|Overview - Jeremiah 27|
|1||Under the type of bonds and yokes he prophesies the subduing of the neighbour kings unto Nebuchadnezzar.|
|8||He exhorts them to yield, and not to believe the false prophets.|
|12||The like he does to Zedekiah.|
|19||He foretells the remnant of the vessels shall be carried to Babylon, and there continue until the day of visitation.|
Jeremiah 27:8 (King James Version)
And it shall come to pass, that the nation and kingdom which will not serve the same Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, and that will not put their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, that nation will I punish, saith the LORD, with the sword, and with the famine, and with the pestilence, until I have consumed them by his hand.
- And it
- There is a peculiar grandeur, as well as propriety, in this method of predicting Nebuchadnezzar's rapid successes. The God of Israel, declaring himself to be the Lord of armies, and the Creator and Owner of the whole earth, with all its inhabitants and productions, and claiming full sovereignty over his creatures, avows his determination, for reasons he does not deign to assign, to give all the countries of the world to the king of Babylon, whom he calls his servant, because he would accomplish an important part of his most righteous designs. They, therefore, who would escape the most dreadful judgments, must submit to the God of Israel, by submitting to Nebuchadnezzar; they must hearken to the prophets of Israel, and not to their own diviners; and they must observe, that Nebuchadnezzar, his son, and his grandson, would whatever opposition should be made, possess the full dominion of all these countries, till the appointed time was expired; and then, these haughty conquerors would in their turn become the prey of other powerful conquerors; all of which was most exactly fulfilled.
- that nation
- Jeremiah 25:28 Jeremiah 25:29 38:17-19 40:9 42:10-18 52:3-6 Ezekiel 17:19-21
- with the sword
- 24:10 Ezekiel 14:21