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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Chapter Overview
 
1The enemies sent against Judah,
4encourage themselves.
6God sets them on work because of their sins.
9The prophet laments the judgments of God because of their sins.
18He proclaims God's wrath.
26He calls the people to mourn for the judgment on their sins.
 
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Chapter 6

Verse 1
O ye children of Benjamin, gather yourselves to flee out of the midst of Jerusalem, and blow the trumpet in Tekoa, and set up a sign of fire in Bethhaccerem: for evil appeareth out of the north, and great destruction.


O ye
Joshua 15:63; 18:21-28; Judges 1:21
gather
4:29; 10:17,18
blow
4:5,6,19,20
Tekoa
2 Samuel 14:2; 2 Chronicles 11:6; Amos 1:1
Bethhaccerem
Nehemiah 3:14
evil
22; 1:14,15; 4:6; 10:22; 25:9; Ezekiel 26:7-21

Verse 2
I have likened the daughter of Zion to a comely and delicate woman.
daughter
4:31; Isaiah 1:8; 3:16,17; Lamentations 2:1,13
comely and delicate woman
or, a woman dwelling at home.

Verse 3
The shepherds with their flocks shall come unto her; they shall pitch their tents against her round about; they shall feed every one in his place.
shepherds
Nahum 3:18
they shall
4:16,17; 39:1-3; 2 Kings 24:2,10-12; 25:1-4; Luke 19:43

Verse 4
Prepare ye war against her; arise, and let us go up at noon. Woe unto us! for the day goeth away, for the shadows of the evening are stretched out.
Prepare
5:10; 51:27,28; Isaiah 5:26-30; 13:2-5; Joel 3:9
at noon
15:8; Zephaniah 2:4
for the
8:20
shadows
Song of Solomon 2:17

Verse 5
Arise, and let us go by night, and let us destroy her palaces.
let us destroy
9:21; 17:27; 52:13; 2 Chronicles 36:19; Psalms 48:3; Isaiah 32:14; Hosea 8:14; Amos 2:5; Amos 3:10,11; Zechariah 11:1

Verse 7
As a fountain casteth out her waters, so she casteth out her wickedness: violence and spoil is heard in her; before me continually is grief and wounds.
a fountain
Proverbs 4:23; Isaiah 57:20; James 3:10-12
violence
20:8; Psalms 55:9-11; Ezekiel 7:11,23; 22:3-12; 24:7; Micah 2:1,2,8-10; Micah 3:1-3,9-12; 7:2,3

Verse 8
Be thou instructed, O Jerusalem, lest my soul depart from thee; lest I make thee desolate, a land not inhabited.
Be thou
4:14; 7:3-7; 17:23; 31:19; 32:33; 35:13-15; Deuteronomy 32:29; Psalms 2:10; 50:17; Psalms 94:12; Proverbs 4:13; Zephaniah 3:7
lest
Ezekiel 23:18; Hosea 9:12; Zechariah 11:8,9
depart
Heb. be loosed, or disjointed. lest I.
2:15; 7:20,34; 9:11; Leviticus 26:34

Verse 9
Thus saith the LORD of hosts, They shall throughly glean the remnant of Israel as a vine: turn back thine hand as a grapegatherer into the baskets.
They shall
16:16; 49:9; 52:28-30; Obadiah 1:5,6; Revelation 14:18

Verse 10
To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, the word of the LORD is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it.
To whom
5:4,5; Isaiah 28:9-13; 53:1
give
Ezekiel 3:18-21; 33:3,9; Matthew 3:7; Colossians 1:28; Hebrews 11:7
their ear
4:4; 7:26; Exodus 6:12; Deuteronomy 29:4; Isaiah 6:9,10; 42:23-25; Acts 7:51,60
the word
20:8,9; 2 Chronicles 36:15,16; Amos 7:10; Luke 11:45; 20:19; John 7:7; 9:40; 2 Timothy 4:3
delight
Psalms 1:2; 40:8; 119:16,24,35,70,77,174; Romans 7:22

