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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1Under the type of a potter is shewn God's absolute power in disposing of nations.
11Judgments threatened to Judah for her strange revolt.
18Jeremiah prays against his conspirators.
 
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Chapter 18

Verse 2
Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words.


A. M. 3396. B.C. 608. and go
13:1; 19:1,2; Isaiah 20:2; Ezekiel 4:1-5; Amos 7:7; Hebrews 1:1
cause
23:22; Acts 9:6

Verse 3
Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.
I went
Jonah 1:3; John 15:14; Acts 26:19
wheels
or, frames, or seats.

Verse 4
And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.
made of clay was marred in
or, made was marred, as clay in. made it again. Heb. returned and made. as.
6; Isaiah 45:9; Romans 9:20-23

Verse 6
O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.
4; Isaiah 64:8; Daniel 4:23; Matthew 20:15; Romans 11:34

Verse 7
At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy it;
to pluck
1:10; 12:14-17; 25:9-14; 45:4; Amos 9:8; Jonah 3:4

Verse 8
If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.
that nation
7:3-7; 36:3; Judges 10:15,16; 1 Kings 8:33,34; 2 Chronicles 12:6; Isaiah 1:16-19; Ezekiel 18:21; 33:11,13; Jonah 2:5-10; Luke 13:3-5
I will
15:6; 26:3,13; 42:10; Exodus 32:12; Deuteronomy 32:36; Judges 2:18; Psalms 90:13; Psalms 106:45; 135:14; Hosea 11:8; Joel 2:13,14; Amos 7:3-6; Jonah 3:9,10; 4:2

Verse 9
And at what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it;
to build
1:10; 11:17; 30:18; 31:4,28,38; 32:41; Ecclesiastes 3:2; Amos 9:11-15

Verse 10
If it do evil in my sight, that it obey not my voice, then I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them.
do
7:23-28; Psalms 125:5; Ezekiel 18:24; 33:18; 45:20; Zephaniah 1:6
then
Numbers 14:22,34; 1 Samuel 2:30; 13:13; 15:11,35

Verse 11
Now therefore go to, speak to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I frame evil against you, and devise a device against you: return ye now every one from his evil way, and make your ways and your doings good.
go to
Genesis 11:3,4,7; 2 Kings 5:5; Isaiah 5:5; James 4:13; 5:1
and devise
18; 4:23; 11:19; 51:11; Micah 2:3
return
3:1,22; 7:3; 25:5; 26:3,13; 35:15; 36:3,7; 2 Kings 17:13; 22:13; Isaiah 1:16-19; 55:6,7; Lamentations 3:39-41; Ezekiel 13:22; 18:23,30-32; Zechariah 1:3; Acts 26:20

Verse 12
And they said, There is no hope: but we will walk after our own devices, and we will every one do the imagination of his evil heart.
There
2:25; 2 Kings 6:33; Isaiah 57:10; Ezekiel 37:11
we will walk
3:17; 7:24; 11:8; 16:12; 23:17; 44:17; Genesis 6:5; 8:21; Deuteronomy 29:19; Mark 7:21,22; Luke 1:51

Verse 13
Therefore thus saith the LORD; Ask ye now among the heathen, who hath heard such things: the virgin of Israel hath done a very horrible thing.
Ask
2:10-13
who
1 Samuel 4:7; Isaiah 66:8; 1 Corinthians 5:1
virgin
2:13; 14:17; 31:4; Isaiah 36:22; Lamentations 1:15
a very
5:30; 23:14; Hosea 6:10

Verse 14
Will a man leave the snow of Lebanon which cometh from the rock of the field? or shall the cold flowing waters that come from another place be forsaken?
Will
John 6:68
the snow, etc
or, my fields for a rock, or for the snow of Lebanon? shall the running waters be forsaken for the strange cold waters? Parkhurst renders, "Will the snow of Lebanon fail from the rock of the field? or will the issuing cold flowing waters (from that mountain namely) be exhausted?" (See Targ., LXX., and Vulg.) No more could I fail my people if they trusted in me. (Compare ch. 2:13.) Maundrell says, "The chief benefit the mountain of Lebanon serves for, is, that by its exceeding height, it proves a conservatory for abundance of snow, which thawing in the heat of summer, affords supplies of water to the rivers and fountains in the valleys below."

