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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1Jeremiah is sent to call to true repentance, to prevent the Jews' captivity.
8He rejects their vain confidence,
12by the example of Shiloh.
17He threatens them for their idolatry.
21He rejects the sacrifices of the disobedient.
29He exhorts to mourn for their abominations in Tophet;
32and the judgments for the same.
 
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Chapter 7

Verse 2
Stand in the gate of the LORD'S house, and proclaim there this word, and say, Hear the word of the LORD, all ye of Judah, that enter in at these gates to worship the LORD.


A. M. 3394. B.C. 610. Stand
17:19; 19:2,14; 22:1; 26:2; 36:6,10; Proverbs 1:20,21; 8:2,3; John 18:20; Acts 5:20,42
Hear
2:4; 10:1; 19:3; 34:4; 44:24; 1 Kings 22:19; Isaiah 1:10; Ezekiel 2:4,5; Hosea 5:1; Amos 7:16; Micah 1:2; 3:1,9; Matthew 13:9; Revelation 2:7,11,17,29; 3:6,13; Re 3: 22
that enter
17:19,20; 22:2

Verse 3
Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place.
Amend
5-7; 18:11; 26:13; 35:15; Proverbs 28:13; Isaiah 1:16-19; 55:7; Ezekiel 18:30,31; Ezekiel 33:4-11; Matthew 3:8-10; James 4:8

Verse 4
Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, are these.
Trust
8; 6:14; 28:15; 29:23,31; Ezekiel 13:19; Matthew 3:9,10
The temple
9-12; 1 Samuel 4:3,4; Micah 3:11; Zephaniah 3:11; Luke 3:8

Verse 5
For if ye throughly amend your ways and your doings; if ye throughly execute judgment between a man and his neighbour;
For if
3; 4:1,2; Isaiah 1:19
if ye throughly
Judges 5:1; 21:12; 1 Kings 6:12,13; Isaiah 16:3; Ezekiel 18:8,17

Verse 6
If ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt:
oppress
22:3,4,15,16; Exodus 22:21-24; Deuteronomy 24:17; 27:19; Job 31:13-22; Psalms 82:3,4; Zechariah 7:9-12; Malachi 3:5; James 1:27
and shed
2:30,34; 22:17; 26:15,23; 2 Kings 21:6; 24:4; Psalms 106:38; Isaiah 59:7; Lamentations 4:13; Ezekiel 22:3-6; Matthew 23:35-37; 27:4,25
neither walk
13:10; Deuteronomy 6:14,15; 8:19; 11:28; Ezekiel 18:6

Verse 7
Then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever.
will I
17:20-27; 18:7,8; 25:5
in the land
3:18; Deuteronomy 4:40; 2 Chronicles 33:8

Verse 8
Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit.
ye trust
4; 4:10; 5:31; 8:10; 14:13,14; 23:14-16,26,32; Isaiah 28:15; 30:10; Ezekiel 13:6-16

Verse 9
Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not;
steal
9:2-9; Psalms 50:16-21; Isaiah 59:1-8; Ezekiel 18:10-13,18; 33:25,26; Hosea 4:1-3; Micah 3:8-12; Zephaniah 1:5; Zechariah 5:3,4; Malachi 3:5; Romans 2:2,17-29; 1 Corinthians 6:9,10; Galatians 5:19-21; Ephesians 5:5-7; 2 Timothy 3:2-5; James 4:1-4; Revelation 21:8; Revelation 22:15
and burn
11:13,17; 32:29; 1 Kings 18:21
and walk
6; 13:10; 44:3; Exodus 20:3; Deuteronomy 32:17; Judges 5:8

Verse 10
And come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations?
come
Proverbs 7:14,15; 15:8; Isaiah 1:10-15; 48:2; 58:2-4; Ezekiel 20:39; 23:29,37,39; Ezekiel 33:31; Matthew 23:14; John 13:18,26,27; 18:28
which is called, etc
Heb. whereupon my name is called.
11,14,30; 32:34; 34:15; 2 Kings 21:4; 2 Chronicles 33:4,7

Verse 11
Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, saith the LORD.
this
2 Chronicles 6:33; Isaiah 56:7; Matthew 21:13; Mark 11:17; Luke 19:45,46; John 2:16
even
2:34; 16:16,17; 23:24; Hebrews 4:13; Revelation 2:18,19

Verse 12
But go ye now unto my place which was in Shiloh, where I set my name at the first, and see what I did to it for the wickedness of my people Israel.
my place
Joshua 18:1; Judges 18:31; 1 Samuel 1:3
where
Deuteronomy 12:5,11
and see
26:6; 1 Samuel 4:3,4,10,11,22-6; Psalms 78:60-64

