The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJeremiah 44:9
Have ye forgotten the wickedness of your fathers…
judgments it brought upon them; meaning not their more remote ancestors
in the wilderness, and the idolatry they committed, and the punishment
inflicted upon them for it; but more near, such who lived a little
before the destruction of Jerusalem, and whose sins had brought on
that; and therefore could not be easily forgotten by them; or, if they
were forgotten, it argued great stupidity:
and the wickedness of the kings of Judah, and the wickedness of their
by whom they were drawn into idolatry, particularly Solomon; and
it is in the original text, "the wickedness of his wives" F26; and Dr.
Lightfoot thinks respect is had to Solomon's wives; but it may be
understood distributively of everyone of their wives, as Kimchi and
Ben Melech interpret it F1:
and your own wickedness, and the wickedness of your wives, which you
have committed in the land of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem?
where they had built altars, and worshipped strange gods, they, and
their wives, as well as those who were carried captive; and which were
the cause of all those evils that came upon them; these, being recent
things, could not be forgotten by them; or however should have been
remembered, and that so as to have deterred them from going into such
practices again, as they now did in Egypt.
F26 (wyvn twer) "mala mulierum ejus", Schmidt; "et mala foeminarum
ejus", Cocceius; "uxorum ejus", V. L. Montanus.
F1 "Et mala uxorum cujusque illorum", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator.