The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJeremiah 33:15
In those days, and at that time…
In those very selfsame
days before spoken of; in those days to come, and which were hastening
on; in the fulness of time, agreed on between Jehovah and his Son; the
appointed, fixed, determined time:
will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David;
Zerubbabel, but the Messiah; who is not only a branch of David's family,
and therefore said to grow up unto him, being of his seed, his son, and
offspring; but a Branch of righteousness, or a righteous Branch;
perfectly righteous in himself, and the author of righteousness unto
others; which cannot be said of Zerubbabel, or of any other branch
springing from David but the Messiah; and of him the Targum interprets
it, paraphrasing it thus,
``the Messiah of righteousness;''
and Kimchi's note is,
``this is the King Messiah;''
and so it is by other Jewish writers F24 interpreted of him:
and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land;
upon the blind Pharisees given up to judicial blindness and hardness of
heart; and upon the world, and the prince of it, who was cast out by
him; and though he came not at first to judge the world and all the
individuals of it, as he will do at his second coming; yet all
judgment, rule, and government of his church, is committed to him by
his Father; and he is on the throne to order and establish it with
judgment, and to overrule all things for the good of it, and his own
and his Father's glory: and he has "wrought" out an everlasting
"righteousness", agreeably to law and justice, for the justification of
his people; for which reason he and they have the name in (Jeremiah 33:16) .
F24 Abarbinel, Mashmiah Jeshuah, fol. 40. 2.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 33:15". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=jer&chapter=033&verse=015>. 1999.