it
denotes disunion and disaffection.
Lest I make thee desolate, a land not inhabited;
the Targum adds, by
way of illustration,
``as the land of Sodom;''
so that not a man should dwell in it; see (Jeremiah 4:25,27,29) .
F19 (yrowh) "cape disciplinam", Vatablus; "admitte disciplinam",
Cocceius; "castigationem", Schmidt.
F20 (Kmm yvpn eqt Np) "ut non luxetur, [vel] avellatur anima mea a te",
Vatablus, Junius & Tremellius, Schmidt.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 6:8". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=jer&chapter=006&verse=008>. 1999.