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Jeremiah 8:4

Overview - Jeremiah 8
The calamity of the Jews, both dead and alive.
He upbraids their foolish and shameless impenitency.
13 He shews their grievous judgment;
18 and bewails their desperate estate.
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Jeremiah 8:4  (King James Version)
Moreover thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD; Shall they fall, and not arise? shall he turn away, and not return?
 


Moreover
Blayney justly observes, that the change of speakers here requires to be carefully attended to. The prophet first, in the name of God, reproves the people, and threatens them with grievous calamities, ver
4-13. Then, apostrophising his countrymen, he advises them to retire with him to some fortified city, ver
14-16. God then threatens to bring foes against them, that are irresistible, ver
17. The prophet next commiserates the daughter of his people, who is heard bewailing her forlorn case; whilst the voice of God breaks in upon her complaints, and shows that all this ruin is brought upon her by her infidelities, ver
18-20. The prophet regrets that her wounds had not been healed, and laments over her slain, ver
21; ch. 9:1 .

Shall they
Proverbs 24:16 ; Hosea 14:1 ; Amos 5:2 ; Micah 7:8

turn
Jeremiah 3:1 Jeremiah 3:22 4:1 23:14 36:3 1 Kings 8:38 ; Isaiah 44:22 ; 55:7 Ezekiel 18:23
Hosea 6:1 ; 7:10
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