The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJeremiah 18:7
[At what] instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and
concerning a kingdom…
By way of threatening: or, "the moment I
shall speak" F19, &c; as soon as ever I have declared concerning any
people whatever, Jews or Gentiles; that if they go on in their sins,
and remain impenitent, and do not turn from them, that they must expect
I will quickly come out against such a nation and kingdom in a
providential way, as threatened:
to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy [it];
as the proprietor
of a garden, when it do not turn to his account, plucks up the plants,
and pulls down the fences, and lets it go to ruin.
F19 (rbda egr) "momento loquor", Schmidt; "momento eloquor", Junius &
Tremellius; "momento ut loquutus fuero", Tigurine version.