The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJeremiah 23:27
Which think to cause my people to forget my name…
Septuagint and Arabic versions render it, "my law". The word and
worship of God; from which men are drawn off by false teachers, and are
in a fair way to be brought to atheism, and to forget that there is a
God; for when once men are turned from the word of God to believe lies,
and from the pure worship of God to a false religion, there is no
knowing where things will end; and, indeed, it was the design of these
false prophets, a scheme and device of theirs, in which they hoped to
by their dreams; which,
says the Lord,
they tell every man to his neighbour;
privately from house to house, as
well as publicly, to take off the people from all thoughts of God and
as their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal:
or, by Baal F11; by
means of Baal's prophets in Samaria before mentioned; who seduced
Israel from the pure worship of God, and made them forget him; having
the name of Baal more in their minds and mouths than the name of God.
The Syriac version is, "as their fathers forgot my name, and worshipped
Baal"; and so the Targum,
``as their fathers forsook the worship of my name, and swore by
the name of idols.''
F11 (lebb) "per Baalem", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Cocceius, Schmidt.