|Overview - Jeremiah 42|
|1||Johanan desires Jeremiah to enquire of God, promising obedience to his will.|
|7||Jeremiah assures him of safety in Judea;|
|13||and destruction in Egypt.|
|19||He reproves their hypocrisy, in enquiring of the Lord that which they mean not to follow.|
Jeremiah 42:7 (King James Version)
And it came to pass after ten days, that the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah.
- At this time he was waiting for a revelation from God in answer to the enquiries of the people; who probably thus delayed to make known his will, in order to shew them that Jeremiah did not speak of his own mind, but when and as he was directed. The delay was also suited to give time for consideration, and to retard their rash project; and, as it would render them impatient, it tended to detect their hypocrisy, and to shew more clearly their determined rebellion against God.
- Psalms 27:14 ; Isaiah 28:16 ; Habakkuk 2:3