Jeremiah 22:21

21 I spoke to you in your prosperity, but you said, 'I will not listen.' 1This has been your way from 2your youth, that you have not obeyed my voice.

Jeremiah 22:21 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 22:21

I spake unto thee in thy prosperity
Or "prosperities", or "tranquillities" F25; when in their greatest affluence, in the height of it; this he did, when he sent to them his servants the prophets, as the Targum, and by them exhorted, reproved, and advised them: [but] thou saidst, I will not hear;
this was the language of their hearts and actions, though not of their mouths: this [hath been] thy manner from thy youth;
from the time they came out of Egypt, and first became a church and body politic; while they were in the wilderness; or when first settled in the land of Canaan: this was the infancy of their state; and from that time it was their manner and custom to reject the word of the Lord, and turn a deaf ear to it: that thou obeyest not my voice;
in his law, and by his prophets.


F25 (Kytwlvb) "in tranquillitatibus fuis", Vatablus, Cocceius, Schmidt; "felicitatibus tuis", Pagninus; "securitatibus tuis", Montanus.

Jeremiah 22:21 In-Context

19 With the burial of a donkey he shall be buried, dragged and dumped beyond the gates of Jerusalem."
20 "Go up to Lebanon, and cry out, and lift up your voice in Bashan; cry out from Abarim, for all your lovers are destroyed.
21 I spoke to you in your prosperity, but you said, 'I will not listen.' This has been your way from your youth, that you have not obeyed my voice.
22 The wind shall shepherd all your shepherds, and your lovers shall go into captivity; then you will be ashamed and confounded because of all your evil.
23 O inhabitant of Lebanon, nested among the cedars, how you will be pitied when pangs come upon you, pain as of a woman in labor!"

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