The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJeremiah 23:11
For both prophet and priest are profane…
Being guilty of
the afore mentioned sins. The Targum is,
``the scribe and the priest;''
and such were the scribes and priests in the time of our Lord; they
played "the hypocrite" F17, as some render the word here; and are often
charged with the sin of hypocrisy, and called hypocrites,
(Matthew 22:18) (23:13-15,23,25,27,29) ;
yea, in my house have I found their wickedness, saith the Lord;
they officiated in holy things, or should have done so; where the one
should have instructed the people, and the other offered sacrifices for
them, according to the will of God; there they committed wickedness,
which was an aggravation of their sin, as was the case of Eli's sons,
(1 Samuel 2:22-24) ; perhaps the same sin was committed by these men; or
idolatry may be meant; setting up images, and building altars for them
in the house of God; see (Jeremiah 7:30) ; or carrying on traffic and
merchandise, whereby the temple was made a house of merchandise, as it
was in the times of Christ, (John 2:14-16) .
F17 (wpnx) "hypocritae fuerunt", Vatablus, Montanus; "hypocritas
agunt", Piscator; "hypocrisin exercent", Schmidt, Cocceius.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 23:11". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=jer&chapter=023&verse=011>. 1999.