Jeremiah 33:15

15 “ ‘In those days and at that time I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David’s line; he will do what is just and right in the land.

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Jeremiah 33:15 in Other Translations

KJV
15 In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land.
ESV
15 In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David, and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.
NLT
15 “In those days and at that time I will raise up a righteous descendant from King David’s line. He will do what is just and right throughout the land.
MSG
15 When that time comes, I will make a fresh and true shoot sprout from the David-Tree. He will run this country honestly and fairly. He will set things right.
CSB
15 In those days and at that time I will cause a Branch of righteousness to sprout up for David, and He will administer justice and righteousness 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 In the towns of the hill country, of the western foothills and of the Negev, in the territory of Benjamin, in the villages around Jerusalem and in the towns of Judah, flocks will again pass under the hand of the one who counts them,’ says the LORD.
14 “ ‘The days are coming,’ declares the LORD, ‘when I will fulfill the good promise I made to the people of Israel and Judah.
15 “ ‘In those days and at that time I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David’s line; he will do what is just and right in the land.
16 In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will live in safety. This is the name by which it will be called: The LORD Our Righteous Savior.’
17 For this is what the LORD says: ‘David will never fail to have a man to sit on the throne of Israel,

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Psalms 72:2
  • 2. S Isaiah 4:2; Isaiah 11:1; Jeremiah 23:5
  • 3. S 2 Samuel 7:12
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