XXX God shews Jeremiah the deliverance and return of the Jews, ver. 1-9. He comforts Jacob, ver. 10-17. Their return shall be gracious. Wrath on the wicked, ver. 18-24.
Verse 8. In that day - In the day when God should deliver the seed of Jacob out of trouble. His yoke - The yoke of the king of Babylon, that power of his, which for seventy years he exercisedover the Jews. Of him - Of the Jews.
Verse 9. But - Either this must be understood of the kingdom of Christ, under which the Jews that received him were made spiritually free: or there is a time yet to come, when this ancient people of God shall be restored to a farther civil liberty than they have enjoyed ever since the captivity of Babylon.
Verse 11. In measure - Not in equity only, but with moderation. Unpunished - But yet God will not let his own people go unpunished, that by it they may be reclaimed, and the world may take notice that God is of purer eyes than that he can, in any persons, behold iniquity.
Verse 12. For - They had sinned to that degree that God had resolved they should go into captivity.
Verse 13. No medicine - The prophet's design was to convince them, that there was no present remedy, but patience, though their false prophets might promise a cure.
Verse 14. Thy lovers - The Egyptians and Assyrians.
Verse 23. A continuing - Not a sudden blast, that shall presently go over, but a vengeance that shall abide.
Verse 24. Consider - And though at present they will not consider, yet afterward, when they see things come to pass, then they shall consider what I have told them.