« PreviousContinue »
a Hos. 2. 3.
+ Heb. of a
rout of .
1 Or, trod en ander foot.
Heb. to devour.
• Exod. 1.7. + Heb. made chee a mil. lion.
+ Heb. ornament of ornaments.
t ver. 4, 5, 6,
1 Or, lmrothel
5. Jer. 2 2.
x Isai. 57. 5. 7. Jer. 2. 20.
The natural state of Jerusalem signified. CHAP. XVI,
Her monstrous whoredom. father was an Amorite, and thy mother | had given thee, and madest to thyself c Hefore an Hittite.
images tof men, and didst commit whore-
18 And tookest thy broidered garOr, when I neither wast thou washed in water || to ments, and coveredst them: and thou
supple thee; thou wast not salted at all, hast set mine oil and mine incense before
was, saith the Lord God. 6 s And when I passed by thee, and 20 Moreover thou hast taken thy sons 2 Kings 16. saw thee || polluted in thine own blood, I and thy daughters, whom thou hast borne 37. 38. Inai. said unto thee when thou wast in thy unto me, and these hast thou sacrificed 31. & 32. 35. blood, Live; yea, I said unto thee when unto them t to be devoured. Is this of 23:30. 26. & thou wast in thy blood, Live.
thy whoredoms a small matter, 7 'I have t caused thee to multiply as 21 That thou hast slain my children, the bud of the field, and thou hast in- and delivered them to cause them to pass creased and waxen great, and thou art through the fire for them? come to texcellent ornaments: thy breasts 22 And in all thine abominations and are fashioned, and thine hair is grown, thy whoredoms thou hast not rememberwhereas thou wast naked and bare. ed the days of thy 'youth, when thou Jer. 2. 2.
8 Now when I passed by thee, and wast naked and bare, and wast polluted low. 11.1.
looked upon thee, behold, thy time was in thy blood.
over thee, and covered thy nakedness: wickedness, (woe, woe unto thee! saith
a covenant with thee, saith the Lord God, 24 That "thou hast also built unto 5 ver. 31. . Exod. 19. and 6 thou becamest mine.
thee an || eminent place, and * hast made house
10 I clothed thee also with broidered beauty to be abhorred, and hast opened
26 Thou hast also committed fornica11 I decked thee also with ornaments, tion with the Egyptians thy neighbours, item b Gen. 24. and I "put bracelets upon thy hands, 'and great of flesh; and hast increased thy & 23 19, 20, . Prov. 1.9. a chain on thy neck.
whoredoms, to provoke me to anger.
13 Thus wast thou decked with gold thee unto the will of them that hate thee,
and silver; and thy raiment was of fine the || daughters of the Philistines, which 232 5 79.9. Deut. 32. linen, and silk, and broidered work; "thou are ashamed of thy lewd way.
didst eat fine flour, and honey, and oil: 28 Thou hast played the whore also ! On cities. I Ps. 18. 2. and thou wast exceeding 'beautiful, and with the Assyrians, because thou wast un- 7,20
thou didst prosper into a kingdom. satiable; yea, thou hast played the harlot 23. Jer. 2.
14 And thy renown went forth among with them, and yet couldest not be sa- 13. 12, &c. the heathen for thy beauty: for it was tisfied. perfect through my comeliness, which I 29 Thou hast moreover multiplied thy, had put upon thee, saith the Lord God. fornication in the land of Canaan "unto ch.23. 14
159" But thou didst trust in thine own Chaldea; and yet thou wast not satisfied + Mic. 3. beauty, °and playedst the harlot because herewith.
of thy renown, and pouredst out thy for- 30 How weak is thine heart, saith the * 576 nications on every one that passed by; Lord God, seeing thou doest all these 20. ch.23. his it was.
things, the work of an imperious whorish 16 PAnd of thy garments thou didst woman; 2 Kinh,. take, and deckedst thy high places with 31 || In that thou buildest thine emi. Or, mihi 2. Hes.2.6. divers colours, and playedst the harlot nent place in the head of every way, and thine, &e.
thereupon: the like things shall not come, makest thine high place in every street;
and hast not been as an harlot, in that
+ Heb. bloods.
y Prov.g. 14
14. & 20.7, 8
+ Heb. bribest.