Verse 13
And now, because ye have done all these works, saith the LORD, and I spake unto you, rising up early and speaking, but ye heard not; and I called you, but ye answered not;
and I spake
25; 11:7; 25:3; 35:15; 44:4; 2 Chronicles 36:15,16; Nehemiah 9:29,30
and I called
Proverbs 1:24; Isaiah 50:2; 65:12; 66:4; Hosea 11:2,7; Zechariah 7:13; Matthew 23:37

Verse 14
Therefore will I do unto this house, which is called by my name, wherein ye trust, and unto the place which I gave to you and to your fathers, as I have done to Shiloh.
wherein
4,10; Deuteronomy 28:52; Micah 3:11; Acts 6:13,14
as
26:6-9,18; 52:13-23; 1 Samuel 4:10,11; 1 Kings 9:7,8; 2 Kings 25:9; 2 Chronicles 7:21; 2 Chronicles 36:18,19; Psalms 74:6-8; 78:60; Isaiah 64:11; Lamentations 2:7; 4:1; Ezekiel 7:20-22; Ezekiel 9:5-7; 24:21; Micah 3:12; Matthew 24:1,2

Verse 15
And I will cast you out of my sight, as I have cast out all your brethren, even the whole seed of Ephraim.
I will
3:8; 15:1; 23:39; 52:3; 2 Kings 17:18-20,23; 24:20; Hosea 1:4; 9:9,16,17; Hosea 13:16
the whole
2 Chronicles 15:9; Psalms 78:67,68; Hosea 9:3

Verse 16
Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I will not hear thee.
pray
11:14; 14:11,12; 15:1; 18:20; Exodus 32:10; Ezekiel 14:14-20; 1 John 5:16
I will
2 Samuel 8:18; Isaiah 1:15; Micah 3:4

Verse 17
Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem?
6:27; Ezekiel 8:6-18; 14:23

Verse 18
The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.
children
44:17-19,25; 1 Corinthians 10:22
queen of heaven
or, frame, or workmanship of heaven. Though several MSS. and editions have melachath, "workmanship," instead of melecheth, "queen" yet the latter reading seems the true one, as the LXX. in the parallel place, and the Vulgate uniformly have "the queen of heaven;" by which there can be little doubt, is meant the Moon.
Deuteronomy 4:19; Job 31:26-28
to pour
19:13; 32:29; Deuteronomy 32:37,38; Psalms 16:4; Isaiah 57:6; 65:11; Ezekiel 20:28
that they
25:7; Isaiah 3:8; 65:3

Verse 19
Do they provoke me to anger? saith the LORD: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces?
they provoke
2:17,19; Deuteronomy 32:16,21,22; Isaiah 1:20,24; Ezekiel 8:17,18; 1 Corinthians 10:22
the confusion
20:11; Ezra 9:7; Isaiah 45:16; Daniel 9:7,8

Verse 20
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, mine anger and my fury shall be poured out upon this place, upon man, and upon beast, and upon the trees of the field, and upon the fruit of the ground; and it shall burn, and shall not be quenched.
4:23-26; 9:10,11; 12:4; 14:16; 42:18; 44:6; Isaiah 42:25; Lamentations 2:3-5; Lamentations 4:11; Ezekiel 20:47,48; 22:22; Daniel 9:11; Nahum 1:6; Malachi 4:1; Revelation 14:10; Revelation 16:1-21
and shall
17:27; 2 Kings 22:17; Isaiah 66:24; Mark 9:43-48

Verse 21
Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Put your burnt offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat flesh.
Put
6:20; Isaiah 1:11-15; Hosea 8:13; Amos 5:21-23

Verse 22
For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices:
nor
1 Samuel 15:22; Psalms 40:6; 50:8-17; 51:16,17; Hosea 6:6; Matthew 9:13; Mark 12:33
burnt offerings
Heb. the matter of burnt offerings.

