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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1The captivity of Judah for her sin.
5Trust in man is cursed;
7in God is blessed.
9The deceitful heart cannot deceive God.
12The salvation of God.
15The prophet complains of the mockers of his prophecy.
19He is sent to renew the covenant in hallowing the sabbath.
 
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Chapter 17

Verse 1
The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond: it is graven upon the table of their heart, and upon the horns of your altars;


written
Job 19:23,24
point
Heb. nail. graven.
Proverbs 3:3; 7:3; 2 Corinthians 3:3
and upon
Leviticus 4:17,18,25; Hosea 12:11

Verse 2
Whilst their children remember their altars and their groves by the green trees upon the high hills.
their children
7:18; Hosea 4:13,14
their altars
2:20; Judges 3:7; 2 Chronicles 24:18; 33:3,19; Psalms 78:58; Isaiah 1:29; 17:8; Ezekiel 20:28

Verse 3
O my mountain in the field, I will give thy substance and all thy treasures to the spoil, and thy high places for sin, throughout all thy borders.
my
26:18; Isaiah 2:2,3; Lamentations 5:17,18; Micah 3:12; 4:1,2
I will
15:13; 52:15-20; 2 Kings 24:13; 25:13-16; Isaiah 39:4-6; Lamentations 1:10; Ezekiel 7:20-22
and thy
12:12; Leviticus 26:30; Isaiah 27:9; Ezekiel 6:3; 16:39; Micah 1:5-7

Verse 4
And thou, even thyself, shalt discontinue from thine heritage that I gave thee; and I will cause thee to serve thine enemies in the land which thou knowest not: for ye have kindled a fire in mine anger, which shall burn for ever.
thyself
Heb. in thyself. shalt.
16:13; 25:9-11; Leviticus 26:31-34; Deuteronomy 4:26,27; 28:25; Joshua 23:15,16; 1 Kings 9:7; 2 Kings 25:21
and I
5:29; 27:12,13; Deuteronomy 28:47,48; Nehemiah 9:28; Isaiah 14:3
for
7:20; 15:14; Deuteronomy 29:26-28; 32:22-25; Isaiah 5:25; 30:33; 66:24; Lamentations 1:12; Ezekiel 20:47,48; 21:31; Nahum 1:5,6; Mark 9:43-49

Verse 5
Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.
Cursed
Psalms 62:9; 118:8,9; 146:3,4; Isaiah 2:22; 30:1-7; 31:1-9; 36:6; Ezekiel 29:6,7
flesh
2 Chronicles 32:8; Isaiah 31:3
whose
Psalms 18:21; Isaiah 59:15; Ezekiel 6:9; Hosea 1:2,

Verse 6
For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited.
like
48:6; Job 8:11-13; 15:30-34; Psalms 1:4; 92:7; 129:6-8; Isaiah 1:30
and shall
2 Kings 7:2,19,20; Job 20:17
a salt
Deuteronomy 29:23; Judges 9:45; Ezekiel 47:11; Zephaniah 2:9

Verse 7
Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.
Psalms 2:12; 34:8; 84:12; 125:1; 146:5; Proverbs 16:20; Isaiah 26:3,4; 30:18; Ephesians 1:12

Verse 8
For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
he shall
Job 8:16; Psalms 1:3; 92:10-15; Isaiah 58:11; Ezekiel 31:4-10; 47:12
drought
or, restraint.
14:1; *marg:

Verse 9
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
16:12; Genesis 6:5; 8:21; Job 15:14-16; Psalms 51:5; 53:1-3; Proverbs 28:26; Ecclesiastes 9:3; Matthew 15:19; Mark 7:21,22; Hebrews 3:12; James 1:14,15

Verse 10
I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
the Lord
11:20; 20:12; 1 Samuel 16:7; 1 Chronicles 28:9; 29:17; 2 Chronicles 6:30; Psalms 7:9; Psalms 139:1,2,23,24; Proverbs 17:3; John 2:25; Romans 8:27; Hebrews 4:12,13; Revelation 2:23
even
32:19; Psalms 62:12; Matthew 16:27; Romans 2:6-8; Revelation 20:12; 22:12
fruit
21:14; 32:19; Isaiah 3:10,11; Micah 7:13; Romans 6:21; Galatians 6:7,8

