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    JEREMIAH 41

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    1 Ishmael, treacherously killing Gedaliah and others, purposes with the residue to flee unto the Ammonites. 11 Johanan recovers the captives, and is minded to flee into Egypt. VERSE 1 - the seventh month. This was the month {Tisri,} answering to the new moon of September, the seventh of the sacred, but the first of the civil year; on the third day of which the Jews keep a fast, in commemoration of the death of Gedaliah, to which the prophet Zechariah refers, ch. 19 8:19; 2 39:2; 6 52:6. 2 Ki 3 25:3, 8, 25. Zec 7:5; 19 8:19. - Ishmael. See on ch. * Jer 40:6,8 - Elishama. * Jer 36:12,20 - of the. * Pr 13:10; 27:4 Jas 4:1-3 - seed. * 2Ki 11:1 2Ch 22:10 Eze 17:13 - they did. * Jer 40:14-16 2Sa 3:27; 20:9,10 Ps 41:9; 109:5 Pr 26:23-26 * Da 11:26,27 Lu 22:47,48 Joh 13:18 VERSE 2 - and smote. * 2Ki 25:25 - whom. * Jer 40:7 VERSE 3 - See on ver. * :11,12 2Ki 25:25 Ec 9:18 La 1:2 VERSE 4 - after. * 1Sa 27:11 Ps 52:1,2 VERSE 5 - came. * 2Ki 10:13,14 - Shechem. * Ge 33:18; 34:2 Jos 24:32 Jud 9:1 1Ki 12:1,25 - Shiloh. * Jer 7:12,14 Jos 18:1 - Samaria. * 1Ki 16:24,29 - their beards. All these were signs of deep mourning; which, though forbidden on funeral occasions, were customary, and perhaps counted allowable, on seasons of public calamity, and this mourning was probably on account of the destruction of Jerusalem. * Le 19:27,28 De 14:1 2Sa 10:4 Isa 15:2 - to the. * 1Sa 1:7 2Ki 25:9 Ps 102:14 VERSE 6 - weeping, etc. Heb. in going and weeping. * Jer 50:4 2Sa 1:2-16; 3:16 Pr 26:23-26 VERSE 7 - slew. * 1Ki 15:28,29; 16:10-12 2Ki 11:1,2; 15:25 Ps 55:23 Pr 1:16 * Isa 59:7 Eze 22:27; 33:24-26 Ro 3:15 VERSE 8 - Slay. * Job 2:4 Ps 49:6-8 Pr 13:8 Mt 6:25; 16:26 Mr 8:36,37 Php 3:7-9 - treasures. These "treasures hid in the field" were doubtless laid up in subterranean pits, similar to the {mattamores} in Barbary, in which, Dr. Shaw informs us, they deposit the grain when winnowed; two or three hundred of them being sometimes together, and the smallest holding four hundred bushels. The same mode of keeping corn prevails in Syria and the Holy Land. VERSE 9 - the pit. This was probably a large reservoir for receiving rain water, which Asa had caused to be made in the midst of the city, in case of a siege. - because of Gedaliah. or, near Gedaliah. Heb. by the hand, or the side of Gedaliah. was it. * Jos 10:16-18 Jud 6:2 1Sa 13:6; 14:11,22; 24:3 2Sa 17:9 * Heb 11:38 - for fear. * 1Ki 15:17-22 2Ch 16:1-10 VERSE 10 - all the. See on ch. * Jer 40:11,12 - even. * Jer 22:30; 39:6; 43:5-7; 44:12-14 - whom. * Jer 40:7 - to the. * Jer 40:14 Ne 2:10,19; 4:7,8; 6:17,18; 13:4-8 VERSE 11 - Johanan. * :2,3,7; 40:7,8,13-16; 42:1,3; 43:2-5 VERSE 12 - to fight. * Ge 14:14-16 1Sa 30:1-8,18-20 - the great. * 2Sa 2:13 VERSE 13 - that when. They appear to have been weary of the tyranny of Ishmael, and glad of an opportunity to abandon him. - and all. * :13,16; 40:13 - were glad. * Pr 29:2 VERSE 14 - So all. * :10,16 - cast about. or, turn around. * Jer 52:21 Ge 37:7 VERSE 15 - escaped. * 1Sa 30:17 1Ki 20:20 Job 21:30 Pr 28:17 Ec 8:11,12 Ac 28:4 - eight men. * :2 2Ki 25:25 VERSE 16 - even. * :10; 42:8; 43:4-7 VERSE 17 - Chimham. * 2Sa 19:37,38 - to go. As Johanan and the other princes had taken a decided part against Ishmael, they had no sufficient reason to fear that the Chaldeans would revenge on them the murder of Gedaliah; but perhaps Johanan was unwilling to be superseded in the command which he had rightly assumed, and so used his influence to induce the whole company to take refuge in Egypt; and their old attachment to the Egyptians rendered them more ready to concur in this ruinous measure. * Jer 42:14,19; 43:7 Isa 30:2,3 VERSE 18 - for they. * Jer 42:11,16; 43:2,3 2Ki 25:25 Isa 30:16,17; 51:12,13; 57:11 * Lu 12:4,5 - because. See on ver. * :2 - whom. * Jer 40:5 GOTO NEXT CHAPTER - TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE INDEX

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