Jeremiah 30:8

8 On that day, says the Lord of hosts, I will break the yoke from off his neck, and I will burst his bonds, and strangers shall no more make a servant of him.

Jeremiah 30:8 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 30:8

For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord of
hosts
When the time is come for Jacob to be saved out of his trouble: [that] I will break his yoke from off thy neck;
not the yoke of the king of Babylon, but of antichrist, and of all the antichristian states, by whom the people of God have been oppressed; so the Targum,

``I will break the yoke of the peoples (the antichristian nations) from off your necks.''
Jarchi interprets it of the yoke of the nations of the world from off Israel; and Kimchi of the yoke of Gog and Magog, or of every nation: and will burst thy bonds;
by which they were kept in bondage, both with respect to civil and religious things; but now he that led into captivity shall go into captivity himself, ( Revelation 13:10 ) ; and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him;
this shows that this prophecy cannot be understood of deliverance from the Babylonish captivity; because, after this, strangers did serve themselves of the Jews, and they were servants unto them; as to the Persians, and Grecians, and especially the Romans, by whom they were entirely subdued and ruined; and to this day all nations almost serve themselves of them; but when they shall be called and converted, as they shall be free from the yoke of sin and Satan, and from the yoke of the ceremonial law, and the traditions of their elders, in a religious sense; so from the yoke of the nations of the world, in a civil sense.

Jeremiah 30:8 In-Context

6 Ask now, and see, can a man bear a child? Why then do I see every man with his hands on his loins like a woman in labor? Why has every face turned pale?
7 Alas! that day is so great there is none like it; it is a time of distress for Jacob; yet he shall be rescued from it.
8 On that day, says the Lord of hosts, I will break the yoke from off his neck, and I will burst his bonds, and strangers shall no more make a servant of him.
9 But they shall serve the Lord their God and David their king, whom I will raise up for them.
10 But as for you, have no fear, my servant Jacob, says the Lord, and do not be dismayed, O Israel; for I am going to save you from far away, and your offspring from the land of their captivity. Jacob shall return and have quiet and ease, and no one shall make him afraid.

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