John Wesley's Explanatory Notes
on the Whole Bible
- Hananiah's false prophecy: Jeremiah's answer, verse 1-9.
- Hananiah breaks Jeremiah's yoke: he foretells an iron yoke, and Hananiah's death, verse 10-17.
The fourth year - Perhaps the fourth year of the sabbatical course is here intended. Of Gibeon - it is probable from the place where he lived, which was one of the cities of the priests; that he was a priest.
Then - Some time after.
But - Thou hast further incensed God against them, and provoked him to make their judgment heavier.
Died - Within two months after Jeremiah had thus prophesied; so dangerous a thing it is for ministers to teach people contrary to the revealed will of God.