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Verses of Jeremiah 8

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Jeremiah 8:4 Commentary - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

4. We have had (chs. Jer 7:29 to Jer 8:3) a kind of parenthesis, setting forth the nature of the coming punishment. Jeremiah now returns to the subject of the conduct which has procured it.

Chs. Jer 8:4 to Jer 9:1. Forecast of punishment as the result of sin

The section may be thus summarized.

(i) Jer 8:4-9. Human fortunes and conduct are as a rule liable to change, but Israel pursues a steady course of disobedience. Migratory birds obeying unerringly their instincts compare favourably with the men who have intellect to understand Jehovah’s teaching, yet falsify or ignore it. (ii) Jer 8:10-12. Even prophets and priests are covetous, insincere, foolishly optimistic, and unblushingly wicked. They must suffer the penalty. Their wives and lands shall be given to others. (iii) Jer 8:13-17. They are as a tree without fruit or leaf. It remains only in despair to take refuge within walls. The northern foes’ approach can be already heard. They devastate city and country alike. No charm can avert this serpent-like attack. (iv) Jer 8:18 to Jer 9:1. There sounds from afar the cry of dismay from those who have moved Jehovah to anger. The time for deliverance has gone by. Is there indeed no remedy? No, none. Would that my tears were as limitless as the calamity which calls them forth.

Verses of Jeremiah 8

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Consult other comments:

Jeremiah 8:4 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Jeremiah 8:4 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Jeremiah 8:4 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Jeremiah 8:4 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Jeremiah 8:4 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Jeremiah 8:4 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Jeremiah 8:4 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Jeremiah 8:4 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Jeremiah 8:4 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Jeremiah 8:4 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Jeremiah 8:4 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

Jeremiah 8:4 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Jeremiah 8:4 - Geneva Bible Notes

Jeremiah 8:4 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Jeremiah 8:4 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Jeremiah 8:4 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Jeremiah 8:4 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

Jeremiah 8:4 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Jeremiah 8:4 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Jeremiah 8:4 - Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

Jeremiah 8:4 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Jeremiah 8:4 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Jeremiah 8:4 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Jeremiah 8:4 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Jeremiah 8:4 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

Jeremiah 8:4 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Jeremiah 8:4 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Jeremiah 8:4 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Jeremiah 8:4 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Jeremiah 8:4 - Combined Bible Commentary

The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges