Jeremiah 13:25

25 1This is your lot, the portion I have measured out to you, declares the LORD, because 2you have forgotten me and trusted in lies.

Jeremiah 13:25 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 13:25

This is thy lot
Meaning not the king's, or the queen's only, but the lot of the whole Jewish state: the portion of thy measures from me, saith the Lord;
which were divided and distributed, and measured out to them by the Lord, who appointed these calamities to befall them, and brought them upon them, and that in righteous judgment. The Targum is,

``and the portion of thine inheritance;''
who, instead of having the land of Canaan for their inheritance, to which the allusion is, and of which they boasted, the land of Babylon was assigned them, not to be possessors of it, but captives in it; and instead of having God to be their portion and inheritance, they were banished from him, and this was but righteous measure; they had measure for measure: because thou hast forgotten me;
their Maker and Benefactor; the goodness he had shown them, the mercies and benefits he had bestowed upon them; or, "my law", as the Arabic version; or, "my worship", as the Targum; therefore he forgot them, took no notice of them, hid his face from them, and gave them up into the hands of their enemies: and trusted in falsehood;
either in the Egyptians and Assyrians, who deceived them; or in their idols, which were falsehood and lying vanities, and could not help them.

Jeremiah 13:25 In-Context

23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard his spots? Then also you can do good who are accustomed to do evil.
24 I will scatter youlike chaff driven by the wind from the desert.
25 This is your lot, the portion I have measured out to you, declares the LORD, because you have forgotten me and trusted in lies.
26 I myself will lift up your skirts over your face, and your shame will be seen.
27 I have seen your abominations, your adulteries and neighings, your lewd whorings, on the hills in the field. Woe to you, O Jerusalem! How long will it be before you are made clean?"

Cross References 2

  • 1. Job 20:29; Psalms 11:6
  • 2. Jeremiah 2:32
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