SEV Biblia, Chapter 22:1 Â¶ Así dijo el SEÑOR: Desciende a la casa del rey de Judá, y habla allí esta palabra,
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Jeremiah 22:1 Verse 1. Go down to the house of the king of Judah, and speak there this word] This is supposed by Dahler to have been published in the first year of the reign of Zedekiah.
Matthew Henry Commentary
Justice is recommended, and destruction threatened in case of disobedience. (Jer. 22:1-9) The captivity of Jehoiakim, and the end of Jeconiah. (Jer. 22:10-19) The doom of the royal family. (Jer. 22:20-30)
Jer. 22:1-9 The king of Judah is spoken to, as sitting upon the thron of David, the man after God's own heart. Let him follow his example that he may have the benefit of the promises made to him. The way to preserve a government, is to do the duty of it. But sin will be the ruin of the houses of princes, as well as of meaner men. And who can contend with destroyers of God's preparing? God destroys neithe persons, cities, nor nations, except for sin; even in this world he often makes it plain for what crimes he sends punishment; and it wil be clear at the day of judgement.
Jer. 22:10-19 Here is a sentence of death upon two kings, the wicke sons of a very pious father. Josiah was prevented from seeing the evi to come in this world, and removed to see the good to come in the othe world; therefore, weep not for him, but for his son Shallum, who is likely to live and die a wretched captive. Dying saints may be justl envied, while living sinners are justly pitied. Here also is the doo of Jehoiakim. No doubt it is lawful for princes and great men to build beautify, and furnish houses; but those who enlarge their houses, an make them sumptuous, need carefully to watch against the workings of vain-glory. He built his houses by unrighteousness, with money gotte unjustly. And he defrauded his workmen of their wages. God notices the wrong done by the greatest to poor servants and labourers, and wil repay those in justice, who will not, in justice, pay those whom the employ. The greatest of men must look upon the meanest as their neighbours, and be just to them accordingly. Jehoiakim was unjust, an made no conscience of shedding innocent blood. Covetousness, which is the root of all evil, was at the bottom of all. The children wh despise their parents' old fashions, commonly come short of their rea excellences. Jehoiakim knew that his father found the way of duty to be the way of comfort, yet he would not tread in his steps. He shall di unlamented, hateful for oppression and cruelty.
Jer. 22:20-30 The Jewish state is described under a threefol character. Very haughty in a day of peace and safety. Very fearful of alarm of trouble. Very much cast down under pressure of trouble. Man never are ashamed of their sins till brought by them to the las extremity. The king shall close his days in bondage. Those that thin themselves as signets on God's right hand, must not be secure, but fea lest they should be plucked thence. The Jewish king and his famil shall be carried to Babylon. We know where we were born, but where we shall die we know not; it is enough that our God knows. Let it be ou care that we die in Christ, then it will be well with us wherever we die, thought it may be in a far country. The Jewish king shall be despised. Time was when he was delighted in; but all those in whom God has no pleasure, some time or other, will be so lowered, that men wil have no pleasure in them. Whoever are childless, it is the Lord tha writes them so; and those who take no care to do good in their days cannot expect to prosper. How little is earthly grandeur to be depende upon, or flourishing families to be rejoiced in! But those who hear the voice of Christ, and follow him, have eternal life, and shall neve perish, neither shall any enemy pluck them out of his almighty hands __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew כה 3541 אמר 559 יהוה 3068 רד 3381 בית 1004 מלך 4428 יהודה 3063 ודברת 1696 שׁם 8033 את 853 הדבר 1697 הזה׃ 2088