Verse 11
Therefore I am full of the fury of the LORD; I am weary with holding in: I will pour it out upon the children abroad, and upon the assembly of young men together: for even the husband with the wife shall be taken, the aged with him that is full of days.
Therefore
20:9; Job 32:18,19; Ezekiel 3:14; Micah 3:8; Acts 4:20; 17:16; 18:5
I will
9:21; 18:21; Revelation 16:1
for even
Ezekiel 9:6; Luke 17:34

Verse 12
And their houses shall be turned unto others, with their fields and wives together: for I will stretch out my hand upon the inhabitants of the land, saith the LORD.
And their
8:10; Deuteronomy 28:30-33,39-43; Isaiah 65:21,22; Lamentations 5:3,11; Zephaniah 1:13
I will
1 Chronicles 21:16; Isaiah 5:25; 9:12,17,21; 10:4; Lamentations 2:4,5,8; 3:3

Verse 13
For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.
For
8:10; 14:18; 22:17; 23:11; Isaiah 56:9-12; 57:17; Ezekiel 22:12; 33:31; Micah 2:1,2; 3:2,3,5,11; Zephaniah 3:3,4; Luke 16:14; 1 Timothy 3:3; 2 Peter 2:3,14,15
and
2:8,26; 5:31; 23:11,14,15; 26:7,8; 32:32; Isaiah 28:7; Lamentations 4:13; Ezekiel 22:25-28; Zephaniah 3:4

Verse 14
They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
healed
8:11,12; Ezekiel 13:10
hurt
Heb. bruise, or breach.
14:17; Isaiah 1:6; 30:26
Peace
4:10; 5:12; 14:13; 23:17; 28:3; Lamentations 2:14; Ezekiel 13:22; Micah 2:11; 2 Peter 2:1,18,19

Verse 15
Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the LORD.
Were
3:3; 8:12; Isaiah 3:9
blush
Ezekiel 2:4; 16:24,25; 24:7; Zephaniah 3:5; Philippians 3:19
therefore
23:12; Proverbs 29:1; Isaiah 10:4; Ezekiel 14:9,10; Micah 3:6; Matthew 15:14
at the time
5:9,29; Exodus 32:34; Ezekiel 7:6-9; Hosea 9:7; Micah 7:4

Verse 16
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.
Stand
18:15; Deuteronomy 32:7; Song of Solomon 1:7,8; Isaiah 8:20; Malachi 4:4; Luke 16:29; John 5:39; John 5:46,47; Acts 17:11; Romans 4:1-6,12; Hebrews 6:12; 11:2-40; 12:1
and walk
7:23; Isaiah 2:5; 30:21; John 12:35; 13:17; Colossians 2:6
ye shall
Isaiah 28:12; Matthew 11:28,29
We will
2:25; 18:12; 22:21; 44:16; Matthew 21:28-32

Verse 17
Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken.
I
25:4; Isaiah 21:11; 56:10; Ezekiel 3:17-21; 33:2-9; Habakkuk 2:1; Acts 20:27-31; Hebrews 13:17
Hearken
Isaiah 58:1; Hosea 8:1; Amos 3:6-8
We
Zechariah 7:11

Verse 18
Therefore hear, ye nations, and know, O congregation, what is among them.
hear
4:10; 31:10; Deuteronomy 29:24-28; Psalms 50:4-6; Isaiah 5:3; Micah 6:5

Verse 19
Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it.
O earth
22:29; Deuteronomy 4:26; 30:19; 32:1; Isaiah 1:2; Micah 6:2
even
4:4; 17:10; Proverbs 1:24-31; 15:26; Isaiah 59:7; 66:18; Hosea 10:13; Acts 8:22
nor to
10; 8:9; 1 Samuel 15:23,26; Proverbs 28:9; Hosea 4:6; John 3:19-21; 12:48

Verse 20
To what purpose cometh there to me incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto me.
To what
Psalms 40:6; 50:7-13,16,17; 66:3; Isaiah 1:11; 66:3; Ezekiel 20:39; Amos 5:21,22; Micah 6:6-8
Sheba
1 Kings 10:1,2,10; Isaiah 60:6; Ezekiel 27:22
sweet cane
Isaiah 43:23,24
your burnt
7:21-23

