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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1By the type of a linen girdle, hidden at Euphrates, God prefigures the destruction of his people.
12Under the parable of the bottles filled with wine he foretells their drunkenness in misery.
15He exhorts to prevent their future judgments.
22He shews their abominations are the cause thereof.
 
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Chapter 13

Verse 1
Thus saith the LORD unto me, Go and get thee a linen girdle, and put it upon thy loins, and put it not in water.


A. M. 3405. B.C. 599. Go
11; 19:1; 27:2; Ezekiel 4:1-5; Hebrews 1:1

Verse 2
So I got a girdle according to the word of the LORD, and put it on my loins.
according
Proverbs 3:5; Isaiah 20:2; Ezekiel 2:8; Hosea 1:2,3; John 13:6,7; 15:14

Verse 3
And the word of the LORD came unto me the second time, saying,
3,8

Verse 4
Take the girdle that thou hast got, which is upon thy loins, and arise, go to Euphrates, and hide it there in a hole of the rock.
go
Intending to point out, by this distant place, the country, Chaldea, into which they were to be carried captive.
51:63,64; Psalms 137:1; Micah 4:10

Verse 5
So I went, and hid it by Euphrates, as the LORD commanded me.
as
Exodus 39:42,43; 40:16; Matthew 22:2-6; John 2:5-8; Acts 26:19,20; 2 Timothy 2:3; Hebrews 11:8,17-19

Verse 6
And it came to pass after many days, that the LORD said unto me, Arise, go to Euphrates, and take the girdle from thence, which I commanded thee to hide there.
Arise

Verse 7
Then I went to Euphrates, and digged, and took the girdle from the place where I had hid it: and, behold, the girdle was marred, it was profitable for nothing.
it was
10; 24:1-8; Isaiah 64:6; Ezekiel 15:3-5; Zechariah 3:3,4; Luke 14:34,35; Romans 3:12; Philemon 1:11

Verse 9
Thus saith the LORD, After this manner will I mar the pride of Judah, and the great pride of Jerusalem.
After
18:4-6; Lamentations 5:5-8
the pride
15-17; Leviticus 26:19; Job 40:10-12; Proverbs 16:18; Isaiah 2:10-17; 23:9; Ezekiel 16:50,56; Nahum 2:2; *marg:; Zephaniah 3:11; Luke 18:14; James 4:6; 1 Peter 5:5
the great
48:29; Isaiah 16:6

Verse 10
This evil people, which refuse to hear my words, which walk in the imagination of their heart, and walk after other gods, to serve them, and to worship them, shall even be as this girdle, which is good for nothing.
evil
5:23; 7:25-28; 8:5; 11:7,18; 15:1; 25:3-7; 34:14-17; Numbers 14:11; 2 Chronicles 36:15,16; Hebrews 12:25
walk
7:24; 9:14; 11:8; 16:12; Ecclesiastes 11:9; Ephesians 4:17-19
imagination
or, stubbornness.
3:17; *marg:; Psalms 78:8; Acts 7:51
shall
7; 15:1-4; 16:4; Isaiah 3:24

Verse 11
For as the girdle cleaveth to the loins of a man, so have I caused to cleave unto me the whole house of Israel and the whole house of Judah, saith the LORD; that they might be unto me for a people, and for a name, and for a praise, and for a glory: but they would not hear.
I caused
Exodus 19:5,6; Deuteronomy 4:7; 26:18; 32:10-15; Psalms 135:4; 147:20
for a name
33:9; Isaiah 43:21; 62:12; 1 Peter 2:9
but
10; 6:17; Psalms 81:11; John 5:37-40

Verse 12
Therefore thou shalt speak unto them this word; Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Every bottle shall be filled with wine: and they shall say unto thee, Do we not certainly know that every bottle shall be filled with wine?
and they shall
Ezekiel 24:19

Verse 13
Then shalt thou say unto them, Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will fill all the inhabitants of this land, even the kings that sit upon David's throne, and the priests, and the prophets, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, with drunkenness.
I will
25:15-18,27; 51:7; Psalms 60:3; 75:8; Isaiah 29:9; 49:26; 51:17,21; 63:6; Habakkuk 2:16

Verse 14
And I will dash them one against another, even the fathers and the sons together, saith the LORD: I will not pity, nor spare, nor have mercy, but destroy them.
I will dash
19:9-11; 48:12; Judges 7:20-22; 1 Samuel 14:16; 2 Chronicles 20:23; Psalms 2:9; Isaiah 9:20,21
one against another
Heb. a man against his brother. even.
6:21; 47:3; Ezekiel 5:10; Matthew 10:21; Mark 13:12
I will not
21:7; Deuteronomy 29:20; Isaiah 27:11; Ezekiel 5:11; 7:4,9; 8:18; 9:5,10; 24:14
but destroy
Heb. from destroying.