Verse 11
As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.
sitteth, etc
or gathered young which she hath not brought forth. he that.
5:27,28; 22:13,17; Proverbs 1:18,19; 13:11; 15:27; 21:6; 28:8,16,20,22; Isaiah 1:23,24; Ezekiel 22:12,13; Hosea 12:7,8; Amos 3:10; 8:4-6; Micah 2:1,2,9; Micah 6:10-12; 7:3; Habakkuk 2:6-12; Zephaniah 1:9; Zechariah 5:4; 7:9-13; Malachi 3:5; Matthew 23:14; 1 Timothy 6:9; Titus 1:11; James 5:3-5; 2 Peter 2:3,14
shall leave
Psalms 55:23; Proverbs 23:5; Ecclesiastes 5:13-16
a fool
Luke 12:20

Verse 12
A glorious high throne from the beginning is the place of our sanctuary.
3:17; 14:21; 2 Chronicles 2:5,6; Psalms 96:6; 103:19; Isaiah 6:1; 66:1; Ezekiel 1:26; Ezekiel 43:7; Matthew 25:31; Hebrews 4:16; 12:2; Revelation 3:21

Verse 13
O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters.
the hope
17; 14:8; Psalms 22:4; Joel 3:16; Acts 28:20; 1 Timothy 1:1
all that
2:26,27; Psalms 97:7; Isaiah 45:16,17; 65:11-14; 66:5; Ezekiel 16:63; 36:32; Daniel 12:2
they that
5; Psalms 73:27; Proverbs 14:14; Isaiah 1:28
written
Proverbs 10:7; Luke 10:20; John 8:6-8; Revelation 20:15
forsaken
2:13,17; Psalms 36:8,9; John 4:10,14; 7:37,38; Revelation 7:17; 21:6; 22:1,17

Verse 14
Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.
Heal
31:18; Deuteronomy 32:39; Psalms 6:2,4; 12:4; Isaiah 6:10; 57:18,19; Luke 4:18
save
15:20; Psalms 60:5; 106:47; Matthew 8:25; 14:30
thou
Deuteronomy 10:21; Psalms 109:1; 148:14

Verse 15
Behold, they say unto me, Where is the word of the LORD? let it come now.
20:7,8; Isaiah 5:19; Ezekiel 12:22,27,28; Amos 5:18; 2 Peter 3:3,4

Verse 16
As for me, I have not hastened from being a pastor to follow thee: neither have I desired the woeful day; thou knowest: that which came out of my lips was right before thee.
I have
1:4-10; 20:9; Ezekiel 3:14-19; 33:7-9; Amos 7:14,15; James 1:19; 3:1
to follow thee
Heb. after thee. neither.
4:19,20; 9:1; 13:17; 14:17-21; 18:20; Romans 9:1-3
that
Acts 20:20,27; 2 Corinthians 1:12; 2:17

Verse 17
Be not a terror unto me: thou art my hope in the day of evil.
a terror
Job 31:23; Psalms 77:2-9; 88:15,16
thou
7,13; 16:19; Psalms 41:1; 59:16; Nahum 1:7; Ephesians 6:13

Verse 18
Let them be confounded that persecute me, but let not me be confounded: let them be dismayed, but let not me be dismayed: bring upon them the day of evil, and destroy them with double destruction.
confounded
20:11; Psalms 35:4,26,27; 40:14; 70:2; 83:17,18
but let not me be confounded
Psalms 25:2,3; 71:1
the day
16; 18:19-23
destroy them with double destruction
Heb. break them with a double breach.
11:20; 14:17; 16:18; Job 16:14; Revelation 18:6

Verse 19
Thus said the LORD unto me; Go and stand in the gate of the children of the people, whereby the kings of Judah come in, and by the which they go out, and in all the gates of Jerusalem;
A. M. cir. 3393. B.C. cir. 611
7:2; 19:2; 26:2; 36:6,10; Proverbs 1:20-22; 8:1; 9:3; Acts 5:20