+ Heb. Lester
all thy ways.
f ver. 29. Jer. 2.34
& Jer. 13. 92, 3. Lam, T.
+ Heb. with judgments of. h Lev. 20. 10. Deut. 29. 22, ch. 23. 45 i Gen. 9. 6. Exod. 21. 12.
Jerusalem's grievous judgments.
She is worse than Sodom. tery, which taketh strangers instead of and thou art the sister of thy sisters, which comes her husband!
lothed their husbands and their children: 33 They give gifts to all whores: but your mother was an Hittite, and your faslaai; 30. 3. thou givest thy gifts to all thy lovers, ther an Amorite.
and thirest them, that they may come 46 And thine elder sister is Samaria,
34 And the contrary is in thee from left hand: and 'f thy younger sister, that
but, il as if that were a very little thing, Shoes 35 F Wherefore, o harlot, hear the 'thou wast corrupted more than they in s sasil word of the LORD:
36 Thus saith the Lord God; Because 48 As I live, saith the Lord God, 'So-t. 56 thy filthiness was poured out, and thy na- dom thy sister hath not done, she nor her = Mati. A kedness discovered through thy whore- daughters, as thou hast done, thou and 158 11.* doms with thy lovers, and with all the thy daughters. idols of thy abominations, and by the 49 Behold, this was the iniquity of thy blood of thy children, which thou didst sister Sodom, pride, 'fulness of bread, and Gen. 137 give unto them;
abundance of idleness was in her and in 37 Behold, therefore ® I will gather all her daughters, neither did she strengthen 8. ch. 23.9, thy lovers, with whom thou hast taken the hand of the poor and needy. 10.2.10.& pleasure, and all them that thou hast 50 And they were haughty, and "com- Gent 5. 10. Nab. 3. loved, with all them that thou hast hated; mitted abomination before me: therefore 195
I will even gather them round about 'I took them away as I saw good.
thine abominations more than they, and
sisters, bear thine own shame for thy sins 39 And I will also give thee into their that thou hast committed more abominver. 20, hand, and they shall throw down thine able than they: they are more righteous k ver. 24, 31. eminent place, and shall break down thy than thou: yea, be thou confounded also, Hech. 73:26 high places: 1they shall strip thee also of and bear thy shame, in that thou hast jus+ Heb. in thy clothes, and shall take ţthy fair tified thy sisters.
jewels, and leave thee naked and bare. 53. When I shall bring again their
40 " They shall also bring up a com- captivity, the captivity of Sodom and 6.
pany against thee, "and they shall stone her daughters, and the captivity of Sa7. John 8. 5, thee with stones, and thrust thee through maria and her daughters, then will I bring with their swords.
again the captivity of thy captives in the 41 And they shall °burn thine houses midst of them: 23. Jer with fire, and execute judgments upon 54 That thou mayest bear thine own
thee in the sight of many women: and I shame, and mayest be confounded in all ne osobe & will cause thee to cease from playing
the that thou hast done, in that thou art 8 a 14.45 2 ch. 13.27. harlot, and thou also shalt give no hire comfort unto them. any more.
55 When thy sisters, Sodom and her 42 So 'will I make my fury toward daughters, shall return to their former thee to rest, and my jealousy shall depart estate, and Samaria and her daughters from thee, and I will be quiet, and will be shall return to their former estate, then no more angry.
thou and thy daughters shall return to 43 Because thou hast not remembered your former estate.
the days of thy youth, but hast fretted me 56 For thy sister Sodom was not men-port, at, Ch. 2. in all these things; behold, therefore I tioned by thy mouth in the day of thy + Hed
. also will recompense thy way upon thine + pride, head, saith the Lord God: and thou shalt 57 Before thy wickedness was disco- as Kinesis not commit this lewdness above all thine vered, as at the time of thy reproach of is iš lai abominations.
the daughters of + Syria, and all that are 44 Behold, every one that useth pro- round about her, the daughters of the Heb. verbs shall use this proverb against thee, Philistines, which ll despise thee round ve.s. saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter. about.
45 Thou art thy mother's daughter, 58 * Thou hast + borne thy lewdness.se that lotheth her husband and her children; I and thine abominations, saith the LORD. bersele
Deut. 13. 16. Kings
ch. 20. 43. 36. 31.
k ver. 3.
