(a) Meaning that if there were any man living moved with so great zeal toward the people as were these two, yet he would not grant this request, as he had determined the contrary, (Ezekiel 14:14).
(b) The dogs, birds and beasts would devour them that were slain.
(c) The word signifies to run to and fro for fear and unquietness of conscience as Cain did.
(d) Not that the people were punished for the king's sin only, but for their own sins also, because they consented to his wickedness.
(e) That is, I will not call back my plagues or spare you any more.
(f) Meaning, the cities.
(g) Because I had slain their husbands.
(h) She who had many lost all her children.
(i) She was destroyed in the midst of her prosperity.
(k) By these are the prophet's words, complaining of the obstinacy of the people and that he was reserved to so wicked a time: in which also he shows what is the condition of God's ministers, that is, to have all the world against them, though they give no opportunity.
(l) Which is an opportunity for contention and hatred.
(m) In this perplexity the Lord comforted me, and said that my last days would be quiet: and by the enemy he means here Nebuzaradan the captain of Nebuchadnezzar, who gave Jeremiah the choice either to remain in his country or to go where he would; or by the enemy he means the Jews, who would later know Jeremiah's faithfulness, and therefore favour him.
(n) As for the people, though they seemed strong as iron, yet they would not be able to resist the hard iron of Babylon, but would be led captives.
(o) He does not speak this out of a desire for revenge, but wishing that God would deliver his Church from them who he knew to be hardened and incorrigible.
(p) I received them with a great joy, as he that is famished eats meat.
(q) I had nothing to do with the wicked contemners of your word, but lamented bitterly for your plagues: showing what the faithful should do when they see tokens of God's anger.
(r) And have not assisted me according to the promise? In which it appears that in the saints of God is imperfection of faith, which through impatience is often assailed as in (Jeremiah 20:7).
(s) If you forget these carnal considerations and faithfully execute your charge.
(t) That is, seek to win the good from the bad.
(u) That is, as my mouth has pronounced, (Jeremiah 1:18) and as here follows in (Jeremiah 15:20).
(x) Do not conform yourself to their wickedness, but let them follow your godly example.
(y) I will teach you with an invincible strength and constancy, so that all the powers of the world will not overcome you.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Jeremiah 15". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://beta.studylight.org/
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