Verse 20
And say unto them, Hear ye the word of the LORD, ye kings of Judah, and all Judah, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, that enter in by these gates:
13:18; 19:3; 22:2; Psalms 49:1,2; Ezekiel 2:7; 3:17; Hosea 5:1; Amos 4:1; Micah 3:1; Revelation 2:29

Verse 21
Thus saith the LORD; Take heed to yourselves, and bear no burden on the sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem;
Take
Deuteronomy 4:9,15,23; 11:16; Joshua 23:11; Proverbs 4:23; Mark 4:24; Luke 8:18; Acts 20:28; Hebrews 2:1-3; 12:15,16
bear
22-27; Numbers 15:32-36; Nehemiah 13:15-21; John 5:9-12

Verse 22
Neither carry forth a burden out of your houses on the sabbath day, neither do ye any work, but hallow ye the sabbath day, as I commanded your fathers.
neither do
Genesis 2:2,3; Exodus 16:23-29; 20:8-10; 23:12; 31:13-17; Leviticus 19:3; 23:3; Deuteronomy 5:12-15; Isaiah 56:2-6; 58:13; Ezekiel 20:12,20,21; 22:8; Luke 6:5; 23:56; Revelation 1:10

Verse 23
But they obeyed not, neither inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear, nor receive instruction.
they obeyed
7:24-26; 11:10; 16:11,12; 19:15; Isaiah 48:4; Ezekiel 20:13,16,21; Zechariah 7:11,12; Acts 7:51
made
Proverbs 29:1
nor
6:8; 32:33; 35:15; Psalms 50:17; Proverbs 1:3,5; 5:12; 8:10; Zephaniah 3:7; John 3:19-21

Verse 24
And it shall come to pass, if ye diligently hearken unto me, saith the LORD, to bring in no burden through the gates of this city on the sabbath day, but hallow the sabbath day, to do no work therein;
if
Exodus 15:26; Deuteronomy 11:13,22; Isaiah 21:7; 55:2; Zechariah 6:15; 2 Peter 1:5-10
to bring
21,22
but hallow
Isaiah 58:13,14

Verse 25
Then shall there enter into the gates of this city kings and princes sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, they, and their princes, the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem: and this city shall remain for ever.
shall there
22:4
sitting
13:13; 22:30; 33:15,17,21; 2 Samuel 7:16; 1 Kings 9:4,5; Psalms 89:29-37; Psalms 132:11,12; Isaiah 9:7; Luke 1:32,33
riding
Deuteronomy 17:16; 1 Samuel 8:11; 2 Samuel 8:4
and this
Exodus 12:14; Psalms 132:13,14; Hebrews 12:22

Verse 26
And they shall come from the cities of Judah, and from the places about Jerusalem, and from the land of Benjamin, and from the plain, and from the mountains, and from the south, bringing burnt offerings, and sacrifices, and meat offerings, and incense, and bringing sacrifices of praise, unto the house of the LORD.
from the cities
32:44; 33:13; Joshua 15:21-63
the plain
Zechariah 7:7
bringing burnt
Leviticus 1:1-7; Ezra 3:3-6,11
sacrifices of
33:11; Psalms 107:22; 116:17; Hebrews 13:15; 1 Peter 2:5,9,10; Revelation 1:5

Verse 27
But if ye will not hearken unto me to hallow the sabbath day, and not to bear a burden, even entering in at the gates of Jerusalem on the sabbath day; then will I kindle a fire in the gates thereof, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched.
ye will
24; 6:17; 26:4-6; 44:16; Isaiah 1:20; Zechariah 7:11-14; Hebrews 12:25
to hallow
21,22; Ezekiel 22:8
then
4; 21:12,14; 32:29; 38:21-23; 49:27; Deuteronomy 32:22; Isaiah 9:18,19; Lamentations 4:11; Ezekiel 16:41; 20:47,48; Amos 1:4,7,10,12,14; 2:2,4,5
shall devour
39:8; 52:13; 2 Kings 25:9; 2 Chronicles 36:19; Amos 2:5
shall not
7:20; 2 Kings 22:17; Isaiah 1:31; Ezekiel 20:47; Mark 9:43-48


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jeremiah 17". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=jer&chapter=017>.  

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