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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Chapter Overview
 
1God's great mercy in Judah's vile whoredom.
6Judah is worse than Israel.
12The promises of the gospel to the penitent.
20Israel reproved, and called by God, makes a solemn confession of their sins.
 
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Chapter 3

Verse 1
They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man's, shall he return unto her again? shall not that land be greatly polluted? but thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to me, saith the LORD.


They say
Heb. Saying. If a man.
Deuteronomy 24:1-4
shall not that
9; 2:7; Leviticus 18:24-28; Isaiah 24:5; Micah 2:10
but thou hast
2:20,23; Deuteronomy 22:21; Judges 19:2; Ezekiel 16:26,28,29; 23:4-49; Hosea 1:2; 2:5-7
yet return
12-14,22; 4:1,14; 8:4-6; Deuteronomy 4:29-31; Isaiah 55:6-9; Ezekiel 33:11; Hosea 14:1-4; Zechariah 1:3; Luke 15:16-24

Verse 2
Lift up thine eyes unto the high places, and see where thou hast not been lien with. In the ways hast thou sat for them, as the Arabian in the wilderness; and thou hast polluted the land with thy whoredoms and with thy wickedness.
Lift
2:23; Ezekiel 8:4-6; Luke 16:23
unto
2:20; Deuteronomy 12:2; 1 Kings 11:3; 2 Kings 23:13; Ezekiel 16:16,24,25; 20:28
In the
Genesis 38:14; Proverbs 7:11; 23:28; Ezekiel 16:24,25
thou hast
1,9; 2:7

Verse 3
Therefore the showers have been withholden, and there hath been no latter rain; and thou hadst a whore's forehead, thou refusedst to be ashamed.
the showers
9:12; 14:4,22; Leviticus 26:19; Deuteronomy 28:23; Isaiah 5:6; Joel 1:16-20; Amos 4:7; Haggai 1:11
latter rain
5:24
a whore's
5:3; 6:15; 8:12; 44:16,17; Ezekiel 3:7; 16:30-34; Zephaniah 3:5
thou refusedst
5:3; Nehemiah 9:17; Zechariah 7:11,12; Hebrews 12:25

Verse 4
Wilt thou not from this time cry unto me, My father, thou art the guide of my youth?
Wilt thou
19; 31:9,18-20; Hosea 14:1-3
My father
2:27
the guide
2:2; Psalms 48:14; 71:5,17; 119:9; Proverbs 1:4; 2:17; Hosea 2:15; Malachi 2:14

Verse 5
Will he reserve his anger for ever? will he keep it to the end? Behold, thou hast spoken and done evil things as thou couldest.
he reserve
12; Psalms 77:7-9; 85:5; 103:8,9; Isaiah 57:16; 64:9
thou hast spoken
Ezekiel 22:6; Micah 2:1; 7:3; Zephaniah 3:1-5

Verse 6
The LORD said also unto me in the days of Josiah the king, Hast thou seen that which backsliding Israel hath done? she is gone up upon every high mountain and under every green tree, and there hath played the harlot.
A. M. 3292. B.C. 612. backsliding
8,11-14; 2:19; 7:24; 2 Kings 17:7-17; Ezekiel 23:11
she is
2:20; Isaiah 57:7; Ezekiel 16:24,25,31; 20:28; 1 Kings 14:23
played

Verse 7
And I said after she had done all these things, Turn thou unto me. But she returned not. And her treacherous sister Judah saw it.
Turn thou
2 Kings 17:13,14; 2 Chronicles 30:6-12; Hosea 6:1-4; 14:1
her treacherous
8-11; Ezekiel 16:46; 23:2-4

Verse 8
And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.
when for
1; 2 Kings 17:6-18; 18:9-11; Ezekiel 23:9; Hosea 2:2,3; 3:4; 4:15-17; 9:15-17
and given her
Deuteronomy 24:1; Isaiah 50:1
feared not
2 Kings 17:19; Ezekiel 23:11-21; Hosea 4:15