Verse 15
Hear ye, and give ear; be not proud: for the LORD hath spoken.
and
Isaiah 42:23; Joel 1:2; Revelation 2:29
be
Isaiah 28:14-22; James 4:10
for
26:15; Amos 7:15; Acts 4:19,20

Verse 16
Give glory to the LORD your God, before he cause darkness, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains, and, while ye look for light, he turn it into the shadow of death, and make it gross darkness.
Give
Joshua 7:19; 1 Samuel 6:5; Psalms 96:7,8
before
4:23; Ecclesiastes 11:8; 12:1,2; Isaiah 5:30; 8:22; 59:9; Amos 8:9,10; John 12:35
your
Proverbs 4:19; 1 Peter 2:8; 1 John 2:10,11
while
8:15; 14:19; Isaiah 59:9; Lamentations 4:17
the shadow
Psalms 44:19
gross
Exodus 10:21; Isaiah 60:2

Verse 17
But if ye will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places for your pride; and mine eye shall weep sore, and run down with tears, because the LORD'S flock is carried away captive.
if
22:5; Malachi 2:2
my soul
9:1; 14:17; 17:16; 1 Samuel 15:11,35; Psalms 119:136; Lamentations 1:2,16; 2:18; Luke 19:41,42; Romans 9:2-4
for
because
19,20; Psalms 80:1; Isaiah 63:11; Ezekiel 34:31; 36:38

Verse 18
Say unto the king and to the queen, Humble yourselves, sit down: for your principalities shall come down, even the crown of your glory.
unto
22:26; 2 Kings 24:12,15; Ezekiel 19:2-14; Jonah 3:6
Humble
Exodus 10:3; 2 Chronicles 33:12,19,23; Matthew 18:4; James 4:10; 1 Peter 5:6
sit
Isaiah 3:26; 47:1; Lamentations 2:10
principalities
or, head-tires.

Verse 19
The cities of the south shall be shut up, and none shall open them: Judah shall be carried away captive all of it, it shall be wholly carried away captive.
cities
17:26; 33:13; Joshua 18:5; Ezekiel 20:46,47
shut
Deuteronomy 28:52; Job 12:14
Judah
39:9; 52:27; Leviticus 26:31-33; Deuteronomy 28:15,64-68; 2 Kings 25:21

Verse 20
Lift up your eyes, and behold them that come from the north: where is the flock that was given thee, thy beautiful flock?
and
1:14; 6:22; 10:22; Habakkuk 1:6
where
17; 23:2; Isaiah 56:9-12; Ezekiel 34:7-10; Zechariah 11:16,17; John 10:12,13; Acts 20:26-29

Verse 21
What wilt thou say when he shall punish thee? for thou hast taught them to be captains, and as chief over thee: shall not sorrows take thee, as a woman in travail?
wilt
5:31; 22:23; Isaiah 10:3; Ezekiel 28:9
punish
Heb. visit upon. for.
2 Kings 16:7; Isaiah 39:2-4
shall not
4:31; 6:24; 30:6; 48:41; Isaiah 13:8; 21:3; 1 Thessalonians 5:3

Verse 22
And if thou say in thine heart, Wherefore come these things upon me? For the greatness of thine iniquity are thy skirts discovered, and thy heels made bare.
if
Deuteronomy 7:17; 8:17; 18:21; Isaiah 47:8; Zephaniah 1:12; Luke 5:21,22
Wherefore
5:19; 16:10,11
the greatness
2:17-19; 9:2-9; Hosea 12:8
skirts
26; Isaiah 3:17; 20:4; 47:2,3; Lamentations 1:8; Ezekiel 16:37-39; 23:27-29; Hosea 2:3,10; Nahum 3:5
made bare
or, shall be violently taken away.

Verse 23
Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.
Ethiopian
2:22,30; 5:3; 6:29,30; 17:9; Proverbs 27:22; Isaiah 1:5; Matthew 19:24-28
accustomed
Heb. taught.
9:5

Verse 24
Therefore will I scatter them as the stubble that passeth away by the wind of the wilderness.
will
Leviticus 26:33; Deuteronomy 4:27; 28:64; 32:26; Ezekiel 5:2,12; 6:8; 17:21; Luke 21:24
as
4:11,12; Psalms 1:4; 83:13-15; Isaiah 17:13; 41:16; Hosea 13:3; Zephaniah 2:2

Verse 25
This is thy lot, the portion of thy measures from me, saith the LORD; because thou hast forgotten me, and trusted in falsehood.
thy lot
Job 20:29; Psalms 11:6; Isaiah 17:4; Matthew 24:51
because
2:13,32; Deuteronomy 32:16-18; Psalms 9:17; 106:21,22
trusted
7:4-8; 10:14; Deuteronomy 32:37,38; Isaiah 28:15; Micah 3:11; Habakkuk 2:18,19

Verse 26
Therefore will I discover thy skirts upon thy face, that thy shame may appear.
22; Lamentations 1:8; Ezekiel 16:37; 23:29; Hosea 2:10

Verse 27
I have seen thine adulteries, and thy neighings, the lewdness of thy whoredom, and thine abominations on the hills in the fields. Woe unto thee, O Jerusalem! wilt thou not be made clean? when shall it once be?
thine adulteries
2:20-24; 3:1,2; 5:7,8; Ezekiel 16:15-22; 23:2-21; Hosea 1:2; 4:2; 2 Corinthians 12:21; James 4:4
abominations
2:20; 3:2,6; Isaiah 57:7; 65:7; Ezekiel 6:13; 20:28
Woe
4:13; Ezekiel 2:10; 24:6; Zephaniah 3:1; Matthew 11:21; Revelation 8:13
wilt
4:14; Psalms 94:4,8; Ezekiel 24:13; 36:25,37; Luke 11:9-13; 2 Corinthians 7:1
when, etc
Heb. after when yet? shall.
Proverbs 1:22; Hosea 8:5


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jeremiah 13". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=jer&chapter=013>.  

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