The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJeremiah 6:21
Therefore thus saith the Lord…
Because of their
immorality and hypocrisy, their contempt of his word, and confidence in
legal rites and ceremonies:
behold, I will lay stumblingblocks before this people;
by which may be
meant the judgments of God upon them, raising up enemies against them,
and suffering them to invade their land; particularly the Assyrians, as
the following words show. Moreover, the prophecies of the false
prophets, and the doctrines which they were permitted to spread among
the people, were snares and stumblingblocks unto them, they being given
up to believe their lies, and to be hardened by them; nay, even true
doctrines, the doctrines of justification and salvation by Christ, yea,
Christ himself, were a rock of offence, and a stumbling stone to these
people, (Isaiah 8:14) (Romans 9:32,33) (1 Peter 2:7,8)
and the fathers and the sons together shall fall upon them;
them" F26; the latter following the examples of the forager; and so it
denotes, that as the corruption was general, the punishment would be:
and the neighbour and his friend shall perish;
in the same calamity,
being involved in the guilt of the same iniquity, in which they
encouraged and hardened one another. The Septuagint and Arabic versions
by "stumblingblocks" understand an "infirmity" or "disease", which
should come upon the people, and make a general desolation among them.
Kimchi interprets the whole of the wickedness of fathers and children,
neighbours and friends, and such as were in trade and partnership, and
of their delight in mischief; that though they were aware of the
stumblingblocks, yet would not give each other warning of them. The
whole, according to the accents, should be rendered thus, "and they
shall fall upon them, the fathers and the sons together, the neighbour
and his friend, and they shall perish"; falling and perishing are said
of them all.
F26 (Mb) "in iis", Schmidt; "in eis", Cocceius, Pegnanius.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 6:21". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=jer&chapter=006&verse=021>. 1999.