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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Chapter Overview
 
1Jeremiah laments the Jews for their manifold sins;
9and for their judgment.
12Disobedience is the cause of their bitter calamity.
17He exhorts to mourn for their destruction;
23and to trust not in themselves, but in God.
25He threatens both Jews and Gentiles.
 
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Chapter 9

Verse 1
Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!


O that
Heb. Who will give, etc.
4:19; 13:17; 14:17; Psalms 119:136; Isaiah 16:9; 22:4; Lamentations 2:11,18,19; Lamentations 3:48,49; Ezekiel 21:6,7
weep
Psalms 42:3
the daughter
6:26; 8:21,22

Verse 2
Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men; that I might leave my people, and go from them! for they be all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men.
that I had
Psalms 55:6-8; 120:5-7; Micah 7:1-7
for
5:7,8; 23:10; Ezekiel 22:10,11; Hosea 4:2; 7:4; James 4:4
an assembly
12:1,6; Hosea 5:7; 6:7; Micah 7:2-5; Zephaniah 3:4; Malachi 2:11

Verse 3
And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the LORD.
they bend
5,8; Psalms 52:2-4; 64:3,4; 120:2-4; Isaiah 59:3-5,13-15; Micah 7:3-5; Romans 3:13
valiant
Matthew 10:31-33; Mark 8:38; Romans 1:16; Philippians 1:28; Jude 1:3; Revelation 12:11
for they
7:26; 2 Timothy 3:13
they know
4:22; 22:16; 31:34; Judges 2:10; 1 Samuel 2:12; Hosea 4:1-3; John 8:54,55; 17:3; Romans 1:28; 2 Corinthians 4:4-6

Verse 4
Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbour will walk with slanders.
ye heed
12:6; Psalms 12:2,3; 55:11,12; Proverbs 26:24,25; Micah 7:5,6; Matthew 10:17,21,34,35; Luke 21:16
neighbour
or, friend. every brother.
Genesis 27:35,36; 32:28; 1 Thessalonians 4:6
walk
6:28; Leviticus 19:16; Psalms 15:3; Proverbs 6:16,19; 10:18; 25:18; Ezekiel 22:9; 1 Peter 2:1,2

Verse 5
And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity.
they will
5,8; Isaiah 59:13-15; Micah 6:12; Ephesians 4:25
deceive
or, mock.
Job 11:3
taught
3; Job 15:5; Psalms 50:19; 64:3; 140:3; 1 Timothy 4:2
weary
Genesis 19:11; Psalms 7:14; Proverbs 4:16; Isaiah 5:18; 41:6,7; 44:12-14; 57:10; Ezekiel 24:12; Micah 6:3; Habakkuk 2:13

Verse 6
Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the LORD.
habitation
11:19; 18:18; 20:10; Psalms 120:2-6
refuse
13:10; Job 21:14,15; Proverbs 1:24,29; Hosea 4:6; John 3:19,20; Romans 1:28; 1 Corinthians 15:34

Verse 7
Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, I will melt them, and try them; for how shall I do for the daughter of my people?
I will
6:29,30; Isaiah 1:25; 48:10; Ezekiel 22:18-22; 26:11,12; Zechariah 13:9; Malachi 3:3; 1 Peter 1:7; 4:12
shall
31:20; 2 Chronicles 36:15; Hosea 6:4,5; 11:8,9; Zechariah 1:14-16

Verse 8
Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in heart he layeth his wait.
tongue
3,5; Psalms 12:2; 57:4; 64:3,4,8; 120:3
one
2 Samuel 3:27; 20:9,10; Psalms 28:3; 55:21; Proverbs 26:24-26; Matthew 26:48,49
in heart
Heb. in the midst of him. his wait. or, wait for him.

Verse 9
Shall I not visit them for these things? saith the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
5:9,29; Isaiah 1:24

Verse 10
For the mountains will I take up a weeping and wailing, and for the habitations of the wilderness a lamentation, because they are burned up, so that none can pass through them; neither can men hear the voice of the cattle; both the fowl of the heavens and the beast are fled; they are gone.
the mountains
4:19-26; 7:29; 8:18; 13:16,17; Lamentations 1:16; 2:11
habitations
or, pastures. because.
12:4,10; 14:6; 23:10; Joel 1:10-12
burned up
or, desolate. so.
2:6; Isaiah 49:19; Ezekiel 14:15; 29:11; 33:28
both, etc
Heb. from the fowls even to, etc.
4:25; Hosea 4:3

Verse 11
And I will make Jerusalem heaps, and a den of dragons; and I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant.
Jerusalem
26:18; 51:37; Nehemiah 4:2; Psalms 79:1; Isaiah 25:2; Micah 1:6; 3:12
a den
10:22; Isaiah 13:22; 34:13; Revelation 18:2
the cities
34:22; Isaiah 44:26; Lamentations 2:2,7,8
desolate
Heb. desolation.
25:11,18; Lamentations 3:47; Micah 6:16

Verse 12
Who is the wise man, that may understand this? and who is he to whom the mouth of the LORD hath spoken, that he may declare it, for what the land perisheth and is burned up like a wilderness, that none passeth through?
the wise
Deuteronomy 32:29; Psalms 107:43; Hosea 14:9; Matthew 24:15; Revelation 1:3
for
5:19,20; 16:10-13; 22:8,9; Deuteronomy 29:22-28; 1 Kings 9:8,9; Psalms 107:34; Ezekiel 14:23; 22:25-31

Verse 13
And the LORD saith, Because they have forsaken my law which I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice, neither walked therein;
22:9; Deuteronomy 31:16,17; 2 Chronicles 7:19; Ezra 9:10; Psalms 89:30; 119:53; Proverbs 28:4; Zephaniah 3:1-6

