SEV Biblia, Chapter 39:4 Y fue que viéndolos Sedequías, rey de Judá, y todos los hombres de guerra, huyeron, y salieron de noche de la ciudad por el camino de la huerta del rey, por la puerta entre los dos muros; y salió el rey por el camino del desierto.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Jeremiah 39:4 Verse 4. Went forth out of the city by night] Probably there was a private passage under ground, leading without the walls, by which Zedekiah and his followers might escape unperceived, till they had got some way from the city.
The way of the plain.] There were two roads from Jerusalem to Jericho.
One passed over the mount of Olives; but, as this might have retarded his flight, he chose the way of the plain, and was overtaken near Jericho, perhaps about sixteen or eighteen miles from Jerusalem. He had probably intended to have passed the Jordan, in order to escape to Egypt, as the Egyptians were then his professed allies.
Matthew Henry Commentary
The taking of Jerusalem. (Jer. 39:1-10) Jeremiah used well. (Jer 39:11-14) Promises of safety to Ebed-melech. (Jer. 39:15-18)
Jer. 39:1-10 Jerusalem was so strong, that the inhabitants believed the enemy could never enter it. But sin provoked God to withdraw his protection, and then it was as weak as other cities. Zedekiah had his eyes put out; so he was condemned to darkness who had shut his eye against the clear light of God's word. Those who will not believe God' words, will be convinced by the event. Observe the wonderful changes of Providence, how uncertain are earthly possessions; and see the jus dealings of Providence: but whether the Lord makes men poor or rich nothing will profit them while they cleave to their sins.
Jer. 39:11-14 The servants of God alone are prepared for all events and they are delivered and comforted, while the wicked suffer. The often meet with more kindness from the profane, than from hypocritica professors of godliness. The Lord will raise them up friends, do the good, and perform all his promises.
Jer. 39:15-18 Here is a message to assure Ebed-melech of a recompenc for his great kindness to Jeremiah. Because thou hast put thy trust in me, saith the Lord. God recompenses men's services according to their principles. Those who trust God in the way of duty, as this good ma did, will find that their hope shall not fail in times of the greates danger __________________________________________________________________
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