4 26, &c.
1 2 Kings 24.
t ver. 61.
brought him to an oath.
q ver. 9.
The parable of the two eagles and vine. CHAP. XVII.
The cedar of the gospel planted. 59 For thus saith the Lord God; I great power or many people to pluck it
will even deal with thee as thou hast done, up by the roots thereof. 1 ch. 17. 13, which hast "despised "the oath in break- 10 Yea, behold, being planted, shall it ing the covenant.
prosper? 'bshall it not utterly wither, Hel. 19.15. 60 Nevertheless I will remember when the east wind toucheth it? it shali
my covenant with thee in the days of thy wither in the furrows where it grew. 32. 40. youth, and I will establish unto thee oan 11 | Moreover the word of the LORD everlasting covenant.
came unto me, saying, R
61 Then Pthou shalt remember thy 12 Say now to the rebellious house, ich.2.5. & ways, and be ashamed, when thou shalt Know ye not what these things mean? tell receive thy sisters, thine elder and thy them, Behold, the king of Babylon is
younger: and I will give them unto thee come to Jerusalem, and hath taken the 11,-16. del for daughters, 'but not by thy covenant. king thereof, and the princes thereof, and
62 'And I will establish my covenant led them with him to Babylon; der. 31. 31, with thee; and thou shalt know that I
13 1 And hath taken of the king's seed, 17. s Hos. 2. 19, am the LORD:
and made a covenant with him, “and m 2 Chron. 63 That thou mayest tremember, and hath † taken an oath of him: he hath also Heb
. u Rom.3.19. be confounded, "and never open thy taken the mighty of the land:
mouth any more because of thy shame, 14 That the kingdom might be base, n ver.6. ch.
15 But he rebelled against him in send- itand o'i. 1 Under the parable of two eagles and a vine, ing his ambassadors into
Egypt, P that they Kings 21. 11 is shewed God's judgment upon Jerusa- might give him horses and much people. 36.13. lem for revolting from Babylon to Egypt.
Shall he prosper? shall he escape that ?6. Isai, zi: 22 God promiseth to plant the cedar of the doeth such things? or shall he break the 5: 3.& 36.6, gospel.
covenant, and be delivered?
16 As I live, saith the Lord God, sure-
ly 'in the place where the king dwelleth in her325 2 Son of man, put forth a riddle, and that made him king, whose oath he de- 2.13. ch. speak a parable unto the house of spised, and whose covenant he brake, Israel;
even with him in the midst of Babylon he 3 And say, Thus saith the Lord God; shall die. See ver.13, * A great eagle with great wings, long- 17 "Neither shall Pharaoh with his • Jer. 37. 7. Heb.com. winged, full of feathers, which had †di- mighty army and great company make for
vers colours, came unto Lebanon, and him in the war, by casting up mounts, ch.9:52 2 Kings 2. btook the highest branch of the cedar: and building forts, to cut off many persons:
4 He cropped off the top of his young 18 Seeing he despised the oath by twigs, and carried it into a land of traf- breaking the covenant, when, lo, he had fick; he set it in a city of merchants. "given his hand, and hath done all these
5 He took also of the seed of the land, things, he shall not escape. 1 Hloheline it and tplanted it in a fruitful field; he 19 Therefore thus saith the Lord God;
placed it by great waters, and set it as a As I live, surely mine oath that he hath Deut. B. 7, willow tree.
despised, and my covenant that he hath 6 And it
and became a spread- broken, even it will I recompense upon ing vine of low stature, whose branches his own head. turned toward him, and the roots thereof 20 And I will * spread my net upon & 34. 3. were under him: so it became a vine, him, and he shall be taken in my snare, and brought forth branches, and shot and I will bring him to Babylon, and 'willy ch. 20. 36. forth sprigs.
plead with him there for his trespass that 7 There was also another great eagle he hath trespassed against me. with great wings and many feathers; and, 21 And all his fugitives with all his 2 ch. 12. 14. behold, 'this vine did bend her roots to- bands shall fall by the sword, and they ward him, and shot forth her branches that remain shall be scattered toward all toward him, that he might water it by winds: and ye shall know that I the LORD the furrows of her plantation.
