The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJeremiah 6:11
Therefore I am full of the fury of the Lord…
zeal for the Lord, for the glory of his name, and the honour of his
word; or rather of the prophecy of the Lord, as the Targum interprets
it, concerning the wrath of God, that should come upon this people for
I am weary with holding it;
the prophecy, the message he was sent with
to them, to pronounce the judgments of God upon them; which being a
disagreeable task to him, he refrained from doing it as long as he
could; but being highly provoked with the sins of the people, and
particularly with their contempt of the word of God, and especially he
being obedient to the divine will, he could forbear no longer making a
full declaration of it; see (Jeremiah 20:9) .
I will pour it upon the children abroad;
or, "in the street" F21; that
are playing there:
and upon the assembly of young men together;
that are met together for
their pleasure and diversion; and the sense is, that the prophet would
declare in a prophetic manner, and denounce, according to his office
and commission, the wrath of God, which should come upon persons of
every age, and of every relation in life, as follows: though the words
may be rendered, "pour it upon the children"… F23; and so it is a
prayer of the prophet's to the Lord, that he would execute the
vengeance on them which he had threatened them with by him:
for even the husband with the wife shall be taken;
and carried captive:
the aged with him that is full of days;
the old and the decrepit,
such as are advanced in years, and also those that are just upon the
brink of the grave, ready to die: the meaning is, that children
should not be spared for their tender age, nor young men for their
strength, nor husbands and wives on account of their relation, nor
any because of their hoary hairs; seeing the corruption was so
general, and prevailed in persons of every age, and of every station.
F21 (Uwxb) "in platea", Montanus, Schmidt.
F23 (llwe le Kpv) "effunde in puerum", Cocceius; "super infantem",
Schmidt; so V. L. "effundere", Montanus.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 6:11". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=jer&chapter=006&verse=011>. 1999.