Verse 21
Therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will lay stumblingblocks before this people, and the fathers and the sons together shall fall upon them; the neighbour and his friend shall perish.
I will
13:16; Isaiah 8:14; Ezekiel 3:20; Romans 9:33; 11:9; 1 Peter 2:8
fathers
9:21,22; 15:2-9; 16:3-9; 18:21; 19:7-9; 21:7; 2 Chronicles 36:17; Isaiah 9:14-17; Isaiah 24:2,3; Lamentations 2:20-22; Ezekiel 5:10; 9:5-7

Verse 22
Thus saith the LORD, Behold, a people cometh from the north country, and a great nation shall be raised from the sides of the earth.
a people
1; 1:14,15; 5:15; 10:22; 25:9; 50:41-43

Verse 23
They shall lay hold on bow and spear; they are cruel, and have no mercy; their voice roareth like the sea; and they ride upon horses, set in array as men for war against thee, O daughter of Zion.
They shall
5:16; 50:42; Isaiah 13:18; Ezekiel 23:22-25; Habakkuk 1:6-10
cruel
30:14; Isaiah 13:18; 19:4
their
4:13; Isaiah 5:26-30; Luke 21:25,26

Verse 24
We have heard the fame thereof: our hands wax feeble: anguish hath taken hold of us, and pain, as of a woman in travail.
We have
4:6-9,19-21; Isaiah 28:19; Ezekiel 21:6,7; Habakkuk 3:16
anguish
4:31; 13:21; 22:23; 30:6; 49:24; 50:43; Psalms 48:6; Proverbs 1:27,28; Isaiah 21:3; Micah 4:9,10; 1 Thessalonians 5:3

Verse 25
Go not forth into the field, nor walk by the way; for the sword of the enemy and fear is on every side.
Go not
4:5; 8:14; 14:18; Judges 5:6,7
the sword
4:10; 20:3,4; *marg:; 20:10; 49:29; 2 Chronicles 15:5; Job 18:11; Psalms 31:13; Isaiah 1:20; Luke 19:43

Verse 26
O daughter of my people, gird thee with sackcloth, and wallow thyself in ashes: make thee mourning, as for an only son, most bitter lamentation: for the spoiler shall suddenly come upon us.
daughter
14; 4:11; 8:19,21,22; 9:1; 14:17; Isaiah 22:4; Lamentations 2:11; 3:48; 4:3,6,10
gird
4:8; 25:33,34; Isaiah 32:11; Ezekiel 27:30,31; Micah 1:8-10
make thee
9:1,10,17-22; 13:17; Isaiah 22:12; Lamentations 1:2,16; Ezekiel 7:16-18; Zechariah 12:10; Luke 7:12; James 4:9; 5:1
for the
4:20; 12:12; 15:8; Isaiah 30:13

Verse 27
I have set thee for a tower and a fortress among my people, that thou mayest know and try their way.
1:18; 15:20; Ezekiel 3:8-10; 20:4; 22:2

Verse 28
They are all grievous revolters, walking with slanders: they are brass and iron; they are all corrupters.
all grievous
5:23; Isaiah 1:5; 31:6
walking
9:4; 18:18; 20:10; Psalms 50:20
they are brass
30; Ezekiel 22:18-22
corrupters
Isaiah 1:4; Revelation 11:18; 19:2

Verse 29
The bellows are burned, the lead is consumed of the fire; the founder melteth in vain: for the wicked are not plucked away.
the founder
9:7; Proverbs 17:3; Zechariah 13:9; Malachi 3:2,3; 1 Peter 1:7; 4:12
in vain
Isaiah 49:4; Ezekiel 24:13; Hosea 11:7

Verse 30
Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the LORD hath rejected them.
Reprobate silver
or, Refuse silver.
Psalms 119:119; Proverbs 25:4; Isaiah 1:22,25; Ezekiel 22:18,19; Matthew 5:13
the Lord
14:19; Lamentations 5:22; Hosea 9:17; Romans 11:1


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jeremiah 6". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=jer&chapter=006>.  

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