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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Jeremiah 6:27


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    King James Bible - Jeremiah 6:27

    I have set thee for a tower and a fortress among my people, that thou mayest know and try their way.

    World English Bible

    "I have made you a tester of metals [and] a fortress among my people; that you may know and try their way.

    Douay-Rheims - Jeremiah 6:27

    I have set thee for a strong trier among my people: and thou shalt know and prove their way.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    I have set thee for a
    tower and a fortress among my people, that thou mayest know and try their way.

    Original Hebrew

    בחון
    969 נתתיך 5414 בעמי 5971 מבצר 4013 ותדע 3045 ובחנת 974 את 853 דרכם׃ 1870

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    VERSE (27) -
    Jer 1:18; 15:20 Eze 3:8-10; 20:4; 22:2

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 6:27

    Por fortaleza te he puesto en mi pueblo, por torre; conocerás pues, y examinarás el camino de ellos.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Jeremiah 6:27

    Verse 27. I have set thee for a
    tower and a fortress] Dr. Blayney translates, I have appointed thee to make an assay among my people. The words refer to the office of an assayer of silver and gold; and the manner of assaying here intended is by the cupel, a flat broad iron ring filled with the ashes of burnt bones. To separate the alloy from the silver they add a portion of lead; and when all is fused together, and brought into a state of ebullition, the cupel absorbs the lead, and with it the dross or alloy, and the silver is left pure and motionless on the top of the cupel. The people are here represented under the notion of alloyed silver. They are full of impurities; and they are put into the hands of the prophet, the assayer, to be purified. The bellows are placed, the fire is lighted up, but all to no purpose: so intensely commixed is the alloy with the silver, that it can not be separated. The nozzle of the bellows is even melted with the intensity of the fire used to effect the refinement; and the lead is carried off by the action of the heat; and the assayer melteth in vain, for the alloy still continues in union with the metal. The assayer gives up the process, - will not institute one more expensive or tedious-pronounces the mass unfit to be coined, and denominates it reprobate silver, ver. 30. Thus, the evil habits and dispositions of the Israelites were so ingrained that they would not yield to either the ordinary or extraordinary means of salvation. God pronounces them reprobate silver, - not sterling, - full of alloy;-having neither the image nor the superscription of the Great King either on their hearts or on their conduct. Thus he gave them up as incorrigible, and their adversaries prevailed against them. This should be a warning to other nations, and indeed to the Christian Church; for if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will he spare these.

    Matthew Henry Commentary
    The invasion of Judea. (Jer. 6:1-8) The
    justice of God's proceedings (Jer. 6:9-17) All methods used to amend them had been without success (Jer. 6:18-30)

    Jer. 6:1-8 Whatever methods are used, it is vain to contend with God' judgments. The more we indulge in the pleasures of this life, the mor we unfit ourselves for the troubles of this life. The Chaldean arm shall break in upon the land of Judah, and in a little time devour all The day is coming, when those careless and secure in sinful ways wil be visited. It is folly to trifle when we have eternal salvation to work out, and the enemies of that salvation to fight against. But the were thus eager, not that they might fulfil God's counsels, but tha they might fill their own treasures; yet God thereby served his ow purposes. The corrupt heart of man, in its natural state, casts ou evil thoughts, just as a fountain casts out her waters. It is alway flowing, yet always full. The God of mercy is loth to depart even from a provoking people, and is earnest with them, that by repentance an reformation, they may prevent things from coming to extremity.

    Jer. 6:9-17 When the Lord arises to take vengeance, no sinners of an age or rank, or of either sex escape. They were set upon the world, an wholly carried away by the love of it. If we judge of this sin by God' word, we find multitudes in every station and rank given up to it Those are to be reckoned our worst and most dangerous enemies, wh flatter us in a sinful way. Oh that men would be wise for their souls Ask for the old paths; the way of godliness and righteousness ha always been the way God has owned and blessed. Ask for the old path set forth by the written word of God. When you have found the good way go on in it, you will find abundant recompence at your journey's end But if men will not obey the voice of God and flee to his appointe Refuge, it will plainly appear at the day of judgment, that they ar ruined because they reject God's word.

    Jer. 6:18-30 God rejects their outward services, as worthless to aton for their sins. Sacrifice and incense were to direct them to Mediator; but when offered to purchase a license to go on in sin, the provoke God. The sins of God's professing people make them an easy pre to their enemies. They dare not show themselves. Saints may rejoice in hope of God's mercies, though they see them only in the promise sinners must mourn for fear of God's judgments, though they see the only in the threatenings. They are the worst of revolters, and are all corrupters. Sinners soon become tempters. They are compared to or supposed to have good metal in it, but which proves all dross. Nothin will prevail to part between them and their sins. Reprobate silve shall they be called, useless and worthless. When warnings corrections, rebukes, and all means of grace, leave men unrenewed, the will be left, as rejected of God, to everlasting misery. Let us pray then, that we may be refined by the Lord, as silver is refined __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    בחון 969 נתתיך 5414 בעמי 5971 מבצר 4013 ותדע 3045 ובחנת 974 את 853 דרכם׃ 1870


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