Verse 9
And it came to pass through the lightness of her whoredom, that she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones and with stocks.
lightness
or, fame.
Ezekiel 23:10
she defiled
2; 2:7
committed
2:27; 10:8; Isaiah 57:6; Ezekiel 16:17; Hosea 4:12; Habakkuk 2:19

Verse 10
And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah hath not turned unto me with her whole heart, but feignedly, saith the LORD.
Judah
2 Chronicles 34:33; 35:1-18; Psalms 78:36,37; Isaiah 10:6; Hosea 7:14
feignedly
Heb. in falsehood.
Psalms 18:44; 66:3; *marg:

Verse 11
And the LORD said unto me, The backsliding Israel hath justified herself more than treacherous Judah.
The backsliding
8,22; Hosea 4:16; 11:7
justified
Ezekiel 16:47,51,52; 23:11

Verse 12
Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the LORD; and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, saith the LORD, and I will not keep anger for ever.
toward the north
18; 23:8; 31:8; 2 Kings 15:29; 17:6,23; 18:1
Return
1,7,22; 4:1; Isaiah 44:22; Ezekiel 33:11; Hosea 6:1; 14:1-3
and I will not
30:11; 33:26; Ezekiel 39:25; Hosea 11:8,9
for I am
31:20; Deuteronomy 4:29-31; 2 Chronicles 30:9; Psalms 86:5,15; 103:8,17; 145:8; Micah 7:18-20; Romans 5:20,21
I will
5; Psalms 79:5

Verse 13
Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the LORD thy God, and hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every green tree, and ye have not obeyed my voice, saith the LORD.
acknowledge
25; 31:18-20; Leviticus 26:40-42; Deuteronomy 30:1-3; Job 33:27,28; Proverbs 28:13; Luke 15:18-21; 1 John 1:8-10
and hast scattered
2,6; 2:20,25; Ezekiel 16:15,24,25
under every
Deuteronomy 12:2

Verse 14
Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:
O backsliding
2:19
for I am married
1,8; 2:2; 31:32; Isaiah 54:5; Hosea 2:19,20
one of a city
23:3; 31:8-10; Isaiah 1:9; 6:13; 10:22; 11:11,12; 17:6; 24:13-15; Ezekiel 34:11-14; Zechariah 13:7-9; Romans 9:27; 11:4-6

Verse 15
And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.
And I
23:4; 1 Samuel 13:14; Isaiah 30:20,21; Ezekiel 34:23; 37:24; Micah 5:4,5; John 10:1-5; 21:15-17; Ephesians 4:11,12; 1 Peter 5:1-4
which shall
Proverbs 10:21; Luke 12:42; John 21:15,17; Acts 20:28; 1 Corinthians 2:6,12,13; 3:1,2; Hebrews 5:12-14; 1 Peter 2:2; 5:2

Verse 16
And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied and increased in the land, in those days, saith the LORD, they shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of the LORD: neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they remember it; neither shall they visit it; neither shall that be done any more.
when
30:19; 31:8,27; Isaiah 60:22; 61:4; Ezekiel 36:8-12; 37:26; Hosea 1:10,11; Amos 9:9,14,15; Zechariah 8:4,5; 10:7-9
say
7:4; Zephaniah 3:11; Matthew 3:9
The ark
Isaiah 65:17; 66:1,2; Matthew 1:11; John 4:20-24; Hebrews 9:9-12; 10:8,9,19-21
to mind
Heb. upon the heart. that be done. or, it be magnified.