have spoken it. lleb. field. 8 It was planted in a good f soil by 22 $ Thus saith the Lord God; I will
great waters, that it might bring forth also take of the highest branch of the Sel: 93.5 branches, and that it might bear fruit, that high cedar, and will set it ; I will crop off Zoch. 3 8. it might be a goodly vine.
from the top of his young twigs ba tender blaai. 53. 2. 9 Say thou, Thus saith the Lord God; one, and will plant it upon an high § 2 Kings 25. Shall it prosper? 6 shall he not pull up mountain and eminent:
the roots thereof, and cut off the fruit 23 In the mountain of the height of t. 2.2 thereof, that it wither? it shall wither in Israel will I plant it: and it shall bring Mic. 4. 1. all the leaves of her spring, even without forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a
t Jer. 52. 4.
u i Chron. 29. 24. Lan, 5. 6.
x eh. 12. 13.
f ver. 15.
c Ps. 2. 6.
6. Dan. +
& 3-4 Acts 1.6 + Het Hoods P ver., &c
b ver. 20. Rom. 6. 23.
God's justice in punishing.
God's ways are equal Before goodly cedar : and under it shall dwell , abominations; he shall surely die; "his
all fowl of every wing; in the shadow of + blood shall be upon him. Seech. 31. the branches thereof shall they dwell. 14 | Now, lo, if he beget a son, that . Les
24 And all the trees of the field shall seeth all his father's sins which he hath f Luke 1. 52. know that I the LORD shave brought done, and considereth, and doeth not
down the high tree, have exalted the low such like,
tree, have dried up the green tree, and 15 P That hath not eaten upon the & ch.22.14. have made the dry tree to flourish: I the mountains, neither hath lifted up his eyes Lord have spoken and have done it. to the idols of the house of Israel, hath CHAP. XVIII.
not defiled his neighbour's wife,
grapes. 5 He sheweth how he dealeth with not withholden the pledge, neither hath bent
17 That hath taken off his hand from
the poor, that hath not received usury
nor increase, hath executed my judg
ments, hath walked in my statutes; he 2 What mean ye, that ye use this pro- shall not die for the iniquity of his fa
verb concerning the land of Israel, saying, ther, he shall surely live. * Jer. 31. 29. The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and 18 As for his father, because he cruelly
the children's tecth are set on edge? oppressed, spoiled his brother by violence,
3 As I live, saith the Lord God, ye and did that which is not good among his shall not have occasion any more to use people, lo, even ? he shall die in his q te je this proverb in Israel.
iniquity. 4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the
19 Yet say ye, Why? 'doth not the Exod.zone soul of the father, so also the soul of the son bear the iniquity of the father? When ikas son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it the son hath done that which is lawful + shall die.
and right, and hath kept all my statutes, + Heb.judg. 5 But if a man be just, and do +that and hath done them, he shall surely live. justice. which is lawful and right,
20 *The soul that sinneth, it shall die. • 107.4 6° And hath not eaten upon the moun- The son shall not bear the iniquity of Deat tains, neither hath lifted up his eyes to the father, neither shall the father bear
the idols of the house of Israel, neither the iniquity of the son: "the righteous. Jer. 3a. Lev. 18. hath a defiled his neighbour's wife, nei- ness of the righteous shall be upon him,
ther hath come near to a menstruous and the wickedness of the wicked shall 1.
be upon him. 7 And hath not 'oppressed any, but 21 [ But if the wicked will turn from Free 13. & 25. 14. hath restored to the debtor his pledge, all his sins that he hath committed, and Ko odc. hath spoiled none by violence, hath keep all my statutes, and do that which is
"given his bread to the hungry, and hath lawful and right, he shall surely live, he 7,8. 141. 38. covered the naked with a garment; shall not die.
8 He that hath not given forth upon 22 All his transgressions that he hath this 1 Exod. 22. 'usury, neither hath taken any increase, committed, they shall not be mentioned 3:37. Deur: that hath withdrawn his hand from ini- unto him: in his righteousness that he 37.05.15. quity, * hath executed true judgment be- hath done he shall live. tween man and man,
23. Have I any pleasure at all that the most 9 Hath walked in my statutes, and hath wicked should die? saith the Lord God: Tas
kept my judgments, to deal truly; he is and not that he should return from his Amb 20... just, he shall surely 'live, saith the Lord ways, and live? God.
