Jeremiah 33:2

2 "Thus says 1the LORD who made the earth,[a] the LORD who formed it to establish it--2the LORD is his name:

Jeremiah 33:2 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 33:2

Thus saith the Lord, the Maker thereof
The Syriac version is, "that made thee"; the prophet. The Septuagint and Arabic versions are, "the Maker of the earth"; see ( Jeremiah 32:17 ) . Kimchi interprets it of Jerusalem; rather it is to be understood of the New Jerusalem, or church of God in Gospel times. Jarchi seems to understand it of this prophecy or promise, and so others; the promise of restoring and rebuilding Jerusalem; which, if taken of the church of God, may be admitted; the Lord that formed it, to establish it;
who drew the scheme and model of this spiritual building, his church, in his eternal mind, and resolved upon its stability and glory; who forms it, and everyone in it, for himself, and for his praise, in order to establish it in the world; as it will be more especially in the latter day: we often read of the Lord's establishing his church and people in the world, ( Psalms 48:8 ) ( 87:5 ) ( Isaiah 2:2 ) ; the Lord [is] his name;
Jehovah, the self-existing Being, the Being of beings; who is able to perform whatever he undertakes, and so is equal to this work, of settling and establishing his interest.

Jeremiah 33:2 In-Context

1 The word of the LORD came to Jeremiah a second time, while he was still shut up in the court of the guard:
2 "Thus says the LORD who made the earth, the LORD who formed it to establish it--the LORD is his name:
3 Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.
4 For thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning the houses of this city and the houses of the kings of Judah that were torn down to make a defense against the siege mounds and against the sword:
5 They are coming in to fight against the Chaldeans and to fill them with the dead bodies of men whom I shall strike down in my anger and my wrath, for I have hidden my face from this city because of all their evil.

Cross References 2

  • 1. [Isaiah 37:26]
  • 2. [Jeremiah 16:21; Exodus 6:3; Psalms 83:18; Amos 4:13]

Footnotes 1

The English Standard Version is published with the permission of Good News Publishers.