Verse 17
At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD; and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the LORD, to Jerusalem: neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart.
the throne
14:21; 17:12; 31:23; Psalms 87:3; Isaiah 6:1; 66:1; Ezekiel 1:26; 43:7; Galatians 4:26
and all the nations
Isaiah 2:2-4; 49:18-23; 60:3-9; 66:20; Micah 4:1-5; Zechariah 2:11; 8:20-23
to the name
Isaiah 26:8; 56:6; 59:19
walk
7:24; 9:14; 11:8; 16:12; 18:12; Genesis 8:21; Numbers 15:39; Romans 1:21; 6:14; 2 Corinthians 10:4,5; Ephesians 4:17-19
imagination
or, stubbornness.
Deuteronomy 29:29; *marg:; Judges 2:19; Psalms 78:8

Verse 18
In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers.
In
30:3; 50:4,20; Isaiah 11:11-13; Ezekiel 37:16-22; 39:25-28; Hosea 1:11; 11:12; Zechariah 10:6
with
or, to. out.
12; 23:8; 31:8; Amos 9:15
given, etc
or, caused your fathers to possess.

Verse 19
But I said, How shall I put thee among the children, and give thee a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of nations? and I said, Thou shalt call me, My father; and shalt not turn away from me.
How
5:7; Hosea 11:8
put thee
4; 31:9,20; John 1:11-13; 2 Corinthians 6:17,18; Galatians 3:26; 4:5-7; Ephesians 1:5; 1 John 3:1-3
pleasant land
Heb. land of desire.
12:10; Psalms 106:24; Ezekiel 20:6; Daniel 8:9; 11:16,41,45
goodly heritage
Heb. heritage of glory, or beauty.
Proverbs 3:35; 1 Peter 1:3,4
Thou shalt
4; Isaiah 63:16; 64:8; Matthew 6:8,9; Romans 8:15-17; Galatians 4:5
shalt not
32:39,40; Hebrews 10:39
from me
Heb. from after me.

Verse 20
Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, so have ye dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, saith the LORD.
husband
Heb. friend.
Hosea 3:1
so have
1,2,8-10; 5:11; Isaiah 48:8; Ezekiel 16:15-52; Hosea 5:7; 6:7; Malachi 2:11

Verse 21
A voice was heard upon the high places, weeping and supplications of the children of Israel: for they have perverted their way, and they have forgotten the LORD their God.
A voice
30:15-17; 31:9,18-20; 50:4,5; Isaiah 15:2; Ezekiel 7:16; Zechariah 12:10-14; 2 Corinthians 7:10
for they have
Numbers 22:32; Job 33:27; Proverbs 10:9; 19:3; Micah 3:9
and they have
2:32; Isaiah 17:10; Ezekiel 23:35; Hosea 8:14; 13:6

Verse 22
Return, ye backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings. Behold, we come unto thee; for thou art the LORD our God.
Return
Hosea 6:1; 14:1,4
we
31:18; Isaiah 27:8; Song of Solomon 1:4; Hosea 3:5; 6:1,2; 13:4; 14:8; Zechariah 13:9

Verse 23
Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains: truly in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel.
in vain
6; 10:14-16; Psalms 121:1,2; Isaiah 44:9; 45:20; 46:7,8; Ezekiel 20:28; Jonah 2:8,9
in the Lord
14:8; Psalms 3:8; 37:39,40; 121:1,2; Isaiah 12:2; 43:11; 45:15,17; 63:1,16; Hosea 1:7; John 4:22

Verse 24
For shame hath devoured the labour of our fathers from our youth; their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters.
11:13; Ezekiel 16:61,63; Hosea 2:8; 9:10; 10:6

Verse 25
We lie down in our shame, and our confusion covereth us: for we have sinned against the LORD our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even unto this day, and have not obeyed the voice of the LORD our God.
lie down
2:26; 6:26; Ezra 9:6-15; Psalms 109:29; Isaiah 50:11; Lamentations 5:16; Ezekiel 7:18; Daniel 12:2; Romans 6:21
for we have sinned
2:17,19; Deuteronomy 31:17,18; Ezra 9:6; Ezekiel 36:32
we and our
2:2; Ezra 9:7; Nehemiah 9:32-34; Psalms 106:7; Isaiah 48:8; Lamentations 5:7; Daniel 9:6-9
and have not
22:21; Judges 2:2; Proverbs 5:13; Daniel 9:10


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jeremiah 3". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=jer&chapter=003>.  

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