Jeremiah 17:24

Jeremiah 17:24

And it shall come to pass
Or, "yet it shall come to pass" F6; so it shall be, notwithstanding all former disobedience and rebellion: if ye diligently hearken unto me, saith the Lord;
or, "in hearing hear" {g}; hearken attentively, and readily obey the command given, before mentioned, so as to bring in no burden through the gates of this city on the sabbath
day;
to be bought or sold, or to be wrought on or with; and so likewise to carry nothing out of their houses or city, which, though not expressed, is understood as before; and this respects not only the city of Jerusalem, but all other cities and towns in Judea; for the word of the Lord, concerning this matter, was sent to all Judah, the whole land of Judea, ( Jeremiah 17:20 ) ; but hallow the sabbath day, to do no work therein;
one part of the sanctification of the sabbath lay in a cessation from all servile work, though not wholly, but also in the observance of religious worship, and the one was in order to the other; for, unless they abstained from worldly business, they could not be at leisure to attend divine service.


FOOTNOTES:

F6 (hyhw) "tamen erit", Gataker; "erit autem", Cocceius.
F7 (Nwemvt emv) "audiendo audiveritis", Pagninus, Montanus, Schmidt.
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