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Jeremiah 9:1 Commentary - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Jer 9:1 . Cp. Jer 13:16 f. This is the climax of the prophet’s lamentation, and so to be disconnected from the section that follows.

Ch. Jer 9:2-26. Judah’s corruption described. Her consequent sufferings. The recognition of Jehovah alone secures the weal of any nation

The section may be subdivided as follows.

(i) Jer 9:2-9. The prophet yearns for any retreat, even of the most dreary type, if it will deliver him from the sights he must behold in the city, viz., mutual distrust, treachery, and falsehood, which vitiate even the closest kinship, and lead to rejection of Jehovah, who must punish all this wickedness. (ii) Jer 9:10-16. Disaster is set forth in detail. The land is laid waste. All vegetation and animate life have vanished. Jerusalem itself shall be sacked. Can the wise interpret this? It is because of idolatrous excesses. (iii) Jer 9:17-22. The professional mourning women are bidden to come, and words are given them in which to bewail the fallen nation. Death steals in like a thief. No place is exempt; while the young are cut off in the open. (iv) Jer 9:23-26 are foreign to the context. See notes.

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.

Consult other comments:

Jeremiah 9:1 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Jeremiah 9:1 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Jeremiah 9:1 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Jeremiah 9:1 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Jeremiah 9:1 - B.H. Carroll's An Interpretation of the English Bible

Jeremiah 9:1 - Through the Bible Commentary

Jeremiah 9:1 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Jeremiah 9:1 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Jeremiah 9:1 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Jeremiah 9:1 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Jeremiah 9:1 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Jeremiah 9:1 - Expositors Bible Commentary

Jeremiah 9:1 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Jeremiah 9:1 - Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Jeremiah 9:1 - Expositor's Dictionary of Text by Robertson

Jeremiah 9:1 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

Jeremiah 9:1 - Gaebelein's Annotated Bible (Commentary)

Jeremiah 9:1 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Jeremiah 9:1 - Geneva Bible Notes

Jeremiah 9:1 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Jeremiah 9:1 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Jeremiah 9:1 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Jeremiah 9:1 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Jeremiah 9:1 - Commentaries on the New Testament and Prophets

Jeremiah 9:1 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Jeremiah 9:1 - Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

Jeremiah 9:1 - William Kelly Major Works (New Testament)

Jeremiah 9:1 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Jeremiah 9:1 - A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Critical, Doctrinal, and Homiletical by Lange

Jeremiah 9:1 - An Exposition on the Whole Bible

Jeremiah 9:1 - Church Pulpit Commentary

Jeremiah 9:1 - The People's Bible by Joseph Parker

Jeremiah 9:1 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Jeremiah 9:1 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Jeremiah 9:1 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Jeremiah 9:1 - The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Jeremiah 9:1 - The Complete Pulpit Commentary

Jeremiah 9:1 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

Jeremiah 9:1 - The Sermon Bible

Jeremiah 9:1 - Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible

Jeremiah 9:1 - Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Jeremiah 9:1 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Jeremiah 9:1 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Jeremiah 9:1 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Jeremiah 9:1 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Jeremiah 9:1 - Combined Bible Commentary

The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges