SEV Biblia, Chapter 11:19 Y yo como carnero o buey que llevan a degollar, pues no entendía que maquinaban contra mí designios, diciendo : Destruyamos el árbol con su fruto, y cortémoslo de la tierra de los vivientes, y no haya más memoria de su nombre.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Jeremiah 11:19 Verse 19. I was like a lamb or an ox] Dahler translates, "I was like a fattened lamb that is led to the slaughter." Blayney, "I was like a tame lamb that is led to slaughter." The word Pwla alluph, which we translate ox, is taken by both as an adjective, qualifying the noun bk kebes, a lamb. It may probably signify a lamb brought up in the house-fed at home, ( Pwla alluph,) instructed or nourished at home; perfectly innocent and unsuspecting, while leading to the slaughter. This meaning the word will bear in Arabic, for alaf signifies accustomed, familiar, (to or with any person or thing;) a companion, a comrade, an intimate friend. I therefore think that Pwla bkk kechebes alluph signifies, like the familiar lamb-the lamb bred up in the house, in a state of friendship with the family. The people of Anathoth were Jeremiah's townsmen; he was born and bred among them; they were his familiar friends; and now they lay wait for his life! All the Versions understood Pwla alluph as an epithet of bk kebes, a chosen, simple, innocent lamb.
Let us destroy the tree with the fruit] Let us slay the prophet, and his prophecies will come to an end. The Targum has, Let us put mortal poison in his food; and all the Versions understand it something in the same way.
Matthew Henry Commentary
The disobedient Jews reproved. (Jer. 11:1-10) Their utter ruin. (Jer 11:11-17) The people would be destroyed who sought the prophet's life (Jer. 11:18-23)
Jer. 11:1-10 God never promised to bestow blessings on his rationa creatures, while they persist in wilful disobedience. Pardon an acceptance are promised freely to all believers; but no man can be saved who does not obey the command of God to repent, to believe in Christ, to separate from sin and the world, to choose self-denial an newness of life. In general, men will hearken to those who speak of doctrines, promises, and privileges; but when duties are mentioned they will not bend their ear.
Jer. 11:11-17 Evil pursues sinners, and entangles them in snares, ou of which they cannot free themselves. Now, in their distress, their many gods and many altars stand them in no stead. And those whose ow prayers will not be heard, cannot expect benefit from the prayers of others. Their profession of religion shall prove of no use. When trouble came upon them, they made this their confidence, but God ha rejected it. His altar shall yield them no satisfaction. The remembrance of God's former favours to them shall be no comfort unde troubles; and his remembrance of them shall be no argument for their relief. Every sin against the Lord is a sin against ourselves, and s it will be found sooner or later.
Jer. 11:18-23 The prophet Jeremiah tells much concerning himself, the times he lived in being very troublesome. Those of his own city plotte how they might cause his death. They thought to end his days, but he outlived most of his enemies; they thought to blast his memory, but it lives to this day, and will be blessed while time lasts. God knows all the secret designs of his and his people's enemies, and can, when he pleases, make them known. God's justice is a terror to the wicked, but a comfort to the godly. When we are wronged, we have a God to commi our cause to, and it is our duty to commit it to him. We should als look well to our own spirits, that we are not overcome with evil, but that by patient continuance in praying for our enemies, and in kindnes to them, we may overcome evil with good __________________________________________________________________
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