Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO JEREMIAH 50\\

This and the following chapter contain a long prophecy concerning the
destruction of Babylon; and which is expressed in such language, that
it may be, and is to be, accommodated to the destruction of mystical
Babylon; and several passages in the book of the Revelation are
borrowed from hence; and it is intermixed with promises and prophecies
of the deliverance of God's people from thence, and of the conversion
of the Jews, and the restoration of them to their own which will be at
that time; see \\#Jer 50:4,5,8,19,20,33,34\\. The destruction of Babylon
in general is proclaimed and declared, and the manner and cause of it,
\\#Jer 50:1-13\\; then the enemies of Babylon are stirred up and animated
to proceed against her, and execute the judgments of God upon her,
\\#Jer 50:14-30\\. Next follows the Lord's controversy with her, because
of her pride and oppression of his people; and threatens her with the
sword, drought, and utter destruction, \\#Jer 50:31-40\\; and then a
description is given of her enemies, that should be the instruments of
her destruction, \\#Jer 50:41-44\\; and the chapter is closed with
observing, that this is all according to the counsel and purpose of
God, \\#Jer 50:45,46\\.