Jeremiah 33:15

15 In those days and at that time, I will raise up a righteous branch from David's line, who will do what is just and right in the land.

Jeremiah 33:15 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 33:15

In those days, and at that time
In those very selfsame days before spoken of; in those days to come, and which were hastening on; in the fulness of time, agreed on between Jehovah and his Son; the appointed, fixed, determined time: will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David;
not Zerubbabel, but the Messiah; who is not only a branch of David's family, and therefore said to grow up unto him, being of his seed, his son, and offspring; but a Branch of righteousness, or a righteous Branch; perfectly righteous in himself, and the author of righteousness unto others; which cannot be said of Zerubbabel, or of any other branch springing from David but the Messiah; and of him the Targum interprets it, paraphrasing it thus,

``the Messiah of righteousness;''
and Kimchi's note is,
``this is the King Messiah;''
and so it is by other Jewish writers F24 interpreted of him: and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land;
judgment upon the blind Pharisees given up to judicial blindness and hardness of heart; and upon the world, and the prince of it, who was cast out by him; and though he came not at first to judge the world and all the individuals of it, as he will do at his second coming; yet all judgment, rule, and government of his church, is committed to him by his Father; and he is on the throne to order and establish it with judgment, and to overrule all things for the good of it, and his own and his Father's glory: and he has "wrought" out an everlasting "righteousness", agreeably to law and justice, for the justification of his people; for which reason he and they have the name in ( Jeremiah 33:16 ) .
FOOTNOTES:

F24 Abarbinel, Mashmiah Jeshuah, fol. 40. 2.

Jeremiah 33:15 In-Context

13 Shepherds will again count their flocks in the towns of the highlands, the western foothills and the arid southern plain, in the land of Benjamin, as well as in the outlying areas of Jerusalem and the towns of Judah, says the LORD.
14 The time is coming, declares the LORD, when I will fulfill my gracious promise with the people of Israel and Judah.
15 In those days and at that time, I will raise up a righteous branch from David's line, who will do what is just and right in the land.
16 In those days, Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will live in safety. And this is what he will be called: The LORD Is Our Righteousness.
17 The LORD proclaims: David will always have one of his descendants sit on the throne of the house of Israel.