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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1Zedekiah sends to Jeremiah to enquire the event of Nebuchadnezzar's war.
3Jeremiah foretells a hard seige and miserable captivity.
8He counsels the people to fall to the Chaldeans;
11and upbraids the King's house.
 
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Chapter 21

Verse 1
The word which came unto Jeremiah from the LORD, when king Zedekiah sent unto him Pashur the son of Melchiah, and Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah the priest, saying,


A. M. cir. 3415. B.C. cir. 589. The word. This discourse was delivered about the ninth year of the reign of Zedekiah. This chapter, observes Dr. Blayney, contains the first of those prophecies which were delivered by Jeremiah subsequent to the revolt of Zedekiah, and the breaking out of the war thereupon; and which are continued on to the taking of Jerusalem, related in ch. 39, in the following order: ch. 21; 34; 32; 33; 38; 39
when
32:1-3; 37:1; 52:1-3; 2 Kings 24:17,18; 1 Chronicles 3:15; 2 Chronicles 36:10-13
Pashur
38:1; 1 Chronicles 9:12; Nehemiah 11:12
Zephaniah
29:25; 37:3; 52:24; 2 Kings 25:18-21

Verse 2
Enquire, I pray thee, of the LORD for us; for Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon maketh war against us; if so be that the LORD will deal with us according to all his wondrous works, that he may go up from us.
Enquire
37:3,7; 38:14-27; 42:4-6; Judges 20:27; 1 Samuel 10:22; 28:6,15; 1 Kings 14:2,3; 22:3-8; 2 Kings 1:3; 3:11-14; 22:13,14; Ezekiel 14:3-7; 20:1-3
for
32:24; 39:1,2; 52:3-6; 2 Kings 25:1,2
according
Exodus 14:1-15; Joshua 10:1-11; Judges 4:1-5; 1 Samuel 7:10-12; 14:6-14; 1 Samuel 17:45-50; 2 Chronicles 14:9-13; 20:1-30; 32:21; Psalms 44:1-4; 46:8-11; Psalms 48:4-8; 105:5-45; 136:1-26; Isaiah 59:1,2

Verse 4
Thus saith the LORD God of Israel; Behold, I will turn back the weapons of war that are in your hands, wherewith ye fight against the king of Babylon, and against the Chaldeans, which besiege you without the walls, and I will assemble them into the midst of this city.
Behold
32:5; 33:5; 37:8-10; 38:2,3,17,18; 52:18; Isaiah 10:4; Hosea 9:12
and I
39:3; Isaiah 5:5; 13:4; Lamentations 2:5,7; Ezekiel 16:37-41; Zechariah 14:2; Matthew 22:7

Verse 5
And I myself will fight against you with an outstretched hand and with a strong arm, even in anger, and in fury, and in great wrath.
I
Isaiah 63:10; Lamentations 2:4,5
with an
32:17; Exodus 6:6; 9:15; Deuteronomy 4:23; Isaiah 5:25; 9:12,17,21; 10:4; Ezekiel 20:33,34; Nahum 1:5,6

Verse 6
And I will smite the inhabitants of this city, both man and beast: they shall die of a great pestilence.
I will
7:20; 12:3,4; 33:12; 36:29; Genesis 6:7; Isaiah 6:11; 24:1-6; Ezekiel 14:13,17; Ezekiel 14:19,21; 33:27,29; Hosea 4:3; Micah 3:12; Zephaniah 1:3; Luke 21:24
they
32:24; 34:17; 42:22; Ezekiel 5:12,13; 7:15; 12:16

Verse 7
And afterward, saith the LORD, I will deliver Zedekiah king of Judah, and his servants, and the people, and such as are left in this city from the pestilence, from the sword, and from the famine, into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of their enemies, and into the hand of those that seek their life: and he shall smite them with the edge of the sword; he shall not spare them, neither have pity, nor have mercy.
I will
24:8-10; 34:19-22; 37:17; 38:21-23; 39:4-7; 52:8-11,24-27; 2 Kings 25:5-7,18-21; 2 Chronicles 36:17-20; Ezekiel 12:12-16; 17:20,21; 21:25,26
he shall
13:14; Deuteronomy 28:50; 2 Chronicles 36:17; Isaiah 13:17,18; 27:11; 47:6; Ezekiel 7:9; Ezekiel 8:18; 9:5,6,10; Habakkuk 1:6-10

Verse 8
And unto this people thou shalt say, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I set before you the way of life, and the way of death.
I set
Deuteronomy 11:26; 30:15,19; Isaiah 1:19,20

Verse 9
He that abideth in this city shall die by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence: but he that goeth out, and falleth to the Chaldeans that besiege you, he shall live, and his life shall be unto him for a prey.
that abideth
7; 27:13; 38:2,17-23
and his
38:2; 39:18; 45:5

Verse 10
For I have set my face against this city for evil, and not for good, saith the LORD: it shall be given into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall burn it with fire.
I have
44:11,27; Leviticus 17:10; 20:3-5; 26:17; Psalms 34:16; Ezekiel 15:7; Amos 9:4
it shall
17:27; 26:6; 32:28-31; 34:2,22; 37:8-10; 38:3,18,23; 39:8; 52:13; 2 Chronicles 36:19; Zechariah 1:6

Verse 11
And touching the house of the king of Judah, say, Hear ye the word of the LORD;
13:18; 17:20; Micah 3:1

Verse 12
O house of David, thus saith the LORD; Execute judgment in the morning, and deliver him that is spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor, lest my fury go out like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.
house
Isaiah 7:2,13; Luke 1:69
Execute
Heb. Judge.
5:28; 22:2,3,15-17; 23:5; 2 Samuel 8:15; Psalms 72:1-4,12-14; 82:2-4; Isaiah 1:17; 16:3-5; 31:1,2; Zechariah 7:9-11
morning
Exodus 18:13; Psalms 101:8; Ecclesiastes 10:16,17; Zephaniah 3:5
deliver
Job 29:17; Psalms 82:4; Proverbs 24:11,12; 31:8,9; Isaiah 1:17; Luke 18:3-5; Romans 13:4
lest
5; 4:4; 5:14; 17:4; 23:19; 36:7; Leviticus 26:28; Deuteronomy 32:22; Lamentations 2:3,4; 4:11; Ezekiel 20:47,48; 22:18-22,31; 24:8-14; Nahum 1:6; Zephaniah 1:18
none
7:20; Isaiah 1:31; Mark 9:43-48

Verse 13
Behold, I am against thee, O inhabitant of the valley, and rock of the plain, saith the LORD; which say, Who shall come down against us? or who shall enter into our habitations?
I am
5; 23:30-32; 50:31; 51:25; Exodus 13:8,20
inhabitant
Heb. inhabitress. of the valley.
Psalms 125:2; Isaiah 22:1
Who
7:4; 49:4,5,16; 2 Samuel 5:6,7; Lamentations 4:12; Obadiah 1:3,4; Micah 3:11

Verse 14
But I will punish you according to the fruit of your doings, saith the LORD: and I will kindle a fire in the forest thereof, and it shall devour all things round about it.
punish
Heb. visit upon.
9:25; 11:22; Isaiah 10:12; 24:21; *margins
according
6:29; 17:10; 32:19; Proverbs 1:31; Isaiah 3:10,11; Galatians 6:7,8
in the
22:7; Isaiah 10:18,19; 27:10,11; 37:24; Ezekiel 20:46-48; Zechariah 11:1
shall
52:13; 2 Chronicles 36:19


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jeremiah 21". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=jer&chapter=021>.  

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