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Jeremiah 4:1 Commentary - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

1. If thou wilt return, etc.] The best rendering is perhaps as follows: If thou wilt return, O Israel, saith the Lord, yea, return unto me, continuing (with mg.), and if thou wilt put … and wilt not wander, and wilt swear … then shall the nations, etc.

abominations ] detestable things, idolatrous worship, mingled, as it often was, with impure rites.

be removed ] wander (from God). By a change of one Hebrew letter we get the word rendered “broken loose” in Jer 2:31. This is to be preferred, as it is doubtful whether the verb in MT. can have a moral connotation.

Jer 4:1-4 . If Israel will sincerely repent and mend her ways, her prosperity will be the ideal for all nations. Let Judah dedicate herself in heart to Jehovah, otherwise heavy judgement shall be her portion.

In Jer 4:1-4 a severer mode of address is used towards Judah (3, 4) than towards Israel (1, 2).

Chs. Jer 3:6 to Jer 4:4. Conditional offers of restoration

We may subdivide thus.

(1) Jer 3:6-18. The ten tribes as less guilty than Judah are invited to repent and return. (2) Jer 3:19 to Jer 4:4. The invitation includes the whole nation, on a like condition.

Chs. Jer 3:19 to Jer 4:4. The invitation includes the whole nation, on a like condition

This section should follow immediately on Jer 3:5. See introd. note on Jer 3:6-18.

Consult other comments:

Jeremiah 4:1 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Jeremiah 4:1 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Jeremiah 4:1 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Jeremiah 4:1 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Jeremiah 4:1 - B.H. Carroll's An Interpretation of the English Bible

Jeremiah 4:1 - Through the Bible Commentary

Jeremiah 4:1 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Jeremiah 4:1 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Jeremiah 4:1 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Jeremiah 4:1 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Jeremiah 4:1 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Jeremiah 4:1 - Expositors Bible Commentary

Jeremiah 4:1 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Jeremiah 4:1 - Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Jeremiah 4:1 - Expositor's Dictionary of Text by Robertson

Jeremiah 4:1 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

Jeremiah 4:1 - Gaebelein's Annotated Bible (Commentary)

Jeremiah 4:1 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Jeremiah 4:1 - Geneva Bible Notes

Jeremiah 4:1 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Jeremiah 4:1 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Jeremiah 4:1 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Jeremiah 4:1 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Jeremiah 4:1 - Commentaries on the New Testament and Prophets

Jeremiah 4:1 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Jeremiah 4:1 - Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

Jeremiah 4:1 - William Kelly Major Works (New Testament)

Jeremiah 4:1 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Jeremiah 4:1 - A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Critical, Doctrinal, and Homiletical by Lange

Jeremiah 4:1 - An Exposition on the Whole Bible

Jeremiah 4:1 - The People's Bible by Joseph Parker

Jeremiah 4:1 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Jeremiah 4:1 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Jeremiah 4:1 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Jeremiah 4:1 - The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Jeremiah 4:1 - The Complete Pulpit Commentary

Jeremiah 4:1 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

Jeremiah 4:1 - The Sermon Bible

Jeremiah 4:1 - Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible

Jeremiah 4:1 - Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Jeremiah 4:1 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Jeremiah 4:1 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Jeremiah 4:1 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Jeremiah 4:1 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Jeremiah 4:1 - Combined Bible Commentary

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