24 1 But when the righteous turneth his 10 9 If he beget a son that is a || robber, away from his righteousness, and com- iš
"a shedder of blood, and || that doeth the mitteth iniquity, and doeth according to har like to any one of these things,
all the abominations that the wicked man
. 2 Or, that ties, but even hath eaten upon the moun- ness that he hath done shall not be menbrother be- tains, and defiled his neighbour's wife, tioned: in his trespass that he hath tres.
12 Hath oppressed the poor and needy, passed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, hath spoiled by violence, hath not restored in them shall he die.
the pledge, and hath lifted up his eyes to 25 1 Yet ye say, "The way of the LORD d rer. ch. 1-ch. 8.6, the idols, hath "committed abomination, is not equal. Hear now, o house of Is- & 15, 22
13 Hath given forth upon usury, and rael; Is not my way equal? are not your hath taken increase: shall he then live? ways unequal? he shall not live: he hath done all these 26 . When a righteous man turneth e ver. +
20. & 90. 10. e Lev. 18. 19. & 80. 18.
f Exod. 22. 21. Lev. 19.
7. Mali. 25.
( ver. 21.
or, in thy
So ch.31 3. Dan. +
h ver. 25.
ich. 7.3. & 33. 20.
e Lam. 3. 3. ver. 23
33. 11. 2 Pet. 3.9.
A parable of the lions' whelps,
ánd of the wasted vine.
27 Again, 'when the wicked man turn- thy blood, planted by the waters: she . ch. 17. 6.
28 Because he & considereth, and turn- sceptres of them that bare rule, and her
with the multitude of her branches.
strong rods were broken and withered;
of Israel, every one according to his ways, 13 And now she is planted in the wilMatt. 3. 9. saith the Lord God. *Repent, and turn derness, in a dry and thirsty ground. + Or, others. ll yourselves from all your transgressions; 14 PAnd fire is gone out of a rod of de so iniquity shall not be your ruin. her branches, which hath devoured her : 28
: cb. 1 Eph. 4.", 31 ( Cast away from you all your fruit, so that she hath no strong rod to be
transgressions, whereby ye have trans- a sceptre to rule. "This is a lamentation, « Lam. q. 20. ma Jer. 3. gressed; and make you a
new heart and shall be for a lamentation. 19 & 36. 26. and a new spirit: for why will ye die,
I God refuseth to be consulted by the elders of
bellions in Egypt, 10 in the wilderness, 27
and in the land.33 He promiseth to gai Uruthers. God: wherefore turn ll yourselves, and
ther them by the gospel. 45 Under the
name of a forest he sheweth the destruction CHAP. XIX.
der the parable of lions' whelps taken in a year, in the fifth month, the tenth
elders of Israel came to enquire of the
2 Then came the word of the LORD
3 And she brought up one of her the Lord God; Are ye come to enquire
whelps: bit became a young lion, and it of me? As I live, saith the Lord God, a kings 13. learned to catch the prey; it devoured I will not be enquired of by you.
4 9 Wilt thou || `judge them, son of jor, plead 4 The nations also heard of him; he man, wilt thou judge them? d cause them for them.
was taken in their pit, and they brought to know the abominations of their fathers: * 23.36. c? Kinga 23. him with chains unto the land of Egypt. 5 And say unto them, Thus saith the a ch. 16. a.
5 Now when she saw that she had Lord God; In the day when I chose EXO7.6.7.
waited, and her hope was lost, then she Israel, and || lifted up mine hand unto the 10r, sware: à , Kings a took another of her whelps, and made seed of the house of Jacob, and made 6, &0. Envi, him a young lion.
myself 'known unto them in the land of 6.8.
hand unto them, "to bring them forth of a Exod. 3.
8 Then the nations set against him away every man 'the abominations of his Tech 7. 14.
8 But they rebelled against me, and 7,4 18:33
a eh. 26. 17. & 27.2
b ver. 31.
33 2Chrou. 30. 4. Jer. 22. 11, 12
i 2 Chron. 36. 6. Jer. 2. 18.