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32. Not according to the covenant which I made with their


In the day that I took them by the hand,

To bring them out of the land of Egypt;

Which covenant of mine they violated,

And I became their adversary, saith Jehovah: '

33. But this is the covenant which I will make with the house

of Israel,

After those days, saith Jehovah;

I will put my law within them,

Even upon their heart will I write it;

And I will be to them Elohim,

And they shall be to me a people :

34. And they shall not teach any more,

Each man his neighbour and each man his brother,

Saying, know ye Jehovah.

For they shall all know me,

From the least of them even to the greatest of them, saith


For I will pardon their iniquity,'

And their sin will I remember no more.

35. Thus saith Jehovah,

Who hath appointed the sun for a light by day,

The stated order of the moon and stars for a light by night;

Who agitateth the sea, so that the waves thereof roar:
Jehovah Sabaoth is his name.

"Je proprie tursit, fastidivit aversatus est, q. d. tursit præ ira et exacerbatione." Schultens in Simon. "Various have been the attempts made to reconcile the Hebrew text with the Apostle's citation, Heb. viii. 9, where we

read καγω ημέλησα αυτών. Some have supposed the original Hebrew

,בחלתי others נעלתי to have been

both which signify, I have loathed or abhorred."--DR. BLANEY.

2 Or, "When I shall."

36. If these ordinances shall depart from before me,

Then shall the seed of Israel also cease
From being a nation before me continually.

37. Thus saith Jehovah,

If the heavens above can be measured,

Or the foundations of the earth be traced out beneath,
Then will I also reject the whole of the seed of Israel,
For all that they have done, saith Jehovah.

38. Behold, the days come, saith Jehovah, That the city shall be built for Jehovah.

From the tower of Hananeel unto the corner gate:
And a line of measure shall proceed on straight forward,
Over the hill Gareb, and shall encompass Goatha;

40. And the whole valley of the dead bodies and of the ashes,

And all the fields unto the brook Kidron,

As far as the angle of the horse gate, eastward;

Holy to Jehovah, it shall not be plucked up,
Neither shall it be thrown down any more for ever.

Dr. Blaney remarks on this passage:— We have here


"a description of the circumference of a new city to be built on the site of Jerusalem; but that it does not mean the city which was rebuilt after the return of the Jews from the Babylonish captivity, is evident from two principal circumstances; first, because the limits are here extended farther, so as to include a greater space than was contained within the walls at that time; and, secondly, it is here said, that it should never be razed or destroyed any more. This new city, therefore, must be referred to those after-times, when the general restoration of Israel is appointed to take place." But I shall consider this passage more fully when I come to a parallel prophecy in Ezekiel.


Remarks on the latter Part of the Thirty-second Chapter.

AGAIN; in the tenth year of the reign of Zedekiah, king of Judah, while the Chaldeans were closely besieging Jerusalem, a similar prophecy concerning the final restoration and eternal prosperity of the city and country was delivered:

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36. But now, after this, thus saith Jehovah, the Elohim of Israel, concerning this city, of which ye say, It is delivered into the hands of the king of Babylon by sword, and by famine, and by pestilence: 37. Behold, I will gather them out of all the countries whither I have driven them in mine anger, and in mine indignation, and in great wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell securely : 38. And they shall be unto me a people, and I will be unto them Elohim; and I will give them one heart and one way to fear me continually, for the good of them and of their children that come after them: 40. And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, which I will not withdraw from their posterity, to be a benefactor unto them; and the fear of me will I put into their hearts, that they shall not depart from me: 41. And I will rejoice over them in doing them good, and I will plant them in this land in truth,' with all my heart and with all my soul. 42. Surely thus hath Jehovah said, As I have brought upon this people all this great evil, so will I bring upon them all the good which I have spoken concerning them, &c.


Perhaps," truly," or, "in very deed," "assuredly."-BLANEY.


Remarks on Chapter the Thirty-third.

THE thirty-third chapter contains another prediction concerning this dispensation of the kingdom in the last days. "The word of Jehovah came," as we are told at the beginning of the chapter, to Jeremiah a second time, whilst he was still confined in the court of the prison, saying,

2. THUS saith Jehovah, who made the earth,' Who framed it, who also disposeth it, Jehovah Sabaoth is his name;

3. Call upon me, and I will answer thee, And I will show thee great things,

And hidden things, that thou hast not known.

4. For thus saith Jehovah, the Elohim of Israel,

Concerning the houses of this city,

And concerning the houses of the kings of Judah;

5. Which are thrown down by the mounds, and by the sword; That are come to make war on the part of the Chaldeans, And to fill them with the dead bodies of the men,

Whom I shall smite in mine anger, and in my wrath;
And upon account of all the wickedness of whom,
I shall hide my face from this city.

6. Behold, I will accomplish a restoration;'
Even a healing, and I will heal them;
And will grant their prayer for peace and truth:

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7. And I will bring back the captivity of Judah, And the captivity of Israel;

And I will build them as at the first:

8. And I will cleanse them from all the iniquity which they have sinned against me,

And I will forgive all their iniquities,

Which they have sinned against me, and which they have transgressed against me:

9. And it shall be to me a name of joy,'

And for a praise, and for a glory,

To all the nations of the earth;

Which shall hear of all the good I do among them:
And shall fear and tremble, because of all the good,'

And because of all the prosperity that I procure unto them.

10. Thus saith Jehovah :

Yet again shall be heard in this place,

Of which ye shall say, It is desolate,

Without man and without beast,

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-In the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem,
That are desolate without man,

Even without inhabitant, and without beast

11. The voice of joy, and the voice of mirth;

The voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride;
The voice of them that say,

"Praise ye Jehovah Sabaoth,

For Jehovah is good,

For his tender love endureth for ever;"

Of them that come with praise to the house of Jehovah;

For I will restore the captivity of the land,

As at the first, saith Jehovah.

"For a name for joy."- body, by excessive passious of any HORSLEY.

2 "The verbs and 12 denote the violent agitations of the

kind, by joy and surprise, as well as by fear, anger, or grief." HORSLEY.

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