Verse 23
But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.
Obey
11:4,7; Exodus 15:26; 19:5,6; Leviticus 26:3-12; Deuteronomy 5:29,33; 6:3; 11:27; 13:4; Deuteronomy 30:2,8,20; Romans 16:26; 2 Corinthians 10:5; Hebrews 5:9
and I
31:33
that it
42:6; Deuteronomy 4:10; 5:16,33

Verse 24
But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward.
they
26; 11:7,8; Exodus 32:7,8; Nehemiah 9:16-20; Psalms 81:11,12; 106:7-48; Ezekiel 20:8,13,16,21
walked
23:17; Deuteronomy 29:19
imagination
or, stubbornness.
3:17; *marg:
went
Heb. were. backward.
26; 2:27; 8:5; 32:33; Nehemiah 9:29; Hosea 4:16

Verse 25
Since the day that your fathers came forth out of the land of Egypt unto this day I have even sent unto you all my servants the prophets, daily rising up early and sending them:
the day
32:30,31; Deuteronomy 9:7,21-24; 1 Samuel 8:7,8; Ezra 9:7; Nehemiah 9:16-18,26; Psalms 106:13-22; Ezekiel 2:3; 20:5-32; 23:2,3
sent
13; 25:4; 2 Chronicles 36:15; Nehemiah 9:30; Matthew 21:34-36; Luke 20:10-12

Verse 26
Yet they hearkened not unto me, nor inclined their ear, but hardened their neck: they did worse than their fathers.
they hearkened
24; 6:17; 11:8; 17:23; 25:3,7; 26:5; 29:19; 34:14; 44:16; 2 Chronicles 33:10; Nehemiah 9:16; Daniel 9:6
but
19:15; 2 Kings 17:14; 2 Chronicles 30:8; Nehemiah 9:17,29; Proverbs 29:1; Isaiah 48:4; Acts 7:51; Romans 2:5
they did
16:12; Matthew 21:38; 23:32

Verse 27
Therefore thou shalt speak all these words unto them; but they will not hearken to thee: thou shalt also call unto them; but they will not answer thee.
thou shalt speak
1:7; 26:2; Ezekiel 2:4-7; 3:17,18; Acts 20:27
hearken
1:19; Isaiah 6:9,10; Ezekiel 3:4-11
also
Isaiah 50:2; 65:12; Zechariah 7:13

Verse 28
But thou shalt say unto them, This is a nation that obeyeth not the voice of the LORD their God, nor receiveth correction: truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth.
nor
2:30; 5:3; 6:29,30; Isaiah 1:4,5; Zephaniah 3:2
correction
or, instruction.
6:8; 32:33; Psalms 50:17; Proverbs 1:7; Zephaniah 3:7
truth
5:1; 9:3-8; Isaiah 59:14,15; Hosea 4:1; Micah 7:2-5

Verse 29
Cut off thine hair, O Jerusalem, and cast it away, and take up a lamentation on high places; for the LORD hath rejected and forsaken the generation of his wrath.
Cut
16:6; 47:5; 48:37; Job 1:20; Isaiah 15:2,3; Micah 1:16
and take
9:17-21; Ezekiel 19:1; 28:12
for
6:30; 2 Kings 17:20; Zechariah 11:8,9
generation
Deuteronomy 32:5; Matthew 3:7; 12:39; 16:4; 23:36; Acts 2:40

Verse 30
For the children of Judah have done evil in my sight, saith the LORD: they have set their abominations in the house which is called by my name, to pollute it.
they
23:11; 32:34; 2 Kings 21:4,7; 23:4-6,12; 2 Chronicles 33:4,5,7,15; Ezekiel 7:20; Ezekiel 8:5-17; 43:7,8; Daniel 9:27

Verse 31
And they have built the high places of Tophet, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my heart.
the high
19:5,6; 32:35; 2 Kings 23:20; 2 Chronicles 33:6
the valley
19:2; Joshua 15:8; 2 Chronicles 28:3
to burn
Deuteronomy 12:31; 2 Kings 17:17; Psalms 106:37,38; Ezekiel 16:20
which I
Leviticus 18:21; 20:1-5; Deuteronomy 17:3
came it into
Heb. came it upon.

Verse 32
Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be called Tophet, nor the valley of the son of Hinnom, but the valley of slaughter: for they shall bury in Tophet, till there be no place.
the days
19:6; Leviticus 26:30; Ezekiel 6:5-7
for
19:11,13; 2 Kings 23:10

Verse 33
And the carcases of this people shall be meat for the fowls of the heaven, and for the beasts of the earth; and none shall fray them away.
8:1,2; 9:22; 12:9; 16:4; 22:19; 25:33; 34:20; Deuteronomy 28:26; Psalms 79:2,3; Ezekiel 39:4,18-20; Revelation 19:17,18

Verse 34
Then will I cause to cease from the cities of Judah, and from the streets of Jerusalem, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride: for the land shall be desolate.
to cease
16:9; 25:10; 33:10; Isaiah 24:7,8; Ezekiel 26:13; Hosea 2:11; Revelation 18:23
for
4:27; Leviticus 26:33; Isaiah 1:7; 3:26; 6:11; Micah 7:13


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