Verse 15
Because my people hath forgotten me, they have burned incense to vanity, and they have caused them to stumble in their ways from the ancient paths, to walk in paths, in a way not cast up;
my people
2:13,19,32; 3:21; 13:25; 17:13
burned
10:15; 16:19; 44:15-19,25; Isaiah 41:29; 65:7; Hosea 2:13; 11:2
caused
Isaiah 3:12; 9:16; Malachi 2:8; Matthew 15:6; Romans 14:21
the ancient
6:16
to walk
19:5; Isaiah 57:14

Verse 16
To make their land desolate, and a perpetual hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished, and wag his head.
make
9:11; 19:8; 25:9; 49:13; 50:13; Leviticus 26:33,34,43; Deuteronomy 29:23; Isaiah 6:11; Ezekiel 6:14; 12:19; 33:28,29
a perpetual
1 Kings 9:8; 2 Chronicles 7:20,21; Lamentations 2:15,16; Micah 6:16
shall be
Deuteronomy 28:59; Psalms 22:7; 44:14; Isaiah 37:22; Matthew 27:39; Mark 15:29

Verse 17
I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy; I will shew them the back, and not the face, in the day of their calamity.
scatter
13:24; Deuteronomy 28:25,64; Job 27:21; Psalms 48:7; Hosea 13:15
shew
2:27; 32:33; Deuteronomy 31:17; Judges 10:13,14
the day
46:21; Deuteronomy 32:35; Proverbs 7:25,26

Verse 18
Then said they, Come, and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, and let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.
Come
11; 11:19; Psalms 21:11; Isaiah 32:7; Micah 2:1-3
for the
13:13,14; 14:14-16; 29:25-29; Leviticus 10:11; 1 Kings 22:24; Malachi 2:7; Luke 11:45; John 7:47-49; 9:40
counsel
2 Samuel 15:31; 17:14; Job 5:13
Come and let us smite
26:11; Psalms 52:2; 57:4; 64:3; Proverbs 18:21
with
or, for. and let us not.
5:12,13; 43:2; 44:17

Verse 19
Give heed to me, O LORD, and hearken to the voice of them that contend with me.
Give
20:12; Psalms 55:16,17; 64:1-4; 56:1-3; 109:4,28; Micah 7:8; Luke 6:11,12
hearken
2 Kings 19:16; Nehemiah 4:4,5; 6:9

Verse 20
Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have digged a pit for my soul. Remember that I stood before thee to speak good for them, and to turn away thy wrath from them.
evil
1 Samuel 24:17-19; Psalms 35:12; 38:20; 109:4,5; Proverbs 17:13; John 10:32; 15:25
digged
22; Job 6:27; Psalms 7:15; 35:7; 57:6; 119:95; Proverbs 26:27; Ecclesiastes 10:8
Remember
7:16; 11:14; 14:7-11,20-22; 15:1; Genesis 18:22-32; Psalms 106:23; Ezekiel 22:30,31; Zechariah 3:1,2

Verse 21
Therefore deliver up their children to the famine, and pour out their blood by the force of the sword; and let their wives be bereaved of their children, and be widows; and let their men be put to death; let their young men be slain by the sword in battle.
deliver
11:20-23; 12:3; 20:1-6,11,12; Psalms 109:9-20; 2 Timothy 4:14
pour out their blood
Heb. pour them out. let their wives.
15:2,3,8; 16:3,4; Exodus 22:24; Deuteronomy 32:25; Lamentations 5:3
let their young
9:21; 11:22; 2 Chronicles 36:17; Amos 4:10

Verse 22
Let a cry be heard from their houses, when thou shalt bring a troop suddenly upon them: for they have digged a pit to take me, and hid snares for my feet.
a cry
4:19,20,31; 6:26; 9:20,21; 25:34-36; 47:2,3; 48:3-5; Isaiah 10:30; Isaiah 22:1-4; Zephaniah 1:10,11,16
for
and hid
20:10; Psalms 38:12; 56:5-7; 64:4,5; 140:5; Matthew 22:15

Verse 23
Yet, LORD, thou knowest all their counsel against me to slay me: forgive not their iniquity, neither blot out their sin from thy sight, but let them be overthrown before thee; deal thus with them in the time of thine anger.
thou
18; 11:18-20; 15:15; Psalms 37:32,33
to slay me
Heb. for death. forgive.
Nehemiah 4:4,5; Psalms 35:4; 59:5; 69:22-28; 109:14,15; Isaiah 2:9
in the
8:12; 11:23; Isaiah 10:3; Luke 21:22; Romans 2:5


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jeremiah 18". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=jer&chapter=018>.  

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