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Jeremiah 44:14

Overview - Jeremiah 44
Jeremiah expresses the desolation of Judah for their idolatry.
11 He prophesies their destruction, who commit idolatry in Egypt.
15 The obstinacy of the Jews;
20 for which Jeremiah threatens them;
29 and for a sign prophesies the destruction of Egypt.
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Jeremiah 44:14  (King James Version)
So that none of the remnant of Judah, which are gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall escape or remain, that they should return into the land of Judah, to the which they have a desire to return to dwell there: for none shall return but such as shall escape.
 


So
It is evident from ver. 28, that some Jews were to escape the general destruction in Egypt, and to return into their own country, though but a few; and the same thing is implied in the latter clause of this verse. But the former part excludes from the number of those who should escape every individual of those who are properly termed "the remnant of Judah;" those who had willingly and rebelliously "set their faces to go into the land of Egypt to dwell there," on a presumption that they knew better than God how to consult their own restoration. The few, then, who were destined to escape, were to be such as had come into the land of Egypt with Johanan by compulsion, or had previously fled thither, or in some other less offensive manner, and chanced to be there when the storm burst upon them.

which are
Isaiah 30:1-3

shall escape
27 ; 42:17 Matthew 23:33 ; Romans 2:3 ; Hebrews 2:3

which they
Jeremiah 22:26 Jeremiah 22:27 42:22

have a desire
Hebrew lift up there soul. for none.
28 ; Isaiah 4:2 ; 10:20 Romans 9:27 ; Romans 11:5 Romans 11:6
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