Verse 14
But have walked after the imagination of their own heart, and after Baalim, which their fathers taught them:
walked
3:17; 7:24; Genesis 6:5; Romans 1:21-24; Ephesians 2:3; 4:17-19
imagination
or, stubbornness. which.
44:17; Zechariah 1:4,5; Galatians 1:14; 1 Peter 1:18

Verse 15
Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will feed them, even this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink.
I will
8:14; 23:15; 25:15; Psalms 60:3; 69:21; 75:8; 80:5; Isaiah 2:17,22; Lamentations 3:15,19; Revelation 8:11

Verse 16
I will scatter them also among the heathen, whom neither they nor their fathers have known: and I will send a sword after them, till I have consumed them.
scatter
13:24; Leviticus 26:33; Deuteronomy 4:27; 28:25,36,64; 32:26; Nehemiah 1:8; Psalms 106:27; Ezekiel 11:17; 12:15; 20:23; Zechariah 7:14; James 1:1
and I
15:2-4; 24:10; 25:27; 29:17; 44:27; 49:36,37; Ezekiel 5:2,12; 14:17

Verse 17
Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Consider ye, and call for the mourning women, that they may come; and send for cunning women, that they may come:
call
2 Chronicles 35:25; Job 3:8; Ecclesiastes 12:5; Amos 5:16,17; Matthew 9:23; Mark 5:38
the mourning women
Those whose office it was to sing mournful dirges, and make public lamentations at funerals.

Verse 18
And let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.
take
10,20
our eyes
1; 6:26; 13:17; 14:17; Isaiah 22:4; Lamentations 1:2; 2:11,18; Luke 19:41

Verse 19
For a voice of wailing is heard out of Zion, How are we spoiled! we are greatly confounded, because we have forsaken the land, because our dwellings have cast us out.
a voice
4:31; Ezekiel 7:16-18; Micah 1:8,9
we are
2:14; 4:13,20,30; Deuteronomy 28:29; Lamentations 5:2; Micah 2:4
our
Leviticus 18:25,28; 20:22; Lamentations 4:15; Micah 2:10

Verse 20
Yet hear the word of the LORD, O ye women, and let your ear receive the word of his mouth, and teach your daughters wailing, and every one her neighbour lamentation.
hear
Isaiah 3:16-4; 32:9-13; Luke 23:27-30
receive
Job 22:22
and teach
17,18

Verse 21
For death is come up into our windows, and is entered into our palaces, to cut off the children from without, and the young men from the streets.
6:11; 15:7; 2 Chronicles 36:17; Ezekiel 9:5,6; 21:14,15; Amos 6:10,11

Verse 22
Speak, Thus saith the LORD, Even the carcases of men shall fall as dung upon the open field, and as the handful after the harvestman, and none shall gather them.
fall
7:33; 8:2; 16:4; 25:33; 2 Kings 9:37; Psalms 83:10; Isaiah 5:25; Zephaniah 1:17

Verse 23
Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:
wise
Job 5:12-14; Psalms 49:10-13,16-18; Ecclesiastes 2:13-16,19; 9:11; Isaiah 5:21; Isaiah 10:12,13; Ezekiel 28:2-9; Romans 1:22; 1 Corinthians 1:19-21,27-29; 3:18-20; James 3:14-16
neither
Deuteronomy 8:17; 1 Samuel 17:4-10,42; 1 Kings 20:10,11; Psalms 33:16,17; Isaiah 10:8; Isaiah 36:8,9; Ezekiel 29:9; Daniel 3:15; 4:30,31,37; 5:18-23; Amos 2:14-16; Acts 12:22,23
rich
Job 31:24,25; Psalms 49:6-9; 52:6,7; 62:10; Proverbs 11:4; Ezekiel 7:19; Zephaniah 1:18; Mark 10:24; Luke 12:19,20; 1 Timothy 6:10

Verse 24
But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.
let him
4:2; Psalms 44:8; Isaiah 41:16; 45:25; Romans 5:11; *Gr:; 1 Corinthians 1:31; 2 Corinthians 10:17; Galatians 6:14; Philippians 3:3
knoweth
31:33,34; Psalms 91:14; Matthew 11:27; Luke 10:22; John 17:3; 2 Corinthians 4:6; 1 John 5:20
loving-kindness
Exodus 34:5-7; Psalms 36:5-7; 51:1; 145:7,8; 146:7-9; Romans 3:25,26
for
1 Samuel 15:22; Psalms 99:4; Isaiah 61:8; Micah 6:8; 7:18

Verse 25
Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will punish all them which are circumcised with the uncircumcised;
that
Ezekiel 28:10; 32:19-32; Amos 3:2; Romans 2:8,9,25,26; Galatians 5:2-6
punish
Heb. visit upon.

Verse 26
Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the children of Ammon, and Moab, and all that are in the utmost corners, that dwell in the wilderness: for all these nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in the heart.
Egypt
25:9-26; 27:3-7; 46:1-52; Isaiah 13:1-24; Ezekiel 24:1-32; Amos 1:1-2; Zephaniah 1:1-2
Judah
Isaiah 19:24,25
in the utmost corners
Heb. cut off into corners; or, having the corners of their hair polled. Dr. Durell and others justly consider the marginal reading as far preferable; as being descriptive of the mode in which the Arabians cut their hair and beard. (See Notes on Le 21:5.)
25:23; 49:32
uncircumcised in
4:4; Leviticus 26:41; Deuteronomy 30:6; Ezekiel 44:7,9; Acts 7:51; Romans 2:28,29


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jeremiah 9". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=jer&chapter=009>.  


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