Jeremiah 32:19

19 1great in counsel and 2mighty in deed, 3whose eyes are open to all the ways of the children of man, 4rewarding each one according to his ways and according to the fruit of his deeds.

Jeremiah 32:19 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 32:19

Great in counsel, and mighty in word
Counsel belongs to him, and he does all things after the counsel of his will, all things in nature, providence, and grace; and such a display of his wisdom is there in all, that show him to be excellent in counsel; to excel all others; not only to be great, but to be the greatest in counsel; and who regularly and perfectly performs all that he has wisely contrived; his wisdom and his power are equal to each other; he forms the scheme of all that he does with the greatest wisdom, and accomplishes by his power all that he has purposed in his eternal mind; see ( Isaiah 28:29 ) ; for thine eyes [are] open upon all the ways of the sons of men;
all their thoughts, schemes, devices, and purposes; all their words and actions, every step they take, whether good or bad, they are all before ham, and manifest to him; he is God omniscient as well as God omnipotent; and he does not look upon men, and their ways and works, as an idle spectator or indifferent person, as unconcerned at what they do, letting them pass without calling them to an account for them, or without passing any judgment on them, or sentence concerning them; no, he is the Judge of all the earth, and he sits in the heavens and observes what is done on earth: to give everyone according to his ways, and according to the fruit of
his doings:
good things to good men for Christ's sake; and evil things to evil men, according to the just demerit of their sins and transgressions.

Jeremiah 32:19 In-Context

17 'Ah, Lord GOD! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.
18 You show steadfast love to thousands, but you repay the guilt of fathers to their children after them, O great and mighty God, whose name is the LORD of hosts,
19 great in counsel and mighty in deed, whose eyes are open to all the ways of the children of man, rewarding each one according to his ways and according to the fruit of his deeds.
20 You have shown signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, and to this day in Israel and among all mankind, and have made a name for yourself, as at this day.
21 You brought your people Israel out of the land of Egypt with signs and wonders, with a strong hand and outstretched arm, and with great terror.

Cross References 4

  • 1. Isaiah 28:29
  • 2. [Psalms 66:3, 5]
  • 3. See Jeremiah 16:17
  • 4. See Jeremiah 17:10
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