The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJeremiah 16:13
Therefore will I call you out of this land…
By force, and
against their wills, whether they would or not, and with abhorrence and
contempt: it is to be understood of their captivity, which was but a
just punishment for the above sins; for since they had cast off the
Lord and his worship, it was but just that they should be cast off by
him, and cast out of their land, which they held by their obedience to
into a land that ye know not, neither ye nor your fathers;
country, at a great distance from them; with which they had no
alliance, correspondence, or commerce; and where they had no friends to
converse with, or show them any respect; and whose language they
understood not; all which was an aggravation of their captivity in it:
and there shall ye serve other gods day and night;
should have their
fill of idolatry, even to loathsomeness; and what they had done
willingly in their own land, following the imagination of their own
evil hearts, now they should be forced to; and what they did for their
own pleasure, and at certain times, when they thought fit, now they
should be obliged to attend tonight and day. The Targum is, "and there
shall ye serve people that worship idols day and night"; that as they
had served idols, now they should serve the people, the worshippers of
those idols; the former was their sin, the latter their punishment:
where I will not show you favour;
or, "not give you grace" F2; the
favour and mercy of God serve to support persons in distress; but to be
denied these is an aggravation of it, and must needs make the captivity
of those people the more afflicting. Some understand this of the Lord's
not suffering their enemies to show them any favour or mercy; so Kimchi,
``the enemy shall have no mercy on you, but make you serve with
and to the same purpose the Targum, connecting them with the people,
the idol worshippers, and paraphrasing them thus,
``who shall not be merciful to you;''
and so the Septuagint and Arabic versions, "who shall not give you
mercy"; or "rest", as the Vulgate Latin. The Jews F3 interpret this of
the Messiah, whose name, they say, is Chaninah, the word here used,
whom the Lord would not give them where they were.
F2 (hnynx Mkl Nta al) "non dabo vobis gratiam", Cocceius, Schmidt;
"non dedero vobis gratiam", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator.
F3 T. Bab Sanhedrin, fol. 98. 2. Echa Rabbati, fol. 50. 2.
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